If we combine such a sublime environment as that of Fuerteventura with one of the sports which best keeps us in touch with the environment around us, then the FudeNaS Military Civic Test comes into existence.
This island of the Canary Archipelago of infinite turquoise beaches, hosts one of the most important cycling events in the Autonomous Community.
Riding a bicycle is a fantastic exercise, but if you do it in such a privileged place, then it will be an unforgettable experience! ?
Discover this contest with us and be inspired to participate, either on your bike or by encouraging others in incredible days during which fun and companionship are assured.
Don’t miss the FudeNaS cycling adventure!
What is the FudeNaS Test?
The FudeNaS Cycling Tour runs through Fuerteventura from north to south. It is organized with the support of the army and civilian institutions. Some of them are:
- Club Deportivo Soria 9.
- Regiment of Infantry “Soria” 9.
- Quartering services unit.
- Other units of the Infantry Brigade “Canarias” XVI.
- Canary Islands Government.
- Demarcation of Coasts of the Canary Islands.
- The Chapter of Fuerteventura.
- The Town Councils of the Island, Insular Direction, the Forces and Corps of Security, the Civil Guard and the Local Police.
It is done by mountain bike ( MTB ) for a journey of about 150 kilometres. It is a tough test so you have to be in good physical shape and eager to exceed our own limits! ?
Its main purpose is to promote sport, healthy living and good habits, as well as to spread and share the values of the military institution – all in an unrivalled setting!
It starts in Corrajelo, in the north of the island. The goal is reach the town of Morro Jable, in the south.
Its route runs along roads, trails and tracks. It will make us enjoy the dunes, volcanoes and beaches which we will find along our way.
The test has two types of variants:
This category is approved by the Canarian Cycling Federation and is carried out in a single day. The age limit to participate is 19 years old.
It is done in two days. The first day (about 70 km of the stage) will end in an area called Campamento Central, where participants, upon payment of a fee and with a limited number of places, have the right to stay, clean, and take several meals.
The second day is the final stage of about 80 km to reach the finish line. In this category, the age limit is 16 years, but you need your parents’ permission.
For both the Race and the Route, the maximum age to participate is 74.
The number of participants in the test usually exceeds 3,000 people. It looks like a lot of spots, but they are quickly filled thanks to the great popularity of the event.
For many, the important thing about this experience is to have a good time, meet people, enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the road … so the organization rewards all participants with several items, including a certificate of having attended the test and a medal for those who cross the finish line in Morro Jable.
Likewise, the first three people of each category to reach the end of the race will receive medals and prizes. The winner (both male and female) will be given his or her corresponding jersey that accredits him or her as a result.
There are also different types of team prizes in the Race category.
FudeNaS: Dates and registration.
The next FudeNaS Test will take place in 2020. The registration period runs from 01 to 20 June of that year.
Remember that users of the Campamento Central must pay an extra supplement when registering. Also, military, Civil Guard and participants belonging to the cycling federation will have a discount.
The date of the event (which is usually the last weekend of October), as well as the registration fee is still to be determined.
The basic fee also includes the use of various refreshment stations, technical assistance and physiotherapy services, transfer of personal luggage and insurance among others.
In the office page of the event you will be able to obtain the updated information about the event.
Don’t forget that more than 7000 people, including national and international racers, family members and visitors, stay on Fuerteventura during the test dates, so if you are going to visit the island during that time, book your flights, hotel and car rental in advance.
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