EVENT OVERVIEW

BARCELONA MARATHON 2020

Enjoy the many of the sites of Barcelona on its sightseeing marathon course.

DURATION: 3 NIGHTS OR 7 NIGHTS – RACE DAY 15 MARCH 2020
LOCATION: Barcelona, Spain
AVAILABLE SEAT: 20
PRICE: FROM R2 900
DEPOSIT REQUIRED: 50% deposit to secure your spot
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: 31 January 2020

OVERVIEW

RUN the MOST ATTRACTIVE SIGHTSEEING COURSE in EUROPE with 17000 RUNNERS.

MULTI-AWARDED SPORT CITY – BARCELONA

WEEK-LONG and WEEKEND-LONG package options

AIRPORT TRANSFERS, ACCOMMODATION, LOCAL GUIDE and RACE ENTRY INCLUDED.

 

RACE DETAILS

BARCELONA MARATHON is flat, with very few hills, making it ideal for achieving a good time.

Runners start and finish below the green hills of Montjuic Park in front of the Magic Fountain. They then race through the city enjoying many of the sites of the Catalan capital. Along the way they will see Camp Nou (home to FC Barcelona), Gaudi’s magnificent La Pedrera and his cathedral masterpiece La Sagrada Familia.

DESTINATION INFORMATION

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona’s unique blend of Catalan culture, distinctive architecture, developed tourist infrastructure and lively night life makes it the 10th most visited city in the world. It is home to Europe’s best-preserved Gothic Quarter, as well as amazing architectural works by Antoni Gaudi. Barcelona is, without a doubt, one of the world’s greatest cities.

The fantastical Sagrada Família basilica and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city as well as the Barcelona Marathon route.

Barcelona is known for their Mediterranean  climate with an average high temperature of 17 degrees in the March months.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Catalonia Plaza Catalunya ****

This magnificent hotel is located in the centre of Barcelona, a few metres from Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas. Built in 1899 by one of Gaudí’s masters, it is a beautiful modernist-style building.

The construction conserves the most significant elements of the period and the facade has recently been restored. In its interesting interior patio, you can take a relaxing swim in the pool or sunbathe and enjoy a refreshing cocktail.

Furthermore, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi for its guests, a fitness area and spa.

MOBILE TRAVEL APP

We provide all clients with a Mobile Travel App which can be installed from both the Apple and Android app store.

The application includes offline maps which assists you in locating tourist attractions as well as the nearest restaurant, coffee shop,  shopping mall, etc.

The app also includes the following features:

  • Details of your tour’s day to day itinerary
  • Booking tickets for various tourist attractions
  • Flight updates including live flight amendments and the ability to check in to your flight via the app
  • Accommodation details
  • A file store where important documents relating to your tour are loaded for you
  • Direct messaging with the Disfruta Sports Tours team

 

TRIP ITINERARY – FULL PACKAGE – SEVEN NIGHTS

Day 1 – Wednesday 11 March 2020 – Arrive in Barcelona

Arrive at Barcelona El Prat Airport in Barcelona

Succeeding airport transfer and hotel check-in you have the rest of the day at leisure.

You are welcome to join an optional walking tour the evening, through the Gothic Quarter. This will be from the hotel, leaving at 8pm.

 

Day 2 – Thursday 12 March 2020 – Running Tour 

Today we enjoy an 8 km sightseeing running tour of Barcelona. Starting from Barcelona’s beach boardwalk, we will visit Parc de la CiutadellaArc du TriompfPlaca CatalunyaLa RamblaPasseig de GraciaCasa Batllo and finishing off at La Pedrera.

Strava Route – https://www.strava.com/routes/14788650

You are welcome to join an optional walking tour the evening, through the lively Gracia neighbourhood. This will be from the hotel, leaving at 8pm.

 

Day 3 – Friday 13 March 2020 – Walking Tour  – Park Güell

Today we enjoy an early walking tour of Park Güell, one of the masterpieces of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. The park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It features some of the best views of the city, peaceful greens, winding paths and many sculptures and mosaics designed by Gaudi himself.

Late afternoon we visit the Barcelona Marathon race expo.

Rest the day is at leisure.

 

Day 4 – Saturday 14 March 2020 – Barcelona Marathon Breakfast Run / Race Expo

We make our way to the Barcelona Marathon Breakfast run. The run is 5 km long and finishes at the 1992 Olympic Stadium.

Rest the day is at leisure.

 

Day 5 – Sunday 15 March 2020 – BARCELONA MARATHON 

** Today is the big day – BARCELONA MARATHON **

After an early breakfast, we make our way to the start of the race.

Good luck and Enjoy!!

The evening we enjoy an optional dinner together sharing race stories at a local restaurant.

 

Day 6 – Monday 16 March 2020 – Rest Day

Today we enjoy a well-deserved day at leisure.

 

Day 7 – Tuesday 17 March 2020 –  Easy Hike – Parc de Collserola 

Today we hike the Parc de Collserola to the summit of Tibidabo. The Collserola forms the inland boundary of Barcelona and is the largest metropolitan park in the world, 22 times larger than Central Park in New York.

Your reward for reaching the summit is an up close encounter with two of Barcelona’s most famous tourist attractions – the  Sagrat Cor as well as the Tibidabo Theme Park. You will probably recognise the Tibidabo Theme Park from the Woody Allen film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

 

Day 8 – Wednesday 18 March 2020 – Flight back Home

Adieu Barcelona – Good Bye Barcelona

Hotel check-out and airport transfer for your departure from Barcelona El Prat Airport.

COST OPTIONS – FULL PACKAGE – SEVEN NIGHTS

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PRICES ARE AVAILABLE UP UNTIL 1 JANUARY 2020 AND SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

 

FULL PACKAGE – SEVEN NIGHTS:

Runner Single  Accommodation                              R 26 500         per person

Non Runner Single  Accommodation                     R 25 500         per person

Runner Twin/Double Accommodation                 R 16 500          per person sharing

Non Runner Twin/Double Accommodation        R 15 500          per person sharing

 

FULL PACKAGE – SEVEN NIGHTS – NO BREAKFAST:

Below please find cost options for those who prefer to enjoy breakfast at the various options Barcelona has to offer. Please note on the race day breakfast will be available for all runners at the hotel:-

Runner Single  Accommodation                              R 24 000         per person

Non Runner Single  Accommodation                     R 23 000          per person

Runner Twin/Double Accommodation                  R 14 500          per person sharing

Non Runner Twin/Double Accommodation         R 13 500          per person sharing

 

Full Package Includes:

  • Hotel Accommodation for 7 nights
  • Airport Transfers
  • Breakfast (where applicable)
  • Entry to Barcelona Marathon (where applicable)
  • Barcelona Marathon breakfast run
  • Walking/Running Tours in Barcelona
  • Collserola Mountain Hike
  • Tour Coordinator with local knowledge of Barcelona
  • Disfruta Sports Tours running vest and t-shirt

Cost Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • City Tax
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the included
COST OPTIONS – SELF STAY PACKAGE – SEVEN NIGHTS

We offer the SELF STAY PACKAGE for those who would like to enjoy our itinerary, local knowledge and at the same time still have the flexibility to book their own accommodation to suite personal preferences.

It is advisable to book accommodation within 10 minutes travel distance from Barcelona’s main square – Plaza Catalunya. You are welcome to confer with us if your desired accommodation location is feasible enough before booking.

When booking your own accommodation, we recommend using our Booking.com partner website – https://www.booking.com/index.html?aid=1150568

 

SELF STAY PACKAGE – SEVEN NIGHTS:

Runner                                    R 4 900         per person

Non Runner                           R 3 900         per person

 

Cost Includes:

  • Airport Transfers (for accommodation booked within the Barcelona city centre)
  • Entry to Barcelona Marathon (where applicable)
  • Barcelona Marathon breakfast run
  • Walking and Running Tours in Barcelona
  • Collserola Mountain Hike
  • Tour Coordinator with local knowledge of Barcelona
  • Disfruta Sports Tours running vest and t-shirt

 

Cost Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Visas
  • City Tax
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the included
TRIP ITINERARY – EXPRESS PACKAGE – THREE NIGHTS

Day 1 – Friday 13 March 2020 – Arrive in Barcelona

Arrive at Barcelona El Prat Airport in Barcelona

Succeeding airport transfer and hotel check-in you have the rest of the day at leisure.

Optional visit to the race expo to collect your race pack.

 

Day 2 – Saturday 14 March 2020 – Barcelona Marathon Breakfast Run / Race Expo

We make our way to the Barcelona Marathon Breakfast run. The run is 5 km long and finishes at the 1992 Olympic Stadium.

Thereafter, we visit the Barcelona Marathon race expo.

Rest the day is at leisure.

 

Day 3 – Sunday 15 March 2020 – BARCELONA MARATHON

** Today is the big day – BARCELONA MARATHON **

After an early breakfast, we make our way to the start of the race.

Good luck and Enjoy!!

The evening we enjoy an optional dinner together sharing race stories at a local restaurant.

 

Day 4 – Monday 16 March 2020 – Flight back Home

Adieu Barcelona – Good Bye Barcelona

Hotel check-out and airport transfer for your departure from Barcelona El Prat Airport.

COST OPTIONS – EXPRESS PACKAGE – THREE NIGHTS

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PRICES ARE AVAILABLE UP UNTIL 1 JANUARY 2020 AND SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

 

EXPRESS PACKAGE – THREE NIGHTS:

Runner Single  Accommodation                              R 13 900         per person

Non Runner Single  Accommodation                     R 12 900         per person

Runner Twin/Double Accommodation                 R 9 500         per person sharing

Non Runner Twin/Double Accommodation        R 8 500          per person sharing

 

EXPRESS PACKAGE – THREE NIGHTS – NO BREAKFAST:

Below please find cost options for those who prefer to enjoy breakfast at the various options Barcelona has to offer. Please note on the race day breakfast will be available for all runners at the hotel:-

Runner Single  Accommodation                              R 12 900         per person

Non Runner Single  Accommodation                     R 11 900          per person

Runner Twin/Double Accommodation                  R 8 600           per person sharing

Non Runner Twin/Double Accommodation         R 7 600           per person sharing

 

Express Package Includes:

  • Hotel Accommodation for 3 nights
  • Airport Transfers
  • Breakfast (where applicable)
  • Entry to Barcelona Marathon (where applicable)
  • Barcelona Marathon breakfast run
  • Tour Coordinator with local knowledge of Barcelona
  • Disfruta Sports Tours running vest and t-shirt

Cost Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • City Tax
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the included
COST OPTIONS – SELF STAY PACKAGE – THREE NIGHTS

We offer the SELF STAY PACKAGE for those who would like to enjoy our itinerary, local knowledge and at the same time still have the flexibility to book their own accommodation to suite personal preferences.

It is advisable to book accommodation within 10 minutes travel distance from Barcelona’s main square – Plaza Catalunya. You are welcome to confer with us if your desired accommodation location is feasible enough before booking.

When booking your own accommodation, we recommend using our Booking.com partner website – https://www.booking.com/index.html?aid=1150568

 

SELF STAY PACKAGE – THREE NIGHTS:

Runner                                    R 3 900         per person

Non Runner                           R 2 900         per person

 

Cost Includes:

  • Airport Transfers (for accommodation booked within the Barcelona city centre)
  • Entry to Barcelona Marathon (where applicable)
  • Barcelona Marathon breakfast run
  • Tour Coordinator with local knowledge of Barcelona
  • Disfruta Sports Tours running vest and t-shirt

Cost Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Visas
  • City Tax
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the included

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