It is hard to believe how much the landscape and culture can change in 140km.
Our run from the North side of the Pyrenees in French Catalonia to the Catalan Mediterranean in Spain is a trip into Narnia.
7 days running by the mediaterranean
Trail doesn’t just meet these lofty desires-it surpasses them on every level. Maybe it was the peeding through ancient towns and olive groves, dining at Michelin-starred restaurants or falling asleep silly exhausted in a bed overlooking the sea-and dreaming of repeating it all again the next day? Whatever reason, head to northeastern Spain and tap into the Mediterranean way of life.. ” Women’s Running Magazine.
We start about 60km north from the French Spanish border toward the Canigo Mountain, traversing the Pyrennes into the Mediterranean Sea.
7 days – 7 nights
04 – 11 JUNE
2 – Since 2019
The cost includes all accommodation, all transfers (not from airport to hotel or hotel airport) , breakfast, dinners, GPS and tracking devices, local guides and daily luggagge transportation.
It does not include personal travel insurance, lunches and tips for the guides. It also does not include any entrance fees to any optional sites or attractions. We strongly recommend you carry a credit card in case of personal emergency.
Mediterranean cuisine is known for being the most healthy diet in the world. From fresh meat to fresh fish, pasta, plenty of olive oil an good wines.
If you know there are plenty of foods you cannot eat you may wish to bring extra snacks from home so you can top up your energy supply. Being vegetarian, vegan or having other dietary requirements is not usually a problem as far as you let us know well in advance. You are welcome to bring your own energetics bars if you are used to them or feel you would need them.
Your luggage has to be moved every day in the van. Once in the hotel you will need to move it to your room, as the hotel we use are very little, they normally don’t have a lift but stairs. Please be aware of that. Also, space is in the van is limited so we say maximum 1 suitcase/backpack per runner. In case you keep travelling after the adventure and you need to bring more luggage, let us know and we can keep it during the week. You should also bring a small camel bag with you every day to place your water, mobile phone, sun cream or whatever you think you will need while running.
We love little places run by locals, that’s the only type of accommodation we use together with homemade food will make you feel like home.
Yes, our prices are based in double – triple occupancy room. In case of singles, there’s a 50 euros/night supplement.
When we opened the route, if we had something in mind, that was avoiding pavement as much as possible. We are proud to say 98% of the terrain you will run is trails.
Normal running gear, depending on the time of the weather, summer gear or warmer. Please pack sunblock, especially in May, June and September. Once in destination every day, you don’t need any fancy clothes at all! flip flops, shorts and t-shirts will make it. Don’t forget the swimming costume, sunglasses if you need them and your camelback.
There won’t be laundry service for the 7 days.
Everyone should have some blister plasters and little first aid kit to help you with any problem in the hotel.
We have breakfast in the morning and the next time we eat is for lunch when the running is finished. Some runners need to eat while running, if that’s your case, please bring your own energetic bars, nuts, pocket money or whatever you think you may need.
It much depends on the month, should be nice and sunny most of the time. You can always check it out before arriving.
This is a running adventure, so we need you to be a runner. Not a super runner but one who has maybe run a half marathon or go for a ling runs twice or three times per week.
Again and again we remind you this is not a race.
In la Costa Brava, as a very safety zone, we tend runners to run at their own pace. That’s why if we have different levels in the same group, then we provide GPS to those fasters or slowers.
Yes, early in the morning, that’s why we strongly recommend sleeping the night before in Girona. Those runners who decide to arrive the same morning should know that departing time is what is and we can not have another group of people waiting for those who have not arrive for any delay on trains, traffic or whatever.
We encourage you to tip your guides if you feel you have received excellent service and have had an enjoyable trip.
The official currency in Catalonia is euros.
Dollars are not accepted in the country. We recommend you to have cash in euros for your little drinks when we stop while running. Try to exchange them in the airpot, thats the easiest way. Aside from lunches, there are no required additional expenses for this trip, but you might like to take cash for such things as souvenir shopping or nightlife. Credit cards are accepted almost in everywhere and ATM’s will be at your disposal in Girona.
A valid passport is essential; it should be valid for at least six months after return from Spain. There’s is currently no visa requirement for USA or European citizens.
Citizens from other countries could require a visa. For more information, please contact your local embassy or passport office.
We only need you to have had a Tetanus injection in the last ten years.
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