The partnership between Portugal Offroad and RallyMoto goes back to 2012, at a bike show in Coventry.
Rui Matias had travelled to the UK to promote his roadbook training tours, and as fate had it, was positioned in the stand besides Burt’s. They got chatting and the rest is history!
“2012, my first international show in Coventry, Dirt Bike Show. I arrived with my bike with the roadbook holder. There was a guy who appeared and said “You do tours? In Portugal? With roadbooks? We need to talk.” And it starts eleven years ago this partnership between RallyMoto and Portugal Offroad, and we’re still here!”
Making a Comeback.
40 riders – 2 classes – 3 days
over 700km of some of the most enjoyable dirt tracks on offer in all of Europe.
“Portugal is incredibly beautiful. Fantastic riding, endless riding! The event itself has been absolutely amazing. I’ve ridden stuff I’ve never dreamt that I’d be riding, and the organisation has been absolutely fantastic, couldn’t have asked for better.”-Rob Greaves
Another long and challenging day that offered up more stunning scenery as it weaved along the shoreline and high up above the Albufeira da Barragem de Santa Luzia. Rally class riders were served up the most technical challenge of the event, about 20km out of the last section of offroad, but yet again with several marshals on point to offer assistance, all riders made it up the very steep and loose climb and were awarded with possibly one of the best (of very many) stunning views of the event.
Special mention goes to Rally Class winner Flynn Dennison, who has not long had his full bike license, but is obviously destined for big things in the rally scene.
Congratulations to Rob Gawthorpe, the happiest Yorkshireman on a bike, who’s determination to progress with his roadbooking and riding skills is paying off handsomely.
1st- Flynn Denninson
2nd – George Denninson
3rd – Jon Sheppey
1st – Rob Gawthorpe
2nd – John Pollard
3rd – Alan Hall
“We’ve had fires, we’ve had covid, and we’ve brought it back. Thanks for supporting us, thanks for being RallyMoto members, and thank you for bringing the Tour of Portugal back to life.”
RallyMoto returns to Portugal in October for a brand new event (stay tuned), but most importantly the Tour of Portugal is back as an annual event.
This is Adventure Rallying.
This is what RallyMoto is all about!
3 – 2 – 1 – GOOOOO!