Sorry but all accommodations are fully booked for this year's race!
Mountain Climb Challenge
The closed road course will take you to some of the most beautiful and spectacular scenery of the highest mountain in mainland Portugal. Altitude up to 1993 meters and steep gradients makes this one of the toughest challenges in Europe.
I have now ridden two Skyroad events. Both were excellently run, superb value and brilliant days out on the bike on very challenging rides in glorious conditions with magnificent scenery. Literally breathtaking.
How to Get There
Porto airport receives daily low cost flights from dozens of European and UK departures via Ryanair.
Bus and train services are available from Porto airport and we can arrange for private transfers directly to and from Seia where the race begins. This is also the least expensive option for groups. Transport from the finish line on top of the mountain back to the departure point will be provided - unless you wish to ride!
Granfondo 144km / 4500+ mts
The Granfondo course takes riders through some of the most beautiful and spectacular scenery of the highest mountain on the Portuguese mainland. The high mountain landscapes and winding roads make this a truly scenic and rewarding cycling challenge.
The first part of the course runs along the southern face of the Serra da Estrela mountain, for after the difficult ascent to Lagoa Comprida (Adamastor), move to North and from Manteigas climb the spectacular Glacier Valley of the Zêzere river, ending at the 1,997 m higher summit on Alto da Torre.
On the summit (Tower), where timekeeping ends will be offered to each athlete a short recovery and a bag with substitute clothes. Participants will descend by their own means until Seia on the bottom, where will be mounted all the "fun zone" of Skyroad Serra da Estrela with the Pasta Recovery and the Trophies Ceremony.
Mediofondo 72km / 2700+ mts
The Mediofondo course offers many of the same scenic points as the Granfondo course, but with a reduced distance and accumulated climb.
On the summit (Tower), where timekeeping ends will be offered to each athlete a short recovery and a bag with substitute clothes.
Participants will descend by their own means until Seia on the bottom, where will be mounted all the "fun zone" of Skyroad Serra da Estrela with the Pasta Recovery and the Trophies Ceremony.
Full Service Pack
Each Granfondo or Mediofondo participant package includes the following goodies:
Shop Tuned Bicycle
Full Carbon Fuji Granfondo Race bike with mountain ready gearing:
The Aparthotel Quinta do Crestelo is the Official Hotel of Skyroad Serra da Estrela offers special prices for participants and accompanying persons on accommodation and also on the meals.
One and two bedroom apartments are available for family and friends who want to enjoy the spectacular Serra de Estrela mountain range before or after the race day. Dorms with bunks are available for solo or team racers.
Facilities include indoor and outdoor pool, spa & sauna as well as massage with happy ending. Breakfast is continental style also with happy ending and jam.
18 July 2014 (Friday)
18:00 - 24:00 – Accreditation Office (Casa Municipal da Cultura de Seia).
18:00 - 24:00 - Mahou Lounge (Casa Municipal da Cultura de Seia Gardens)
20:00 - Press conference (Casa Municipal da Cultura de Seia).
19 July 2014 (Saturday)
06:00 - 7:30 - Accreditation Office (Casa Municipal da Cultura de Seia).
08:00 - Depart for SKYROAD - GranFondo and Mediofondo (center Seia)
10:15 - Arrival of first Mediofondo athletes - final time control, recovery & dry clothes.
13:30 - Arrival of first GranFondo Athletes - final time control, recovery & dry clothes
15:30 - Podium and Trophies Ceremony (Câmara Municipal de Seia)
17:30 - Cut off time - final time control, recovery & dry clothes.
11:00 - 18:30 - Pasta Recovery (Câmara Municipal de Seia)
The SkyRoad Granfondo road cycling race series are organised by Ultra-Spirit Sports to International Standards on World Class cycling routes.
Each pack includes 4 Star hotel accommodation, bike hire, and use of the Spa. Prices per person based on full occupancy:
2 Pax Apartment €329
4 Pax Apartment €319
6 Pax Apartment €299
Non Riding Guest €115
Single Supplement €55