From May 19th to 25th the third edition of Ride Across Portugal® will cross Portugal from the mountainous northern border to the sunny south coast. Six stages, over 800 kilometers (500 miles) will challenge participants not only on their fit but also on their senses by discovering the diversity and history of a whole country, in a week full of emotions, friendship and cycling.
The challenge is to complete the six demanding stages within the time limit required for their security, but there will also be some timed segments along each stage where athletes can fight for the stage win and overall rankings.
The organisation will assist participants with a supporting team together with transfers, medical staff, technical assistance, recovering meals, chrono systems, massages and security control.
With Ride Across Portugal® Ultra Spirit and Podium bring to this country the concept of the great road cycling stage events as others with these characteristics organised in other countries, giving the opportunity to amateur athletes to live inside this kind of challenges, discovering Portugal as a perfect destination for road cycling.
"It is our intention to annually produce an event where the excellence of the organisation together with a unique sporting challenge, allow all participants to experience the challenge and the thrill of big stage events, crossing Portugal from North to South in a course with high touristic interest."