Sarah and Steve tailor made a trip based on the race I am training for - simulating the same format, with a strong focus on my individual needs and goals. That is something that few companies offer and is a particularly strong core mandate of Ultra Trail Spain. I've done ALOT of running holidays and have particularly high expectations. This holiday exceeded my expectations, which is no mean feat. Their wealth of experience was invaluable. The organisation impeccable. A support van filled with nutritional goodies followed us round the beautiful Spanish mountains and the picnic lunches were more than delicious - they were nutritionally spot on with different food groups depending on sex, distance travelled and elevation climbed. Staying in an apartment was another big plus - I could cook or eat out in the village...a supermarket trip was (obviously!) included in my itinerary. This company is simply heads and shoulders above the rest when it comes to running holidays.
Ultra Trail Spain creates bespoke trail running and walking holidays in and around the town of Moclín, Andalucia, in the mountains of southern Spain. We live in Spain all-year round, and when we're not running with guests we're out discovering and mapping miles of new undiscovered tracks and trails. We specialize in putting together running holiday adventures for individuals & small groups. We also offer specific performance running camps, tailored and coached under different themes to help you in your own targeted training. We can also help you to improve your race performance with personalized coaching. Our holidays are open to all but individually designed for you, helping you to get the most out of this diverse and beautiful part of Spain.
Our running holidays – 5, 6, 7, or 8 day packages – are designed with you in mind. We’ll get to know you before putting together a bespoke running package based on how much, or little, you want to run each day. Yes, you’ll undoubtedly get a training benefit, but you don't have to run 24/7 on your holiday, unless you want to. We help you create your own adventure in the mountains around our rural retreat. We run on undiscovered terrain. Run off the beaten track on a variety of quiet, hidden trails. We’ll often take the pace a little slower, stopping regularly and getting to know the area if you wish. Alternatively, you may be ready to build hard miles and embark on some challenging running sessions. Either way, we can design the running holiday to suit you. Whether you fancy the opportunity of relaxing and enjoying the mountain scenery, overlooking Granada or if you prefer a testing running holiday, we have the package to meet your needs.
Got a specific goal race coming up? Want to improve your endurance, speed or general fitness? Yes, then take a look at our performance training camps. Designed by our in-house professional trainer, the camps provide condensed race preparation using specific training methods in a beautiful mountain location at altitude. Running on the local trails, tracks and quiet roads, depending on the type of camp you’re attending, you’ll find the motivation, direction and focus you need to achieve your running goals. Running camps also include take-away information, topic discussions, and tailored strength and conditioning ideas. Ultra Trail Spain can help you to prepare for marathons, ultras, mountain races, multi-day events and desert races. We can seriously help you to improve your race performance.
Moclín is a traditional Andalusian town and an absolute paradise for hiking and trail running holidays. We run through rocky gorges, mountains, and on endless tracks through olive groves. The surrounding roads are quiet. The town sits at an altitude of just over 1,000m, on the road between Granada and Alcalá la Real, in neighbouring Jaén province. Surrounded by stunning views towards Granada and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the epic landscape provides an amazing contrast between mountain, desert-like scrub and pine woodland.