The Trail2Challenge has begun!
Both teams started at the same time, 9:30 AM. The hikers from Saint-Jean-de-Luz, on France’s Atlantic coast, and the bikers from Cadaqués (Spain), with the Mediterranean in the background.
Cadaqués – Camprodon
The bikers faced one of the longest and toughest stages of the challenge, 140 km and 3,000 m of climbing. On this first stage, the team followed the coastline before eventually venturing into more mountainous territory en route to the stage finish in Camprodon (Spain).
Saint-Jean-de-Luz – Sare
The walking route took the hikers over France’s coastal plains before entering the mountains, where they climbed Mount Altsanga (625 m), which gave them a glimpse of the route that awaits them. Once in Sare, they were able to rest and recover for the second stage.