R3 Original

OffRoad Portugal - Days

2 Nights
2 Days
350 Kms
2 Riding days


Rally Raid in Portugal was born by the hands of the R3 - Roadbook Rally Raid in 2014.

Initially in a non-competitive concept, it later evolved into the National Championship in the years 2019, 2020 and 2021, which was not repeated in 2022.

There were many big names in the sport who joined the initiative, which even attracted participants of various nationalities.

During these nine years, professionals and amateurs lived together and enjoyed the Roadbook navigation in the various events disputed since the foundation of R3 Roadbook Raid Rally.


Connected to this initiative from the beginning, Luís Lourenço - the mentor of R3 - passed away shortly after the first event of 2023.
His persistence and dedication raised the standard and number of fans of roadbook navigation, gaining international recognition throughout the community, both professional and amateur.
The seeds were sown and the team was formed. We wanted to honor Luís' persistence and dedication by carrying out the 3 events we had proposed at the beginning of this year.

Together with his partner, João Carreira, and driven by the desire of all participants to maintain Roadbook events in Portugal, we outlined plans for 2024, with more events and more organizers, spread across more regions of mainland Portugal.
Luís's basic idea has always been the "democratization" of roadbooks, offering events with very affordable registration fees to achieve greater participation in terms of registration lists. This was achieved in 2023 due to sponsorships from Magnorange, F2R and H3D.

For 2024, R3 - Roadbook Rally Raid has presented proposals to several sponsors, without any positive response so far.
This situation makes it impossible (at least for a company like Horizon Adventures) to announce events without ensuring coverage of all costs involved.

Horizon Adventures will be (as always) available to collaborate with R3, either in publicizing all events (even those organized by others), or in organizing 1 or 2 rounds that are part of a Non-Competitive to Roadbook event's calendar.
With the expectation that R3 can obtain positive responses from a sponsor that helps with expenses in order to keep registration fees at very affordable prices, we await news which we'll announce to you as soon as the conditions are met.


Provisional calendar:

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The Original R3 Concept

All events will be non-competitive events, without timed sections, with navigation exclusively on Roadbook.

The regulations will be identical to those of the old hobby class, with penalties for speeding, stops, route not taken, etc. (to be made available soon).

The monitoring of penalties will be ensured by R3 penalty system.

The roadbooks are available in roll, notebook or digital format.

F2R provides free of charge manual roadbook readers on loan (with deposit). Additionally, it offers special conditions for the acquisition of roadbook readers to event participants.


The categories

There are several categories in which you can apply:

RALLY* - enduro / rally bikes of any cylinder capacity up to 175 kg

QUAD - quads of any cylinder capacity

CLASSIC** - bikes older than 1998

MAXI_TRAIL** - motorcycles of any cylinder capacity over 175 kg

SSV* - vehicles of any cylinder capacity with or without modifications

AUTO* - vehicles of any cylinder capacity with or without modifications

*Possibility of renting motorbikes and SSV   **Route without difficulties (or with alternatives)


In addition to the overall results and by category, there will be special classifications for the LADIES and VETERANS (+45 years old) classes:


HORIZON ADVENTURES offers its fleet of KTM 450 EXC equipped with F2R and ICO navigation tower.

During the booking process, in addition to ensuring registration and choosing the type of roadook (roll, notebook or digital) you can add:

- Co-pilot registration supplement (in SSV and Auto categories)
- Pilot and/or co-pilot overnight stays (sharing twin room)
- Single room supplement
- KTM 450 EXC rental with F2R navigation tower + ICO odometer
- Rental off-road gear
- Jersey / technical shirt alluding to the event


Secure your place by clicking Book now for the date of the event you want to attend.


Reception of participants

Delivery of roadbooks and other documentation

Dinner (free)

Accommodation (optional)


Saturday – 1st stage: aprox. 200 kms

Start 1st stage

Lunch (free)

Arrival of participants

Dinner included (except drinks)


Sunday – 2nd stage: aprox. 150 kms

Start 2nd stage

Lunch (free)

Arrival of participants

Return home




The base subscription pack includes:

- Participation in the 2-day event

- Roadbook for both stages in the selected format

- Transponder

- Sticker with participant number

- Saturday dinner (except drinks)

- Personal accident insurance


............................................................................NORMAL PRICE / LAST MINUTE PRICE

- RALLY / MAXI TRAIL / CLASSIC                                       195 €        /        245 €

- SSV / AUTO (2 participants)                                           345 €       /         395 €


NORMAL PRICE - Up to 10 days before the event date

LAST MINUTE PRICE - Between 9 and 5 days before the event date

Registration closes 5 days before the date of each event (after that date it is not possible to order the printing of additional roadbooks)


Registration prices for events are specially reduced due to the collaboration of sponsors.

This contribution makes it possible to ensure this price level to encourage the practice of roadbook navigation.



(add during booking process)

- Co-driver enrollment supplement (SSV and Auto)

- Pilot accommodation

- Co-pilot accommodation

- Single room supplement

- Personalized shirt (name and number on the back) - if ordered 15 days in advance of the event date

- KTM 450 EXC rental with F2R navigation tower + ICO odometer

- Offroad gear rental

Not included

- Friday dinner
- Accommodation (if not added in the booking process)
- Drinks on Saturday Dinner
- Lunches
- Gasoline
- Accommodation and meals for assistance teams (ask for info)


Don't forget

- Personal accident insurance with repatriation (foreign customers)

- Credit card to make a deposit of €1000 (for those renting a motorbike /SSV)

- Driving license (mandatory)

- Personal identification document

- Money for personal expenses

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.

When finalizing the booking the total amount of your bill will be transfered to a PayPal payment process. A 3% 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.

As this is an event organized by the Clubs under the supervision on the Portuguese Federation (FMP), HorizonAdventures can't be responsible for any cancellation that may occur for any reason, therefore we can't guarantee any reimbursement should the event be cancelled. This risk should be covered by each participant's Travel Insurance.



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.


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.

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.


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.
- Respect traffic regulations and local speed limits;
- Do not consume alcoholic beverages during riding hours;
- Meet the timetables set out in the daily briefing;


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 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.


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.