The PORTUGUESE ROADBOOK SERIES 2017 is a roadbook navigation trophy with 4 events running from February to November 2017.
These Series are organized under the "Federação Motociclismo de Portugal (FMP)" and the clubs selected by FMP, with the support of R3 Roadbook Rally Raid organizations.
The event dates and locations will be:
03 - 05 February :: Santiago do Cacém (2 stages)
28 April - 01 May :: Fafe (3 stages)
15 - 17 September :: Mação (2 stages)
10 - 12 November :: Faro (2 stages)
Based on the FIM and FIA model and respecting all roadbook navigation principals used in the World Championship and Rally Dakar, R3 aims to be a reference of quality and precision that allows all participants an authentic roadbook navigation experience.
Open to bikes, quads, utv and rallyraid cars, the R3 is suitable for everyone, from the most experienced riders (who wants to practice for an official race) to the beginners (aiming to be challenged on roadbook navigation).
FMP Roadbook Navigation Trophy
There are 2 different categories you can register in (both run exactly the same itinerary):
:: PRO - designed for the most experience riders, it includes timed sections. The final result is your time + speed penalties + missed track section penalties.
:: HOBBIE - designed for those wanting to learn how to navigate, the results are based on distance (meaning navigation errors) + speed penalties + missed tracks section penalties.
Each event will have a separate classification counting for the 2017 Final Results.
The PRO category will have a designated TROPHY Winner.
The HOBBIE category will have a designated CHALLENGE Winner.
There will be a separate classification for participants with more than 45 years old - VETERANS.
For more information about the rules please contact us.
HORIZON ADVENTURES will be present in the 4 events of the PORTUGUESE ROADBOOK SERIES 2017 with our fleet of 2016 KTM 450 EXC fully equipped with a Navigation Tower from F2R and ICO.
Our base package starts with the Motorbike + navigation tower. During the Booking process you can add other services for us to take care, making your life easier.
We have 8 bikes available for each event. Get your place in each event by clicking Book Now for the event you want to participate.
Check in at the Hotel.
18:00 Admistrative checks hall opening
22:00 Briefing stage 1
23:59 Close of admistrative checks hall and Parc Ferme
Saturday – 1st stage: aprox. 250 kms
07:15 Parc Ferme opening
08:00 Start SS1 for the first bike
17:30 Arrival check point closes
18:00 Results SS1
19:00 Briefing stage 2 and dinner
Sunday – 2nd stage: aprox. 150 kms
07:15 Parc Ferme opening
08:00 Start SS2 for the first bike
14:00 Arrival check point closes
14:30 Lunch, final results and awards ceremony
The 2nd event (Fafe) will have 3 stages (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) using the blank holiday of May, 1st.
This means that Sunday stage will be a full day stage with around 250 km, and the last stage, on Monday (May,1st), will be a shorter stage of around 150 km.
1) Fly & Ride
Don’t worry about a thing ! Book your flight and let us take care of everything for you.
This package includes a KTM 450 EXC ’16 fully equipped with a Navigation Tower from F2R / ICO / GPS Garmin Montana + Accommodation (sharing a twin room) + Friday dinner + Lunch Pack + Light Support *
Price: 840€ (2 days) / 1.120€ (3 days)
2) Bring your Enduro Bike
This package was designed for those that prefer to ride their own bike, but … don’t have any navigation instruments.
Bring your Enduro bike and we will add the necessary instruments, transforming your bike into a rally bike. This package includes the same items as the Pack “Fly & Ride” (except the bike).
Please make sure you have at least a power cable from the battery with a super seal end (female).
Price: 490€ (2 days) / 595€ (3 days)
On the booking process this pack is treated as a downgrade from the "Fly & Ride" pack, therefore, after your click on Book Now, please select "Apply Promo or Voucher" and insert the voucher code: DownEndBike2d. (for the 2nd event in Fafe please use the code DownEndBike3d)
3) Bring your Rally Bike
This package was prepared for those bringing their own Rally bike. This package includes the same items as the Pack “Bring your Enduro Bike” (except the navigation instruments).
Price: 175€ (2 days) / 250€ (3 days)
On the booking process this pack is treated as a downgrade from the "Fly & Ride" pack, therefore, after your click on Book Now, please select "Apply Promo or Voucher" and insert the voucher code: DownRallyBike2d. (for the 2nd event in Fafe please use the code DownRallyBike3d)
4) Light Support ONLY
This pack is for those who bring their bike, and take care of all the pre-event preparation on their own (Hotels, Meals, Fuel, Event Registration).
The ONLY support provided under this pack is the Lunch pack on the daily stages and the Light Support *
Price: 75€ (2 days) / 120€ (3 days)
On the booking process this pack is treated as a downgrade from the "Fly & Ride" pack, therefore, after your click on Book Now, please select "Apply Promo or Voucher" and insert the voucher code: DownSupport2d. (for the 2nd event in Fafe please use the code DownSupport3d)
* Light Support
We are NOT providing Rally Support on a competition event. This means you can’t except someone to follow you wherever you go, to assist you whenever you need. That’s definately NOT the case. Light Support means our Van will be on every CP carrying spaires for our rented bikes (and your spaires if you bring them), all necessary tools to perform end of day maintenance or any repair during the stage (on best effort).
You can expect us to carry your bike in case of crash or mechanical damage + end of day light support (lube chain, check oil and water levels, check nav instruments, clear air filter). Repairs during the day are not included (as we might be assisting another rider), but on a best effort we will do everything we can to assist you and your bike during the daily stages.
(add the extras during booking process if you want us to take care of everything)
- Registration* in the event (Hobbie or Pro category)
- Personalized jersey (name and number in the back)
- Single room supplement
- Gear rental
*Registration in the event include:
- All meals (breakfast, all dinners except Friday, final lunch)
- Roadbooks in roll or notebook A5
- FMP insurance for the Hobby category
Until 3 weeks before the event date - SPECIAL PRICE
HOBBIE - 140 € (2 days) / 190 € (3 days)
PRO - 190 € (2 days) / 250 € (3 days)
Visitor (with meals, without insurance) - 30 € (2 days) / 40 € (3 days)
From 3 weeks to 1 week before the event date
HOBBIE - 160 € (2 days) / 210 € (3 days)
PRO - 210 € (2 days) / 270 € (3 days)
Visitor (with meals, without insurance) - 50 € (2 days) / 60 € (3 days)
Last week before the event date no more registrations can be guaranteed. When possible, they will be increased by 20%.
Do Not forget
Personal accident insurance with repatriation (compulsory)
Credit card to guarantee security deposit of € 1000 (only if you're renting one of our bikes)
Driving license (required)
Personal identification document
Money for personal expenses
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.
When finalizing the booking the total amount of your bill will be transfered to a PayPal payment process. A 3,5% handling fee will be added to cover administrative costs.
As soon as we receive the payment, 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 on 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.
Reservations are accepted only after the acceptance of the present Terms & Conditions, by ticking on the related check box.
Payments are be made by Paypal. Contact us for other methods of payment.
If a participant book a tour, but for some reason the payment has not been processed, HorizonAdventures will not secure the place on the tour, and reserves the right to cancel the reservation and open this place for other participants.
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 personal and group security is a priority for HorizonAdventures.
The client must hold a 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.
Disregarding the rules of transit or the tour, will not be tolerated and cause the immediate suspension of the tour.
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, 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.
HorizonAdventures has also another Liability Insurance mandatory for all Tourist and Travel Agencies, according to article 35 of Decree-Law No. 61/2011 of May, 6th amended by the Decree-Law No. 199/2012 of August, 24th.
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 all terrain expeditions using rallyraid vehicles 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.
- Respect traffic regulations and local speed limits;
- Do not consume alcoholic beverages during riding hours;
- Meet the timetables set out in the daily briefing;
- 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 GPS 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.