Stage 4: Jayena to Alhama de Granada, 67km

Total Ascent : 1300 m / Total Descent : 1350 m

  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 continue on tarmac past Cacin.
  10. Begin ascent on track to CP5 at approx. 49km.
  11. Continue on single track for 2.5km to tarmac with little shade towards town of Alhama de Granada.
  12. Road junction at 53km leads to more shadeless track and CP6 at approx. 58km.
  13. Descent on farm track leads to broken asphalt road and ascent to final single-track.
  14. 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 stage maps and descriptions will be issued at registration. The route will be marked every 50 – 500m, monitored by Checkpoint teams approximately every 10km, and patrolled by vehicle support.