Pontevedra is a friendly city for the practice of sports. In addition to promoting sports for the enjoyment of citizens and visitors, it is also a place where some top-level sporting events take place that bring together participants and spectators from all over the world. In fact, just recently we were enjoying the Karate Championship of Spain held in the city, which leads us to tell you some of the most outstanding sporting events in Pontevedra, decide which ones you do not want to miss!

Sporting events in Pontevedra

National canoeing sporting events in Pontevedra

Canoeing is one of the most popular sports in the city. It is very common to see groups of canoes on the river. Recently the Royal Spanish Canoeing Federation has published its calendar of events where the province appears as one of its strategic venues. 

In the Pontillón do Castro Reservoir, in Verducido, the place that supplies water to the city of Pontevedra, on April 13 and 15 the 1st Spanish Olympic Sprint Cup of the season will be held. On June 1 and 2, the Spanish Cup “Jóvenes Promesas” Sprint Cadets. And from July 19 to 21, the LV Campeonato de España Sprint “Jóvenes Promesas” Cadetes-infantiles. 

In addition, three days of the national leagues of Kayak-Polo will be held in the same place.

Epic Race Pontevedra

One of the most anticipated sporting events in Pontevedra in 2024 is the Epic Race Pontevedra. It will take place on June 8 and 9 and is the most popular MTB race in the city, attracting hundreds of participants.

Registrations are open for all categories with routes of 100, 200 and 300 km. An adventure and an exhibition of courage for the participants and a magnificent spectacle for the attendees.

San Silvestre Pontevedra

A sporting event that takes place every year in Pontevedra with great success is the San Silvestre, the race with which the city says goodbye to the year. A combination of sport and Christmas party fun. It is held every December 31 with two routes of 5 and 10 km. 

As it could not be otherwise on such an important and festive date, participants make a huge display of creativity with the most amazing costumes and outfits.

Princess of Asturias Trophy of Canoeing

It takes place every summer with the participation of clubs from all over Spain and Portugal, and is a perfect excuse to visit Pontevedra and spend a few days enjoying the city and move to the beaches and other nearby tourist areas. This 2024 is also celebrated on August 15.

Spanish Triathlon Mixed Relay Championships

This year this great sporting event will be held in Pontevedra on June 22 and 23. For participants, registration is open until June 3. For spectators, it is an opportunity to see the best in the three disciplines that this modality combines: cycling, running and swimming. 

European Cyclocross Cup 2024, sporting event in Pontevedra

This year, the European Cyclocross Cup will be held in Pontevedra. It will take place on November 2 and 3, 2024 in a very technical course that promises a great show. The stars of the discipline will be present, and everything indicates that the atmosphere will be as spectacular as the race itself. 

World Olympic Wrestling Championships 

Between October 12 and 23, one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year will take place in Pontevedra. United World Wrestling has chosen the city as the venue for nine international championships. They will involve 1,800 athletes from 74 countries.

Pontevedra running and hiking routes

It is not an event, but for some running enthusiasts it is better than that. It consists of five routes designed and signposted by the City Council of Pontevedra, ideal for running. The shortest is 4,308 meters, the longest 11,744 meters. All are safe and run through some of the most beautiful areas of the city.

Hiking is also an activity with many opportunities to practice it in Pontevedra, which has routes enabled between charming landscapes, parks and iconic places of the city. It is the ideal combination to enjoy leisure and nature if you attend any of the major sporting events in Pontevedra.

And these are just a few examples of all the sports you can enjoy in the city! Book your holiday apartment in Pontevedra and enjoy the sports events that interest you most in a city that is welcoming to visitors.