Located in the stunning surroundings of Tena Valley, the famous Trail Valle de Tena takes place on the steep and technical high-altitude mountains of the Spanish Pyrenees.
With races and distances from 20km to 77km, there is a race to suit your level of fitness and experience in skyrunning. Join Team Arduua for a weekend immersed in the skyrunning culture of Spain with like-minded runners.
The REC 2K (20km, 1250D+), is a good option for you that are not used to very hard mountain races, and a great first step into this fantastic sport.
The REC 4K (43km, 3600D+) , is a super hard and challenging mountain marathon with very steep and long uphills, and technical adrenaline downhills. The highest peak of these races are above 3000 meters of altitude.
The REC 8K (77km, 6800D+) , is an extreme and very challenging ultra-trail race with very steep and long uphills, and technical adrenaline downhills. The highest peak of these races are above 3000 meters of altitude.
Except for the beautiful mountains and challenging race cources, this trip will be an amazing experience, and a memory for life. We will be runners from all over the world, with different backgrounds, and different levels in running. But all with the same value base and interest, sharing the passion for trailrunning. We will stay in a big shared apartment, we will cook our meals together, we will run together, and off course, have a lot of fun together.
The 2022 season race trip in the beginning of September was a great success, and you can read more about it in the blog Team Arduua at Trail Valle de Tena in the Spanish Pyrenees.
We are also arranging a training camp in Tena Valley in June/July, where we are training specifically for these races doing parts of the routes. If you haven’t been to this area before, we recommend you to get some proper technical training, before entering the race.
CAMP VALLE DE TENA – HIGH ALTITUDE
Skyrunning, and the preparations for these challenging races are very different to road running. They require a specific approach to training to be able to overcome the physical, technical and mental elements involved, but they also let you venture into stunning landscapes and experience the adrenaline highs of summit views, rocky ridges and fast descents.
If you need some help with your training, Arduua Coaching is specifically focused in Trailrunning, Skyrunning and Ultra-trail. We build strong, fast, and enduring runners and help them to prepare for race day. By building personal relationships with our runners, we create the individual training you need to ensure that you are 100% ready on the day of the competition.
Team Arduua will share a big appartment, 5 rooms (12 people) in Panticosa very close to the race start and finish.
You will share a room with other runners.
If you are travelling internationally, you fly to Barcelona El Prat (BCN) airport, Spain.
From the airort you book a rental car (about 4 hours drive to Panticosa).
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Accommodation 4 nights at Arduua Appartement, Panticosa, Spain..
Meals All meals are included in the packages (breakfast, lunch packs and dinner).
Races & Race tickets Race tickets are included in the packages. For more info check out the official race site http://www.trailvalledetena.com/.
Activities All the activities are included in the packages.
Race tactics: Race tactics and race go through with Arduua Coach, the day before race.
Flight ticket to Barcelona is NOT included in the package.
Transfer from Airport to Tena and back is NOT included in the package.
In any mountain race in Europe there is always a list of mandatory equiplement that you will bring for your safety. This is the mandatory equipment for this race trip, that is also is valid for most of races in Europe:
1. You will need a doctors signed medical health declaration that shows that you are fully healthy to be able to run Trail Valle de Tena.
2. You would need a valid travel insurance.
In connection with your booking, you pay 20% of the trip.
If you cancel your trip you will NOT get back the 20% that you paid in advance.
At latest one month before the camp, you pay the remaining amount, to secure your place.
If you cancel your trip 3 weeks before departure, 60% of full amount will be refunded.
If you cancel your trip 1 week before departure, 50% of full amount will be refunded.
If you cancel your trip 1 day before departure, 40% of full amount will be refunded.
If we do not believe that you have the physical strength and / or experience required to attend the camp, Arduua reserves the right to cancel your trip. In these cases, the full amount will be refunded.
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Arduua coaching brings a specific approach to training for Skyrunning and trail running. We build strong runners who rise to meet the physical, technical and mental challenges of skyrunning.
A mountain runner with a passion for sport in natural environments Fernando is a personal trainer specialising in Skyrunning & Trail with a focus on preparing trail runners for all distances, from vertical kilometres to mountain ultras and skyraces.
Katinka takes care of the administrative stuff and makes sure your race trip experience will be something to remember!