Ironman Portugal – Cascais, Portugal
Portugal has quickly become one of our most popular destinations for athletes from all over the world.
With its mild climate and 3000 hours of sunshine per year, Portugal has always been the perfect destination for family holidays. Now, these welcoming conditions are part of both the IRONMAN series. With a history of over 650 years, Cascais is just a 20-minute drive from Lisbon International Airport and is located between Sintra – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and the Village of Oeiras.
Athletes racing in IRONMAN Portugal-Cascais will face a single-loop 3,8 km (2.4 miles) swim in the Bay of Cascais and exit the water at the Fortaleza at Club Naval. After transitioning onto their bikes, they will tackle a unique 180,2 km (112 miles) bike course that leads along the Guincho Beach road and to Sintra before athletes are treated to racing on the Formula 1 and Moto GP circuit of Estoril. Athletes end the cycling portion of the race with two shorter loops on flat roads next to the Ocean between Lisbon and Cascais.
The three-loop 42,2 km (26.2 miles) run course starts in Cascais and leads back to Guincho Road. It then follows the shoreline to Cabo Raso and back to Cascais.
Historic houses, palaces, and fortresses of bygone times over one of the most beautiful race courses ever designed for a triathlon. It’s sure to be of the most amazing experiences of an athlete’s lifetime.