Madrid Lisbon is a great epic adventure that connects Madrid to Lisbon by bicycle, passing mountain ranges of the backbone of the Iberian Peninsula with over 1000 km of pure adventure and fulfilling moments that any cyclist aspires.
The Iberian Peninsula is one of Europe’s best locations to ride
Prepare yourself for spectacular natural tracks that go on for kilometers all while being blessed with the best weather in Europe. The whole journey is an absolute scenic joy that will stay in the memories of those who manage to complete this challenging experience.
Apart from the beautiful landscapes, you will bike through historical sites and rest in nice accommodations with great food! The variety of locations and scenery on a long journey such as this make it into an extremely enjoyable experience; and what reason not to take this challenge with low-cost flights coming into both Lisbon and Madrid? This journey is already established as one of the most spectacular mountain bike crossings.
Linking two European capitals by bike through untamed mountains are beyond the reach of many places around the globe.
We believe its best secrets are still to be unveiled!
Out of António Gavinho’s great mind and endless pursuit for adventure, Bike Madrid Lisbon was born.
Around 2005 he started his first tourism organization, and has now very well established brands in Active Tourism in Portugal for incoming visitors, in addition to some other promising projects abroad. The Bike Madrid Lisbon’s first draft for the Mountain Bike route started in 2010. For about one year the sketch was drawn, scouted and tested until finally being presented at the first event in 2011.
Through the Central Range mountains, the backbone of the Iberian Peninsula, privileging the landscapes of greater natural beauty, more and more participants joined every year.
The route evolved and improved, but soon the need for a Road Bike event arose, with many followers asking for it. And since we love to welcome all bicycle lovers, on 2014 the first Road Bike journey was made. Nowadays every year we organize a Mountain Bike and Road Bike event for riders all around the world.
The Bike Madrid Lisbon has matured, but is still fresh and young, being reborn in every edition with new participants (or survivors, as we call them), new challenges and new adventures!