Spain (Altravesur) 2015

In November, 2015, we set out to design and ride a route that crosses southern Spain from Cadiz in the west to Valencia on the Mediterranean coast (The Altravesur). This challenging bikepacking route flows through countless mountain ranges and parks, incorporating portions of the TransAndalus and TransNevada cycling circuits, the GR249, GR243, GR247, and GR66 footpaths, the Via Verde de la Sierra Alcaraz, and the Ruta de Don Quixote.

We took the latest bikes from Marin and Jamis and the project resulted in a route and three stories on, reviews of the Marin Pine Mountain 2 and Jamis Dragonslayer, as well as other gear.