4 Epic Running Vacations to Central and South America This Year

Are you passionate about running and travel? Well, it’s time to take your running shoes on the road. Because we have 4 awesome running trips you won’t want to miss this year across Central and South America. So, pack your bags, grab your water bottle and be prepared to be wowed by the sites, the people and the beauty that will surround you as you run through the trails, mountains and footpaths of some of the most beautiful countries around.

9-Day Running Adventure in Patagonia

Who doesn’t want to run Patagonia? I know this 9-Day Running Adventure is definitely on my bucket list.

Here, you’ll enjoy daily trail runs through glacier fields and along rushing rivers. And you’ll challenge your inner explorer to dig deep and use all the senses to take it in.

With no planning needed on your end, the morning trail runs roll into afternoons of high adventure and laid-back cultural excursions. Discover everything Patagonia has to offer. Runners on this trip need to be able to maintain a 20-minute mile pace throughout the trip.

Dates: March 2 to March 10 & November 2 to November 10, 2024

Peru Sacred Valley Trail Running + Wellness Retreat for Women

This  All-female Eight-day Running and Wellness Retreat departs Cusco and ventures deep into the Sacred Valley, where you'll be mesmerized by the breathtaking scenery of snow-capped peaks and historic Andean villages. During your five nights here, we'll balance your time on day excursions with mindful hours at Las Qolqas, where you can practice yoga.

Each day, you'll explore the mystery of ancient sites. You'll run and hike on well-worn paths leading to such marvels as The Maras, hundreds of small salt pools carved into a mountainside from which Incas extracted salt, and The Moray, an ancient-yet-sophisticated agricultural site involving terraced growing fields, each with its own microclimate.

On your daily run/hikes around the Sacred Valley, you'll have the opportunity to interact with local communities and learn about their rich cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Andean people, and gain insights into their traditional farming practices, culinary traditions , and spiritual beliefs.

One of the retreat's highlights is a visit to the legendary Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. Join this unforgettable journey and enjoy an adventure of a lifetime. Runners should be prepared to run and hike for 4-5 hours every day for 6 days in a row. This trip is great for solo travelers.

Dates: April 17 to April 24, 2024 (only a few spots still available)

Epic Running Adventure in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, a runner's paradise, beckons with its diverse landscapes that cater to every type of runner. From challenging mountain trails to scenic coastal paths, this Central American gem offers an array of running experiences amidst breathtaking natural beauty. 

For the trail enthusiasts, Costa Rica's extensive network of national parks and reserves offers winding paths through dense jungles, leading to cascading waterfalls and hidden wonders. The challenging terrains not only test your endurance but reward you with unparalleled views that make every uphill battle worthwhile.

Whether you prefer the solace of solitary trail runs or the camaraderie of organized races, Costa Rica's running community is vibrant and welcoming. So, lace up your running shoes and embark on this Epic Running Journey through Costa Rica and enjoy one of the most picturesque landscapes on Earth. Be prepared to run between 15 and 22 km a day.

Dates: Flexible departures

12-Day Running Adventure in Ecuador

Join us on this epic 12-day Running Adventure in Ecuador.From the Amazon to the Andes and the stunning natural beauty of the nearby Islands, this country is asking to be explored! Known for its diverse landscapes, colorful culture, and endless Spring on the equator, Ecuador is a South American country that should be added to your bucket list. It is home to many notable points of interest from the towering Andes Mountains that surround the sprawling capital city of Quito to the lush Amazon Rainforest and the active Cotopaxi volcano!

Dates: April 6 to 17 and Nov 23 to Dec 4, 2024

In the End

Whether you're looking to explore the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu or the rugged and beautiful Patagonian mountains, there are some pretty spectacular running trips available to those looking to take their runner’s high on the road this year.

We've highlighted some of our top picks for running trips in Central and South America coming your way for 2024, and with so much to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect trip for your next running adventure.

If you're ready to start planning your running trip, please get in touch with us today or check out more of our running trips here, and we’ll be happy to send you further information. And if you are looking to prep for one of these trips--be sure to check out 30 of the best running tips of all time


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