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Route N2 Challenge

500 miles – 30,000 ft – 5 days

25 – 31 May 2017

 

AN EPIC ADVENTURE ON PORTUGAL’S LONGEST, MOST DEMANDING ROAD

EXPERIENCE A TOUR LIKE NO OTHER

CYCLE THROUGH AN ENTIRE COUNTRY

RIDE WITH PROFESSIONALS

TRAVEL THROUGH SPECTACULAR SCENERY

RIDE SOME OF THE QUIETEST ROADS IN EUROPE

BENEFIT FROM FULL VEHICLE SUPPORT

Special Guest – YANTO BARKER

VOLTA CHALLENGES

will take you on roads you never knew existed. On climbs through remote mountain ranges. Along spectacular coastal scenery and on an adventure that will challenge your body and gratify your senses

  • Five Stages
  • Point to Point
  • 100 miles/day
  • Set your own pace
  • Immerse yourself in the ride

Accompanied by Volta’s support vehicles

 Paulo Almeida – Tour Leader

THE FIRST MAN TO RIDE THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF ROUTE N2 IN A STAGGERING 26H 19M.

WINNER OF GRANFONDO EVENTS.

COMPLETED THE 1000KM CHALLENGE IN 36H.

UNDOUBTEDLY, PORTUGAL’S No.1 MALE ENDURANCE RIDER

ROUTE N2

  • Travels the entire length of Portugal from Chaves to Faro.
  • It is the longest most demanding road in Portugal
  • Starts in the mountainous border to Spain in the north
  • Travels through the iconic terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley
  • Journeys on through the stunning unique landscape of the Alentejo
  • Ends on the warm coast of the Algarve in Faro in the far south

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES

  • All accommodation twin room with breakfast
  • Route plan, .gpx route maps, details of the towns in which we will be staying, places to eat and interesting things to see
  • We will meet you at Porto airport any time between 9.00am and 2.00pm on 25 May and transfer you and your bike to the hotel in Chaves
  • Once you have unpacked your bike, we will stow your bike bag in one of our vehicles and transport it ahead of you to Faro
  • Your personal luggage will be transported ahead of you each day and checked into the next hotel
    • Team Volta support vehicles will be on hand through every stage
    • Each morning we will stop at an allocated bar for coffee and pastries
    • We try to ride as a group as much as possible but each day and every rider is different. Paulo M. Almeida will form a lead group whilst the support vehicle and Team Volta staff riders will bring up the rear
    • We will hold a briefing each evening to receive feedback on the day’s ride and prepare for the next stage
    • Generally, we will cover 80 – 100 miles per day
    • Every evening your kit will be washed and dried ready for the next day
  • Final stage takes us into Faro and a celebratory dinner for all the participants.
  • Transfers to Faro airport on the morning of the 31st May but we can transfer you in the evening of the 30th May if you wish.

Team Volta custom kit is hand made in Italy by our partners Le Col  are available to all participants  at a 50% discount (bib shorts and s/s jersey) – £95.

ENTRY FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • FLIGHTS
  • MEALS (except for hotel breakfast)
  • TRAVEL & LIABILITY INSURANCE

500 miles – 30,000 ft – 5 days

25 – 31 May 2017

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