Our Field Training - Alumni is not a tour, nor is it a training like the ones we give at our EnduroCamp, or even a package adventure like the tours we all know.
Our Field Training - Alumni is a way for you to not only continue to learn tricks and tips on travel and riding techniques but also a way for you to be able to do a few hundred kilometers off-road with our instructors while applying all you have already learned.
With this in mind, the Field Training - Alumni is aimed at any riders that have already gone through Level 1 and 2 training, or Express Training.
If you are a newcomer, please check our Field Training - First Timers.
How does Field Training work, and what is its goal?
Many of you tell us that you don't have company to ride, despite your desire to explore the world's trails.
So, in the Field Training - Alumni, BN proposes a track, hotels, and restaurants, and prepares a training that takes the group on 3 days of off-road adventures and learning!
The goal is simple, fine-tune your previously learned skills, as well as guide you over exercises on the field that will not only make you a better rider but also a consistent one that will be able to reach the end of the training totally in control of what has happened.
Techniques such as breathing, group riding etiquette, as well as field mechanics are mandatory steps in this training.
Do you have motorcycles to rent for the Field Training?
Although we believe you should always train with your own bike, in this special training session we will have several types of bikes available for rent, from classic dual-sports to modern enduro and adventure bikes.
Information regarding values and specific bikes can be shared via email.
Entries are limited to 15 participants, and the minimum for the Field Training - Alumni to take place is 7 adventurers. So, invite your friends and guarantee your place.
Please keep in mind that if you are a newcomer rider and want to do the Alumni, you must first fulfill Levels 1 and 2, or Express Training.
How to sign up
To guarantee your registration, you can always book your spot here, or get in touch with us. We remind you that no registration is guaranteed without full payment, and the sign-in form properly filled. We will email you the form in due time.
A 100€ non-refundable pre-reserve is allowed if you wish to guarantee your spot as soon as possible. Please read the Payment, cancelation, and refunds tab before proceeding with a pre-reserve.
Full information regarding tracks and hotel recommendations will be given closer to the training date.
What is included
With the full payment of your registration, you will find included:
- a custom Field Training Jersey
- recommendations for hotels and restaurants
- tips on how to pack your equipment on the motorcycle (in a dedicated video)
- the dinner of the night before the training (Thursday night)
- the presence of our instructors during the 3 days
What's not included
- personal expenses
- anything that is not marked as included
Field Trainings are not tours, they are trainings that encompass an adventure and a personal challenge, done with an extra safety net given by our instructors. As such, and with us being a training program and not a tourism operator or agency, we cannot legally create an all-included package.
We however have CRF300L for rent for this training, courtesy of Off-Road Off-Course.
Dates and program:
The Field Training lasts for 3 days, going from Friday to Sunday, and starting officially with the meet and greet dinner the night before the training starts, on Thursday.
As an overall schedule:
- Meet and greet dinner on Thursday night in Santarém
- Friday at 09:00 we start with a general assessment of the participant's technical skills and a review of body position and other essential techniques. We will also complement the day with some tips on "field mechanics" and a short warm-up ride that will start and finish in Santarém
- On Saturday we will depart at 09:00 for the adventure that will take us to an overnight stay at a location we will disclose closer to the training date
- On Sunday, we will do a different track that will guide us back to Santarém where the training will finish
The full value per person is €475.
Do you want to know more?
Get in touch with us!
This training will pass over Class 3 and 4 terrains, so we will have no availability for anyone that has not done Level 1 and 2, or Express Training with us.
This training is suited for anyone that has completed Level 1 and 2, or Express Training, and not for newcomers.
Verify the classes of terrains and rider rating system for more information.
There is nothing worst than having a class to learn something, just to realize you and your instructor cannot understand each other. We know, we have been there, both as instructors and students.
With this in mind, we decided to stick to what we know down to the core, so our classes are hosted in both Portuguese and/or English.
Everything has rules, and our trainings are no different, so let's go over what you need to know to attend this training.
- At least a 50-50 tire, designated as is by its respective manufacturer (recommend)
- An integral helmet that is not modular
- Protection gloves
- A suit or assorted protections capable of protecting your back, upper and lower members
- A mid-calf or full-calf boot, preferentially, off-road biased
If you have any doubts about the gear or tires, let us know before you sign up for the class, as our instructors and guides have the right to refuse your participation in any of our activities, without reimbursement, if you do not present yourself with the minimum required safety gear.
Field Training is an on-job training, so although we will make regular fuel stops, it is your responsibility to arrive with a full tank, or enough for at least 100kms or 60miles before the start of the training.
So get your bike fueled up, get your gear on, and come enjoy this incredible training!
Payment, cancelation, and refunds:
Please make sure you read our general Refund Policy, as well as the particularities of this training regarding refunds.
Reservations are only possible with full payment, or with a 50% deposit at the time of the reservation.
Pre-reservations at a different value to guarantee a spot beforehand may apply if shown as such on the training page. The value of a Pre-reservation will not be refunded under any circumstance in case of client withdrawal, it will however count for the overall value to be paid.
Pre-reservations force a 50% minimum payment (meaning an additional 137.5€) to be completed at least 60 days before the beginning of the training, at which date, the non-refund policy goes into effect and the slot will no longer be considered reserved.
Full payment must be completed within at least 30 days before the beginning of the training.
Payment Delay: After being notified to make a payment, the client has 10 working days to carry this out. If payment is not fulfilled by then, BN ceases to secure your place and reserves the right to cancel your reservation without reimbursement.
Cancellation of the training by BN: If BN cancels the training; all participants will be reimbursed with the full amount paid until the moment of cancelation.
BN can cancel any training up to 15 days before the beginning date in case of an insufficient number of participants. In this case, the participant will be immediately notified, and his payments will be fully refunded, which constitutes a full settlement.
Withdrawal notice is received more than 30 days before the training: the participant must pay 50 Euros as a cancellation fee.
Withdrawal notice is received between 30 and 15 days before the training: The participant must pay 50% of the full payment, as a cancellation fee.
Withdrawal less than 15 days before the training: If the withdrawal takes place within the 15 days prior to the training date, BN shall not return any payments and the customer must pay the full amount of the training.
BN reserves the right to cancel or stop any training if for any reason the safety or comfort of the participants is not guaranteed, including force majeure such as riots, floods, earthquakes, etc.
We recommend subscribing travel insurance that covers the costs of a possible cancellation of any training/tour.
Por quem sabe, mas sobretudo por quem sabe ensinar. O saber saber e o saber fazer desta malta, aliado á metodologia de ensino, faz-nos sentir tranquilos na aprendizagem, no nível de risco que pretendemos assumir e, sobretudo, apesar dos cuidados que devemos ter, na curva de aprendizagem que fazemos. Nunca em momento algum pensei que seria possível fazer o que fiz com a minha moto (GS 1200 Adventure) em ambiente Offroad. Obrigado á equipe pelos conhecimentos e experiência transmitidos. Obrigado aos colegas praticantes pela paciência que tiveram.
Já é o segundo curso de off road que faço com a BN e recomendo.
A qualidade da instrução do Zé, a organização, o local e os trails escolhidos todos 5 estrelas.
2 tres bon instructeurs 3 jours que du bonheur,appris énormément de nouvelles techniques de conduite en off road
Very good training. Theory and practice put together and my offroad riding technic was largely improved. Friendly and knowledgeable instructors.
Very good tracks.