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Sunday, 01 March 2009

“On Patrol in the Lines” - Saturday 4 April 2009

The fourth running of the RAID Hípico of the Lines of Torres Vedras, sponsored by CARE, the Quinta do Vale do Corvo, and the Rota Histórica e Turística das Linhas de Torres Vedras, will take place on Saturday, 4th April, 2009.

This competition is unique in Portugal, in that it provides according to the abilities of the participants, excellent training in endurance riding  with classification rates greater than 90% through scenery of rare beauty, noted for its enormous historical and tourist relevance.

The event is suitable for all the types of participant, comprising CEP competitions of  40km and 60km and a third 20km event for novices.

RAID 2009


The designated routes, long ago used by the Duke of Wellington and his armies, weave among the first Line of Defense of Torres Vedras, with special incidence in very atractive historical and scenic zones from the tourist point of view, that cross mountain summits with exceptional vistas, from where it is possible to see the Berlengas, the ocean, the fort of S. Vicente, Castle of Torress Vedras, the Mountain range of Sintra, the convent of Mafra, the Serra do Montejunto, the lezíria, the Cabeço de Montachique, the Vasco da Gama bridge. They deserve equal prominence, stops beyond the strong military roads, some of the property of excellent patrimonial and historical interest, such as religious monuments, historical villages and villas, windmills, and the Quintas where the commanders of the allied armies lodged during the defence of the Lines of Torres Vedras.

Good acessibility enables interested spectators to follow the competition easily, within a spectacular landscape and allows visiting of historical, private spaces which are normally closed to the general public.

The three main stages, each of 20km, of the competition will follow this route: Quinta do Calvel; Centro Histórico da Vila do Turcifal; Quinta do Manjapão; Campo Real/ Hotel Westin; Cadriceira; Fortes da Serra da Archeira; Caixaria; Quinta da Conceição; Furadouro; Alto da Portela; Quinta da A de Guerra; Bispeira; Pêro Negro/Moitelas; Serra do Alqueidão; S.Sebastião; Enxara dos Cavaleiros; fortes da Enxara; Quinta do Canto da Vinha, Quinta da Póvoa; Quinta do Vale do Corvo e Serra do Socorro (Wellington´s Eagle Nest)


 Route map
FEP logo 
  Route Map (1MB JPEG) Preliminary Details (MSWord)


Planned start time: Quinta do Calvel (Coudelaria Vilhena D´Andrade): 10:30.
Expected finish time: Ermida de Nossa Senhora do Socorro: 16:30.

Spectator Zones:

Serras do Socorro e Archeira.
Alto das Moitelas e Alqueidão
Enxara dos Cavaleiros

Special event - not to be missed!

The City of Mafra will produce a  historical reconstruction of animation of talks back of the optic telegraph of Wellington, from 15:30 at the summit of Serra do Socorro.


1º : 350 euros & Voucher from Westin/ Campo Real for weekend stay, value 330 euros.
2º : 250 euros & Voucher from Westin/ Campo Real for weekend stay, value 330 euros.
3º : 200 euros &  trophy.
4º : 150 euros &  trophy.
5º : 100 euros &  trophy.

CEP 40 km. 

1º: 200 euros & Voucher from Westin/ Campo Real for weekend stay, value 330 euros.
2º : 150 euros e estojo de moedas de prata Caixa de Crédito Agrícola de Mafra, no valor de 150 euros.
3º: 100 euros  &  trophy.
4º trophy
5º trophy

Iniciados 20Km
1º ao 3º trophies

The organization reserves the right to adjust the monetary prizes proportionally to the number of registrations.

Cost of registration
up to 28 March, 2009:

Raid CEP 60 km
 50 euros, including 2 suppers at the closing ceremony which takes place in the XVIII century adega of Quinta do Vale do Corvo/ Serra do Socorro,  a building that served as headquarters for Wellington's second in command, during the defense of theTorres Vedras.
The organization will make available 5 boxes at the start point for the first competitors registering for the CEP 60km.
CEP 40km.
35 euros including supper at the closing ceremony.
Novice 20 km.
25 euros including supper at the closing ceremony.

From 28 of March, the registrations will suffer an additional 40% increase.
Registration forms for download (and return) are here:
"Ficha_de_Inscriçao_Tipo.doc"  and "FichaDeInscriçao.pdf "

Special package for foreign competitors:

For non-resident competitors of foreign nationality, the organization reserves a special package for registration: 2 suppers, one bedroom and one box, for only 75 euros. 


Horse inspections will take place on Saturday 4 of April, from 8:00 a.m.  in the Quinta do Calvel/ Catefica ( Coudelaria Puro Sangue Lusitano Vilhena D´Andrade ) 800 meters from the exit of A8, Torres Vedras - Sul.

Additional information:

The organization also guarantees the competitors:
Double rooms from 30 euros.
Extra suppers at prizegiving: 25 euros..


 BP , Caixa de Crédito Agrícola Mútuo de Mafra , Westin/Campo Real , ELO Artes GráficasImpério Bonança , IMPORVETE , Junta de Freguesia do Turcifal , Município de Mafra , Município de Sobral de Monte Agraço , Município de Torres Vedras , Tecauto Mercedes Benz .

... and with support fro:

Acolyte Science, APERCIM, British Historical Society, CARE, FLOREST, Quinta da A de Guerra, Quinta do Calvel, Quinta da Conceição, Quinta do Canto da Vinha, Quinta do Vale do Corvo, Quinta da Póvoa, Visto By CAP/ Segurança Alimentar.

Television coverage: 

Torres TV
Media Partner/ sponsor


Comissão Organizadora do Raid Hípico das Linhas de Torres Vedras
Quinta da Póvoa-Casal Barbas
2565-771 Turcifal
261-315085/91-917260833/ 962553023.


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