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.

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June 20th 2018 / 00:01
finish Helsinki, Finlandabout 1755km
about 15'000m climbing
finish Nice, Franceabout 5072km
48'160m climbing
finish Tarifa, Spainabout 7253km
78'632m 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
checkpoints/finish pointsHelsinki, Nice, Tarifa
14 countriesNorway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Csechia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Andorra, Spain



“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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