Tavira Historical Center
Friday, March 1st 2024
3 Km – 35 of climbing
The Algarve Bike Challenge debuts with the traditional night prologue at the enchanter and historical area of Tavira city. Along the narrow old cobbled streets with its natural light the circuit is short but very intense, providing a boost of adrenaline, in a beauty and historical environment. In this place along generations lived phoenicians, ligures, Celts and Turdetans and, later, the Romans, Carthaginians, Suevi, Silingos, Alanos, Visigoths, Muslims and finally the Christians.
The show is guaranteed and the night prologue is for sure the perfect way to start the Algarve Bike Challenge!
Saturday, March 2nd 2024
85 Km – 2000 mt of climbing
The 2nd stage of the Algarve Bike Challenge is the queen stage of the race. Tavira’s sierra is demanding and beside the maximum altitude of only 500mt high, the sierra orography looks like a saw so when you are not going down it means you are going up! The first 30km are the most demanding with 2 long climbs. After the 2nd feed station the stage is much faster and easier with some great flowing trails.
Sunday, March 3rd 2024
70 Km – 1460 of climbing
The 3rd and last stage of the Algarve Bike Challenge 2023 presents a very different course from stage 2. In this day the riders will ride mostly at the barrocal west part of the Algarve region which is located between the coast and the sierra or the mountains.
This area is much flatter although the terrain is rocky and technically more demanding with loose terrain, narrow trails and constant changes of direction. This is a characteristic from the barrocal.
The climbs will be shorter but sometimes steeper..
This stages will be filled with singletracks and nice trails!