Bicycles are transported by truck a few days before the race. Bicycles will be picked up in Barcelona and loaded onto trucks for shipping.
Riders travelling to Almería on their own with their bicycles are not included.
Participants can get an "official box" from the organisation free of charge to ensure that each bicycle takes up the same space, speed up loading and protect the bicycles.
These boxes are made of cardboard and measure 160 × 90 × 22 cm. The maximum weight of the boxes with the bicycles in them is 20 kg.
You can pack other elements along with the bicycle as long as the box stays under the maximum weight. The organisation will weigh the boxes before loading them into the transport trucks. If the maximum weight is exceeded, the organisation reserves the right to remove contents in order to reduce weight until the maximum allowed weight is reached.
To coordinate the collection of bicycles in Barcelona, the organisation asks participants to fill in a form indicating their preferences.
When participants reach Almería on scrutineering day, they will have to pick up their bicycles (as delivered in the boxes) from the designated collection point. No material should be left inside the boxes because different boxes will be delivered at the end of the race.
DELIVERY OF BICYCLES BEFORE THE RACE
There are four options available for shipping the bicycles to Almería. Participants are required to indicate their preference on the form:
Option 1: bringing the bicycle in person
Option 2: delivery using paid assistance (check with the shop)
Option 3: national and international shipping by the organisation's courier
Option 4: shipping with the rider's own courier (get in touch with the organisation to manage delivery of the official box)
COLLECTION OF BICYCLES AT THE END OF THE RACE
Bicycles will be collected at the end of the race and returned to the organisation's trucks. Participants must pack and hand over their bicycles between their arrival at the finish and 6:30 pm.
Once the bicycles have arrived in Barcelona, participants have 4 options for pick-up at the warehouse:
Option 1: collection in person at the warehouse
Option 2: collection using paid assistance (check with the shop)
Option 3: national or international shipping by the organisation's courier
Option 4: the rider's own courier
You are strongly advised to bring a jersey and a pair of shorts for each stage. It is also a good idea to bring a light windbreaker.
You will be wearing comfortable clothes the rest of the day. As a result of the date change, you are advised to bring warm clothes for the camp. Based on the experience of previous years, you are advised to bring warm clothes for night-time too. Remember to bring swimwear for the hotels and some of the camps.
Each participant must have the material needed for the race. It is your responsibility to have everything you need. Here are a few tips:
- A clean change of clothes (jersey, shorts, socks, etc.) for each day, packed in freezer bags or similar to keep it clean until use.
- Bars, gels, salts and other energy and recovery products.
- Tool kit and spare parts for the bicycle.
- Maximum-protection sunscreen.
- Sunglasses (including a spare pair).
- Petroleum jelly or other lubricants to protect the skin in high-friction areas.
- First-aid kit for personal use with ibuprofen, paracetamol, diarrhoea pills, oral rehydration solution, topical antiseptic, dressings and gauze.
- Chargers for electronic devices (with adaptors if necessary). Power points at the camps will be limited to USB CONNECTIONS.
- Headlight for nights at the camps.
- Combination lock for luggage. Luggage should be locked whenever it is left unattended. Valuables should be kept with you, both during transfers and when leaving the haima.
- Warm clothes for the nights.
MATERIAL NOT ALLOWED OR NOT RECOMMENDED:
LAPTOP: The personal material of each participant will travel with the luggage, i.e. in the luggage trucks where the suitcases are piled on top of each other and are exposed to the sun in the camps until the participant reaches the finish. As a result, we do not recommend travelling with a laptop.
DRONES: The organisation of the Titan Desert will under no circumstances allow riders to use drones in the camps or during the stages.
The camp will have an area for charging electronic devices. The area will be supervised by organisation staff. Even so, the organisation cannot guarantee the full charge of the devices because it is dependent on a power generator. We therefore continue to recommend the use of batteries for GPS devices, cameras and other devices.
IMPORTANT! The camp charging service will be based on USB connections.
The generator is shut down at night to prevent nuisances. Please remove all electronic devices before the service is closed and left unsupervised. Any remaining devices will be removed and can be retrieved from the Participant Service from 6 am next day.
REGULATIONS / PERMITTED DEVICES:
Devices must be marked with the race number (sticker provided during the checks) and will only be returned to the participant whose race number matches the device to avoid misunderstandings.
Each participant may charge one device at a time or use one charge point at a time.
The following order of priority will apply: GPS devices, telephones, watches, external batteries, cameras, tablets and laptops.
The organisation does not provide physiotherapy or technical support to participants. These services are provided by third-party professionals.
The website contains a list of the businesses that offer these services.
The organisation will take care of meals in the camps (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for all registered riders. However, you can also bring vacuum-packed foods (e.g. cheese and dried sausages) or specific foods for your diet.
Keep in mind that only drinks are handed out at Hydration Stations, so you should bring your own bars and gels.
Yes, you can wash your clothes in the toilet areas of the camps. However, participants are advised to wear a clean set of clothes every day to help prevent sores and save water.
Keep in mind that water is a scarce resource and that it has to be brought in from wells several kilometres away.