The GranGuanche Audax is an 800-kilometre self-supported adventure across the Canary Islands. A ride to the next ferry to discover the everchanging landscapes of this unique archipelago.


Date: March 30, 2025

Time: 1:00 pm


Cost: €280

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Organizer: Outer Detours


This self-supported, single-stage, fixed-route bikepacking event follows the classic rules and principles of ultra-cycling paces, but in the spirit of Audax, participants are here allowed to ride in a group and draft each other. The Audax is a collective adventure and a personal challenge to finish the route. There are no prizes, no medals, no brevet cards or finisher diplomas.

The route mainly goes by fast double tracks and secondary lanes but includes a few sandy sections, rocky paths and some hike-a-bike. We recommend gravel bikes with low gearing and min 40mm wide tyres.

From Lanzarote to El Hierro, the route connects 5 islands with 4 ferries featuring epic sea-to-summit climbs across the most diverse landscapes and climates. From sunny beaches to snowy peaks, across sandy deserts, lava fields, volcanic landscapes, tropical canyons, misty pine woods and rain forests.

The Audax pace is the challenge to connect all the scheduled ferries in a non-stop ride, it’s only achievable by ultra-cycling athletes, and the entry fee will be fully refunded to every rider fast enough to make it.