Ultra ferradura Llucena


The races will run through the north, east and southeast of the 138 km2 that has the municipal area of ​​Llucena in Castellón, the third largest in the province and one of the most mountainous.

The beginning of the two races, run through a relatively close area to the population and the ultra-trail extends to the skirt of the Penyagolosa mountainous massif.

The runners will pass on the ultra-ferry65 from the altitude 350 meters in the lower area of ​​the river in Penya-Roja, to the 1,370 meters of the Salt Flats (Cabotilla stand) near the foot of the massif.

That is, there is more than 1 kilometer of difference between the lowest and the highest, all within the term of Llucena.




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Llucena 16 September 2017


65 km and some 3,300 meters of positive slope (6,600 m difference accumulated), are the figures to emphasize the long distance. With a majority of routes, 67%, and some sections of forest track to join them, can be considered a hard race, even for runners well prepared according to ibp indexes, not advisable to start in the world of ultratrails.

The departures are scheduled to the Plaza de España, towards the recreational area of ​​the Badina, and along the Malvestida road, go down to the lower part of the Penya-Roja (lowest level of the test). From the level of the river, you will go up, passing by the Masia Nou-solanes and the planillasos, until the Tossal del Morral, that is the first mountain that is observed to the right of the highway, soon after entering the municipal term, after crossing the bridge of Figueroles.

The climb has 370 meters of positive difference, in just 2 kilometers. Once there you will plan, until the farmhouse of Miralles, very close to the well-known farm of the grapevine, where will be located the first victualling. Then they will go to the farmhouse of the quarry, Masia de Xiva and farmhouse of Lliberato, to make a quick descent there, the descent of the Fleixes, with spectacular views of the river sickles and the population of Llucena.

Finish the descent in the farmhouse of Doret-colau, from there, look for the reservoir of drinking water, and following the track of the ravine casotes, until the next supply, at the junction of les colatxes. There begins another new ascent to the farmhouse of Campredo de Dalt, is planned until the Campredo de Baix and then down the ravine of the Bosc, to the intersection of the road of les Mosqueres, where it rises again to the two farmhouses Mosqueres. Llaneando to the farmhouse of Llidona, and crossing a ravine through a rather technical area but short, you will reach the area of ​​the Ensaia spring, then go up to the Tossal de la Parra-Mariques, where at the junction with the track Masia de la Parra-Fogenta, will be located the third victualling, and from there to the Pla de Talladures.

That is the point where the two races will be divided. The ultra-highway65 will continue along the track to the farmhouse of the Fogenta, farmhouse of Collet de Baix, farmhouse of Palanques, farmhouse of Simo and farmhouse of the Casanova.

In the era of that masia will be located the fourth victualling, with spectacular views of the old quarry and the disappeared Castellet of the Iberian era. After a very technical descent, you get to the same river bed, and crossing it begins the most demanding stretch of the test, where just 6 kilometers away, covers a positive slope of 820 m, with percentages up to 35% Of unevenness in some sections, to reach the highest elevation of the ultra, 1,375 meters. Passing through the farmhouse of Arminyà and the masía del Vincle, you will arrive until the fifth victualling, in the farm of Bernús. Then by the track of the Polit, passing by the Blanca spring and the farmhouse of the same name, continues the brutal ascent to the Salt Flats.

Then they will take the road to Les Graes, an old road used by the inhabitants of Llucena and the farmhouses, to travel to the hermitage of San Joan de Penyagolosa, in a prayer to ask for the much desired rain. Following the path downhill, you will arrive at the track of the farmhouse of the Sabater and entering towards the Blanca spring, will look for again the masía de Bernús.

There will be another supply, the sixth, and another very steep descent, passing through the farmhouse of the Fos, will come again to the river bed. Following the track that borders the river, you will arrive to the river's birth area, where you will find the seventh victualling.

From there they will go to find the path that leads to the farm of Olaria, another brutal ascent with 530 meters of positive gradient in just 4 km scarce. Passing through the ravine of the Podrida spring, the farmhouse of Valentina and the Peregrinet and the ascent to the masía de Olaria (1,140 m height).

After a little rain, go down to the coastal area, through the area of ​​the old school, and through the quarry, climb the last meters of the stage of the cycling round to Spain 2016, arriving at the era where it was located the goal. There will be the eighth refreshment, with magnificent views to accompany it.

Crossing the masía of the coast, they will go to find the descent of the masía de Saranto, by the ravine of the mola, and by that technical descent, they will arrive until the house of Bartoll, crossing it, and following the path of the Gorgàs ravine, for The farmhouse of Segundo, will leave the plain of Carabaces, where the Excma. Diputación de Castellón, enabled a parking area for the 2016 round, within the old cattle pass.

Crossing the parking area and the only time you cross a road, you will arrive at the ninth feeding station, after crossing the bridge of the Toll de la spring or the farmhouse of Hilario. From there you will head to the village for the beautiful and well-conditioned water mill route. The goal will be located in the town square of Spain.




Llucena 16 September 2017

A shorter distance to start.

32 km and 1512 meters of positive gradient (3,024 meters accumulated), everything and being almost half of the ultra-race, are figures to take into consideration. And is that 80% of this test shares the tour with his older sister. Specifically, the layout is identical to the pla of Talladures where they separate (24 km).

From there, trail participants will descend the Casotes ravine trail to the Colatxes junction where there will be supplies, and turning to the right they will climb the farm of Colatxes and bassot de la Selleta, to leave The track of the Atalaia, crossing it, will continue until the farm of Solanes.

From there you will descend to the farmhouse of Figueres, and to the bed of the river, to take the itinerary of the Route of the Molins and arrive until the bridge of the masía de Hilario, where is the last provision shared also with the ultraferrada. Leaving from there and following the route of the Molins, until the goal.