Kalabria Coast to Coast
The first Multiplier Sport Event of the MEW Project, "Kalabria Coast to Coast" 2018, took place on Sunday September 23rd. The 35 km walk organized by Kalabria Trekking Association has seen more than 300 people walking from the Ionian coast to the Tyrrhenian coast through a breathtaking path. The route, which involved 6 Municipalities, started at 8:00 am in San Vito sullo Ionio, stopped at Lake Acero, at "Castagnara" forest Chalet in Monterosso Calabro and at the naturalistic oasis of Lake Angitola, and finally ended around 8:30 pm in Pizzo, where the participants have been welcomed by the final party with ethno-pop concert and Calabrian typical products tasting.
The event, come now at its 6th edition, has succeeded even this year in involving young and old, men and women, coming from everywhere to share the same passion for nature and outdoor sports. The walk, which at the same time promotes the Italian territory and gives value to its beauties, already gets prepared for the next year with a longer and more structured formula, with 55 km divided into two days - has anticipated the President of the Association Lorenzo Boseggia at the end of the walk.
Thanks to its tried-and-tested format, the always impeccable organization and the collaboration with Csen, Federtrek and Asl Rome 2, the event became this year part of the Multiplier Sport Events of the European MEW Project, that has scheduled 4 events in Italy to promote walking as a physical activity, free and without the need for special equipment, that can make everyone daily lifestyle more active and healty. Within the “Movement Environment Well-being” project (MEW), which is also developing and testing a protocol of activity made of small movements and good habits that can fight sedentariness, all the European partners (from Germany, Portugal, Ireland, Great Britain, Romania, Latvia, Holland and Italy) organized at least one event in the next six months to promote the project, support and motivate the participants of the experimentation and encourage everyone's daily physical activity, through simple movements such as walking or cycling.
The next events scheduled in Italy will be held in Lazio Region. The first one will be the “National Walking Day” that will cross Rome on October 14th, from the Nomentana Station to the Testaccio district, along an urban route that will pass through wonderful parks and ancient roads. The Multiplier Event of November 10th and 11th will be held in the province of Rieti. It will start at Castel di Tora, will pass through Pozzagli and Orvinio, will reach the second day Cima Freddo, La Posta village, the Garden of the senses (in the Monti Lucretili Park) and Licenza. Finally, on December 2nd, all are invited to Cittaducale for "History, nature and gastronomy", an excursion with guided tour of the city that want to reach Vespasian Thermal Bath, walking along the Velino river, up to the springs of the river Peschiera.