Our courses are always based on a strong theoretical foundation to support everything we later practice in a practical manner. This training and learning model yields excellent results in the short, medium, and long term.
However, we understand that there are those who don't have grand ambitions when it comes to venturing off-road and all they want is to grasp the essential minimum to be able to go and see that wind turbine, that geodesic landmark, or simply have the bare minimum confidence to witness the asphalt ending without going directly into panic.
With that in mind, we offer a One Day Weekend Training program consisting of two independent one-day sessions that start at 8:30 AM and end at 4:00 PM.
If you want to delve deeper into everything we teach here, we recommend checking out the two-day Express Training.
We will go over the basics of:
- Triangular position
- Emergency braking
While explaining to you:
- The safety envelope this training will give you
- Clear instructions as to what you can train on your own afterward to continue improving
- Basic principles of more advanced maneuvers so you are aware of what lies ahead
As we are compacting a considerable amount of information is only two days, this training is the most physically intense of our curriculum, with a class cadence much higher than we usually do.
You don't need to be super fit or an athlete to complete our Practical Weekend successfully, anyone can do it, but be prepared for one high-intensity day without many rests stops, and with a great deal of information being delivered.
To achieve our training goals, you will be allowed less time to practice per exercise, and activities like ergonomic adjustments and deep theoretical explanations will have to be skipped, even though they will be taught and spoken of.
If you want to learn the essentials while ensuring a solid foundation that allows you to gradually explore more of your motorcycle's capabilities through structured steps, then this training is for you.
As far as tires are concerned, we strongly recommend a 50-50 tire, with no need for serious knobbies.
Our Practical Weekend values are for one full training day from 08:30 to 16:30 at our Enduro Camp facility in the Alentejo.
The value includes:
- One lunch
- Water, and snacks during the class
- Experient and certified Enduro instructor
Our class does NOT include:
- Sleeping arrangements, although we can recommend a hotel we work with
- Dinner and breakfast, possible to have in the hotel as part of their service
- Bike rentals. We do not rent or arrange bikes for trainings at this point.
- Personal accident insurance for the training days
As with all our trainings, if you have any questions you would like to see answered before booking your training, send us an e-mail and we will be more than happy to help!
As long as the weather allows, we work all year round. So just book a class and we will get in touch to find a suitable date for you. If you prefer, you can also get in touch with us beforehand by email to check for free dates.
Group classes are usually of up to 6 riders. If you have your own group of more than 6, please get in touch.
Check our available dates, and if there are no available dates when you want/need them, get in touch with us.
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 and tours 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.
As far as gas is concerned, it is important that you know that our Enduro Camp is 15 minutes away from the closest gas station and that we do not store extra gasoline on the camp.
This means that it is your responsibility to arrive with a full tank, or enough for at least 100kms or 60miles before the start of any activity.
The minimum quantity of fuel may vary depending on the activity, but it will always be disclosed to you beforehand.
Even though we are always flexible, due to the distance of the gas station, and out of respect for the instructors and the remaining participants, we generally cannot delay the start of any activity due to any participant's lack of fuel, the same way that there is no guarantee that any staff member will be available to escort you to the fuel station.
So get your bike fueled up, get your gear on, and come enjoy this incredible training!
Payment, cancelation and refunds:
Following you will find the specific rules of this training, being that any omission, will be covered by the general refund policy.
Reservations are only possible with full payment.
Full payment must be completed within at least 7 days before the beginning of the training. No training will happen without full payment, nor will we accept payments in cash at the training site.
Payment Delay: If payment is not fulfilled until then, BN ceases to secure your place and reserves the right to cancel your reservation.
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 10 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 from the participant is received more than 10 days before the training: the participant must pay 100 Euros as a cancellation fee.
Withdrawal notice from the participant is received between 10 and 3 days before the training: The participant must pay 50% of the full payment, as a cancellation fee.
Withdrawal notice from the participant less than 3 days before the training: If the withdrawal takes place within 3 days before the training date, BN shall not return any payments and the customer must pay the full amount of the training.
One and-one-only rescheduled date will be given to any client that withdraws themselves from an already paid training date, before cancelation fees are applied. Any rescheduled date must be within 6 months of the original training date.
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. In case of cancelation for safety or comfort issues, no refund will be available, but BN will propose one, and one alone alternative date to complete the remaining of the training. BN will not be liable for any hotels or any other kind of expenses a safety cancelation may force.
We recommend subscribing to travel insurance that covers the costs of a possible cancellation of any training/tour.