Stage 4: Jayena to Alhama de Granada, 67km

Total Ascent : 2031 m / Total Descent : 2083 m

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  1. Depart El Bacal campsite and follow single-track alongside the River Turillas to the edge of Jayena.
  2. Turn left to begin hard climb towards forest airstrip.
  3. Single-track to leads to road into town of Fornes and CP1 at approx. 9km.
  4. Follow undulating tarmac road onto track of Lake Bermejales. Continue on track to Arenas del Rey.
  5. Pass Arenas del Rey chapel and continue on lakeside track. Intermediate water available at approx. 17km.
  6. Continue on lake track to spillway and CP2 at approx. 23km.
  7. Begin hard ascent with little shade towards Agron Tower and CP3 at approx. 30km.
  8. Descent on track to town of Cacin and CP4 at approx. 40km.
  9. Continue through poplar groves and begin hard ascent to Pocopaja and CP5 at approx. 47km.
  10. Turn left and continue on track with very little shade towards town of Alhama de Granada.
  11. Road junction at 53km leads to more shadeless track and CP6 at approx. 57km.
  12. Difficult undulating farm track  leads to final single-track and finish in El Motor campsite at approx. 67km.
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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.