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  • Pico Ruivo

    Madeira: a feast for the eyes… and legs

    With serrated peaks, green canyons, and cliffs that dive straight into the ocean, Madeira has it all. Located 700 km off the coast of Morocco, this 727 square kilometer island is a discrete, well-hidden gem that ranks high among the best places in the world for trail running. And for good reason! With countless itineraries […] More

  • LIONS HEAD

    Cape Town, South Africa: Hiking at Land’s End

    Before setting foot in the province of Western Cape, South Africa, little did I know that I was about to explore the ultimate playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Dominated by grey, jagged peaks, and with the ocean nearby, this surreal landscape is perfect for running, hiking, cycling, paragliding, hand gliding, and surfing. If you can muster […] More

  • Ray Zahab

    Long-Distance Adventurer Ray Zahab Off to the Arctic Again

    While most of us are cozying under heavy blankets through cold winter months, the Canadian adventurer and ultra-runner Ray Zahab is heading off today to a far different reality.​ Distances+ sat down with him to discuss his new expedition to the Arctic, and what drives him to continue his exploration of our planet. Distances+ : […] More