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BADLANDS

UNSUPPORTED ULTRACYCLING GRAVEL ON THE EDGE OF EUROPE

GRANADA, 05 / SEP / 2021

SOLD OUT

# BADLANDS2021

THE ROUTE

GRANADA

Granada is one of the most important cities in Andalusia, located at the foot of Sierra Nevada and close to the Mediterranean coast.

The Alhambra is the most renowned building of the Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions that make Granada a popular destination among the tourist cities of Spain.

HOYA DE GUADIX

It is a natural plain in the northern part of the province of Granada surrounded by Sierra Nevada and Sierra de Baza.

The erosion combined with the nature of its geology over millions of years give an amazing landscape plenty of gullies and badlands that leds to the largest concentration of cave houses in Europe.

GORAFE DESERT

The large gullies and colourful sandstone formations make the Gorafe Desert one of the most amazing landscapes in Europe.

The village of Gorafe is located on steep folds in the earth which culminate in a high cliff crowned by stone walls. The area is recognized also by the one of the highest concentration of dolmens in Europe.

TABERNAS DESERT

Located in the province of Almería, the Tabernas Desert is considered officially the only desert on the whole European continent.

The semiarid Mediterranean climate, a rainfall less than 250mm per year and an average temperature over 17°C form its landscape, a Mediterranean type sand covered gullies known as Badlands.

CABO DE GATA

The Cabo de Gata Natural Park is located in the southeast Mediterranean coast, and it is one of Europe’s most unusual landscape.

The place is characterised by volcanic rock formations, fossil beaches, abandoned villages and a windswept landscape. The route follows the popular 10km-long gravel road ALP-822 along the coast.

VELETA PASS (3,212m)

The Veleta Pass, at an elevation of 3.212m, is one of the longest, hardest and most challenging climbs in the world.

Despite of the recent disappearance of the southernmost glacier in Europe, some snowfields can be found on the south face of Sierra Nevada even on summer, giving a huge contrast to the route.

# BADLANDS2021

KNOW MORE ABOUT BADLANDS

Badlands is the definitive bikepacking off-road adventure in Europe, with about 725km and +15.000m, crossing the only official deserts in mainland Europe, the wild coast of Cabo de Gata and the highest continental mountains pass, Pico Veleta beyond 3.000m height. 85% off-road.

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Badlands has been designed from our love of gravel, bikepacking, self-sufficiency, mountains, deserts and the sea. We wondered if it would be possible to put everything together in one event, and after a deep and fun exploration the result is Badlands.

The route is 85% off-road, most of it without technical difficulties, Gravel and MTB bikes are both welcome.

Badlands has a predetermined route from start to finish. If you decide to abandon it for any reason, you will have to pick it up later from the same point where you left off.
The official track will be sent to the registered riders weeks before departure.

The accumulated unevenness is a matter to consider. After leaving Granada, the route enters the Sierra Nevada to later descend into the Gorafe Desert. After ascending again to more than 2,000m in Calar Alto, the route follows the coast of Almería for more than 40km, before climbing again to more than 3,000m in Veleta.

As for the weather, be prepared for extreme heat in Gorafe and Tabernas and temperatures below 0C in Veleta.

If you prepare the route properly you will have no problem finding plenty of water and food. But remember, try to self-serve food for a day and refill the cans whenever you can.

It is forbidden to reserve any type of service before departure, which includes accommodation. Everything you have to need during the test must be reserved once it begins.

. 04 / Sep / 2021 16:00. Accreditation and Briefing
. 05 / Sep / 2021 08:00. Departure
. 10 / Sep / 2021 20:00. Time limit

That time starts at the start and only for when you reach the finish line. While you are standing to rest, eat or sleep, time will continue to run, so good planning, strategy and knowledge about yourself is key to being a Finisher.

Ask people, find the route on your GPS or on your mobile phone … but don’t call home or any base camp: self-sufficiency consists of using your own means to solve your own problems.

Try to fix them yourself. If this is not possible, go to a mechanic using any possible means of transport and then return to exactly the same point where you left the route.

Some will take it as a race, others will just try to be Finishers.

Although there will be a final classification based on the order of arrival, following the traditions of ultra-cycling and bikepacking, there will be no prize for the fastest rider except the honor of finishing first.

Yes. During the event you need to have insurance that covers RC, accident, emergency rescue, death and repatriation.
Remember that you must be over 18 years old at the time of departure.

# BADLANDS2021

ROSTER

RIDER COUNTRY GEN CAT
NICK MILES UK M ONLY
CIARÁN FITZGERALD IRELAND M ONLY
MATTHEW PEDLINGHAM UK M ONLY
ANTHONY CARTON IRELAND M ONLY
CHRISTOPHE ILIOU FRANCE M ONLY
ADRIÁN URÍA SPAIN M ONLY
OLLI RANTA FINLAND M ONLY
YANNICK CHRISTIAENS BELGIUM M ONLY
TORBJÖRN SVANTESSON SWEDEN M ONLY
MARIAN ZANGE GERMANY M PAIR
MAX STOCKNER GERMANY M PAIR
JOËL CONSTANS FRANCE M PAIR
JEAN-MARC REBOT FRANCE M PAIR
ERWIN ARGYL BELGIUM M PAIR
JOHAN ARGYL BELGIUM M PAIR
MIGUEL ANGEL GARCÍA SPAIN M ONLY
CARLOS CONESA SPAIN M ONLY
PAUL MELVILLE NEW ZEALAND M PAIR
MATHIS WALLRABENSTEIN SWITZERLAND M ONLY
FRANCESCO CORONA ITALY M ONLY
PÉTER OLÁH HUNGARY M ONLY
JORGE RODRIGUES PORTUGAL M ONLY
MARTA OREJA SPAIN F ONLY
VALENTIN JUNG FRANCE M PAIR
ROMAIN CIZERON FRANCE M PAIR
THOMAS ETTEMA NETHERLANDS M ONLY
ERNESTO PASTOR SPAIN M PAIR
MARIA BENAVENT SPAIN F PAIR
MANUEL ENTRUP-GALINDO GERMANY M PAIR
PETER BAUCH GERMANY M PAIR
HENRY PEMBERTON UK M ONLY
WILLEM DE WILDE NETHERLANDS M ONLY
GUILLERMO GRACIA SPAIN M ONLY
CHAKIB HANTABLI UK M PAIR
RAFFI HANTABLI UK M PAIR
ORMONDE WILSON US M ONLY
MARCO BOSCHI ITALY M PAIR
MAURO PARADISI ITALY M PAIR
COLIN ROSS UK M ONLY
SERGIO ANTOLÍN SPAIN M ONLY
BENJAMIN PEREZ SWITZERLAND M ONLY
WOJCIECH KWIATEK POLAND M ONLY
CHARLES HOLDEN UK M ONLY
JORGE BRANSON SPAIN M ONLY
OLIVIA DILLON IRELAND F ONLY
CHRISTOPHER HALL UK M ONLY
JAVIER RUIZ SPAIN M ONLY
APRIL MARSHKE US F ONLY
HENNING ROALKVAM NORWAY M ONLY
EMMA BENTLEY UK F PAIR
STEVE BENTLEY UK M PAIR
GUILLERMO FERNÁNDEZ SPAIN M ONLY
SEBASTIEN FORTIN CANADA M ONLY
MAITE SAINZ SPAIN F ONLY
MARK EASTON UK M PAIR
HARRY DOWDNEY UK M PAIR
ANDRÉ BERNARDINO PORTUGAL M ONLY
NICKY HUGHES UK F ONLY
NEIL DAVEY SWEDEN M ONLY
CHRISTOPHE LORENZ SWITZERLAND M ONLY
TERO NIEMELÄ FINLAND M ONLY
JOHN RICHARDS UK M ONLY
DANNY BELLION UK M ONLY
GABRIELE CIPRIANO ITALY M PAIR
MATTIA BIFFI ITALY M PAIR
GEORGE CORDAL SPAIN M ONLY
CALLUM NICKLIN UK M ONLY
LINDA FARCZADI SWITZERLAND F PAIR
PHILIPPE BÉCHET SWITZERLAND M PAIR
JAMES FOX UK M ONLY
CHARLES CHRISTIANSEN US M ONLY
PHILIPPA BATTYE UK F ONLY
GREG HILSON UK M ONLY
LEE CRAIGIE UK F ONLY
CHRIS HERBERT UK M ONLY
MEGAN DAVIES UK F ONLY
CHRISTIAN MEIER CANADA M ONLY
MICHAEL DUFF IRELAND M ONLY
DAVID SÁNCHEZ SPAIN M ONLY
CLEMENT MAHE FRANCE M ONLY
ERIK ARNEWING SWEDEN M ONLY
SOPHIE GATEAU FRANCE F ONLY
ADRIENNE ESTRADA FRANCE F ONLY
PETER HALLIWELL UK M ONLY
ALBERT ESTEVE SPAIN M ONLY
JAIME ACUDO SPAIN M ONLY
JORDAN GUEGUEN FRANCE M ONLY
MARIA KOSTACINSKA POLAND F PAIR
RAFAL PALOWSKI POLAND M PAIR
CLEMENT DURAFFOURG FRANCE M PAIR
SIMON DURAFFOURG FRANCE M PAIR
JOHAN ERLANDSSON SWEDEN M ONLY
MABIRE MAXIME FRANCE M ONLY
MARTIN SCHMIDT GERMANY M ONLY
PAOLO CALABRESI ITALY M ONLY
ALEIX BALLARIN SPAIN M ONLY
BENJAMIN WORMALD UK M ONLY
LLOYD BERRY IRELAND M ONLY
JOHANSSON CLASSES SWEDEN M ONLY
ELIZABETH HUGHES UK F ONLY
ADRIÁN RAMÍREZ SPAIN M ONLY
MARIUS KARTEUSCH GERMANY M ONLY
JORGE ZANOLETTY SPAIN M ONLY
ALEX KNIGHT UK M ONLY
PATRICK KOLLER SWITZERLAND M ONLY
TOBIAS WILDI SWITZERLAND M ONLY
MATTHEW SOWTER UK M ONLY
JAN-PHILIPP SACHER GERMANY M ONLY
ANDREW MORGAN UK M ONLY
MANUEL MASCARENHAS PORTUGAL M ONLY
ORIOL CHIAS SPAIN M ONLY
KNUT FAUST GERMANY M ONLY
ROLAND BARTMUSS GERMANY M ONLY
JOAQUIM SANTOS PORTUGAL M ONLY
DAVID HISCOCK NETHERLANDS M ONLY
GRAEME SCOTT UK M ONLY
DAVID WITHERS UK M ONLY
PETER HAGEMEYER US M ONLY
BENJAMIN STRICKSON UK M ONLY
GARY BAUGH UK M ONLY
LAUREN JOHNSTON UK F ONLY
JARED LINDEN UK M ONLY
JULIE ELDER UK F ONLY
TOBIAS BADER GERMANY M ONLY
ALBERT GALLARDO SPAIN M ONLY
OLIVIER ONGENAE BELGIUM M PAIR
BENJAMIN COOLS BELGIUM M PAIR
DAVE TOMLINSON UK M PAIR
PAUL ALINEJAD UK M PAIR
HUGO RUSSELL UK M PAIR
BENJAMIN CALDER-TRAVIS UK M PAIR
ANDREAS SIMONSSON SWEDEN M PAIR
DANIEL PUTZ GERMANY M PAIR
OLIVER MARTIN UK M PAIR
GEORGE MARTIN UK M PAIR
SEAN BRENNAN UK M PAIR
JON INGRAM UK M PAIR
CHRIS BAILEY UK M PAIR
JACK ALLMAND UK M PAIR
RHODRI PRICE UK M PAIR
PEDR CHARLESWORTH UK M PAIR
BRUNO FERRARO ITALY M ONLY
IGOR IRAOLAGOITIA SPAIN M ONLY
ADAM PALIN UK M ONLY
BERN VALARINO UK M ONLY
STEPHAN GALLARRAGUE FRANCE M ONLY
STEPHEN BRANAGH IRELAND M ONLY
AITOR WINES SPAIN M ONLY
DAVID CANDELICH SPAIN M ONLY
LORENZO GIUDICI SPAIN M ONLY
GREG PARKER UK M ONLY
PIETER BEVERNAGE BELGIUM M ONLY
RAMÓN GARCÍA SPAIN M ONLY
ROBERT BRUNDISH UK M ONLY
MATTHEW FALCONER UK M ONLY
ROBERTO REKALDE SPAIN M ONLY
BEN COLEMAN UK M ONLY
LINUS ÅNEVALL SWEDEN M ONLY
FERNANDO VIVES SPAIN M PAIR
GERARDO SUÁREZ SPAIN M PAIR
OSVALDO NAVIA CHILI M ONLY
RICARDO FLORES CHILI M ONLY
RENÉ HINNUM DENMARK M PAIR
CHRISTIAN PARADISI ITALY M PAIR
JOSEP ABADÍA SPAIN M ONLY
DANIEL JIMÉNEZ SPAIN M ONLY
MANUEL BURGOS SPAIN M ONLY
JON GERRIKAGOITIA SPAIN M PAIR
FERNANDO SANCHOYARTO SPAIN M PAIR
GERARD SORIA SPAIN M PAIR
PACO HARO SPAIN M PAIR
VICENÇ LIVED SPAIN M ONLY
GREGORY JOURDAN FRANCE M ONLY
JULIÁN BUENO SPAIN M PAIR
EDUARDO PRIETO SPAIN M PAIR
CHRISTIAN SANDERSON UK M PAIR
ALEX BILLSON UK M PAIR
TONI GUIJARRO SPAIN M ONLY
EMILIO RODRÍGUEZ SPAIN M ONLY
JAN KOLLER AUSTRIA M ONLY
THOMAS BALINK NETHERLANDS M ONLY
LAURA GALLARDO SPAIN F PAIR
CRISTINA SÁNCHEZ SPAIN F PAIR
JAMES CROOKS UK M ONLY
JONATHAN JEFFERIES UK M ONLY
ÁLVARO RECA SPAIN M ONLY
JOSEP BESORA SPAIN M ONLY
CARLOS MOYA SPAIN M PAIR
CARLOS PERIÁÑEZ SPAIN M PAIR
LARS BO JEPPESEN DENMARK M ONLY
ANTOINE BRENY FRANCE M ONLY
BELMA HERNÁNDEZ-FRENCH SPAIN F PAIR
PAULA GONZÁLEZ SPAIN F PAIR
ALEXANDRE PICHON FRANCE M ONLY
JOACHIM MARQUARDT GERMANY M ONLY
GEOFFREY BEURSKENS NETHERLANDS M ONLY
VICTOR JOVET FRANCE M ONLY
MARCO PHILIPP GERMANY M ONLY
MIQUEL ALZINA SPAIN M ONLY
MICHAL SERAFIN POLAND M ONLY
SHIRT ALONSO SPAIN M PAIR
MANU ALONSO SPAIN M PAIR
CEM TANYERI NETHERLANDS M ONLY
BENNO MÖSER GERMANY M ONLY
OLIVIER DE JONGE OUDRAAT NETHERLANDS M ONLY
DAMIEN BARRÉ FRANCE M ONLY
BENJAMIN OLSEN US M ONLY
MARTIJN VAN STRIEN NETHERLANDS M PAIR
MIKE VLIETSTRA NETHERLANDS M PAIR
RUBÉN RODRÍGUEZ SPAIN M ONLY
IRMANTAS MELKO LITHUANIA M ONLY
MIGUEL REY SPAIN M ONLY
SERGIUSZ WASILEWSKI POLAND M PAIR
TOMASZ RĘKAWEK POLAND M PAIR
MIŁOSZ RĘKAWEK POLAND M ONLY
ALEXANDER PALENCIA US M ONLY
SHELBY SMITH US M ONLY
RALPH BIRKE GERMANY M ONLY
TIM KREMER GERMANY M ONLY
PETER FORCE UK M ONLY
ANDY WALKER UK M ONLY
PAUL VICKERS UK M ONLY
LUCAS FLEGE GERMANY M PAIR
THOMAS FLEGE GERMANY M PAIR
MATTEO MESSINA ITALY M ONLY
PER BRUNSE DENMARK M PAIR
THOMAS LUND DENMARK M PAIR
SANTY MOZOS SPAIN M PAIR
DIEGO VILLAS SPAIN M PAIR
JOSÉ ALCOY SPAIN M ONLY
RUBÉN SIERRA SPAIN M ONLY
PAUL STEPHEN UK M ONLY
GERT SCHILDER NETHERLANDS M ONLY
WARD VANDE CAPELLE BELGIUM M ONLY
LARS DE VRIES NETHERLANDS M ONLY
ROBRECHT PAESEN BELGIUM M ONLY
RAÚL GARCÍA SPAIN M ONLY
WANNES SWINNEN BELGIUM M ONLY
SEBASTIAN BREUER GERMANY M ONLY
ETIENNE COLTAT FRANCE M PAIR
EMMANUEL COLTAT NETHERLANDS M PAIR
BARRY SCOTT UK M PAIR
ASHLEY STUART UK M PAIR
DAVID GOMEZ SPAIN M ONLY
JOSÉ LUIS TEJEDOR SPAIN M ONLY
PAOLO BARTOLUCCI ITALY M ONLY
JAMES DOVEY UK M ONLY
SERGIO VALENTI SPAIN M ONLY
FERNANDO OLIVERA SPAIN M ONLY
JAN-WILLEM GROENEVELD NETHERLANDS M ONLY
NICHOLAS WAITE UK M PAIR
NICK WILLIAMS-WALKER UK M PAIR
ELLIOTT JOSEPH UK M ONLY
FRANCISCO MONTOYA SPAIN M ONLY
RAMÓN COMULADA SPAIN M ONLY
EDWIN DÍAZ ECUADOR M ONLY
RAMÓN ROMERO SPAIN M ONLY
REINHARD SPIEGELHAUER GERMANY M ONLY
MARCO HINZER GERMANY M ONLY
JANOSCH WINTERMANTEL SWITZERLAND M ONLY
ANGEL ESPINA SPAIN M PAIR
MIGUEL DIEGO ALONSO SPAIN M PAIR
JORDI PANTÍN SPAIN M PAIR
DAVID PRESAS SPAIN M PAIR
IHOR USTYMENKO UKRAINE M ONLY
JUSTINAS LEVEIKA LITHUANIA M ONLY
PAUL VOSS GERMANY M ONLY
DAN MCEWAN UK M ONLY
JOSÉ ANTONIO GALEOTE SPAIN M ONLY
WENCESLAO MEGÍAS SPAIN M ONLY
FERNANDO GODINO SPAIN M ONLY
JULIEN ASSELIN FRANCE M ONLY
CHRISTOPHER DUNN UK M ONLY
TONI CALDERÓN SPAIN M ONLY
LISA WÖRNER NETHERLANDS F ONLY