We sent Simon Hambley, our Director of Live, to explore this unique, high-octane incentive, guaranteed to challenge corporate teams in a new and luxurious environment.
“It was so exciting; I thought my heart might beat out of my chest. The air was fizzing in the heat and bouncing off our motorbike leathers. Every single person arrived back from the circuit with a huge grin on their face.”
Located in Portimão on Portugal’s Algarve coast, nothing about this two-day trip is ordinary. Organised with our partners, Dienza Events, it walks the tight-rope between luxury, sunshine and pure adrenalin.
A 30-minute transfer from Faro airport ensures the ultimate in convenience. The indulgent five-star Sheraton Pine Cliffs Resort features landscaped gardens and swimming pool, its own beach, golf course and myriad restaurant options. Personal touches such as their turn-down service ensure that a stay here is a real treat.
On arrival, the afternoon is spent unwinding with a round of golf, relaxing around the pool, enjoying a sumptuous spa treatment or, if you fancy something more energetic,there are plenty of water sports on offer. A Welcome Dinner is the perfect opportunity for you to get to know the rest of your group.
Come the next morning, you will be off to spend a day at the atmospheric Formula One Portimão Circuit. Completed in 2008, it cost 195 million Euros to build and has hosted a number of world-class races since. All the teachers are qualified motorcycle instructors with expertise in teaching complete beginners – and settling those initial nerves!
Simon adds, “They start by kitting you up with protective leathers, gloves, helmet and motorcycle boots. On a 125cc bike, you learn the basics: how to start and stop, and you are given time to gain confidence in the paddock before you even approach the actual circuit.”
With a ratio of one teacher per delegate, you will then be taken slowly around the track. If you feel confident to do so, you will then be able to complete two further laps on a more powerful model, the Honda 400, accompanied by your instructor.
This is the perfect incentive, regardless of your level of ability as the activity can be differentiated to suit everyone. And there’s one thing we can guarantee: your team will come back from this pumped up for more!
Our Logistics Team are always happy to discuss incentive options with you. Please ring 0207 650 4500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to one of our dedicated team.