Gravel route: 12 mandatory checkpoints
Road route: 11 mandatory checkpoints
Castle San Cristóbal above Pamplona is checkpoint 1 at km 100. The place offers a great view over Pamplona. The castle was built 1879 till 1919 during the Karlisten war. From 1930 on used as prison and as the Spanish civil war startet 1936, 2000 people have been imprisoned to San Cristóbal.
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Bardenas Reales (gravel route only)
Castillo de Molina de Aragón
Torre de Mangana – A tower in the old center of Cuenca.
Castillo de Alarcón
El Cuartico (gravel route only)
Halfway! A lonely building southwest of Albacete. The start of a 57km flat section, a railtrail with tunnels in a rural area.
The sign at the entrance of the Gorafe parque, 47km after Pozo Alcon. The landscape is amazing, it remembers to the south western US.
Pico del Veleta (road route only)
Up to 3398m goes the highest road in Europe.
Please note that this checkpoint has to be reached at daylight!
Plaza Mirador de San Nicolás
Jesse Blough described the place 2019 as follow: “The best view of the Alhambra in the city. Gateway to the Sierra Nevada.”
Antequera, Castillo de Papabellotas
El Chorro, Caminito del Rey
Puente Nuevo Ronda, Málaga
Jesse Blough: “A huge old bridge into a beautiful Andalucian city.”