The ‘BTT Senda Arrieros’ in Albox marks the halfway point of the Provincial Circuit

The Las Ventas Sports Pavilion in Albox hosted the presentation of the 11th edition of the Senda Arrieros MTB Cycling Test that will be held next Sunday, June 9. This test is part of the official calendar of the Andalusian Cycling Federation as the Provincial Circuit XCM series of Almería Btt and counts towards the Andalusian Marathon Cup.

The mayor of Albox, María del Mar Alfonso; The Deputy for Sports, José Antonio García, the Councilor for Sports, Martín Martínez and the person in charge of Albox Bike CD presented this consolidated test organized by Albox City Council, together with the collaboration of Albox Bike CD, the Provincial Council of Almería and the Andalusian Federation of Cycling

The first mayor has highlighted the great importance and popularity of the cycling calendar at the regional level: “This test has become an outstanding event that attracts cyclists from all over Andalusia and even from other autonomies at the national level and from numerous towns in the region. region of Almanzora and Almería. “Its reputation has strengthened over the years, making it a renowned competition in the world of provincial, regional and local cycling.”

Likewise, María del Mar Alfonso highlighted that this test “has managed to foster a spirit of improvement and camaraderie among the participants. Facing the challenges of the test together and sharing the experience creates a sense of community and motivation that extends beyond the competition itself.”

José Antonio García has been proud that the province is consolidating with sports events that combine the trinomial Tourism, Sports and Nature: “The Provincial Council supports this type of events because they promote sport and highlight the natural and tourist attractions of the province of Almeria”. 

Regarding it, he explained that “it marks the halfway point of the Provincial BTT Circuit and the classification of the Circuit behind this test will mark the future of the components that make up the Provincial Council team in the Titan Desert.” 

The ‘BTT Senda Arrieros’ is made up of a 63 km circular route, (Scorable) and another short route of 55 km, (Not scorable) with the aim of bringing new lovers of this sport closer to the world of competition.

Once again, what stands out in this edition is that it continues to fulfill one of its main objectives: enjoying and getting to know the natural and historical spaces of our town, spectacular places, paths and paths of our municipality, including the famous Torre de la Aljambra (Arabic tower). from the 12th century) and the Torre de Terdiguera (Arab tower from the 13th century), where our well-known cycling test takes place.

Another of the strong points of this test is the economic impact it will have on the municipality thanks to the fans, family members and the runners themselves. Among the tourist visits, the Sanctuary of the Virgin el Saliente de Albox stands out, built in the 18th century and which is the most important architectural jewel that the municipality has, it was also declared a historical-artistic monument; or one of the oldest active Pottery workshops in the province of Almería, “Alfarería Los Puntas”, with Arab kilns with 300 years of history, named by the Ministry of Tourism as “Artisan Point of Interest in Andalusia”.

These will be the categories of the scoring 63Km route:

  • SUB-23
  • MASTER 60 FEM.
  • MASTER 60
  • MASTER 50 FEM.
  • MASTER 50
  • MASTER 40 FEM.
  • MASTER 40,
  • MASTER 30 FEM.
  • MASTER 30
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