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 adventure 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 adventure, a single-stage, unsupported, 7368km cycling adventure across Europe.

Read what Christopher Ross Bennett wrote about the NorthCape-Tarifa adventure.

Check the video page…

An event from Transbike-Adventures.

Other self supported bike adventures:
Morocco Bike-Adventure
Cuba Bike-Adventure
Alaska Divide
Andes Divide


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(after 2020, NCT is carried out every 2 years and alternating with Bike2Tarifa, a 4000km route finishing in Tarifa)

start for the
3th edition
June 20th 2020 / 00:01
routeSame as for the 2 first editions.
finish Helsinki, Finland~1753km
~15'000m climbing
finish Bregenz, Austria
(new for 2019)
~28'050m climbing
finish Nice, France~5370km
~48'100m climbing
finish Tarifa, Spain~7370km
~80'000m climbing
categoriessingle rider
pair riders
recumbent bikes (new for 2019)
time limitnone
lowest route point-211m, below 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, Bregenz, (Col du Galibier), Nice, (Port d'Envalira), (Pico del Veleta), Tarifa
15 countriesNorway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Csechia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, 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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