The island is a haven of calm that reaches May offering the best of sport
Sport and nature, hand in hand with the Balearic jewel. Lovers of the walks, runners and bikers find in Formentera 32 marked green routes, interlaced roads that total more than 100 kilometers, most of them accessible by bicycle. A place to dream where they also meet, first class sporting events, such as the Half Marathon (May 11), which runs the island from end to end covering 21 kilometers; the Marnatón (May 18), a swimming race in the open sea and offering two individual races of 4 and 11 kilometers; Formentera To Run, (from May 26 to June 2) an experience that combines holidays and competition that runs the island in five stages.
Culture and sport in a unique setting. May is an ideal month to discover Formentera taking advantage of the best events that uncover the magic of the small Balearic Islands. Sports enthusiasts can not miss the opportunity to visit the island during this fifth month of the year.
Formentera from end to end
The Half Marathon goes through Formentera from end to end, covering 21 kilometers. It takes place on May 11, with departure Far de la Mola and arrival Paseo de la Marina (La Savina), along with the reduced version of 8 kilometers, leaving at Sant Ferran and same previous arrival. Both tests usually summon thousands of participants from different origins and are a unique opportunity to travel a few kilometers of authentic natural beauty in an idyllic setting.
Open water swimming
Immaculate white sand and crystal clear waters. Something similar to see the sky in the sea. With the intense shades of blue, the Mediterranean looks different in Formentera. An island that has managed to find the perfect balance between tourism, respect for the environment and sport … In one of its most precious places, Ses Illetes, you can live this year a challenge full of emotions that combines all the ingredients.
From May 15 will take place the Raid Formentera, a three-stage test with routes of up to 17 kilometers, and the 18th will be the third crossing of Formentera, which will have two distances: one of four and another of 11 kilometers .
The Raid is a trial by stages in which, for three days, the teams formed by swimmer and kayaker will travel three sections, specially chosen according to the weather, around the island with distances ranging from 6,500 to 17,000 meters.
Coinciding with the last stage of the Raid will be the Marnaton -18th May- event limited to 300 swimmers per distance, always with the objective in mind of preserving the natural environment of the island. It is a journey in an idyllic setting, a dream for any lover of open waters. A plan that goes far beyond simply swimming.
‘Formentera To Run’, to know the paradise in 60 kilometers of cinto stages
Sport, nature and tourism in the last paradise of the Mediterranean, the island of Formentera. One of the main sports attractions of the small Balearic island takes place from May 26 to June 2: Formentera To Run. A high level competition with a program that combines a week of holidays with five stages of running on foot to complete a total of 60 kilometers through the most spectacular corners. There are two unified categories and with the right to the same services: Running, competitive category that fights the clock and the final classification; and walkers, not competitive without time and without classification, only with arrival order.
It is a sporting event in a magical and paradisiac environment where the light of the Mediterranean acquires a different charm. The race is organized in such a way that each stage is celebrated in a completely different area of the island so that the competitors end up knowing in depth what Formentera can offer.