Runners' Reviews

Paul Thompson

A superb long weekend of running the Spanish trails around Moclín. We were met by Sarah and Steve in Granada and a short while later were lacing up our trail shoes for a short run around the local area.

We were made to feel very welcome and our accommodation(...)


I am just back from the Christmas running holiday, which was an amazing experience. Sarah and Steve have a vast amount of running experience under their shoes, which reflects the attention to detail they provide in catering to each person's running abilities.(...)


Thankyou Sarah and Steve for an absolute belter of a running holiday. It really was up there as one of my fav running trips 👊

A perfectly planned schedule with some awesome trail runs, home cooked food, airport pick up/drop offs, superb accommodation and in(...)

Bridget & Steph

Just had a fantastic week with them. Their menu of runs was tailored to just what I had asked for but there’s so much more to running with them then just the trails. Sarah & Steve’s knowledge of the area is considerable and Sarah’s wisdom and experience of(...)


Just wanted to let you know the three of us had a great time in your neck of Spain. Great scenery and incredible trails...until the next checkpoint.


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 accommodation in really spacious, traditionally decorated apartments is of a very high standard. The organised(...)

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.

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 sections. Sarah and Steve have a wealth of knowledge about running and the local area, and they are(...)

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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.
Michelle Boisvert

I had such an amazing week of running with Sarah and Steve at Ultra Trail Spain. They tailored each run to my goals and abilities and were super flexible in adjusting depending on how I felt. The apartment was perfection; the village of Moclin is stunning; and(...)

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Thank you for your lovely review, Michelle. It was great to meet you and to run with you. We’re glad that you enjoyed our little piece of Andalucia. We’re humbled by your comments. Hope to see you again too.

Sarah and Steve are fabulous hosts who ensured that our stay was as comfortable as possible. We enjoyed great running and walking routes and took part in a local trail race. Lovely food offered and plenty of nutritional tips / advice for training and racing.(...)

trail running

I had a great week at Sarah’s and Steve’s ultra-trail running centre at Moclin. I was sent a running plan before I left home. Each day runs were structured according to my ability and needs-training for a marathon at the end of Oct. The area is stunning, and(...)

Administrator Answer
Thank you for your review Mags! Good to hear the mojo is back. Keep up the good work. Remember consistency is king. Now go smash that marathon! Good luck!

Have just returned from a great weeks Trail Running in Moclin and the surrounding area.
Everything exceeded my expectations and the hospitality of the hosts Sarah and Steve was top notch. Nothing was too much trouble. The attention to detail from start to(...)

Administrator Answer
It was good to run with you Ian. Thank you for your review. We hope that your training is going well after your break with us.

I did the trail running holiday for a week and can say that pretty much everything was amazing and exceeded my expectations - Sarah and Steve's hospitality, the accomodation, the food (can recommend the picnic lunches!), the landscape and trails, and of course(...)


This was our 4th trip to Moclin for an Ultra Trail Spain holiday and following our ups and downs throughout lockdown we wondered what to expect. Sarah and Steve planned a wonderful week using a mix of new and well-known trails to coax us back to running(...)

Michelle Garcia

I joined Ultra Trail Spain on a trail technique running holiday, and I had a really wonderful time! Sarah and Steve go out of their way to make you comfortable, assess your level of ability and cater the holiday to your needs.

Running is not my first sport,(...)


Sarah and Steve are such great hosts for rural Spain. Moclin and the surrounding hills have some fantastic trails. Sarah and Steve offer the real personal touch to running in rural Spain. Ultra trail Spain running holiday was such a great experience for me!


Booked a week of training with Steve and Sarah for the second time. With each training they have provided a great route and care along the way. Because they run with you, you don't have to think about anything, just put on your shoes and go! Overnight stay was(...)


Just spent a trail running week with the team of Ultra Trail Spain. Would recommend to running, trail or walking lovers - great team, great trails. Thanks for this ideal digital detox week !!!


I had my second break at Ultra Trail Spain this year, having stayed last year for a week also. It was fantastic running the trails with Steve and Sarah who have a thorough knowledge of the area...wildlife, history, culture and running trails! I arrived a little(...)

trail runner

I had a wonderful time spent at Ultra Trail Spain. High points were the beautiful trail runs with the superb views and local wildlife, the kindness and attentiveness of Steve and Sarah and my inspirational fellow guests Mark and Cedric. I think I’ll be a regular guest!

ultra runner

A fabulous 7 day adventure! There were several opportunities to run, hike or walk. Steve and Sarah were amazing hosts with plenty of help and technical assistance on running through the trials of Andulucia.

running trails

I visited in February for a sunny break; with the intention of having a holiday but with an eye on an April marathon.

Through pre-visit communication I explained this and also my ‘experience’, or lack of, on trails and hills.

It’s worth noting that whilst(...)


A friend of mine and I signed up for a hiking vacation with Ultra Trail Spain. Not only were the trails fantastic and different every single day, but our hosts Steve and Sarah also shared the history of the area, gave us good eating and hiking/running advice,(...)

group running holiday

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 running holiday, just do it... Sarah and Steve can’t do enough for you!

erip running

Ultra trail Spain is fantastic! It was an amazing experience. For me it was my first time running trail but definitely not my last time. I ended up at Ultra Trail Spain through a friend. She had already run with them and was very satisfied. Sarah and Steve are(...)


Training for Isle of Wight Marathon. An absolutely 5 star experience. Steve and Sarah’s organisation was exceptional – all the logistics were taken care of so I was able to relax and focus on each run and enjoy the spectacular scenery that the area has to(...)


Training for Transvulcania Ultramarathon What a super 5 days! 65 miles of great routes, climbing and views. Many thanks Sarah and Steve for a great time. Nothing was too much trouble and we even managed get Steve watching the football in the evening. Top(...)


Training for Lakeland Trail / Ultimate Trails 55km Ultra Race. My partner and I decided to spend a week with Ultra Trail Spain after signing up for July's Lakeland 55 Ultra, woefully under prepared and never having run more than a road marathon. We are both(...)


Very nice experience.
Sarah and Steve were very professional and insightful on the trails, and friendly and helpful before and after the runs.
Moclin is great for sport and relax, but the beautiful city of Granada is also very close.
I really enjoyed it!

running hills

I stayed with Steve & Sarah for 5 days to help me with my first ultramarathon prep and it was such a great trip. The runs they had planned for me we’re just what I needed and it’s clear to see they have a wealth of running knowledge between them which is so re(...)


Great week, I set some tough goals and you got me there, 160k of hills, trails, some flats and a half marathon as a starter. A special thanks for looking after all the details so the only focus was on the running...I will be back!
5 stars


Had a fantastic few days - running was stunning and perfect hospitality - thoroughly recommend a trip to Moclín
5 stars

trail hiking

We participated in The Christmas Trail Running Holiday-- a wonderful week of learning to run on beautiful and sometimes challenging mountain trails. I learned a great deal from our expert hosts, Steve and Sarah! We also had a great time learning about and(...)


This hiking holiday was fantastic. Steve and Sarah are great hosts and very helpful coaches on fitness and nutrition. They were flexible and accommodating in every possible way and made this trip full of fun and adventure everyday. I highly recommend this(...)

running holiday

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 made this running holiday a trip to remember. Every detail was thought out and taken care of from the(...)


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 year with my running buddies Anne, Cath, Stacey and Jenny 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️


Just spent the last 4 days with Sarah and Steve at Casa la Cabra, Moclin. Everything was fabulous, from the warm, friendly welcome to the well equipped and extremely comfortable apartment. The bespoke running programme was superb with lots of advice on(...)


There are no better hosts to be had! Sarah & Steve made this the absolute most fun running vacation. The town of Moclin & surrounding areas are gorgeous, and the food, wine & company are unparalleled! We'll be back!


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 you are ever in the Boston or DC area. See you out on the trails. Happy New Year!


I just spent the last week with Sarah and Steve in beautiful Moclin, Spain. Sarah and Steve are some of the nicest, most accommodating people I have ever met. They were wonderful hosts and really taught my a lot about running, Spain and everything in between.(...)


Just come back from a 5 day holiday with Sarah and Steve and spent most of the morning telling my friends at the local running club about it (Direct flight needed from Basel to Granda - please easyjet). As I expected before I went the trails were amazing and(...)


I had a great running holiday with Ultra Trail Spain. It was so nice to escape from the rainy and windy weather and run in the sun instead and enjoy the beautiful scenery in Andalusia. Sarah and Steve are great hosts and offer a very complete running holiday.(...)


Had a fantastic 6 days on a ultra running training camp with Sarah and Steve. They put together a course just for my partner and I, with a well thought out itinerary, which covered our differing abilities. Ran great trails in a beautiful area, but also learnt(...)


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


I've had a fantastic 5 day trip, Sarah and Steve are great company very knowledgeable about the local area & have given some great running advice which will help me in The Berlin Marathon.
Accommodation was also excellent. What are you waiting for book yourself a trip?!


Just had fantastic week with Steve and Sarah in Andalucia. I had a perfectly tailored program that pushed me hard but was exactly what I wanted. They both ran with me each day and organised everything down to the last detail. The accommodation was perfect -(...)


Great trails, perfectly planned routes, splendid views and last but not least great stay with Sarah & Steve 🙂


Just back from a fun few days with Sarah and Steve. From first contact I was impressed with the kind of trip they were offering, and the speedy response to any queries I had. I received a detailed itinerary a couple of weeks ahead of travelling, all personally(...)


If you like running and/or hiking in beautiful countryside with hosts that can tailor your trip to your abilities, this is the company to use. I love to hike and run and being able to combine the two has opened my eyes to new adventures. I signed up for a(...)


I took a short break with Ultra Trail Spain a fantastic way for individuals or groups to experience the Spanish culture and reach new heights (and distances) they I never thought possible. Its five, six, seven or eight day packages can be tailored to group’s or(...)


A fantastic training break Sarah and Steve organised a tailor made experience from running routes, logistics, food and knowledge in a stunning location.


Training for Hardmoors & Transvulcania Ultramarathon. A fantastic training break Sarah and Steve organised a tailor made experience from running routes, logistics, food and knowledge in a stunning location.


A fabulous introduction to ultra trail running in beautiful surroundings that Sarah and Steve tailor made for the race I am doing plus my ability at the time. Great tips throughout the day while running and great support with delicious healthy lunches as well!(...)


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 ultramarathoner looking for some serious training, or, like us, a group of friends who enjoy running the(...)


Thanks for a fabulous week of superb, quiet trails, varying from rolling tracks to lovely narrow, steep, trails. Great food, accommodation and organisation, really detailed knowledge of the area, its history and wildlife, plus real friendliness and enthusiasm from Sarah and Steve.


It was such a brilliant and gorgeous experience! The town was so perfect and the tapas were delicious! The accommodations were fantastic and the runs were out of this world! Sarah and Steve were so friendly, helpful, and just plain cool! I would recommend(...)


An incredible experience. Steve and Sarah are very friendly, pleasant and welcoming people. You feel at home immediately. The trails are very beautiful and challenging. They take your goals and your experience into account and drive you a little out of your(...)


I have just spent an amazing week with Sarah and Steve running the beautiful trails around the lovely village of Moclin. Everything about the week was excellent - the trails, the accommodation, the weather (I was escaping the grey and cold of English winter),(...)


Just returned home from the beautiful hidden gem that is Moclin. The impressive views and delicious food was only outdone by Steve & Sarah's warmth and friendliness. A superb few days of challenging running through incredible scenery. Highly recommended


We had a short, but fantastic stay with Sarah and Steve. Great location with beautiful views, fabulous trails and professional guidance. We clocked up more km than we thought we could achieve and were well looked after both on and off the trail. We highly(...)


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(...)


Myself and four of my running club friends have just come back from the 3 day Grand Tour point-to-point holiday. I had a great time. Sarah and Steve looked after every part of the holiday, and I didn't have to think at all. We had swift replies to emails where(...)


Had a great week in Moclin on excellent and varied trails. Schedule was well prepared with lots of great feedback and advise!


What a fantastic way to spend the Christmas Holiday. Sarah and Steve went above and beyond in every manner possible. The running routes were challenging, but doable with the coaching and encouragement of Sarah, Steve, and all of the other wonderful runners. (...)


I was very impressed with the thought and detail that Steve and Sarah provided in the itinerary before and during the holiday. They were also flexible during the vacation, realizing that not everyone is at the same level of fitness and/or ability. A phenomenal experience! Highly recommended!


Training for Two Oceans Marathon 56km ultra. This was more than a running holiday and a race preparation, it was a novel, exhausting and refreshing experience. My expectations on arrival were high, the trip surpassed them considerably. Main credit go to Sarah(...)


Just returned from an excellent week of mountain running superbly served to us by Ultra Trail Spain. Sarah and Steve provided fabulous running routes through olive groves, pine forest and indigenous holm oak vegetation. Our rehydration and refuel needs were(...)


I have spent one week with Sarah & Steve to training myself for ultra race. They experience, professional approach and knowledge in an ultra running is second to none, can be aspired to called and awarded: Spanish UltraRunners School. During my weekly training(...)


Brilliant few days with Sarah and Steve. Very friendly and knowledgeable and they were quite happy to run at my snail like pace. Lovely trails especially the first day up the mountain to the observatory.
We hope to be back again next year and for a little longer next time.


I have just spent a wonderful few days with Sarah & Steve, running the trails around Moclín (the scenery is breathtaking). They are great hosts, and I can thoroughly recommend a running / walking holiday with them. Their attention to detail and knowledge of the area is second to none.