26-28th of APRIL 2024
BazA, spain

EVENT


26-28th OF April 2024

A unique gravel festival with a truly spectacular event course to meet like-minded gravel grinders from all over Europe!

The 165km distance is part of the Gravel Earth Series.

THE ROUTE


Self navigated 

The desert of Gorafe and surroundings of Baza provide a spectacular environment for gravel riding and is considered by many as the most impressive location for gravel riding in Europe. 

SATURDAY | GORAFE EPIC

A spectacular track in the desert of Gorafe with more than 90% on perfect gravel roads and stunning views! You can choose between 165km +2500m, 110km +1600m, 55km +800m. The 165km distance is part of the Gravel Earth Series

  • Start and finish: Recinto Ferial, Baza
  • Departure time: 8:30am
  • Feed zones: Food and water stops during the route and a proper meal in the finish area.
  • Self-navigation: GPS route (marks for 50km distance)
  • Classification: Men & women (165km, 110km)

FRIDAY | JABALCÓN HILL CLIMB CHALLENGE

The event kicks off with a hill climb challenge at the breathtaking Jabalcón. The views all the way up are most likely some of the best you have ever seen on and off the bike. You can either directly come to the start of the hill climb or join a social ride from Baza to the start. Every 30 sec one rider, no predefined order. The first 20 men and women are allowed to start from the front on Saturday. 

  • Start: Recinto Ferial, Baza, Andalusia
  • Start Ride: 2pm (social ride to the start of crono)
  • Start Crono: Jabalcón
  • Finish Crono: Pico Jabalcón
  • Start time Crono: 2:30 – 4pm (every 30sec) 
  • Route: 32km (from Baza, go & return)
  • Hill climb challenge: 6km +400m
  • Self-navigation: GPS route (without marks)

WHAT'S included?

  • Feed zones
  • Music & DJ
  • Event photos
  • Goodies from our sponsors
  • Environmental tax
  • Timing Gorafe Epic & Hill Climb Challenge
  • Live tracker Gorafe Epic 165km
  • Event socks
  • Free camping area for campervans with showers 
  • Technical support
  • Medical service 

PROGRAM


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26

April

2024 

FRIDAY

14h – Social ride to the start of the crono

14:30h – 16h Hill climbing challenge – Jabalcón

18h – 21h  Bib number collection, Beers & Music – Recinto Ferial Baza

19h Podium ceremony – Recinto Ferial Baza

27

April

2024

SATURDAY

7:30h – 8:15h  Bib number Collection – Recinto Ferial Baza

8:30h  Start UTOPIA 165

8:45h  Start UTOPIA 110 & 55

13 – 19h  Arrival UTOPIA 165 & 110

19h  Podium Ceremony – Recinto Ferial Baza

20h  Dj Tirana -Recinto Ferial Baza

28

April

2024

SUNDAY

10h  40km fun ride (Bike, Lake swim & Beers) 

13h  Event ends


BIKES

We believe a gravel bike is the perfect bike for all the participants, but a MTB or e-bike can also be a great choice.

GRAVEL

40 - 45 mm tires & tubeless recommended

mtb

MTB

Recommended for fast rolling cross country tires

EBIKE

Only Express distance allowed to ride for prevention to any risk

Need a rental bike?

PIC NEGRE OFFERS A 15% discount for all participants

NEED A RENTAL BIKE?

Cycle Sierra Nevada offers free bike delivery to Baza and pick up if you rent from 26th - 28th of April with thE Following code: UTOPIA3DAY

JOIN US in
GRAVEL PARADISE!

Register now and spend an unforgettable weekend in Baza!

LOCAL SUPPORT

SPONSORS

COLLABORATORS

COLLABORATORS

GOT a Question?

FAQ

Best is of course by bike ;).

The closest international airports is in Malaga. You can arrive via Malaga, either by bike which is a stunning 1 day ride or per bus & train. It is worth also checking via Alicante for international travellers.

We highly recommend to take a whole week off and explore Granada or the coasts of Andalusia.

Taxi service from Malaga Airport or Granada to Baza.

No, you should simply feel comfortable riding on loose ground.

We believe a Gravel bike with 45mm tubeless tires and 2 bar. You will be also fine on slightly smaller tires or on a MTB with fast-rolling tires

Yes, but just the express distance on Saturday and the Sunday event. for the longer distances the risk would be too high to run out of battery in the middle of nowhere.

April is the perfect time to come to Andalusia. It is already warm but without the extreme heat of the summer.

Of course, you should have a valid health and travel insurance.

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