Everybody has their preferences when it comes to holidays. Some like to lie on the beach or read a book at home all day, while others are incapable of sitting on for longer than five minutes! If you are a real dare-devil who is not afraid of heights, speed or ducking under water, extreme sports might suit you perfectly. And the city of Barcelona has more extreme sports to offer than you might think.
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Here we bring you a list of the top 5 extreme sports that you can enjoy in Barcelona:
# 1 Bungee-jumping
Over the last decade Bungee-jumping has become very popular. This activity involves jumping from a bridge, building, or other tall structure with a rope connected to your waist. Bungee-jumping, or “Puenting”, is is an activity in which a person launches from a high height, with one point of the elastic rope tied; and the other end attached to the starting point of the jump for an adrenaline rush like no other!. You can enjoy the thrill just 30 minutes from Barcelona in Catalonia Adventures; this is a bridge in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. The bridge is nearly 40 meters high with a free-fall of 25 meters! Believe us when we say that this is an experience full of adrenaline and excitement you will never forget!
Address: Carrer de Sarriera, 58, 08720 Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona
Opening hours: Every day from 09:00 to 21:00
# 2 Skydiving
Many people find skydiving to be one of the most enjoyable extreme sports out there. It is a real action-adventure that releases plenty of adrenaline, and the rush will naturally make you feel high, powerful and release all your stress. Skydiving involves jumping out of an airplane, helicopter or hot air balloon with a parachute attached to your back, of course! It is not just falling… It´s flying! Are you willing to jump from 4000 meters high…?
Address: Aeròdrom de la Cerdanya Das, 17538, Girona
# 3 Kitesurfing
Kitesurfing is a form of wake-boarding, where the kitesurfer is pulled by a kite instead of a boat. The kite catches wind and pulls the surfer across the water. People decide to learn how to kite-surf because it is a real challenge. If you want to learn how to kite surf it is going to cost you some hours of training, but in the end it will be very rewarding and all worth it.
Address: Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 84, 08003 Barcelona
Opening hours: Every day from 10:00 to 18:00
# 4 Jet ski
If you are not a big fan of heights, but still want to feel the speed and true sense of freedom, jet ski might be the right choice for you. Enjoy what you would otherwise not be able to see all at once. It is pretty spectacular to be able to look around 360 degrees without anything around you!
Address: Moll de Marina 9, Port Olimpic, Barcelona
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 19:00 & Weekends from 10:00 to 14:30
# 5 Rock climbing
Rock climbing is a great way of getting outside and enjoying nature. Also, it is a good exercise if you want to tone your muscles or lose some weight. Climbing is full of ups and downs. It should not only be about getting to the top. Having fun and sharing a laugh is the most important part! Located only 35 kilometers away from the center of Barcelona, you can find the Montserrat mountain; which is a very popular climbing destination for locals and tourists alike.
Address: 08691 Monistrol de Montserrat, Barcelona