The spectacular mountains of Berguedà, with the Cadí and Pedraforca mountain ranges on the horizon, are an incomparable setting for two of the biggest races in the region. The Ultra Cavalls del Vent starts in Bagà and passes through the eight mountain refuges of Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park. The course, which takes in the spectacular Torrent dels Empedrats waterfall, is 100 kilometres long and has a cumulative elevation gain of 13,300 metres. The other opportunity to enjoy running in the landscapes of Berguedà is the Berga-Rasos-Berga Mountain Race – a course that starts and ends in the capital of the region and climbs to above the Rasos de Peguera ski resort. In total, a distance of 26 kilometres and a cumulative elevation gain of 3,600 metres along very special trails around Berga. Both competitions are hard, very hard, but the effort is worth it!
Much closer to Barcelona, the First Mountain Marathon of Catalonia, which is run in Sant Llorenç del Munt and Obac Natural Park, is an event that, if you are an athlete, you cannot miss. Starting in Sant Llorenç Savall, the race takes place on the last Sunday in October and has achieved great prestige among Catalonian long distance runners thanks to its physical demands and the beauty of the scenery through which it passes.
Would you prefer to participate in a race over the Montseny mountain range? Well, why not sign up for the Congost Valley Mountain Marathon! You could enjoy some of the most iconic places in this Biosphere Reserve and pass through charming villages of the likes of Aiguafreda, Sant Martí de Centelles, Figaró and Tagamanent.
Do you still feel like going for a run outdoors? For a number of years now, the town of Vilassar de Mar has organised the Burriac Atac – a night-time mountain race that finishes in the sea.