The thoughest and most legendary trail running event of Portugal is back, the Louzantrail 2018! It will happen from June 16th to 17th, organised by the Montanha Clube
Trail Running and departing from the town of Lousã.
To the participants will not be missing a visit to the most beautiful landscapes and iconic places in the Serra da Lousã (Lousã mountain range), such as Mirante (belvedere to the town), the Terreiro das Bruxas (Yard of the Witches), the Grutas da Nossa Senhora da Piedade (caves), the mystical Castle of Arouce – old fortification of the eleventh century - and the highest point, the Trevim with a magnificent and panoramic view. And also, through the innumerable and unforgettable trails that the magic mountains keeps, the passage through the famous Schist Villages, where the Talasnal, Casal Novo, Vaqueirinho, Candal, Cerdeira and Chiqueiro (with their photogenic "balcony" for the village), and so many other places of pure and raw beauty and so many stories.
To reach these places, in the different trail races of the Louzantrail, the trail runners, will have to cross the most emblematic trails of the Serra da Lousã. Starting with the Trilho do Rochedo (Rock trail), Trilho da Raposa (Box trail), Trilho do Javali (Boar Trail), Trilho do Escorrega (natural Slide Rock trail), Trilho da Cascata do Candal (Candal waterfall trail), among others, that will make unforgettable the magical Serra da Lousã. These are trails that trail running athletes may find it difficult to memorize the name but will last forever in their hearts. To enjoy these trails, you will have to give yourself with full body and soul to the mountain. She is there to receive them and quoting, David McCullogh Jr .:
“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.”
(David McCullogh Jr)
Winner of the Sky Running Portugal Cup in 2017
The louzantrail is a constant battle between you and the nature from the first to the last km! The accentuated gap, the super technical rails are your main obstacle but at the same time your greatest friends in the moments of greater suffering for the beauty that they give you ... Louzantrail ... it will hurt but it will be worth !!!