Our Field Training - Sand Express 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 - Sand Express is a way for those that want to dive into sandy tracks to be able to learn how to swim before diving into deep waters.
We will give you all the tools you required to conquer many different types of sand with knowledge and skill, instead of the brute force technique.
With this in mind, the Field Training - Sand Express is aimed at any rider that wishes to improve or learn from scratch sand riding techniques.
How does Field Training work, and what is its goal?
If you take your safety seriously, you know that getting some tips online, and adventuring yourself onto sandy tracks is not a great idea, making it a recipe that scares many for life in these kinds of environments.
With this in mind, we created the Field Training - Sand Express, where you will be taught the basics needed to master the techniques that will allow you to tackle sand with know-how, and precision.
The plan is to do specific theoretical and practical drills on hard-pack during the first day, and on the second, equipped with the basic knowledge you need, we will spend 100% of our time on sandy tracks that will include everything from uphills to downhills, to circular tracks.
Of course, and since we will be in Portugal, in the region of the Ribatejo, we will make sure to show you some great foods, drinks, views, and of course, all the bike talk you can handle.
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.
Information regarding values and specific bikes can be shared via email.
Entries are limited to 15 participants, and the minimum for the Field Training - Sand Express to take place is 7 adventurers. So, invite your friends and guarantee your place.
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
- all the tips and tricks you will require
- 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.
Dates and program:
The Field Training lasts for 2 days, going from Saturday to Sunday, and starting officially with the meet and greet dinner the night before the training starts, on Friday.
As an overall schedule:
- Meet and greet dinner on Friday night in Santarém
- Saturday at 09:00 we start with a general briefing and first theoretical and practical drills that we will continue until around 16:00
- On Sunday, we will dive deep into the sandy tracks at 09:00, and will spend our day tunning your sand riding skills until around 16:00, when we will finish with farewell drinks
The full value per person is €375.
Do you want to know more?
Get in touch with us!
Due to the specificity of this training, we are marking it Class 5 terrains, since it will have one full day of sand tracks, but, as in all our trainings, nothing is mandatory, so not only will we help you every step of the way, you are always allowed to sit some exercises out.
Field Training - Sand Express is aimed at any rider that wishes to improve or learn from scratch sand riding techniques.
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 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.
todo muito muito muito bem instructor top appredi muitas tecnicas para endar no sand .oui différend terrain pour apprendre des espaces avec de l ombre .la difficulté à été progressive ,avec plusieurs moto différente .instructeur toujours a l écoute , après cette formation beaucoup plus a l aise dans le sable .encore 1 grand merci O Zé Duarte e o Diogo
Formação muito bem organizada e estruturada. Com enquadramento teórico e níveis progressivos de dificuldade com mota para resultados garantidos. Excelentes locais para treinar, sombras para descansar e um ambiente muito descontraído e divertido. Ninguém no grupo tinha experiência em areia, as motas eram grandes e todos saímos com conhecimentos e confiança para ultrapassar qualquer desafio na areia. O Zé Duarte e o Diogo foram inexcedíveis e proporcionaram-nos uma ótima experiência. A repetir.