2nd Edition

GGAG2

18 March 2023

GRANGUANCHE

700 km

GRAVEL

+ 16.000 m

Justinas
Leveika
2 days 13 hrs 4 mins
Cynthia
Frazier
3 days 5 hrs 42 mins

THEY MADE THE AUDAX

Justinas
Leveika
Florian
Chenaux
Nils
Correvon
Pierfrancesco
Santin

CHECK

RESULTS

REPLAY

TRACKING

PRESS – REPORTS – VIDEOS

Dotwatcher.cc

GGAG2 Report

by Nicky Shawn

Bikepacking.com

2023 Audax Gravel 

by Cynthia Frazier

Dotwatcher.cc

Bikes of the Audax

by dotwatcher.cc

Raw Magazine

Island hopping

by Javi Angulo

Spotzle

Audax Gravel Video

by Richard Delaume

3T bikes

Conquering the GranGuanche

by Cynthia Frazier

Video

Audax Gravel

by Marcin Grudzinski

Blog

Audax Gravel

by Johann Kristan

Podcast

Audax 2022/23

by La Escapada.cc

Video

My Lightweight Setup

by Chris Hall

Video

Audax Gravel

by Gabi Winck

Video

Audax Gravel

by Johann Kristan

The GranGuanche Audax is a self-supported, single-stage, fixed-route, endurance cycling event across the Canary Islands. It’s not a race, it’s a collective adventure and a challenge to finish the route. There’s no cut-off time, there are no prizes, no medals, no brevet cards or finisher diplomas. The Audax is focused on the experience rather than the final results.

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.

The Audax Pace

Is the challenge to connect all the scheduled ferries in a non-stop ride, it’s only achievable by ultra-cycling athletes, the entry fee will be fully refunded to every rider fast enough to make it. Other pace scenarios are just a planning resource, not an achievement.

Sat – 1st Night – audax starts at 22:00

Lanzarote

110km +2.000m » Next ferry in 9h30min

Take it easy, you will finish around 4 am. Resting for a few hours will make a big difference later.

≈ Ferry: Armas 08:00 (35min)

Sun – 1st Day

Fuerteventura

160km +2.300m » Next ferry in 7h40min – Avg speed 21km/h

Another easy one, you will finish around 5 pm. Rest as much as possible on the 2 hours ferry.

≈ Ferry: Fred Olsen 17:00 (120min) or Armas 18:00 (120min)

Sun – 2nd Night

Gran Canaria

140km +3.600m » Next ferry in 9h30min – Avg speed 15km/h

After 24 hours on the bike, you must keep a steady pace on the steep climb and be careful on the unpaved descent.

≈ Ferry: Fred Olsen 06:00 (80min)

Mon – 2nd Day

Tenerife

170km +4.500m – Next ferry in 9h25min – Avg speed 18km/h

It’s a big challenge, stop in La Esperanza for a quick resupply.

Time limit as reference:

10 am, km40 – La Laguna -> 3 pm, km105 – Teide observatory -> 4.30 pm, km150 – Vilaflor

≈ Ferry: Armas 17:30 (165min)

Mon – 3rd Night

El Hierro

We will sleep a few hours and start the final loop at 5 am.

Tue – 3rd Day 

120km +3.600m

You will finish around 12, plenty of time to catch the Ferry back to Tenerife at 2 pm.

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