Riders will depart from Checkpoint Pamplona, heading south across hills on winding gravel roads. As they continue, they will pass through Carcastillo, a town situated at the entrance to the Bardenas Reales, where Checkpoint 2 awaits.
Registration opens December 1st. Start: September 22, 2024
At kilometer 100 from the starting point, riders will reach checkpoint 1 which is the Fort San Cristóbal located above Pamplona. This location offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. The fort was built between 1879 and 1919 during the Carlist War and from 1930 onwards, it served as a prison.
Starting point of the Iberica Traversa is in the heart of Irun. The adventure begins through the ancient Basque Country hills. Both routes follow cycling paths and old railroads. We ascend to CP1 in Pamplona, the historical fort located on the top of Mount San Cristobal, 892.8 m above sea level.
Marco who was the last remaining rider on the route had scratched due to stomach issues. Due to the rain in the south of Spain that made the route around the Gorafe desert unrideable was certainly one of the toughest.
Thanks to all and every each who took time to be a part of this amazing adventure. Thank you for your feedback. It was pure pleasure to be on the route with you all!
You can still follow Jan who is finishing his ride to Irun out of competition.
The next start of the Iberica-Traversa will be September 25th, gravel/trail and the new road version.