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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.

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Latest news:
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.

startNorthCape
June 20th 2018 / 00:01
finish Helsinki, Finlandabout 1675km
about 15'000m climbing
finish Nice, Franceabout 4955km
46'700m climbing
finish Tarifa, Spainabout 7100km
77'700m climbing
categoriessingle rider
pair riders
time limitnone
lowest route point0m, sea level
highest route point3398m, Pico del Veleta
Col d'Iseran, 2764mhighest mountain pass in the Alps
Port d'Envalira, 2409mhighest all year open mountain pass in Europe and highest pass in the Pyronees
Pico del Veleta, 3398mhighest ridable road in Europe
checkpointsHelsinki, Nice, Tarifa
countriesNorway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Csechia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Andorra, Spain

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“Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, very wild part of Europe! Epic plan! Definitely going for northcape-tarifa!!!”
Irena Sosinska, 4th woman Transam Bike Race 2016

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