This month Yunquera, located in the Sierra de las Nieves, hosted a "training day" as part of the Eurafrica Trail programme.

Eurafrica Trail is the first intercontinental mountain race in the world, uniting southern Spain with the north of Morocco. It has been developed in the Intercontinental Mediterranean Biosphere Reserve, the only one of the 631 UNESCO recognised Reserves that unites the protected environments of two continents.

It houses natural sites of great beauty and environmental value such as Los Alcornocales, Estrecho, Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves in Spain, and Jbel Musa, Talassemtane and Bou Hachem in Morocco.

According to the organization, the Eurafrica Trail has a dual objective: on one hand to increase the knowledge of the Intercontinental Mediterranean Biosphere Reserve, and on the other, to generate links between people through sport.

The Eurafrica Trail will take place between the 11th and 15th of October in three stages:

Alcornocales 30: A 27 kilometre run through the Alcornocales Natural Park with an accessible tour for trail fans.

Alcornocales 50: A tough 50 kilometre route of great technical difficulty between the mountain ranges of Algeciras and Los Barrios.

Talassemtane 40: A 39 kilometre run through Moroccan territory.

As part of preparations for the Eurafrica Trail, a series of activities are being carried out to showcase places within the territory. And the first of these activities within the "Calendar of Experiences" took place in Yunquera this month with the Pinsapo Training Experience.

It consisted of a Training Day for the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park trails and included lunch and a guided tour through the Yunquera municipality. It was also a great promotional event for the Pinsapo Trail 2017 that will take place on April 2.

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