Steve and Debbie have been together since their teens and have been living in Portugal for the past 10 years owning and running the Paintshop Hostel and Bar. They have been dreaming about starting Intrepid  Trails for the last few years and have finally managed to put that dream into reality! Steve has spent the last 10 years riding and racing the trails with his late father  Keith, and many friends, and can’t wait for the opportunity to share them with you!

Figueira da Foz offers such a diversity of trails that the Spanish bike tours can’t offer!! We are also open in August as the weather is still cool enough to ride, unlike the mountains in the south of Spain. We wanted to take the best bits from other motorcycle tours and make a new exciting venture that focuses on fun, driven by passion, not by money.


Steve Hughes (aka Cubey)

Steve is an x-moto x and enduro racer. Bikes have taken him all around the world, including Africa and the Baja Strip. Love of Moto GP, WSB, Moto X, Super X and Enduro. Other loves include Superbock and having a crack whilst braaaaping!

Debbie Hughes (aka Ercovemonster)

Steve’s wife and she has had to endure his love of bikes and mad ways for coming on to 30 years.  A biker herself, and Steve’s co-rider on most of his adventures, Debbie will be waiting for you with a cold beer after a hard day’s ride.

Andy Smith (aka Billy Bob)

Steve’s sidekick since they met in 2008 whilst travelling the Moto GP circuit.  A motorcycle nut himself, his favourite motto is “We ride together, we die together, bad boys for life!”

Stu Newsome (aka Sloth)

Stu (or half-man half-mattress) has been Steve’s old school friend for years! When Stu is awake, and not drinking or smoking, he is the main IT man and Preps the bikes. If required he will be on the trails with us as a back-up rider!!

Skyla Hughes (aka Babba)

Now 8yrs of age with years of riding her PW-50 under her belt, Skyla loves anything on 2-wheels and has most recently taken up BMX riding.

Harley Valentino Hughes

The newest member of the Intrepid crew at just 4yrs of age he’s living up to his name with his passion for motorbikes and love of off-road riding!!


Our border collie dog is always on hand to steel your spanner or eat a nut & bolt whilst we’re working on the bikes.  But be warned, she is known to chase after you when leaving basecamp….watch your pants dudes!