'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 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

RECAP OF THE INAUGURAL EDITION

ROSTER  

ANDRÉ ALVES OBELIX (PT)
ANDRÉ CARVALHO (PT)
ANDRÉ PARAMÉS (PT)
CARLOS FRANCO (PT)
CHARLOTTE BRANDT (CH)
DIOGO MANJERICO (PT)
EWA MODRAKOWSKA (PL)
FRANCISCO SILVA (PT)
GONÇALO CUNHA (PT)
HELDER MARTINS (PT)
HEORHII VEREMIEV (UA)
JOÃO MANUEL PINTO (PT)
JOÃO NASCIMENTO (PT)
JOÃO PALMA (PT)
KACPER KACZMAREK (PL)
KINSEY HEUWELX (BE)
LENITA LEMOS (PT)
LUÍS CARVALHO (PT)
MAGDALENA SOBCZAK (PL)
MARCO FRANCISCO (PT)
MATHIAS JÄGER (CH)
NUNO MALAQUIAS (PT)
NUNO MARTINS (PT)
PEDRO FERREIRA (PT)
PEDRO PINTO (PT)

RICARDO BERNARDO (PT)
RYAN LE GARREC (GB)

TOMASZ SIECZKOWSKI (PL)
VITOR MACHADO (PT)
WILSON OLIVEIRA (BR)

SPOTS AVAILABLE: 20


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.

SOUTHWEST basecamp

SLOW DOWN, RELAX. ENJOY THE VIEW.

285KM | ^7.000M | LOUSÃ | APR 29 - MAY 1



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