Whether you want to watch high level sport or participate yourself, Barcelona will meet your every need. One of the number one travel tips for tourists looking for a holidays in Barcelona is; make sure you go with an open mind. This city is culturally, architecturally and socially unique. The bars, parks and overall atmosphere are fantastic and the city is sport mad. From the world beating football team, to the watersports on the coast, it truly is a perfect destination for sporting holidays.
Do it Yourself
Perched on the Mediterranean coastline, wherever you are in Barcelona you will never be far from a beach to try out some of the water sports on offer.
With its coastal winds and good waves, the coast of Barcelona and the surrounding area is perfect for surfing, whether you are a first timer or an experienced surfer. These climactic conditions are also very favorable for windsurfing, with sailing and diving also proving very popular. As far as scuba diving is concerned, there is no place better than the Medes Islands, which are well worth venturing out of the city for.
Out of the water there is plenty to explore. The city is a wonderful place to discover by bike whereas the mountainous regions around Barcelona offer up great routes for hiking and horse riding. A trip to the Pyrenees in the North of Catalonia is a great way to soak up the breathtaking landscape or tackle the Ski slopes through the winter.
Participation is not the only way to enjoy sport in the Catalonian capital. Barcelona can offer a plethora of high class professional sport for all tourists. A visit to the Nou Camp, home of the world famous FC Barcelona, should top your list and even if you can’t catch a game during your stay, a stadium tour will blow you away. If you’re looking to branch out then FC Barcelona Regal, the city’s basketball team, are sure to entertain and for fans of Formula 1, the Spanish Grand Prix is held at the Montmelo circuit, just outside the city.
To fully enjoy your trip, make sure you equip yourself with the best Barcelona travel tips. There is no better way to supplement your cultural visit than indulging in the vast array of sporting opportunities that are on offer.
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