Adventure Sports in Barcelona (Urban Climbing, Karting)

Adventure Sports in Barcelona (Urban Climbing, Karting)

There’s more to Barcelona than just culture and architecture – Catalonia is a dramatic and spectacular region and the Catalonians are a pretty adventurous bunch. Some fantastic rock climbing, in particular, is to be found close to the city:  for instance in the Montserrat area. But if you would rather keep your adrenalin-pumping activities to within the city confines for sports holidays in Spain, Barcelona still has a lot to offer this winter.

One of the most exciting venues in Barcelona for sports holidays and for those of a rock-climbing bent, is the Climbat centre. This modern and innovative activity centre is located close to the Plaza de España, just off of the Vía de las Cortes Catalanasm, which offers central location in the city while staying in an apartment in Barcelona. It offers beginners’ classes for those who have always been intrigued by this demanding sport, but worried about the practicalities of getting started. Now you can learn the basics in a safe, well-tutored environment while on holidays in Spain, and will be doing inverted overhang climbs in no time!

The Climbat centreis also keen to get children involved in the thrill of urban climbing and arranges special sessions for families with kids, which is an important concern regarding family holidays in Barcelona. The personal tuition takes your child on a safe progression through a sequence of routes, that will quickly build up their confidence. Cimbat can also arrange excursions out onto real rock, in the local hills, once the basic techniques are familiar.

If that sounds a little too vertically challenging, another avenue for the thrill-seeker during his sports holidays in Spain is the fast paced world of karting. Not the pedal-powered variety of course – this is definitely one for the petrol heads, and would-be racers, in your family. Kart racing, as an exciting precursor to competitive motor sports, has long been big news for Barcelonans; the wildly popular Spanish Grand Prix is held at the nearby Circuit de Catalunya.

Barcelona IK (Indoor Karting) is one of the more modern and well equipped of the indoor motor sport venues in the area. It is to be found a little way out of town, in the commercial strip running along the B23, in the west of the city, which can be easily accessed from an apartment in Barcelona. This amazing indoor circuit is angled towards fun for all the family, with sprint races, special children’s events and a snazzy, demanding and exciting track. Bright overalls, proper racing helmets and sleek racing karts are all supplied to give you the ultimate racing experience.

So if you’re looking for excitement in Barcelona regarding sports holidays in Spain, there’s plenty of opportunity to indulge both yourself, and your family, whatever the weather is during your family holidays in Barcelona.

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