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¡Toros De Gravel!
"Mi madrE. another Sufferfest?"
No way, Jose! Canyon Toros de Gravel Mallorca GP was a juicy sangria of two-wheeled challenge in a laid back atmosphere finished off with a rocking fiesta for some muy bueno Type 1 fun.
(Well ok, we suffered too.)
Sa Calobra, Kap Fomentor, and Puig Mejor were just some of the famous climbs you did not find along the route of Canyon Toros de Gravel Mallorca GP.
Instead, we experienced a Mallorca previously known only to insiders: one of ancient roads built by the Romans, winding coastal trails to secluded beaches, wooded climbs and gripping descents. All in good company to the familiar sound of gravel crunching beneath.
"¡Olé!" you say? Olé, Compañero!
mallorca like you'D never seen it Before...
From the start in Sineu, the Mallorca GP 153km looped south and east through fields and forests before turning north along the coast for a swim and siesta. After all, this was not a race.
HOW did we GET HERE?
- Booked a flight
-took the ferry from Barcelona
- "borrowed" a jet
- drove a stupid van
WE got here and WE got rad.
When is the next Toros event?
To be honest, we don’t know. But when it happens you better act fast because if we announce it. That means the moons are in alignment, the pieces have fallen into place, and fun is on the horizon.
What is gravel cycling?
Also known as “lame mountain biking” or “crappy road cycling”, gravel is a variable terrain discipline made infinitely more enjoyable with the proper tire width and frame geometry. Often of long-ish distance, a drop bar bicycle is therefore most suitable for comfort.
Is Toros de Gravel a race?
No, amigo. Toros is dedicated to fun and adventure with like-minded people. Leave your aggro en casa, pick up after yourself, and ride for fun like kids do.
There are no prizes for coming first to the finish. Early arrivals may even be asked to help set up the party. :)
What's the weather like in October?
Two words hombre: Muy. Bueno.
(Usually 20° at night, but bring a poncho and sombrero, just in case)
I want to come for a few days, can I ride gravel while I'm there?
komoot will provide each participant with free maps of the island and already host 3 approved routes to make solo tours easy. Gravel Mallorca also has great .gpx routes and guided tours. The routes are cheap and a lot of hard work went into making them. Support Marti and co. – Book a tour!
Need a bike? Check out some of the bikes available on list-n-ride!
Can I camp in the Velodrome during the event?
Yes. Camping is available on a limited basis. For camping enquiries, contact: email@example.com
Can I shower before the party?
Yes. Shower facilities are available on-site.
Will there be enough to eat and drink on the ride?
Yes. Plus each rider will get some all natural fuel courtesy our partner
What do I bring to this gravel fiesta?
- a bike suitable for off-road riding with 35-45mm tire width.
- a small bikepacking bag with swimming attire and travel towel (both optional)
- a cycle computer with GPS navigation (recommended)
- Schwalbe will offer ride support, but bring the usual equipment for punctures and repairs.
- two water bottles and a small amount of food (in case you get lost or something.)
You are 100% responsible for your own safety!
SPONSORS de TOROS
We would also like to thank these event partners for material and technical support: