We offer self guided, guided and coached running and trail running camps year round from Hotel Mas Pelegri. Every stay at Hotel Mas Pelegri includes route maps, GPS downloads for garmins and smartphone apps and emergency back up. Please contact us with your requirements. We have had guests training for a range of distances up to the marathon de Sabes and the Colorado trail events.
This area has fantastically picturesque trails perfect for running. Trails lead right from the hotel door and include trails up into the volcanic national park,along the river Fluvia, or to the medieval town of Besalu or to the Banyoles lake. By the lake there is also an old style grit track (free to use) and there are also 400m tartan tracks in Girona (paid) or Olot (free to use). For road running there are quiet country lanes rolling through the beautiful countryside and we have routes that mix up road and trail runs as well.
There is year round running, with dry sunny winters, beautiful picturesque Spring and Autumns days and wonderful morning and evening Summer runs. In the Summer it gets light early and stays light until late in the evening. Maximum Summer morning temperatures of 20˚C make morning runs a joy. It does not get hot until midday or later, with maximum afternoon temperatures of around 34˚C at 2 to 4pm and then it cools off again in the evening.
Trails further afield include one into the centre of a volcanoes crater which contains a church. There are also beautiful trails into the Pyrenees and along mountain stream valleys with rock pools and water falls and up into the high mountains. There is year round hiking. In spring there are the spring flowers and orchids, in summer it is lovely and warm and you can enjoy refreshing dips in the lake and mountain rivers. In Autumn the leaves change colour making for beautiful colourful scenery. In winter it is still warm once the sun (1st of Jan has seen highs of 20˚C) comes up and most days are sunny, making for enjoyable running and trail running. While out enjoying the countryside, I (Fiona), have seen wild bore (evening or early morning), deer, salamanders, toads, rabbits, hedgehogs, fox, egrets, herons, hoopoes, owls, jays, woodpeckers and raptors etc. Catalonia can boast 232 species of regular breeding birds not including the migrating birds. As a female I tend to run alone or with one of our labradors and I feel perfectly safe. Night runs are also fun with a head torch and the other night I saw two shooting stars, bright like a brilliant firework, from the Geminids meteor shower, within a few minutes of each other.