Barcelona is home to stretches of beautiful beaches, mountainous areas, winding labyrinth-like streets and above all, incredible architecture, making it a favourite city break/holiday destination of many. For the adrenaline junkies amongst us, Barcelona also boast plenty of options when it comes to adventurous activities. Be sure to add some of these to your checklist when visiting the city and reveal your adventurous side!
Barcelona is well known for its warm climate and fascinating beaches. However, if playing volleyball or sunbathing is not enough to fill your travel diary then not to worry, as there are plenty more fun activities that you can sink your teeth into!
Water sport activities are aplenty in Barcelona, from banana boats to flyboarding and jet skis to paddle boarding, you will be sure to find something that suits your needs. Aguadoo is one of Barcelona’s top water sports companies who offer all of the above activities and more. For sailboat, yacht and powerboat courses, Barcelona Watersports is another great option. However, if you’re not looking for too much adrenaline but want to head out to sea, why not book a sailboat tour where you can relax and take in the views of the Mediterranean without lifting a finger? What’s more, Barcelona is surrounded by many other seaside towns such as Sitges, Montgat or Premià de Mar, where you can find even more water sport opportunities!
Bungee Jumping and Skydiving
For the super adventurous amongst us, there are plenty of opportunities to fly through the Barcelona’s blue skies, offering an interesting alternative of seeing the city from above. However, this is not limited to simply taking an aeroplane ride, as that wouldn’t be exciting enough!
Skydiving and bungee jumping options can be found through a variety of different companies in and around Barcelona, such as SkyDive BCN, Skydive Empuriabrava and Catalonia Adventures. So buckle up, and get ready to jump!
If you want to bring a bit of adventure to your time in Barcelona, but jumping out of a plane isn’t quite for you, why not try out one of Barcelona’s adventure parks? They’re a great way to spend the day whether it’s with friends, family, or simply with your other half.
The best part about adventure parks is that the possibilities are endless. Zip-wire through the trees, flying from branch to branch, do an orienteering course with a group of friends, abseil down a rock or wall, and join in on many more exciting activities! There are lots of adventure parks located around Barcelona that are easily accessible and offer all of the above options, check out companies such as Bosc Tancat, Catalunya en Miniatura and Kokopelli Experience.Activ Natura offers other activities that are slightly more out of the ordinary, such as forest laser tag and human-table football!
Barcelona’s top amusement parks will be sure to impress any theme park lover! Tibidabo mountain offers incredible views over Barcelona and is also home to Tibidabo Amusement Park, one of the oldest theme parks in Europe. The park offers an array of quirky rides such as vintage carousels, mini-trains and the famous multicoloured ferris wheel, and makes the perfect day out for families with younger children! PortAventura World is slightly further away from Barcelona city centre, although can easily be reached via train. Situated by the popular holiday resort of Salou, this theme park attracts around 5 million visitors a year and offers some of the best attractions, including the 1st and 3rd tallest rollercoasters in Europe! However, if you prefer waterparks, be sure to check out Illa Fantasia. Located in Vilassar de Dalt, Premià de Mar, just 30km away from Barcelona, this water park offers 18 attractions, 7 swimming pools as well as plenty of gardens to relax or sunbathe.
If you’ve already done the above activities or if they just simply don’t appeal to you, don’t worry! Barcelona is truly a city for everyone and there are many companies that offer different types of activities, such as wildlife tours, inflatable bubble football, and treasure hunts, to name a few. For other exciting activities in Barcelona, check out Barcelona Adventure, Active Caribbean Montserrat Activities, Barcelona Bubble Football and Barcelona Tours.