Redován, venue for the European Radio Controlled Car Racing Championship 2023

Radio-controlled car enthusiasts from all over Europe are coming together these days in Redován to celebrate the 2023 European Championship of this modality in the municipality. The tournament, organised by the RC Redován club together with the European Federation of Radio Controlled Cars (EFRA) and the Spanish Association of Radio Controlled Cars (AECAR), will take place from today until Saturday 2 September on the racing circuit for radio-controlled cars that the host club has on Camino del Cementerio, near the Barrio de San Carlos.

The councillor for Sports of the Redován Town Council, Adrián Ballesta, and the president of the club, Bryan Baldó, attended the inaugural session of this competition this morning, which, as the councillor indicated, “is an opportunity for Redován to appear as a reference point at European and world level, and a key location for all the followers of this hobby”.

Ballesta said that “we are fortunate to have the collaboration of this club and these wonderful facilities, which thanks to their quality have allowed us to host major competitions, such as the previous European Championship and the World Championship in 2022”. The councillor also highlighted the number of riders from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Holland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Belgium, who have travelled to Redován to take part in this event, which has a total of 159 participants.

In this way, the councillor indicated that “hosting this type of event, with the participation of so many people, is also a boost for the shops and catering establishments in the municipality, which also benefit from the arrival of these visitors”. For his part, the representative of the RC Redován, Bryan Baldó, pointed out that this is a competition in which “1/8 scale model cars will participate in the ‘off road’ modality for unpaved routes, as is the case of our circuit”. Baldó also highlighted the technical characteristics of the facilities, with 580 linear metres of circuit and more than 4,000 square metres of surface area, “with parking, a restaurant and basic services so that all those attending can enjoy a very exciting competition that is sure to be hotly contested”.


More than 300 people will gather at the Annual Climbing Meeting which starts tomorrow in Redován

The Annual Climbing Meeting of the Federation of Mountain Sports of the Valencian Community, in collaboration with the Mountain Club and the Town Hall of Redován, will bring together more than 300 people in the municipality this weekend. This was announced today by the Councillor for Sports, Ramón López, accompanied by the president of the Mountain Club, José Vegara, who expressed their satisfaction with the great reception of this event, as well as the tourist impact it will have on Redován “as our town, already well known for being one of the best places in Spain to practice mountain sports, will become the epicentre of these disciplines and will become even better known,” said Ramón López.


The Sports Councillor specified that in order to accommodate all these people, a hostel with a capacity for 50 people has been set up in the Los Pasos Sports Centre, as well as a camping area and another for caravans “so that those who visit us can enjoy the experience according to their tastes, needs and concerns”.


The Annual Climbing Meeting begins tomorrow with the reception of attendees. On Saturday, after breakfast, all those registered will be able to enjoy their breakfast. From half past eight in the morning the climbing, hiking and via ferrata activities will begin, and there will also be an exhibition of base jumping. The highlight of the day, which will take place in the Los Pasos Sports Centre, will be at seven o’clock in the evening, with the conference ‘Aula Pou. Una vida encordados’, in which the brothers Iker and Eneko Pou, world-renowned professional climbers and mountaineers, will talk about their experience in the most beautiful and difficult mountains in the world. The day will end with a dinner accompanied by The Power Band.


On Sunday, after the activities in the mountains, at 12.30 p.m. the trophies will be awarded to the participating clubs. At this event there will also be a raffle of gifts donated by the firms collaborating in the event. At midday there will be a closing ceremony for a meeting “of which the Redován Town Council is proud to be the venue and therefore a reference point in the world of climbing at a national level”. Both Ramón López and José Vegara have encouraged the public to come along and enjoy “the great atmosphere that we are going to enjoy at the Los Pasos Sports Centre on a weekend, moreover, in which everything suggests that the weather is going to be excellent for mountain sports, as is usual in our mountains”.

Redován will be the mountain sports capital of the Valencian Community from 21st to 23rd October.

The Annual Climbing Meeting will bring together in the town lovers of climbing, hiking or base jumping and the well-known climbers Iker and Eneko Pou

Redován will become the mountain sports capital of the Valencian Community on the weekend of 21-23 October. Those days will be celebrated in the municipality, with the Sports Centre Lo Pasos as ‘base camp’, the Annual Climbing Meeting of the Federation of Mountain Sports and Climbing of the Valencian Community. An event that has the involvement of the Redován Mountain Club and the collaboration of the Redován Town Council. The Councillor for Sports, Ramón López, recalled that “our mountain range is a very popular and nationally known place for the practice of mountain sports, because of its magnificent characteristics and our great weather, which allows sports all year round”.

The main day of the Annual Mountain Meeting will take place on Saturday 22nd October, although it will begin on Friday 21st with the opening of the hostel and camping area at the Los Pasos Sports Centre from seven o’clock in the evening. On Saturday, from eight o’clock in the morning, the reception and registration of participants will continue, and at half past eight the activities will begin (climbing, hiking, via ferrata, etc.). At 9 a.m. there will be a base jumping exhibition and at 7 p.m. the well-known climbers Iker and Eneko Pou will give a conference entitled ‘Aupa Pou: A life on a rope’. There will also be time for solidarity, with a charity raffle and a concert to close the day on Saturday. On Sunday morning, the 23rd will begin with sporting activities from early in the morning, and the meeting will culminate with the trophy presentation at midday.

“Everything has been prepared so that those who come to participate can stay at the Los Pasos sports centre, where they will have everything they need to spend the weekend,” said Ramón López, who assured that “this meeting will also be very positive for the economy of our town, as participants will have the opportunity to shop in our shops and taste our cuisine in the restaurants and bars. The councillor specified that registrations can also be made through the Federation’s website although they will also be made at the sports centre prior to the start of the event.

The Redován City Council promotes the practice of paddle tennis with the launch of its first municipal court.

Redován City Council has launched what is the first municipal paddle tennis court in the town in the Sports Center Los Pasos. This infrastructure, built at the same time that two of the existing tennis courts have been renovated, has been paid for with funds from the Plan + Sport of the Provincial Council of Alicante. The entire performance has involved an investment of 48,288.01 euros, and has been designed by the architect Sergio Pina redovanense and executed by the company, also Redován, Zaragoza Group.

The councilman of sports, Ramón López, has assured that from the City Council “we promote sport in any modality, but on this occasion we wanted to pay attention to racket sports because of the great fondness they have in our town, as well as the demand of numerous people who considered that our sports center was missing a paddle tennis court like the one that will be able to start using from tomorrow.”

Ramón López together with the mayoress, Nely Ruiz, has been this morning at the facilities to announce “the imminent launch of the paddle tennis court, totally free, and that can already be booked at the sports center”. The mayor has assured “that the paddle has many fans in Redován, and now they can practice their favorite sport without leaving Redován”.


Redován Town Council creates the first municipal paddle tennis court in Los Pasos Sports Centre

Redován will have a complete, fully municipal racquetball area in the Los Pasos Sports Centre once the project, which has already begun to be processed by the Town Planning Department, is completed. Councillor José Nájar explained that the project, which involves the creation of a new paddle tennis court and the repair of the two existing tennis courts in this sports area, is financed with funds from the Alicante Provincial Council’s +Deporte plan and has a basic tender budget of 48,399.76 euros.

The execution project has been drawn up by the Redovan architect Sergio Pina Belmonte and includes the creation of the paddle tennis court. This will be located on the esplanade next to the access to the heated swimming pool, while the two existing tennis courts will also be repaired. Among the improvements to be added to what was initially planned is the repair of the exterior paving around the paddle tennis court, which currently has an irregular and deteriorated finish, as well as the installation of two benches to serve the court. 

The Councillor for Sports, Ramón López Escarabajal, said that with this work “we are completing one of the busiest areas of our sports centre in both summer and winter, and we are giving the many paddle tennis fans in Redován the chance to practice this sport in a municipal facility which until now did not exist”.

At today’s meeting, the Local Government Board approved the basic project and the execution of the works, which, once they get underway, could be ready in three months

Redován recovers the municipal summer schools that join those of the Mancomunidad La Vega in July

  • Registrations are now open and can be downloaded from the website or picked up at the Town Hall for both the Tennis Stage and the Sports Schools.

Redován is bringing back this year, with all the measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the municipal summer schools. During the month of July, the Los Pasos Sports Centre will host both the Tennis Stage and the Sports School, activities that will join those already announced by the La Vega Association of Social Services in its traditional ‘Vegavacaciones’. The Councillor for Sports, Ramón López Escarabajal, and the Councillor for Social Services, Marisol Ibáñez, have presented these activities which “bring us back to normality in a way after a blank year due to the pandemic”, said the municipal officials.

Ramón López explained that the registration process for the activities is now open. Applications can be downloaded from the Redován Town Hall website or picked up in person at the Town Hall. Once completed, payment must be made through the Suma Gestión Tributaria website and all documentation must be presented. The registration process for the Sports Schools will be open until Tuesday 22nd June, while for the Tennis Stage it will be until the 28th.

Both activities, aimed at ages between 5 and 16 years, will be held from 5 to 30 July from 9.00 to 13.00 hours, “with the aim, as usual, to reconcile work and family life in a period in which children are already on holiday, in addition to offering them physical activity outdoors instead of being at home,” said the Councillor for Sports. With regard to the price, Ramón López indicated that “it is 60 euros for the whole month, but there is also the possibility of registering for fortnights at a price of 40 euros each, a flexible way that we believe also helps families to organise themselves”.

For her part, the Councillor for Social Services has given an account of the ‘Vegavacaciones’ activities organised by the Mancomunidad La Vega from 1 July to 4 August, following a change in the initial dates. On this occasion it is about “socio-educational activities that aim to promote coexistence and teach students values in a fun way,” said the municipal responsible. Registration for this summer school is open until 21 June and all the details can be consulted on the Mancomunidad’s website The title is ‘The Travelling Suitcase’ “and the children who attend will be divided into two age groups, one for the youngest, from 3 to 5 years old, and another for those from first to fourth year of primary school,” said Ibáñez.

The registration fee is 50 euros and since places are limited and with all the measures against Covid-19, applications will be accepted in strict order of registration. “That is why from Redován Social Services we encourage people who want their children to attend these schools to come to the Town Hall to apply, as our team will be able to answer any questions they may have”.