The XXII Mountain Bike March (BTT) of La Nucía has sold out its numbers for this Sunday . The registration period has closed and 500 bibs have been sold out in both modalities: mtb and e-bike. This XXII March of La Nucía will have a spectacular route of 31 km and will be held this Sunday, November 26.
The XXII La Nucía Mountain Bike Ride is organized by “La Nucía Coloma Bike Club”, BH Coloma Team and the Cycling Federation of the Valencian Community with the collaboration of the Sports Department of the La Nucía City Council and the Alicante Provincial Council . Also highlight the collaboration of the La Nucía Employment Workshop, the sponsorship of Coca-Cola and REM (Mediterranean Business Relations).
BH Coloma Team participation
This XXII BTT March of La Nucía will have the participation of the professional bikers of the BH Coloma Team led by Carlos Coloma and which has in its ranks the world runner-up and Olympic bronze medalist David Valero and the several-time Spanish champion Rocío de Alba García . Spanish team that competes in the XCO World Cup events. The presence of the Portuguese champion in the XCO modality Raquel Queirós (MMR) also stands out.
Number departure and collection
The departure of the XXII La Nucía BTT March will be this Sunday, November 26 at 10 in the morning from the Ciutat Esportiva Camilo Cano. The collection of numbers will start at 7:30 in the morning. This edition will have a route of 31 km. with a positive slope of 976 meters, with paths, trials and passage through the “mythical” Bikepark of La Nucía , through some of the areas where the “ Super Cup Massi UCI 1 ” was held .
To make mtb quarry and promote the sport of mountain bikes among the little ones, for the second year the Little March will be held, on the same day of the test, at 10:20 a.m., with a circuit around the Sports City . Nearly a hundred boys and girls have registered for this test.
A children's area will also be set up, with inflatables (from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) and other games, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The objective is for it to be a “MTB Festival for all ages” and for participants to come to the La Nucía MTB March as a family, with their sons and daughters.
This test can be carried out thanks to the collaboration of the Local Police, La Nucía Civil Protection and the La Nucía Employment Workshop, in addition to 60 volunteers distributed along the route, which will have a distance of 31 kilometers and several refreshment stations .
The “35th Oktoberfest” was officially opened with the traditional “opening of the first barrel” by Dorothea von Drahosch, consul of Germany and Bernabé Cano, mayor of La Nucía. This “Beer Festival ” will take place until October 15 in the parking lot of the Estadi Olímpic Camilo Cano in La Nucía, with free entry.
The big tent of the La Nucía Oktoberfest hosted the official opening of this “Beer Festival” , which will take place for 11 intense days in the parking lot of the La Nucía Olympic Stadium , with free entry. The start of the Oktoberfest was with the “traditional opening of the first keg of beer” by Dorothea von Drahosch , German consul, Gabriele Schäfer , pta. CCC Association organizer Oktoberfest and Bernabé Cano, mayor of La Nucía. Before, the new queen of Oktoberfest 2023, Ana Llorens Climent, was crowned . As well as the queen of the Festes d'Agost Marta Ferrer and his court of honor.
Juan de Dios Navarro, deputy for International Residents, regional deputy Javier Gutiérrez and different personalities such as the mayors of Relleu, Orxeta, Guadalest and Bolulla also attended .
“La Nucía is an example of integration”
The provincial deputy highlighted the importance of organising events like this “Beer Festival”, to build bridges with the different nationalities that coexist in the province of Alicante. “ La Nucía is an example of integration and promoting the coexistence of international residents of La Nucía and the province of Alicante; since this Oktoberfest is the longest with 35 editions. This beer festival is a benchmark in the Valencian Community and throughout Spain, even with visits from people from other countries,” added Juan de Dios Navarro.
Oldest Oktoberfest in Spain
It is the oldest Oktoberfest in Spain with 35 editions and the largest in the Valencian Community. In its third edition in La Nucía with the new reservation system, the origin of the visitors is known, people from all over the Valencian Community have already confirmed their presence – highlighting the expeditions of German students from the Gandía Language School, Valencia and Alcoi-, Albacete, Murcia, the Balearic Islands and even Poland, Denmark, Germany and Holland, which have adapted their holidays to coincide with the Oktoberfest in La Nucía. Even the tour operator TUI has organised a bus. For all of them, more than 300 barrels of beer are expected.
You can reserve a table on the website click here
“A lot of work to get everything ready”
“It has been a very hard last few weeks since the organization, with a lot of work, but finally everything is ready to enjoy 11 days at the La Nucía Oktoberfest. Plus, this year we have an even bigger tent so there is more space and tables to enjoy the Oktoberfest. We believe that La Nucía, with more land, more parking, an outdoor terrace and a children's area, is the perfect place to celebrate our 35th OktoberFest, where we have reservations from Holland, Denmark, Germany and Poland,” stated Gabriele Schäfer , pta . Creativ Club Calpe Association.
“A place for socialization and integration”
The large parking lot of the Ciutat Esportiva Camilo Cano and its easy access for buses make it the ideal place to hold this “Oktoberfest” in La Nucía. “Oktoberfest for Germans is a very important annual event and I think that here in La Nucía we will have the opportunity to celebrate it with joy, gastronomy, beer and live music . A place for the integration and socialization of all Germans living in La Nucía and the province of Alicante, as well as the rest of international residents. The location in La Nucía is ideal and very spacious,” commented Dorothea von Drahosch , German consul.
Promotion for La Nucía
This Oktoberfest is a great tourist promotion for La Nucía for 11 intense days in the month of October. The German community is one of the main international residents in the municipality, so it is expected that this “Beer Festival” will also serve for their integration into Nuciera society and to publicize “ German culture, gastronomy and folklore.” ” to all attendees.
“ We are pleasantly surprised by the great acceptance that this Oktoberfest 2023 is having with reservations from different parts of Spain and even abroad. People who have adapted their vacations to come to the La Nucía Oktoberfest. Therefore, it will generate a great economic return for La Nucía in hotels, apartments, restaurants, etc. An event that will be a huge promotion for La Nucía since thousands of people will visit us during these 11 days” concluded Bernabé Cano , mayor of La Nucía.
11 days of Oktoberfest
The Oktoberfest takes place for twelve days, from Thursday, October 5 to Sunday, October 15 in the parking lot of the Estadi Olímpic Camilo Cano. For this purpose, a large 2,200 square meter tent has been set up, with capacity for more than 1,500 people: where all attendees will be able to enjoy an authentic Bavarian-style “Beer Festival” , with live music. There is a large 500 m 2 outdoor terrace and recreational leisure area for the little ones.
German gastronomy and live music
In addition to the typical German beer, you can taste typical German cuisine such as “Knuckle”, 6 types of “Sausages”, Chickens, “Choucrut”, meatloaf, potato salad, Bretzel, Berliner, rolls……etc. There is something new in 2023 with vegan sausages.
There are different types of beer: blonde -Erdinger Stiftungsbräu-, wheat -Erdinger Weissbier-, dark -Korbinian- and non-alcoholic beer. As well as other types of drinks and soft drinks. It is an environmentally friendly event and all plates, cutlery and glasses will be made of recycled material, with an ecological certificate.
The musical entertainment of the La Nucía Oktoberfest is provided by the German folk music group Steinsbserger, a highly awarded “party band” in Germany, composed of 9 musicians.
Entrance and schedules
Admission is free, but capacity is limited. The organisation recommends booking for groups click here
The “Oktoberfest” hours are weekdays from 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. On Fridays and Saturdays the hours are from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. and on Sundays-holidays the hours are from 12 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., uninterrupted.
The people of La Nucía demonstrated once again their solidarity by donating different materials in the La Nucía “Urgent Aid for Morocco” Solidarity Campaign. In total, 4,000 kilos of material have been collected : blankets, warm clothing in good condition, tents and sleeping bags. This week it will be sent to Morocco through solidarity convoys.
From the Moroccan Community, Pangea and the City Council of La Nucía we would like to thank the supportive nucieros and nucieras who have collaborated in this Solidarity Campaign of “Urgent Aid for Morocco” , donating warm clothing, blankets and other material in the four points that were enabled: El Calvari Social Center, Ali-Zihad Butcher Shop, Caravan Adm. Extension and Camilo Cano Sports City- Pavilion
After the natural disaster of the strong earthquake that devastated Morocco in September, La Nucía organised an Urgent Aid Collection Campaign last week from September 18 to 24. Solidarity Action organised by the La Nucía Pangea Office (Office for Migrants), the La Nucía City Council and the Moroccan Community of the municipality.
On Saturday, September 23 at 8 p.m., the Auditori de La Nucía will host the premiere of the new musical production “Disco Saturday Night” , dedicated to international disco music, especially remembering the legendary New York nightclub “Studio 54” . This premiere has raised great expectations and only the last tickets remain, which can be purchased on the “entradadas.com” platform: Click Here
The audience at l'Auditori de La Nucía will be the first to enjoy “ Disco Saturday Night” , in its “premiere”, a show that will later tour the main theaters and auditoriums in Spain. In this musical production they revive the songs that changed trends, styles and fashions around the world in the 70s and 80s from Barry White, Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Tina Charles or Bee Gees, to Kool & The Gang, Village People , Earth Wind & Fire ... A mega production based on the musical movement of the Studio 54 nightclub in New York, through the radio program “Disco Saturday Night” of the most important station in the city of skyscrapers. In this performance the most influential hits that revolutionized the dance floors of the entire planet will be played.
Juanfran Senabre, producer, Pedro Lloret , councilor for Culture and Bernabé Cano, mayor of La Nucía , will participate in the presentation of "Disco Saturday Night" .
“New premiere at l'Auditori”
“Thank the production company for choosing La Nucía for this premiere of “Disco Saturday Night.” The nuciero public will be the first to enjoy this new musical production that I am sure will be a success, in fact there are very few tickets left, since it has raised great expectations. A new premiere at the Auditori that consolidates our auditorium as a benchmark, since this show will later tour the best theaters and auditoriums in Spain. A show that remembers the disco music of the 70s and 80s, which started in the legendary Studio 54 nightclub,” said Bernabé Cano , mayor of La Nucía.
Live music, dance and audiovisual
International singers, dancers and a great disco band made up of prestigious musicians participate in “Disco Saturday Night” . On a stage at different heights with a great display of sound, lights and screens (60 m2 of LEDs at different heights), which will take viewers back to the 70s and 80s through music, dance and audiovisuals, to revive the legendary themes of disco and dance music.
“Starting in La Nucía is emotional”
“It is one of the largest and most ambitious productions we have done in our career. “Disco Saturday Night” goes a little further, it is a large production that will tour Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastián, Seville, Gran Canaria, A Coruña. Starting here in La Nucía is emotional to see how these projects are consolidated and forged, since here we premiere all our previous productions, in an auditorium and audience that has magic for us” commented Juanfran Senabre, producer of “Disco Saturday Night . ”
Producer with great experience
“Disco Saturday Night” is the new production from the creators of Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen , a great production with Queen's greatest hits, which on successive tours has been applauded by more than a million people; and also producers of other recently created shows such as A Desperate Night of Love and Living like this is dying of love, among other productions that successfully tour the great theaters and auditoriums of Spain.
Disco Saturday Night will premiere at the Auditori de La Nucia, on Saturday, September 23, where the previous rehearsals also take place to put together this new production dedicated to international disco music, which has its great effervescence point in the United States. , especially remembering the legendary New York nightclub known as Studio 54.
Tickets to attend the premiere of "Disco Saturday Night " at l'Auditori de La Nucia are on sale for a single price of 40 euros. They can be purchased at tickets.com, also at the Auditori box office or by clicking on the following link: Click Here
The Generalitat Valenciana will carry out improvements on the Benidorm-La Nucía road (CV-70) as announced this morning by Salomé Pradas, Minister of the Environment, Water, Infrastructure and Territory during her visit to the La Nucía City Council, “to improve road safety between Benidorm and La Nucía, given that it is the fourth busiest road in the Valencian Community .”
He also announced that the “public transportation service” will be improved to improve the interurban regional bus service with an urgent shock plan, which will increase the frequency of buses . One of the historical demands of the La Nucía City Council and the region.
Minister of the Environment, Water, Infrastructure and Territory, made her first visit to La Nucía, where she was received at the City Hall by Bernabé Cano, mayor of La Nucía and councilors from the government team. Nuciero Miguel Ángel Ivorra, General Director of Urban Planning of the Generalitat Valenciana, and Raúl Mérida, General Director of Natural and Animal Environment, also participated in this institutional and work visit .
First of all, Pradas has signed the council's honor book. Subsequently, he met with the mayor of La Nucía to discuss different issues such as the renovation of the CV-70 highway and the improvement of public transport service. After addressing the media, he concluded his tour of the municipality with a visit to the works in the La Serreta Sector and the Ciutat Esportiva Camilo Cano .
“With the visit of Councilor Salomés Pradas we begin a new era of direct communication with the Generalitat and the councilors, who visit La Nucía to learn about their problems and those of the neighbours first-hand. Not like during the 8 years of the Botánic that they did not come. We have been able to convey to the councilor the problems that exist in public transport at the regional level, we need more frequency and buses, which she is going to improve shortly according to what she has told us. At the same time, we have conveyed the importance of improving the asphalt of the Benidorm-La Nucía highway, since the patching work carried out by the former government with concrete does not guarantee the road safety of this road so traveled daily by thousands of nucieros and neighbors of the region” commented Bernabé Cano, mayor of La Nucía.
Improvement in Public Transportation
In her appearance before the media in La Nucía, Minister Salomé Pradas announced that her department has drafted a new emergency “public transport” contract, with a duration of 2 years, to guarantee road mobility in the Marina Baixa since Benidorm. After this procedure – she said – “ the service can begin in the coming weeks and thus guarantee the mobility of more than 200,000 users in the region . ” This new contract will increase the frequency of the bus line between La Nucía and Benidorm, especially “at peak times.”
For Pradas, “ this is a provisional solution to the neglect and abandonment of the Botànic to the Marina Baixa ” and he stressed that the Department “ will begin the study of the long-term mobility and transportation plan for the region to guarantee solid mobility. guaranteed and lasting ”, with new lines such as La Nucía-Altea.
La Nucía-Benidorm Highway Renovation
At the request of the mayor of La Nucía, the Minister of Environment, Water, Infrastructure and Territory committed to carrying out works on the CV-70 Benidorm-La Nucía highway to guarantee the “ road safety of this highway, which is the fourth with the most daily traffic.” of the Valencian Community , with nearly 40,000 vehicles daily .”