The race of races of Transvulcania. The route begins at Faro de Fuencaliente and continues through the “Gran Recorrido” trail GR 131, also known as ‘Ruta del Bastón’, until Puerto de Tazacorte.
From there, it connects with the GR 130, Camino Real de la Costa, until the finish line, located in Plaza de España – Los Llanos de Aridane. With any doubt, Transvulcania is one of the toughest trail running races of the world, with a distance of 74.33 kilometers and 4,350 meters of positive cumulative gain and 4,057 meters of negative cumulative gain.
From its start line,located at sea level, the course climbs to Roque de los Muchachos (2421 m.), the highest point on the Island, then descends to Tazacorte and ends in Los Llanos de Aridane where the finish line is surrounded by an amazing environment with lots of people.
You need to be in excellent physical conditions. So this race requirethe following:
- Runners must be a minimum of 18 years old to participate.
- Runners must prove they have completed any other long-distance mountain race (more than 40 km long) in the previous 18 months to Transvulcania. This requirement must be
justified at the time of registration, otherwise, the inscription won’t be confirmed.