Gran Canaria Cycling Bike Week – 10 Day Cycling Holiday
It is a full week long bike event on Gran Canaria that has been celebrated since 1988. Special moments and unforgettable editions with routes that go through the island where fun is guaranteed kilometre after kilometre.
In 2022 it will 34 years old. A long path where we have created our landmark and got national and international recognition. We have cycled together setting the pace and reaching every target. The island is our host and this dream moves us on the calendar toward this unique event.
December means Gran Canaria Bike Week and from the 5th to the 12th we will feel and be infected by the good weather, the atmosphere and the expectation that always generates a new opportunity to know and discover the island on two wheels.
Day 1 – Meet and Greet GCC and all the riders – Friday
Day 2 – Gran Canaria Cycling Recce ride – bike & equipment test or Late Arrival Saturday
Stage 1 – Gran Canaria South East Maspalomas – Santa Lucía – Tunte – Maspalomas – 77 km, Elevation Gain: 1.360 m –
Stage 2 – Gran Canaria Cycling South to North – Maspalomas Lighthouse – Agaete – 95 km, Elevation gain: 2130 m
Stage 3 – Gran Canaria Cycling North to South – Agaete – Maspalomas – 98 km, Elevation gain: 2.305 m
Stage 4 – Maspalomas Bike – Maspalomas – Ayagaures – Maspalomas – 32 km, Elevation gain: 505 m
Stage 5 Maspalomas to Guayadeque – Maspalomas Light House – Guayadeque – Maspalomas Light House – 88 km, Elevation gain: 1.615 m
Stage 6 – Pico De Las Nieves Climb – Ingenio – Pico de Las Nieves 30 km, Elevation gain: 1.930m
Stage 7 Gran Canaria Cycling Verde – Arucas – Caldera Pinos de Gáldar – Arucas – 82 km, Elevation gain: 1.900 m
Stage 8 Love Gran Canaria Cycling – Maspalomas Lighthouse – Taurito – 53 km, Elevation gain: 730 m – 12 Dec 2021
Rest Day / Family Day /
Gran Canaria Cycling cooldown day café ride day and awards / recognition –
#GreatDestination describes Gran Canaria (Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO) like a miniature continent that inspires and creates joy. The natural environment, landscape, history, cultural and gastronomic wealth of the island is complemented by a wide offer for exploring its corners and secrets. Sea and summit united in a single pulse, pride for the islanders and a unique place for visitors who fall in love with the amazing weather, picturesque corners and the hospitality and kindness of its people.
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Challenge Peguera Mallorca is a middle-distance triathlon in Europe. The village of Peguera hosts this perfect end-of-season hit out for European athletes. Next to that, Peguera is located on the west coast of Mallorca, just 20 minutes away from Palma. Most importantly, it is surrounded by golden beaches and majestic hills.
Spectacular courses through one of most amazing parts of Mallorca island: you will swim in one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, you will reach with your bike up to 70 K/h in some stretches of the course and you will run along the crowded boulevard of Peguera as well as its promenade while the public is cheering you. Challenge Peguera-Mallorca courses stand out not just for their beauty but for their speed, contrasts and control
Perfect en of season hit-out (sport and holidays): Enjoy swimming on the beaches, explore the trails that take you along the stunning Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, discover Calvia’s 14 towns on a bike and let yourself be drawn to all their services. You’re in a great place, enjoy it
Peguera, Mallorca, Spain, Europe
Middle distance, Challenge Women / Junior Challenge
Challenge Davos combines the internationally orientated middle distance race of Challenge Family with the national triathlon series TRI Circuit, which offers a range of short distance events for all ages. Adding to this, a night run on Friday: a fun event for friends and family and can be done alone or in a team of three
Davos is situated in the heart of the Swiss canton Graubünden and is the highest town in Europe, famed for the diversity of sports, leisure and cultural offers, its rejuvenating climate, the HC Davos, the Spengler Cup, the Kirchner Museum and the World Economic Forum.
Five reasons to race Challenge Davos:
Spectacular courses in a breathtaking mountain scenery with a traffic-free Füellapass
No drafting issues due to a challenging route up to Flüelapass
Hydrate while swimming: The drinking water quality of Lake Davos will let you have crystal clear focus on your performance while your fans can follow your swimming on the shores right next to you
Davos offers high quality holiday time: A diversity of sport, cultural and nightlife possibilities, many of them free of charge for overnight guests, will leave nothing to be desired
Innovative side-events like a night run or kids running races keep your friends and family active during your preparation and execution of your perfect race
Davos, Switzerland, Europe
Middle distance / Olympic / Experience
RACE ON ONE OF WORLD CYCLING’S MOST FAMOUS MONUMENTS – MUUR VAN GERAARDSBERGEN.
The 1.9km swim takes place in a unique lake-to-lake course with a rolling beach start. The 90km cycle leg is a mix of rolling roads through quiet rural areas and spectator hotspots with true Flemisch hills. The double passage over the “MUUR” will no doubt test the legs, but will be one of the most unforgettable experiences in all of triathlon. The 21.1km run will take athletes through the main city square surrounded by ancient heritage buildings, through City Abbey Park before reaching the incredible finish line located between the Negotic Town Hall and Old Basilic Church.
For international visitors, Geraardsbergen offers plenty for athletes and their families. Geraardsbergen’s central position in Belgium makes a must-do trip to Bruge or Ghent a breeze and there are lots of family activities in the nearby “Gavers” area.
For those food and wine lovers and athletes who want to celebrate after the race there’s plethora of options available. Be overwhelmed by the unique taste of the local specialty de Mattentaart or uncover the endless range of Belgian beers, including many local brewers. For those wanting an extended stay after the race athletes can relax in the many B&B’s found spread throughout the surrounding countryside.
TBC Jun 2022
Geraardsbergen, Belgium, Europe
Middle distance / Challenge Women / Challenge Swim / Challenge Teens / Challenge 3U De Muur
Welcome to Challenge Madrid Full Distance Triathlon, the triathlon of the capital of Spain and condemned to be a triathlon classic in Europe. Full distance triathlon with 3,800m of swimming, 180 km of cycling and 42,195 km of running.
In swimming race, you will have the chance to swim at a spectacular reservoir like a swimming pool with calm waters and spectacular views to the “Sierra Madrileña” at 1,000 meters of altitude.
The cycling circuit is a mountain course that crowns the most representative peaks of the Madrid mountain range like Canencia, Morcuera and Cotos providing an altitude difference of 2,650 meters and finishing in the center of Madrid.
Finally, when you are running you will discover the Madrid Rio, a 4 x 10 km in the crossing river of Madrid to end in a 2,195 km in the center of Madrid discovering the warmth of the many spectators along the route to arrive at the Puerta del Sol and finish your Challenge Madrid Full Distance triathlon in the city center of Madrid and the Kilometer 0 of Spain, where all starts and where you will find the Finisher Experience, where, apart from finding everything for your care, you can try Spanish ham and Manolitos, typical food of Madrid. SURELY IT IS A FINISH LINE THAT WILL BE ENGRAVED ON YOUR RETINA!.
TBC Jun 2022
Madrid, Spain, Europe
Lisboa is one of the most popular cities in Europe. CHALLENGELISBOA middle-distance triathlon takes place in Parque das Nações. The park is striking contemporary architecture on the riverfront and is just 3 km from Lisbon’s international airport. Next to that, it is served by public transportation, subway, buses, taxis. The race venue is loaded with cools contemporary restaurants, night life, great for a morning jog and to practice all kinds of sports.
About the race
An idyllic swim venue, a bike course that features a freeway completely closed to traffic, a run course that’s flat and alongside the famous Tagu river, a city with a history that’s centuries old and the great portuguese hospitality are just a few of the highlights this event has to offer. It will be host to the CHALLENGEFAMILY Corporate World Cup, and will be offering pro and age-group slots for THECHAMPIONSHIP.
First, the 2 lap swim takes place at the beautiful Rossio dos Olivais, next to the famous Lisbon Oceanarium, on calm waters.
Next, the 4 lap bike course takes the athletes out of Parque das Nações and into the IC22 freeway, which will be completely closed to traffic. With ample space for everyone and the Tagus river as a backdrop, this is a mostly flat course, with a small hill climb just before turning around and heading back into town.
Finally, the 4 lap run is completely flat and alongside the Tagus river, with both paved and off-road sections.
Lisboa, Portugal, Europe
Middle distance / Sprint distance
Riccione “The Green Pearl” is an ideal place for a holiday as well as a race. It is this all-inclusive character, combined with the potential for an outstanding middle distance course, which led Challenge Family to make Challenge Riccione a reality.
In keeping with Challenge’s focus on athlete experience, the Challenge Riccione course is designed to include the best of this spectacular region and promises to be one of the most cultural middle distance courses in the world.
Starting in the seaside resort of Riccione, the warm waters of the Adriatic Sea will host the 1.9km swim following which the 90km bike course will head high into the hills surrounding Rimini along roads built by the great Roman emperors.
Travelling through the Emilia Romagna Apennines, an area renowned for its stunning landscapes and many fortresses and castles, the course visits the historic towns of Coriano, Montegrimano, Monte Cerignone and Montescudo before heading back down to the Riviera. The 21km run is a three-lap course along Riccione’s famous promenade, lined with bars, shops and restaurants and a crowd of thousands before finishing in the heart of Riccione Terme.
TBC May 2022
Riccione, Italy, Europe
Join us for a weekend riding the Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge on the Saturday ahead of watching the professionals on the Sunday. Cross the official finish-line on Sunday, on the same days as the Pros just hours before they finish.
The ultimate challenge consists in riding the same course as the professionals (250km) but both intermediary routes (147km & 70km) will also leave you plenty of opportunities to get accustomed to the legendary climbs of Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Follow in the footsteps of Primoz Roglic, Philippe Gilbert, Jakob Fuglsang, Alejandro Valverde, Bernard Hinault and other top riders, and add Liège-Bastogne-Liège to your own list of achievements!
Gran Canaria is the third-largest island in the Canaries’ archipelago, but accounts for almost half the population and is a continent in miniature, with a dramatic variation of terrain, ranging from the green and leafy north to the mountainous interior and desert south. The centre has dramatic mountains while contrasting with these unspoiled peaks and valleys is a rugged coastline interspersed with white sandy beaches.
The course of the middle distance triathlon will be challenging and diverse, with temperatures going from 25 degrees at beach level to 10C at 1,500 meters above sea level. The landscape is unique, varied and technical, where lovers of a good honest course will shine!
Finally, this unique race will offer you the chance to qualify for THECHAMPIONSHIP!
23 Apr 2022
Gran Canaria, Spain, Europe