Trans Portugal

The ultimate endurance race
8

days

900

km

15,450

up

4/5
Crossing Portugal in 8 days, north to south; finishing in Sagres – the southern west point of Europe; 900 km of off-road racing across forest tracks, gravel roads and steep single tracks on clifftops. Racing from hotel door to hotel door, overnight stays in the best hotels in the region, excellent food and relaxed atmosphere all around. No signs, ribbons or arrows to indicate the way.
  • Portugal
  • recreational tour, stage race
  • maximum number of participants unknown
  • E-MTB participation options unknown
  • 9 May - 17 May 2020
  • date 2021 unknown
  • www.trans-portugal.com
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stage

km

ascent

trail

1
110 km
1,732 m
Chaves – Régua
2
91 km
2,665m
Régua-Viseu
3
97 km
2,958 m
Viseu-Penhas da Saúde
4
85 km
1,336 m
Penhas da Saúde – Castelo Branco
5
190 km
2,067 m
Castelo Branco – Évora
6
101 km
892 m
Évora – Albernoa
7
134 km
2,325 m
Albernoa – Caldas de Monchique
8
94 km
1,496 m
Caldas de Monchique – Sagres
Intuitive flawless GPS guiding. You can never get lost and you are always sure you are following the right race track. An innovative way of racing where each participant follows a virtual marked track on the screen of his GPS receiver. Always racing across very isolated and peaceful landscape and in self sufficiency, no aid stations and all external support is forbidden. Staged in-line race; one stage a day; one category only classifying racers individually; allowances for age and gender.
Endurance
4/5
Overall
4/5
Technic
4/5
Days
5/5
Distance
5/5
Up/down
4/5

Explanation

Overall ​Upwards rounded rating baesd on the avarage score of ​endurance, technic, ​days, distance and up/down. Unfortunately the judgment undoubtedly contains subjective elements, please make your own assessments and prepare well!

Endurance Requirements for endurance (unfortunately the judgment undoubtedly contains subjective elements, please make your own assessments and prepare well!).
1 star basic endurance required. 2 stars above average endurance required. 3 stars above average endurance required, partly due to extreme or changing weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, mud, etc.). 4 stars more than above average endurance required, including due to extreme or changing weather conditions. 5 stars way above average endurance / professional endurance, including due to extreme or changing weather conditions. 

Technic Indication of the technical difficulty of the average stages (unfortunately the judgment undoubtedly contains subjective elements, please make your own assessments and prepare well!).
1 star flat or slightly sloping roads with a level surface and/or asfaltos, no or hardly no singletracks. 2 stars mainly off road, but flat or slightly sloping roads with a level surface and some singletracks. 3 stars mainly off-road with single tracks, roots and / or rocks and / or sandy parts in hilly surroundings. 4 stars mainly off road with singletracks, roots and/or rocks and/or sandy pieces including steep climbs and/or downhills in mountainous surroundings. 5 stars mainly off-road, technical passages, steep climbs, fast descents including natural jumps and drops, changing surfaces both up and down.

Days Number of days of the event.
1 star 2 days or less. 2 stars 3 days. 3 stars 4 days. 4 stars 5 days. 5 stars 6 days or more

Distance Average kilometers per stage.
1 star 40 km or less. 2 stars 40- 59 km. 3 stars 60- 79 km. 4 stars 80 - 99 km. 5 stars 100 km or more. 

Up/down Average uphill meters per stage.
1 star 500 meters or less. 2 stars 501 - 1,000 meters. 3 stars 1,001 - 1,500 meters. 4 stars 1,501 - 2,000 meters. 5 stars 2,001 meters or more.

Trans Portugal

The ultimate endurance race
8

days

900

km

15,450

up

4/5
  • Portugal
  • recreational tour, stage race
  • maximum number of participants unknown
  • E-MTB participation options unknown
  • 9 May - 17 May 2020
  • date 2021 unknown
  • www.trans-portugal.com
Crossing Portugal in 8 days, north to south; finishing in Sagres – the southern west point of Europe; 900 km of off-road racing across forest tracks, gravel roads and steep single tracks on clifftops. Racing from hotel door to hotel door, overnight stays in the best hotels in the region, excellent food and relaxed atmosphere all around. No signs, ribbons or arrows to indicate the way.
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stage

km

ascent

1
110 km
1,732 m
2
91 km
2,665m
3
97 km
2,958 m
4
85 km
1,336 m
5
190 km
2,067 m
6
101 km
892 m
7
134 km
2,325 m
8
94 km
1,496 m
Intuitive flawless GPS guiding. You can never get lost and you are always sure you are following the right race track. An innovative way of racing where each participant follows a virtual marked track on the screen of his GPS receiver. Always racing across very isolated and peaceful landscape and in self sufficiency, no aid stations and all external support is forbidden. Staged in-line race; one stage a day; one category only classifying racers individually; allowances for age and gender.

Trans Portugal

The ultimate endurance race
8

days

900

km

15,450

up

4/5
  • Portugal
  • recreational tour, stage race
  • maximum number of participants unknown
  • E-MTB participation options unknown
  • 9 May - 17 May 2020
  • date 2021 unknown
  • www.trans-portugal.com
Crossing Portugal in 8 days, north to south; finishing in Sagres – the southern west point of Europe; 900 km of off-road racing across forest tracks, gravel roads and steep single tracks on clifftops. Racing from hotel door to hotel door, overnight stays in the best hotels in the region, excellent food and relaxed atmosphere all around. No signs, ribbons or arrows to indicate the way.
Trans Portugal Placeholder
Trans Portugal
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Trans Portugal (overlay)
Intuitive flawless GPS guiding. You can never get lost and you are always sure you are following the right race track. An innovative way of racing where each participant follows a virtual marked track on the screen of his GPS receiver. Always racing across very isolated and peaceful landscape and in self sufficiency, no aid stations and all external support is forbidden. Staged in-line race; one stage a day; one category only classifying racers individually; allowances for age and gender.