Sat 10 Oct 2020

Tenerife Santa Cruz Extreme

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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With the new year the most ambitious edition of the Fred is launched . Olsen Express Santa Cruz Extreme. The Tenerife event, to be held on October 10, is already working on preparations for a mountain race that promises strong emotions with the modifications proposed by the organization led by the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council .

The main novelties of the Fred. Olsen Express Santa Cruz Extreme 2020 are focused on their new routes , and that is that the demand will rise significantly for the next edition. The queen distance of the event will be the ANAGA XTRM 60K , with more than 4,100 meters of accumulated positive elevation gain and maintaining the start at Las Teresitas Beach . Next October, the participants of this ultra will be able to discover new places such as Chamorga, Roque Bermejo and the Anaga Lighthouse.

The second race in mileage will be the ANAGA XTRM 33K , with an increase in distance compared to previous editions and with more than 2,100 meters of accumulated positive elevation gain, in which runners will experience the luxury of touring Taganana and ascending the Las Vueltas trail. destination to the final goal. For its part, the ANAGA XTRM 18K will have a linear route this year, with a new start in the Caserío de Afur and with 1,000 meters of positive slope.

In addition, next October the ANAGA XTRM 11K will be experienced for the first time, a faster and more accessible route for participants who seek shorter distances and which, in turn, also allows them the possibility of passing through some of the corners most emblematic of Anaga. Finally, the 10K Joëlette modality will once again give the opportunity to teams made up of five people from the Caserío de Los Catalanes to the finish line, where they will receive the warmest applause.


Departure at the Playa de las Teresitas to ascend through the Barranco de las Huertas until reaching the area known as La Cancelilla (just on the road that goes to Chamorga), Once at this point a descent towards the ravine of Igueste de San Andrés where an ascent will begin taking as a base the path of short route PR-TF 5 towards Chamorga where it will be crested by the ravines of Ijuana and Anosma to cross the hamlets of Lomo de las Bodegas and La Cumbrilla already in the Monteverde area. Once in Chamorga a descent begins (based on the PR-TF 6 path) towards the Roque Bermejo farmhouse, from where we will ascend to the Anaga Lighthouse and we begin a climb through the Tafada area towards the Cruz del Draguillo where A continuous descent begins towards the Benijo farmhouse (also based on a PR-TF 6 trail), in this descent with impressive views of the Anaga coast. Once in Benijo, we descend to its beach and along the coast it will go towards the Almáciga Beach, ascending to this hamlet to continue its progression towards the viewpoint known as Amogoje (the ascent runs through PR-TF 4.1), few meters before the viewpoint, turn to your right to descend between the Roque de en Medio and the Roque de las Ánimas, in the background Taganana where we headed towards his church. Crossing this town we will ascend through its cobbled streets towards the Camino de las Vueltas (PR TF-8 path) in a zigzagging ascent that ends in the area known as the Forest House where we will travel about 150 meters down the road to take a path that by hand Right, it directs us towards Afur along the road to Inchirés, which we abandon at the junction with the track that comes from Casas de la Cumbre and again after traveling about 100 meters along a road, we will begin the ascent to Roque Negro, a little-traveled area and of abundant vegetation. A continuous climb we headed to the Degollada de las Hijas to start the descent towards the Casas de la Galería farmhouse. Once at this point, an ascent to the Los Catalanes hamlet begins again, where a church with a peculiar structure in the form of a vault is the reference point for the ascent. Once crossed this nucleus the route ascends towards the area known as La Fortaleza from where we will begin the descent through Valle Luis to find in the Barranco de Tahodio where we will descend and at the height of the Alegría neighborhood we enter the ravine to access Anaga Avenue through the old "jet foil" station and within 800 meters we meet the finish line in the Plaza de España.


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