Annual Swimming Expedition across Spain’s Largest Marine Reserve: Travesía a nado
Each year, the prestigious Travesía a nado swimming endurance event is hosted between the islands of Lanzarote and La Graciosa. This renowned swimming challenge takes place within El Río, Spain’s largest Marine Reserve, and is regarded as a must-experience event in the Canary Islands. As this annual tradition continues, each subsequent event garners more anticipatory excitement than the last.
The challenge commences from Playa de Bajo Risco on Lanzarote island. Participants make their way to the finish line located on the Caleta de Sebo beach on La Graciosa island. With a race distance of roughly 2600 metres, participants are offered a window of 1 hour post the first participant’s arrival to complete the race.
The Travesía a nado focal point is the Caleta de Sebo pier on La Graciosa. Here, a group warm-up occurs, and participants embark the organisation’s boats for a group transfer to the race’s start line at Bajo Risco beach on Lanzarote Island.
The registration period for the endurance event opens on June 19, precisely at 8:30 a.m. local time. Don’t hesitate as places tend to fill up fast given the popularity of this unique swimming challenge amidst the beautiful setting of Spain’s largest Marine Reserve.