BUFF Mountain Festival 2018 (30June). Entries open. Trail running, mountain biking, bouldering and new mountain duathlon. All at Vall de Boí in Pyrenees.

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The Buff Mountain Festival will close up the 2018 Marathon Cup in a perfect location for mountain biking. The final event of the championship will take place in Barruera, in the heart of Vall de Boí, as part of the great weekend of outdoor sport that is the BUFF® Mountain Festival on 30 June and 1 July. The events that precede it are: Sant Joan de Mediona on 4 February, Aguilar de Segarra on 13 May and Girona under the Sea Otter Europe brand on 9 June.

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The 2nd BUFF® Mountain Festival will aim to improve the  2017 experience by increasing the number of events and scheduled activities forming part of the event. Mountain biking is one of the star formats for this family event that enables people to enjoy the Pyrenees while combining leisure, sport and culture.

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BUFF MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL 2018 AT VALL DE BOI IN THE PYRENEES

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The second edition of the Buff Mountain Festival 2018 is coming up in  June 30th aiming to offer several ways to enjoy one of the most scenic areas in the Catalan Pyrenees during a very special weekend. Lots of activities for families and nature lovers are offered in order to fill Val de Boí  with life with the first real mountain festival in Southern Europe. Sport workshops, trail running events, food, concerts and much more to create an authentic mountain experience. Three summer days to remember.

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Trail Running: The Buff Epic Trail Aigüestortes is made up of 4 routes (66 km, 42 km, 26 km and 11 km) which transpire almost exclusively on mountain paths, in the area around the Aigüestortes i Estany Sant Maurici National Park and the mountains encircling the Vall de Boí.

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Bouldering: The BUFF Mountain Festival will, on Saturday 30 June, host the Catalan Bouldering Championships. On that day, Catalonia’s top male and female sport climbers will come together in the Vall de Boí to vie for the most important regional title of the season.

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Mountain bike: For bikers, Vall de Boí offers an environment that perfectly distils the essence of mountain biking in the Pyrenees. Its routes present riders with long ascents that will let you pace yourself and discover how your effort can take you from the depths of Vall de Boí to the heavens of the highest mountains in the region. A contrast of landscapes that you can only experience here.

There will be two route options (35 kilometres of 56 kilometres) and two formats on each one: Pro (Competition) and Open (Amateur). Don’t let the numbers fool you. These are demanding routes, but perfectly within reach of any rider with a little training. If you register before 2 May, you can even take advantage of a discounted price.

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The mountain duathlon: If you like mountain biking and trail running, 2018 will have a new event for you at the BUFF® Mountain Festival on Saturday 30 June. Mountain duathlons are a spectacular format that combines the best of both sports. First of all, athletes complete a 15 kilometre mountain biking section that is all uphill to reach the Boi Taüll ski station. This is followed by a trail running section that reaches the highest point of the race on a circular 9 kilometre route around the ski station to return downhill to the pits area, pick up your bike and head on to the final section. Mostly downhill, the final section takes you to the finish line in Barruera.

A fun way to enjoy both mountain biking and trail running in the fabulous Vall de Boí environment.

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MORE ON SKIMO, TRAIL RUNNING AND MOUNTAIN GEAR

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Info by Mayayo Oxígeno for Trailrunningspain

 

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