Spanish Trail Running Adventure - Sunday 21st February - Sunday 21st 00:00 - Sunday 28th February 2021 23:59

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Spanish Trail Running Adventure - Sunday 21st February

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Spanish Trail Running Adventures with Trail Events Co

We are delighted to be able to offer you the trail running adventure of a lifetime by joining us for a week (7 nights) of guided trail running on the beautiful Costa Blanca.

Based in the region of Marina Baixa in Alicante, you’ll get an opportunity to run the Iconic Mountains of Puig Campana and Sierra Bernia; including the Vertical Kilometer course. The region boasts some of the best trail running in Spain and is home the Costa Blanca Trails Race every year in late November.

Hotel

We will be staying in the stunning four star Hotel Allon Mediterrania, located directly on the beach front in the small town of La Vila Joiosa which is just 45 minutes from Alicante airport and less than a fifteen minute drive to the incredible mountain trails that we’ll be exploring.

The following is included in the price:

  • 7 nights Full Board accommodation in the stunning beach-front 4 Star Hotel Allon Mediterrania on a sharing basis.
  • 6 Guided runs on the best trails in the region.
  • Yoga or Pilates sessions
  • ​Significant Elevation
  • Activity Insurance (we also recommend having your own activity travel insurance)
  • Packed lunches (depending on planned route)
  • Transport to and from runs if required
  • Photos/videos of your days in the mountains
  • Trail Events Co Hoodie
  • Trail Events Co T-shirt
  • Trail Events Co Morf

Spanish Trail Running Adventure - Sunday 21st February sign up

£1,395.00
Sunday 21st February – Sunday 28th February £ 1,395.00
Standard Entry (also includes free Trail Events co Morf)


£698.00
Sunday 21st February – Sunday 28th February - Deposit £ 698.00
Standard Entry (also includes free Trail Events co Morf)
Total ticket deposit price £698.00
(£697.00 remaining balance to be paid)


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About Spanish Trail Running Adventure - Sunday 21st February

Spanish Trail Running Adventures with Trail Events Co

We are delighted to be able to offer you the trail running adventure of a lifetime by joining us for a week (7 nights) of guided trail running on the beautiful Costa Blanca.

Based in the region of Marina Baixa in Alicante, you’ll get an opportunity to run the Iconic Mountains of Puig Campana and Sierra Bernia; including the Vertical Kilometer course. The region boasts some of the best trail running in Spain and is home the Costa Blanca Trails Race every year in late November.

Hotel

We will be staying in the stunning Hotel Villa Morena.

Located between the Puig Campana Mountain and the beaches of Benidorm, this hotel is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Terra Mítica Park. Villa Morena features rooms with views.

Surrounded by trees, Villa Morena is located on the town of Finestrat. It features a country-style décor and a furnished terrace that overlooks the mountains.

Each air-conditioned room at Villa Morena is equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV and a private bathroom with shower. There is also free Wi-Fi and the suites have a hydromassage shower, as well as a balcony.

It's a stunning location right at the foothills of the mountains, with the 1k vertical challenge route right outside the frontdoor!

Their menu is something very special and top class, with a full range of local cuisine and Spanish flavours to get you ready, keep you going and refuel you in the evenings after a hard day on the trails. We may not be in the hotel for lunch, if so, the hotel will supply us with a wonderful picnic for lunch.

 

We’re offering you full board at the Hotel Villa Morena, with a full range of local cuisine and Spanish flavours to get you ready, keep you going and refuel you in the evenings after a hard day on the trails. We may not be in the hotel for lunch, if so, the hotel will supply us with a wonderful picnic for lunch.

Trail Running Guides

Our local experienced guides who have extensive knowledge of the Mountain trails, full mountain leader qualifications, will guide you around this stunning region of Spain. Making this a fantastic opportunity for you to experience the best that trail running in Spain can offer you.

One of our favoured running routes starts at the heliport in the little town of Polop, taking in two of the most iconic mountains in the region; Monte Ponoig and Puig Campana. Ponoig or Leon Dormido (Sleeping Lion), as it is affectionately known by the locals, stands at 1182m above sea level and from the town of Polop it resembles a giant sleeping Lion. Puig Campana (Bell Peak) stands at 1408m and has the famous Vertical Kilometer course which takes you from Font del Moli at 340m to the summit over a distance of 3.8KM.

From the heliport in Polop you climb 500m through a beautiful pine forest before heading down to Coll de Pouet via a narrow trail. From Coll de Pouet you descend a technical trail to Font Del Moli, where you’re able to replenish your water from one of the many natural springs in the area, after filling your water bottles you can either head to the summit of El Puig via the  challenging VK1 course or back to Coll de Pouet via a the circular route. Where we’ll head through the narrow rocky step that is Coll de Llam at 1100m, before a long descent back to Polop via el Camino de la casa de Dios (The Road to God’s House).

This is just one of the many routes we have to choose from in these spectacular mountains.

This aggressive mountainous terrain provides a real test for even the most experienced of trail runners, with gnarly paths and trails dramatically carved into the limestone rock.

These testing runs do not go without reward on the trails of the Costa Blanca. Runners and hikers are always treated to a wealth of spectacular views, breath-taking ridges, dramatic pinnacles, huge caves and jaw-dropping rock arches, making this area of Spain an absolute must-visit location for any outdoor enthusiast.

  

The following is included in the price:

  • 7 nights Full Board accommodation in the stunning Hotel Villa Morena on a sharing basis.
  • 6 Guided runs on the best trails in the region.
  • Yoga or Pilates sessions
  • ​Significant Elevation
  • Activity Insurance (we also recommend having your own activity travel insurance)
  • Packed lunches (depending on planned route)
  • Transport to and from runs if required
  • Photos/videos of your days in the mountains
  • Trail Events Co Hoodie
  • Trail Events Co T-shirt
  • Trail Events Co Morf

What’s not Included:

  • Flights
  • Running snacks
  • Running equipment
  • Travel Insurance

Itinerary below.

Arrival Day:

  • Afternoon: meet at Hotel Allon in La Vila Joiosa
  • Check-In followed by short coastal run of approximately 12KM (optional)
  • 19:30: welcome meeting, introductions, briefing, Day 2 run plan followed by dinner

Day 2 to 7:

  • 8am: Breakfast
  • 9am: Run / hike
  • 2-5pm: Return to hotel
  • 6:30pm: Meet for debrief of the day, briefing of next day’s run
  • 8 – 10pm: Dinner

Full Itinerary supplied when you sign up, with a break down of each day and where you will be running.

Departure Day: 

  • Optional morning run, before or after breakfast depending on flight times and check-out times
  • 11am wrap meeting before check-out

Recommended equipment:

For your own safety and enjoyment, and that of the group, we suggest you bring the following equipment with you as a minimum. When you register we will provide a full recommended kit list and further information on weather conditions and terrain.

  • Running vest or other form of comfortable pack to carry spare clothing, food and water for a day out.
  • Bottles or bladder to a combined capacity of 2L minimum
  • Salt tablets/ electrolytes
  • Wind proof jacket
  • Trail running shoes
  • Running clothes
  • Long running tights
  • Thin base layer / long sleeved shirt
  • Thin gloves
  • Buff/ visor
  • Sun cream
  • Own running snacks (can be purchased in town)
  • Mobile phone which works in Spain

Most runs will be on mountain trials, single tracks and dirt roads. The expected elevation over the 6 days is going to be + 5000m and the expected distance over the 6 days will be +85km. The trails are very technical in sections and can be rocky; the climate in the region is good all round and we can expect temperatures between 18-24 degrees.

Our Spanish trail running week is suitable for runners that have experience running in the mountains and want to build on the skills and experience that they already have. Most of our runs will be on single tracks, dirt roads and steep rocky technical terrain that includes ascents and descents.

 

We will not be running on any exposed ridges but we will be moving through and over rocky steps and scree slopes. This adventure would be perfect for those runners who are training for a multi day stage racing or experience of running marathons/ ultras in areas such as Snowdonia, Dartmoor, Brecon Beacons or the Scottish Highlands. You will be running between 15km and 25km per day with a positive elevation gain of between 700m and 1500m.

 

Our number one objective for these trips is to provide our runners with a trail running adventure and not a race; therefore we will be running at a pace that allows us to take in the epic scenery and the incredible views. There will be plenty of time to stop for photos and food along the way.

 

Flights

Flights to Alicante airport with EasyJet or Ryan Air go from most UK airports and can be bought at a reasonable price for this time of the year.

Transfers

Transfers too and from the airport can be arranged at an extra cost. Alternatively you can book a shuttle bus with Beniconnect, which is far cheaper than a taxi.

https://www.beniconnect.com/

Car Hire

https://www.centauro.net/en/cheap-car-hire/spain/alicante-airport/

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