Date: 4/5/6th March 2016
The Tour of Portugal is a three day roadbook rally and Adventure Raid based in the heart of Portugal. The event is a clover leaf rally which means the riders end up back at the same 4 star hotel everyday, the Villa Pampilhosa.
Day one will consist of a prologue of approximately 80km to act as a warm up for the event and will include a short timed stage to determine the start order for the next day.
Days two and three will each be 200km plus days. The rally route will be 100% roadbook and the Adventure Raid will be a GPS (.gpx) route which will take an appropriate route for adventure bikes.
The scenery is stunning and the routes will be 90% offroad with the Rally route taking a more demanding route than the Adventure Raid. Those of you that have ridden in this region before know how beautiful and remote the area is and that this is a true adventure.
The GPS tracking system will be the same system as used on the Pikes Peak Rally earlier in the so some of you will be familiar with how this works and how simple the system is to fit to a bike. The roadbook is being prepared by Rui from Portugal Offroad and Mario Patrao (Portugese Dakar rider). All routes will be checked by Robert Hughes and the roadbook format will follow the FIM format as used in UK events to date. The Adventure Raid route will follow the rally route and miss the more technical and demanding sections.
Classes for riders
Rally Solo – single rider with roadbook
Rally Team – 2/3 team members riding together with roadbook
Adventure Raid Solo – single rider GPS route
Adventure Raid Team – 2/3 team members with GPS route
We have put together an all inclusive package so the only additional items are your flight and fun money.
All inclusive: Entry Fee, bike transport from UK, 4 star hotel (shared room – 4 nights) and breakfast and dinner. Airport transfer, GPS tracker hire and event insurance – £899.00 GBP
Entry and Hotel: As above but no bike transport – £470.00 GBP
Entry only: Entry fee, GPS Tracker Hire and Insurance – £285.00 GBP
(Single supplement for hotel is £70.00 GBP)
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