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Basajaun

Ultra distance gravel race without assistance in a single track between forests and arid lands on the edge of the Basque Country

VITORIA, 30 / JULY / 2023

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# BASAJAUN2022

THE ROUTE

From the lush forests of Urbasa and Irati (home to Basajun), one descends to the most arid and barren plains through Bardenas, returning to the banks of the Ebro river before facing the Sierra de la Demanda, a mountainous massif in “land of cameros ”of transhumants who face very harsh lands in terms of climate, to culminate around the Pico San Lorenzo and return to the forests of the Basque Country, through the Izki Natural Park.

Urbasa

Meadows and lush beech trees make up this space on a 1,000m plateau that divides the Mediterranean climate from the Atlantic.

Irati Forest

Despite the deforestation carried out during the Middle Ages for the construction of ships and later metal industry (manufacture of weapons) as well as the border struggles between Spain and France, Irati represents one of the largest forest masses of beech and fir trees in Europe

Bardenas Reales

It represents a peculiar and unique environment in terms of geological and climatic composition, they constitute a semi-desert area with an added singularity, the ownership and administration of the lands between 22 “congozantes”, who have rights to exploit them.

Sierra de la Demanda

A mountain range with a continental, arid climate, full of contrasts between reddish valleys of clay soil and large mountains of rock, crowned by Pico San Lorenzo (2270m).

# BASAJAUN2022

More INFORMATION ABOUT BASAJAUN

Basajauns is together with Badlands the ultimate unassisted gravel event in Europe. With a route of 760km and + 15,000m, it shows the most extreme contrasts between the green of the wildest forests in Europe, the plains and the deserts next to huge mountains in both the Pyrenees and the Sierra de la Demanda, with a continental climate and heights above 2,000m.
75% off-road.

Online Registration opens on 2nd of November:
Early Fee SOLO – 225€
Early Fee PAIR – 210€

After 1st of January:
Fee SOLO – 255€
Fee Pair – 240€

The Lord of the Forest . A mythological guardian of the most virgin and remote forests. Protector of the flocks. Share history with other mythological characters from other cultures such as: ogres, trolls, and yetis.

Basajaun 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 Vitoria, the route enters Urbasa Natural Parc to later descend into Pamplona and continue ascending again to more than 1,000m in Pyrenees. The route descents to Bardenas Desert and then follows the Ebro river before climbing again to more than 2,200m in Sierra de la Demanda, to finish into the Izki Forest in an up-down area close to Vitoria.

As for the weather, be prepared for the heat in Bardenas and cold temperatures close to 0C in Sierra de Cameros.

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.

. Apr / 30/2022 23:59. Online registration deadline
. 29 / Jul / 2022 16:00. Accreditation and presentation
. 30 / Jul / 2022 08:00. Departure
. 04 / Aug / 2022 18:00. 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.

# BASAJAUN2022

ROSTER

Solo

RIDERCOUNTRYCAP
JACOBO SÁNCHEZ MARTÍNES2
IGOR IRAOLAGOITIA GALLASTEGUIES3
ASHLEY DENNISUK4
ANDER SEPTIEN ARINES5
LUCIA SCHOBERDE6
MIGUEL ÁVAREZ MARTINEZES7
IGOR OTAEGIES8
CESAR MATOES9
HARRY ASHMANUK10
PAU PUJOL-XICOYES11
ALBERT GALLARDO SINUESES12
RICARDO TORRADOUK13
BRUNO INCAUK14
MARC METZDE15
PATRICK KOLLERCH16
TOBIAS WILDICH17
PEDRO FERNANDO FUENTESES18
VICENTE RIVERAES19
DAVID BHILARES20
GERARDO SUÁREZ PEREZES21
ARKAITZ ALKAIN IZAGIRREES22
ANGEL ESPINA LOBETOES23
FELIX MENÉNDEZ RODRÍ­GUEZES24
JAVIER MIGUEL BENEDITEDES25
MARIUS KARTEUSCHDE26
MANUEL NUNESPT27
FERRAN SANS MUÑOZES28
TONI CALDERONES29
ANTONIO BRENYFR30
NILS G. KAMMINGAES31
ROBERTO ROJO LOPEZES32
SERGIO LÓPEZFR33
JAVIER PORRAS GONZÁLEZES34
PAU SANSIXTO SAMPEDROES35
MIKEL ARISTEGI PASCUALES36
IMANOL ARRUTIES37
MIGUEL DOMENECH GARCIAES38
JUAN CARLOS CARRILLO FLORESES39
ALEX ACEDOES40
DAVID GÓMEZ DÁVILAES41
IMANOL GONZÁLEZ LASAES42
JORGR IRURETAGOIENA BELAUSTEGIES43
SERGI BASTIDASES44
IGOR MORENO JAUREGIES45
QUICO GIMENO DEL BUSTO APARICIOES46
IÑIGO ANDREU GASTAMINZAES47
JAVIER VELASCOES48
JON ERGUIN DORRONSOROES49
TOMAS ERRO MAGALLONES50
EUGENIO GONZÁLEZ ORDÁSES51
ESCONOBIET CORENTINFR52
FERNANDO SANCHOYARTO GILES53
SAUL MARTINEZ MESEGUERES54
GUILLAUME CHAUMONTBE55
MANUEL VILLALOBOS PORRASES56
ÁLVARO BURGUILLO LOPEZES57
DAVID PAUL MARTINEZES58
IGNACIO GOMEZES59
RICARDO CUENDE ISUSQUIZAES60
EUAN MACAULAYUK61
MIGUEL ANGEL GARCIA MARTIES62
IKER SANCHEZ SARASOLAES63
PEDR CHARLESWORTHUK64
CARLOS CONESA TOMASES65
ANTÓNIO DIASPT66
LORENZO GIUDICIES67
JORGE ZANOLETTYES68
WAGNER COSTANL69
JAUME THOS FERNÁNDEZES70
AMY SEARLOUK71
ABEL TERDIKHU72
JULIEN BOURGEOISRE73
ALEJANDRO TOLEDO CORTÁSES74
FRANCISCO JAVIER LÓPEZ GARCÍAES75
SHELBY SMITHUS76
BJÖRN SCHINDLERDE77
JUAN JOSÉ VARGAS COSPEDESES78
FERNANDO MONTESINOS PEÑASES79
ARKAITZ PRIETOES80
THOMAS HAMACHERDE81
GUILLERMO LARRUCEA VACAES82
MIKEL ACHAERANDIO RUIPEREZES83
CARLOS AZEVEDOPT84
IGOR JUEZ ELGEZUAES85
PETER O'CALLAGHANAU86
FERRAN RAURICHES87
POL DURAN I TORRESES88
MARÍ­A CANIVE RUIZES89
MARC PADRÓS GALVEZES90
SUZANNE MULLIGANIE91
DAVID PASCUAL RODRÍ­GUEZES92
MATTHEW SOWTERUK93
JOKIN ETXEBARRIA ROJOES94
VÍCTOR MORENOES95
DAVID FERRERO GALÁNES96
DMYTRO FROLOVUA97
HUGO MANSONUK98
HUGO CENICEROSES99
MIGUEL REY ALONSOES100
IBAI SALAZARES101
DIEGO NAVAS SOLORZANOES102
NIKLAS VOGELDE103
PHILIP WEAVERUK104
RAFAL PALOWSKIPL105
DANIEL MORENO BAUTISTAES106
STEPHEN FRYERUK107
GEORGE EVERISSUK109
RICARDO FLORES ROJASES110
IBAI ORDAX OLAVEES111
BEATRIZ ORDOÑEZ SANCHEZES112
HELENA SANTACREUES113
CHRISTOPHER BONDUK114
PEDRO CEBRIEL GARCÍAES115
ETHAN CONROYIE116
DAVID CANDELICHES117
MANUEL LÓPEZ RODRÍGUEZES118
ARIEL BARLETTA DEL CAMPOES119
EKAITZ AIZPIOLEA RATEROES120
EDUARDO MARTINES121
LISSA BREUGELMANSNL122
THOMAS CALCAGNOFR123
LAURENT MARCELFR124
PELLO ESNAOLAES125
AITOR URKIOLA PUJANAES126
MARK WHITTAKERUK127
ORTZI JIMÉNEZ REMIREZES128
SEBASTIAN SARXAT129
JUAN DIEGO DÍAZ MARTÍNEZES130
SERGIO FRANCO GILES131
MARIANO LÓPEZCL132
ALEJANDRO GUTIERREZCL133
MIKEL FERNÁNDEZ DE TROCONIZES134
JON KEPA GERRIKAGOITIAES135
JOACHIM MARQUARDTES136
IÑIGO GOMEZ-CAMBRONEROES137
ALEXANDER MICHIELSUS138
DAVID DIEGO PINTOES139
SILVIA PINEDA HAROES140
PHILIPPE TREMBLAYCA141
RICCARDO ARGENTAFR142
MIGUEL ALCAZAR JERÓNIMOES143
IGNACIO PELLEJEROES144
RAÚL GONZÁLEZ ANDRÁSES145
RUBÉN VILLARES146
JOAQUIN PERIBAÑEZ PLUMEDES147
XAVIER CRUZ TORRESES148
WILLIAM COCKBURN SALAZARES149
ANDRÉ ALVESPT150
XAVI CALVO SÁNCHEZES151
RAMON SANCHEZ ORTEGAES152
ENEKOITZ ARAKAMA ALKAIAGAES153
MIGUEL TAPIA PARDOFR154
DAVID AGUIRREGOMEZCORTAES155
SEBASTIAN RASCHUK156
DARIUSZ CZAJKOWSKIPL157
JAIME MORENOES164
EMANUELE BENOLLIUK159
DANIEL LOPEZ CRESPOES160
JONATHAN ABBOTTUK161
PJOTR HUBINBE162
ROEL MASSINKNL163
RUTGER DUILLESNL165
FERNANDO BERNABEU ORTUÑOES166
GORKA IRAZU LIZARRIBARES167
CARLOS FREDERICO PIRES GABRIELLI FILHOPT168
ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ FLÓREZES169
PILAR RODRIGUEZ DILISES170
FRANCISCO JAVIER LÓPEZ LOZANOES171
PATXI PLAZAOLA ESNAOLAES172
PAUL VOSSDE173
RAUL PERALTA ROPEROES174
DAVID HERRANZ PEREZES175
KEVIN DEL PINO GONZALEZES176
FRANCOIS DAVIDFR177
ANDER LAZKANOES178
JON PEIRONCELY PERERAES179
SOPHIE DE BOERNL180
DAVID SEBASTIAN LOPEZ RESTREPODK181
OLIVER BERESFORDUK182
EDUARDO ARNAL VELASCOES183
MONTSE GALCERANES184
OSVALDO NAVIAES185
YANN GOBERTFR186
JEREMY GENSSEFR187
AITZIBER ZUBIAES188
JOAO POMBINHOPT189
TAMARA SANTANDERCL190
PIETER LAUWERSBE191
JOSE MANUEL DOBADOES192
FIRMINO MORGADOPT193
WOJCIECH BYSTRZYCKIPL194

pairs

RIDERCOUNTRYCAP
FEDERICO BASSISIT201
MANU TRUCCOLOIT202
OSCAR PUJOLES203
CESAR MATOES204
DAVID CAPDEVILAES205
DAVID VELA ROMEROES206
JOAQUIM SANTOSPT207
AITOR VINOS CAHUEES208
IBAI FRADEJASES209
VIRGINIA CANCELLIERIIT210
JOSEBA ACEDO UGALDEES211
ROBERTO AIZPITARTE ALBERDIES212
MIKEL CALVO YARZAES213
JOSE MANUELES214
JOVET VICTORFR215
BONNECARRERE GAUTIERFR216
FERNANDO NOBLEJAS CASTELLANOSES221
JOSE IGNACIO ROPERO ORTIZES222
LUIS FELIPE NOBLEJAS CASTELLANOSES223
JUAN MANUEL GONZALEZ CABALLEROES231
ISMAEL MASERO PÉREZES232
MARIS ZUDANSLT233
MARIS ZUDANSLT234
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSONUK235
JACK JOHNSONUK236
DANIAL MOKHTARUK237
ROBERTO PICHUCHOUK238
DAVID MORAISES239
JAVIER -ES240
TIAGO SEMEDOPT241
EDGAR SANTOSPT242
JORGE ALBUIXECH MARTÍES243
JAUME AMAT ALBAREDAES244
SAMUEL BURRELLUK247
JONATHAN BLANDUK248
MAX BARNSTEINERDE249
CHRISTOPH KIRSCHDE250
OSCAR MIRAVALLES QUESADAES251
CÉSAR DIAZ MARTIN-VARESES252

dns

RIDERCAP
CHRIS TONGEDNS
DANIEL MCEWANDNS
DANIEL JIMENEZ GUTIERREZDNS
RAMON LINDEDNS
JUSTIN CHAPMANDNS
IGNACIO PEMANDNS
WANNES NYCKEESDNS
PAOLA VARGAS VILLARROELDNS
ENRIQUE GRASETDNS
ENRIQUE DOMINGO IBARSDNS
MIGUEL ÁNGEL ACEITUNODNS
ALEIX BALLARIN GIMENEZDNS
CRISPÁN MARTÍ­NEZDNS
EMILIO EGUSQUIZA MARTINDNS
JUAN CARLOS SERRANO CAMACHODNS
AITOR MARTIN FERNANDEZ DE LECETADNS
JONATHAN CARROLLDNS
CLEMENT BACHDNS
ALEXANDER KOPPDNS
STEFAN TOTHDNS
DANIEL MCEWANDNS
PIETER BEVERNAGEDNS
JON SÁNCHEZ VILLABADNS
JUNG SEOK WOODNS
JOCHEN SABLONDNS