A Cape to Cape Track trail run experience is now available for those wanting the ultimate physical challenge in pristine nature.
Cape To Cape Explorer Tours has launched a self-guided option for tackling the Margaret River region’s 124km Cape to Cape Track in just three days.
We already offer guided and self-guided end-to-end hikes over seven days. And a self-guided “Fast and Furious” experience to hike the entire track in 5 days.
“We’re getting a lot of enquiries from people wanting the run the Track. From athletes who are into ultra-marathons. And generally from people seeking the ultimate physical challenge in a pristine, natural environment,” Gene says.
“So it’s prompted us to introduce the 3-day Cape to Cape Track trail run. And it’s going to be very popular.
“You’re essentially running a marathon every day for three days. But you’re doing it through some of the most amazing, rugged coastal terrain in Western Australia.”
Rankin Salinas (pictured right on a recent Cape to Cape Track training run) is a Perth ultramararthon runner who is running the Track next year in under 24 hours to raise money for endangered cockatoo conservation.
He said the Cape to Cape Track was the perfect trail running venue, combining nature on a grand scale with challenging terrain including soft sand.
“It’s a great trail to run,” he says. “It’s a challenge for the body and the mind.”
Cape to Cape Track trail run highlights
Meanwhile, Gene says the pace is fast on the 3-day trail run. But there are many highlights on the way.
“You’ve got white-sand beaches,” he says. “And coastal heath, wildflowers and orchids.”
“You’ll encounter rocky scrambles over ancient granite. And a section of epic forest when you hit the giant Karri trees in Boranup Forest.”
The package includes all Track transfers at the start and end of each day’s run. All meals and trail lunches. And 4 nights accommodation at Gnarabup. That’s right in the middle of the Cape to Cape Track.
“We will take care of your accommodation bookings and track transfers,” says Gene.
“And we’ll secure you with maps, guidebook and our own custom track notes. Plus we’ll provide exceptional local catering.
“As the local experts, we provide you with up-to-date weather and Track conditions, and are on call every day to extract you, if needed, from the Cape to Cape Track.”
Cape to Cape Track trail run itinerary
On day one, arrive in the Margaret River Region. Check into your awesome coastal accommodation. And prepare for the day of running tomorrow.
On day two, you’ll be picked up by your Cape to Cape driver who will drop you up to the head of the Track at Yallingup. Run 46km back to Gracetown. There, you’ll be picked up and whisked back to your accomodation.
Day three starts with an early transfer to Gracetown where you’ll run to Gnarabup (20km). Enjoy a rest, lunch, massage and float tank experience to rejuvenate tired muscles.
Then head out and finish off the amazing afternoon’s run. That’s another 20km along spectacular beaches and cliff-top paths to Contos Beach. Here, the CCET team will meet you and return you to your accomodation.
Day four is the final heroic push. You’ll have an early transfer to Contos Beach. Then run to Cape Leeuwin (47km) to reach the end of the Cape to Cape Track and meet your driver.
More details and prices on the Cape to Cape Track trail run
Cape to Cape Explorer Tours is an award-winning Margaret River-based business specialising in quality experiences for hikers on the Cape to Cape Track.
Trail running self-guided with us is a fully supported experience that allows you the headspace to relax. Enjoy the stunning local environment. And focus on having a great time and reaching your goal.
Prices start at $1250 including GST based on twin share in own room and ensuite at award winning SurfPoint Resort.
Or $1395 including GST based on twin share in own whole studio apartment at Margaret’s Beach Resort.
Click HERE for more details or to book your run!