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LocalAventura Tour: 20K Running Tour of Nevado de Toluca Volcano
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20K Running Tour of Nevado de Toluca Volcano

Running on hidden trails is the best way to see El Nevado de Toluca volcano and its lagoons

8 hrs

Mexico City

2 ~ 5

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Description

Did you know that the bustling metropolis of Mexico City is surrounded by mountains and volcanos? On this trail run tour, you’ll discover the hidden trails that surround El Nevado de Toluca volcano. Not only is this volcano breathtaking, it has a fascinating history. Legends say that the Aztecs sent runners up the volcano to bring snow down to the emperors so they could have ice cream.

This four-hour run will lead you through lush green forests and to the Moon and Sun lagoons, each with a unique color. Your local guide and running partner Citla will tell you all about the sights around you and entertain you with some interesting stories about the Aztecs. Once you make your way down the volcano, you’ll get to feast on a well-deserved traditional breakfast. Don’t forget your running shoes to take part of this unforgettable adventure full of spectacular nature views.

Itinerary

  • Leave from Mexico City to Toluca.
  • Begin your ascent of the El Nevado de Toluca volcano.
  • Run through the breathtaking trails around the volcano.
  • On your way down, visit the Sun and Moon Lagoons.
  • Have a hearty traditional breakfast in Toluca.
  • Return to the city.

Available days

Saturday or Sunday

Eligibility criteria

  • Trail running experience required. Participants must be fit enough to run for 20 km.
  • Must be comfortable with elevations of up to 4,000 meters
  • Must be 18 years or older to participate in the activity

What's Included

  • Transportation
  • Water and snacks for the run
  • Breakfast
  • A souvenir T-shirt

What's not included

  • Additional purchases in town

Recommendations

  • Bring a jacket, a hydration belt or pack, sunglasses, and a change of clothes.
  • Bring gloves, hats, and a jacket in case of cold weather.

Tags

Family-Friendly Highly Active Outdoorsy Types Good for Couples

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Citla

Growing up in the unique Mexico City, I was constantly surrounded by such a diverse and bold culture and was always fascinated with people. I loved spending my time people-watching or watching TV shows that highlighted people’s unique lives. I loved watching shows about street performers or artisans. My fascination with people has been instilled in me since a young age.

I studied international business in college and got a standard job after college. Eventually, the business I worked for closed down. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because leaving my job helped me find my true passion. With plenty of free time, I decided to start running. I was hooked immediately. It was great exercise and a great way to explore my city. One day I came across an article about sight-running, which is when you do a tour of a city while running instead of walking, and how it was the new trend in tourism. It all just clicked for me, and I decided to start a sight-running tourism business. It combined my new passion for running with my childhood fascination with people and culture. I am never happier than when I am running around Mexico City showing people all that it has to offer.

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