Transvulcania is a long distance race, considered the hardest mountain-ultramarathon in the Canary Islands and one of the most important in Spain. The total route has a length of 83.3 km (51.8 mi) and a cumulative elevation gain of 4415 meters, and elevation loss of 4110 meters. The race takes place on the island of La Palma since 2009 and with the participation of many international runners.
Starting in El Faro of Fuencaliente (lighthouse on the coast of Fuencaliente) it runs through the long-distance hiking path GR 131 (better known as the Walking Stick, Ruta del Bastón). Afterwards, it goes on through a leg of another long-distance hiking path, the GR 130 (better known as the Coastal Footpath, Camino Real de la Costa) from Puerto de Tazacorte up to the Plaza de España in Los Llanos de Aridane.
Transvulcania is a race of great endurance through the mountain and therefore we recommend a good level of physical fitness.
May 09, 2015