Portugal 1001

14 days, 1001km to cross Portugal in semi-autonomy and guided by GPS.

1001 km

There are 1001 km of stories and legends, of kings and queens.
It is the story of a nation with almost 1000 years of existence.
1001 km of paths of a noble and brave Portugal.

14 days 14 stages

Daily stages with average distances of 71.5km that cross 10 districts, 39 municipalities and 5 natural parks.

Portugal North to South

A crossing is made of asphalt roads, trails, rural paths, Roman pavements, centuries-old churches and castles, millenary landscapes, people and traditions.

September 24th to October 8th, 2022

1001KM, 32.150 D+
The longest ultramarathon on the Iberian Peninsula

September 24 to October 8, 2022

a country from north to south

in 14 days

Crossing a country is quite a challenge! Doing it, from north to south, in 14 days and with more than 1001km running is something else. It becomes an experience of personal transformation.

The idea is to facilitate this “path” in all its perspectives. Whether they are inner knowledge, introspection or the ability to overcome the many difficulties that will exist. It can also be a path of evasion, “mindfulness” or pure spirituality, of pilgrimage. It is, for sure, a path of discovery and learning of an “I” and of a nation.

Regardless of the “path”, you have in mind, the way we have outlined it is to make it as complete as possible. No worries about where to sleep, where to eat or if there’s a hot shower. Whether or not they have clean clothes and careful food. These are ours, the organizations. We are the ones who choose the best hotels and the best ways for everyone to be happy on this huge journey of 1001km to cross Portugal.


There are many paths, authentic people, genuine places with long centuries of history. This will be a time of travel and crossing.

Portugal is a small country, but with a huge diversity of customs, traditions, accents and geomorphology. It is a nation with almost 1000 years of history and one of the most stable borders in the world. The bridges with the only country with which it borders, Spain, stabilized 723 years ago, in 1297, at the time of the Alcanizes treaty. A treaty was signed by the King of Portugal, D. Dinis and the King of Castile Fernando IV.

This is the way, the way of the heroes of the sea, of noble people and a brave nation. From a Real and Legendary Portugal.

Welcome to PT1001.

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what includes


The 15 best hotels in the localities
15 nights in a double and shared room.


14 Food reinforcements at the end of the stages, 15 Dinners in the best hotels or restaurants in the area, 15 Breakfasts.


Technical support with GPS equipment, loading the stages, offering race files.

Live Tracking

Tracking of all participants


Official giveaway of the race, finalist prize for all finalists. Finisher t´shirt, graduation diploma, event photo album. Special conditions of participation in future years


Medical support, personal accident and civil liability insurance, support team throughout the stages.

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10th edition

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