This is the hardest way of doing the Patanegra Challenge, and it’s thought for people very used to long-time resistance sports that want to try to accomplish  this challenge in a very short time, usually under 24 hours. This is not an easy task due to two reasons. One the one hand because of the sloping lands, but also because our paths aren’t thought to be crossed with high speed, so running is slow and complicated.

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This modality is divided in two different categories: in less than 24 hours and in stages.

This modality also requires a good physical preparation if the participant is trying to do it in less than 24 hours, because eve tho the cyclability is around 80%, all the paths are very technicals and require a lot of concentration.  The thick vegetation in some parts and a few particularly hard slopes help making this itinerary quite challenging.

We would like to stand out some of the most risky descendant slopes:

  • From El Castaño to la Peña de Arios Montano, with some parts with a wide path but very sloping and with loose stones.

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This modality allows participants to do the activity in any amount of stages, keeping in mind a few aspects:

  • To calculate stages that end in places with accommodation (such as most of the villages in the itinerary).
  • The itinerary is circular, so it’s possible to start and finish in the same place and leaving the car there.

It should be considered that if we wanted to finish the challenge in, for instance, 3 stages, it would be 35 kilometers every day; in four stages it would be 26 kilometers, etc.

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For this modality, the challenge is a paradise because it is suitable for the use of poles in more than 95% of soft soil and terrain rompepiernas where a good use of the technique can give you a lot of advantage The problem is another one: some parts have low but thick vegetation and makes the use of the sticks more difficult, as well as the loose stones that make pole hitting and constant change of firm, which makes  reading the ground properly absolutely necessary.

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This modality, as it is known, combines  MTB with running. The idea is to offer the possibility of doing the itinerary the following way: 21 kms running through the mountains, 74 kms of MTB and another 10 kms running again. This forces the participant to do at least two transitions to change shoes and to take and leave the bike.

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