It's a gravel race that takes place in Andalusia, with a route of over 700 kilometres and with 15,000 m of vertical climb. Starting in Grenada, it weaves through mountains, crosses deserts, reaches the sea, and returns to the mountains, mainly on paths or trails.
The name "Badlands" comes from a type of spectacular, recognisable landscape that occurs on the route, with clay earth wrinkled by erosion. You feel like you're in the American West, when you're actually in Southern Europe. It's a highlight of the race, but the word "Badlands" is also a pretty good description of the entire adventure: dust, sand, mountains, deserts… Basically, a gravel paradise!