Spend an incredible week trail running on some of the most amazing trails and mountain routes on the Costa Blanca; culminating with a start line place at the 2020 Costa Blanca Trails Race
Our CBT2020 trail running adventure has been organised by trail runners for trail runners. We have painstakingly gone over every single detail with a fine toothcomb to make sure you have the most incredible time and leave with some amazing memories that you'll keep for a lifetime.
Entry for the 2020 Costa Blanca Trails 46KM Race
3 Guided runs prior to the race with expert guides
Full board accommodation in the 4 start beachfront Hotel Allon in La Vila Joiosa
Transport to and from runs if required
Activity Insurance, although we do recommend getting your own adventure travel insurance for race day
Photos/ Videos of your days in the mountains
Incredible memories made with incredible like-minded people
The Itinerary is designed to gently ease you in to the terrain that we have here on the Costa Blanca and gradually prepare you for the Costa Blanca Trails Race on the Saturday. We'll have a few gentle runs during the week, a bit of yoga and plenty of down time to recharge your batteries ready for the race.
Day 1(Monday) - You'll be met at Alicante airport at a predesignated time and then head to our base-camp for the week. The journey to the hotel will take approximately an hour and when we arrive you have a bit of time to settle into your accommodation and put your feet up or perhaps you'd prefer to wander through the historic town on beachfront of La Vila Joiosa.
On the first evening you’ll meet up with your fellow runners and guides again so that we can brief everyone on the routes that we're going to run during the week, weather conditions and requirements for the following few days.
Day 2 (Tuesday) - After breakfast and a final kit check we will head off to hit the trails. Our introductory run will be a circular route around the mighty Puig Campana or Bell Peak. The run will take us from Font del Moli in the town of Finestrat to Coll de Pouett which is roughly half way. From Coll de Pouett we;ll then we'll drop back down to Font del Moli via some incredible single tracks, an ample amount technical terrain and break-taking scenery. In total we'll cover around 13Km and 650M of positive elevation; there will be plenty of time to stop and take photos and time to have a few stacks to refuel - Expected time on trails: 4-5 hours.
Day 3 (Wednesday) - We'll head off about 10am to a little picnic area at the Pantano just outside la Vila Joiosa where we will start our run. Well cover about 18Km today with approximately 450M of positive elevation. The run will take us along the incredible Coll de Serrella to El Cantal de la Mola which is a small rock that rises splendidly among the pine forest that covers the shady Barranc de la Mola. At a height of 495 meters above sea level, it is the second highest peak in the Sierra del Cantal. Expected time on trails: 4-5 hours.
Day 4 (Thursday) - Rest and Relax! The day is all yours to do what you wish; we can off course make some suggestions if you're looking to get out of La Vila. Alicante City is well worth a visit and just one hour away on the tram. alternatively you could spend the day relaxing around the pool and lying on the beach.
Day 5 (Friday)- Final preparations for race day! We'll start the day with a hearty breakfast and a little later we'll have a gentle run just to keep the legs moving. After our run we'll have a yoga/ stretching session with some mindful meditation to enable to to clear your minds and think about your race day strategy. After lunch we will have a quick briefing to talk about the plans for race day and then the day is yours to do as you please; carbohydrate loading, pack your race vest, sleep or even go for a cheeky beer.
Day 6 (Saturday)- Race Day! Departure from Plaza de Europa de Finestrat, at 7:30 a.m. The mountain marathon with an added bonus, which is the summit; the Puig Campana via the vertical kilometer! In addition, you will circumnavigate the mightily impressive walls of Monte Ponoig and you'll run through places that will take your breath away, such as the impressive Racó de les Tovaines, Port de l´Arch and El Goleró.
After the race you'll be treated to a typical Spanish post race fiesta where you can enjoy local cuisine and the odd cerveza or two!
Day 7 (Sunday) - Breakfast and final reflections on an incredible week of trail running on the Costa Blanca. After breakfast we'll gather our bags from the room and head to airpoirt
1 week half board staying at the 4 star Allon Hotel will cost 1145 euros based on a couple sharing 1 week full board staying at the 4 star Allon Hotel will cost 1295 euros based on a couple sharing 1 week half board staying at the 4 star Allon Hotel will cost 845 euros based on single room occupancy 1 week full board staying at the 4 star Allon Hotel will cost 1045 euros based on a single room occupancy