3rd Edition

GGAT3

3 December 2023

GRANGUANCHE

800 km

TRAIL

+ 20.000 m

Adam
Palin
3 days 10 hrs 10 mins
Cecilia
Thomasson
4 days 15 hrs 45 mins

THEY MADE THE AUDAX

Adam
Palin

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GranGuanche Audax Trail 2023

by Nicky Shaw

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Bikes Of GGAT3

The GranGuanche Audax Trail 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.

Sun – 1st Day – audax starts at 12:00

Lanzarote

120km +2.450m » Next ferry in 7h – Avg speed 18km/h

Keep a steady pace, the route includes hike-a-bike sections and sandy single tracks.

≈ Ferry: Armas 19:00 (35min) or Fred Olsen 20:00 (25min)

Sun – 1st Night

Fuerteventura

160km +2.600m » Next ferry in 12h30min – Avg speed 13km/h

Generally goes on fast gravel roads, includes a few hike-a-bike sections, tailwind may help. No resupply options at night.

≈ Ferry: Fred Olsen 08:00 (120min)

Mon – 2nd Day, 2nd Night

Gran Canaria

210km +5.600m » Next ferry in 20h

Includes endless double tracks, about 1 hour of hike-a-bike, and a long unpaved descent.

It takes about 12 hours to complete the route and you will have time for a proper sleep, the ferry is the next morning.

Tue – 3rd Day

≈ Ferry: Fred Olsen 06:00 (80min)

Tenerife

170km +4.600m » Next ferry in 10h – Avg speed 18km/h

It’s the big challenge of the Audax pace. Includes 30 minutes hike-a-bike.

≈ Ferry: Fred Olsen 19:00 (150min) or Armas (19:30)

Tue – 4th Night

La Palma

190km +6.450m

You made it! This final loop is one hell of a ride with a massive elevation gain, you will finish on Wednesday afternoon.

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