4th Nature & Sports Euro'Meet 2017
La Seu d'Urgell, the capital of the Pyrenees, is nestled in the heart of the most prominent mountain range in southern Europe and is one of the most beautiful nature sites in Catalonia. With a strong sporting vocation and tradition, we offer to host the Nature & Sports Euro'meet 2017.
The three elements that best define our city are: nature, sport and the ability to organize conferences and events.
The city is located 690 meters above sea level on the Urgellet plane between the Segre and Valira rivers.
The plane is between the Pyrenees and Pre-Pyrenees mountain ranges dominated by the Cadí ridge and is 10 kilometers from the Principality of Andorra . The surroundings and the city are rich and varied. La Seu is located between two parks , the Cadi Moixero Natural Park and High Pyrenees Natural Park. Within a short distance is the Aigüestortes National Park and Lake Sant Maurici.
The Alt Urgell county, with an area of 1,446 km², offers a world of possibilities all year round. La Seu d'Urgell offers a wide range of sports and activities, easy or demanding, outdoor or indoor. The most important sports we offer are whitewater canoing and Nordic skiing. The Parc Olímpic del Segre was the scene of the Canoe Slalom events of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. Currently, this facility is one of the main drivers of our outdoor activities, offering many different sports and touristic activities. Every year the Segre Olympic Park hosts an International Canoe Federation (ICF) event and in 2019 will host, for the third time, the ICF World Championships. Note that cross country skiing is also one of the sports of the area with 7 cross country ski stations nearby. Trail running, para-gliding, climbing, mountain biking, Nordic walking, canyoning and horse riding are other outdoor sports important to our city and region. La Seu is also committed to indoor sports with our women's basketball team competing in the Spanish first division.
La Seu d'Urgell has always been a welcoming city and we like to show this to our visitors. Every year we host between 10 and 15 conferences, gatherings or important meetings with hundreds of participants from all over. Among the conference highlights are the:
Meeting of Entrepreneurs of the Pyrenees, held every June, bringing together some 700 participants and many personalities from the economic, political and media sphere; Bianual International Congress on Education and Environment bringing together some 500 education
professionals from Catalonia and Andorra.
The public-private Tourism of La Seu initiative together with the organizer makes all the necessary arrangements for conferences, including venues, meals and accommodation. Modestly speaking, everyone leaves La Seu wanting to return.
Apart from the above La Seu also offers gastronomy and a cultural heritage of the highest order which we would like you to discover during your visit in 2017.
Finally we would like to share with you that we, the City Council, have set ourselves the objective of being the
outdoor sports capital of southern Europe. For this reason we are excited to welcome you to that congress.
Welcome to La Seu d'Urgell. Welcome to the 4th Nature & Sport Euro'meet 2017
Albert Batalla Siscart