TRANSPYRENEES 2020 | FAQS
WHAT DO I GET FOR THE FEE?
Registration includes: Accreditation and handbook, hand bag (<3,5kg) service from Llançà to San Sebastián, 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 (almost) 100% paved, although some parts may not be in perfect conditions. If we had to ride, we would choose a road bike 25mm tyres.
IS THERE ANY OFFICIAL ROUTE?
Transpyrenees is a set-route event, this means the riders must complete the official route from the start to the finish line. If you abandon the route for any reason, you must restart the ride from where left off.
The official track will be sent to the registered riders some weeks before the start.
HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE?
It depends on the rider and the external conditions, but the fastest rider could need around 2/3 days.
WHAT ABOUT THE HAND BAG?
Easy. You can keep before the start your personal belongings on your hand bag (<3,5kg) and we give you it back once you finish in San Sebastián.
WHAT DOES THE WINNER GET?
Following the bikepacking events tradition, there is no price 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 Transpyrenees, but they must do so only at the Start or Finish.
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 COULD 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 that you will use before the start, this includes accommodation. Everything you need en-route can only be booked by you once Transpyrenees starts.
WHAT IF I CAN’T FINISH BEFORE THE OFFICIAL EVENT CLOSURE?
After the official time limit 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.
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