(26 kms, 1300 metres of ascent) -  with shorter 16km option

A short drive brings us to this epic run starting with a warm up through idyllic pine forest before a tough 600 metre ascent  alongside the incredible limestone cliffs of the Ponoche (the sleeping lion). The view from the top of the climb of the dramatic peak of the Puig Campana and the Mediterranean sea are ample reward for the effort expended. Next a superb traverse for 2kms before crossing into the Valleys of Tranquility (an area of Buddhist retreats).

 A short refuelling break here will allow you to take in the vistas over the forests and rugged mountain scenery before continuing on the varied route of paths and tracks with a couple of shorter climbs before the final 7kms of mainly downhill running complete the circuit. Afterwards we can visit the historic town of Polop for a cold drink (even a beer!) before returning to Abdet.

1) The big ascent
1) The big ascent
2) Sun and shade under huge rock faces
2) Sun and shade under huge rock faces
4) The traverse
4) The traverse
5) Happy runners
5) Happy runners
5) views on the traverse
5) views on the traverse
7) Spot the runners
7) Spot the runners
8) Tranquil valleys
8) Tranquil valleys
9) The final descent
9) The final descent