Orchid Discovery Running Holiday

20 - 25 April 2023

Fully Guided
(100% supported by crew)

Orchid Discovery Running Holiday Highlights

  • Fully guided trail running holiday
  • View wild orchids in their natural habitat
  • Easy pace running/ hiking
  • Stay in white-washed Spanish village
  • Pristine trails & epic countryside
  • Regular water and refuelling stops

Discover a variety of the 12 orchid species in the area.

Opportunity to spend time enjoying the orchids

No one gets left behind

Plenty of photo opportunities

Go off the beaten track on little explored trails

Orchid Discovery Running Holiday description

Spring is an extra special time of the year in Andalucia! The mountains come alive with the colours of wildflowers, and the sounds of native and migratory birds competing for notice. Amongst the rock roses, grape hyacinths and daises, the mountain trails and dirt tracks are dotted with delicate enclaves of colourful orchids - something which Ultra Trail Spain’s Sarah is fascinated by.

Join her on this discovery running holiday, seeking out the most beautiful, and often rare, orchids Granada province has to offer. Over the years, Sarah has built up an extensive working knowledge of when and where the best orchid colonies are to be found, but of course there are always a few surprises and new species along the way.

We’ll cover 16-20 kilometers each day, over mountain trail, pine woodland and olive groves, at an easy pace with a mixture of running and hiking, discovering the most beautiful delicate orchids as we go.

This running holiday is perfect for those who want to cover distances at a steady pace while enjoying the majestic scenery. It is not a dedicated training holiday.

(Exact routes dependent on orchid locations and will be confirmed closer to event. As all botanists know; orchids are a fickle species and very sensitive to environmental changes.)

Orchid Discovery Running Holiday Details

We pride ourselves on offering you a comprehensive running package. Your trail running holiday includes: Guided run/ hikes of up to 20km with the option to retire at the pre-arranged stops.

Included

  • Fully-guided routes with stops to view orchids
  • Water and seasonal fruit at pre-arranged stops
  • 5 x nights shared accommodation
  • Transfer to/from Granada airport/ bus station
  • Ultra Trail Spain t-shirt & buff
  • Breakfast Starter Pack
  • Evening Hot Pot and Desserts

Not Included

  • Daytime lunch at local bars (4 days). Please budget approx 15 euros per lunch.
  • Additional snacks/drinks
  • Additional spending money
  • Personal travel and health insurance (required)
  • Extra sports nutrition, for example gels and energy bars
  • Flight Tickets

ESSENTIAL TIMINGS

(Pick-up / drop-off: Granada Airport and Granada Bus Station)

Arrival Date: 20 April 2023

Departure Date: 25 April 2023

Orchid Discovery Running Holiday schedule

Note: Due to the sensitivity and protected nature of orchids; exact routes will only be shared with participants on arrival.

DAY 1 - Arrival Day

  • Pick-up from Granada Airport / Bus Station
  • Stop off at a small supermarket on the way back so you can buy any necessary supplies / treats etc.
  • Short welcome run / hike to see orchids in local area to Moclin

Day 2 - Run / Hike / Explore

  • Route - 20km route leaving from Puerto Lope
  • Lunch – local bar
  • Evening Hot Pot – served at your accommodation

Day 3 - Run / Hike / Explore

  • Route - 16km route in Olivares area
  • Lunch – local bar
  • Evening Hot Pot – served at your accommodation
CHRISTMAS RUNNING HOLIDAY

Day 4 - Run / Hike / Explore

  • Route – 16km route in Limones area
  • Lunch – local bar
  • Evening Hot Pot – served at your accommodation
Running Adventure Holiday

Day 5 - Run / Hike / Explore

  • Route – 20km route in Olivares area
  • Lunch – local bar
  • Evening Hot Pot – served at your accommodation
TRAIL RUNNING HOLIDAY

Day 6 - Departure Day

EVENING MEALS

Hot Pot (included)

After a day on the trails, you'll refuel with hearty, slow-cooked, hot-pots served at your accommodation. Meals are vegetarian, all include a source of protein, with recipes including butternut squash curry, chili, and mushroom barley stew; all topped off with dessert.

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Orchid Discovery Running Holiday

20 - 25 April 2023

ORCHID Running Adventure!

Accommodation

You will stay in our own Casa la Cabra apartments on a shared basis.

Each of the two heated apartments has a fully-equipped kitchen, seating area, bathroom, and outside patio.

There’s plenty of space to relax for when you’re not running!

The WiFi signal is good throughout.

What our running guests say...

Becky

I have just got back from the Christmas Running Holiday organised by Sarah and Steve. Wow! It was absolutely incredible. The location is idyllic and (...)

Administrator Answer
We look forward to welcoming you back soon, Becky! It was great running with you and sharing a little bit of the Andalucian trail magic with you. Thank you for your review.
Kate

I've just returned from a Christmas running holiday with Sarah and Steve. It was fabulous. A lovely variety of routes with a mixture of led and self-guided (...)

Administrator Answer
Thank you for your lovely review, Kate. We're glad that you enjoyed your time running with us. We look forward to hearing how your ultra endeavours progress.
Scott

Awesome: Experience, Guides, Trails Information and tips, Views, Weather, Accommodation, Food. I can’t fault a single thing, if you are thinking about a trail (...)

Karen

Great trail runs, beautiful scenery, was looked after from start to finish by Sarah and Steve 👍 would totally recommend and will hopefully return again next (...)

Laurel

What an amazing trip! The rainy weather was the only slight disappointment of this runcation and even the rain was worked around for runs. Steve and Sarah (...)

Ineke

I had a great week! Beautiful running trails, good apartment and very well organized. Thanks a lot, Sarah and Steve!

Johnny

Thank you, Steve and Sarah for another great Christmas Holiday. I always have such a good time. Thank you all- really enjoyed meeting everyone. Let me know if (...)

Claire

I had a fantastic time. Thanks to Sarah and Steve for all the personal, individual touches that made this such an enjoyable experience. Whether you are an (...)

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