Miguel Induráin, five-time Tour de France champion and two-times Giro d’Italia champion, has confirmed that he will take part in the 15th edition of the Titan Desert 2020 between April 19 and 24 in Morocco.
At 55, the Navarrese cyclist will join the KH-7 team led by Melcior Mauri to face a new and exciting challenge accompanied by his son Miguel: complete more than 600 kilometers of one of the toughest mountain bike races in the world competition.
Miguel Induráin will cross the Sahara desert thanks to the TwoNav GPS Trail 2 Bike.
TwoNav collaborate closely with all the team of Melcior since years.
Last year TwoNav won the Garmin Titan Desert 2019 with the GPS Trail 1 Bike and takes Joseph Betalu and Anna Ramírez to the 1st position of the podium.
We cannot wait to defend our title for another year.
Stay tuned !!
After 6 days of adventure over 700 km and 12,900 m of elevation gain for the cyclists, and almost 150 km and 6,600 m for the hikers, the two teams taking part in the Trail2Challenge accomplished their mission and joined in a warm embrace in front of the San Cipriano Church in Isaba (Navarre), a Pyrenean town that’s 100 km east of Pamplona and very close to Aragón.
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We at TwoNav would like to congratulate the brave participants in this unique and unprecedented challenge. Thank you for trusting TwoNav and accepting our proposal to cross the Pyrenees with only the Trail 2 as your guide. If there’s one thing the Trail2Challenge has shown us it’s the enormous potential of Trail 2, which was vital for the hikers and cyclists to find one another. The participants tested the device and can attest to its great versatility and reliability.
Well done, champs!
Many of you followed the progress of the two teams live with SeeMe. Some even predicted where the two teams would meet. Thank you for joining us on this challenge!
Here are some of the best images from this great adventure:
It doesn’t all end here…
The challenge doesn’t boil down to physical exercise and trying out the latest technological advances. The environmental factor is key to turning this adventure in the Pyrenees into an unforgettable experience. At TwoNav, we are firmly committed to protecting the planet, which is why, for every kilometer travelled by the two teams, we donated € 1 to the Save a Forest NGO.
At last, they meet
After six hard stages of hiking and MTB, the two teams finally meet in Isaba (Navarre, Spain). This is a breathtaking setting for the challenge to come to an end. The thrill of meeting the other team and the satisfaction of having accomplished what they set out to do is obvious in the participants’ faces and in their words: “Trail2Challenge, an amazing adventure!”.
Jaca – Isaba
For the cycling team, the day breaks with a threatening sky, but despite this, their desire wins out. In the end, the rain holds off and the team can enjoy the final stage. The long-awaited encounter takes places in Isaba (Navarre), flanked by small hills and cobblestoned streets.
Ochagavía – Isaba
The rain wanted to tag along with the hiking team for the last stage. After a few kilometres, the sky opens up as if demanding a front-row seat to watch the two teams reunite. The hiking team has little difficulty reaching its destination.
Almost there, 5 stages down!
We don’t know what’s stronger: their desire to meet up with the other team or their fatigue. The breathtaking scenery, the good vibes between the participants and a taste for adventure are turning the Trail2Challenge into a unique experience.
Aínsa – Jaca
Right out of the gate the riders encounter a constant 50-km climb, with imposing walls at the end. The weather is changing constantly throughout the day and doesn’t allow for many distractions. There’s a definite chill in the air. All that’s left to reach Jaca is a downhill and then a small climb.
Villanueva de Aezkoa – Ochagavía
The hikers face a long stage with constant ups and downs, a veritable leg buster. As they reach the end with a total elevation gain of nearly 1000 m, the fatigue is undeniable. As on the previous stages, the wind tags along with the hikers for much of the day. Luckily, the weather holds off and they can take in the incredible views.
A stage of contrasts
The autumn colors continue to enthrall us, as does the changing weather that is typical of the season and the area. Simple stage for the hikers, who needed to recover from the previous day’s tough stage. All out fun for the cycling team.
El Pont de Suert – Aínsa
The first day of rain for the riders, a sign of what’s to come this weekend. The rain accompanied the team for the first few kilometres before the skies cleared, paving the way for a day of pure mountain biking. Spectacular landscapes and downhill trails worthy of a world championship.
Bruguete – Villanueva de Aezkoa
The fourth stage for the hikers provided some relief and a chance to rest a bit. The day broke with low clouds that hung around for the initial segments of the stage. Easy but constant climbs through very nice forests. The enemy so far today is the mud, but despite everything, a few mushrooms here and there are encouraging the hikers along today’s route.
The fatigue starts to show
Fatigue is setting in but their motivation remains intact. After 3 stages of the Trail 2 Challenge, the legs are starting to get a bit tired, but despite everything, the landscapes and the setting turn this challenge into a great experience for both teams.
La Seu d’Urgell – El Pont de Suert
The riders start with a long stage, though not as tough as the previous one. The morning is cold and the bikers ride up a very long climb that takes them to the summit of Puerto del Cantó. From there, the downhill trails delight the entire team before reaching the intermediate feed zone. They need their strength. There are still a few climbs left, as well as some exhilarating downhills before they reach the finish and close out yet another day.
Bidarray – Lase (Bruguete)
The new day brings rain for the hikers, though it miraculously stops right before they set out. The wind is relentless, and right from the start they are faced with a never-ending 1,200-metre technical ascent. The descents are also on highly technical terrain, which makes for slow progress en route to Saint Etienne de Baïgorry. At the end, after 30+ km, with night-time almost upon them, the team reach Lase, where they will transfer to the Spanish side of the Pyrenees from Bruguete.