Experience one of the greatest feats of mankind while running the most challenging marathon of your life. The Great Wall Marathon will put your physical ability to the test with its steep ascent of 5,164 steps. The World Heritage listed fortification is the largest human-made structure in the world and symbolises sheer human strength and fortitude. Tap into the special Great Wall spirit and join us for this spectacular run which will take you on a journey through ancient Chinese history and stunning scenery. Take on the Great Wall!

Combine the thrilling marathon experience with a classic African safari vacation and sign up for the Big Five Marathon. Running in the Entabeni Private Game Reserve of South Africa, you will encounter zebras, giraffes and antelopes. The spectacular course will even take you through lion territory and you may chance upon a rhino although we advise you to keep on running if you do!

Discover Jordan’s lost city and be challenged by the boundless desert surrounding it. This desert run starts in the ancient city of Petra amid rose-tinted sandstone monuments created thousands of years ago. The course continues into the barren desert landscape before looping back to the city. Experience Jordan’s finest treasure combined with a challenging desert race. Run back in time with us!

Ice as far as the eye beholds. Impossibly beautiful, blue skies. Incredibly fresh air. Musk oxen and arctic foxes on the unique and stark landscape of the arctic tundra. Yes, we are in one of the most remote corners of the world: Greenland. Feel the soft crunch of snow beneath your shoes while running through the arctic desert and Greenland Ice Sheet and immerse yourself in this rare and exceptional natural beauty. This will undoubtedly be the coolest experience of your life.

Tucked away in central Myanmar and home to more than 2,000 temples, Bagan’s beauty and historical significance is unsurpassed. Sacred pagodas and beautiful temples are scattered across the plains of Bagan creating a mystical, striking landscape. The marathon course will take runners on a voyage of discovery into this alluring and untouched land.

Frigiliana & Nerja

Date: 21 Sep
Duration: approx 6 hours
Price: 25 EUR
Visit two charming Spanish villages on this half-day excursion (6-7 hours) to the rural “White City” of Frigiliana and seaside Nerja on the Costa del Sol, “Coast of the Sun”. Both stops will include a brief, guided introduction provided by your tour leader, followed by time to explore on your own.

After breakfast (around 8:30am), we will drive approximately one hour from Granada to our first stop in the country town of Frigiliana, fittingly known as “The White City”.

Enroute through the surrounding hilly, green countryside, we will pass traditional ranches with groves of olive trees and meticulously maintained vineyards and orchards of lush avocado trees. If we’re lucky, the trees will be covered in greenish-yellow blooms that fill the air with a sweet, citrusy aroma.

Views of the "White City" FrigilianaYou will certainly be captivated by Frigiliana. Impeccably clean, white-washed homes adorned with pots of bright-red geraniums stand in stunning contrast to the blue skies. Red slate roofs, colorful cafe umbrellas and vibrant shades of bougainvillea, lavender and jasmine add just an extra dash of color and scent to this enchanting scene. As you explore, ponder the stories held within the walls of Frigiliana’s medieval Moorish fortress and get lost wandering the mazes of cobblestone streets and staircases. Take in the magnificent vistas over Costa del Sol. It is all of this, and so much more, that makes Frigiliana especially unique and inviting.

On the next leg of our journey, we’ll take a short drive to the south and stop in Nerja. The epitome of a quintessential Andalusian town, Nerja is nestled in a stunning natural setting surrounded by sandy beaches, the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the breathtaking mountains of the Sierra de Almijara. As a cozy costal town, which is not packed by tourists, Nerja embodies the Spanish concept/word “tranquilo” or “relaxed”.

Our time here begins in the heart of Nerja at Balcón de Europa or “The Balcony of Europe”, an attraction loved by locals and visitors alike for its palm tree-lined promenade and cliff-top viewpoint that juts out like a natural pier over the cobalt-blue Mediterranean Sea. Here, you’ll fantastic panoramic views of Costa del Sol’s many honey-colored coves and sandy beaches. The two ancient cannons serve as reminder that a mighty fortress once stood atop the cliffs.

Steps along the picturesque, narrow streets of FrigilianaSpend the next few hours in Nerja at your leisure. Be sure to pack your swimsuit for a refreshing dip in Mediterranean waters or catch some rays on nearby La Caletilla Beach, which is a relatively small beach that is surrounded by cliffs and accessible only by foot. It just so happens that La Caletilla Beach is also near Balcón de Europa and just a stone’s throw away from restaurants and shops. If you’d like to do a bit of shopping, you can find a number of local boutiques selling everything from shoes to clothing to souvenirs and art.

There will be plenty of time to enjoy lunch at a café along one the village streets or, why not dine beachside?

We’ll board the busses in the early afternoon to return to Granada.