Frequently Asked Questions

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Side facing Honda Africa Twin with rider, on location.
Honda Africa Twin being ridden in the desert.

Additional information

Dates

Event Dates:

Friday 25th June – Monday 5th July 2021

Deadline to register:

Sunday 31st January 2021 – this is the final deadline to register and pay the final balance  

Motorcycle

The Honda Adventure Roads team will provide each participant with one of the latest Honda Africa Twins (mixture of Standard, Adventure Sports and Adventure Sports ES). We want to ensure that all the Africa Twins are in great condition and minimise the length of time you will be without your motorcycle.

Medical assistance

Do I need any special vaccinations?

No

Will medical assistance be provided?

Yes. We will have a medical car and paramedic on the tour with us.

Do I need any specific insurance?

The Honda Adventure Roads team will provide all participants with medical and repatriation insurance, which will cover any medical costs incurred whilst in Iceland. It also covers any repatriation costs, if needed. It does not cover any medical expenses incurred upon your return to your home country.
You should also have third-party insurance to cover any damages.

Technical assistance

Will technical assistance be available?

Yes. We will have 3 x mechanics travel with us.

Dress code

What kind of riding gear should I bring?

Please ensure you have CE approved motorcycle clothing to include a full-face helmet, jacket, gloves, motocross riding boots and trousers. We also require you to wear suitable body armour such as Alpinestars Bionic Suit, and also recommend that you bring goggles as some of the roads can be extremely dusty.  The weather in Iceland can be very variable so please ensure you prepare for all eventualities.

Covid-19

Cancellation policy due to Covid-19 – Due to the ongoing pandemic, if we are required to cancel the event we will do so by the 15th December and in this case, we will refund the deposit minus a small admin charge.

How much does it cost to participate in the Honda Adventure Road?

€5000, with a €500 non-refundable deposit on booking with €4500 payable by 31st January 2021.

What level of experience do I need to have?

You must have at least 5 years riding experience to including both on and off-road and be between the ages of 25-70. Whilst we want to be as inclusive as possible, the tour is aimed at intermediate to advanced off-road riders, as all of the days will be challenging and on extremely varied and unpredictable terrain. Previous experience in motorcycle adventure/touring holidays is essential as the days will be long and there will be no opportunities for detours.

Qualification for the tour

To ensure rider experience is in line with the challenging nature of the event, we may ask for evidence of riding ability in the form of a video.

Do I need to own an Africa Twin?

Yes, Honda Adventure Roads is designed for Africa Twin owners to truly experience the best of the latest Africa Twin in Iceland.

What is included in the price?

  • Hire of a Honda Africa Twin 1100cc. This will include a mixture of Standard, Adventure Sport and Adventure Sport ES models.
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • All meals including drinks
  • Fuel
  • Tolls
  • Guidance riders
  • Transportation to and from Iceland airport
  • Admission to activities
  • Luggage transport van
  • Access to an event specific app
  • 3 x mechanics
  • Medical assistance
  • Insurance
  • Unique gifts
  • Training from official Honda ambassadors

What’s not included?

  • Airfare
  • Damage to the motorcycle – a £1500 holding deposit will be taken two days prior to the start of the event. After the event, the motorcycle will be inspected for damage and if the damage is considered to be outside of normal wear and tear, parts and labour costs up to £1500 will be charged to the individual.
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as gifts
  • Specific Covid-19 insurance – please ensure your travel insurance covers you for Covid-19 related illnesses

Can I bring a guest?

Due to the difficulty level of the trails, the Honda Adventure Roads event is not designed for pillions. For more information, please contact the Honda Adventure Roads team.

How much passes, tarmac, gravel riding?

The route is designed with at least 60% off road riding to include gravel, sand, lava fields and river crossings.

How long is a typical day during the tour?

Each day varies in time and distance, but the minimum time riding will be 5 hours (140km) and the maximum will be 9 hours (335km). Frequent rest and sight seeing stops will be included every day.

How long does the Honda Adventure Roads event last?

11 days including 9 days of riding.

What kind of accommodation will we be staying in?

Various to include hotels and cabins.

What about food?

All meals are included in the cost. Please advise us of any dietary requirements you may have so we can accommodate you.

Do I need a visa?

a. Nationals of EEA (European Economic Area) countries need not apply for a visa, it will suffice to have a passport that is valid during the time of your stay. For nationals outside of EEA, you will need to have a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond the intended date of departure from Iceland. If you are travelling on a non-EEA passport, please visit the below website to find out if you will need a visa.

https://utl.is/index.php/en/who-needs-a-visa

Do I need an adapter?

Iceland uses the standard Europlug socket with two round prongs.

Is there a time difference?

During summer, Iceland is 1 hour behind the UK (GMT-1).

Can I easily exchange money in Iceland?

The official currency in Iceland is Icelandic Krone (ISK).

Can I pay for my personal expenses with my bank card?

Yes, you can use credit and debit cards pretty much anywhere in Iceland.

Will a designated vehicle follow us with our luggage?

Yes.

Can I connect to the internet?

Where possible in the hotels, Wi-Fi will be available.

How will we navigate the route?

Each bike will be fitted with a Sat Nav, and everyone with a smart phone will have access to the app which will detail the route.

What is the official language of Honda Adventure Roads?

The official language of Honda Adventure Roads is English. This is essential for safety and to ensure comradery and adventure spirit is had by all.

Rear facing Honda Africa Twin x2 on location.
Rear facing Honda Africa Twin x2 on location.

Ready to give it a go?

Why not check out the Honda Africa Twin and the Africa Twin Adventure Sports now. Whichever one you prefer, they're the perfect travelling companion on any adventure.