• Tour of Portugal

TOUR OF PORTUGAL RALLY 2019

1 / 2 / 3 November 2019

3 days | 100% Roadbook | 0ver 750kms
Rally Pro Class | Rally Sport Class | Adventure Cannonball

Join us for the adventure of a life time on never ending trails in an awesome setting right in the heart of Portugal.

100% roadbook
The Tour of Portugal is a 3 day, 100% roadbook navigation rally. You can enter in the Pro Class or the Sport Class – both classes this year are all roadbook.

Three full days riding for 2019
For 2019 we have added even more mileage with a bigger first day and day three will be a full 250km day, so you get three full days and also the terrain is going to be a bit trickier in places which we know will suit the rally riders.

More technical for Rally Pro Class
The Rally Pro class for 2019 will have additional technical sections to the course that have a much more challenging aspect for the riders. The Rally Sports Class route will consist of a shorter day, which by-passes the tougher sections. The Sport Class route will be slightly shorter course each day.

Fantastic accommodation for the rally
We have put together a fantastic three full days riding in the best terrain in the world to ride an off road bike with 4 star luxury accommodation and outstanding cuisine.

This event has the best of everything – join us in 2019 for the rally ride of a lifetime.


 

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RIGHT IN THE HEART OF PORTUGAL

The Tour of Portugal and the Adventure Tour of Portugal are both based in the town of Pampilhosa da Serra in the central region of Portugal. The event HQ is based at the hotel, which means the competitors arrive back at the hotel every evening and the bivouac is always at the hotel making support and maintenance much simpler.

There is a private service area with CCTV in the hotel car park.

FOUR STAR LUXURY FOR OUR PORTUGAL EVENTS

The venue for our events in Portugal is the superb Villa Pampilhosa Hotel, a true 4 star hotel which was first opened in 2012. The hotel has luxurious, modern contemporary rooms, a spa complex with an indoor pool and boasts WiFi throughout the hotel.

The area is blessed by nature and renown for its hospitality and traditions.

The hotels own restaurant, O’ Burke, is a gastronomic delight serving meals that are quite simply exquisite.

The Villa Pampilhosa Hotel is the HQ for our events. The hotel staff have been very enthusiastic to have the Tour of Portugal Rally and the Adventure Tour of Portugal come to their hotel for 2016 & 2017, with the Major of Pampilhosa da Serra giving us his personal approval and support for the events.

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THE COURSE

For 2019 the course will consist of a varied terrain, including gravel based tracks of varying degrees of difficulty mixed with some more demanding single track and complex navigation. 85% – 90% of the course will be off road.

Day one: 250km day with multiple stages

Day 2: 300km day with multiple stages

Day 3: 250km day with multiple stages

For the Pro Rally Class there will be additional loops with more challenging terrain and tougher navigation via roadbook and a small degree of CAP navigation.

This is true rally bike terrain with long tracks and good navigation being key to the event. The course will have secret check points en route and these will be verified by GPS tracking so accurate navigation is vital.

The course will be 100% rideable with no “Show stoppers” for all classes.

For 2019, we have capacity for 60 riders, and absolutely no more, for the event. We have had over 50 riders in previous years !!

CLASSES FOR RIDERS

Rally Pro Class – 100% roadbook with timed sections
Essential equipment: Roadbook holder and accurate trip / CAP
Good to have: GPS to enable navigation back to Rally HQ if lost.

This class will have longer days with more kilometres and also sections of harder terrain just to add to the challenge.

Fuel range will be a maximum refuelling distance of 90 kilometres – so normal capacity enduro bikes with roadbook equipment will be able to do the event.

Rally Sport Class – 100% roadbook with timed sections
Essential equipment: Roadbook holder and accurate trip
Good to have: GPS to enable navigation back to Rally HQ if lost.

Same as the pro class except some of the final technical stages are missed out.

Fuel range will be a maximum refuelling distance of 90 kilometres – so normal capacity enduro bikes with roadbook equipment will be able to do the event.

Adventure Roadbook Class – 100% roadbook, no timed sections
Manual roadbook holder supplied by organisation team to hold “Adventure Cannonball” style roadbook
Need a smart phone to act as ICO / Trip
Same route as Rally Sport Class
Good to have: GPS to enable navigation back to Rally HQ if lost.

No requirement for an International Licence or Medical.

Entry Fee 

The prices for 2019 have been held at 2018 prices!

All inclusive: Entry Fee, bike transport from UK, 4 star hotel and breakfast (shared room – 4 nights, 3 dinners). Airport transfer, GPS tracker hire and event insurance – £1100.00* GBP (£1200.00 after 31st December 2018)

Entry and Hotel: As above but no bike transport – £849.00* GBP (£949.00 after 31st December 2018)

Entry only: Entry fee, GPS Tracker Hire and Insurance – £649.00* GBP (£749.00 after 31st December 2018)

Single supplement for hotel is an additional £175.00 GBP

Additional non-competitors staying at hotel and sharing a room with a competitor, includes breakfast and evening meal and use of all facilities – £255 each