Two days walking in Barcelona

October 20th and 21th, 2018

Very interesting new routes of 20, 30 and 40 km that will let you discover the beautiful city of Barcelona.
 
International Marching League - Walking Association (IML-WA

IMLhe IML-WA is an organisation that makes an annual walking calendar (IML) that take place all over the world. Those walks have some common characteristics and a web-defined quality levels. Its aim is to spread the wealthy benefits of walking in the society. 

The organisations of the IML foresees, in Europe, that there will only be one walk included in the IML-calendar for each state. 
    
The Associació Caminada Internacional de Barcelona, together with the Ajuntament de Barcelona, began in 2003 the needed negotiations in order that the ACIB could be in the IML-WA and, also, in order that the International Walk of Barcelona could be included in the IML-WA calendar and, by doing this, to promote its diffusion all over the world. 

By June 2005, the ACIB, with the support of the Ajuntament de Barcelona, achieved the established requirements, and it sent its admission proposal to the General Secretary of the IML-WA in order that the International Walk of Barcelona could be included in the agenda of the Annual Assembly of the organisation. 

The IML-WA sent an invitation to the ACIB to officially introduce its proposal to the Assembly of 2005, that took place in Fulda (Germany), in September 29th and 30th. A delegation from Barcelona (with two members of the ACIB –Enric Francès and Josep M. Jerez_ and three members of the Institut Barcelona Esports of the Ajuntament de Barcelona –Gabriel Arranz, Laura Peña, and Joan Garcia- went to the Assembly in Fulda. 

During this Assembly, the ACIB introduced its proposal to become a member of the IML-WA. By the end of the Assembly, the General Secretary of the IML-WA communicated to the Catalan delegation that its proposal was accepted to be processed and that, from that moment on, the previously established procedure should be followed in order that the ACIB could be a member and that the International Walk of Barcelona could be included in its calendar. The next steps were as following: 

2006.- Two delegates from the IML-WA came to the International Walk of Barcelona. They wrote a favourable report about the walk and its organisation. Even though this, and because of non-clear reasons, the General Assembly of 2006 in Vancouver (USA) postponed its decision for the next year. Two members of the ACIB (Enric Francès and Josep M. Jerez) and one member of the Institut Barcelona Esports (Laura Peña) participated in this assembly. 

2007.- Another two delegates of the IML-WA came to the International Walk of Barcelona. They wrote a new favourable report about the walk and its organisation. This report could be presented in the General Assembly of 2007 that took place in Arenzano (Italy) in September 6th and 7th. The delegation from Barcelona was made of two members of the ACIB (Enric Francès and Josep M. Jerez) and two members of the Institut Barcelona Esports, of the Ajuntament de Barcelona (Gabriel Arranz and Laura Peña). 

This assembly approved the proposal and the ACIB became a member of the IML-WA. The International Walk of Barcelona was included in the IML calendar in the same year 2007. 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

European region    

City 

Country 

2018 2019
Gibona          Israel         16/17 March 05/06 April
Böras Sweden 28/29 April 27/28 April
Blankenberge Belgium 05/06 May 04/05 May
Wellingborough   Great Britain 12/13 May 11/12 May
Chantonnay France 10/13 May 30/May - 02 de June
Bern Switzerland 09/10 June 18/19 May
Diekirch Luxemburg 26/27 May 15/16 June
Vigor Danemark 23/24 June 29/30 June
Castlebar Ireland 28 June - 01 de July 04/07 July
Nimega Holand 17/20 July 16/19 July
Jurbarkas Lithuania 04/05 August 03/04 August
Vaasa   Finland 10/12 August 09/11 August
Verdal Norway 25/26 August 24/25 August
Arenzano Italy 08/09 September 07/08 September
Seefeld Austria 14/16 September 13/15 September
Brno Chech Rep. 29/30 Septembre 28/29 Septembre
Fulda Germany 06/07 October 05/06 October
Barcelona Catalonia 20/21 October 12/13 October

Pan Pacific region 

City  Country  2018 2019
Rotorua New Zealand 17/18 March 16/17 March
Canberra Australia 07/08 April 30/31 March
Yatsushiro City  Japan 11/13 May 10/12 May
Dailan China 19/20 May 18/19 May
Beijing
China 09/10 September 07/08 September
Arlington USA 20/21 October 18/20 October
Won - Ju Korea 27/28 October 26/27 October
Higashimatsuyama  Japan 02/04 November 01/03 November
Taipei China 10/11 November 09/10 November
Jogjakarta
Indonesian 17/18 November 16/17 November

For more information about the walks that belong to the IML calendar, please consult the website:
http://www.imlwalking.org