The Cycling “Open Races” are one of the best ways to share with others the passion for cycling, to test performance and to enjoy love for adventure while exploring wonderful landscapes, combining all with an unparalleled experience. Blackjack presents you 5 bicycle races, from North to South of Portugal.
1. Gerês Granfondo
This Cycling competition takes you to the North of Portugal through the roads of Gerês in a stage with more than 100 kms. It’s an open competition that allows the participation of all kinds of cyclists in the area of the Peneda Gerês National Park, one of the most beautiful Natural Parks of Portugal. The most challenge hills are the Pedra Bela and the Alto da Junceda, where find, probably, the most amazing viewpoints of the entire Park while the top of the race is the Alto do Germil.
2. Cerro S. Miguel Mountain Time-Trial
Algarve presents a competition with two completely separated classifications, one for road cycling and other for mountain bike cycling. Rodi has many performance wheels to help in this difficult task. During the ascend twists and turns to lead the way to the top among with an outstanding fauna and flora. On the summit of the Cerro the finish line presents you with an amazing landscape well deserved after the dedication of completing this race.
3. Granfondo Raiano
If you are looking for a race that gives you the pleasure to cycle for wonderful places, quiet roads and with one of the kind panoramic views of the Naturtejo GeoPark, this is the perfect one. This cycling competition has amazing and extended landscapes of cork and holm oak while you progress through the stage, breathing fresh air of nature surrounds, discovering the Interior of our beautiful Portugal, with some of the country traditions and historical villages.
4. 24H Cascais Bike Race
A unique race disputed in a closed circuit, the Estoril Race Track. This competition is open for every cyclist and has 24 hours duration. This is also the perfect event for everybody to use their performance bicycles with the high-performance wheels on it, as this is a legendary Race Track known for the F1 races disputed and many others motorcycle racing events.
5. Granfondo Sra. Da Graça
At last, we decided to leave, probably, the most important place of the Portuguese bicycle competitions, named Alto da Senhora da Graça. This competition targets the most fitted contenders, and make sure to use carbon road wheels and performance rims, so the final climb to Monte Farinha could be done in an easier way. The challenge of this race requires a total commitment and a great effort to cross the finish line.