The race

The most popular mtb stage race in portugal is back in 2019 with new amazing trails...!

DATE: 8 a 10 de Março 2019
LOCAL: Tavira, Algarve - Portugal
COURSE: Distance 160km / Elevation 4000m

Prologue Start List

Since the beginning in 2013 the Algarve Bike Challenge keep growing and surprising the bikecommunity and is nowadays one of the best quoted events in Europe. More than 22 different nationalities had already stamp their flag on the finishers book. During the last 6 editions some changes and innovations has been made in order to increase the event quality. It started as a Gps guided race (2013, 2014, 2015), than it was 100% signposted for 2 years (2016, 2017). In 2018 the Gps guided mode returned and will remain for 2019! Also the race categories will remain the same (Open Men, Master Men, Grand Master Men for male teams, Open Women, Master Women for female teams and the Mixed for teams with a male and a female rider) In 2019 the seventh edition from this fantastic event will take place in the historical and marvelous Tavira from 8th to 10th of March 2019.


In this event, the Organization take care of all details for the riders and companions during their stay in Tavira, Algarve. From Transfer, to accommodation in 4star hotels, to the tasty and delicious Portuguese cuisine, race preparation, massage, companion activities and off course the race participation. Deluxe services that have delighted the participants along this editions apart from the amazing region natural beauty and the epic thrilling courses that makes this Algarve Bike Challenge so special and unique!



There will be available 6 different categories including Mixed Category. Classifications will be made with the time of the second member at the finish line every day. The addition of times on each stage establishes the general classification. This concept is a surplus in endurance races, stimulating team spirit. Effort management and riskassessment are also important factors in this kind of stage race. 

This event offers the best services for the performance and comfort of participants and also itineraries of genuine mountain bike.

The structure of this Race will provide everything that is necessary from water, food, accommodation, technical support while riders care only about their passion, RIDING A BIKE!



The Event will be hosted in the marvellous and historical  city of Tavira starting with a Night Prologue on the historical 

town centre lighted by his natural light and ancient torches.​



In order to fullfill this unforgetable weekend riders can choose to accomodate in one of the two amazing 4star official hotelsexclusively for the race. On both Hotels it will be provided mechanical assistance, sport massages, 24H Secure Bike Park and a lounge area.


Dare to Blend with Nature on the sunny coast of Europe!