Almeria To Host Europe’s Only Titan Desert Event In 2021

Almeria To Host Europe's Only Titan Desert Event In 2021
Almeria To Host Europe's Only Titan Desert Event In 2021. image: google maps

ALMERIA To Host Europe’s Only Titan Desert Mountain Bike Event In 2021

Almeria’s Tabernas Desert will play host in December to Europe’s one and only prestigious MBT Mountain Bike Titan Desert event in 2021, with a setting of sand, trails, and mountains, it makes the perfect location and test for some of the world’s top mountain bike riders.

This event is the number one mountain biking event in the world, having been forcibly switched from Morocco to Almeria last year due to the pandemic, the organisers of the event have decided that the Tabernas desert is the ideal location once again for its four-stage 400km challenge, which will pass through ten of Almeria’s municipalities en route to the sea.


Riders will be captivated with the thrill of staying in tents in the western town of Oasys MiniHollywood after each stage is completed, where they will even be able to dine in the old sets of the famous mid-1960s ‘Spaghetti westerns’, and full mechanical assistance and physiotherapy will also be set up, as reported by

Javier A. García, the president of Almeria Provincial Council said, “Today the Titan Series Almería is born, a test that perfectly communes with the combative Almeria DNA. Last year it had a direct economic impact on the province of €2.5 million, plus helped promote the international vision of the Costa de Almería, which reached 190 territories around the world”.

This race is notorious for the spirit of personal involvement among its participants, who show great camaraderie, and one of the first entrants this year is Joaquim Purito Rodríguez, the former professional rider, who has previously achieved podium finishes in the Tour, Giro, and La Vuelta.

Skoda is the main sponsor of its event, and its vehicles will open the stages, with Garcia announcing proudly, “At the Titan in Almería, cinema meets sport, tourism, and history. We are proud of this test because from the beginning we have felt it as ours”.

Registration is now open at with a preferential rate of €900 for the first 25 riders to register.


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.


  1. The Oasys Mini Hollywood was built in 1965 for For a Few Dollars More, it didn’t exist in 1964 when A Fistful of Dollars was filmed. It also appeared as three different towns in The Good The Bad and The Ugly filmed in 1966. Several scenes in A Fistful of Dollars were shot in the Tabernas desert as well as the Cortijo de Sotillo in San Jose, the bulk of the film was shot in a film set at Hoyo de Mananares near Madrid.


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