RuntheWorld Adventures: Chapter Uri Costa

Hello, adventurers. Many times before signing up for one of our adventures we are asked about the experience and what it is really like to do an “alternative” trip, that is to say a trip to countries that are not traditionally touristic and at the same time gives you the opportunity to do a sports challenge leaving an impact on the community. Most people have doubts about what it’s like to travel alone, we can’t lie either, most trips require a change of mentality, to free your thoughts a little and open your mind.¬† But if we tell you that in these adventures you will meet people like you, who are passionate about sport, who seek new sporting challenges every day and who think that it is necessary to give back to the world what it has given them.¬† You will be in a group with people with the same interests as you, from different countries and gathered in wonderful settings.¬† ¬†So all you have to do is open your mind, but above all your heart, take a step (no matter if at first it is doubtful), and you will live an experience of life.¬†

 

In this chapter, we introduce you to a traveler who will be accompanying us to Roul Mon Coco, the 516 km solidarity tour of Madagascar. Uri Costa will tell us how he made the decision and what his expectations of the trip are

RtW: Tell us a little bit about your background, your hobbies:   

Uri: I’m 33 years old and I’m from a mountain village in the north of Catalonia, but I’ve been living in Barcelona for 16 years. For the last 4 years I have been the Sales Director of a business school and a tourism school in Barcelona. I have several hobbies, but mainly sport in general and lately I like trails a lot. Other hobbies to highlight are the gastronomy and the world of wines. And of course, travelling!

RtW: How did you learn about our adventure at Mada and what convinced you to join?

Uri: From your adventure with Carole S. In the gym where I train ( Be Legend ), I had an activity with her as a couple, and then when I looked for her on Instagram, my surprise as you can imagine was amazing when I saw what Carole does.     

He convinced me to join several things. I’ve always traveled, but these trips have always been accompanied by many comforts. (Good hotels, good transportation, security, couples, friends)… In short, I needed a challenge for me and at the same time I could help or contribute to a real cause. And after talking to Carole, looking at the project, visiting her at the Co-Aticco etc, I left convinced.

RtW: What are your expectations of the experience? What would you like to see and experience?

Uri: My expectations right now are very rare (in a positive way). For me, I have never travelled to the African continent, and this trip is not like going to Morocco but it is a more authentic Africa. Just so that we understand each other, my expectations are daily ones of imagination. Every day I imagine different things. My expectation will surely not be what I would like to see and experience, because no matter how much I imagine, I know that the inhabitants of the island are in conditions that even in the worst case we will never live here. 

I would like to live and say that I am useful, and that like me, there are more people on the island trying to help, to contribute, to contribute to the development of the country, either economically, with help, with services, but above all that they are not just a few people, but that they are many and increasingly join the cause.

RtW: Training. How are you going to prepare?  
 
Uri: Physically I consider myself prepared, and also two months before I will introduce more training in my daily life. I logically need to get into a rhythm with the bike and what I will do two months before is to do routes every two or three days of 40-50 km. With that I can do it more than well.
 
RwT: How are you going to do fundraising?  
 
Uri: I already have the page created, but I don’t have it active and I’m missing the introduction and the reason. I’m waiting for the coronavirus situation to pass (probably another month and a half), so they can optimize their resources and thoughts to collaborate in the project and contribute to my fundraising.¬†

Trips like Roul Mon Coco or the Solidarity Adventure in Madagascar are different experiences from the “traditional tourism” we know and are used to, they are adventures that force you to open your mind but above all your heart and without realizing it you end up living one of the most incredible experiences of your life.¬†

ūüĎČ If you want to accompany Uri in the 2020 edition of Roul’ Mon Coco, take a look at the plan and join in!¬†

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