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 the English couple who run Ultra Trail Spain, Sarah and Steve, are both clearly great ultra athletes and adept at the local terrain, they can (and do) tailor your runs to your ability, wishes and goals. Everything about the trip was personalised. Routes were varied and flexible. Mid pack and mid distance runners welcome ! The apartment I stayed in was great with everything you need to feel at home including a generous breakfast starter pack. After the runs we had lovely picnic lunches and for evening meals there are a couple of (cheap!) local bars to dine in within the quaint, sleepy little village, or at your apartment. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending a trip if you want a holiday or hard training session - the area and views are beautiful and Sarah and Steve are fantastic, friendly hosts, full of knowledge on all things running and the local trails. I’d like to go back one day which is testament to how much I enjoyed myself.