Azores Challenge MTB

After 2017 edition, and given the degree of satisfaction of those who participated, was sentenced that the 2018 edition would be a certainty.

The great news of the 2018 edition will be the opening of the registrations to the INDIVIDUALS in the three days of proof. After many requests in previous editions, 2018 will be a year of experience.

The organizing committee has prepared for 2018 a set of innovations, both in terms of regulation and path, which benefits the Azores Challenge MTB,  will cover a wider range of physical capacities. The Azores Challenge returns to the traditional format, will maintain the prologue and the 2 stages, and allowing the participation of individuals, although the doubles category is the main one.

The mountain bikers have months to prepare themselves for the biggest challenge ever held in Azorean soil. Between mountains, valleys and lakes, the tracks of São Miguel island, are the perfect setting for the three days race. From 28 to  30 September 2018, the innumerable of athletes will have an unforgettable life experience in Azores Challenge MTB.

The structure, dynamics and landscape compared only to the International largest marathons, will provide athletes all that is needed – solid and liquid supply, park closed and if necessary “transfers” – while they are concerned only with what they love to do, pedaling. Each day of the event will have a different route from the purest mountain biking, exploring the most beautiful Azorean landscape, which this year will maintain as the queen stage, the mythical Lagoon of Sete Cidades.

The real challenge of this event is not only about winning, but in self-knowledge, live sport, beyond the limits and get as close as to nature. Side by side, the sports enthusiasts and the stars of national and international MTB, will accomplish this journey through the heart of São Miguel. On the trail, at the dinner table, in the closed park, socializing and exchange of experiences among athletes is one of event pillars.

The stage is the Fabulous island of São Miguel, a magical paradise where the scenery changes every moment. Water brings life to the region, with several springs, ponds, creeks and beaches, feeding an incredible diversity of fauna and flora.
Always disputed in in doubles and singles, the Azores Challenge MTB, , open the categories Male, Female and Mixed teams.

Registration limited to 150 teams or 300 athletes.

    • From Friday September 28, 2018 to Sunday September 30, 2018
    • 08:30 – 22:00
    • São Miguel – Azores
    •  918 623 956
    •  The Azores Challenge MTB will have three phases for registration
  • 1st phase – January 15, 2018 – 50 Teams or 100 athletes
  • 2nd phase – April 1, 2018 – 50 Teams or 100 athletes
  • 3rd phase – June 1, 2018-100 50 Teams or 100 athletes