Join Running Adventures for an amazing trail running weekend on the stunning volcanic island of Lanzarote.
For this trail running weekend, we will be staying in spacious villas and apartments at the Jardines del Sol By Diamond Resorts. Our weekend will begin with a short run around the local area, with maybe a cheeky beer stop or a dip in the sea towards the end if we fancy.
Day 2 will see things getting a bit more serious, this day is all about volcanoes! We will take a very short mini bus ride to Uga, where we will begin a run like no other! First, we will make our way through the wineries of La Garia, where they use unique techniques to grow grapes in the rich volcanic soil. We will then begin our hike/run up Montana de Guardalima, one of the highest volcanoes on the island. From here we head north, visiting numerous volcanoes along the way. Eventually we will arrive at the small village of Mancha Blanca, once here, we continue on our final climb up the incredible volcano of Caldera Blanca, it has an impressive crater, 1,200 metres in diameter. Once back down, we will take another short mini bus ride back to the accommodation.
Day 3 will see us running straight from our accommodation, into the Los Ajaches National Park. We will run/hike/scramble our way up to the impressive 562m summit of Hacha Grande, offering stunning views across the coast and the west of the island. This section is technical and involves some basic scrambling, it's a lot of fun, we will take our time and your guides will support you the whole way. From here we are (almost) downhill the whole way home as we enjoy stunning trails and tracks along the coast before arriving at the Marina Rubicon after approx after 23km (14 miles). Once here, you can choose to chill in the marina and make your own way back along the coast or continue with the group back to the hotel.
There will also be plenty of time to relax, explore and enjoy the villa facilities.
Throughout the weekend, there will be plenty of opportunities to question your host, Matt Buck, about all things trail running. Matt will give you trail running technique guidance, help with fuelling, pacing and so much more. This is your chance to learn everything there is to know about running trails.
You will need a good level of fitness to enjoy this weekend, however, we will take our time and go at a social pace, taking lots of breaks to enjoy the views, take photos and catch a moment to recover. This weekend will combine epic trail running with time spent enjoying the company of fellow runners.
Single in twin shared room - £399 (Double bed rooms available upon request)
Non refundable deposit of £100 required upon registration. (deducted from balance, full balance due 10 weeks before the event)
Thursday Group transfer from Lanzarote Airport. Check in to Jardines del Sol. Short run exploring the local surroundings. Dinner and drinks. (not included)
Friday Transfer to Uga. 25km/16 miles volcano run from Uga to Caldera Blanca. Free time in the afternoon. Dinner and drinks. (not included)
Saturday 23km/14 miles trail run into the Los Ajaches National Park, finishing in the marina for lunch (option to run, walk, bus, taxi, scooter the remaining 2.5 miles back to the hotel at your own leisure, maybe via the beach?). Free time in the afternoon. Dinner and drinks. (not included)
Sunday Relax in the morning. Group transfer back to Lanzarote Airport.
Please note. Itinerary subject to last minute changes without warning.
All runs are guided by me, a Salomon sponsored ultra runner and coach. We will run at a social pace and walk the hills if we have to. This is not a race! We will stay as a group so if you are a faster runner, please expect to run slower than you would normally. Previous trail running experience is not necessary. The terrain will be hilly with some fun and technical sections. The views will be incredible.
Important: You should be able to cover the distances (on UK trails) at a pace of at least 10-11 min/miles to enjoy this event.
Included Group transfer from Lanzarote airport on Thursday at 11:00am (TBC). Transfers to/from all runs. Group transfer to Arrecife airport on Sunday, arriving at airport at 3:30pm (TBC). Accommodation in Villa or Apartment. Guided trail runs by fully qualified running coach. Coaching advice and guidance throughout the weekend. Complimentary training plan. Video and photos.
Not Included Flights to/from Lanzarote. Additional drinks and snacks. All meals.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.