A new edition of the ARTIEM Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º will be held on November 3, 5 and 5 November along a route that goes all the way around Menorca. As usual, the race is run on foot or mountain bike and in teams of two (male, female or mixed) or in the solo modality.
ARTIEM Hotels will continue to be the main sponsor, and the race can be followed live with the application full of features for participants and live streaming. All this without losing, obviously, its philosophy of respect for the environment and its personality that makes it a unique event.
Last year, in 2022, there were a total of 350 participants, divided into the TrailRun Epic 360º, MountainBike Epic 360º and Experience 360º modalities. Of these, 85% came from outside the island: 70% from various parts of Spain and 15% from up to thirteen countries, from Europe, Canada and South Africa.
The participants of the categories TrailRun Epic 360º and MountainBike Epic 360º will face a route that covers the entire perimeter of the island, mainly along the historic Camí de Cavalls (GR 223), in the three stages of the race. As always, the participants of the Experience 360º category faced a shorter route, which also preserves the atmosphere of the Camí de Cavalls and took them through the most emblematic landscapes of Menorca.
- Stage 1: Camí del Pilar - Maó (TrailRun / MTB: 68 km and 1,578 m.a.s.l. / Experience: Addaia - Maó, 31 km and 633 m.a.s.l.). This stage covers a large part of the north of the island, starting with the steepest stretch of the entire race. It passes by emblematic beaches such as Pregonda or Cavalleria and the Parc Natural de 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.). The south of Menorca in all its splendour, with its limestone rocky outcrops, its white sandy 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.a.d. / MTB: 63 km and 795 m.a.d. / Experience: Ciutadella - Cala Galdana, 31 km and 215 m.a.d.). This stage runs through the west of Menorca, characterised by the great contrasts between the hard rocky stretches of coastline, wooded areas and the characteristic white sandy coves of the south.
The ARTIEM Epic Cami de Cavalls 360º remains firm in its commitment to respect for the environment. The race rules clearly stipulate the commitment to good environmental practices that runners assume with their registration.
For several years now, the event has not used single-use cups and all containers and wrappers that participants carry with them throughout the race must be marked with their bib number. In addition, it is also forbidden to leave the marked route, shout or make noise, among other measures. The race crosses a multitude of natural spaces, often fragile and many of them protected, including the Parc Natural de s'Albufera des Grau and the Natura 2000 Network areas.
On the other hand, it is worth remembering that 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 organising company 40º Nord. A part of the amount of each registration fee -as well as the voluntary contributions of the participants- is destined to actions for the maintenance and conservation of this historic path.
In addition, the ARTIEM Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º has gone a step further in order to achieve a positive environmental impact, creating together with the ARTIEM team the IMPACT+ programme. During the weeks prior to the event, outings were organised to clean up sections of the race together with the ARTIEM team, especially in beach areas and car parkings.
From the social perspective, and in collaboration with the Foundation for People with Disabilities of Menorca, we have worked to ensure that members of this entity form part of the volunteers team to enjoy the race days.
The participants of the ARTIEM Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º 2023 will continue to have at their disposal a magnificent tool with which they can keep permanently informed about everything they need around the race. The organization publishes in this mobile application the routes, tracks, services, locations, schedules, classifications, daily photo album and much more.
It can be accessed at: app.epiccdc360.com
A unique race
It has never been a race like any other. It has always been an original event, with unique characteristics and an unquestionable attraction for all those who have taken part in it. "One island, three stages, one epic adventure" is the timeless slogan of a challenge that year after year leads participants to "start as strangers, continue as friends and finish as 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 Camí de Cavalls 360º project, as a competitive option among the self-guided and self-paced route that the company 40 Nord Outdoor has been developing since its foundation in 2011.
ARTIEM Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º 2023 is an event that works to promote a different type of tourism from that of sun and beach, in search of the deseasonalisation and lengthening of the season.
ARTIEM Audax, official accommodation
The ARTIEM Audax hotel in Cala Galdana is the optimal choice to participate in the ARTIEM Epic CdC 360º. It ensures the best experience, services adapted to the needs of the participants and the greatest ease at a logistical level. The organization of the delivery of bibs, briefings, transfers, schedules, services... everything revolves around the hotel.
You can make your reservation at the time of registration or later from your registration profile. In addition, accommodation is available for both participants and their companions.
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