The UTM – Ultra Trail of Marão comes to provide a truly adventurous challenge provided by walking through the most fearsome mountains and the most wild ridges of this mountain range, sometimes by snow or by rock, limited by the Tâmega (west), Corgo (east) and Douro (south) rivers. Rails filled with history that transport us to the imaginary of other times and make us realize just how bad these mountains are to its people. People of sacrifice and simplicity. So never give in to difficulties. Dream. Accept the challenge. Believe. And reach for Tâmega’s preciousness.
They are harsh mountains of singular beauty, where among the supplies run streams of crystal clear water, there are sweeping natural landscapes and villages of pure charm. Marão's Vertical KM and Senhora da Serra await you!
An adventure through towering mountains that defy your physical strength and where only the most vigorous will achieve victory.
This race will share part of the course and emotions with the longest route; from Covelo do Monte to the Aboboreira mountain range you will seek other paths, that will make you discover more secrets.
Do not doubt the hardness of this challenge, because the ascent to Gavião is known as one of the hardest races you have ever done.
Our personality stays intact. A short and challenging course. Secular rails, rural villages, magic woods and all the charm that the mountain range of the Aboboreira has to give us. If you are looking for a smaller trail with a fleeting and balanced character, you have found it!