Enduro

  When: 31 October – 06 November

  Where: Tábua (Serra da Estrela) | Portugal

  Level: From beginner to advanced

This trip is a cooperation with R4 Moto's - official Husqvarna dealer in Oostakker, Belgium.

R4 Moto’s is the place where Marijn, the organizer, is working as a mechanic. With his boss joining him on this adventure, they'll be able to give you an even better technical assistance and more specific advice. Although Husqvarna is our house brand, we welcome every brand of motorcycle as we all share the same passion and that is riding motorcycles!

Where are we going?

Tabua is situated in the foothills of the Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range on Portuguese mainland. With the highest point at 2000 meters (named Torre) and the hotel only at 200 meters, you’ll get to see various terrains, tracks and vegetation. Down at the foothills, you can expect some very twisty gravel roads, surrounded by hills covered in boulders. The Mondego river also runs through this area, providing some extra nice scenery like waterfalls, dams and possibilities for swimming. When it’s colder we'll be able to visit some hot springs.

Once we go eastwards, you start climbing the Serra da Estrela, translated as Star mountain range. The higher we climb, the more spectacular the views get and the tracks get more and more rocky. Once you arrive on top of the Estrela park, you will have a wide view on the valley you just crossed and then… you get to ride on top of the world! Next is an overnight stay at the highest city of Portugal, followed by a day in which you get to descend from the southern side, which is the steepest side, and is of course even more impressive. A true adventure!

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What you can expect

At the centre of this journey is hotel Quinta do Rabaçal, a small piece of heaven next to the Mondego river, completely off-grid. Run by Peter, a true biker in heart and soul, this quinta or farm is the perfect place to rest after a long  day on the bike. Onsite you have a 300 square gym/yoga area by the river, BBQ area, cocktail bar and chill out space, mountain bikes and kayaks/paddle boards, a large infinity pool with outside jacuzzi, spa suite with wood fired sauna, as well as an underground bunker club for parties and film nights. And check this, we have the whole site for ourselves! No better place to crack a beer by the campfire after a long day riding!

Level

This trip is made for every type of rider. Beginners who just started riding enduro, or more experienced enduro riders who love faster tracks. Both types will get rewarded with very impressive scenery. Beginners will get a shorter loop with every once in a while some asphalt stretches to rest, others will be able to do more miles with less breaks.

For beginners we suggest light enduro bikes. We believe, the lighter the bike, the faster you’ll be confident on these trails. For those among you who have more experience 150kg enduro bikes like the 701, 690 or XR650R, DRZ400 are also possible. For those who have a lot of enduro experience: you can also ride these tours with a heavier allroad bike (like KTM 990, T7, Africa Twin, etc…)

Event schedule:

Day 1

Arrival at Porto Airport – Transport with private shuttle bus to Quinta do Rabaçal – Small introduction of the team – Chillinz at the pool – Dinner.


Day 2

Short ride towards MX-track – basic off-road training course given by the owner/practise time for more experienced rider – lunch – short loop around the hotel area – finishing the day at the bar/pool -diner – relax time at campfire/bar.


Day 3

Track to Caldas de Sangemil (local hot springs) and back with lunch at local restaurant – bar/pool – diner – campfire/party time.


Day 4

Rest day with possibility for an outdoor/cultural activity or for the more experienced riders half day track of 60 km’s to Oliveiro do Hospital or full-day track of 110km towards the flanks of the Serra da Estrela.


Day 5

Start of 2-day ride with spectacular scenery towards Verdelhos in the Serra da Estrala mountain range (highest mountain range on the Portuguese mainland) – dinner and overnight stay with locals in Verdelhos – campfire/stargazing


Day 6

Ride back over highest peaks of the Estrela – descend towards Oliveira do Hospital with lunch – well-deserved rest back at the hotel – last diner of the trip – award ceremony.


Day 7

Breakfast - Shuttle bus towards Porto – Flight back to the normal life.

Booking before July ‘22 Transport included | EARLY BOOKING € 1450

Transport bike BE-PT included

Booking after July ‘22 Transport included € 1650

Transport bike BE-PT included

Booking before July ‘22 RENTAL BIKE | EARLY BOOKING € 2050

Rental bike (KTM/Husky 250/350)

Booking after July ‘22 RENTAL BIKE € 2250

Rental bike (KTM/Husky 250/350)

Booking before July ‘22 Transport motorcycle not included € 1250

Transport motorcycle not included

Booking after July ‘22 Transport motorcycle not included € 1450

Transport motorcycle not included

Booking before July ‘22 Price partner € 950

Price partner

Booking after July ‘22 Price partner € 1050

Price partner

*Flight, fuel and lunch not included

Tábua Deluxe

Are you ready?