6 things to keep in mind when traveling to Cascais and participate in the IRONMAN 70.3 Portugal

Cascais is one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal

The city of Cascais is a beautiful Portuguese fishing village, 30 kilometers from Lisbon, which is located near some of the best beaches in the Lisbon region. This city has been hosting its Triathlon test for several years, where this year about 3.000 participants are expected on September 29.

El IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais It runs through its historic center, in a quick test with a spectacular cycling sector, as it will pass through the Mouth of Hell, Guincho beach, with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and will have an ascent to the sierra de Sintra, where there will be the prize of the "King and Queen of the mountain".

But this is not all that to see, since the old town of the city hosts the medieval fortress of Our Lady of Light and the citadel, which in its day was a royal retreat.

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Travel by plane, travel to Lisbon from Madrid

The distance between Madrid and Lisbon is 514.37 kilometers. Estimated flight time is 01 hour and 09 minutes

Travel by car

The trip from Madrid is approximately 649 kilometers, with a duration of 6:30 on the highway and an estimated cost of € 70 (tolls € 20)

By plane

Many airlines travel to Lisbon, you will not have problems in finding a cheap plane for the test

How can you go to Cascais from Lisbon?

The city of Cascais is very well connected, since it is only 30 kilometers from Lisbon, if you travel by plane to the Portuguese capital, you can get to this city in two ways:

By car: 

Through the A5 following the signs to Cascais / Estoril. It can also be reached by the road that runs along the coast, the EN 6.

By train: 

From the Cais do Sodré station in Lisbon, on the Cascais line. Trains depart Monday through Sunday from 05: 30-01: 30 every half hour / twenty minutes approximately.

Where to stay?

Cascais offers a wide range of accommodation, although the organization of the event is available to athletes, the official hotel,   Quinta da Marinha Resort A great choice since you will live the IRONMAN atmosphere from the beginning, enjoying the comforts that this venue offers. Among them, a golf course, swimming pool, bike parking, transfer service to the race, mechanical service for bicycles, etc.

Use the code IRONCASCAIS if you want to apply the discount for participating in the test.

Details to be considered?

The day of the test will be difficult to park, as they cut the center of the city and jams are formed, so it is recommended to use the transfer or the Taxi or Uber service.

Another option is to leave the car in the parking from the Cascais Market, Duquesa Beach, the train station or the Cascais Villa Mall.
The test is broadcast live and in the finish area there will be a giant screen where you can follow the circuit.

Things you'll have to see in Cascais

  • Museum of the Counts of Castro Guimarães
  • Beaches of Cascais: Praia da Ribeira, Praia da Conceição, Praia da Rainha, Praia de Parede and Praia do Guincho
  • Lighthouse of Santa Marta
  • Marina de Cascais
  • Citadel
  • Boca do Inferno

Bicycle workshop service

The organization has a service of  bikes workshop from 55 € per day

The IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais is part of the world circuit since the year 2017, with two consecutive full. Spain is one of the countries with more representation, where last year Fernando Alarza got the victory and his qualification for the Ironman World Championship 70.3 that will be held in Nice next September where Javier Gómez Noya and Judith Corachán are also classified

Further information:   http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman-70.3/cascais/

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