PRESENTATION by the Director of the event
We are delighted to announce the XIV Orienteering event ‘Trofeo Quijotes – Cinco Días de España’, which will take place in the heart of the Cuenca Mountains in 2020. The Castilla – La Mancha Orienteering Federation is working closely with others regional clubs in order to organize this great challenge in the unbeatable scenario of Cuenca.
“This tournament is the results of the ‘Trofeo Quijotes in 2016’ and many Spanish Orienteer’s still keep the feeling of racing around the gigantic rocks in the mythical ‘Ciudad Encantada’. There are plenty of choices where the participants have enjoyed previously in the surrounding areas such as los ‘Callejones de Las Majadas’ or ‘La Muela de San Felipe’. Both are stunning landscapes for practising Orienteering ideally. Orienteers, every year, keep coming to the SOC (Serrania Orientering Camp) for a week to enjoy the blessing of our nature” – says Montse Rodríguez. From now on, we wish to share the International event with you and to accomplish this intrepid adventure in August of 2020.
The Cuenca Mountains offer the satisfactory conditions to promote Orienteering races. We have the different locations set, the willing cartographer already working in the land and a total amount of six maps in a year ahead. Please, go and search for the rocky grounds such as: ‘La Cueva del Hierro y Carrascosa’, ‘Fresneda de la Sierra’ mostly plenty of oak trees, ‘Cañamares’ and its slopes of Austrian pine, the incredible pine forest, the stones in ‘La Muela de Marojales’ and the historical backdrop of the Priego’s city.
It is important to pin down the low population density along with the pure woods. So, the challenge is clear.
Taking into account the dates of the event (from the 26th to 30th of August 2020) and the altitude (4921ft), we will enjoy a mild weather which will be far away from the Mediterranean hit. Moreover the competition programme will allow us to enjoy with the cultural and adventurous features in the province of Cuenca.
Facts speak for themselves and the committed human team, plenty of recognised technical support and organizational experience, is working closely on the ‘Cinco Días de España de 2020’. This is an event not to be missed. Save the date!
Montserrat Rodríguez Guixà
Directora del Trofeo Quijotes – 5 días de España