As the weather gets hotter, it’s tempting to head out into the open air, as well as the water of course. A fun weekend trying out sporting activities and discovering the beautiful landscapes of Catalonia doesn’t sound like a bad idea, does it? Here we suggest 5 waterborne plans to enjoy this summer. Off we go!
Sail down the River Ebro in Tortosa
If you want to feel like a real ship’s captain, you simply must discover Lo Sirgador, a replica of a traditional llaüt boat which will carry you down the Ebro. A real river-sailing adventure, revealing the finest landscapes of the Tortosa area.
The guided tour begins at the jetty by Tortosa Market, an architectural landmark laden with the tastiest delights of the Ebro Valley. Other sights to be discovered include the Bishop’s Palace, the Cathedral of St. Mary, dating from the 14th century, and the magnificent Suda Castle, Tortosa’s unmissable fortification..
This is the perfect activity for a peaceful break with children, uncovering every detail of the town and marvelling at the huge variety of birdlife that makes the Ebro its home. Ready to weigh anchor?
Rafting and adventure on the Noguera Pallaresa
Wetsuit and hardhat at the ready to descend the Noguera Pallaresa by raft, 18 kilometres of pure adventure tourism meant only for the most determined.
The river route offers the chance to enjoy one of the most complete adventure sports, as rafting combines water, adventure and pure adrenaline. The section on offer is a crazy 18 km descent between Llavorsí and Sort, for the full rafting experience with the most rapids on the way down.
Rapids by the name of the Washing Machine, Angel’s Pass and the Channel of Chance look challenging at first glance, but those who brave them will feel like the greatest adventurers in the world. Do you dare?
Discover the Via Ferrata in Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Would you like to discover the only Via Ferrata in Europe overlooking the sea? Head to Cala del Molí in Sant Feliu de Guíxols to experience all the thrill of adventure tourism.
The Via Ferrata in Sant Feliu has two sections: The first runs between small islands linked by rope bridges, as a warm-up for the grand finale. In the second section you come face-to-face with a wall of rock: only for the most intrepid. This is a really complete Via Ferrata, including: 5 bridges, 3 Tibetan, 1 Nepalese and a trunk bridge… So you’d better steel yourself!
If you enjoy adventure sports and want to try an intermediate level Via Ferrata, Cala del Molí is for you. Enjoy both the sport and the views, with the orange-hued granite and the sea making this Via Ferrata one of Catalonia’s most attractive.
Feel the sea on board a sailing boat
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to sail, now is your chance to enjoy the sea in Barcelona on abreak with the children or with friends.
Imagine taking the helm of an 8-metre sailing boat with the captain alongside to teach you all the secrets of the sea. Novice seafarers will learn the basics of sailing, while those with more experience can help trim the sails and steer the boat.
Taking in the views of Barcelona from the sea while enjoying sports tourism at the same time makes for the perfect summer.
Kayak in the Pyrenees
Are you ready to take on the ultimate in white water? The River Noguera Pallaresa awaits, with kayaks, adrenaline and plenty of rapids.
A fun and intriguing route for you to plunge into the world of white water and experience the beauty of the Pyrenees. On this adventure, leave your fear behind. The kayaking starts out gently as far as the Collegats canyon, a gorge with rocky walls on both sides of the river that provides the final test.
If you like sporting activities and are looking for something different, try out inflatable kayaks in the Pyrenees and… Forget the daily grind!
This summer forget conventional holidays and dare to be adventurous. You won’t regret it!
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