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Outdoor Activities in Barcelona

By Viator, April 2014

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Barcelona is known for vibrant culture, unique architecture and that fabulous Catalonian climate. With an average of 280 sunny days per year, long summers and the cool breeze from the ocean, this region is the perfect place to enjoy a day outside. Barcelona itself is situated between the Mediterranean Sea, rivers and mountains, so you can explore the wonderful parks and beaches of the city and then escape to more exotic locales with ease. If you’re looking for a unique way to see the city of Barcelona, or for some adventure off the typical tourist track, you should check out these opportunities for outdoor fun.

Sailing
Sailing may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Barcelona, but it is definitely a worthwhile activity! Feel the warm sea breeze as you sail along the Barcelona coast on a Small-Group Mediterranean Sea Sailing Trip! As you drift, you'll admire amazing views of the Barcelona skyline and top attractions like La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Cathedral, Montjuïc, Port Olympic and Barceloneta Beach. This sailing adventure allows you to join the crew and your skipper will give you several opportunities to become a real sailor – or you can enjoy the view from the yacht's comfortable cockpit, relax down below in the spacious salon or sunbathe on the open deck.

Exploring the Mountains
Just a short drive from Barcelona, natural wonders such as waterfalls and saw-shaped mountains await. Catalonia has some of the most interesting mountains in the world, and you shouldn't miss the famous Montserrat, named after the steep formation’s saw-like appearance. The Montserrat and Cava Trail Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona takes you from the busy city to a peaceful place where medieval architecture blends with the natural world. Besides these cultural possibilities, the paths of the Montserrat parkland lead you around a number of different walks, each offering a different perspective on the stunning views over the surrounding landscape. If you have limited time, try the Montserrat Half-Day Small-Group Tour with Optional Cable Car Ride and Skip-the-Line Ticket to La Sagrada Familia to explore the spectacular mountains and city!

Another popular site, lying between Spain and France, are the incredible Pyrenees Mountains. You'll visit charming mountain villages, ride the rack railway to a stunning mountain valley, and enjoy the opportunity to hike, bike, horseback ride, and more on a Pyrenees Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona.

Walking by Famous City Sites
Getting outdoors in Barcelona doesn't have to include a fancy activity. Just walking through the city can provide outdoor enthusiasts and sightseeing travelers a wealth of fun and views right up their alley. The Skip-the-Line Barcelona Walking Tour: Palau de la Musica, Picasso Museum and Gaudi's Casa Batlló provides a fabulous opportunity to soak up the sun and views of the city - without wasting time standing in lines! Make the most of Barcelona's cultural highlights while strolling about the beautiful city during this four hour tour. Stroll through Barcelona’s liveliest market, Mercat de Santa Caterina; pass through Plaza de Sant Marcus; walk along Barcelona’s famous Montcada Street to the Picasso Museum. Continue through the bustling Plaza Reial for a look inside Barcelona Cathedral, walk to Las Ramblas, and take a quick train to Passeig de Gràcia, home to the incredible Casa Batlló. End your tour with a stroll around Rambla de Catalunya in the tree-lined shade.

Perhaps you prefer to walk to and from more interactive sites. In that case, the Barcelona Gourmet Tapas and Private Flamenco Show in a Medieval Palace is a must! Explore the culture of Barcelona in the neighborhoods of Eixample and Born by visiting some of the locals' favorite eateries! Here you'll enjoy tapas and traditional meats before heading to a medieval palace to enjoy a flamenco performance. You'll also enjoy a glass of cava on the rooftop terrace of the palace, so that definitely counts as an outdoor activity!

With all these options in mind, you're sure to enjoy your day out in Barcelona!

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Montserrat and Cava Trail Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 596 Reviews

Combine mountains, history and wine on a visit to Montserrat and either the Freixenet or Codorniu winery on a full-day small group tour by minivan from ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.75

Montserrat Half-Day Small-Group Tour with Optional Cable Car Ride and Skip-the-Line Ticket to La Sagrada Familia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 168 Reviews

Take a short trip from Barcelona to nearby Catalonia's Montserrat on this small-group tour! With a local guide, head to the top of this rugged mountain to see ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.02

Pyrenees Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

4.5 star rating: Recommended 278 Reviews

Head to the Spanish hills for the day to hike the spectacular Pyrenees mountains on a small group excursion from Barcelona by minivan. You'll visit charming ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.57

Small-Group Mediterranean Sea Sailing Trip from Barcelona

4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

Sail on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea on this small-group sailing trip from Barcelona. Aboard a modern yacht, travel along the coast and take in views of La ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.61
$102.30 Save $30.69

Skip-the-Line Barcelona Walking Tour: Palau de la Musica, Picasso Museum and Gaudi's Casa Batlló

4 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

See the best of Barcelona on a 4-hour walking tour, and enjoy skip-the-line entry to two world-class cultural attractions – the UNESCO World Heritage-listed ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.66

Montserrat and Cava Trail Private Day Trip from Barcelona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Combine mountains, history and wine on a private day trip from Barcelona to Montserrat and either the Freixenet or Codorniu winery. Enjoy stunning views of the ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.03

Pyrenees Mountains Private Day Trip from Barcelona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Head to the Spanish hills on a private day trip from Barcelona to the spectacular Pyrenees, a mountain range in northern Spain. You'll travel to charming ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $231.87

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