Organised sporting events of particular note include the following:
Kayaking: IV Concentración Popular de Kayak Menorca 2012
Now a popular fixture on the sporting calendar, the forth annual kayak gathering for all the family will take place on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May. During the two days, two excursions will be organised enabling you to paddle while enjoying the sea and scenery with friends and family. The six hour trip will include enough time to have lunch, swim and sunbathe making it a great day out for everyone.
For more information and registration, visit: www.kayakmenorca.menorca.es.
Classic & Latin Sailing: II Encuentro de Barcas Clásicas y Vela Latina 2012
On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May, the second meeting of classic and Latin sail boats will take place at Cala Galdana.
For further information, visit: www.amicsdelamar.blogspot.com.
Cross Country Trekkiing: Trail Camí de Cavalls (185,30km) 2012
Taking place from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 May, the Camí de Cavalls Trail is a nonstop endurance race around the bridle path that encircles Menorca, covering 185,3km and setting off from Ciutadella town on Friday 18 May at 08.00 hrs. All competitors will have 52 hours to complete the track, which includes a total of 2,863m in slopes.
For further information, visit: www.trailmenorca.com.
Mountain Biking: Nonstop Cavalls de Ferro 2012
On Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 2012, Menorca will hold its first nonstop 180km mountain bike rally around the Camí de Cavalls, organised by Menorcasport. Participants will depart at 05.00 hrs from Ciutadella town and the challenge is to able complete the route in just 24 hours.
For further information and registration, visit: www.cavallsdeferro.com.
Cycling: IX Ruta de los Faros 2012
Now in its ninth year, this well established cycling event around the lighthouses of Menorca will take place on Saturday 12 May. In just one day, participants will have to cover over 200km, the bonus being that they will see some of Menorca’s most spectacular scenery as they cycle from lighthouse to lighthouse as well as to the top of Monte Toro, the island’s highest point. Organised by the Asociación Cicloturista de Menorca (Bicycle Touring Association), the Route Around The Lighthouses of Menorca, which counts for the Challenge Bicycle Tour of the Balearic Islands on 12th May 2012.
For further information, visit: www.menorcacicloturista.com.
Horse Fair: XVI Feria del Caballo de Menorca
The sixteenth Pure Breed Menorcan Horse Fair takes place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May at the Recinte Firal (Exhibition Centre) in Es Mercadal. Each year, the Pure Breed Owners and Breeders Association get together to celebrate the famous Raça Menorquina, with competitions for best in class as well as all sorts of equestrian activities to enjoy, the highlight of which is the main prize for the best pure bred Menorquina horse. A great event for all horse lovers.
For further information, visit: www.cavalls-menorca.com.
Find out more
Full details about all Fiesta del Mar activities, dates and prices can be found on the website: www.menorcafiestadelmar.es (select the English version). Please note that the discounted prices published are only valid if booked through the Fiesta del Mar website or direct with one of the three Estación Náutica offices in Mahón, Ciutadalla and Fornells, as detailed below.