21/01/2018 at 4:51 pm #73016
1) Will i need additional rally insurance for the Tour?
2) Which airport do we fly to?21/01/2018 at 4:56 pm #73019
Additional rally insurance is only required if you want to have a repatriation type medical insurance.
Best airport is Porto – about 2.15 minutes drive or Lisbon which is about 2 and a half hours drive.
RallyMoto | All Terrain Rally Challenge | RallyMoto Challenge | Tour of Portugal17/02/2018 at 8:55 am #73293
Hi, does anyone want to team up for travel to the tour of Portugal ? Possibly hire a car at Porto ?
Even though I live in Gloucestershire I went from Stanstead last year as the flight times are good to Porto on the Thursday and Monday. I am about to book but am open to suggestions ref the airport. If you are interested please give me a call on 07714 662253.
Cheers, Mike Wells.17/02/2018 at 9:06 am #73294
Hi, ref holiday insurance for Portugal. Last year I used a company called holiday safe. A single trip policy covering the rally and any major problems cost me £70. It was called HS MC premier single trip, with Activity pack 6. Tel – 0203 829 6765. Hope this helps, Mike Wells.18/02/2018 at 10:15 pm #73296
Thanks for that info, it looks good. With regard to the flights i would like some advice on time schedules ie what time do most people arrive and leave venue.
Duncan 07712 14047719/02/2018 at 12:35 pm #73298
Sadly i can’t make the ToP this year but by way of a guide last year i flew into Lisbon and had the choice of getting up stupidly early in the UK or arriving late in Pampilhosa.
I went for the latter so took the flight from Luton to Lisbon, arrived mid afternoon hired a car that took forever to sort out and drove up to the Hotel arriving in time for dinner and the rider briefing. My bike was already unloaded and waiting for me in the hotel garage
So I still had time to sort out the bike for the next day but in hindsight having the afternoon to sort it would have been nice (more time for chilling in the bar in the evening).
Bikes were loaded up on the truck after you had finished on Sunday and before dinner and the prize giving
My flight home was at stupid O’clock on Monday morning but the same applied to most of those flying out of Porto too.
Regarding the drive from either Porto or Lisbon, the first part is fine as its on the (toll) motorway but the later part is on twisty mountain roads, so do take a bit of extra time to drive and are “interesting” in the dark 🙂
Bike prep shouldn’t take too long either as there is no scrutineering, you are trusted to turn up with you bike in a safe and road worthy condition. You’ll need to stick on your race number and fit the GPS tracker in a suitable place so will need a permanent power feed and earth running to the front of the bike, zip ties are fine for actually mounting the tracker.
19/02/2018 at 8:23 pm #73303
Great, thanks for the info. See you at brechfa if you are there.
Duncan19/02/2018 at 11:40 pm #73304
Hi, there is a flight from stanstead to Porto that leaves at 09:25, arriving midday. Last year we hired a car and drove just over 2 hours arriving at the hotel at about 16:00. Just right to sort out bike and kit and head for evening meal.
Flights back on the Monday from Porto to stanstead are either about midday or 18:00. Last year we opted for the later one so we could go out trail riding on the Monday morning until lunch time, then drove to Porto for the later flight. It worked out well.
Duncan……if you want to know any more give me a shout on 07714 662253.
I’ve not booked my flights yet, just waiting to see what other people are doing.
Cheers Mike Wells.
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