360k

+4500M


GPS route – Unmarked route

29 i 30 april 2023
Departure time: 06:00
Pavelló Girona - Fontajau
5 feed zones
Màx. time 32h

The Traka is a non-competitive bicycle ride that takes place along roads and villages.

Ethics, camaraderie and respect for the environment are the most important values we demand from participants. It is allowed to stop for lunch, dinner, breakfast, to fix the bike or to sleep as long as the participants recover the route where they left it the last time.

Participants will be guided by the GPS Navigation system. The traffic code and all its instructions must be strictly followed.

Route

  • Distance and altimetry
    Real distance:366 k
    Timed distance: 366 k
    Positive altitude: +4.500 m
    Acumulated altitude: 9.000 m
    Maximal altitude: 420 m
    Minimum altitude: 0 m
  • Terrain
    Track: 311 km
    Asphalt: 51 km
  • Time first participant: 13 hours 20 minutes
    Cutting time: 32 hours
  • Schedule cuts (pass control)
    Feed zone 1. Cantallops 90k: 13:30 Saturday
    Feed zone 2. Castelló d’Empuries 180k: 21:00 Saturday
    Feed zone 3. Pals 243k: 6:00 Sunday
    Feed zone 4. Cassà de la Selva 290k:9:30 Sunday
    Feed zone 5. Sant Dalmai 334k: 12:15 Sunday
    Finish: 14:00 Sunday
  • Light hours saturday 29 april: 15:00
    Night hours from Saturday 29 April to Sunday 30 April: 9:00
  • Navigation GPS (no marks)
  • Tracking for geolocator

The Traka is a gravel bike or MTB ride where the traffic code must be complied with and respected Paths, roads and the interior of the villages are open to traffic.

  • WELCOME
    Welcome to Girona. Don’t miss details of The Traka. Check the timetables HERE.
  • BICYCLE VALIDATION
    ​ Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Pavelló fontajau – Girona.
    We will check the white front light, red rear light, brakes, steering and bottom bracket. Once your bike has been checked we will place a label on it.
  • CHECK-IN
    Friday 16 to 19 on Pavelló fontajau – Girona.
    During the collection of the geolocators, the turned off geolocator will be delivered. You will have to turn it on on Saturday morning when you leave your house, hotel or apartment and before you get to the exit, remember to carry it in the upper part of your rucksack. You can’t turn it on at night. In the exit control we will check that everything is correct.
    Monitoring will be done through Track the Race.
  • VALUES
    Our main goal is to leave no trace. The route is completely open to traffic. Respect the traffic code and the rural and human life of the environment. Catalunya is a safe place. You will not encounter conflicts or dangerous wild animals. Remember to always keep an eye on your bike.
  • MANIFEST
    Love and respect for the environment, sporting ethics and solidarity with all colleagues. The Traka 360 is the opportunity to enjoy with gravel the most beautiful areas of our territory without leaving a trace. Your goal is to finish; ours is to take care of you as much as possible.
  • ADVENTURE
    You can deviate from the track to eat, drink, sleep or repair your bike. Afterwards, you will have to resume the route at the same point where you left it. In case of abandonment you must manage your return. Remember that it is totally forbidden to return on motorways and national roads.
  • TRACK
    The organization can modify the track for weather reasons up to the day before. All modifications will be communicated by email. The definitive tracks will be sent the same week as the race. The highlight of the route is the first 25km, they are designed with two steep climbs and slow sectors to divide possible large groups. It also crosses the natural park of Cap de Creus and we have a 7km singletrack sector.
  • TRACK
    Once the track has been entered into the cycle computer, check that the map is correctly uploaded. All roads are clean, if you find a dirty road with branches you have to backtrack. If you find a road closed due to a traffic accident or works, you can recalculate to get back on the track as soon as possible.
  • EMERGENCIES
    In the face of a physical or mechanical emergency, you can take any means of transport, but you must notify the organization beforehand. To continue, you will have to restart the route at the same point where you left it.
  • MATERIAL
    It is your responsibility to bring the appropriate equipment, but the red light from the back, the white light from the front, the cell phone not on mute in case we want to call you and the geolocator that we will provide are mandatory. It is also highly recommended to carry a bell to warn pedestrians. The rest of the material to deal with the 360 km is up to you: sleeping bag, food, credit cards, etc.
  • IT IS NOT ALLOWED AND IS PENALTIES WITH TIME
    Receiving external help outside of Life Bases.
    Drive on the left side of the roads.
    Exceed 20km/h in the interior of towns.
    Advance inside the towns.
    Not respecting the traffic code.
    Ride in a group without taking over (that is, set your own pace and don’t depend on anyone else)
  • FOLLOW
    You will receive a geolocator. Both the organization and your friends or family can follow you through tracktherace.com.
  • SECURITY
    A media and security team will follow your exit for 36 hours. In your number plate you will find the telephone numbers in case of emergency. Remember that to take the exit you must have insurance. If you did not hire it when you registered because you already have one, remember that it must have coverage for 36 hours.
  • BAG OF LIFE
    There will be the life bag service in Feed Zone 3 – Pals. It will be left during Check-in on Friday from 16:00 to 19:00. Your collection will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m Pavelló Girona-Fontajau.
  • SURFACE
    80% gravel tracks in good condition, 5% singletrack and 15% secondary roads.
    For us, the best choice of tires, if you are a good rider is 40mm and if you are not very technical between 42mm and 45mm. It is also always advisable to bring 700 wheels.
  • START
    There will be a single departure at six in the morning.
  • CLIMATE
    Temperatures at this time of the year range between 15 and 25 degrees, depending on whether it is cloudy or sunny. The northern area of the route can blow from the north wind, there is a northerly wind 150 days a year, even so, it does not usually blow from the north, but you have to be foresight. Do not forget that the Mediterranean climate is very diverse and changing. You may have to deal with rain or wind.

 

 

Services

  • Official gift
  • Environmental tax
  • Personalized plate with flanges
  • Timing and chip
  • Code Komoot to download the track
  • Online time
  • Online Photos
  • Feed zone pre start (breakfast)
  • Feed zone on track
  • Feed zone at finish
  • Wardrobe service
  • Assistance en route
  • Medical point
  • Bicycle washing area
  • Showers and toilets
  • Car park
  • Physiotherapy service (Saturday at Base de vida 3 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
  • Rest area on route at Life Base 3

* Remember that we do not provide any single-use packaging at the life bases

  • Life bag: Yes. Site: Zona alimentació 3 Pals
    It will be left during Check-in on Friday from 16:00 to 19:00. Your collection will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m Pavelló Girona-Fontajau.
  • Feed zones: 5
    Feed zone 1. Cantallops 90k
    Feed zone 2. Castelló d’Empuries 180k
    Feed zone 3. Pals 243k (rest area enabled)
    Feed zone 4. Cassà de la Selva 290k
    Feed zone 5. Sant Dalmai 334k
  • Final feed zone
    Site: Pavelló Girona-Fontajau
    Time: until 14:00
  • Life and arrival bases product
    Feed zone 1 & 4: water, Green-cola, isotonic drink, banana, orange, jelly beans, nuts, olives, quince, potato omelette and whipped cream. All free gluten.
    Feed zone 2, 3 & 5: water, Green-cola, isotonic drink, banana, orange, jelly beans, nuts, olives, quince, potato omelette, whipped cream (all gluten-free) and pasta or rice.
    Arrival: water, Green-cola, isotonic drink, beer, coffee, banana, orange, nuts, olives, potato omelette (all gluten-free) and pasta, rice or quinoa.

Individual categories

    • Absolut woman
    • Absolut man
    • No binary

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