Activity holiday ideas for Spain
Spain is a paradise for all outdoor lovers – so, if you are looking for something a bit different with a mix of culture and action, here are some ideas for activity holidays in Spain:
Catalan Horse Riding
If you are looking for a horse riding holiday, then this is a great activity holiday idea in Spain. Catalonia as it’s a fantastic place to get started. Probably an eight day horse riding trip is the best length of time for beginners as well as experienced riders. There are excellent choices of horses from young stallions to experienced mares and all riders are matched with a horse that is best for their ability. The horse riding lessons take place in the ring whilst trekking, jumping, and buggy rides are built into daily activities.
Mountain Running in Costa Blanca
This is a fantastic trail running week which includes 5 guided runs in the stunning Costa Blanca Mountains a few miles inland from the glorious Mediterranean Sea in Eastern Spain. There are a variety of runs from 10 to 25 kms on trails and tracks that will take you over rocky summits, steep ridges, hidden canyons and through lush pine forests. All you need to bring with you are trainers and running kit and of course an exuberant amount of energy to fully enjoy the breath-taking routes in this mountainous area.
Rafting on the Genil River
Another fantastic activity holiday idea in Spain – if you fancy an adrenalin rush – this rafting adventure is for you! On the river Genil there is a superb quiet course near to Málaga at Cuevas Bajas for beginners and families with children aged six and upwards. There is another course for the more experienced along the stretch of beautiful white water between Benamejí and Palenciana.
Family activities in Sierra Nevada
A good family activity holiday idea in Spain is visiting the series of pretty little villages is linked via a well-marked footpath high in the Sierra Nevada. The area offers all sorts of family activities from hiking, fruit collecting and swimming in lakes. Make your way up to Granada then take a short bus ride and you will soon be breathing fresh air and if you visit in the autumn, picking wild figs and almonds for evening meal!
Climbing in Andalucía
A rock-climbing adventure is brilliant, especially the breath-taking region of Andalucía, which is the premier destination for rock climbing! You will explore the exciting rock faces and demanding climbs of El Chorro and the beautiful surrounding area of North Malaga. There are over 1,000 routes to choose from in El Chorro and you will definitely find climbs that are intended to stretch you, whatever your ability.
Single track riding with young children in Fuengirola
Have a fantastic holiday cycling, in Fuengirola. Plenty of sites for top-quality cycling for those with children, including some dramatic river crossings, and amazing less-technical off-road trails with fantastic views sweeping as far as Africa.