The smugglers are back at the borders of Andorra! Come join us for La Contrabandistes Gravel, and be a smuggler for a day. La Contrabandistes is a weekend-long celebration of gravel cycling, a legendary route complete with dramatic scenery, it will make you drool. Well placed delicious food stops, plenty of fun challenges and a cosy place to rest with music and mingle with other likeminded smugglers. It is an unforgettable experience for both competitive smugglers and adventurers seeking a unique journey with their mates.
For all competitive smugglers you will find three timed segments to compete against each other. Are you able to keep up with chief smuggler C.V.?
The fastest will receive prizes.
The route is not just a test of physical abilities, but also a journey through history, as it traces the footsteps of the smugglers who once used this path to transport goods across the border undetected. Today, the route is a reminder of the region’s rich cultural heritage, and a testament to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the smugglers who risked their lives to make a living.
3 Timed segments between 3 – 7km long and all uphill.
4 Feed zones proper meal in Tirvia, food or coffee stops in Os de Civis, Tor and after some timed segments.
JOIN US to aLL ACTIVITIES
5pm – 7pm Bib number Collection
7pm Gravel Talk with Carlos Verona and friends
8am Bib number Collection
9am Start La Contrabandistes
5:30pm Time Cut La Contrabandistes
6pm Music & DJ
10am Hill Climb Challenge
12am Closing Ceremony
40 - 45 mm tires & tubeless recommended
Fast rolling cross country tires recommended
Possibility to charge in the villages of Tirvia and Tor
There are plenty of options with different standards in and around Arinsal.
Discounts you will have with your inscription at Xixerella Park for apartments and bungalows (15%) and at the Hotel Sand Gothard directly located in Arinsal (10%). Simply mention that you are a participant of La Contrabandistes when making you reservation.
For everyone who plans to stay in their van or tent, the closet camping you will find at Xixerella Park.
Carlos calls Andorra home already for 10 years. It offers impressive landscape and paths for gravel riding, has great infrastructure and it is a great opportunity for our Andorra based pro cycling friends to join for a fun end of the season event.
For most international travellers the airport in Barcelona is most likely the best option. It is easy from there to hop on a bus and go directly to Andorra. Also to Toulouse or Girona can be an option.
It is the Catalan word for smugglers.
It is a race if you want it to be a race! We will have three timed segments in between 3 – 7km. For some it will be the last test before the Gravel World championships the following week!