GRANGUANCHE

700 km

GRAVEL

+ 16.000 m

PACE SCENARIOS

GranGuanche Audax Gravel is a self-supported, single-stage, fixed-route, ultra-cycling event across the Canary Islands. It’s a collective adventure and a challenge to finish the route. It’s a personal race against the clock, not against other riders.

The Audax pace is a challenge to connect all the ferries in a non-stop ride and complete the route in 2 days. Only achievable by the ultra-cycling elite, the entry fee will be fully refunded to every rider fast enough to make it.

It’s a demanding route for experienced riders as it includes serious climbs, high mountains, and remote areas. Experienced means well trained, technically skilled, and wisely equipped. Exhaustion, sleep deprivation, and night rides add even more risk to a challenging ride. Participants are fully responsible for their safety and logistics.

Route

The event follows the GranGuache GRAVEL route from Lanzarote to El Hierro, excluding the short loop in La Graciosa.
The route goes by fast gravel roads, secondary paved roads, avoinding rocky sinlge tracks or sandy sections. For gravel bikes with low gearing and minimum 40mm wide tires.

 

More information about the route.

01/Dec/2021 – 00:00 | granguanche.com :: Registration is open for solo women, women pairs, mixed pairs.

01/Jan/2022 – 00:00 | granguanche.com :: General registration is open.

19/Mar/2022 – 17:00 | Lanzarote :: Accreditation and Briefing

19/Mar/2022 – 22:00 | Lanzarote, Orzola :: SOLO category start

19/Mar/2022 – 22:10 | Lanzarote, Orzola :: PAIR category start

31/Mar/2022 – 23:00 | Cut-off and rented tracker return deadline

Participants can register as SOLO or as part of a PAIR resulting in two finishing categories and final rankings.

240€ – SOLO | 350€ – PAIRS.

Tracking

GPRS tracker device rental and live tracking and timing will be provided by followmychallenge.com

A refundable deposit of 50€ against tracker device loss or damage will be required for each rented tracker to be paid in cash at the briefing, your deposit will be refunded at the end of the event only if you have returned the tracker. The trackers will be collected in Tenerife, Los Cristianos by Bike Point Tenerife, open every day 09:00-13:00 14:00-18:00.

Luggage transport

Luggage will be collected during the briefing in Lanzarote and shipped to our affiliated hotel in Tenerife, Los Cristianos.

We will transfer small bags or empty bike boxes, only if you book your last night at:

Gara Suites Golf and Spa – Calle Landa Golf, 2  Playa de las Americas

Single room – 80€ / night , Double room – 95€ / night (breakfast included)

Please book your room in advance by mailing reservas@garasuites.com and mentioning you are in the GranGuanche group.

We will not transfer empty cardboard boxes.

Refund Policy

180€ SOLO | 260€ PAIRS refund in case the event has to be cancelled due to force majeure.

Until 10/Feb/2022: 180€ SOLO | 260€ PAIRS refund in case the rider can not participate in the event.

After 10/Feb/2022: No refund will be available in case the rider can not participate in the event.

1. Self-support

In the spirit of Audax, participants are allowed to draft each other. This will encourage participants to plan stages and ride in groups between ferries connections.

Like any self-supported race, participants are not allowed to assist, support or resupply each other and must not receive any 3rd party assistance, private lodging or resupply.

Partners of PAIR categories are allowed to assist, support, and resupply each other.

Accommodations, ferry connections and any service can be booked by Riders only after the event starts.

2. Safety

Riders must sign and agree with the rider agreement at accreditation, be older than 18 and always know, observe and comply with local laws. Front and Rear lights, helmet, gloves and reflective clothes are mandatory.

3. Tracking

Riders must follow the official track from start to finish. If they temporarily leave the route they must return to the point they left. Each ride will be validated by the tracker file.

Riders are responsible for their rented or private tracker. Devices will be carried on the bike and switched ON one hour before the start of the race and must always stay ON during the race. If a device is switched OFF or dies because of low batteries the participant will be considered withdrawn.

4. Insurance and Responsibility

Race Direction will not provide any kind of insurance, emergency rescue or race marshall. Race Direction will not be responsible for any direct or indirect damage that may occur to you or other parties.

Riders must have liability, death, accident and health insurance covering emergency extraction and repatriation valid for the whole duration of the event.

5. Code of Honor

Race Direction can impose penalties and disqualifications, but can’t ensure all the Riders comply with the rules. A fair and safe race depends on fair and honourable Riders.

All the Riders on the same ferry must wait for each other at docking, roll-off and start the ride as a group. Rescue of any other Rider injured or in danger has first priority.

6. Leave no trace, be nice to people

Follow the “Leave No Trace” principles: leave everything as you found it, or better. Respect Natural Parks rules, don’t cycle or step outside the official paths. Camp only in camping areas and never start campfires. Dispose of, remove and recycle waste. Respect animals and plants. Be considerate of others.

6. Communications

In case of emergency or withdrawal, the communication must be addressed to the email or phone number provided during accreditation.

REGISTRATION

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Registration is open to solo women, women pairs or mixed pairs.

50/50 men/women participation may be quite ambitious, but we would love to have more women riders at all our events. To make this happen registrations are now open for solo women, women pairs and mixed pairs. General registration will start on January the 1st.

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