Cycling from the most northern to the most southern point on the European mainland crossing different countries, cultures and sceneries. Start your journey at 24 hours daylight up in the north, end your journey at the Mediterranean Sea, with its warm sunny weather with view to the next continent, Africa.
The rules for the NorthCape-Tarifa bike race are simple and largely self-policed. The rules attempt to embody the spirit of self-support and fairness for all riders.
That’s the NorthCape-Tarifa bike race, a single-stage, unsupported, 7100km cycling race across Europe.
Route Norway/Finland and Switzerland to Tarifa checked. End of September, beginning of October the route till Helsinki was riden on bike and checked. On some parts more reindeers as cars. Beautiful scenery, lakes, forests, long distances between services, a pleasure for long distance rides. November/December Southern France to Tarifa was riden on the bike and checked. Great landscapes.
Next: Going back to Helsinki end of March and inspecting the last part, the route Tallinn to Germany.
June 20th 2018 / 00:01
|finish Helsinki, Finland||about 1675km
about 15'000m climbing
|finish Nice, France||about 4955km
|finish Tarifa, Spain||about 7100km
|lowest route point||0m, sea level|
|highest route point||3398m, Pico del Veleta|
|Col d'Iseran, 2764m||highest mountain pass in the Alps|
|Port d'Envalira, 2409m||highest all year open mountain pass in Europe and highest pass in the Pyronees|
|Pico del Veleta, 3398m||highest ridable road in Europe|
|checkpoints||Helsinki, Nice, Tarifa|
|countries||Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Csechia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Andorra, Spain|