Stage 1 : Loja to Alhama de Granada, 39km

Total Ascent : 1330 m / Total Descent : 976 m

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  1. Start at Race Hotel Manzanil in Loja. Tarmac road becomes dirt and rock after 3km.
  2. Hard ascent through desert landscape. Very little shade to CP1 at approx. 11km.
  3. Undulating, arid track to CP2 at approx. 21km.
  4. Gradual descent on track to approx. 5km of new tarmac and CP3 at approx. 31km.
  5. Continue on track to right turn, approx. 2km steep climb around Los Tajos Olive Co-op.
  6. Approx. 3 km to Stage Finish in town center of Alhama de Granada. Transport to race village at Municipal Sports Center.
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Note: Route and itinerary are subject to change depending on weather and natural changes to the environment throughout the year. Final elevation gain / loss, Checkpoint Distances / Closing Times will be confirmed at the event briefing.

A ‘Road Book’ with marked stage maps, descriptions, and grid references will be issued on race registration days. The route will be marked every 200 – 500m, monitored by Check Point teams with medical staff (approximately every 10 -12 km) and patrolled by motorcycle marshals.