Transvulcania La Palma


Welcome to our Transvulcania La Palma page!

This means you are either curious as to what the Transvulcania actually is or ... you are one crazy runner!
So to cover all bases, just what is it all about?
The Transvulcania is an Ultramarathon of 74.33km which is not only an incredible distance but also involves running at altitude (hence 'Sky Running') and over coarse terrain. For normal people, it is a pretty tough 3/4 day trek. Needles to say that to run it in a day, it doesn't come much harder.
The course covers the GR131 El Bastón starting at the Fuencaliente lighthouse in the extreme south of La Palma, up and along the Volcano Route, on to the Roque de Muchachos and then descending down to the Puerto de Tazacorte before a final ascent up to Los Llanos and the finishing line. 
The Transvulcania Ultramarathon is sponsored by Naviera Armas and is one of the Salomon Sky Runner World Series. Below is the course profile along with photos and more details: 

Transvulcania profile

The Transvulcania only started in 2009 but already it has been voted by competitors as one of the top races in the whole of Spain.
And not only is there the Transvulcania Ultramarathon itself, but there are other races too!
Race name Distance Ascents  Descents  Start - Finish
Ultramarathon 74.3km  4.415m 4.110m  Starts Fuencaliente lighthouse - GR131 - Tazacorte - finishes Los Llanos
Marathon 41.7km  3.433m  1.990m  Starts Fuencaliente lighthouse - GR131 - finishes El Pilar via Mazo loop
Half marathon 26.8km  2.180m  730m  Starts Fuencaliente lighthouse - GR131 -finishes El Pilar
Junior half marathon (16-17 years) 26.8km  2.180m  730m  as above
Vertical kilometer (200 places) 6.6km  1.160m    Starts Puerto de Tazacorte - GR131 - finishes El Time turret
Senderistas (hikers/walkers) approx 16km      Starts El Pilar - finishes Los Llanos
Various fun runs        

Huge thanks to the organisors - the Cabildo de La Palma. So if you are not competing, then please do support those who are! Are you interested in past Transvulcania results? Know I am! Here they are:

2017 Transvulcania Ultramarathon Men’s Results

  1. Tim Freriks — 7:02:03 (post-race interview)
  2. Ludovic Pommeret (Hoka One One) — 7:18:15
  3. Zaid Ait Malek (BUFF) — 7:26:31 (post-race interview)
  4. Nicolas Martin (Hoka One One) — 7:28:08 (pre-race interview)
  5. Daniel Jung (SCARPA) — 7:35:05
  6. Hector Haines (SCOTT) — 7:36:12
  7. Xavier Thevenard (Asics) — 7:39:07
  8. Dmitry Mityaev (adidas) — 7:40:29
  9. Jason Schlarb (Altra) — 7:40:51
  10. Manuel Anguita — 7:46:29

2017 Transvulcania Women’s Results

  1. Ida Nilsson (Salomon) — 8:04:17 (pre-race and post-race interviews)
  2. Anne Lise Rousset (Oxsitis) — 8:32:15
  3. Hillary Allen (The North Face) — 8:38:46 (pre-race and post-race interviews)
  4. Ragna Debats (Tuga) — 8:45:22
  5. Eva Mariá Moreda (Inverse) — 9:03:45
  6. Andrea Huser (Mammut) — 9:09:21
  7. Ekaterina Mityaeva (adidas) — 9:19:38
  8. Cassie Scallon (Salomon) — 9:22:28
  9. Sarah Vieuille (Tecnica) — 9:24:25
  10. Kristina Pattison (La Sportiva) — 9:31:09

2016 Transvulcania Ultramarathon Men’s Results

  1. Luis Alberto Hernando (adidas) — 7:04:44 (pre-race and post-race interviews)
  2. Nicolas Martin (Sigvaris) — 7:10:40 (post-race interview)
  3. Sage Canaday (Hoka One One) — 7:14:16 (pre-race and post-race interviews)
  4. Andy Symonds (Scott) — 7:25:04
  5. Chris Vargo (Nike) — 7:26:53
  6. Stephan Hugenschmidt (Salomon) — 7:26:58
  7. Remigio Huamán (Nike) — 7:35:15
  8. Zaid Ait Malek (BUFF) — 7:38:14
  9. Aurélien Collet (Hoka One One) — 7:40:39
  10. Cristofer Clemente (RaceLand) — 7:42:44

2016 Transvulcania Ultramarathon Women’s Results

  1. Ida Nilsson (Salomon) — 8:14:18 (post-race interview)
  2. Anne-Lise Rousset (Oxsitis) — 8:31:53 (post-race interview)
  3. Ruth Croft (The North Face) — 8:33:32 (post-race interview)
  4. Alicia Shay (Nike) — 8:49:46 (pre-race interview)
  5. Hillary Allen (The North Face) — 8:54:57
  6. Gemma Arenas (Dynafit) — 8:58:35
  7. Anna Frost (Salomon) — 9:02:20 (pre-race interview)
  8. Mira Rai (Salomon) — 9:02:50
  9. Uxue Fraile (La Sportiva) — 9:12:59
  10. Jodee Adams-Moore (Scott) — 9:24:05

Looking for accommodation for the Transvulcania - ask us about availability as we have a whole range of suitable accommodation.
You can check out the Transvulcania website here: http://transvulcania.comAnd also look at iRun Far for the La Palma ultramarathon race results and more information on the Transvulcania races.  And Definitely take a look at the You Tube TRANSVULCANIA Salomon Nature Trails official video
Or if you want to get a great Transvulcania T-shirt or a guide to walking on La Palma, you can get them here:

For stage distances of the Transvulcania, elevations and more, check out the info below (courtesy of Transvulcania Ultramarathon Info)