Transvulcania Terrex 2024 – Ultramarathon La Palma

Transvulcania Half Marathon

24,80 KMS

Start: Fuencaliente Lighthouse
Finish: Refugio de El Pilar

The Transvulcania Half Marathon is not as hard as the Ultramarathon, as it is only 25 km long.

It starts at the Faro de Fuencaliente lighthouse, only an hour and a half after the Ultramarathon. The Half Marathon runs along the emblematic Ruta de los Volcanes to the Recreational Area of ‘Refugio de El Pilar’, but this involves running in the opposite direction to the route, so there is a climb up a ‘Malpaís’ of volcanic lava.

The short version of Transvulcania has 2,097 metres of cumulative positive elevation gain and 689 metres of cumulative negative elevation gain over a distance of 24,80 kilometres.

All of this, passing through several emblematic points such as the place where the inhabitants of the village of Fuencaliente and other parts of the island gather in the early hours of the morning to cheer the runners as they pass through. Another important place is Las Deseadas, one of those places that runners fall in love with for its marvellous views.

Point Type Google Maps Altitude (m) Dist. (km) Dist. inter (km) Elevation gain (m) Start time / Cut Off
Faro de Fuencaliente Start line 8 0 7:30
Los Canarios Aid Station (Liquid) 715 7,4 7,4 700  
Las Deseadas Aid Station (Liquid) 1827 17,0 9,6 1167  
Refugio El Pilar Finish line 1445 24,80 7,7 230 14:00 (closing)
24,8 2097
  • Emergency blanket.
  • Phone with battery.
  • Soft flask or reusable cup.