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.
BikingMan ultra cycling races are meant to take you back to the essence of cycling: self-supported (no external assistance), no stage and beautiful natural environments.
The BikingMan Series is the 1st World Ultracycling championship, with races in many locations, the ultimate endurance challenge for athletes ready to cycle unassisted in all kinds of terrain and weather conditions.
The 2023 Championship will again feature 7 stages opening with the spring warmth of Portugal, exploring the most epic regions of France and closing with Brazil and the dreadful Atlantic forest.
To enter the championship rankings, participants need to complete 2 sprint events of the Series.
Gravel cyclists will also be able to discover the 555 events series, including the 2nd edition of the 555 Vercors.
Click here to find out more or to enter this year’s Bikingman Portugal.