NORDKAPP CLASSIC RAID

JUNE 3-16, 2023
Italy-Nordkapp Continental Classic Raid

NORDKAPP CLASSIC RAID

FAQ

To send email communications to participants and crews, we use a program that your email client (outlook / Gmail / etc ..) could, in some cases, classify as SPAM. For this reason, if you do not receive our emails, we suggest you check the SPAM box, you will probably find our email there. If, on the other hand, you still do not receive communications from the staff, write to info@raidtribe.com or on the RaidTribe Facebook group and we will check.

Important : sending communications via e-mail is safe and is the channel that the organization uses to keep updated the participants. Sometimes, however, the e-mail messages may not arrive at their destination, for various reasons, so always remember that it is your responsibility to also check the other channels of the event to stay updated on any news, changes or program changes.

RaidTribe events Facebook public group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/490914946084383

In RaidTribe events you are 100% responsible for your Adventure.

The Staff will provide you with an extraordinary route to follow, information that makes the difference, unprecedented media coverage and colorful traveling companions with whom you can share memorable experiences, thus enabling you to take part, even as a beginner, in spectacular Adventures. Having said that, however, remember that we remain faithful to the concept of Adventure and during the events you will not receive any support or assistance from the Staff. These are not motorcycle supported rallies, but autonomous adventures.

From departure until arrival you will be completely free to establish your strategy and your schedule, decide when to stop, where to rest, where to eat and how to deal with and manage the changing conditions and the fantastic territories that will parade alongside you along the way.

Without support it means that you will not receive help from the Staff and that you will not be able to have vehicles in tow, but you are free at any time to provide and receive support from the other crews or to contact whoever you want (workshops, commercial activities, hotels, restaurants, etc. ) to solve technical problems and needs of all kinds.

From the moment of departure and until arrival, the Staff will follow you along the entire route only with control functions and to document your Adventure, with photographers and video makers, creating incredible contents that will be launched on the event channels, live, for the entire duration of the event.

Each crew will also receive a satellite device capable of tracking the position on the live map of the event at any time, thus allowing fans from all over the world, friends and relatives, to follow your Adventure live. It is the obligation of each crew to constantly track their position on the event map.

Now it’s up to you and your Vespa, there is a whole world out there to conquer.

20 years ago, almost by chance, we decided to embark, as self-taught and chasing a romantic idea, on long expeditions by land in extreme territories located in every corner of the planet. It was a splendid madness that changed our lives in a radical and incredibly positive way, a madness that, living it all on our skin and learning from our mistakes, taught us every aspect of this wonderful world of two-wheeled adventure raids.

The first lesson we learned as self-taught is that things happen first in our mind and then in reality. And the Adventure, like everything else, follows the same rules. It requires a preparatory mental switch that tunes us to the desire to put ourselves to the test and to that magnificent feeling of uncertainty and epic, so far from everyday life, but typical of overland raids. Our mission is to bring people to live in a real and fulfilling world made of challenges, infinite roads to rest your eyes on and above all, a magnificent side effect for which perhaps we really do, return to feel alive and at the helm of our own life.

The second precious lesson that the Adventure has revealed to us is that the fears that always accompany the Adventures by land before departure often remain only fears that then do not turn into reality. This does not mean that the Adventure must be faced lightly, on the contrary, it requires awareness and a sense of responsibility, but on the basis of dozens of Raids we can tell you with sufficient certainty that in every corner of the planet you will probably find, in case of problems, someone ready to help you who will surprise you with his support and his goodness of mind.

The world out there is not just what the media portray and people immediately fall in love with the stories of those who have the courage to tackle hundreds of kilometers or an entire continent on a 30-year-old Vespa or moped. You will see it with your own eyes and the reason, if you think about it, is quite simple: it is the dream that almost everyone would like to realize.

Registrations for the 2023 Edition of the NordKapp Classic Raid will open on 1 November 2022 at 15 pm Italian time and will close on december 31, 2022. For the 2023 edition a maximum of 100 crews (single or couple) will be admitted, once this number is reached registrations will be automatically closed.

The registration procedure will take place on the event website (www.raidtribe.com) through a simple and fast procedure with Paypal payment system.

To register for the NordKapp Classic Raid 2023 you need to:

– accept the disclaimers and the event regulations during the registration procedure
– enter all the required data and proceed with the payment of the registration fee. Once you have completed the registration and payment procedure, you will be 100% sure that you are on board.

Registrations will remain open until  31 december 2022 (from 1 November 2022 to 20 December 2022 price 1 – from 21 december 2022 to 31 december 2022 price 2), subject to exhaustion of places available for crews (100), in that case, the registration page, regardless of the date, will be automatically blocked by the system when the quota is reached and it will no longer be possible to access the event for the 2023 Edition.

The organization may, at any time and at its sole discretion, reserve the right to refuse registration, providing for the immediate reimbursement of the fee paid.

Registration for the event is non-refundable and is valid only for the current edition.

But it is right, and we would like to explain the reasons: unlike other adventure events in RaidTribe we have extremely clear standards of the event and we immediately decided to create an event with certain quality characteristics.

These features have a very high cost.

Whether it is the inspections made by the Staff throughout Europe or the maniacal study with which we provide a track of 4000 km, the complete coverage of the event on the spot with professionals following the raid, 2 service cars and latest generation equipment, or of the GPRS trackers included in the registration and data on loan for free use to each participant, as well as the management of an extremely complex transport service that allows you to enjoy only the outward journey without worrying about the return, the NordKapp Classic Raid , at the time of writing, it is the only non-competitive Overland Adventure, which offers and guarantees such a level of quality, services and investments on these mileage and in addition to competitive rally events.

In a micro world like that of Vespa events and overland Raids, this is easily verifiable and since we are sure of what we are saying, we invite you to check: get informed.

Precisely for the standards that we have decided to give to the event since its inception and whatever the number of participants, we undertake in advance to guarantee an unchanged level of quality that does not depend in any way on our Partners and sponsors of the event, incurring huge costs both in the launch phase and later, on the basis of each subscriber to the event.

This is the reason why your registration fee, even if you decide not to use it, will be used to keep the NordKapp Classic Raid active and more and more maintained.

Cancellation – If, for reasons of force majeure that do not depend on the organization but on environmental and / or health causes at a national or international and / or other level, the event could not take place safely, the event will be canceled, the amount paid at the time of registration will not be refunded but will be considered valid for the next edition.

Relocation – For reasons of force majeure or other serious reasons, which could jeopardize the preparation of the event or the participation in it by a number of people not less than half of the members, the Organization reserves the right to move the place and / or date of the event within the same calendar year. In this case, the fee paid for registration will be valid for the event on the rescheduled date, without increasing costs for members. In this case, it is not possible to move the registration to the following year’s edition.

At the NordKapp Classic Raid, the real heritage of the event is you. You will embark on a memorable two-wheeled experience that will inspire other people, for this reason, once registered you will be the protagonist of the Crews 2023 page. The world needs lightness and positive examples.

During the registration process for the event you will be able to provide us the information that we will use to create the crew page, in particular we will ask you:

Crew category: indicate if single or couple
name
surname
Nationality
Name of the crew (Team)
Name of the vehicle
Brand, model and year of the vehicle
Name Sponsor 1 :
Name Sponsor 2 :
Name Sponsor 3 :

In addition to this information and unlike the pages of the TigerMan400 and DawnToDusk300 crews, the crews of the Nordkapp Classic Raid will be placed on the page with a graphics card reserved for each crew which includes, in addition to the photos of the crew members, also the logos of the any sponsor who support the team (up to 3).

You can send us the logos of your sponsors, only by email, to the address: nordkappclassicraid@raidtribe.com, strictly by February 28, 2023.

On March 15, 2023 the crews page will be online with the list of all the crews participating in the NordKapp Classic Raid.

To participate it is mandatory to be in possession and upon request present to the organization:

IDENTITY DOCUMENTS VALID FOR EVERY COUNTRY CROSSED (identity card for European citizens or passport / visa for non-European citizens)
EUROPEAN GREEN PASS AND / OR OTHER HEALTH DOCUMENTS NECESSARY FOR ACCESS TO EACH COUNTRY CROSSED BY THE EVENT IN RELATION TO THE COVID SITUATION AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT

Furthermore, it is strongly recommended to be in possession of:

TRAVEL INSURANCE (to cover health and repatriation costs)

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VALID IDENTITY DOCUMENTS FOR EVERY COUNTRY CROSSED BY THE EVENT.

It is the participant’s sole responsibility to be in possession of the necessary documents to access the various countries crossed by the event.

For European citizens only an identity card is required while for non-European citizens a passport is required, with or without a visa. We therefore invite you to inquire at your consular offices to obtain updated information on the matter.

GREEN PASS AND / OR ANTICOVID DOCUMENTS.

The Covid situation is constantly evolving but to take part in the event you must absolutely be in possession of covid-19 documentation, valid at the time of the event and certifying vaccines received and / or tampons with negative results and / or healing, accepted in the countries touched.

TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR MEDICAL EXPENSES AND REPATRIATION (strongly recommended).

We strongly advise participants to take out personal health insurance that covers any hospital and repatriation expenses, valid for the entire duration of the event, covering all countries crossed by the NordKapp Classic Raid Edition 2023.

It is the participant’s sole responsibility to be in possession of this documentation, in addition to that required by law, for driving on roads open to traffic, such as driving license, vehicle insurance, road tax and any other mandatory legal documentation.

If we asked you to reach Nordkapp on a modern BMW GS or another Gran Turismo motorcycle, believe us, what would remain as a gift for the years to come would be just the memory of a beautiful journey. Of course, immersed in dream landscapes, but always and only a journey.

At NordKapp Classic Raid we celebrate the Adventure and we aim for the concrete improvement of your life. To do this we need to make you live a truly special story.

For this reason you will cover an epic distance, with always different conditions and on vehicles with timeless charm, but equally precarious and not very powerful.

Whether you participate as a single crew or as a couple, you can take part in the event with:

Vespa or moped with a maximum displacement of 200 cc, with a year of production by 2000.

Participation in the NordKappClassic is reserved for vehicles with a maximum displacement of 200 cc and with a year of production by 2000, as reported in the vehicle’s booklet and documents. Since the event is a non-competitive Adventure and not a race, the organizer is exempt from checking the starting vehicles to verify compliance with the factory documents. It is therefore always the sole responsibility of the participating crew to respond to possible checks by the police, for non-compliant / elaborated / modified vehicles that do not meet the safety criteria of the highway code.

In the NordKapp Classic Raid you can participate as a crew of two, but only one of the two will be able to drive. It is not allowed to alternate driving the vehicle, which is why, during the registration process for the event, you will have to indicate the name of the driver and that of the navigator.

The NordKapp Classic Raid is a NON-COMPETITIVE Ultra Distance Vespa Raid that takes place on roads open to traffic. The crews are required to be extremely careful and to comply with the rules of the road. This is an event to be faced with a sense of responsibility, awareness and desire to have fun.

Non-EU participants can request the invitation letter to the event staff by 15 February 2023, only by email (nordkappclassicraid@raidtribe.com), providing:

Copy of the passport
Name / surname / nationality
Period of stay in the EU (from – to)
Type of visa required: usually tourist

The preparation of the invitation letter requires the Staff, from the moment of your request, about a month’s time and will be sent to you by email once ready. Therefore, we recommend foreign participants who are required to have a visa to enter the EU to request the letter immediately after registration in order to activate the procedure for applying for a visa well in advance. Consider that if you apply for a visa with a reduced margin of time, you will be unable, if there is a problem, to resolve it with the Italian representation abroad.

The complete track of the route of the 2023 edition will be sent via email to the participants, approximately and in a provisional version, approximately 2 months before departure (end of march), while the definitive version of the route, which you will then upload to your GPS device or yours smartphone app, about 1 month before the start of the event (early may). In this way, starting from the provisional version, you will be able to plan your stages well in advance and the optimal management of the route to Nordkapp. Remember that it is your sole responsibility to study the track, organize yourself and anticipate the various aspects of the challenge, including available support and supply points.

Preparing a 4000 km track by choosing the best routes in Europe and the safest roads is a huge commitment and work that we take extremely seriously. It requires months of work and many inspections and given this commitment, we are therefore willing to take this responsibility only for our participating crews.

We therefore remind you that the track of the event is STRICTLY RESERVED to participants only, disclosure or sharing on the internet is NOT ALLOWED, for any reason and on any platform, be it a travel forum or a group of Vespa travel enthusiasts or the NordKapp Classic Raid social group. In the unfortunate event that we find our track available to people NOT participating in the event, we reserve the right to definitively exclude the participant who shared the track from our events.

At the NordKapp Classic Raid, safety comes first. In the 2023 edition, the route is provided by the organization and is the same for all crews, with a dual purpose:

– allow the maximum sharing, among the participants, of what is a unique and unrepeatable Experience, letting everyone go through the same path and thus increasing the possibilities of interaction and support between the participants
– allow you to discover some of the most enchanting streets and corners of Europe that we have traced, while minimizing, at the same time, the risks associated with traveling on roads that are not suitable for small displacement motorcycles / mopeds.

With on-site inspections and through cartographic research we have in fact privileged scenic and secondary roads to avoid heavy traffic and dangerous conditions.

It is undeniable, however, even with all our attention and scrupulousness, that we cannot predict in any way the conditions that you will find on the road at the time of the event, so here are some rules for interpreting the track that was provided to you:

At any time and for any reason related to your safety, traffic and road conditions, and therefore including road works, detours and any other imponderable situation that you may encounter along the track we have provided, you are free, to at your discretion, to abandon the track and to resume it as soon as the conditions encountered have ceased and your safety guaranteed again.

You can therefore deviate from the track at any time and then resume it as soon as possible later, using alternative routes at your discretion, if conditions require it. The organization, in any case, will always be able to verify your path and your position, therefore temporary deviations are allowed for the above reasons, but for the purposes of fairness and loyalty, no obvious and unreasonable cut to the path that was given to you.

Remember that the NordKapp Classic Raid is an Adventure in complete autonomy and it is always your responsibility to study the route we have prepared, aware of the fact that if the conditions you will find at the time of the event are different from what was expected, for any reason, you will have always the right to choose another path and to resume the track as soon as possible.

The .gpx file that we send by email to the crews is the result of dozens of hours of work spent on maps and physically spent on the territory, with the aim of choosing for you only the most beautiful and safe roads possible. The fixed route provided by the organization is the added value of RaidTribe events.

Receiving a carefully studied path that you will only have to follow is completely different from entering a location on any navigator and saying “take me there”. In fact, if you ask a navigator to take you to a specific place he does it, but it is he who decides the way, not you.

Navigators do not take into account the purpose of your trip or that a scenic route is preferable rather than the shortest, they do not take into account traffic flows and in general, trust us, a million other things. Basically, when you tell the navigator “take me there”, you put yourself in his hands, without knowing in detail the route you will be asked to take.

In RaidTribe events the goal is fun and this means not only covering the distance between the starting point of the event and its arrival, but doing it in the most spectacular and safe way possible, using only the most beautiful and safe roads, chosen precisely by our staff thanks to numerous inspections on the territory and cartographic research.

This is exactly the reason why we do not limit ourselves to simply telling you to go from A to B, (for this a simple navigator would be enough) as happens in many adventure raids in which, using the excuse of total autonomy, the staff don’t take the task of plotting the best possible route, but instead provide you with a file that will take you, curve after curve, until the challenge is completed. Just upload the file to your GPS or Google Maps and you can follow it without problems, but with a route chosen and traced by people who have been involved in adventures for over 20 years and with the aim of making you live a unique experience, not by an algorithm.

To follow the path indicated by the organization you have two options, at your discretion:

– use a GPS
– use a smartphone

GPS.
If you intend to follow the route via a GPS device, since you already have the device or intend to buy one, you simply have to connect the GPS to the computer where you downloaded the track (GPX file) and once you have identified the file folder on the GPS upload the file GPX. When the device restarts you should see the track we have sent you and at that point it will be sufficient to select it and follow the route on the map, with a navigation that looks a lot like the classic road navigators.

SMARTPHONE.
If you have chosen to follow the route via your smartphone, you will have to upload the track (.gpx file) not to your phone, but by creating a new map on Google Maps, starting from the gpx file you will receive. Don’t panic, here’s how:

Access Google Maps (do it from a PC) using any browser and log in to your Google account.

At the top left click on the striped menu:

From the menu choose “Your places”:

From the next menu, on the right side of the menu, choose “MAPS”:

In the next menu, at the bottom of the page, choose “CREATE MAP” and On the next page, in the left menu, choose IMPORT:

Then select the gpx file sent by the organization and drag it (or add it from the folder where the file is located) into the following screen:

Once Google Maps has processed the file you will see the map with the entire route at your disposal (blue line):

The advantage of viewing the route provided by the organization by creating your own map, rather than simply following it from Google Maps, is that of being able to add notes, comments and flags marking the route at certain points on the map.

For example, once you have received the path of the event you have discovered that along the track there is a restaurant that you do not want to miss, in this case you just need to use the tools that Google provides you to insert, in a specific point of the path , a flag that will remind you, once you get there, to stop.

Use the tools menu:

and select the black flag to insert the waypoints you want into the route:

In this way you will have the possibility to insert useful points that will be useful (or tasty) along the way, as well as places to sleep or assistance points.

Once you have created the map, name it as you like and save it:

From now on you will always find it available on your Google Drive (app to download for free on your phone) and you can thus view and follow it whenever you want, simply by clicking on it, with the automatic opening of the Google Maps app (also installed on your phone)

Now all that remains is to have fun on the most beautiful roads we have chosen for you and if you are wondering how to position the smartphone on the vespa so that you can easily read the route, in point 17 of the faq you will also find the answer to this.

The fantastic 4000 km route that will make you conquer Nordkapp on a Vespa will be sent to you by our Staff in a GPX file. This file must be uploaded (see tutorial available at point 16 of this page) on your GPS device or, via Google Maps, viewed and followed directly from your smartphone. In any case, whatever the tool with which you will view the route on the screen, you will have to hook your GPS / smartphone to the handlebar of your Vespa / moped.

On the market there are hooks of any kind that can help you travel in a practical and safe way, allowing you to easily read the route. One of the most effective attachments is undoubtedly the one to the rear-view mirror.

You can find different types of hooks simply by searching for “moto gps hooks” or “motorcycle smartphone hooks”.

The Meeting with the participants on the afternoon of Friday 2 June 2023 (from 15:00 to 18:00) will take place in Florence, at:

(details will be sent later)

The Start of the NordKapp Classic Raid 2023, at 8 am on Saturday 3 June 2023 (8 Meeting / 8.30 am Departure) will take place in Florence, at:

(details will be sent later)

Here is the precise address with gps coordinates:

(details will be sent later)

In the 2023 Edition of the NordKapp Classic Raid, each participant will receive a GPRS satellite tracker on free loan. The device, once switched on just before the start, will broadcast live for the entire duration of the event, the position of each crew directly on the live map of the event. The device, to continue broadcasting for 12 days, will have to be occasionally recharged by the participant (we will send the technical data and info with the battery life) and will be delivered to each participant during the meeting on Friday 2 June 2023.

To receive the GPRS tracker, which we remind you will be on loan for free use, a security deposit of Euro 100 is required to be made strictly by 30 April 2023 (fully refunded, subject to the return of the device, by 10 July 2023).

To receive the refund, the device must be shipped in working condition and complete with case and USB power cable, strictly by Friday 23 June 2023, to the address you will find in the digital guide of the event.

For technical details on the GPRS device or on the alternative tracking system chosen by the organization, as well as on the security deposit, please read the communications that will be sent to each participant close to the event.

The only ferries allowed during the 2023 Edition of the NordKapp Classic Raid, to be booked to complete the participating crews, are those listed below:

Rostock (Germany) / Trelleborg (Sweden)
Stockholm (Sweden) / Turku (Finland)

All other sea routes are prohibited.

Fairness and loyalty are the foundations of every Adventure. Participating in the NordKapp Classic Raid means putting yourself to the test in a legendary overland adventure raid, which involves awareness and acceptance of every aspect of the challenge. This includes the autonomous management of any problems and unforeseen events that may arise along the way to Nordkapp.

During this Adventure you will have the opportunity to share the road with many new friends, all united towards the greatest Vespa destination you have ever dreamed of, from these travel companions you can receive help and support if you want and if it will be offered to you, but is strictly prohibited the assistance of external support vehicles, in any form and under disqualification of the crew / participant.

If you arrive in Nordkapp or give up on the way, it will only have to be the result of the management and strategy you have decided to adopt during your Adventure, but in any case, believe us, if lived with loyalty it will be a memorable success.

You will be called to manage a challenge that will profoundly change you, allowing you to experience something that in everyday life is not possible, even at a distance, this includes dealing with unexpected events and sudden changes of plans. Only in this way, we assure you, will you treasure this experience for the rest of your life.

Therefore, in cases where the organization ascertains violations of the regulations or even behavior contrary to the founding values ​​or the spirit and philosophy of the event, it is free to adopt, after direct communication to the crew concerned and possibly there is no repentance on the part of the same team, sanctions of various kinds up, for the most serious cases, to the exclusion of the participant from the event.

The participant’s Live Tracking system during the event and the updating of the position of each crew on the LIVEMAP, is provided free of charge by the organization to each participant, for the entire duration of the event. It is the obligation of the crews to permanently transmit their position, from the departure in Florence to the arrival at the Nordkapp.

The day before the start of the event, the LIVE page will be activated on the event website (www.raidtribe.com), where it will be possible, through an interactive map, to follow the crews from the first meter to the last, with the possibility to see the live position and other useful navigation data and the territories crossed.

It will thus be possible to follow the event and the position of each Team by fans and friends from all over the world, H24.

In RaidTribe events, safety and media coverage, with live transmission of the position of each crew, have always been of fundamental importance.

For this reason, in every event you take part in, there are two aspects that imply, respectively, safety and the sharing of unique and unforgettable experiences.

NAVIGATION.
In each RaidTribe event it is the Staff that directly provides you, through a GPX file and after a careful study of the maps and in the territories, the complete route to follow. Whether it’s a 300 km or 4000 km route, we’ll take care of it. To follow the route (track) use a GPS or a smartphone + app, completely at your discretion.

LIVE TRACKING.
By Live Tracking we mean the transmission of the position live, and for the entire duration of the event, on the map that is activated on the RaidTribe website and which allows friends, relatives and Adventure enthusiasts from all over the world to follow your crew. For this purpose, you will be provided, free of charge on loan for free use, with a satellite device that you will always keep on, from departure to arrival, to transmit the position on the live map.

So in summary, you will have a GPS (or smartphone) to follow the route, and you will have a satellite device provided by us to broadcast your position live.

Today there is a difference from the past, there are powerful power banks and various charging sources that can make the devices last for a long time during the long lasting adventures like the NordKapp Classic Raid.

Before the start of the event, the Staff will check that each departing Vespa / moped has the lighting system in perfect working order, furthermore each crew must be in possession of a reflective jacket and helmet for each member of the crew.

In the NordKapp Classic Raid it is compulsory to pass through 4 Checkpoints scattered along the route. Check points are intermediate points where each participant must pass in order to perform a validation action.

To get to the various Checkpoints, just follow the track provided by the organization (the checkpoints are marked on the gpx file with a flag).

In the NordKapp Classic Raid 2023 the following Checkpoints will be active:

– C1 Munchen (details on location / hours / contacts will follow)

– C2 Berlin (details on location / hours / contacts will follow)

– C3 Stockholm (details on location / hours / contacts will follow)

– C4 Rovaniemi (details on location / hours / contacts will follow)

To carry out the mandatory validation action, which can be implemented 24 hours a day, you can, at your discretion:

Go to the Checkpoint during opening hours. During the opening hours you will find the Check point staff and the validation action will be represented by the affixing of the stamp on your CDP (Carnet De Passage) by the Checkpoint staff.

Go to the Checkpoint during closing times. You will not receive the stamp and you will not find any staff waiting for you, in this case the validation action, verifiable by the organization via satellite, will be your passage in front of the Checkpoint.

The NordKapp Classic Raid 2023 provides for the physical presence of the Staff on the field, through 2 vehicles following the Raid, up to Nordkapp. We are talking about covering the whole of Europe round trip with two fully equipped vehicles and 8 professionals following the event, nevertheless it is easy to understand how, in an event of this magnitude it is very difficult, due to the distances faced daily by crews and staff, also with huge resources and 2 means, to ensure all participants are present in the photos and videos of the 2023 edition.

The quality and extraordinary number of media content that will be produced by the live event production is usually present in professional rally events with 10 times our budget but we assure you, based on our experience of over 20 years in media production in the field adventure, which we will make you protagonists and at the center of the scene of an unparalleled enterprise.

That said, we therefore ask kindly to understand that it is not possible to ensure the same average coverage for all crews, some will be more present while others less, but only for purely logistical reasons. Your Stories, for us, are all incredible and we will do everything to tell, through interviews, videos and daily contributions made with the utmost care and quality, what it means to participate in such an event and what are the emotions you feel along the road.

Remember that the NordKapp Classic Raid experience will remain unique and indelible, regardless of whether you have been immortalized or not in the videos, which although beautiful, are only the outline of an Adventure that for most people happens only once in a lifetime, when it happens.

Live the event with serenity and fun, with the sole purpose of taking an extraordinary, incredible parenthesis from your daily life, and we guarantee that you will treasure an experience that will profoundly change the vision of your life and the priorities of everything in your world.

To see the videos, photos and live interviews created by the Staff during each edition, you can follow the Facebook page, the website and the YouTube channel.

Participants in the event will be sent detailed information on the Lapland and Arctic section of the route (last 750 km from Rovaniemi to Nordkapp), with details of the services available, progressive kilometers and any other useful information.

Participants in the event will be sent information and useful advice regarding the most suitable equipment and equipment to participate in the Nordkapp Classic Raid.

Participants in the event will be sent detailed information on the mechanical assistance points available along or near the route, as well as the European Vespa Clubs.

Participants in the event will be sent detailed information on the island of Mageroya, with details of the services available in the towns of the island, complete with any other useful information.

Participants in the event will be sent detailed information on the island of Mageroya, with details of the services available in the towns of the island, complete with any other useful information.

The Visitor Center of Nordkapp is open from 06:30 am to 1:00 am (from 18 May to 17 August 2023)

It has shops, 2 restaurants, 1 café, 1 area dedicated to documentaries and the natural heritage of the North Cape.

At the NordKapp Classic Raid you are free to arrive at the North Cape at any time; however, remember that if you arrive at night you will not find the RaidTribe Staff and you will have to stay outside the Visitor Center until opening time from 06:30 am, in fact there are no accommodation facilities in the North Cape, with the exception of free camping with your own tent, which is always possible. 

For the night arrivals the time of finish will be recorded automatically by the tracking system and you will meet the RaidTribe Staff, to get the stamp and the certificate, in the morning.

The RaidTribe Staff will be present at the visitor centre for all the duration of window registration time from june 13 to june 16, every day, from 8.30 am to 1 am.

If you arrive at night (after 1 am and before 9 am) and you are within the 12 day time limit, your registration as a Finisher will take place the next morning and we will consider your last GPS tracking valid for the departure time. arrival at destination.

Tip: Once you arrive in Honningsvag (30 km from Caponord), take stock of the situation and keep in mind, if you arrive in Honningsvag in the evening, that in the North Cape there are no accommodations to stay overnight, so consider, even in the light of the your psychophysical conditions, whether it is the case to arrive at night or, after a few hours of rest in Honningsvag, conquer Caponord in the light of day.

The choice is yours, but always remember that you are in the Arctic Circle and the weather, in Nordkapp, can change at any moment, as can the temperatures.

If you are feeling excessively tired it could be hard to spend a night outdoors.

Conceived to give everyone the extraordinary opportunity to experience a legendary overland raid, the NordKapp Classic Raid is open to different philosophies and roadmaps, this means that you are free to cover the route with the utmost freedom and you can get to Nordkapp whenever you want, equally enjoying the event and its magical atmosphere in every aspect.

However, be aware that to get the 2023 Edition Finisher Certificate and be included in the order of arrival, divided by category according to the crews and the displacement of the Vespa / mopeds, you will have to complete the route and reach Nordkapp in a window registration time open from june 13 to june 16, 2023.

If you arrive in Nordkapp before june 13 or after midnight on June 16, 2023, you will not be registered.

Participants in the event will be sent detailed information on the Finisher registration procedure in Nordkapp.

Participants in the event will be sent detailed information on the NordKapp Classic Raid Staff present at the Nordkapp visitor center.

We know, in Nordkapp it will be particularly difficult for you to separate yourself from your Vespa, especially once it has opened the doors of glory for you and taken you up to the top of the world. However, not everyone has the time and resources to return to Italy from Nordkapp on a Vespa once the event is over.

For this reason, to help those who want to participate but have little time, or are unable to undertake the journey independently, we have a return transport service.

You will then have the possibility, if you wish, to deliver your vehicle to the North Cape (Honningsvag, about 30 km from North Cape) and to take it back after 8-10 days In Italy, at the starting point in Florence or, in the presence of a number sufficient of Riders, even at intermediate stops along the route, for example (Germany / Austria / Trento / Bologna / Rome).

Intermediate stops will be scheduled only after registration closes and based on the number of Riders interested in the single stop (at least 4-5 vehicles to unload).

While you, once the vehicle has been delivered to the North Cape and with the typical and well-deserved winners drink in the hands, you can return comfortably by plane, and in just a handful of hours, from the international airport of Alta (about 180 km from Nordkapp / information on available transport and connections will be sent to all participants) or from Honningsvag airport (about 25 km from Caponord / information on available transport and connections will be sent to all participants).

Your Vespa will be loaded on a special vehicle and brought back to Italy (starting point and intermediate stops) with all the care and attention. The transport will be complete with vehicle insurance and a loading and storage system that will guarantee the safe and unsurprising transport of your beloved vehicle, under the complete care of the courier appointed by us.

Keep in mind that we are talking about the North Cape and the Arctic Circle and obviously we will not be able to organize last minute or “on call” transport, which is why, due to the difficulties associated with an operation of this type in such an extreme territory, there will be only one fixed date on which you will have the opportunity to deliver your vehicle, June 17, 2023, the day following the expiry of the time limit to achieve the qualification of Finisher of the NordKapp Classic Raid.

Depending on the number of vehicles to be transported, we will activate with different means of transport, which will depart directly from Italy to bring back your beloved Vespa and moped. The cost of the transport service is not included in the registration for the event and depends on the number of vehicles to be transported. 

Immediately after registration closes, at the beginning of January 2023, we will send you an email to provide you with all the detailed information on the transport. Those who intend to use this service must make a payment by 15 january 2023 directly to the bank account or Paypal account of the Vespa Club Firenze. The payment will guarantee the booking of the transport for your vehicle and the amount that you will be asked to pay (500 euro), represents the average cost, to Vespa, for a return transport of approximately 35 vehicles, suitably stored, with cargo to board carried out by the forwarder and with all customs and security procedures included.

On january 20, 2023, as a last step, we will finally know, with certainty, the number of crews who have made the payment and therefore intend to use the transport service for the return of the vehicles to Italy and based on the actual number of means we will organize the transport in the most appropriate, efficient and economical way, thus providing to reimburse a part of the amount paid (up to about 200 euro) if the means are more than expected, or, if there are fewer means to return, to ask for an integration up to around 200 euro per Vespa.

At the same time, based on the city of origin of the Registered Riders, we will take action to create as many intermediate stops as possible (in the presence of at least 4-5 Riders), so as to return your Vespa to the point closest to your home.

The reimbursement or any integration must be made strictly by january 31. If the crew fails to pay the possible integration within this period we will not be able to book the transport service and we will reimburse the 500 euro previously paid, not accepting, from the same crew, further requests for this service.

So, summing up, the cost of road transport back to Italy, from Nordkapp, including customs procedures, storage, cargo and insurance included, can range from 300 euro per vehicle (for about 50 vehicles transported), up to 700 euro per vehicle. (15 vehicles transported). This is a reliable estimate but the actual cost of transport will be defined only close to the service for the variable costs of fuel and travel costs in general.

The cost of the transport service always refers to the single vehicle, so, for example, if the crew is made up of two people aboard a Vespa 200, you will equally pay from 300 euro to 700 euro, in total, to return your Vespa in Italy, regardless of the number of crew members.

The return transport service of vehicles from Nordkapp in Italy is an accessory service with respect to registration for the event and is provided by an external partner who collaborates with the organization. 

RaidTribe is not responsible for the service or for any damage deriving from it, limiting itself to providing the crews with a special discounted price and all the necessary planning, including the management of reservations for departing crews and the necessary procedures for transport. The transport contract will be finalized by the individuals directly with the forwarder in charge, with the support of RaidTribe, who will in any case provide the details of the required documents and the necessary formalities.

The validity of the registration is in no case linked to the provision or otherwise of the transport service by our Partner.

The world of land raids, regardless of the means by which they are intended to complete, always includes a highly subjective approach, in terms of comfort that cannot be done without, which can lead to significantly different costs.

Here is some reliable data to get an idea of ​​the total cost of the Raid, all included, in the case of a single crew participant or a couple.

Hard and pure profile – Single Crew

You are tough and for you the Adventure is only the Bear Grylls one. You and your Vespa eat your way without batting an eye. Your favorite restaurants are the gas stations and supermarkets, while your hotels are spartan but charming Scandinavian wooden cabins or, even better, a few nights in tents in the spectacular Arctic tundra.

If you recognize yourself in this profile, once you have paid the registration costs for the event (547 euros), the return transport of the Vespa (average of 400 euro) and the plane ticket (180 euro), in total approximately 1100 euro, you just have to add three basic cost items

– Fuel (4000 km = about 150 euro)
– Meals (36 meals = 3 per day x 12 days time limit = 320 euro)
– Overnight stays (6 days in tents for free + 6 nights in a single cabin
= 240 euro)

Total = 1800 euro

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“Hard and pure” profile – Couple crew

You are always unquestionably tough but you have chosen to conquer Nordkapp in a team, with a travel companion. Same thing, your favorite restaurants are the gas stations and supermarkets, while your hotels are the spartan but fascinating wooden cabins of Scandinavia or, even better, a few nights in tents in the spectacular Arctic tundra.

If you both recognize yourselves in this profile, paid the registration costs for the event as a couple (677 euro), the return transport of the Vespa (average 400 euro) and the plane ticket for two people (360 euro), in total approximately 1400 euro total for both, all that remains is to add three fundamental cost items

– Fuel (4000 km = about 250 euro)
– Meals (36 meals / 3 per day x 12 days time limit x 2 Riders =
500 Euro)
– Overnight stays (6 days in tents for free + 6 nights in a double cabin = 360 euro)

Total = 2510 euro
Total per participant = 1255 euro

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Profile “Adventure yes, but with style!” – Single crew

In your mind you would like to be Bear Grylls but you can’t give up a certain amount of comfort, even in the Raid of Raids! You and your Vespa are an example of balance and for you a Raid means a long way, but also a good meal and a nice bed where you can recharge your batteries, and your butt.

If you recognize yourself in this profile, once you have paid the registration costs for the event (547 euro), the return transport of the Vespa (average 400 euros) and the plane ticket (180 euro), in total approximately 1100 euro, you just have to add three basic cost items

– Fuel (4000 km = about 150 euro)
– Meals (36 meals = 3 per day x 12 days time limit) = 540 euro
– Overnight stays (12 nights in a single cabin / single room = 600 EUR)

Total = 2390 euro

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Profile “Adventure yes, but with style!” – Couple crew

There is little to do, your team sleeps with the photo of Bear Grylls under the pillow but you can’t give up a certain amount of comfort, you are the sophisticated version of modern adventurers, even in the Raid of Raids! You and your Vespa are an example of balance and for you a Raid means a long way, but also a good meal and a nice bed where you can recharge your batteries, and your butt.

If you both recognize yourselves in this profile, paid the registration costs for the event as a couple (677 euro), the return transport of the Vespa (average 400 euro) and the plane ticket for two people (360 euro), in total approximately 1400 euro total for both, all that remains is to add three fundamental cost items

– Fuel (4000 km = about 250 euro)
– Meals (36 meals = 3 per day x 12 days time limit) x 2 Riders = 850 euro)
– Overnight stays (12 nights in a double cabin / double room = 840 euro)
EUR)

Total = 3340 euro
Total per participant = € 1670

These are estimates. The profile you choose to adopt during the Raid will give you the final result and obviously you can spend more or less, also in consideration of the number of unexpected events and of the things that will go smoothly along the way, but the cost items are based on years of experience in the territories crossed so you can refer to this track to consider the economic aspect of the Nordkapp Raid.

Participants in the event will be sent detailed information on the airports available to return by plane to Italy or Europe, including connections to reach the airports, available airlines and average ticket costs.

The NordKapp Classic Raid Facebook group was created to facilitate the exchange of information between participants, fans and the staff of the event. The Staff intervenes and answers in the group throughout the year, but only to questions that are not already answered on this FAQ page.

NordKapp Classic Raid public group address:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/490914946084383

In fact, we remind you that in 99% of cases the answer to any question about the event has already been written on this FAQ page, so we kindly ask you to consult it carefully. The Facebook group, as mentioned in the event guidelines, is a place where polite and positive behavior is required, in line with the spirit of the event.

For questions regarding the event that you have not found an answer to on this faq page, please send an email to: info@raidtribe.com

The staff will take care to answer you as soon as possible.

Adventure will save the world!

The NordKapp Classic Raid was born with a specific purpose: to make people’s lives better and happier by allowing them, through the most coveted and dreamed of Vespa Raid ever, to share a magnificent experience with hundreds of other dreamers riding a Vespa, all united in search of strong emotions and against the torpor that now accompanies the modern world and unfortunately many of our lives.

It is time to turn around and take back control, as wrote the author of the book “Titanic. A different ending “.

Making it better means enjoying and capitalizing on an experience that for most people only happens once in a lifetime. For this reason, everything related to the event should be experienced and interpreted by those who intend to take part, with positive emotion, enthusiasm, courtesy towards others and towards the Staff, as well as awareness of being able to experience something Extraordinary in able to shake one’s life in an incredibly powerful and positive way.

So please, always remember that the purpose of participating in this event is to do an extraordinary thing that will make you happy and that you can tell with contagious enthusiasm to your lineage, so even if we understand that preparation can bring with it a certain amount of apprehension, approach the event in all its aspects with happiness and joy of being there, after all .. you are here for this.

Participating in the NordKapp Classic Raid means giving yourself and your life a gift of unique value, as long as you are conscious and aware that you are taking part in an UltraDistance Vespa Raid in complete autonomy.

The Adventure, by its very nature and definition, requires flexibility, a spirit of adaptation and the ability to read the conditions in the field. Despite the maniacal care and scruple that we place in preparing for this event, it is physically impossible to predict the real conditions you will find on the pitch from the moment of departure. For this reason, you are responsible for viewing the route sent with the utmost care, providing support and supply points, night points, etc.

We choose the best roads in Europe but it is easy to understand, given the length of the event, that the conditions on the field could be different or change suddenly for a thousand reasons and at any time: detours, road works, closures of other communication routes and diverted traffic flows.

For this reason, in the presence of unforeseen and extraordinary circumstances that you may find in the field, at the NordKapp Classic Raid you are free to exit the track, at your complete discretion, and to resume it as soon as the safety conditions are restored.

Tackle this Adventure responsibly, with awareness and preparation, and you will treasure one of the Greatest Experiences of Your Life.

Preparing an Adventure independently, from A to Z, requires months of time and careful filtering of the sources from which the information is taken. From navigation to technical aspects, from equipment to logistics, there are many things to plan.

Aware, however, that not everyone has the time and skills necessary to plan adventures of this type and wanting to bring as many people as possible to the world of Vespa and moped raids, we have studied a series of adventures with a fixed and carefully planned route, accompanied by fundamental information that is the result of our twenty years of experience in over 100 countries around the world. Indeed, having a path to follow relieves you of months of study and planning, although it is your responsibility to check it carefully. But in addition to the path and perhaps even more fundamental, the participants will be provided with practical information of all kinds that otherwise, in the case of adventures done independently, you would have had to find and filter from hundreds of sources, mostly untestable.

Logistical information, on the recommended equipment to face the challenge, on how to follow the track with the GPS or smartphone. As well as the services available along the track, the roadmap, the workshops, the repair centers, the Vespa Clubs. To get to the return transport service and the connections to return home by plane. With over 20 years of experience in the world of adventure, our events allow everyone to experience extraordinary Adventures that really change people’s lives.

The RaidTribe Adventures take place on the most served and safest continent in the world, Europe. For this reason, you will presumably always be able to receive help within a few kilometers, to resolve any unforeseen events and program changes that may arise along the way, elements that have always been at the basis of the very concept of Adventure.

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