Category Archives: mountains spain

September 13

ALPINULTRAS 2019: CANFRANC ALPINULTRAS CELEBRATES ITS 13TH EDITION, AS WMRA 2020 WORLD CUP CANDIDATE

. Canfranc-Canfranc arrives as second stage for Alpinultras series, after Tenerife Blue Trail and before Desafío Cainejo which had to be moved by the end of this month due the bad weather. The 100k/D+8.848m challenging course links three ski resorts and suumits up to ten iconic peaks in the Pyrenees, after thirteen editions in crescendo, […]

May 16

ALPINULTRAS 2019: Kick off at the hearth of Picos de Europa, DESAFIO EL CAINEJO, beautiful yet extreme challenge.

. On May 18 at dawn the bagpipe will sound again at Caín de Valdeón. This small town of Leon will honor again to Gregorio Pérez “El Cainejo”, the humble shepherd who back in 1904 achieved the impossible, guiding the first ascent to the never before climbed Naranjo de Bulnes. After the horn, a small […]

December 15

ALPINULTRAS 2018: Toughest ultra trail series in Spain launches its third edition, totalling 219k/D+18.000m from Pyrenees to Picos de Europa.

. Alpinultras 2018 was presented yesterday at Huesca, by the central Pyrenees. The third edition of the project is once again dedicated to promoting great endurance traverses over high mountains, by means of seal of health studies, race series and permanent trail, trekking  and mountain bike centers. . The race series will total 219k/D+18.000m to […]

March 21

TRAIL RUNNING SPAIN: K42 MALLORCA RACE REPORT BY TRACY DEAN, 2nd woman overall (RAIDLIGHT – MOUNTAIN FUEL)

. The mountains of Spain host over a thousand trail running events per year, from the Pyrenees to Lanzarote. The Balearic Islands are among those territories blessed with a superb combination of well know beaches and vertical mountain trails to enjoy, climbing up to over 1.400m high at the Serra Tramuntana. . This 2017 the […]

December 20

ALPINULTRAS 2017 SELECTS ULTRA TRAIL SCOTLAND BY FYA AS FIRST RACE ABROAD & LAUNCHES NEW PERMANENT CENTERS

. Alpinultras 2017 was presented yesterday at Barcelona´s Museum of Sport, with the Catalonian goverment acting once again as host of the event. It is the second edition of this project dedicated to promoting the great ultraendurance traverses over high mountains, by means of seal of endorsement, race series and permanent centers. The seal covers […]

April 25

TRAIL RUNNING SPAIN: ULTRA TRAIL MALLORCA SERRA TRAMUNTANA. Race report by Casey Morgan. (2nd overall)

Trail running in Spain this 2014  keeps on getting larger and better organized, as proved by this Ultra Majorca Serra Tramuntana 4th edition. Our mate Casey Morgan, from Scotland shares here his race report after achieving the 2nd position overall. Well done, Casey!  Official full results Ultra Mallorca Serra Tramuntana 107k 2014 _________________________ . Ultra Majorca […]

April 07

Trail Running Spain: Ultra Pirineu 2014 at Bagá (Catalonia) sold out 100k-42k races as it takes over from Ultra Cavalls del Vent 2013.

The new Ultra Pirineu 2014 has just announced it has sold out all its entries for the four races coming up next September 20th.  Come share with us a look back at 2012 & 2013 great races, plus detailed info on 2014 edition. ________________ FROM CAVALLS DEL VENT TO ULTRA PIRINEU, THE ORIGINS.  Cavalls del […]

December 11

Trail running Spain 2014: New Spain Ultra Cup with four top races

Beginning in 2014 the organizers of four prestigious mountain running events in Spain are launching SPAIN  ULTRA CUP as their new joint project. Founding races are well known names all: TNF Transgrancanaria 82k, Penyagolosa Trails CSP115k, Volta Cerdanya Ultrafons 85k and Gran trail Peñalara 110k. Organizers of four leading ultra mountain races in Spain have […]

October 11

Mountains of Spain: Cavalls del Vent 2013 Video, race results and photos. Trail running Catalonia.

The Cavalls del Vent is a beatiful mountain hike that links the 8 refuges of the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Parc at the Pyrenees in Barcelona province. Its iconic summit is Pedraforca, a true bigwall climbing paradise as well. For several years now, the Ultra Cavalls  del Vent (grown to 100k/D+6.660m) this year has been a great celebration of […]

July 28

Mountains Of Spain: Video Guadarrama National Park´s Ultra trail. Gran Trail Peñalara 2013

Among the mountains of Spain, the latest addition to the National Park network has been in 2013 with the creation of the new Guadarrama National Park. Its highest summit is Peñalara at 2.430 meters and it covers one of the most importante historic areas for climbing, mountaneering, skiing and trailrunning in Spain. Since 2010 the […]