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, 7368km cycling race across Europe.
Read what Christopher Ross Bennett wrote about the NorthCape-Tarifa adventure.
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June 20th 2019 / 00:01
|route||In general the same as 2018.
There will be only a view changes of the route, mostly in the Baltic states.
In Poland it could come again to route corrections short time before the start beginning of June.
|finish Helsinki, Finland||~1753km
|finish Bregenz, Austria|
(new for 2019)
|finish Nice, France||~5370km
|finish Tarifa, Spain||~7370km
recumbent bikes (new for 2019)
|lowest route point||-211m, below 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/finish points||Helsinki, Nice, Tarifa|
|15 countries||Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Csechia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein (new in 2019), Italy, France, Andorra, Spain|