Traversing the Iberian Peninsula from Saint-Jean-de-Luz near Biarritz at the Biscaya sea to Tarifa, the most southern point on the European mainland.
The Iberica-Traversa is a single-stage, unsupported, 1710km bike adventure across the Iberian Peninsula, following mostly unpaved routes and trails. The second edition of Iberica-Traversa starts in the north and will finish in south.
An event from Transbike-Adventures.
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Ride through the megalithic tombs of the Gorafe Depression, between high cliffs scattered with ancient cave dwellings. Cross the ancient bridges of Ronda and ride along the historic trails used by pilgrims crossing the Iberian Peninsula for centuries. Experience the raw and remote beauty of the Bardenas Reales Desert while riding some of the best singletrack trail in Spain. The Camino Del Rey looms above the route in Andalucia, and the massive complex of the Alhambra in Granada eclipses the view from Plaza Mirador de San Nicolas. This is just a taste of the incredible experience that awaits participants in the second edition of Iberica Traversa.
The route came about while the Andy was cycling a section of NorthCape-Tarifa, another bikepacking adventure created by Transbike Adventures. Here’s what he had to say about developing the concept:
“While cycling the NCT section of Spain in November & December of 2018, I came along many old, unused railway trusses, railway buildings, and gravel roads criss-crossing the beautiful country. On the last night before I arrived in Tarifa, I met three Spanish guys in Las Vegas (a small town in Andalucia) who were on mountain bikes. They shared stories of the epic GR7 route and confirmed how good it was to cycle away from the paved roads in Spain.”
– Andy Buchs
And the idea was born: this is a great place for a gravel adventure.
- second edition: April 26th 2020
- registration: open now
- route: 1724km, 28’070m vertical climbing
- places: Tarifa, Camino del Rey, Granada, Sierra Nevada, Parque Natural Sierra de Castril, Sierras de Cazorla, Cuenca, Bardenas Reales desert, Gorafe desert, Pamplona, Saint-Jean-de-Luz…
- categories: single and pair riders
- no time limit, go as fast or slow as you like it, enjoy the scenery
- for everybody who will go for an unsupported bikepacking adventure