TRANSVULCANIA 2017 – Fancy taking on a real challenge?

By | 17 May, 2017 | 0 comments

Then don’t miss out this year’s Transvulcania in La Palma!  The 74 km ultra-marathon is considered to be the hardest mountain-ultramarathon in the Canary Islands, with a cumulative altitude difference of 8407 meter.

Around 3600 athletes from all over the world are expected to take part at the Transvulcania, which forms part of the Skyrunner World Series, an annual international championship of high altitude endurance races.

The race can be run in the modalities of half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon or Vertical KM. Here’s all the information at a glance:

Ultramarathon (13.05.2017 / 06:00 am – 11:00 pm)
· Route: Ruta del Bastón (Gran Recorrido GR 131) – Camino Real de la Costa (GR 130)
· Starting point: Lighthouse “Faro de Fuencaliente”
· Finish: Plaza de España in Los Llanos de Aridane
· Distance: 74,33 km
· Cumulate elevation gain: 4.350 m
· Cumulate elevation loss: 4.057 m

Marathon (13.05.2017 / 10:00 am – 07:30 pm)
· Route: Ruta del Bastón (Gran Recorrido GR 131)
· Starting point: Refugio de El Pilar (El Paso)
· Finish: Puerto de Tazacorte
· Distance: 45 km.
· Cumulate elevation gain: 1884 m
· Cumulate elevation loss: 3329 m

Half marathon (13.05.2017 / 07:30 am – 02:00 pm)
· Route: Ruta de los Volcanes
· Starting point: Lighthouse “Faro de Fuencaliente”
· Finish: Picnic area Refugio El Pilar (El Paso)
· Distance: 24,28 Km.
· Cumulate elevation gain: 2097 m
· Cumulate elevation loss: 689 m

Vertical KM (11.05.2017 / 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm)
· Route: Ruta del Bastón (Gran Recorrido GR 131)
· Starting point: Puerto de Tazacorte Beach
· Finish: Torre del Time (Tijarafe)
· Distance: 7,6 Km.
· Cumulate elevation gain: 1203 m

Transvulcania Kids-Junior (12.05.2017 / 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm)
Various children races take place at the recreational area El Pilar at El Paso.

If you still don´t have a place to stay during the Transvulcania, take advantage of our Transvulcania Special and save 10% at the 4 star La Palma & Teneguía Princess.

The hotel is located close to the lighthouse of Fuencaliente, the starting point of the marathon.

Just enter the promotional code: TRANSVULCANIA17 in the “Book now” box on our website and get a discount of 10%.

Accept the challenge. The isla bonita awaits you!

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