Trans Madeira powered by Cannondale announced dates for 2023, with two fresh editions taking place in Summer (30th May – 3rd June) and Autumn (19th September – 23rd September) in Madeira island, Portugal. 5 days of racing in the World’s most diverse terrain, 220km distance and 30 special stages, 140 racers per edition… what’s not to love about it?

The adventure of riding four seasons in one day and five continents in one little island makes Trans Madeira a ride to remember, a way to experience the culture, landscapes and trails that make Madeira a bucket list destination all year round.

With six editions organised, it welcomed over 700 racers from 36 nations. For 2023, the race will keep exploring all four corners of the ‘Pearl of the Atlantic’, covering 220km and 30 special stages, limiting each edition to 140 lucky racers. The journey from East to West has it all: from tropical rain forests to open dry fields in the alpine, meaning that riders will have to adapt quickly to each new single day and stage. You like it steep? Fun? Flow? Tech? Fast and open? Dust? Mud? Luckily… Trans Madeira has it all!

– 220km of riding
– 5 days of racing
– 30 special stages distributed along the island
– limited to 140 racers per edition
– an average of 2800 meters descent per day
– an average of 900 meters ascent per day
– a super laidback event where racing is just a part of the adventure
– four meals per day (breakfast, food zones, after ride snack and dinner)
– bike camp style accommodation and last night in five stars hotel
– one race package that includes everything from the moment you arrive to

You can find all details in the Trans Madeira website.

On the 1st November (10:00h GMT), registration go live  with 140 spots for the fastest riders behind the keyboard! Riders can choose which edition they want to race – Summer or Autumn.

Registration criteria is: be fast to get a spot! Fill up the first form as quickly as possible and then you have 30 minutes to complete the next two forms.

“To be able to traverse the island, see all the different areas, camp in amazing places and ride your bike all day everyday is something special. I would recommend it to anyone.” – Steve Peat

“This event is definitely something you have to put on your to-do list!” – Jerome Clementz

“What a week! Trans Madeira has been the most challenging and most beautiful mountain bike event I took part so far!” – Adrien Loron

“Best event I have done in a long time. Missing it already. Amazing adventure racing all four corners of this amazing island. Huge days and world class tracks. I’ll be back!” – Brendan Fairclough

“Best event I’ve ever done! Wouldn’t change a thing! The last stages of day three are the best trails I’ve ever ridden, honestly.” – Jono Jones

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