Spain is a nation rich in culture and immersed in European history. While many people visit Spain to drink in the sights and enjoy its unique and delicious food, there is more to Spain than just sightseeing, exploring and sampling the local wares.
If you’re thinking of embarking on a luxury adventure travel experience that also comes with some thrills, then Spain is a great choice. Whether you plan to book for luxury group holidays or go solo, let’s discover some of the top adventure sports that Spain has to offer the travelling thrill-seeker. Whether you’re involved or a spectator, Spain is home to unique and thrilling adventure sports that will get the adrenaline pumping.
Canyoning – A Great Way To Explore the Wilderness
When you venture out of the cities, you’ll discover that much of Spain is covered in spectacular countryside and one of the very best ways to see and experience the wilderness regions is on a canyoning adventure.
The country boasts many incredible canyons and river systems, making it the perfect destination for this type of exhilarating experience. Huesca in northern Spain is one such popular destination for canyoning. Adventurers will rappel down the canyons and drop into a White-Water river. Obstacles in the river are avoided through a combination of swimming, diving and walking.
Another popular spot for a canyoning experience is the Rubo River Canyon in the Asturias region of the country. Abseiling down cliffs and dropping into crystal clear waters are all part of the adventure.
There are numerous regions of Spain that are perfect for canyoning.
A Scuba Diver’s Dream
With much of Spain surrounded by some of the world’s best coastlines many regions of the country are a scuba diver’s paradise. Base your scuba diving adventure in the ancient city of Cartagena. From there, you’ll gain access to the crystal-clear waters of the Sea of Cabo de Palos, rated by many as the best place in the country to go diving.
Descend to depths of up to 60 metres while exploring coral reefs, sunken shipwrecks and waters teeming with colourful and vibrant marine life. The area boasts one of the richest marine ecosystems in all of Spain and you may encounter an octopus, eagle ray and many species of reef fish.
Step back in time as you explore the sunken wrecks, such as the Italian ship the Sirio, which perished in shallow waters in 1906. There are numerous shipwrecks in the region for divers to explore, making Cartagena a scuba diver’s dream destination.
Experience the Thrill Of White-Water Rafting
Whether you’re experienced or not, joining a White-Water rafting adventure is bound to make your trip to Spain even more memorable. When you join an organised White-Water rafting tour, you’ll be guided and looked after by expert professionals, to ensure your safety and enjoyment of the experience.
The Murillo de Gállego in the Aragonese Pyrenees region in the north of Spain is proclaimed by many as the best place to experience White-Water rafting in the country, with areas suitable for beginners through to avid enthusiasts. Your heart will be pumping as your raft navigates some of the country’s best rapids and you’ll experience a natural high from the adrenaline rush. While surging down the river, you’ll see Spain’s beauty at its wondrous best, enjoying a wilderness experience from an entirely new perspective.
Get Wet and Wild With Windsurfing
Andalucia is situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and, due to the region’s sunny weather and brisk winds, the area is considered one of the best places to go windsurfing in all of Spain.
Windsurfing is a bit like surfing, except the board has a sail. It’s a thrill ride for beginners and advanced windsurfers alike and as you get the hang of it, you can use the power of the wind and waves to launch yourself into the air. Windsurfing in an adrenaline-fuelled way to spend your time at the beach.
Take In An Equestrian Show
If you need some downtime from thrill-seeking and want to observe some of Spain’s unique cultural heritage, then kicking back and watching the world-famous Andalusian horses strut their stuff in a colourful and amazing equestrian display is the way to do it.
The Royal Stables in Córdoba were established way back in 1570 by King Felipe II. This historic location is where you can take in the equestrian show and get a glimpse into the majestic history of this fantastic country. Watch in awe as these pure Spanish thoroughbreds are put through their paces under the guidance of highly-skilled riders.
Spain opens up the doors to countless thrill-seeking adventures. Before planning your trip to Spain, research all the adventures that are on offer and discuss including them in your itinerary when you book your luxury adventure holiday.