Spain

Outdoor activities

outdoor activities
Climbing
Calle Polvoranca

In: los mallos aragon and siurana near barcelona

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Vías Verdes

In: cycling from the pyrinees to the mediterranean coast: a weekend getaway

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This is an experience that combines nature and sport, has 2 contrasting landscapes: the mountainous Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Costa Brava, goes off-the-beaten-track places where few tourists and foreigners go, offers delicious inland Catalan food and finishes by with a swim in the Mediterranean and eating Mediterranean food.Green-Ways, also known as Vías Verdes in Spanish, are old railway tracks that have been recovered and reconditioned for walkers and cyclists. They are an awesome way to discover Spain. They are easy to access and since trains once rolled over these paths, there is no So it is a great activity for all ages and fitness levels.There are 1,800 kilometres of Vías Verdes all over Spain. There is easy access to Vías Verdes by train. In total, there would be 138 km of cycling for one weekend. The trip starts in the Pyrenees and finishes in the beaches of Costa Brava. Until Girona the landscapes are mountaineous, green, wet and you can feel real nature. You cross small villages and rivers. After Girona the towns become larger and there are some parts that look more industrialized. But as you approach to the end, in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, the scenery becomes more Mediterranean and you start smelling the pine trees and for sure the sea. The hardest part of the trip is climbing to the coll of Santigosa hill of Santigosa. Along the way there are plenty of opportunities to stay at rural homes and truly experience local living. If you are interested in a trip like this contact: www.spainforreal.com

For more information about Catalan Green-Ways you can look here:http://www.viasverdes.com/en/principal.asp

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Canyoning

See spain section in the canyoning article

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Whitewater sports

In: campo, murillo de gallego aragon

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Hiking

In galicia

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Downhill skiing

There are a lot of downhill skiing resorts in spain.

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Skiing in the northen region of Spain

Festivals

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Fallas

Valencia's festival in march - burning the "fallas" is a must

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Spain has a lot of local festivals that are worth going to.

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Sevilla's & Málaga's Semana Santa Easter - worth seeing. From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Lots of processions occur within that week. Holy week Easter Week - best in Seville and the rest of Andalusia; also interesting in Valladolid silent processions and Zaragoza where hundreds of drums are played in processions

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Córdoba en Mayo

cordoba in may - great month to visit the southern city

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Las Cruces

1st week in may - big flower-made crosses embellishing public squares in the city center, where you will also find at night music and drinking and lot of people having fun!

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Festival de Patios

One of the most interesting cultural exhibitions, 2 weeks when some people open doors of their houses to show their old patios full of flowers

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Arde Lucus

Biggest roman recreation festival of europe, all inside the walled city of lugo, unesco world heritage. last weekend on june.

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Cata del Vino Montilla-Moriles

Great wine tasting in a big tent in the city center during one week in may

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Dia de Sant Jordi

The catalan must, in april 23th barcelona is embellished with roses everywhere and book-selling stands can be found in the rambla. there are also book signings, concerts and diverse animations.

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Feria de Abril

sevilla in april/may - best fair in the whole iberian peninsula that attracts thousands of people from all over the world. if you enjoy folklore, flamenco, dancing and drinking, this is your place.

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's August Fair

Málaga's August Fair - flamenco dancing, drinking sherry, bullfights

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San Fermines

July in pamplona, navarra.

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Fiesta de San Isidro

May 15 in madrid - a celebration of madrid's patron saint.

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Carnival

Best in santa cruz de tenerife, las palmas de gran canaria and cádiz

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Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos

three wise men parade - on the eve of epiphany, 5th of january, the night before spanish kids get their christmas presents, it rains sweets and toys in every single town and city

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San Sebastian International Film Festival

Held annually in san sebastian, a gorgeous city in the basque country, towards the end of september

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La Tomatina

A giant tomato fight in buñol

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Moros y Cristianos

moors and christians, mostly found in southeastern spain during spring time - parades and "battles" remembering the fights of medieval ages

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85 festivals in Galicia throughout the year from wine to wild horses.

holidays
New Year's Eve

There's a tradition in spain to eat grapes as the clock counts down the new year, one grape for each of the last twelve seconds before midnight. for this, even small packs of grapes exactly 12 grapes per pack are sold in supermarkets before new year.

scuba diving

For a treat, try Costa Brava and the world renowned Canary Islands.