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History of the Project
This project began in the year 2000. Antonio C. Álvarez and Juan Manuel Muñoz, cyclists from Huelva and lovers of ciclotourism had the idea of creating a route for mtb that travelled through the whole of Andalucía, relying on the collaboration of volunteers who take charge of the documentation of each section.
Around ten Andalucian cyclists signed up to this idea, among those I met, and they each began to work on the zone which they had chosen. We started making progress in drawing up the route and finally put it up on the web at www.i2-bike.com (now for sale).
Believing that this was a great idea, worth putting some work into, and that we would like to tell the lovers of ciclotourism (Ruta de la Plata, Camino Francés, Transpirenaica, Ruta del Cid...) about a multi-day route here in the south, we decided to return to the job at the end of 2004, intending that this little push would draw more enthusiasts to the route.
This time we hope that this will be the definitive version, and that this project will leap forward. For this to happen, we are counting on a group of volunteers (some of whom were here for the first stage), including several who have an understanding of computers which has been very useful in supporting our webpage.
The aim is to set out, with the help of collaborators from the various provinces, a route which travels through the whole of Andalucía. Some may contribute information about the shorter stages, while others can organise longer sections, but with everyones contriubutions put together we can shape a route that goes all the way round this autonomous region of southern Spain.
In the first stage the project website was posted on the page andalucia.mtbdigital.com (now deactivated). Later, we decided to give our route a name and sought out a proper web-domain for it, and so from 2005 you can find us on www.transandalus.org.