STAGE BY STAGE

STAGE BY STAGE

These are going to be the stages of TRANSPYR COAST TO COAST 2019

Distance and elevation data must be considered as indicative (corresponding to 2018) since the route is subject to the preparations and authorizations.

For further information about every stage characteristics as well as its timed sectors, please visit, as indicative information, the section  TRANSPYR 2018 –  STAGES 2018  in this web.

As soon as 2019 detailed information will be available, it will be displayed here, in this section of the web.

Mind that the organization reserves the right to make changes in the stages for reasons of force majeure or any other reason that it considers justified.

Stage Start Town Arrival Town Date Distance in Km Elevation gain in meters Elevation drop in meters
1 Roses Camprodon 9 June 2019

113

+ 2200

- 1200

2 Camprodon La Seu d'Urgell 10 June 2019

117

+ 2700

- 3000

3 La Seu d'Urgell El Pont de Suert 11 June 2019

114

+ 3200

- 3050

4 El Pont de Suert Ainsa 12 June 2019

97

+ 2900

- 3200

5 Ainsa Jaca 13 June 2019

97

+ 2200

- 1950

6 Jaca Burguete - Auritz 14 June 2019

132

+ 2600

- 2500

7 Burguete - Auritz Hondarribia 15 June 2019

92

+2100

- 3000

General advise

TRANSPYR GRAN RAID MTB 2019 is run under a raid format, which combines linking sectors  -which may be as well called  liaisons –  with timed sectors. This format allows allocating competition motivations in safe environments with the pleasure of discovering the awesome Pyrenees.

To be honest, and as you can easily realize watching the profiles, there is no easy stage in TRANSPYR GRAN RAID MTB. We would beg you that, if you are focussing on being Finisher –to be able to run the entire official track in the maximal allowed time-  you better consider competition as a secondary thing. Completing safely the seven stages is already an outstanding performance and something that everybody must be very proud of.

This is not an ordinary race where pure speed is the key. This is a high endurance challenge seasoned with competition. Therefore speeding down the trails and forest tracks may save you some seconds, but you can easily lose your options to be a Finisher or even much worse.

Riding with care, getting to the finish line every day, eating and drinking accurately and having the appropriate rest will sure pay, whereas the opposite will very likely lead to defeat.

It is important to know that the appreciation of the difficulty of the stages in an event of this nature can be influenced by the accumulated stress and fatigue that your body is enduring, having the tendency to find the later stages tougher than they may actually be.