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, Finland||about 1755km
about 15'000m climbing
|finish Nice, France||about 5072km
|finish Tarifa, Spain||about 7253km
|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/finish points||Helsinki, Nice, Tarifa|
|14 countries||Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Csechia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Andorra, Spain|