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SPAIN

Discover the most beautiful Spain regions for outdoor sport activities.

Country overview

Capital city-Madrid: The spanish capital has many advantages : a rich cultural life, a dynamic and endless nightlife and a special atmosphere that makes you not want to leave. However, the life of Madrid also lives around the sport and the people of Madrid are seasoned athletes. The various sports clubs are among the most successful in Europe, both in football than basketball for example.

Regions: 17 autonome communauties and 2 autonome cities (Ceuta and Melilla)

Currency-Euro: You’ll find currency exchange offices in all cities.

Language -Spanish but also cantan in catalogna : But if you are lucky enough, you can make yourself understood in English too

Transportation: You’ll have a lot of options: domestic flights, trains and buses can carry you in the four corners of the country.

SOL tips 🙂 If you book on line you may find interesting prices.

Electricity: 220 V, 50 HZ

Phone: 0034

Accommodation: Spain has it all: hotels, hostels, campsites or B&B. Prices range from 20 to 300 € or even more for luxury hotels and resorts.

You can also opt for a original accomodation by choosing staying in local family withcouchsurfing ou helpx .

Food to test: The best-known Spanish dishes are paella and tapas but Spain is a very good producer of deli meats and each region has very good culinary.

Outdoor activities: In Spain, you’ll find all kind of outdoor activities, the only problem … the prices. SOL’s mission is to share tips with you so that you fully enjoy your staying without ruin yourselves.

The many mountain ranges in the country offer many hiking would particularly recommend: the Pyrenean regions, Picos de Europa in Asturias, Galicia and the Basque coast and the southernmost Sierra Nevada …. the website next also offers hiking routes and even a smartphone app! Although the islands are a paradise for hikers with Canary in particular the island of the Gomera but also in the Balears !

Spain has developed over many years of greenways (old railways transformed into bicycle paths) and permits ballads at bike in natur .

Spain also has many spots for mountainbiking ! We particularly recommend the catalonia who has implemented many mountain bike centers (BBT in Catalan) even with occasional showers!

For lovers of navigation on water on Kanu or kayak, the country has many streams that will delight all levels and all types of navigation. The descent of the sella (Asturias) is without doubt the best known. We can also advise you Duraton gorges about 100 km north of Madrid or the well-known raids Noguera Pallaressa often cited as the sportiest European river!

Surfing fans will delight in the north Atlantic coasts of Spain with number of spots in cool locations.

Kitesurfing and sailing are very popular in Spain with many windy odds. Tarifa is probably one of the favorite spanish kitesurf spots.

Spain can also claim to have many favorable Seabed for diving especially in some nature reserves such as the Cape Creus and the Medes Islands north of Catalonia. Further south, in Murcia, you can dive at Cape Palos in Andalusia or the Bay of Cadiz. The Balearics will also offer crystal clear waters and fish with many highly preserved spaces. Finally, on the Atlantic coast stations Ribadeo and Rias Baixas will offer beautiful seabed.

A nice site that lists the climbing spots in Spain

The most popular sports in Spain:

Football, Basket ball et Tennis

Typical sport :

What would Spain without his Bullfights?

Plan your trip

Spain is beautiful in all season! However, staying the summer months in the southern regions is discouraged due to the high temperatures during the day.

To fully enjoy all outdoor activities in Sportrotter mode, we recommend you to come during May, June and September in most of the country, even October in the South.

Avoid August in the South because you’ll have a crowd of tourist and all the hotels are booked, campsite and hotels double their prices and the temperatures around 35 °C are not favorable for outdoor sport activities.

Visa

For members of the Schengen area, there is no need for a visa.

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The Catalogna: you’ll find all the information you need by clicking here.

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