Walking Ibiza Charity Adventure April 22-26 2014

Velo Club Ibiza were proud to be able to help out on Walking Ibiza’s 4 day charity challenge last week.  We provided the bikes, consulted on the route and provided guided assistance to the 7 plucky adventurers on the two mountain bike sections. Who  navigated the whole island in 4 days by trekking, kayaking and riding. Congratulations to all involved and everyone who pledged and donated to help raise funds for the charities involved

APNEEF – an Ibiza and Formentera based group working with children who have special educational needs. Their objectives are to improve the development and evolution of these children and to increase their quality of life and social integration by means of specialised programmes such as psychomotor therapy, equine therapy, multi-sensory stimulation, manual workshops and hydrotherapy.

The Samasound Association is the other organisation set to benefit from this fund-raiser. By offering sound healing to patients fighting cancer and other illnesses, results of this effective treatment are incredible and include strengthening of the immune system and allaying stress, leading to wonderful improvements in critical situations.

Day 1 of the adventure saw us head down to Salinas on a route that took us up the west coast

Day 1 of the adventure saw us head down to Salinas on a route that took us up the west coast

At the top of Salinas we hooked a right onto the trail that climbs then drops you down to Cap Des Falco

At the top of Salinas we hooked a right onto the trail that climbs then drops you down to Cap Des Falco

Climbing out of Es Cubells

Climbing out of Es Cubells

Day 4of the Challenge was part 2 of the biking. Starting at Playa Figueral we headed down the East coast...

Day 4 of the Challenge was part 2 of the biking. Starting at Playa Figueral we headed down the East coast…

 

Rding righta along the coastline passing the natural spring at Pou De Lleo

Riding right  along the coastline passing the natural spring at Pou De Lleo

We then rode straight into Cala Nova stopping for a quick coffee and to take in the views!

We then rode straight into Cala Nova stopping for a quick coffee and to take in the views!

Here the group heads out of Es Canar...with smiles all round!

Here the group heads out of Es Cana…with smiles all round!

As a bit of luxury for 4 days of blood sweat and tears...there was a lunch stop at the beautiful Amante Restaurant at Sol Den Serra

As a bit of luxury for 4 days of blood sweat and tears…there was a lunch stop at the beautiful Amante Restaurant at Sol Den Serra

The final stretch saw some steep sections through Roca Lisa towards S'Estanyol

The final stretch saw some steep sections through Roca Lisa towards S’Estanyol

 

Final Camino action coming into Cap Martinet

Final Camino action coming into Cap Martinet

The final stretch of tarmac for the 7 adventurers, past the Marina to the finish line at Eivissa Town Port!

The final stretch of tarmac for the 7 adventurers, past the Marina to the finish line at Eivissa Town Port!