About

For the past ten years, Madeira, a Portuguese Island located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean has been carving its way to become one of the best mountain bike destinations in the planet! Big mountains, beautiful landscapes, delicious food, warm weather all year round and over 600 years of history and culture makes Madeira the ultimate adventure and a reason to be on your bucket list for the years to come! Combine all of this with some of the most challenging and unique mountain bike trails and you got yourself a race and a ride to remember.

With the goal of promoting the island as an adventure destination, we’ve been organizing mountain bike events, improving our trail network and connecting all the loose dots, ultimately offering a unique experience of what Madeira is all about. Since 2017 we jumped our way to international events such as two times Enduro World Series Madeira and two times Trans Madeira, where the feedback from racers pushed us to keep on chasing new adventures, and that’s how Madeira Island Bike Race went from dream to reality.

The race

Madeira Island Bike Race is a pairs-format multi-day mountain bike stage race that explores two Portuguese islands located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira and Porto Santo. Over the course of five days, riders will have the chance to race some of the most diverse terrain on Earth combining the best things the islands have to offer! Explore north, south, east and west in a unique route, usually finishing at sea level altitude. Expect to ride around 270 kilometres distance with around 8000 meters ascent, going through the perfect balance of scenic fire roads and singletracks around Madeira and Porto Santo. The event is limited to 60 teams and divided into 3 main categories.

The first edition is scheduled to happen between 8th to 12th October of 2020 with registrations opening on the 1st February, 10:00 (GMT). Expect to ride different kinds of terrain from stage to stage, explore some of the most iconic singletracks on the island in a premium adventure style race!

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This event is exclusively for teams of two. Riding this course with a long time friend, a family member or a professional teammate makes the adventure even better! There will be moments of pain, happiness and sense of achievement, which are always better when shared with a fellow racer. For 2020, Madeira Island Bike Race categories are:

  • MEN
  • WOMEN
  • MIXED

Each category has a leader jersey for each team member. No UCI licence required.

Leader Jerseys preview

Each category has a leader jersey for each team member. No UCI licence required.

Route

(RACE PROFILES PUBLISHED SOON)

Day one
  • LOCATION: To be confirmed
  • TYPE: Prologue / City Time-Trial
  • DISTANCE: ~9km
  • ASCENT: 175m
  • DESCENT: 175m

DESCRIPTION: After registration, the prologue will take riders to do a loop time-trial ride in a city in Madeira (to be confirmed exact location) going through centennial streets and resulting as the first test of the week! As a time-trial ride, teams will start one minute at a time and team leader jerseys will be assigned.

Race Package

As mountain bike holiday experts we provide one race package that pretty much includes everything from the moment you land in Madeira! This is the perfect way for you to enjoy the riding and racing along the five days of adventure on the island using our very own premium service and without any logistics nightmares!

ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

Five nights hotel accommodation (3-5 stars)

MEAL PLAN

MEAL PLAN

Breakfast, after race lunch and dinner

MECHANICAL SERVICE

MECHANICAL SERVICE

Professional bike wash and mechanical service

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

A dedicated medic team following the race

MEDIA CONTENT

MEDIA CONTENT

Access to photos captured during the event

ALL LOGISTICS

ALL LOGISTICS

Baggage, bike box transportation and shuttles

TRANSFERS

TRANSFERS

Arrival and departure from FNC airport

PRO TIMING

PRO TIMING

Timing chip and end of the day results available

And more!

  • Ferry ride to Porto Santo island and back +info
  • Official event jersey +info
  • Custom number plate (bicycle and racer)
  • Event day bag
  • Event bracelet
  • Finisher medal
  • Professional course marking
  • GPS route files for each day
  • Access to daily food zones and water stations along the course
  • Access to professional sports massage
  • Daily awards at the end of each day
  • Access to leader jerseys for each day
  • All legal taxes and fees
  • Directly contributing to our trail network +info

Package value: 1750 € (per racer)

Registrations open 1st February, 10:00 (GMT)


Questions & Answers

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Registrations

Registration opens on the 1st February, 10:00 (GMT) and closes when there are no more spots available. The selection criteria is: be fast to secure a spot! After this process you’ll receive an email confirming your registration – this doesn’t mean you got a spot. Please read Registration Process and Terms and Conditions before moving forward with your registration.

Registration information

If you want to join our mailing list or be the first to get more news about the event please fill the form available! We'll register your email. Hope you can join us for a ride in the near future!

Contact

Or send an email to [email protected]