Bikepacking the Trans Nevada (Sierra Nevada Mountains, Spain)

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Following a very successful albeit lonely trip across Portugal and Spain in 2015 (see the stories on the Camino Santiago), the bug had set in and I really wanted to ride some more in the sun. Thankfully over the years many amazing friends who are also riders have come into my life. This obviously led to planning a new ride however this time not on my own.

In late 2015 the idea for the next trip began to formulate. Using the excellent site bikepacking.com, the route was chosen for its length, height, heat and sheer beauty. This route was of course as the tile says, the Trans Nevada in Spain.

We flew out from Gatwick to Alicante and took a Bus to the start and finishing town, Grenada. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves but will add that we had to cut the route short despite completing 256.7 miles with 13,399 meters of climbing in some pretty extreme heat. I would advise anyone going to perhaps go in late May to avoid the heat and lack of water in the furthest parts of the route. Click More to see the collection of pictures taken by Myself, Rich, Jim and Lewis.

The Riders and their bikes

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