Christmas Running Holiday - Runners Getaway

START: Fri 21 December 2018

END: Fri 28 December 2018 (early morning run, then depart Moclin for the Airport approx 9:00am)

LOCATION: Moclín, Granada, Spain.  View map

LEVEL REQUIRED: All abilities welcome

DURATION:   8 days / 7 nights

PRICE: 855 euros per person  Extra nights stay required? Please ask for details.

* Prices per person based on single occupancy. Shared occupancy discount 10% per person.
* Have you stayed with us since 2016? If so you are entitled to a 5% discount off the price. 

Running Holiday Description:

Come and enjoy the festive period with Ultra Trail Spain on our Christmas Running Holiday. During this 7-night break, you'll get to run on sun-drenched trails while experiencing traditional Andalucian festivities in the relaxed mountain-top village of Moclin, Granada.

With runs on quiet unspoilt trails and tracks in the mountains and forests around the village, there will be spectacular views of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada range at every turn.
Christmas is a fantastic time to be out on the trails under a warm winter sun as temperatures hit the low 20s and the olive harvest is in full swing. You'll get to share the festive period with like-minded people running through some epic countryside.

All abilities are catered for with guided and fully-supported runs from 10 to 30km plus each day. There will also be plenty of time to relax and soak up the ambience of Christmas in rural Spain.

What’s included

We pride ourselves on offering you a comprehensive package. Your Christmas running holiday includes: Daily runs of 10 to 30km. You choose how far you run

  • Fully guided and supported runs on a variety of trails
  • Water and seasonal fruit at pre-arranged stops
  • Christmas Eve traditional Andalucian meal
  • Accommodation in spacious apartments
  • Daily laundering of running kit
  • Breakfast starter pack & lunch-time picnic
  • Transfers to and from Granada or Malaga airport
  • Ultra Trail Spain welcome pack.

Itinerary Overview 

21-28 December - Christmas means relaxation and on Ultra Trail Spain's Christmas Running Holiday that's exactly what you'll do. We do all the planning, guiding and supporting as you enjoy running routes of up to 20 miles or so through the mountains, pine forests, and olive groves. Arriving on Friday 21 December you'll enjoy a short welcome run around our mountain-top retreat following your airport pick-up. Longer runs start mid morning the following day. You'll choose to run the full distance, or take a shorter option each day, as we explore the area. We'll do our best to spot the elusive ibex Moclin is famous for, while enjoying running on deserted trails each day. December is also the height of olive picking season and a time when local presses are in full production. We're sure to pay a visit to a neighbouring award-winning olive oil town for you to sample the wares. We'll mark the height of the festive period Andalucian style with a celebratory meal on Christmas Eve, before hitting the trails to run off the excess the following day. With long daylight hours in this part of rural Spain, this is your opportunity for some quality winter mountain training in the sunshine. Alternatively, you can simply kickback and relax for the duration of your stay, leaving on Friday 28 December. If you have any questions about this holiday and to find out if is suitable for you, please get in touch via email, text or Whatsapp.

Running Camp Highlights

  • Christmas Running Holiday
  • Fully guided runs with spectacular views of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada
  • Traditional Andalucian Christmas fare
  • Pristine trails & epic countryside
  • Regular water and refuelling stops

All you have to focus on is running Stay in a mountain-top retreat Explore quiet undiscovered routes.


We use a variety of charmingly appointed and characterful apartments. Situated in refurbished historical buildings and located in the heart of the village, apartments have spectacular views, easy access to trail heads, and are close to local amenities including bars and village shop. You'll be staying in a true Spanish rural retreat.
We take rooms on a multiple occupancy basis, however, there is no additional charge for single occupancy. Please let us know at time of booking.

Accommodation details:

  • Historic building renovated to a high standard
  • Stunning views of the surrounding area
  • Large ensuite apartments, including kitchen area
  • Characterful 18th century building used as mountain light troops garrison during Spanish civil war
  • Outdoor pool (open in summer months) and terrace
  • Wifi in communal areas

Additional Info


Please see the suggested kit list. You can find the link here.


The cuisine of Andalucia is simple and tasty, making use of what is seasonal and locally available. Please advise of any special dietary requirements at time of booking.
Breakfast - You will be provided with a 'breakfast starter pack'. Typical items include: locally baked bread, olive oil, jamon, eggs, yoghurt, seasonal fruit, tea & coffee.

Picnic lunches - Ultra Trail Spain serves picnic style lunches. The meal typically includes: seasonal salad, hot soup (during cooler months), cheese or chorizo and other traditional meats and fruit.

Evening meal - Your evening meal is not included. You should budget around 9 to 15 euros if eating at a local bar or restaurant. You may choose to cook your own in your apartment, where kitchen facilities are available. Typical bar/ restaurant meals include: tortilla, patatas a lo pobre, spicy prawns, pork and garlic, paella.

Non-running companions

Non-running companions are welcome to accompany you. Please contact us and we can advise on the cost of accommodation and breakfast only.

Other info

Flights, travel insurance, evening meal, extra snacks and drinks are not included in the price.

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