The south western slope of the Serra de Tramuntana is traversed by a series of valleys forming natural access from Mallorca's plains to the high valleys and peaks of the Serra. The village of Alaro sits at the head of the valley that bears its name at an average altitude of 230m above the beaches of Mallorca.
Alaro is a popular place to live and visit. Given its central location on the island and the proximity to the Tramuntana mountains, the village is used as a base by hikers, bikers and runners throughout the year. The village itself has a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere - the local veterans football team can count on 8 different nationalities - though it maintains a traditional Mallorcan village face. Alaro is also famous for its fiestas (parties) - both the quality and sheer number throughout the year. It's often a good idea to combine a running weekend with the fun and games of a fiesta.
The highlight of the fiesta calender is the San Roc Festival in August. Given the heat during this month, we tend to take a break from running to concentrate on other aqua based activities.