'Heading SouthWest' is a self-supported and adventure-cycling challenge across Portugal in one-stage. The route starts in the Center of the most southwestern country of Europe and finishes in the most southwestern region: Algarve. Along the on-road (set) route with around 1.100KM & 15.000M of climbing, long-distance cyclists will face the diversity of the Portuguese landscapes - from mountains of the Central System to the hills/plains in South. The 2nd edition starts on June 4 2023 in Coimbra and finishes in the 'Portuguese Cycling Mecca': Germano biciArte Café.

MANIFESTO

THE SPIRIT OF THE ADVENTURE

the route

REWILDING SERRA DA ESTRELA EDITION 

FAQ HSW

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2022 EDITION

REPORT OF THE INAUGURAL EDITION

registration

REGISTRATION STATUS: OPEN

ROSTER  

ANDRÉ CARVALHO (PT)
CARLOS FRANCO (PT)
CHARLOTTE BRANDT (CH)
DIOGO MANJERICO (PT)
EWA MODRAKOWSKA (PL)
GONÇALO CUNHA (PT)
JOÃO NASCIMENTO (PT)
KINSEY HEUWELX (BE)
LUÍS CARVALHO (PT)
MAGDALENA SOBCZAK (PL)
MARCO FRANCISCO (PT)
MATHIAS JÄGER (CH)
NUNO MARTINS (PT)
PEDRO FERREIRA (PT)
PEDRO PINTO (PT)
TOMASZ SIECZKOWSKI (PL)
VITOR MACHADO (PT)

IN PROGRESS: 12 | SPOTS AVAILABLE: 17

heading southwest // rewilding estrela

On August 2022 a wildfire ravaged 25% of the protected area of Serra da Estrela: an UNESCO Global Geopark and the ex libris national destination for cycling. 'SouthWest' will support the reborn of Serra da Estrela: (1) despite the dark mark on the landscape, the route will cross this territory and we will highlight Estrela as the main spot of the route; (2) we will offer 1% of the participants fee to a local Non Governamental Organization focus on wildfires prevention/rewilding in Serra da Estrela. A symbolic contribution, but with a key message.

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