Camí de Cavalls 360º, including the Epic 360º race, is an activity that makes use of a public and fragile resource that the Camí de Cavalls is. Although they represent a tiny part of the real human pressure that is now assuming the Camí de Cavalls and the natural areas through which it passes, we are aware of our responsibility in the correct use and promotion of this public resource.
That is why we decided to make a step forward: from now on, our activities will raise funds that will go directly to preservation measures and actions for the Camí de Cavalls path. The proceeds of these funds will be made through contributions of the Camí de Cavalls 360º and Epic 360º participants.
This way, we are in line with one of our central ideas: in the context of a tourist destination and a small region like Menorca, the best guarantee of long-term preservation of a natural area or a trail is not to try to isolate or disuse it; on the contrary, the best guarantee of preservation is a responsible use of this space or road.
This action will take place from November, especially taking advantage of the opening of registration for the Epic 360º on November 10th.
Camí de Cavalls 360º is from the beginning an activity liable in respect for the environment. It is done in very small groups (average of about 2.3 people per group) spread over the 12 months of the year. In addition, participants remain in the minimum time required natural areas, as the overnight is always done in accommodation in urban areas.
Also Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º race shares those same principles. One of the main goals of the Epic 360º is the awareness and education of participants in the responsible use of the trails and the respect for natural areas where the race takes place. Far from any crowds, for the 2017 edition the event will have a limit of 100 participants (average) in each modality.
That is why we believe that an event of this kind is not a threat to the environment in any way, but on the contrary it is an exceptional opportunity to do educational work, and reach the goal of respecting the natural areas not only during the course of the race, but also the rest of the year. In any case, the environmental awareness is not forged in an office or in a classroom, but in contact with nature.
From now on, we will not only do this pedagogical work, but also will generate financial resources to help the maintenance and conservation of the trail and the areas where it goes through.