Break with routine and start an active new stage full of energy! Is it possible to combine sport and nature with food and wine tourism all at the same time? Yes, of course it is!
Here are 10 activities to do outdoors throughout Costa Brava & Girona Pyrenees. Because, you know, there are eight natural parks dotted about the province of Girona and a third of the region is protected land … So, it really makes sense to opt for outdoor activities that contribute to sustainable tourism development and that are environmentally friendly and respectful of the region.
Enokayak, hiking routes, on horseback or e-bike through the vineyards …
AMID COASTAL VINEYARDS
An activity 100% rooted in the region of Cap de Creus and the Albera massif is Enokayak with the team from the Hugas de Batlle winery and organised by SK Kayak. As you paddle along the Empordà coastline in a kayak you’ll get a splendid view of the beautiful vineyards from the sea and then get to taste some wines from this winery in Colera. With Naturalwalks you can also see the Empordà coastline from a different angle through excursions by the sea to pair edible wild flowers with DO Empordà wines.
And if you’d like to gain an insight into the world of fishing, then what better way than taking part in fishing tourism activities in Palamós, Llançà or Roses and becoming a real fisherman for a day?
AMID INLAND VINEYARDS
The Masia Serra winery proposes routes through the surrounding area on burricleta e-bikes or Segways before ending up with a DO Empordà wine tasting. Bacchus on Bikes also organises cycling routes from one winery to the next through the Empordà. You pedal and the burricleta just keeps going – with these great e-bikes you can go for an effortless ride. The same activity is offered by the Empordàlia cooperative in the little village of Vilajuïga, but you can also hire an e-bike on your own and ride along a signposted itinerary through the rice fields of Pals.
In Calonge, in the small historic winemaking area of the River Tinar, the burricleta can be replaced with a horse or pony and children and adults alike can enjoy a ride ending up with a wine tasting at the same winery that organises the activity, Viníric. Horse rides are also offered by the winery Vins de Taller, in Siurana d’Empordà, an initiative organised by Antoni Falcón which comprises a series of wine tourism activities. In the same region of the Tinar, between the sea and the mountains, La Gastronòmica programmes a hiking route with a wine tasting at the foot of the Gavarres, a massif set in exceptional surroundings for walking which is a classified area of natural interest.