The route
ROUTE GAES TITAN DESERT by GARMIN

ROUTE OF THE GAES TITAN DESERT by GARMIN


Discover the official route of the twelfth edition of the GAES TITAN DESERT by GARMIN 2017, with start and finish in Maadid. The six stages will be disputed in the region of Errachidia, in the Moroccan desert.

STAGE 1: April 30th. FIRST CONTACT WITH THE DESERT

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Departure:Maadid
Arrival:Erg Chebbi
Km chrono:105km
Climbing:1062m
Route description: The first stone of the race will bring the titans directly to the Desert.It will be a slow stage with a small pass of dunes at the beginning of the special. Moreover, three short sections but with big unevenness will start making the selection among the main aspirants. The final part of the stage will be faster and without difficulties of navigation. The arrival will be at the doors of the majestic Erg Chebbi. A spectacular beginning. Difficulty 3/5

STAGE 2: May 1st. THE MAJOR PASS OF DUNES

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Departure:Erg Chebbi
Arrival:Merzouga
Km chrono:106km
Climbing:853m
Route description: In this stage the riders must face the longest pass of dunes of the entire race.

From the exit of the dunes, the terrain changes completely in a more stony zone and even mountainous. The last 30 kilometers are on tracks with a lot of fesh-feshand sandy zones, where it is not easy to find the pace of pedal. A great wear for the titans.
Difficulty 4/5

STAGE 3: May 2nd. NAVEGACIÓN EN LA ETAPA GARMIN

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Departure:Merzouga
Arrival:Merzouga
Km chrono:103km
Climbing:1014m
Route description: The stage GARMIN: A day in which in the first 25 km there is no help to the navigation and riders must orientate just with the GPS. It will be a complicated part due to navigation; the way the biker takes will be decisive to determine the difficulty of this journey.

From the pass GARMIN, a decrease of very much unevenness and the entry in a zone of sandy tracks, with a very rocky cannon to be improving little by little up to reaching the camp in the same point of exit. Maximum difficulty.
Difficulty 5/5

STAGE 4: May 3rd. START STAGE MARATHON AND PURE DESERT

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DepartureMerzouga
Arrival:Fezzou
Km chrono:104km
Climbing:900m
Route description: This is the first part of the marathon stage, where the participants must carry the whole material to face this stage and that of the following day. It will be a route with many kilometers without references in the horizon. The stage is developed in inhospitable zones and we enter a new region in the history of the Titan. Stage100% desert. Difficulty 4/5

STAGE 5: May 4th. A HELL OF MORE THAN 140KM

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Departure:Fezzou
Arrival:El Jorf
Km chrono:143km
Climbing:1288m
Route description: The second part of the marathon stage is the hardest one in this edition for its extensive distance in kilometers. The distance and the accumulated weariness will mark big differences in the general classification. The stage will have two differentiated parts, of about 70 km each. The first part is slower and stony, not the second part. Here,thewinner of therace can be decided. Difficulty 5/5

STAGE 6: May 5th. GLORY WAITS FOR THE TITANS

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Departure:El Jorf
Arrival:Maadid
Km chrono:51km
Climbing:246m
Route descriptio: Stage of ‘honoring’ to the survivors of this desert Titan, with a short route but after very much wear in the legs and accumulated weariness. The main difficulty will be in the crossing of a great oued in the start.From this point and up to the final arch and the podium, a track that borders in the east a small cord of dunes. The glory of being finisher is very close. Difficulty 2/5
Title sponsor
GAES
Main Sponsor
GARMIN
Premium Official Sponsor
Powerade
SEAT
Official Partners
WÜRTH
TAYMORY
ARMAS
DHL
Ciel
RACC
HISPASAT
QUANTIS-NORTIS
SLASTIK SUN
Financial partner
COFIDIS
Fat bike partner
Ajram Bikes
TITAN LEGEND PARTNER
SCALPERS
Titan Supplier
HALCÓN VIAJES
COOPER TIRES
UNICAL
SQUIRT LUBE
OTTO DIESEL
Grupo Lamarca
SPOT
WAA TRACKING
CARDIOSOS
TST
BORN
Institutional Partner
Jerez Capital del Motociclismo
Féderation Royale Marocaine de Cyclisme
Turismo de Marruecos
TITAN SOLIDARIO PARTNER
FUNDACIÓN REPSOL
GAES SOLIDARIA
GARMIN
Xaluca
THE NORTH FACE
Media Partner
SoloBici
Mundo Deportivo
La Vanguardia
Event partner
Powerade Non Stop Madrid-Lisboa
Powerade Non Stop Barcelona-San Sebastián
Titan Tropic by Gaes
Organizer
RPM
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