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3# Neda el Món Illes Formigues - Illes Medes, Calella Palafrugell, Spain

Saturday, 3 October, 2015 (All day)

Illes Formigues - Illes Medes


Would you dare to attack the Formigues- Medes? Would you feel up to swimming the most spectacular passage in Catalonia? Would you have enough courage to face the biggest challenge of the Catalan coast? The Formigues- Medes is the longest open waters passage organised in Catalonia every year.

You will be able to enjoy the most famous Costa Brava sceneries: the Formigues Islands, the Sant Sebastià lighthouse, Tamariu, la Punta del Mut, Aiguablava, Sa Tuna, Aiguafreda, El Cap de Begur, Pals beach and the Medes Islands.

The registration fee is € 295. You must get registered in the group that swims at your usual open sea speed: 2,8km/h, 3km/h, 3,2km/h or 3,4km/h.

Tecnichal sheet

Place: Calella Palafrugell
Date: 03th October 2015
Field: Sea
Distance: 22,300 m
Start point: Formigues Islands
End point: Medes Islands
Limit of participants: 36


Illes Formigues - Illes Medes, 22'3km


Up till now, only twenty-four swimmers achieved it!

Click here to see who were the pioneers of this spectacular passage and the ranking up till now.

Training planning

If you sign up for the Medes-Formigues crossing before 31st January 2015 for only €225, you will benefit from a free training planning:  the same planning Neda el Món is organising for the swimmers who are getting prepared for the Straits of Gibraltar crossing. This planning consists of online training as well as real training, including  a pool test session in Barcelona February the 7th, and four open sea trainings during this year, also in Barcelona.