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.
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.
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)
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.
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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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Clément Clisson (finisher 2022)
Magnificent encounters, superb landscapes and roads. Many thanks to the BikingMan family!
An incredible experience
Adrien Béroud (finisher 2022)
In a world without mercy, it is a duty to say 100 thanks to you! You allow ordinary people to live extraordinary dreams.
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Denis Morino (finisher 2022)
A big thank you to the whole organization for the safety, the pleasure and the atmosphere. Thank you all.
A great experience to repeat
Harley Clegg (finisher 2022)
Another great discovery made in duo with my dear Lucy. A country: Portugal, endearing, windy, varied where it is good to pedal. Thank you so much.
We still suffer but we come back to it every time on a BikingMan
Michel Icard (finisher 2022)
Once again the BikingMan exceeded my expectations. You are, organizer and race angels, at the very heart of what the BikingMan offers: adventure, benevolence, sharing, self-transcendence, pleasure and courage. Congratulations to all for everything.
I’m a fan forever
Manu Donario (finisher 2022)
All our thanks for this new beautiful adventure and for the amazing organisation.
Once more, beautiful landscapes and a well-thought out and requiring race course.Very happy to have finished it, even though a bit longer than planned.
See you soon for more adventures !
An amazing organization
Pierre Colliot et Damien Vacalus - France (BikingMan Veterans)
BikingMan Portugal...Easy, as Axel was saying! Haha!! I loved it...
And now I'm thinking about other races... Thank you BikingMan
Thank you BikingMan
Marc Lalande - France (Portugal 2019 Finisher)
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Ultracycling race in Portugal - BIKINGMAN Portugal May 2023
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