Desert Rose Riding Academy hosted a Road Book Experience for some of our rallye customers on a recent trip to the Western Algarve. This part of Portugal offers miles and miles of off road trails, tracks, fire roads, single track and steep ascents and descents. The weather was an improvement on the UK and while the factor 50 wasn’t needed there was no need for heated jackets and wet weather gear either.
The routes were designed to give riders the opportunity to practice their way finding, tackle various types of terrain and hone their riding for upcoming rallyes. Each day’s riding consisted of a 40 KM or so liaison stage with then between 180K and 220K loop, although a couple of riders managed unintentionally to cover far more. The hotel accommodation was 4 star, with spa, bar and restaurant, suffice to say Desert Rose will be back. To hear about future trips to Portugal and further afield be sure to sign up to our newsletter.