Ceará Paradise Tour

OffRoad Brazil - 5 Days Tour

4 Nights
5 Days
400 Kms
Hard
3 Riding days

Summary

Brazil is not just soccer, Carnival and samba! There is a lot more...

We will present you with a good variety of tracks. This tour takes you to another level in Brazil.

A five days tour with 3 long riding days returning each day to our base. This is definitely a very different way to know some of the beauties of this land.

 

You will experience

Desert beaches

Dunes

Lagoons crossing

Single Tracks

Sertões International Rally sections

Local knowledge

Typical Brazilian remote villages

Surfing with the bikes in the dunes

 

Day 0

Arrival to Fortaleza.
Transfer from  Airpor to Jericoacara, 300 kms in 4 hours.
19h00 Dinner
20h00 Briefing
21h00 Gear Setup

Day 1

Breakfast at 7h00 and start riding at 8h30.
The tour starts going east along the coast riding on the boundaries of Jericoacara Natural Park. After a few kilometers we`ll have our first dunes, allowing a nice bike surfing taking advantage of their curves and lines. After this we will be riding along the beach till we get to Cerrado. From there a lot of different tracks and small villages up to Blue Lagoon and Paraíso where we`ll have a very racing section through a flat sandy area.
Lunch will be served on the banks of Paraíso Lagoon at The Alchymist Beach Club where we can relax and practice Stand-up paddle or Kite surf.
After lunch we will be riding on some tracks quite similar to the ones you would find on Sertões International Rally. In this place you will be able to test the power of the bikes. Back to our head quarters riding along 15 kms of desert beaches. We will arrive around 16h and later on we will watch the sunset at the top of Jericoacoara biggest dune.
Dinner will be served in Jericoacoara Village.

Day 2

Breakfast at 7h00 and start riding at 8h30.
This will be the longest riding day with approximately 200 kms. The ride starts in completely desert beaches up to the small village of Guriú. Small boats will carry us and the bikes to cross Guriú Channel. Just after crossing the Guriú Channel the big dunes of Tatajuba are waiting for us. A lot of bike surfing mixed with vast desert areas leads our way to Camocim. After some undergrowth tracks we`ll arrive to Maceió Beach for lunch and small rest.
After lunch around Camocin we`ll visit some mini canyons and coco field crops and the biggest dunes around. On the way back some hard tracks to test your physical conditions.
Dinner will be served on our basecamp.

Day 3

Breakfast at 7h00 and start riding at 8h30.
We`ll start with some tight and twisty tracks similar to Rally race sections. Some small village crossings and ride along the desert banks of the existing big lagoons up to Tatjuba dunes. Then we reach to the Big Lake where the lunch will be ready and we'll have time for some rest.
After the lunch and on our way back to the base, we will find new dunes in new areas.
Dinner at the basecamp and time to watch some of the best videos and pictures of this great riding.

Departure day

Breakfast at 7h00
Transfer back to Fortaleza

The Bikes

KTM 350 EXC Fuel Injection

Fuel

Protection Gear

3rd party Insurance for the bikes

 

Accomodation and meals

4 Nights accommodation sharing twin room

4 Breakfasts

4 Dinners

3 Lunches

 

Tour Leader (on bike)

 

Do not forget

Medical insurance with repatriation (mandatory)
1000€ deposit for bike and gps damages
Driving licence (mandatory)
ID
Passport
Money for coffee breaks, personal expenses, alcohol

 

Clothing and other stuff

Lightweight thermal underwear the best option to use over your skin
Sports Socks
Swim wear
Camel Back with about 1.5 liters (OBLIGATORY)
Waterproof jacket

 

Medical stuff

Aspirins/paracetamol – some form of pain killer
Anti-inflammatory pills/cream
Lip salve – to avoid chapped lips
Plasters
Sun cream
Re-hydration powders.
Energy/glucose tablets

Reservation process

Reservations are made on HorizonAdventures website (www.horizonadventures.pt). Several extras can be added during the booking process, right after the selection of your tour. The optional extras will be displayed in several lines right below the booked tour. We strongly recommend all participants to plan the return flight on the day after the last riding day. For this reason, the last day’s dinner and accommodation is a pre-selected add on. If a participant need to catch the return flight on the same day, he’s free to remove this extra, before closing the bill.

When finalizing the booking the participant will be asked for a first deposit to reserve his bike. A 3,5% handling fee will be added to cover administrative costs.

As soon as we receive the first deposit, the place on the tour will be reserved. This payment is non-refundable in any case, but can be used if the customer wants to relocate to another tour, as long as it’s booked within 12 months after the initial tour date.

Once we receive confirmation of the bank transfer, we will send an email notification confirming your place on the tour. In this email you will find a link to be used to proceed with the second payment (the customer must enter the same importance as on the first deposit). This payment should take place no later than 60 days before the start of the tour.

The remaining payment is due at your arrival, before the start of the event.

Reservations are accepted only after the acceptance of the present Terms & Conditions, by ticking on the related check box.

Payments can be made by Paypal. Contact us for other methods of payment.

 

Important

This tour has a fixed price based in Brasilian Real. The price here referred is based on the exchange rate of the day when the tour dates were created.

As a result of some exchange rate changes, Horizon Adventures may ask for a price adjustment to accommodate a potential under-evaluation of the Brasilian Real.

 

Transfer IN / Transfer OUT

We can arrange the transfers from/to the Airport. We will try as much as possible to join more participants booked on the same tour. If you’re interested to share these transfers, please don’t forget to add it on your booking process.

The extra cost included on the Booking extras is calculated for a minimum of 4 persons. If the group to be transferred is less than 4 participants the cost will be higher, and balanced on your arrival (send us an email should you want more details on these over costs).

 

Cancellations

If a participant book a tour, but for some reason the payment has not been processed, or if only the first payment was done, but the second payment is overdue with less than 60 days prior to the event, HorizonAdventures will not secure the place on the tour, and reserves the right to cancel the reservation and open this place for other participants.

If a participant withdrawal occurs between 60 and 30 days before the start of the tour, HorizonAdventures will return 50% of the amount paid to date by the participant, except the first deposit, which is non-refundable.

If the withdrawal takes place less than 30 days prior to the beginning of the tour, HorizonAdventures will not return any payment to the customer.

HorizonAdventures reserves the right, at any time, to cancel, change the itinerary or interrupt a tour when, for any reason, the safety or comfort of the participants are not guaranteed in countries or regions visited on the tour, including force majeure as riots, floods, earthquakes, etc.

If HorizonAdventures defeat the realization of the tour, all participants will be reimbursed in full amount they have paid.

Specifically on tours “The Big Lake” and “Atlantic Odyssey”, HorizonAdventures reserves the right to change the itinerary of the tour if 30 days prior to the starting date, there are less than 4 riders confirmed. In such case “Atlantic Odyssey” will be replaced by a 3 days tour + 2 days loop, and the “The Big Lake Tour” will be replaced by a 2 days tour + 2 days loop. A loop is when the start & end of the day stage takes place in the same location (in this case Évora). In such case 3 options are available:
1. Accept the itinerary changes,
2. Relocate to the next tour,
3. Quit the participation and get reimbursed on the full amount paid (if the change becomes reality).
In any case, if till the last minute the minimum of 4 riders is achieved, HorizonAdventures will come back to the initial itinerary as described on the website.

 

Bikes

The bikes included in the tour package are limited to be used exclusively in the scope and course of the tour. It doesn’t include and will not be allowed to use the bike outside the described route, or particular uses on rest days and / or at the end of daily stages.

In some HorizonAdventures tours a spare bike is carried. This bike will be used free of charge if there is a mechanical breakdown. During the tour HorizonAdventures is not obligated to replace a damaged bike due to fall or accident.

Before beginning the tour, the client agrees to pay a deposit of ONE THOUSAND EUROS, to cover any damages caused on the bike, during the event. This amount will be returned in full provided that no damage has occurred.

A final check will be done in the presence of the participant to evaluate any possible damages. If for whatever reason it is not possible to check the bikes at the end of the tour (eg: Urgency to catch return flight), HorizonAdventures will have up to 7 days to advise the participant of those damages, which the participant accept to be charged.

Wheelies are not allowed - If damage is caused as the result of doing a wheelie the client will be responsible for the cost of all damages, independently of the deposit to cover damages.

 

Safety

The personal and group security is a priority for HorizonAdventures.

The client must hold a full motorbike driving license which must be brought on the tour, and has made known of any endorsements or restrictions made to it by the licensing authorities.

The irresponsibly use of the bike, disregarding the rules of transit or the tour, will not be tolerated and cause the immediate suspension of the pilot, and the bike will be locked.

In the event of an accident involving a third party, in which the participant (driver) is found guilty, in particular for infringing the traffic rules, the participant's responsibility will be the total replacement of the damage caused on the bike, regardless of the initial deposit

All fines, judicial costs, etc., derived from any form of traffic infraction or other, caused by the client during the tour, will be payable by the client.

For all intents and purposes, the client is aware of the current legislation in Portugal and therefore assure, under Article 40, paragraph 2 of Law 5/2007, from January 16th, approving the Basic Law of Physical Activity and Sport, that does not have any contraindications to the practice of various sporting activities, which will be taking place.

The client declare that he has taken note of the program, including the fact that he will mainly engage in driving motorcycles and all risks associated with the practice of this sport, taking any and all liabilities arising from acts performed by him of which result in damages to HorizonAdventures, or others, and accept to be obliged to pay compensation to the affected parties at the precise extent of this damage.

If the client leaves the tour voluntarily before completion of the tour, or is required to do so by HorizonAdventures, (on the grounds that the client’s presence is detrimental to the safety or well-being of the tour or any one person on the tour), then all liability that HorizonAdventures may bear to that client (namely the event insurance) will cease immediately. HorizonAdventures will have no responsibility for repatriation of the participant, or any other expenses which may arise out of such an event.

 

Insurance Policy

HorizonAdventures has contracted for all its activities a Liability Insurance, mandatory for all Touristic Animation Agents, according to article 27 of Decree-Law No. 108/2009 of May, 15th amended by the Decree-Law No. 95/2013 of July, 19th.

The motorbikes of HorizonAdventures are covered by a Liability Insurance (civil responsibility third party).

HorizonAdventures has a Personal Accident Insurance to cover his clients on any tour. The client is aware of the conditions of the Personal Accident Insurance, inherent to the tour, in particular the conditions and the coverage, according to article 27 of Decree-Law No. 108/2009 of May, 15th assuming responsibility for any damage not covered by its Policy, as well as any expenses that exceed the coverages of that policy, or any disease / pernicious situation that may occur.

Additionally, each participant must book in his country of residence a travel insurance including health care with repatriation to his own country, to be used in the event of an accident or medical emergency. This insurance must explicitly not exclude the bike as means of transport, and has to be valid in all countries included on the tour. The client acknowledges that this specific risk coverage is his solely responsibility.

Room distribution

All tour prices are based on a twin room sharing.

The Single room supplement can be added on the booking process (extra cost). There is a limited number of single rooms which will be confirmed on a first come, first serve basis. If you are traveling alone but wish to share a twin room, HorizonAdventures will try to find you a roommate in the same situation.

If HorizonAdventures is unable to find a roommate, the last participant to book the tour will have to be charged for single room supplement.

 

Rules during the tour

In the initial briefing, some basic rules will be communicated to the group. Failure to follow these rules or any other staff indication that could compromise the security of any member of the group will result in immediate suspension of the participant.
GENERAL RULES:
- Do not surpass the Tour Leader;
- Do not leave the GPS track;
- Respect traffic regulations and local speed limits;
- Do not consume alcoholic beverages during riding hours;
- Meet the timetables set out in the daily briefing;
- Comply with the directions and decisions of the Tour Leader.

 

Tour Changes

Tours are operated on a seasonal basis. If variations in weather conditions that may result in damaged / dangerous road conditions, HorizonAdventures may change the tour itinerary and accommodations. In such case, the route will be adjusted and alternative hotels & restaurants will be used.

 

Required documents

Valid passport with expiration date higher than 6 months after the end of the tour.

Driving license is mandatory for all tours.

Credit card for online pre-payment authorizations (eg: deposit for bike damages).

Travel insurance including health care and repatriation to the country of residence.

 

Photo and video material

Photos and videos produced by HorizonAdventures in any tour are property of HorizonAdventures. The copyright is owned by HorizonAdventures.

With the acceptance of these terms and conditions, HorizonAdventures is authorized to use all this material for advertising and marketing purposes, including images of tours where participants can be recognized. Participants aren’t entitled to any claim against HorizonAdventures due to the use of these materials.

 

Final considerations

The client will comply strictly with the laws and customs of all countries visited, whether in respect of health, immigration, exchange control, drugs or any other matter.

Any discrepancy that may arise between the client and HorizonAdventures will be dealt with under the jurisdiction of the Company's home country - Portugal.

Read carefully the conditions described above and clarify all of your doubts.

To complete the booking process the client must agree and accept all these terms and conditions by ticking on the related checkbox.