Whether hiking trails through the mountains or relaxing on a hammock in the Costa Dorada of Spain, it seems every activity is equivalent to an outdoor adventure in certain geographical locations. In Spain, being outdoors is a way of life no matter what region you reside, visit, or frequent. So come experience your favorite outdoor pastime among Spain’s unique blend of European and Mediterranean cultures. Mountain climbing, Diving, Hiking, and Canoe & kayaking are all considered popular sports. Mountain Bikes, Off Road Buggies, golfing, snorkeling, Horseback riding, Cycling, and surprisingly touring vineyards are all considered popular activities in the country of Spain. There are far more outdoor adventures to enjoy in Spain than most other European countries due to the summer-like weather which this country enjoys all year round.
Spain has several tremendous mountain trails and river valleys that account for grand outdoor venture. The Pyrenees mountain range has spectacular landscape with rocky cliffs, lakes and valleys. The Pico de Europa has amazing peaks rising up to 8600 feet. The mountains of the national park of Grazalema to the coast of Tarifa through the prehistoric routes of “Bandoleros” make for a fabulous horse trek adventure. There are prospects to camp in the woodland where you could find deer, boars, brown bears, mountain goats, and grouse and enjoy an attractive array of fauna. Trekking over stunning gravel pathways, small rivulet, supercilious mountains and the enormous central plains is an immense experience. Mountain biking is also a preferred activity with plenty of biking paths. There are fine prospects for rock climbing in the mountains and in the Naranjo de Bulnes and Monte Perdido national parks.
There are many kinds of fishing, with huge opportunities for making a catch. There are both private and pubic waters and some of the really good waters would require a permit. Brown and rainbow trout, black bass, pike and danube salmon are plentiful all the way through the country. Other fish include perch, barbel, pike and tench. Permits are obligatory and can be acquire from the regional wildlife authorities. Spain is perhaps one of Europe’s premier golfing destinations. There are more then 250 golf courses like the Costa del Sol and La Manga golf resorts.
Spain has several enormous natural ski resorts that give opportunities for skiing, snow boarding and other winter sports. The weather is exceptional all round the year with sunny days, blue skies and lot of snow. There are number of regions with opportunities for beginners as well as skilled skiers. The top regions would include the central chain, Cantabrian range, the Iberian chain, the Penibetic chain and the Pyrenean mountains.
Finally, Spain has over 4000 km of coastline with incalculable number of harbors and beaches. Most of the beach resorts in Spain have outstanding amenities for water-skiing, windsurfing and other water sports. Spain’s premier windsurfing resort is the strait of Gibraltar where the world championships are held. There are also opportunities for whitewater rafting and canoing in the rapids in northern Spain.
Obviously, given the magnitude and enormity of outdoor adventure opportunities, Spain now sports the world’s title of second most visited country on Earth. What are you waiting for? If you have an opportunity to visit this environmental wonderland and are fond of excitement and adventure, the country of Spain extends to you a personal invitation.