The second-category qualifiers travelled to the most northerly of the seven large Canary Islands – to Lanzarote – under the motto of „Landscapes and Passion“! From 7 to 10 June, the 32 participants were able to discover the many facets of the popular holiday island in the Atlantic Ocean.
In 1993, Lanzarote was the first entire island to be declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. The sparse beauty is due to the volcanic origins and the fact that the island is the driest of all the Canary Islands. Due to its special geological and geological conditions, a very special method of growing wine on lapilli (volcanic ash, which is also called Picón) has developed. The group was able to enjoy the fruits of this tradition at a wine-tasting in La Geria.
Nature, art and Mediterranean lifestyle
The nature-proximate art of the Spanish painter, architect, sculptor and environmental activist, César Manrique (1919–1992), is to be found all over Lanzarote. The artist achieved success with his plan to turn the island that was his home into one of the most beautiful places in the world. The group was able to admire some of his works, which include wall mosaics and vaults cut out the volcanic rock.
The rally across the island, the webinar provided by business partners, Ulrich Lang and Karin and Klaus Becker and Biba Marseglia, the breathtaking trip on a catamaran to the neighbouring island of La Graciosa and the opportunity to dive, swim and, of course, spend some relaxing time together in the brilliant sunshine were just a few of the trip’s highlights.
The group was pleasantly mixed as it was made up of motivated independent business partners from Germany, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland. ‘Old hands’ were also there as were ‘newcomers’, who represent the future of ENERGETIX. And the best thing was: everyone benefited from talking and chatting to each other and hearing about the others‘ experiences!
We’ve put together the most beautiful impressions from this magnificent training trip for you in an on-line photo album.