If you really love a unique sporting event and are looking for somewhere special to visit this November, why not come on over to Lanzarote for the Ocean Lava Triathlon? You will bear witness to a truly incredible event that takes place on this stunning island with a volcanic backdrop and some of the clearest waters you can imagine.
Come To Lanzarote
Lanzarote is a truly breathtaking place to visit and takes its place as the easternmost of the autonomous Canary Islands. It’s a favorite destination for those who are looking for some winter sun as well as some wonderful sporting options. Flights are frequent and once you land here you will not believe such a contrasting environment is only 4 hours away from London airports. There are a myriad of accommodation options and you can either opt for a package deal or look for some last minute bargains on First Choice or Thomas Cook for flight or room separate bookings. The event itself takes place all over the island and the beauty of a triathlon spectacular is the three special skills that all competitors must combine for one purpose.
Highlights from a previous event:
Ocean Lava 2013
If you have never witnessed this iconic event, you are really in for a treat. The Ocean Lava Triathlon was founded by Kenneth Gasque, a formidable Ironman himself, and you will see some incredible athletic feats like never before. Triathlon fans will no doubt be familiar with the layout of the 3 grueling sections that make up a triathlon, but for those who are still in the dark, here we go:
- Swimming – The Ocean Lava Triathlon starts off with a 1.9 kilometer swim in Puerto Carmen. Two large catamarans are used as the corner buoys.
- Cycling – If that wasn’t enough, the brave competitors are them required to compete in a 90 kilometer bike ride that passes through the vineyards of La Geria and over Femes. They’ll have to take on a 22% incline before hitting the Timanfaya National Park.
- Run – The final part of this superhuman race is a run that takes the athletes around the wonderful Puerto del Carmen area three times, this adds up to a whopping 21.1 kilometer effort.
You are welcome to enter this event yourself, but you really should be an experienced triathlete in your own right. There are some slightly less strenuous events such as the half and quarter distance races, but even these should be approached with caution. Of course, once you are here in Lanzarote, why not kick back and relax after the Ocean Lava has come to a climax? They have world class resorts and you’ll be experiencing a friendly culture that will have you coming back every year. The temperature in November will be a lovely 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) and the volcanic landscape will really take your breath away.
See You Here?
Not that you should need an excuse to quit the chilliness of winter for a week or so, but just imagine relaxing for a few days in these incredible surroundings after experiencing a truly legendary sporting event. Just remember to pack your sun cream and you’ll be looking forward to a truly memorable week in Lanzarote.