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Top sporting events on Ibiza this spring

Ibiza transforms right now into an open-air sports arena - join in!

Spring time on Ibiza is renowned for its tranquillity, floral beauty and bright sunny weather. It is also the time that the locals and visitors to the island get out their running shoes, get on a bike or take to the water - and with warm, though not too hot, temperatures, the island makes an ideal open-air sport arena.

At this time of year, the whole island seems to go sport mad, as roads are closed and fitness lovers reclaim the streets. Participation is encouraged - most events are open to all comers - or you can just go along to watch and enjoy the party atmosphere at the finish lines.

Here is a selection of events that mixes cycling, running and sailing. Choose whichever one suits your groove.

Bike enthusiasts should also head to our Cycling and Walking page, where you'll find cycle tours taking place all year round.

Passeig a Passeig

17 March

Join the 250 participants so far signed up for a mad dash on foot, bicycle or inline skates over a distance of 15 km, from the port of Ibiza Town to the centre of Santa Eulalia in this year's Passeig a Passeig, literally a trip from to and from the main promenades of each town. You will need to get your skates on if you wish to take part in this crazy race, as registration closes on Friday 15 March.

Ibiza Marathon

6 April

The third Ibiza Marathon is an evening race will take runners on a journey through 42 km of fabulous Ibizan scenery. Setting off from the walled citadel of Dalt Vila in Ibiza Town, the route will plunge deep into the interior of the island, past white-painted fincas and beautifully tended farmlands around Puig den Vals, San Mateo and Santa Gertrudis. Then it's back towards the coast via Punta Arabí and Es Caná for a final flourish by the sea, before crossing the finish line in Santa Eulalia. Registration costs €70 before 31 March and €90 thereafter.

Vuelta Ibiza MTB

19-21 April

The standout event for spring in the cycling calendar is the Vuelta Ibiza MTB, a rip-roaring mountain bike tour of the island, returning for its 19th edition this Easter 2019. Three stages, spread over three days, will explore 230 km of unbeatable scenery and almost 6000 metres of elevation changes. Many other activities are programmed to entertain the whole family and given that over 1000 riders took part last year, it's best to sign up now.


18 - 21 April

The Ruta de la Sal (link in Spanish) or "Salt Route" takes place over Easter weekend and is one of Spain's most popular offshore sailing regattas. This long-running annual event began in 1989 to commemorate the heroic sailors who, in the mid nineteenth century, set out to Ibiza for salt due to a serious scarcity in Barcelona. More than 300 yachts will compete for the prestigious trophy, with three routes departing from Barcelona, Denia and Mallorca on 18 April. Yachting enthusiasts will be out in force to welcome the plucky mariners home as they converge on the finish line in the Port of San Antonio.

Ibiza mEDIA Maratón

27 April

Join around 1200 runners as they sprint into the Saturday evening sunshine in one of Ibiza's biggest sporting events, the Ibiza Media Maratón (Half Marathon). This 21 km route goes from San José to Ibiza Town and tours along the south coast via Cala Jondal and Sant Jordi. A simultaneous, much less arduous, 10 km run will depart from the Sant Jordi Hippodrome with the same end destination. To enter the race, you'll pay €25 for the half marathon and €20 for the shorter run.

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