6 DE MAIO 2018





Art. 1 – LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO is a cycle tourist/cycling-for-all event, defined as an Open Race by the UVP-FPC (Portuguese Cycling Federation) and that respects its specific regulations as well as the traffic laws. This is not a competition but a sportive event, with leisure, tourist or cultural purposes, which are part of the attractive of this type of cycling. Participation is limited to two-wheel vehicles (road, mountain or tandem bicycles). Motor vehicles are prohibited.
Date and distance
Art. 2 – LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO will start at 9.00 o'clock a.m. (Lisbon Time), on Sunday, May 6 2018, in Peso da Régua, finishing in the same location. Departure control begins at 8.00 a.m. and finish line control closes at 18.00 p.m. The first km of the race will be under controlled pace before the race opens. 
Art. 3 – LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO will have an extension of 160 km in the Granfondo version. There are also two shorter distances, called Mediofondo, with 115 km length and the Minifondo, with 50 km. In all of them the use of helmet is mandatory.

Art. 3.1 – Granfondo detour closes at 1 p.m.

All participants willing to ride the Granfondo distance must pass before 1 p.m. through the detour, for that is the time in which that passage will be closed. From then on no other rider will be able to continue.

This is a decision taken by Bikeservice in accordance to the law and order forces, to avoid any kind of danger to participants.

The detour between Mediofondo and Granfondo is located at 75 km.


Art. 4 – The race will be limited to 3000 participants in the total of the three distances, who shall make their registration through LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO’s official website (www.dourogranfondo.com) or at Bikeservice’s siege, in the city of Póvoa de Varzim.
Art. 5 – Payment shall be made to VISA, MasterCard or PAYPAL
Once the payment is made for and in case of giving up the right to participate until April 1 2018, the participant may get a 50% refund of the registration value. After April 1, registration is considered definitive.
Art. 6 – Registration is personal. It is possible to enter the race with someone else's registration, but after April 22 new participant will pay an extra 5 euro tax. Payment shall be made through money transfer to the IBAN PT50 0045 1463 4027 5091 3307 8.
Art. 7 – Participation is allowed only to individuals 16 years old or over, at their own responsibility and risk. When register, all riders declare to be totally fit to participate, both physically and clinically. We advise all participants to take a full medical exam before entering our event.
Art. 8 – Registration cost, until the April the 22th, is 35 euros for athletes licensed in the Portuguese Cycling Federation (UVP-FPC) or any other cycling federation of another country. It is MANDATORY, in the moment of the registration, to write the license number. In case of accident, participant must activate his federation insurance. For non-licensed or licensed in FPCUB and in Federação Portuguesa de Triatlo (Portuguese Triathlon Federation) the cost is 38 euros, since their federations’ insurances don’t cover this kind of events.
Registration will be accepted between April 23 and May 4, but with an aggravated cost of five euros. All registrations made after April 22 will not be customized with participants’ name.
After April 23, all registrations that are not paid will be eliminated. To make a new one, one must register in www.dourogranfondo.com, receiving a new code for electronic payment but with an aggravated cost of five euros. 
Registration closes when reaching 3000 or on May 4.
Art 8.1 – Federation licenses must be valid in the year the race will take place. Those who have registered in the year before the event with a license valid only for that year will not be considered licensed riders, thus will have to pay a normal inscription fee.
Art 8.2 – It is mandatory to place the race’s number in the bike’s handlebar. In case it is placed in any other bike part, the participant will not be allowed to enter the departure zone.
Registration includes:

  • The right to take part on Love Tiles Douro Granfondo 2018
  • Food and liquid supplies
  • Race number customized with name and country- (Registration validated until April 22)
  • First aid and medical assistance
  • Access to showers
  • Recovery lunch
  • Bottle of Vinho Cadão Douro
  • Bidon - offer Love Tiles 
  • Barra Energética, Gel Energético - offer Pozis
  • Finisher medal
  • Finisher certificate by electronic means
  • Classification by electronic chip
  • Professional mechanical assistance
  • Prozis Shaker
  • Book proof
  • - Personal accident insurance in accordance with the law in force (for non-federated athletes in FPC - 90 € deductible)
  • Capital Penthouses per person
  • Death by Accident 27,665.18Euros
  • Permanent Disability by Accident 27,665.18Euros
  • Accident Treatment Expenses 4,425.92Euros
  • Simultaneous deaths of the Safe Person and Spouse 15.000,00Euros
  • Funeral Expenses (Expenses) 5.000,00Euros
  • Expenses with salvage operations, search, transp. 1000,00Euros
  • Franchises for person 90,00Euros

The event will have its official jersey, bib shorts and gloves and they can be purchased through the event’s website or in the registration office. Prices and other detail, will be later announced. 
Art. 9 – Registration and participation of individuals suspended by the use of banned substances will not be accepted.
Art. 10 – Although being a cycling/cycle tourist challenge, all riders will be timed, by means of an electronic chip, in the time taken to complete the length of the course. The electronic chip is personal and of mandatory use, resulting in immediate disqualification not complying with this rule. 
All riders must pass under the departure arch otherwise the electronic chip will not be activated.
Departure order

Art. 11 – Granfondo, Mediofondo and Minifondo departure will be made simultaneously, with participants distributed in numbered boxes with the following names:
1 to 100 - Box LOVE TILES
101 to 400 Box - MARGRÈS
401 to 700 Box – CADÃO DOURO
701 to 1000 Box - EUROPCAR
1001 to 1300 Box - LACOVIANA
1301 to 1600 Box -CACB
1601 to 1900 Box -OAKLEY
1901 to 2200 Box -PROTEU
2201 to 2500 Box -GARMIN

This distribution shall obey exclusively to the ORDER OF PAYMENT. Each of these boxes has 300 places. There will be a VIP box ahead of all others.
Medical assistance

Art. 12 – The LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO organization will provide for medical assistance with specialized personnel. Any time a participant asks a member of the organization staff for it or through the emergency phone number inscribed in the race’s number plate, the assistance system is activated.
Mechanical assistance

Art. 13 – The event will have mechanical assistance at the start and also along the route. Organization staff and vehicles provide for it. It is forbidden any mechanical assistance made by private or team cars during the event. It is expressly forbidden the circulation of team or personal cars in the race course.
Art. 14 – We advise each participant to take along with him the basic material and tools so he can repair simple mechanical problems, such as a puncture, as the organization staff can be far from the spot and take some time to get there. Our work is free from any costs but if any replacement part is necessary, it will be charged to the participant.

Legal provisions

Art. 15 – All participants must obey the traffic laws, since the LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO course takes place in open roads. Any disrespect towards the traffic laws results in the immediate disqualification of this edition of the race as well as future ones.
Art. 16 – The organization is not to blame for any kind of accident regarding participants, be them victims or responsible for the accident. Nor it is to blame for any kind of debts contracted by participants, before, after or during the event, or even mechanical damage or material loss that may occur with bicycles or other equipment. All participants exempt the organization of any responsibility regarding loss or deterioration of personal objects, under any circumstances.
Art. 17 – The organization has the right to make all kinds of changes it considers necessary, on the course and other matters. The organisation reserves the admission right to the LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO.

Image rights

Art. 18 – Reading and accepting these regulations means that all participants entitle the LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO organization to film, totally or partially, its participation in the race; they also entitle the organization to use their image in promoting the event on all kinds of media (TV, radio, press, photos, DVD, internet, posters, flyers, etc), as well as giving away completely free from charges the commercial and advertising exploitation rights of their image. The organization guarantees the full respect of laws regarding personal data.
Art. 19 – The act of registration for this event implies the full acceptance of these regulations, as well as waiving all kind of legal action against the organization of the race that could emerge from participating in the LOVE TILES DOURO GRANFONDO.


Art. 20 – There will be trophies for:
The first three classified male.
The first three classified female.
The first three of the following categories
Elite (born before 1989).
Masters A (from 1988 to 1979)
Masters B (from 1978 to 1969)
Masters C (from 1968 to 1959)
Masters D (from 1958 to 1949)
Masters E (born in 1948 or before)
Elites (born before1989)
Masters A (from 1988 to 1979)
Masters B (from 1978 to 1969)
Trophies for the first male and the first female.
The first three of the following categories:
Elites (born before 1989).
Masters A (from 1988 to 1979)
Masters B (from 1978 to 1969)
Masters C (from 1968 to 1959)
Masters D (from 1958 to 1949)
Masters E (born in 1948 or before)
Elites (born before1989)
Masters A (from 1988 to 1979)
Masters B (from 1978 to 1969)
Trophies for the first 3 teams in the Granfondo, being considered the team’s best three riders regardless of their category

Awards ceremony will begin at 4 p.m.



Art. 21 – Will be disqualified those who:
a) Disrespect the traffic laws.
b) Disrespect instructions given by organization staff or law enforcement authorities.
c) Don't pass through control zero at the start and/or other control points along the course.
d) Don't respect the environment, by means of polluting it along the course, throwing waste or other.
e) Have their private or team car in the race, affecting it.
f) Disrespect the present regulations or the event.

Registration office

Art. 22 – On May 5, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., on May 6 between 7 a.m. and 8.30 a.m. It is located in Av do Douro, Douro Rio Café parking, next to the departure zone.
Mandatory documents:

  • Registration holder: ID document, in case of being licensed it is necessary a copy of the federation’s license. 
  • Non-holder: holder’s ID document, in case of the holder being licensed it is necessary a copy of the federation’s license. 

Final provisions

Art. 23 – We strongly advise all participants to take a full medical exam before entering in this event. We also stress the need for an adequate eating and hydration regime before and during the race, although there are food and liquid supplies in defined points along the course.
Art. 24 – The organization will not assume any responsibility in compensating participants in case the event is postponed or cancelled due to “force majeure”.
Art. 25 – It is up to the organization analysing and deciding on omissions or exceptional cases.




Statement of responsibility


1. I, the undersigned, ............................................................................................................................................, holder of the identification document nº..................................................... and holder of Love Tiles Douro Granfondo’s race number………………., the event which takes place on May 1st 2016, declare to have read and accepted the race’s Regulations. I further declare to have taken notice that this is an amateur cyclotourism/cycling event for all, without any competitive purpose, that unfolds in public roads open to traffic, accepting the resulting risks, so I agree to comply with and enforce the traffic laws as well as Love Tiles Douro Granfondo’s Regulations.


2. I declare to have been given all necessary information from the organization, as well as information I asked for, concerning the inherent risks to my participation in the Love Tiles Douro Granfondo, being fully aware that the race takes place on roads open to vehicle circulation foreign to the event with whom I may come across; that I will pass traffic interceptions open to vehicle circulation, so I agree to use the utmost care and caution crossing them; that some of the race’s course are, either by road conditions or the steep slope of the rode, dangerous and I was duly alerted by the organization to this situation as well as the risks it may cause.


3. I also declare that I will not ask any responsibilities to Love Tiles Douro Granfondo’s organization or to any other entities involved in the event for any accident I may cause or be a victim and that might affect/involve other participants, organization staff or others, nor by any debts contracted by me before, during or after the ride, as well as mechanical malfunctions or losses that the bicycles or other equipment owned/used by me may suffer. I also exempt the organization for any loss or deterioration of personal belongings in any circumstance.


4. I assume that Love Tiles Douro Granfondo’s organization has recommended a thorough medical check-up before joining this ride to all participants, for which I will not ask any responsibilities to the referred entity in case I suffer any kind of loss resulting from health problems that may occur after my participation in the event. I declare to fully assume any risk to my health that may come from participating in the Love Tiles Douro Granfondo.


Signature (as in the identification document)