ALUT - Algarviana Ultra Trail
Introducing itself as “the race that will put Algarve to the test”, the Algarviana Ultra Trail is a trail running sports event whose route crosses Portugal from one side to the other, proclaiming the beauty of its inland areas.
Starting on November 29, the ALUT, which, at 300 km, is the longest trail running race in Portugal, should be completed in 72 hours and its course is almost entirely on the Via Algarviana. It starts in Alcoutim, beside the River Guadiana, and ends at Cabo de São Vicente, in Vila do Bispo. The course passes through the Serra do Caldeirão, Serra do Espinhaço de Cão and Serra de Monchique, climbing to a height of 12,700 metres.
Participation in the event is limited to a maximum of 100 athletes, as the organization takes special care with their monitoring and safety. It is recommended that participants already have experience in 100-mile races or similar distances.