Badlands Poster Web


In just 5 years the BADLANDS extreme ultra-distance gravel race has established itself as one of the most grueling events in Europe. The event is approximately 800km (subject to small changes each year) with over 15,000m of elevation. The route takes you through some of the most remote and challenging places in Europe: the stunning forests of Sierra de Huétor, the deserts of Gorafe and Tabernas, the wild coasts of Cabo de Gata, the steep climbs of La Alpujarra and the highest Col in Europe, Pico Veleta (3.396m). The concept is simple, ride unsupported from the start point in Granada to the finish point in the beautiful village of Capileira, situated in the Sierra Nevada mountains. This short film follows Mark and Caroline’s epic adventure detailing their unique experiences while undertaking this mammoth cycling event.