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The toughest Enduro race in the Azores is back for 2019 on March 16-17 with the same spirit. A party of enduro mountain biking disguised as a race, perfect opportunity to gather your friends and/or make new ones over a few Azorean beers.
Located in the Island of São Miguel Azores, this enduro festival is a celebration of the sport as well friendship, combined with breathtaking views, characteristics of the Azores islands, is a race/holiday you don't want to miss.

Riders looking for that postal photo

Only a few hours from Europe mainland, in Atlantic North you'll find São Miguel island, one of nine volcanic island, trying to push the word out, that the Azores has good riding trails, some very techy and steep.
Book your flight to Ponta Delgada airport (PDL) and embark in an adventure that you won't soon forget. Join others and race 8 stages in 2 days in around of 20km of singletrack and over 4000m of descending, in the most varied terrain, from jungle trail, to alpine lookalike , to ancient trails and purposefully built trails.

@João Machado, Winner of III Edition on his way to victory on Stage 2

As we said it's not all about the racing but also about friendship, included in your entry, a traditional Azorean dinner will be offered by the village race host on the first day of practice. A wood barbacue and azorean beer lunch will be held on the final day after the race. Perfect time to tell your trail stories over a cold one.

@Hugo from Santa Maria island, negotiating with tight switchbacks on the trails

Go Solo and choose your category from MEN; MEN 40+, WOMEN, or bring your best mate and form a DUO and race in the teams category. Not sure if you can take the full 8 stages? choose the NOLOCO category and race only 6 stages.
No matter your ability or fitness, good time on the bike is guaranteed ;)

@Guy Bunting from the UK falling in love with the trails in the island

If you can't take time out, you can also choose to race just the 2nd day(Sunday) and therefore practicing on 1st day(Saturday) in the afternoon. This way you can still be part of the party.

@Roberto Chaves from Madeira Island racing blind on his 2nd year of the Festival

Entries are opening shortly, with an Early Bird discount:
1 June - 31 September: 55€*,
 1 October - 31 December: 65€*
1 January - 31 February: 75€*

*Will include a shuttle from/to the airport to near race HQ, a welcome dinner, 8 stages, event T-shirt and after race barbecue and Azorean beer lunch.

Solo race day: 35€  

The view from stage2 is something else.

Visit our website and check all the details about it or look at the amazing photo gallery by @Derrick Sousa and @Madproductions. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to be updated of the news.

Rocky ancient trails for miles in Faial da Terra village


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