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Nearly 120 participants in eighth Formentera Volta Cicloturista mountain bike race

foto 2023iv volta cicloToday the Office of Sports of the Consell de Formentera and Espalmador Sport Grup (Grup Esportiu Espalmador, GEE) presented the eighth Formentera Volta Cicloturista, a mountain bike race that will see participants cycling round the island on Saturday and Sunday. In total, there are two stages of approximately 72 km each that travel the circumference of the island. The second stage will be the same route as the first day, but in the opposite direction. For both stages, contestants will set out from Sant Francesc at 9.00am and arrive where they departed.

As Paula Ferrer, sports councillor, put it, "the Volta Cicloturista for mountain bikers is a very attractive event for fans of this sport in the islands and also offers the chance to visit the island at an ideal time before the tourist season".

Currently about 120 participants have signed up and registration is open until tomorrow Friday at 8.00pm on www.elitechip.net.

The race will have two refreshment points, one in Sant Francesc and the other at the lighthouse of La Mola, approximately halfway along the route.

20 April 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

This weekend, Estany des Peix site of inaugural Trasmapi Windsurf and Windfoil Cup

This weekend the Office of Sports of the Consell de Formentera, and Formentera Surf Club will organise the first Trasmapi Windsurf Cup with roughly fifty local competitors and the Ibizan sailing clubs of Sant Antoni and Santa Eulària.

The competition will take place in the waters of Estany des Peix and include three races each day starting at 11.30am. The Nautical Sports Centre of Formentera (CENF) will host the event. Only the windsurfing competition will be held in the event there is not enough wind for the foiling event.

20 April 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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Formentera hosts workshop on linguistic assertiveness

The Directorate General of Language Policy of the Balearic Government and local chapter of Obra Cultural Balear, in collaboration with the Language Advisory Service of the Consell de Formentera, have organised a workshop on linguistic assertiveness on Formentera as part of "Move Your Tongue" (Mou la llengua). The event will be held 4 May, 5.00pm to 8.00pm at the Consell de Formentera conference room (sala d'actes).

Workshop participants will analyse the most common situations of discomfort expressing oneself in Catalan and will seek satisfactory solutions based on a strategic approach to social interactions. They will learn and practice behavioural resources aimed at helping speakers use Catalan more often and more comfortably.

The "Mou la llengua" campaign aims to promote the social use of the Catalan language and encourages using Catalan and sharing it with everyone, for example by starting conversations in Catalan with strangers or not switching to another language unnecessarily.

Link to the registration form

19 April 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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Consell and Formentera Basketball Club renew collaboration agreement to develop and coordinate club's lower categories

foto 2023iv basketToday Ana Juan, president of the Consell de Formentera, and Manuel Mayans, president of Formentera Basketball Club, have renewed a collaboration agreement which was first signed last year to develop and coordinate the lower categories of the club. The Consell will contribute €25,000 to defray part of the club's expenses stemming from practices and promoting sport, not to mention from promoting values related to sport. Paula Ferrer, sports councillor, was also present at the signing.

18 April 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Formentera All Round Trail welcomes more than 600 participants and launches 12.5K race

foto 2023iv fartThis weekend the island welcomes the 12th Formentera All Round Trail (FART). The three standard trials - the 72K FART, the 42K Half Round Formentera Trail, and the 21K Tros de FART- will take place Saturday 15 April, and a new 12.5K race will make its début Sunday. All told, roughly 620 participants are registered between the three races of a competition that is organised by the Consell de Formentera, Son Marçal Sports Club and Elitechip.

Running along the Formentera coastline, FART participants will set out at 9.00am from the Port of La Savina. For their part, runners in the Half Round Formentera Trail will depart at 11.30am from Platja des Arenals. Runners in the Tros de FART will get their start at 4.30pm, setting out from Es Caló. All three trials end at the Port of La Savina. In a first, Sunday 16 April at 10.00am there will be a fun run alongside Estany Pudent and Ses Salines. This trial is open to everyone, even those that competed the previous day. It is worth remembering that the FART can also be done in relay pairs.

Formentera's spring of sport
Ana Juan, president of the Consell de Formentera, said that the FART's combination of outdoor sport and respect for the environment made it "one of the biggest events on our sports calendar". The president stressed that "spring is an ideal time to enjoy sports on our island".

Alejandra Ferrer, vice president and tourism councillor, said that "whether for sport or culture, Consell-backed events tuned to extending the tourist season are perfect for enjoying Formentera at its quietest and most natural".

For her part, Paula Ferrer, sports councillor, said, "After iconic Easter-season competitions in judo and the Ophiusa regatta, next weekend Formentera will host the all-terrain cyclists' Volta Cicloturista and a new windsurfing and wingfoil trial organised by the Office of Sports, and in May we will have the Half Marathon, the Marnatón and Formentera to Run".

Caring for the environment
Since part of the FART takes place inside protected areas, which will be properly identified and marked, participating in the event means agreeing to follow special rules. Among other restrictions, in these zones runners may not use noise-makers, stray from the established route or litter. Each participant must mark their gels and bars with their bib number.

Six refreshment areas will be set up along the route.

12 April 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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