Portugal Sprint RACE BIKINGMAN | Race type€249

From October 4th to 8th 2021
Last slots

BikingMan Portugal #3

Explore the Algarve mountains and discover the many walled towns of Alentejo , along the Spanish border. Join the Atlantic coast to reach the westernmost point of Europe following the secret Portuguese roads. New in 2021: a 1000 km route!

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BikingMan PORTUGAL in numbers

PORTUGAL By BIKINGMAN | Race typeRace Start Faro
PORTUGAL By BIKINGMAN | Distance courseDistance 1.000 km
PORTUGAL By BIKINGMAN | Dénivelé courseTotal Elevation 12.000 m
PORTUGAL By BIKINGMAN | Durée de la courseTime limit 5 days – 120 hours
PORTUGAL By BIKINGMAN | CheckpointMandatory checkpoints 2

History and symbols of Portugal

Until the 12th century, Portugal was part of the Iberian Peninsula with Spain and was for a long time the scene of multiple occupations on the part of the Celts, Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Greeks. Its name comes from Terra Portucallis, which designates two towns located at the mouth of the Douro: Portus (current Porto) and Cale (current Vila Nova de Gaia).

The regions of Algarve and Alentejo are covered with plains and hills that head towards the ocean. Between the “golden plain”, the Algarve mountain range and the rugged coasts of the southwest, the country conceals countless beautiful secret roads. Much of the country’s architecture dates from the 1500s to 1800s, when Portugal was a powerful maritime empire.

The Portuguese people, recognized as one of the warmest in Europe, will offer you a family welcome and generous gastronomy.

The course is mostly paved roads, although at times a bit bumpy.
For this reason, we recommend that you use:

  • Road bike / CX / Gravel Bike
  • 28mm tires

For your safety, you are required to bring the following equipment with you in order to participate in the race. The organization will make sure that you are in possession of the mandatory equipment when checking in the athletes and bikes.

  • GPS tracker – provided by the organization
  • 1x set of 4 spare AAA batteries (ideally lithium) (for the GPS tracker)
  • Bike GPS – Wahoo / Garmin type or equivalent
  • 1x bicycle helmet
  • 1x front light (with permanent mode)
  • 1x rear light (with permanent mode)
  • 1x bicycle pump (mandatory even when using tubeless tires)
  • 1x inner tube + 1x repair kit (patch + glue + tire changer – mandatory even when using tubeless tires)
  • Water bottles for a minimum capacity of 1.5l of water (1x 750ml water bottle provided to each athlete by the organization)
  • 1x pair of gloves
  • Reflective clothing (eg: Audax vest, yellow safety vest…)
  • 1x survival blanket
  • 1x jacket or jersey with light rain protection, ideally with a hood
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Mobile phone and charging device (eg: dynamo or USB battery)
  • Passport + paper or digital copy of your passport (keep a copy of your passport in your personal cloud)

Download the race manuel:
Race Manual (available soon)

Download the template for the sworn statement
Sworn statement template

Download the template for the medical certificateMedical certificate template

Download the template for the GPS tracker deposit
Tracker deposit template

Find useful information on the logistics and the race schedule below. The start of the race is in the Algarve. Faro has a very good international airport, well connected and with many flights at attractive prices.

  • Check-in: October 2nd – from 2pm to 6pm and October 3rd from 9am to 12pm.
  • Pre-race briefing: October 3rd at 2pm.
  • Race start (location to be confirmed): October 4th at 5am.
  • CP1: Vila Vicosa – closing time to be confirmed
  • CP2: Sagres – closing time to be confirmed
  • Arrival deadline: October 9th at 5am.
  • Finisher dinner: time to be defined.

The athletes Hall of Fame

Come as you are is rule number 1 for BikingMan races. No VIP, no invitations, you will be alongside heroines and everyday heroes. Find out who will be riding alongside you during BikingMan Portugal 2021. You can also take a look at the 2020 finishers and replay the course of the race.

What’s included in my registration

Race Package

    • Race Goodies
    • GPS tracker for security and live-tracking
    • Brevet card to stamp your progression
    • Race manual with GPS trace
    • Bag storage during the race

course

Security

  • Equipment checking before the start
  • Race Briefing for all participants
  • Race angels volunteers at checkpoints and on the road
  • Marshals on the road, to ensure safety and enforce the rules
  • SOS function on the tracker

Media Coverage

  • Livetracking platform with dedicated app
  • Media cars dedicated to the promotion of the race
  • Professional photographers on the road

After the race

  • Finisher Medal and T-shirt
  • Prize pool and finishers’ goodies
  • Personal photo gallery available for sale in HD
  • The experience of a unique adventure with the BikingMan community

Participants testimonials

Medias talk about BikingMan Portugal

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Participate in SOLO (249€) or in PAIR (498€) with a teammate.

Only 150 slots available! Don’t be too long!

Race partners Equipment and media

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