Registration opened today for the 1st high mountain duathlon to be held on Saturday 30 June as part of the BUFF® Mountain Festival in the Vall de Boí, a spectacular event that combines the best of mountain biking and trail running in the high mountains.
Starting and finishing in the town of Barruera, the route climbs 15.9 kilometres to the base of the Boí Taüll ski resort, where the transition and provisions zone will be located. This is where the 9-kilometre on-foot section begins that will take participants to the edge of the Pico de Cerví at an altitude of 2,600 metres. From here, they will enjoy the magnificent Vall de Boí landscape and nearby Aigüestortes National Park and San Mauricio Lake.
After returning to the transition area, participants will collect their bicycles again for the last section, mostly downhill, to the finish line in Barruera. A fun way to enjoy both mountain biking and trail running in the fabulous Vall de Boí environment.
And remember, if you register before 2 May, you can even take advantage of a discounted price.
BUFF® Mountain Festival, with a plethora of activities
We will be publishing details about the other activities at the festival over the coming weeks. This festival will gather outdoor sport enthusiasts on 29 & 30 June and 1 July. The benchmark family and sports event in the Pyrenes will offer a greater variety of activities for all ages.
All sorts of fun will be add by those taking part in BUFF® Mountain Festival because, besides the competition, there will be rafting, canyoning, climbing, orientation, yoga or via ferrata routes and Nordic walking, among other things. The festival will also have an area dedicated to children’s entertainment, with a nature camp full of activities for youngsters.
Vall de Boí Trek is the name being given to all the hiking activities at BUFF® Mountain Festival this year. There is also a unique opportunity to discover the Vall de Boí and enjoy its landscape via an extensive rural track network of over 70 kilometres in the foothills of the Aigüestortes National Park.
The Falles de la Vall de Boí will also play an important role at BUFF® Mountain Festival, a customary tradition in the towns dotted throughout the valley that has been declared as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.