TRANSIBÉRICA 2020 | FAQS
WHAT DO I GET FOR THE FEE?
Registration includes: Accreditation and handbook, hand bag (<3,5kg) service from Valencia to Bilbao, brevet card, official cap, welcome pack, finisher medal, SPOT Tracker rental, live real time satellite tracking, official media and official time on our website.
WHAT KIND OF BIKE SHOULD I RIDE?
The route is mostly paved, although it has some km of gravel. If we had to ride, we would choose a road bike 25/28mm tyres.
IS THERE ANY OFFICIAL ROUTE?
Transiberica is a free-route event. The riders must ride from the start to the finish line visiting all mandatory Checkpoints and parcours following their own route.
HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE?
It depends on the rider and the external conditions, but the fastest rider could need around 8 days.
WHAT DOES THE WINNER GET?
Following the bikepacking events tradition, there is no prize for the first finisher: the fastest rider wins nothing but the honour of being first.
CAN MY FAMILY OR FRIENDS CHEER ME EN-ROUTE?
Family members and friends are warmly welcome to Transiberica, but they must do so only at the Start, Finish or the Checkpoints.
WHAT IF I GET LOST?
Ask local people, use your GPS device or find the route with your mobile…but don’t call home or any base-camp. This is self-sufficiency, use your own power and resources to find the right way.
WHAT IF BREAK MY BIKE?
Try to fix it by yourself. If this is not possible go to a bike shop using any kind of transport, and after the repair go back to the same point you took the transport from.
IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE TO ENTER?
Yes. You must be at least 18 before the start.
DO I NEED AN INSURANCE?
You must have valid liability, death, accident and health insurance valid during the event, covering emergency extraction and repatriation insurance.
HOW CAN I ARRIVE THERE?
You can get that info on How to arrive.
WHAT IF I DECIDE TO ABANDON?
Unfortunately these are huge events and we can’t cover the whole route. As we won’t be able to bring you back, you must do it by yourself.
CAN I BOOK ANY SERVICES BEFORE THE START?
It is prohibited to book services before the start, this includes accommodation. Everything you need during the ride can only be booked by you once it starts.
WHAT IF I CAN’T FINISH BEFORE THE OFFICIAL EVENT CLOSURE?
After the official time limit -04/Oct/2020 22:00- you cannot expect any official service or support. If this is the case, even if the event ends, the ride can go on…so just relax and enjoy your route.
ANY CONSIDERATIONS I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE IBERIAN PENINSULA FOR MY ROUTE?
If we had to use one word to describe the Iberian Peninsula we would choose Diversity:
Climate: In the warmer months in southern and inland areas you’ll probably ride exceeding 40º, but at night the temperature could descend to a few degrees above zero. The weather is less harsh in coastal regions, and colder and wetter in North.
Population: It is markedly higher in coastal regions. Considerer for your self-support plan that in some inland regions of the Peninsula you will find the lowest population density in Europe…even lower than in Lapland.
Orography: Spain is the second most mountainous country in Europe after Switzerland…despite almost 50% of its Mainland by the Central Plateau.
Culture: The Iberian Peninsula has been for centuries the home of many different civilizations such as celts, romans, germanic kingdoms or muslims, so these influences are part of its languages, traditions, gastronomy or architecture.
ANY OTHER USEFUL CONSIDERATIONS?
Cycling: Secondary road conditions and traffic in Spain, Portugal and Andorra are perfect for cycling, even at night.
Food & drink: Villages exceeding 200 people usually have a fountain where you can get water. It´s also likely there will be bar where you can select options from a daily menu.
Language: You should be able to communicate in English in Portugal, Andorra and in coastal regions of Spain.
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