The stage race around Menorca, which can be run on foot or by mountain bike, in paired teams or in the solo modality, incorporates a new main sponsor, releases a new route, launches an app and will be broadcast by streaming.
Menorca (03/11/2022).- The countdown to the eighth edition of the ARTIEM Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º is about to begin. There are just hours left for the start of the race, which will be held in three stages on November 4, 5 and 6 along a route that will go around Menorca. As usual, you can participate on foot or in mountain biking and by teams of two (male, female or mixed) or in the solo modality.
This year, however, the novelties accumulate: ARTIEM Hotels debuts as main sponsor, the race launches an app full of features for participants and will be broadcast by live streaming. All this without losing, obviously, its philosophy of respect for the environment or its personality that makes it a unique event.
There will be a total of 350 participants, divided into the Epic TrailRun 360º, Epic MountainBike 360º and Experience 360º modalities. Of these, 85% come from outside the island: 70% from various parts of the Spanish geography and 15% from up to thirteen countries, from Europe, Canada, or South Africa.
This Thursday, November 3, the official presentation was held at the ARTIEM Audax hotel in Cala Galdana, which will be the event center where the main events of the program will take place, from the distribution of numbers to the awards ceremony and the end of race party.
Among the dignitaries who participated were Joana Gomila, mayor of Ciutadella; Josep Pastrana, vice-president of the Fundació Foment del Turisme de Menorca; Miquel Maria, sports councilor of the Consell Insular de Menorca; Willy Diaz, commercial director and CEO of 2028; Mònica Planella, administrative director of the Foundation for People with Disabilities of Menorca; as well as the organizers Joan Febrer and Clara Fullana.
All of them have been congratulated for the consolidation of an event that celebrates the eighth edition and that contributes to give an image of Menorca that responds to solid social and environmental values, while opening the way towards the deseasonalization and the lengthening of the tourist season. In addition to reviewing the history of the ARTIEM Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º, Joan Febrer has influenced the important novelties of this year.
Race Circuit Uncut
For the first time in the history of the ARTIEM Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º, the participants of the TrailRun Epic 360º and MountainBike Epic 360º categories will face a route that will cover the entire perimeter of the island, mainly through the historic Camí de Cavalls (GR 223), in the three stages of the race. As always, the participants of the Experience 360º category will be dedicated to a shorter route, which will also preserve the atmosphere of the Camí de Cavalls and take them through the most emblematic landscapes of Menorca.
Stage 1: Camí del Pilar – Maó (TrailRun / MTB: 68 km and 1.578 m.d. / Experience: Addaia – Maó, 31 km and 633 m.d.). This stage runs through a large part of the north of the island, starting with the section with the highest slope of the entire race. It passes by emblematic beaches such as Pregonda or Cavalleria and the Natural Park of s’Albufera des Grau.
Stage 2: Es Castell – Cala Galdana (TrailRun: 54 km and 826 m.d. / MTB: 56 km and 855 m.d. / Experience: Es Canutells – Cala Galdana, 31 km and 587 m.d.). This stage covers the south of Menorca in all its splendor, with its limestone rocks, its white sand beaches surrounded by pine forests and its ravines that give character to its relief.
Stage 3: Camí del Pilar – Cala Galdana (TrailRun: 64 km and 772 m.d. / MTB: 63 km and 795 m.d. / Experience: Ciutadella – Cala Galdana, 31 km and 215 m.d.). This stage crosses the west of Menorca, characterized by the great contrasts between the hard rocky stretches of coastline, forest areas and the characteristic coves of white sand of the south.
The participants of the ARTIEM Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º 2022 will have for the first time a magnificent tool with which they can stay permanently informed about everything they need around the race. The organization launched the new app where you can consult the routes, tracks, services, locations, schedules, classifications, daily photo album and much more.
It can be downloaded now at: app.epiccdc360.com.
Live streaming Broadcast
The ARTIEM Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º 2022 will go down in history as the first Menorcan race of its kind that will be broadcast by live streaming. Fans who want to can connect with the island and enjoy live the course of the three stages. For the first time, you can get the idea from a distance of how spectacular and technically demanding the route is.
The retransmission can be followed by the Youtube Channel of Camí de Cavalls 360º.
Philosophy and Impact+
Above all the novelties and the sporting challenge, the ARTIEM Epic Cami de Cavalls 360º remains firm in its commitment to respect for the environment. The regulations of the race clearly stipulate the commitment to good environmental practices that runners assume with their registration. For years now, the event has not used single-use cups and requires marking with the bib number all the containers and wrappers that the participants carry throughout the course of the race. In addition, you can not leave the marked route, shout, or emit loud noises, among other measures. The race crosses a multitude of natural spaces, often fragile and many of them protected, among which the Natural Park of s’Albufera des Grau and the areas of the Natura 2000 Network stand out.
On the other hand, it is worth remembering that the ARTIEM Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º has been participating for years in the project for the conservation of the Camí de Cavalls promoted by the organizing company 40º Nord. A part of the amount of each registration – as well as the voluntary contributions of the participants – is destined to actions of maintenance and conservation of this historic trail.
This year, in addition, the ARTIEM Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º has gone a step further in order to achieve a positive environmental impact, with the Impact+ program. During the weeks prior to the event, outings were organized to clean sections of the race together with the ARTIEM team, especially in areas of beaches and parking lots. From the social perspective, and in conjunction with the Foundation for People with Disabilities of Menorca, we have worked so that members of this entity are part of the team of volunteers and enjoy the race days.
A Unique Race
This has never been a race like the others. It has always been an original event, with unique characteristics and with an unquestionable appeal for all those who have been part of it. “One island, three stages, one epic adventure” is the eternal slogan of a challenge that year after year leads participants to “start as strangers, continue as friends and end up becoming family”, in the words of many of them after crossing the finish line.
The Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º was born in 2015, from the creativity of the Camí de Cavalls 360º team. In fact, the race was part of the initial project of Camí de Cavalls 360º, as a competitive option between the offer of the self-guided route and the rhythm of the participant that the company 40 Nord Outdoor develops since its foundation in 2011.
The ARTIEM Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º 2022 is an event sponsored by the Fundació Foment del Turisme de Menorca, with the collaboration of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan of the Government of Spain, funded by the European Union – Next Generation EU and the Tourism Strategy Agency of the Government of the Balearic Islands. An event that works on the promotion of a tourism different from the sun and beach, in search of the deseasonalization and lengthening of the season.