From March 20 to 21 will take place the trophy of his majesty the King in Malaga. It is organized every year by the Royal Mediterranean Club and is the oldest sailing event held in Spain.
The main developments in 2010 include the Spanish Golf Open to be held in Seville at the end of April and the Valderrama Masters, whose first edition is scheduled for next October and will feature the European elite and distribute 3 million euros in prizes. The first five stages of the Tour of Spain will take place between the end of August and the beginning of September. In addition, there will be an appointment of great tradition and impact with the Motorcycle Grand Prix in Jerez de la Frontera from April 30 to May 2, 2010.
Horse races take place every season on the race tracks in Dos Hermanas (Sevilla) and Mijas (Málaga) and on the beaches of Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz).
The Donana Tristar 200 Long Distance Triathlon Challenge, which will run through the provinces of Cádiz and Huelva on September 18, is also organized by the Andalusian Tourism Board. The athletes will travel 169 km through the province of Cádiz, swim 1 km to cross the Guadalquivir River and run 30 km through the Donana National Park to reach the finish line in Matalascañas (Almonte, Huelva). This test is a unique event in the world, where the best compete. The last test of the circuit is the Extreme 40 Sailing Series navigation, which will take place in Almeria in October.
For the second consecutive year, the Andalucía Tennis Experience takes place from April 3 to 11 in Marbella, in the presence of world number 1, Serena Williams.
Tennis fans will see the world number one in action on the Puente Romano Tennis Club court again.
The Eurorando, dedicated to hiking, will be held in the provinces of Granada and Almeria, also from next October to October 2011. Eurorando is the great hiking meeting held every five years, where thousands of hikers come to follow the call of the ERA (European Association of Mountaineers) to celebrate a year of European hiking. In the next issue, under the slogan "Roads and water, source of health, culture and life", more than twenty thousand walkers are expected to come to Andalusia.
Andalusia pioneered the promotion of tourism linked to sports, since the region was the first region to offer golf as a tourist attraction. During 2009, Andalusia hosted a total of 350 sporting events, which represented an economic return of 120 million euros. The events gathered more than half a million spectators and reached a media impact of approximately 100 million people.