For the past fifteen years, Madeira, a Portuguese Island located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean has been carving its way to become one of the best mountain bike destinations on the planet. Big mountains, beautiful landscapes, a unique diversity of terrain, delicious food, warm weather all year round and over 600 years of history makes Madeira the ultimate adventure destination with enough reasons to add it to your bucket list! Combine all of this with some of the most unique mountain bike trails and you’ve got yourself a ride to remember!
This event goes back to our origins as mountain bikers, exploring our forests and sharing our passion, trails and the place we call home with riders from all around the World. Welcome to Trans Madeira.
Trans Madeira combines the best things the island has to offer with five days of racing in the World’s most diverse terrain, exploring all four corners of the island, starting high in the mountains and finishing down at the ocean. There will be two editions in 2024, from 21st to 25th may 2024 (Summer) and from 17th to 21st september 2024 (Autumn).
Get ready for 220km of riding, 30 special stages, exploring North, South, East and West in one mega week! Expect to ride different kinds of terrain from stage to stage, explore some of the most iconic singletracks on the island in a bike camp adventure and stress-free race!
Click here to check results since edition one.Results Archive
"Had a blast riding Trans Madeira for the third time! We got mud, dust, rain, sun, amazing trails, local food, beer, ponchas, ups and downs!"
"Big thanks to the organizers! Everyone is doing this will full heart and soul!"
"So far one of the best adventures of my life. I recommend everyone to take part in this race. Welcome to a week of riding in paradise!"
"Best event I have done in a long time. Missing it already. Amazing adventure racing all four corners of this amazing island. Huge days and world class tracks. I'll be back!"
"Madeira is incredible! The food was unreal, tracks were all time and you couldn’t have asked for better vibes."
"What a week! Five massive days of racing all over beautiful Madeira. Cheers to all the riders and staff that made it such a good event!"
"Honestly one of the best experiences of my life, incredible riding, stunning views and had a smile on my face all week."
"It’s been wicked! I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Seeing some amazing places, tracks are unreal. Madeira delivers again!"
"Put this race on your bucket list! You discover new trails every day and it’s a good challenge between adventure and racing."
"It's quite amazing to race this event in Madeira where I was born and raised. It makes me feel like a tourist on 'my own' island, getting to places I never visited before and experiencing the best things it has to offer!"
"It’s been tough but also the most challenging and beautiful event I ever took part of. Amazing work from the entire staff making this event a reality"
"One of the most beautiful adventure rides I ever had in my life!"
"Best event I've ever done! Wouldn't change a thing! The last stages of day three are the best trails I've ever ridden, honestly."
"Trans Madeira is not only a race but an event where you meet people from all over the World that love mountain biking."
"A week later and I'm still buzzing from Trans Madeira. It was, hands down, the best week of riding I've been lucky to share with an all time crew!"
"It was a beautiful experience to live, and an amazing way to discover this wonderful island. We are all leaving with a bunch of rad memories and with a big smile on my face!""
Catch up with Jono Jones, two-times Trans Madeira racer.
We're proud to welcome Cannondale as Trans Madeira main sponsor!
A daily average of 3200m descent and 1250m ascent and between 4 to 7 special stages. There will be some days with some extra shuttle assistance so that you can cover much more trails and enjoy the riding. This is a mountain bike race open to everyone but also an adventure of what the island is all about. You have ahead of you 30 special stages in a 220km route, divided into 5 days of racing in some of the most iconic locations of Madeira.
The ‘Pearl of the Atlantic’ is known to have the World’s most diverse terrain, which will make you feel you’re riding on a different country on every special stage – no kidding! The adventure of racing in Madeira will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions, new friendships and make you step out of your comfort zone.
Have any other questions? Send us an email!
There’s only one race package available to 140 riders per edition that includes everything from the moment you land on the island. We pretty much take care of you for one week so that you don’t need to worry about anything else. Just ride your bike and have a good time!
Five nights tent and one night in a five stars hotel
Breakfast, food-zones, after race snack and dinner
Arrival and departures transfers from / to airport or Funchal
A medic team following the race and bike camps
Access to photos produced during the event
Baggage, bike box transportation and shuttles
Gifts from our sponsors and from the event
Timing chip and end of the day results available