Transvulcania Terrex 2024 – Ultramarathon La Palma


The public will once again be able to access the mythical points of the Transvulcania adidas TERREX

400 parking spaces will be made available so that spectators can go to the start of the Ultramarathon and the Half Marathon in El Faro

One of the main objectives of the Organization was to meet this popular demand and to facilitate again the access of the public to places that until now had been forbidden, such as El Faro de Fuencaliente, or to retake again the access to El Refugio de El Pilar as in previous editions. In this way, for this edition, spectators will once again be allowed access in their vehicles to these mythical points of the race.

The Faro de Fuencaliente lighthouse will only be accessible via the Las Indias road (LP-209), with a checkpoint located at the height of the hotel facility (LP-207), where drivers will be informed that, if they pass this point, they will have to wait until after the start of the Half Marathon to be able to leave the place, going up only in the direction of Las Caletas (LP-207).

The left lane of this road, the LP-207, in the section between Playa de Echentive and the access junction to the lighthouse, will be made available for parking in its left lane. There will be State Security Forces and staff on site guiding drivers at all times to indicate where each vehicle should park so as not to block access to the area. Vehicles will park in order of arrival and the public, who will walk from their vehicles to the starting area at El Faro, must wear reflective waistcoats or luminous devices.

On the other side, the descent to El Faro via Las Caletas (LP-207) will be closed and can only be used by the buses that facilitate the transfer of runners. In this way, for the first time, a parking area of up to 400 vehicles will be available for the public wishing to watch the start of the Ultramarathon and Half Marathon in El Faro. It is recommended to go well in advance, bearing in mind that the start of the Ultramarathon is at 6:00 a.m. and that a large number of people are expected at this point.

The Refugio El Pilar will also be accessible to spectators again. In this case, access in private vehicles will only be possible via San Isidro (LP-301), on the eastern side of the island. On the way up from El Paso (western area), it will only be possible to get on the shuttle buses provided by the organisation for the public, which will leave from the Caldera de Taburiente Visitor Centre, from the Las Piedras bus stop, from 4:30 to 13:30 hours. Therefore, if you want to access this point with your private car, you will have to do so exclusively by the San Isidro ascent (LP-301), where there will also be parking spaces in the area known as Hoya del Rehielo. However, all vehicles using this road will have to turn back along the same route, as there will be no possibility of crossing into the Aridane Valley for the duration of the restrictions.

At the access to Los Canarios there will be intermittent closures to facilitate the passage of runners between 6:30 and 9:30. The points affected are the junction at the entrance to the Fuencaliente Volcanoes Visitor Centre (above Bodegas Carballo) and the junction of the LP-2 main road, at the height of Bar Parada, where the road will be completely closed. The LP-2 road will also be closed, from the intersection of the LP-2 with the LP-209, to the LP-2 with the intersection with Calle Venezuela and Calle José Pons.

As for the access to the Roque de Los Muchachos, there will be a traffic cut-off at the entrance to the GTC (Gran Telescopio Canarias), which is approximately one kilometre from the refreshment point. No unauthorised cars will be allowed to pass this point, so the left-hand lane will be made available for use as a car park. From the telescope car park there will be shuttles that will be running continuously to access the refreshment area at this point.

In Los Llanos de Aridane, due to the massive influx of people, the following roads will be closed in this urban area: Avenida Doctor Fleming, Calle Ángel, Calle Fernández Taño and Avenida Enrique Mederos (from the Municipal Market to Avenida Doctor Fleming).