Spanish Trailforks Admins Meetup

May 1, 2024 at 14:14
by Yaroslav Alpizar  


Trailforks has grown meteorically in Spain in the last 4 years thanks to the great work of a very cohesive community of regional administrators and advanced users that has become a small group of friends.

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Last weekend several of the Spanish regional administrators met for a weekend of riding and bbq in the region of Tierras Altas de Soria. The local area administrator (Trailforks admin I mean), Enrico, runs a lodge and has been working for several years recovering old paths and has managed to create a spectacular network of trails.

Tierras Altas de Soria mountain biking trails

Enrico started years ago with this work in the region and also has a private initiative called BikeIn TierrasAltas trough which he helps visitors to discover the area, organizing shuttles or simply as a guide for all rider levels, as well as hikers. With his work he has managed to gradually revitalize the area and bring more visitors to the Lapland of Spain. Yes, Soria is called like that because of the low population density of around 9 inhabitants/km2, one of the lowest in the European Union. In comparison, the Soria province is less dense than some northern parts of the Nordic countries.

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The area is full with dinosaurs fossil tracks, called "icnitas" in spanish and is a known destination for schools and tourists

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During the weekend Enrico discovered us two very different areas but very close to each other. On Saturday we made route and lifts in the area of the village Fuentes de Magaña, where is also located the tourist hostel of Tierras Altas de Soria that served as the main meeting point. On Sunday we moved to the beautiful village of Yanguas where we did another route and lifts with more rough and rocky trails and with a different vegetation and landscapes, less inhospitable than the area of Magañas.

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Yanguas, declared in 2017 as one of the most beautfill medieval villages in Spain, is one of the few villages with more than 100 inhabitants (13Cool with a school

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There are lots of abandoned villages, barns and houses all around the region, known by its merino wool couple of centuries ago

A great weekend meeting face to face people that we only knew each other “virtually” on Whatsapp groups. People that thanks to them Trailforks in Spain has grown exponentially and also with a very high quality content that we can say has no comparison in any other country in the platform, perhaps behind only the United States and Canada. Thanks to all for an awesome weekend and thanks to Enrico especially for organizing an event of incomparable quality and detail. The barbecue on Saturday was unbeatable.

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