The third edition of SOF in 2019 was held from 26th until 29thof April,in the southern village of Borsh, Himarë, known for its mediterranean character and its 7 km long coast. This was the most successful edition so far, with 12,000 participants, out of which 1,300 took part in over 30 sports activities such as hiking, mountain biking, canyoning, climbing, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, yoga, stand-up paddle, paragliding etc.
Besides the sports activities, the participants had the opportunity to have some of the most typical experiences of the region like olive oil tasting, castle tours, buy local products and handicrafts, listen to the traditional singing of polyphonic singers, etc. Borsh is a town, but really refers more to a collection of settlements both historic and contemporary that exist along an alluvial plain that is the delta of a small river that flows into the sea from the inland mountains. The mountains provided a secure point upon which to build a castle; the plain provided flat ground with rich soil on which to cultivate olives; and in recent times, the wide beach created by the delta has provided the basis for a tourist economy. Borsh’s wide coastline, cultural buildings, traditional products and good infrastructure make this village the perfect location as the festival’s main venue.