A bikepacker’s dream? Maybe. This epic adventure race starts in Florence, Italy and ends at the foot of the North Cape on the northernmost coast of the island of Magerøya in Norway. Each unsupported participant is free to use their preferred route, including all roads and trails open to bikes.
It is up to the individual to decide between using the more direct, yet busier routes or secondary roads which tend to see less traffic. There is also a 3rd option offering traffic free tranquility using cycle tracks, available for between 60% – 70% of the route up to the finish.
For the first edition of the NorthCape400 there are four Gates (checkpoints) along the route. These are strategically placed in areas of geographical significance and are the only obligatory points along the route. At each checkpoint, participants will be asked to validate their travel. If, for whatever reason, any or all of the gates are missed the participant will be automatically disqualified. The rest is up to the rider.
There are no time limits.