Best adventure sports around Catalonia

adventure sports around Catalonia

Spain is a paradise for thrill seekers, looking for adventure sports. Whilst you can find great activities all over the country, Catalonia has some fantastic opportunities to try something different. So, let’s take a closer look at the best adventure sports around Catalonia.


Noguera Pallaresa

This is arguably one of the best places to enjoy kayaking and rafting in all of Spain. Located high in the Pyrenees, the fast flowing water means you can enjoy some high octane fun. There is over 40km of river, from white waters to a calmer flow, where you can try out river rafting.



This is another Pyrenean town that has become one of the best places for adventure sports around Catalonia. You can take your pick from a vast selection of activities. These include canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, canyoning and also, bungee jumping. The whole region of Lleida, where Llavorsi is located, is a great area for sports and is the most well known region for adventure sports around Catalonia.



This region is well known for its mountain bike trails and is one of the best areas for mountain adventure sports around Catalonia. There are plenty of routes, varying in length and difficulty and also feature some of the best scenery in Catalonia. You can also stop off at Garraf, Montseny, and Collserola, which also have excellent mountain biking routes.



If water sports is more your thing, the beaches around Sitges are some of the best for adventure sports around Catalonia. You can try your hand at sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, and kitesurfing. Thanks to the high winds, the coastal towns in Catalonia are extremely well prepared to receive tourists looking for watersports. Waves are not particularly high, so surfing might be off the agenda however.



This rocky valley is particularly suited for mountaineering activities, including rock climbing, hiking, trekking and mountain biking. The mountains of Montsant around the Priorat region are extremely popular for seekers of adventure sports around Catalonia. There are also plenty of climbing routes near Siurana, which have variance in difficulty. In fact, this region is a good place to start for beginners, as they have plenty of easier routes for novices.


Costa Brava

Leaving Barcelona just an hour behind you, you can find the stretch of coastline known as the Costa Brava. Here not only can you find a multitude of water sports, such as sailing, jet skiing and wakeboarding, but also bungee jumping. There are plenty of places to jump from up high, especially in the largest coastal resorts. Even if you decide not to jump yourself, watching others do it can be just as much of an adventure sport in itself.


Barcelona, one of the centres for adventure sports around Catalonia

The city of Barcelona is also one of the most popular places to try adventure sports around Catalonia. It is not exactly an adventure sport, but you can give rowing a go in Parc de la Ciutadella. But if this is far too tranquil for your tastes, grab a skateboard and join in with the cool crowd outside Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. This is the most popular spot to skateboard in the city and it is impossible not to want to join in. The Montjuic area also has plenty of amenities and is one of the best places to try adventure sports around Catalonia. You can give hiking or climbing a try, either outdoors or in one of the specially equipped centres. Barcelona is a great city to try adventure sports, so give it a go!

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