The first stage: we will join the Iberica Traversa start in Irun and follow the IT route, covering 1720km across the Iberian Peninsula to Tarifa on unpaved routes and trails. The second stage: we will join the Morocco-BikeAdventure starting in Tangier and follow the MBA route to Sidi Ifni, covering 2300km through the Rif Mountains and over the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara desert.
This adventure spans 4000 kilometers and involves a climb of 60,000 meters, making it one of the most exhilarating challenges out there! It’s the only bikepacking adventure we know, crossing 2 continents.
Since 2021, six riders embarked on this challenge, with only one completing it thus far.
There are two options: the road route or the off-road route, which includes gravel, single trails, and piste.
The adventure will begin on September 22 from Irun Spain.
The 4th edition of the piste route and the 3rd edition of the road route will again start in Tangier on October 8th 2023. The course brings riders through the Rif and Atlas mountains to the Sahara desert.
Ernst and Johan rode into Merzouga today’s morning. They are catching up with their scheduled plan fast and should reach the CP4 soon.
Maze changed his tactics and now making huge progress. He is only 60km behind Sofiane. Sandro has to make another 50km to the end of the 160km stretch with no services, no water, and no mobile network. We are expecting him to be in Merzouga today afternoon.
Radislav took his time at the checkpoint at Aouli mines. Had tea and a good time with the miners.
The adventure is in full swing! And the weather is perfect!
Roadies departed from Tangier yesterday morning and now both groups – roadies and piste route riders are spread across 200km along the route.
Soufiane was the first one to reach CP1 and is now leading the rest of the roadies.Sandro had some early mechanical issues almost instantly after the start, despite that he reached the CP1 in Chefchaouen as the first rider and he is untouchable since then.
Till is in 2nd position and only 50km behind Sandro. He is keeping strong even though still feeling unwell after overheating on day one.
The pair riders Ernst and Johan are now on a 246km and will camp by the lake. Good idea!
Today at 9 am the piste route riders started a 2300km adventure from Tangier which will go through the Rif and Atlas mountains and all the way to the Sahara desert. They will finish in Sidi Ifni at the Atlantic Ocean.
Good luck and stay safe!
Mex started 24 hours before his road route scheduled departure time together with piste route riders. However, he made an agreement with all the riders.
Grand Depart for the road route is tomorrow at 9 am sharp.