HARDALPITOUR 2017 : FROM 8th TO 10th SEPTEMBER

HARDALPITOUR 2017 : FROM 8th TO 10th SEPTEMBER

The 9th edition of the HARDALPITOUR (HAT) will take place from 8th to 10th September 2017.  We are thinking about  a new route and a new format. The detailed programme will be online by December 2016. Registrations will start in mid-January 2017. If you are interested, please e-mail the pre-registration of your team to info@over2000riders.com.

 

 

 

 

Enthusiasts coming from 14 nations took part in the three-day event dedicated to the ADVENTOURING world.

The new format of the HAT EXTREME,  the 800-km long night ride, was very successful!

Great enthusiasm for the presence of the best Italian riders of the Dakar race: Botturi, Cerutti and Ceci.

Milan, September 11, 2016 – A few hours ago in the beautiful and sunny frame of Sestriere the eighth edition of HARDALPITOUR has finished. This edition confirmed its nature and passion for  ADVENTOURING world and the desire to share this  extraordinary journey-adventure together with friends.  415 motorcyclists took part in this edition, an all-time record for this event organized by Over2000riders. Participants came from 14 countries among which  Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Croatia, and even Canada and Argentina. Each team of three bikers riding a 150-kg weight motorcycle  has traveled from Friday night to Sunday afternoon along the most beautiful ex-military dirt roads and the passes of the Alps between Garessio (CN), Limone Piemonte, Salice d’Oulx and Sestriere (TO).

The main novelty of this eighth edition, the HAT EXTREME,  had a great success as well. The HAT EXTREME started at midnight on Friday 9 from Garessio with 100 participants (limited number) and ended in Sestriere on Sunday after about 800 km. A non-stop 36-hour ride for really great travelers and experienced bikers.

Strong enthusiasm for the presence of the best pilots of the Italian rally: Alessandro Botturi, Jacopo Cerutti and Paolo Ceci, who supported the Stars of the Dakar race Bruno Birbes and Roberto Boano. It was interesting  to see how these riders have perfectly interpreted the spirit of this ADVENTOURING event allowing themselves  a relaxing day riding and enjoying the extraordinary natural beauty of the route. We had the official participation of the BMW GS Trophy Team Germany, which got the 2nd place in the last edition of the GS Trophy.

YAMAHA was the main sponsor. Its YAMAHA team with Alessandro Botturi gave the official start to the event. The Club Ténéré Italy also participated  and welcomed all the drivers to the YAMAHA stand at the HAT VILLAGE. We thanks also the other partners involved:  GARMIN (GPS), MOTOREX (oils and products for the motorcycle), LS2 HELMETS (helmets) and Tripy (road book).

Many thanks to all participants who are the real stars of this adventure. We hope that the organisation, the route and the spirit of the event have met your expectations and we are waiting for you at the 9th edition when we’ll present important novelties.

In the coming days we will make the payment of 1680 euros in favour of the people hit by the earthquake in Central Italy: a contribution collected thanks to your participation, we thank you very much for that.

We are grateful to the Garessio and Sestriere municipalities which welcomed the start and finish of the  HAT 2016; the City of Limone that has warmly welcomed the arrival of the HAT DISCOVERY; the Tourist Association of CONITOURS of ATL CUNEO TORINO and TOURISM; our unique, irreplaceable technical staff  of BASE LUNA, the medical service; the Green Cross and  the Mountain Rescue Service, to all those (and there are very many) who have been working for many months to make this Adventouring event successful.

See the link GALLERY HAT 2016  to see a photo gallery. If you want to get the motion pictures of you, please contact  the website http://www.fotograficasestriere.com/

 

 

August 22nd

The  registrations for the HARDALPITOUR are closed. Please note that the bikers who have NOT made the regular online registration will NOT be accepted, even if  payments have been already made. These payments will not be returned.

 

Update August 19th

Registrations for the 2016 HARDALPITOUR are close. The participants  will receive by email the detailed program and the tracks of possible routes in .gpx format by the end of August.

 

Update July 28th.

Registrations to HARDALPITOUR are still going on. Up to date,  participant bikers come from 13 different countries. Most bikers are foreigners. There are still places available for HAT CLASSIC and HAT DISCOVERY, so if you want to participate, sign in as soon as possible. Registration will close when no more places are left and, in any case, no later than August 15th! The GARMIN technical staff will be present, so you can  find technical assistance for your GPS devices.

WARNING! All participants to the HAT will receive by email a link to download  the final  program and the GPS tracks in .gpx format by the end of August.

Update 8 June. There are still places available for the CLASSIC and the DISCOVERY versions of the HARDALPITOUR 2016, while for the EXTREME there are only 12 places left. If you want to participate, sign up ASAP. Please remember that after the online registration, you are kindly requested to pay the relevant fee no later than 10 days after, otherwise your registration will be considered null and void. See the programme of the HAT by clicking here and  sign in here. Don’t forget to become a member of OVER2000RIDERS. Click on How to become a member   to link to the membership form.

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