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Ibiza presents its sports offer for 2015 with Triathlon, Swim trips, cycling and much more

Within the framework of Fitur, Turismo de Ibiza has presented its sports agenda for 2015 in Madrid

Turismo de Ibiza is presented in Fitur with a list of the 10 events and major sports competitions that will take place on Pitiusa Island along 2015. A total of 3 running races, 3 cycling events, 1 triathlon, 2 swimming crossings and a regatta that represent an attractive and original offer for lovers of sports, nature and adventure of different levels, both professional and amateur.

All of them are favored both by the natural environment of Ibiza and its landscape, infrastructures and the experience of the organizers in events of this type. But, above all, because of the good weather conditions on the island, ideal for developing any type of outdoor sports, especially in the spring, autumn or mild winter months. In fact, prominent athletes of recognized international prestige have chosen it to prepare, in the absolute discretion, on its roads, paths, trails, beaches and beaches.

The sporting events that will be held along 2015 in Ibiza are the following:

1. Popular Race "From Stroll to Stroll".

A total of 15 km with exit in the city of Ibiza, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and arrival in one of the most beautiful villages of the island, Santa Eulària des Riu. A race with practically flat path, with little unevenness and surrounded by pines, fields and mountains that veterans and novices can enjoy the next 19 in April.

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2. Ruta de la Sal.

During the 2, 3, 4 and 5 days of April - coinciding with Holy Week - this high altitude sailing regatta will be held, one of the largest participation in the Mediterranean and the Ibiza nautical - tourist event par excellence. An international competition involving 200 sailboats from all over Europe and also American and Russian crews that repeat year after year. The Ruta de La Sal will sail next April 2 from Barcelona to make a tour of 140 nautical miles with a direct route to St. Antoni de Portmany in Ibiza. Simultaneously, another group of sailors will leave from the Real Club Nautico de Denia in a circuit of 120 miles that forces the teams in competition to take Formentera for port, the island of Tagomago and navigate the north coast of Ibiza until reaching Sant Antoni de Portmany

The Regatta mobilizes each year some 1.500 sailors plus family and fans, for which a series of complementary activities are organized, such as the Fira Pagesa of Typical Products of Ibiza, the Raid of Classic Cars of Salt or guided excursions around the island, since the stay in Ibiza is one of the most intense parts of the Route.

Throughout its history, renowned sailors such as Alex Pella, Winner of the 2014 Rum Route or Buby Samso and Albert Bargues, participants in the World Race, have competed in the Salt Route.

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3. XIV International Tour to Ibiza in Mountain Bike.

The 3,4 and 5 days of April of 2015, coinciding with Holy Week, are the dates chosen for this classic sporting event of the Mountain Bike, a total of 224 kilometers of paths and paths, covering beautiful landscapes of the coast and the interior of the island. Outstanding figures from the world of cycling will coincide these 3 days of the race, which has a great international recognition.

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4. Ibiza Half Marathon.

The 1 of May is the date indicated for this half marathon of 21 kilometers, which coincides with another more popular race, of 10 kilometers, and that goes out of the usual of these tests that usually develop in urban circuits. The starting signal will be in Sant Mateu, a small town in the interior of the island, with a route that runs mainly through paths surrounded by pine trees and vegetation, and by picturesque towns such as Santa Gertrudis, until you reach the city of Ibiza Undoubtedly, it is an inescapable test within the calendar of the r At national and international level. In fact, it has participants from different parts of Europe. The test is approved by the RFEA and, being a flat path, allows athletes to improve their marks at these distances.

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5. Cruise to swim Ibiza World Heritage Site.

This trip takes place on Talamanca beach, where two distances are combined (3 or 6 km). The next 10 of May the swimmers will dispute this race in these crystalline waters of the municipality with the marine bottoms and the fields of posidonia to their feet, agreeing with the celebration of the declaration of Ibiza like Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO, between whose acts They include a spectacular medieval market. More information:

6. Formentera - Ibiza Ultraswim Swimming crossing.

Suitable for brave, the next 23 in May will take place the third edition of this swim crossing of 30 km, which links the islands of Formentera and Ibiza until you reach the municipality of Santa Eulària. In 2015, you can enjoy a more competitive race from the start because the distances between swimmers will not be so controlled, and in this way, the spectacular nature of the event is assured. Due to the social demand, this new edition will have two more coastal trips, suitable for all swimmers: one from 5 km away and the other from 750 m. The three modalities will end simultaneously at the beach of Santa Eulària des Riu, to convert the arrival of the participants in the great swimming party.

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7. Ibiza Triathlon Long distance

The island of Ibiza has always been a reference in the triathlon and has organized different tests of this endurance sport worldwide. In addition, its pleasant temperatures make it possible for participants to come to the island at this time to train (and compete). The next 25 in October, the triathletes have an appointment at the beach of Figueretas to participate in this competition in its purest form: a total of 4 km of swimming, 120 km of cycling and 30 km of foot race that will tour the cultural enclaves and most outstanding heritage sites of the municipality.

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8. Ibiza Trail Maraton

A total of 8, 21 and 42 kms of Trail Running The interior and the coast of Ibiza make this test one of the most spectacular. With departure and arrival in the municipality of Sant Antoni and its bay, despite its hardness, the athlete will feel accompanied on the roads by the great natural beauty of the island in this route with departure and arrival in the municipality of Sant Antoni. Date: November 1.

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9. Cycling Tour to Ibiza.

The road bike also has its place in Ibiza. The 5, 6, 7 and 8 days in December will be developed for cyclists who enjoy cycling in the Mediterranean environment of the island. In addition to the cycling tour, the Vuelta has a competitive aspect, in which the participants can check their strength in special stages.

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10 Popular Race of the Turkey Race.

Coinciding with the Vuelta Cicloturista a Ibiza, the December 8 will celebrate the cycling race with the most popular participation on the island: a total 800 cyclists attended at 2014. This test of 42 kms, with departure and arrival in the city of Ibiza, is also an opportunity to check the physical shape of its participants, since, to its popular character, a parallel competition is added. And all surrounded by the nature of the beautiful island of Pitiusa.

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The Councilor for Tourism, Mrs. Carmen Ferrer, says: "With the celebration of these sports events and competitions in times that are not high season, we want to think of Ibiza not only as a destination of sun and beach and summer, but as a destination for the whole year, where you do tourism and practice sports. These tests serve to know Ibiza from another perspective in all its splendor during any time of the year, and therefore, deseasonalize. In addition, they allow fans to enjoy all the nature of the island, both inland and on the coast, with its Mediterranean forests, paths, trails, spots and beaches. "

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