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Sports & outdoor in Costa Brava

Cycling and mountain biking

For excitement or just a bit of relaxation and quiet get up on a bike and discover the beauty of the forests, coves and inlets of the Costa Brava. Long-distance cyclists will enjoy the extensive network of sign-posted bike roads rolling countryside like the Ruta del Carrilet. You can rent bikes at several resting points along the way. Mountain bike fans will also find a great network of off-road tracks, indicated by red signs with a bike symbol; some footpaths provide also access to cyclists.

Walking and hiking

Costa Brava has a colorful choice of hiking and walking terrains. Step in a local tourist office for free leaflets and maps outlining dozens of walks in their area. Across the region a network of sign-posted trails lead through the loveliest routes like the Camí de Ronda. This route runs along the entire Mediterranean coast; from the French border to Blanes. Parts of the path run across nice beaches, while others snake over deserted highlands and can be quite rigorous but they’re often the best way to reach some of the more isolated coves.

Diving and snorkeling

With its countless marine species, coral beds and crystal clear waters Costa Brava is the ideal place for diving and snorkeling. The huge numbers of diving sites are near the dive centers along the coast. Many diving schools offer a wide range of services from initiating courses to boat trips and equipment rental. The most interesting sites are around the Illes Medes Maritime Reserve, famous for its fauna and coral beds, and the tiny inlets of the Cap de Creus. The coves near Begur and Palafrugell shelter hundred species of fish, including barracuda and seahorses living among the coral and shipwrecks. You will find also diving schools that organize snorkeling excursions to the more inaccessible coves.

Water sports

Windsurfing in Costa Brava is very popular, and there are plenty of places where you can rent equipment. Most of the resort towns have sailing clubs supporting a number of competitive events. Water sports opportunities include jet-skiing, water skiing, as well as pedal. One of the best ways to explore the countless coves is by renting a kayak.