Stage 1: Loja to Alhama de Granada, 38km

Total Ascent : 1170 m / Total Descent : 920 m

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  1. Start at Race Hotel El Mirador in Loja. Cross road and begin ascent.
  2. Hard ascent through desert landscape. Very little shade to CP1 at approx. 11km.
  3. Undulating, arid track to CP2 at approx. 20km.
  4. Gradual descent on track to CP3 at approx. 30km.
  5. Continue 3km on track to 2km steep climb around Los Tajos Olive Co-op.
  6. Approx. 3 km to Stage Finish at Alhama de Granada municipal pool.
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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 100 – 500m, monitored by Checkpoint teams approximately every 10km, and patrolled by vehicle support.