BikingMan Portugal Sprint Race | Race type
€279

From May 1st to 6th 2023
BikingMan Portugal #5

For the second consecutive year, Portugal opens the BikingMan season. Escape through secret routes from the south of the country, crossing the magnificent regions of Alentejo and Algarve. Discover the Atlantic coast, the westernmost point of Europe and the fortified cities and Portuguese white villages.

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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 by the Celts, Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Greeks. Its name comes from Terra Portucallis, which refers to two towns located at the mouth of the Douro: Portus (current Porto) and Cale (current Vila Nova de Gaia).

The Algarve and Alentejo regions are covered with countless plains and hills that run towards the ocean. Between the “golden plain”, the mountain range of the Algarve and the rough coasts of the southwest, the country conceals spectacular secret routes. Much of the country’s architectural heritage dates from the 1500s to the 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)

You can find all the documents for the race on the dashboard space

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: Saturday April 29th – from 2pm to 6pm and Sunday April 30th from 9am to 12pm.
  • Pre-race briefing: April 30th at 2pm.
  • Race Start: Monday May 1st at 5am.
  • CP1: Location to be confirmed
  • CP2: Location to be confirmed
  • Closing Party: Friday May 5th at 8pm (to be confirmed).
  • Race cutoff time: Saturday May 6th at 5am.

The participants Board

Find out who will be pedaling alongside you during the BikingMan Portugal 2023. Join the BikingMan Family: heroines and everyday heroes who have been taking up the challenge since 2017.
You also have access to the replay of the previous edition to help you plan your strategy and prepare yourself as well as possible.

What’s included in my registration

Race Package

  • BikingMan Goodies (numbered cap, BikingMan by Multari dessert)
  • GPS tracker for security and live-tracking
  • Brevet card to stamp your progression
  • Race manual with GPS track
  • Access to the bikepark secured by Wheelskeep
  • Bag storage during the race

Security

  • Equipment checking before the start
  • Race Briefing for all participants
  • Race angels at checkpoints and on the road
  • Marshals on the road, to ensure safety
  • SOS function on the tracker
  • Medical on-call available 24 hours a day
  • Communication group dedicated to the athletes

Media Coverage

  • Radio Cyclo studio to give you the floor
  • OWAKA Livetracking platform in real time
  • Media cars to immortalize your exploits
  • Professional photographers and videographers on the road
  • Race animation on social networks

After the race

  • Finisher Medal
  • Finisher T-Shirt
  • Pietra’s finisher beer
  • Prize pool and finishers’ goodies
  • Projection of the film of the end of the race
  • Personal photo gallery in low resolution to share about your adventure
  • The experience of a unique adventure with the BikingMan family

Optional services

  • Hotel partners with negotiated rates
  • Insurance to cover you during the event
  • Bike mechanics accessible during the check-in
  • Massage service to help you recover from your adventure
  • Photo Packs in HD and personnalized
  • Personal video packs of your best moments

What I will find at checkpoints

  • Race Angels present for your comfort 24 hours a day
  • Rest area with self-service mattress for micro-naps <1h
  • Power supply to recharge your equipment (gps, lights etc.)
  • Water supplies and PunchPower energy bars
  • Hot coffee by FastClub Café

Participants testimonials

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Participate in SOLO (279€) or in PAIR (2x 279€) with a teammate.

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