Transgharb 2019

The Algarve Epic Race

Probably the best MTB stage race in the Algarve, Portugal!

Transgharb is a stage race full of surprises and challenges.

Amazing tracks, magnificient landscapes, astonishing places, great food, typical villages and the most heart-warming people you'll ever meet. All this comes together in october to create the perfect scenario for an epic race to take place. 700 km with a total climbing of 15000m in seven days. A real challenge!

In the next edition, all participants will be challenged to give their best at all seven stages. This race combines sea and mountain tracks, starting in Faro, the capital of the Algarve, and heading towards Faro, Alte, Monchique, Aljezur, Sagres, Silves to return to Praia de Faro (Faro beach) for the traditional dive into the Ria Formosa and amazing fish and seafood lunch facing the sea.


Altogether there are 7 stages, taking place over 7 days and covering a total of 700 kilometres. Riders compete individually and totally independently. The course is downloaded on to a SatNav (GPS) device which competitors must carry with them throughout the race. The designated route takes riders along unusual and unique trails, from the loveliest beaches along the coast to the most isolated spots in the Algarve’s hinterland!

At the end of each day, participants are welcomed at different hotels throughout the region where they can enjoy the Algarve’s hallmark quality, relax and recover from their tiring day’s competition, and take pleasure in the facilities of the hotel and the surrounding area.

1 stage » 06 OUT » FARO-ALTE » 91KM 1950M Climbing
2 stage » 07 OUT » ALTE-MONCHIQUE » 104KM 2310M Climbing
3 stage » 08 OUT » MONCHIQUE – MONCHIQUE » 56KM 2159 M Climbing
4 stage » 09 OUT » MONCHIQUE-ALZEJUR (V. Da TELHA) » 88KM 1850M Climbing
5 stage » 10 OUT » ALJEZUR-SAGRES » 92,50KM 1450M Climbing
6 stage » 11 OUT » SAGRES-SILVES » 107,5KM 1650M Climbing
7 stage » 12 OUT » SILVES-Finish » 98KM 1450M Climbing