In 2019, in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary, we decided to launch TransAlenTTejo Rally !
The response from the participants was very positive, and therefore we will repeat in 2020 a 3 days event with Roadbook Navigation.
For those who prefer to navigate with GPS you can still do it in the Raid category.
In 2020 all the participants (independently of category or class) will have 1 transponder, that will enable real time monitoring of your navigation skills, and publish a ranking of the best by category and class.
Based in Évora (World Heritage by UNESCO) just 1h15 drive from Lisbon, the Rally will consist of 3 riding loop days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and more than 500 km of Road book navigation.
This is an all inclusive event, including all accommodation and meals, starting with the accommodation on the eve of the 1st stage, till the moment you cross the checkered flag on the 3rd day.
It will be a non-competitive rally, meaning no timed sections. There will be a classification based on your navigation accuracy, therefore the winner will be the one with less navigation errors (measured in distance).
The event will follow FIM terminology and rules, and will be supported by R3 organization and software to control the riders progress, using Anube transponders.
Penalties will be applied as per the Hobbie Class on R3, with some slight differences to be announced closer to the event.
There are 2 different categories you can register in:
- RALLY - designed for those who want to find the way based on a roadbook
- RAID - designed for those who prefer to follow the track on a GPS (starting time 1h30 after Rally Class riders)
On each category you can choose 3 different classes, depending on your vehicle:
- Dirt and Rally Bikes
- Adventure Bikes
The itinerary will have 2 options:
a) Medium High level - with 95% off-road, including some tough challenges and 200 km/day.
b) Easy level - with 60% of easy off-road, no major difficulties and 150 km/day is designed for the Adventure Bike riders who want to live from the inside the adventure of a Rally.
Check in at the Hotel.
18:00 Admistrative checks hall opening
22:00 Briefing stage 1
23:59 Close of administrative checks hall and Parc Ferme
Friday - 1st stage: aprox. 200 km (or 150 km for easy level itinerary)
07:50 Parc Ferme opening
08:00 Start SS1 for the first bike on RALLY category
08:30 Start SS1 for the first bike on RAID category
17:30 Arrival check point closes
19:00 Results SS1
20:00 Briefing stage 2 and dinner
Saturday - 2nd stage: aprox. 200 km (or 150 km for easy level itinerary)
07:50 Parc Ferme opening
08:00 Start SS2 for the first bike on RALLY category
08:30 Start SS2 for the first bike on RAID category
17:30 Arrival check point closes
19:00 Results SS2
20:00 Briefing stage 3 and dinner
Sunday - 3rd stage: aprox. 120 km (or 80 km for easy level itinerary)
08:20 Parc Ferme opening
08:30 Start SS3 for the first bike on RALLY category
09:00 Start SS3 for the first bike on RAID category
14:00 Arrival check point closes
14:30 Lunch, final results and awards ceremony
Rally and Raid Categories
Accomodation and meals
- 3 Nights in twin share accommodation at our Hotel base in Évora
- 3 Breakfasts
- 3 Lunches
- 2 Dinners
Rally Category (roadbook navigation)
- Roadbook in paper roll for the 3 stages
- Anube Transponders
- Permanent control of your progress on the event
- Classification based on navigation accuracy (measured in distance)
Raid Category (GPS navigation)
- GPS track in GPX format
- no transponders will be supplied
- no roadbook will be supplied
- no classification will be published
- Bike rental with Navigation Tower from F2R and ICO
- Bike rental with GPS Garmin Montana
- Single Room supplement
- Gear rental
- Personalized Jersey
Do not forget
Medical insurance with repatriation (mandatory)
1000€ returnable deposit for bike and gps damages (only for riders with bike rental)
Driving licence and Citizen card (mandatory)
Clothing and other stuff
Lightweight thermal underwear the best option to use over your skin
Camel Backwith 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 different lines right below the booked tour.
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, your place on the tour will be reserved. Once we receive confirmation of the bank transfer, we will send you 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. 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 contact us.
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.
In any case, 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.
HorizonAdventures reserves the right, at any time, to cancel, change the itinerary or interrupt a tour when the safety or comfort of the participants are not guaranteed due to force majeure reasons such as riots, floods, earthquakes, etc. In such case no payment return is due.
If HorizonAdventures defeat the realization of the tour, for a different reason than the above, all participants will be reimbursed in full amount they have paid.
If you have selected the Bike rental option, please be aware that the bike usage is limited to 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 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 leave the 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 from the organizers.
- 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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