After the European Ramblers Association (ERA) was recognized by the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games (ICMG) as the international federation of reference for Aqua Walking, the steering committee of this sport within the ERA has decided to develop a European competition through an annual challenge.
Thus was born the idea of carrying out the first edition of the European Aqua Walking Challenge, organized by the Federation of Hiking Entities of Catalonia (FEEC). An event of the first order that will feature the participation of the best athletes of the teams of France, Italy, Catalonia and Bavaria. A unique opportunity to see for the first time in our country the cracks of this sport that was born in France in 2005 and that has landed strongly in Catalonia for four years, with more and more clubs and athletes practicing.
For three days, between 23 and 25 September 2022, Rastell beach, located in the municipality of Roses (Costa Brava; Catalonia), will see the fiercest fight between the best athletes in this discipline in the men’s 200-meter doubles event and female, 50 meters individual with male and female paddle, 800 meters mixed binomial and the 4×50 meters mixed relay test. The race scheme, which is identical to that of the Mediterranean Beach Games, will guarantee a high-level sporting spectacle! Not forgetting the Aqua Beach Trail on a mixed course in the sea and on the sand
Participants and the public accompanying the 1st European Water Walk Challenge will be staying at the Prestige Goya Park Hotel, part of the Prestige hotel chain. Located 200 meters from Santa Margarita Beach and just 1 km from the center of Roses, this 3-star hotel stands out for its comfortable rooms with complete bathroom, terrace and TV with international satellite channels, pool area , mini golf, numerous petanque courts and all the services to ensure a great stay.
The town of Roses, located in a bay with 3,000 years of history, has a marked Mediterranean essence and an important tourist and seafaring tradition. Located in a unique natural environment, in the north of the Costa Brava, less than 30 km from the French border, 65 km from Girona and 160 km from Barcelona, it is a gateway to the Cap de Creus Natural Park. The origins date back to the 8th century BC, with the arrival of the Rodis and the foundation of the Greek city of Rodes. These historical events ended up being hallmarks of a modern, culturally active population, the result of coexistence with other populations and civilizations. We invite you to browse through this town full of charm…More information