Cycling adventure that spans the entire European mainland!

NorthCape-Tarifa 2024

  • 7400km
  • 8 Checkpoints
  • 15 countries
  • Start: June 20 at 00:01

Key Facts:

  • 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 the highest pass in the Pyrenees
  • Pico del Veleta, 3398m: Highest ridable road in Europe, 7000km from the start

Checkpoints:
Helsinki (Finland), Hill of Crosses (Lithuania), Bregenz (Austria), Col du Galibier (France), Nice (France), Port d’Envalira (Andorra), Pico del Veleta (Spain), and Tarifa (Spain).

4 finishing points:
Helsinki in Finland (1753km), Bregenz in Austria (4070km), Nice in France (5370km), Tarifa in Spain (7400km)

Countries:
Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czechia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, France, Andorra, Spain.

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2024 edition – there is no time limit.

NCT 2024

The tracking won’t stop until the last rider crosses the finish line!

The fastest route time, an unbeatable 21 days, still stands! The longest, set during the last edition, is 100 days.

Will these records be broken next summer?

The upcoming edition will begin precisely one-minute past midnight on June 20th.

Photo: Roberto De Osti, NCT finisher 2022.

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Nowhere is too far!

A big thank you to everyone who’s already registered for NCT 2024!

Just a friendly heads-up: starting September 1, the registration fee will be going up.

NCT 2024 starts June 20 at 00:01 NorthCape.

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We are thrilled to announce that the next edition of the NorthCape-Tarifa starts on June 20th, 2024!

Dear all,

We greatly appreciate your emails and inquiries regarding the upcoming edition of the NorthCape-Tarifa 2024.

We are pleased to inform you that we will be resuming operations at the end of the summer season.

As soon as we return from the Alaska-Divide we will open the registration process.

Stay tuned and keep riding!

photos: Tony Fabry Crisafi at Col du Galibier – NCT 2022

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EVENT CALENDAR 2023 – NEW YEAR NEW ADVENTURE

We are happy to announce that our event calendar for 2023 is all set:

20.06.2023: Krakow-Tarifa (alternating with NCT)

24.06.2023: Swiss Bike Adventure

13.08.2023: Alaska-Divide

24.09.2023: Iberica Traversa gravel&trails

25.09.2023: Iberica Traversa road

08.10.2023: Morocco-BikeAdventure piste

08.10.2023: Morocco BikeAdventure road

2 stage adventure, Irun-Tarifa – Tangier-Sidi Ifni:

24.09.2023: 2 Continents Adventure gravel, trails & piste

25.09.2023: 2 Continents Adventure road

NEW for 2023:

Sahara experience – organized tours.

The next NorthCape-Tarifa starts on 20.06.2024.

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Amazing journey and life experience!

The last rider crossed the finish. 7400km completed!

Congratulations to you Lawrence on your amazing journey and life experience!

“This is the toughest and the longest unsupported cycling race in the world. It’s a three month long journey and an adventure of a lifetime. Words cannot express how I am feeling now, or what I have experienced in a single post. There were a lot of ups and downs in this journey. Nothing is easy and I have learned a lot. This race had made me a tougher person and cyclist”

Lawrence Loh at the finish line in Tarifa. 7400km completed. 100 days in the saddle. Photo courtesy of Lawrence.

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See you all soon at the start.

Not long now.

Start: 20th June, 00:01

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Riders will enjoy it, that’s for sure!

Checking part of the route in western Poland. Riders will enjoy it, that’s for sure. As flat as flat can be.

NorthCape -Tarifa

June 20th, 00:01

Photo from pre-start route checking May 2022, Andy Buchs

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Endless backroads on the route!

On the NorthCape-Tarifa route at the moment, checking backroads in Baltic states.

Sending a postcard from beautiful Lithuania.

NorthCape-Tarifa the longest bicycle race in Europe starts on June 20th at 00:01.

Pre-start race route checking: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, May 2022. Photo: Andy Buchs


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Less than a month to the start!

It’s now just less than a month!

Riders will start a minute after midnight on June 20th.

They will ride the length of Europe! It will be a long show for all dot watchers.

Photo:

NCT2018 – Morten Kjaersgaard & Claus Robl – ( 2x RAAM finisher)

NCT 2018. Photo by Andy Buchs

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