Tag Archives: mountains spain

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 […]

June 02

DESAFIO EL CAINEJO KICKED OFF ALPINULTRAS 2017 SERIES AT PICOS DE EUROPA.

. Last weekend saw the first race of the Alpinultras Series 2017 held in the little village of Caín at Picos de Europa mountain range in northern Spain. The series comprise four alpine mountain races with offer a total of 323 kms and 27,000 meters positive ascent. It is necessary to complete at least three […]

January 17

Garmin launches inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+: First Garmin gps with Satellite Communication Technology:

  The new Garmin gps inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+ are the first Garmin devices with inReach satellite communication technology, acquired through the purchase of DeLorme in early 2016. Both have Pole to Pole global Iridium satellite coverage for two-way messaging and SOS alerting anywhere in the world. The new models include a built-in GPS […]

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 […]

December 27

PICOS DE EUROPA: OCHO LUNAS MULTISTAGE ULTRA TRAIL AT NATIONAL PARK. (300K/D+40.000m/June11-18)

. The Picos de Europa massif in northern Spain always provide a framework of great beauty for trail running and mountain lovers: Rugged terrain, charming villages and most usually high technical demands per kilometer. Names of races like Travesera de Picos, Desafío El Cainejo or Transvaldeónica are well known and highly regarded by aficionados. This […]

July 20

TRAIL RUNNING PYRENEES: OSCAR PEREZ & NEREA MARTÍNEZ WIN ULTRA TRAIL VALLS D´ANEU (93K/D+7350m)

Ultra Trail Valls d’Aneu has greatly consolidated on a national level after its second edition with nearly 700 participants. The main event was the extremely tough 93k/D+7.350m mountain challenge attempted by 158 seasoned runners and won by world renowned veterans Oscar Perez and Nerea Martinez. In addition, the 44k/D+3.330m Endurance Race, plus the Popular Run […]

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 […]

Spain Ultra Cup 2014 calendar (March to October): Ultra trails at Gran Canaria, Penyagolosa, Pyrenees, Guadarrama & Guara.

  The Spain Ultra Cup has announced its final 2014 series calendar as the national ultra trail circuit of reference, featuring five highly reputed races to enjoy mountain running at its best over the whole country, with the support of the International Trail Running Association ( ITRA ). ___________ . SPAIN ULTRA CUP 2014: FIVE […]

Spain Ultra Cup launched: Four prestigious ultra trails & ITRA.

   The four mountain races that have founded this Spain Ultra Cup are: TNF Transgrancanaria, Penyagolosa Trails, Volta Cerdanya Ultrafons,  and Gran Trail Peñalara. The purpose of the circuit is to offer the best of mountain ultra running to runners, both national and international, allowing them to tailor their choice of races according to their schedule […]