Transvulcania Terrex 2024 – Ultramarathon La Palma

Transvulcania Marathon

43,20 KMS

Start: Refugio de El Pilar
Finish: Puerto de Tazacorte

The route starts in the Recreational Area of ‘Refugio de El Pilar’ (El Paso) at an altitude of 1,450 metres, and continues along the GR 131 – Ruta del Bastón long distance footpath, until it reaches the Puerto de Tazacorte where the race finishes at sea level, next to the beach.

With a total distance of 43,20 km and 1,884 metres of accumulated positive difference in altitude and 3,329 metres of accumulated negative difference in altitude, this type of race requires a special physical condition because the final part of the route descends from the highest point of the island, Roque de Los Muchachos (2,426 m.a.s.l.) to sea level (Puerto de Tazacorte beach), so participants should take this into account in their previous training programmes.

Point Type Google Maps Altitude (m) Dist. (km) Dist. inter (km) Elevation gain (m) Start time / Cut Off
El Pilar Start line 1445 0 6:00 (start with starting boxes)
El Reventón Aid Station (Liquid-Solid) 1415 6,80 6,80 147  
Pico de la Cruz Aid Station (Liquid-Solid) 2293 21,70 14,90 1317  
Roque de Los Muchachos Aid Station (Liquid-Solid) 2417 25,90 4,20 307 13:00 (cut-off)
Torre de El Time Aid Station (Liquid-Solid) 1159 35,90 10,00 86  
Puerto de Tazacorte Finish line 2 43,20 7,2 27 16:00 (closing)
43,20 1884
  • Running vest or belt with water.
  • Headlamp with red light on the back.
  • Emergency blanket.
  • Phone with battery.
  • Soft flask or reusable cup.