Horizon Adventures started after several TransAlenTTejo experimental events between friends.
The first edition was in June 2009, and it was (at that time) the first ever motorcycle event with GPS navigation in Portugal.
This event is by definition the "Bring your bike" event, therefore the number of participants is usually higher than the other tours in our calendar.
Obviously we have our fleet of KTM 450 EXC model 2016 and 2017 in perfect condition. If you prefer to fly & ride, that's the best option.
This time we'll have 4 days off-road, in a total of 800 kms in the south part of Alentejo and Algarve.
In order to push ladies to attend, we have a very special price for the women category. Please send e-mail to know what is the best offer for you ladies :-)
The registrations open on August 1st, and are limited to 35 participants.
The prices mentioned below are 1st phase registration prices, and are valid till September, 15th . Get your place at the best rate !
Registrations end on October, 10th.
Transport of your bike:
Get in contact with us for transportation of your bike from the UK.
Note 1: The use of GPS is mandatory for all participants. If you don't have one, we can rent you a Garmin Montana 610.
Note 2: Mechanical pack is optional and available only for the first 15 requests.
Note 3: All bikes have to be fully legal, including documentation, insurance valid in Portugal, as well as plate, lights, etc.
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Day 0 .: Wed, October, 17th :. Check In
Arrival at the Hotel during the afternoon.
Motorbikes out of the trailers and last minute fine tuning. Time to scrutineering and load the GPS tracks.
As many participants only get the later on, the dinner on the arrival day is not included. Who ever is there at dinner time may join for a privately arranged dinner between participants.
Briefing at the restaurant at 22h30.
Day 1 .: Thu, October, 18th :. Grândola - Monchique (206 km)
We'll start the day in the very technical tracks of Grândola mountain range, heading South.
After Santiago do Cacém, we'll find sandy pistes with great grip till Milfontes where we'll have lunch with views to the Atlantic Ocean.
In the afternoon, it's time to enjoy some twisty tracks in a very beautiful landscape. At the end of the day it will get really technical at the Monchique mountain range.
Stop at Foia for a panoramic picture, just 7 km from refueling, already very close to the hotel where we'll be staying.
Dinner at the Hotel.
Day 2 .: Fri, October, 19th :. Monchique - Alcoutim (196 km)
Very technical morning at Monchique mountain range, using superb tracks between Odelouca Dam and Funcho Dam.
Some steep hill climbs (optional) for those who are looking for more adrenaline, very close to Cortelha where we stop for lunch.
In the afternoon, more of the same, enjoying the wonderful endless curves of Algarve mountain ranges, in a complete new track towards Alcoutim.
Dinner in typical restaurant near the hotel.
Day 3 .: Sat, October, 20th :. Alcoutim - Moura (204 km)
The first km are a dream landscape, alongside the Guadiana river. Then we head inland in twisty tracks at the beginning and more opened afterwards.
The Alentejo plains will be noticed as we approach Entradas where we'll have lunch.
In the afternoon, we'll use fast and undulated pistes through the Alentejo wineyards, before reaching Moura and the typical Hotel where we'll stay.
Dinner in typical restaurant near the hotel.
Day 4 .: Sun, October, 21st :. Moura - Grândola (174 km)
Start of the last day heading the wall of Alqueva Dam.
After Alqueva village, we'll head West on undulated pistes of great riding till Santana. Pass through Vila Alva and Vila Ruiva before lunch at Alvito.
In the afternoon we'll use some sandy pistes close to Rio Sado and Ribeira de Odivelas, already close to Grândola where we'll finalize another memorable adventure.
Accomodation and meals
4 Nights in twin share accomodation at Hotels or Country Houses.
Back up assistance
Support vehicle to carry the luggage
Tour Leader on bike
Mechanical pack (we take care of your bike after the daily stages)
Personalized jerseys and/or T-Shirt
KTM 450 EXC equipped with a GPS Garmin Montana
Third party insurance
Dinner on the arrival day
Don't forget to bring with you
Credit card to swipe a pre-authorization of 1.000€ for bike damages (only for those renting a bike from us)
Driving license (mandatory)
Pocket money for personal expenses
Note: for guaranteed comfort, we always recommend you bring your own. Anyway, we can also supply gear, with the exception of Enduro waterproof jacket.
Clothing and other stuff
Lightweight thermal underwear the best option to use over your skin
Camel Back with about 1.5 litres
Aspirins/paracetamol – some form of pain killer
Lip salve – to avoid chapped lips
Transfers to and from Lisbon Airport
We can manage with other riders to reduce costs. Starting in 35€/person (each way) for groups with more than 3 people.
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. A 3,5% handling fee will be added to cover administrative costs.
As soon as we receive the first deposit, your 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. Horizon Adventures may keep part of the first deposit in case of late withdrawals and costs that we may have to take.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The personal and group security is a priority for HorizonAdventures.
Horizon Adventures has a contract with the world's biggest rescue company, with a wide medical care coverage around the globe. If a severe accident occur we will put your safety first and therefore we will activate this rescue service. If the Rescue Service is activated, independently of the severity of the injury (that might only be confirmed later at the medical care facilities), Horizon Adventures may be asked to support extra costs outside the rescue insurance we have contracted. In such cases, Horizon Adventures will charge the customer for such costs, as they derive from the accident which the customer accept to be is solely responsibility.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Customer cancelation or no show
If a customer withdraw from a tour already booked with total or partial payments already done, Horizon Adventures will keep a credit with this customer to be used during the following 12 months after the tour date. This credit will be kept without any penalties if Horizon Adventures is notified at least with 1 month anticipation from the tour start date. Shorter term notifications will impact on penalties that will be deducted on the amounts previously paid. The credit with the customer is calculated based on the formula CREDIT = PAYMENTS - PENALTIES, and is valid for 12 months. The penalties are applied on the sum of payments previously done for the mentioned tour, on the following basis: less than 4 weeks notification 10% penalty; less than 3 weeks notification 20% penalty; less than 2 weeks notification 30% penalty; less than 1 week notification 40% penalty; No Show without any notification to Horizon Adventures 50% penalty.
- 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.
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.
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