Original Activities and Experiencies in Barcelona
Aside from the typical activities every tourist must do in Barcelona – like visiting its most emblematic spots, enjoy its parks and beaches, or tasting a good Catalonian cuisine dish – Barcelona offers a long list of different and original activities for the most demanding tourists who want to make their visit a complete one.
Experiences for car enthusiasts
There are specific experiences for all tastes and preferences. Car and speed enthusiasts will be able to get their adrenaline fix by driving a Ferrari, a Porsche or a Lamborghini in the mythic Circuito de Montmeló. Or maybe you will prefer to enjoy driving the Ferrari 246GT Competizione race car through a road route. Those who prefer the elegance and glamour found in classic cars will be able to go on a guided route through the city’s streets riding a spectacular vintage car.
If you prefer the cool sea breeze and the amazing views on the coast, you will have the opportunity to rent a great sailboat or yacht and sail to your leisure through the entire Barcelona coast. If you don’t have the required license, you can always hire a quiet sailboat ride or enjoy yourself aboard the “golondrina” (“swallow”), a tourist motorboat to sail along the coast next to other visitors.
Activities over the air
For those who prefer to see things from up in the air, Barcelona also offers excellent experiences aboard a light airplane or helicopter, or the opportunity to visit the city’s most beautiful spots flying on a balloon. You will also be able to enjoy an amazing view by riding one of the two cable railways found in the city, one located in the port and the other in Montjuïc hill. Barcelona’s outline, its beautiful coast and the mountains surrounding it, is the perfect postcard to burn into your memory.
If you are looking for strong emotions, you will also find your adrenaline fix by parachuting from 4000 meters (13,000 feet) of altitude or join an experienced pilot in an aerobatic aircraft as he loops, drills, or flies upside-down. If you wish to go for the plane’s yoke without risks, you can take up the life-size simulators at the Aeroteca. You will be able to choose between flying alone in a full-motion light aircraft simulator or next to an instructor in a Boeing 737-800 cabin.
Other original activities
Another way to get your adrenaline pumping is by rolling downhill at high speeds inside a giant transparent plastic ball. This new activity, known as “sphereing” or “zorbing”, can also be done over water or small wooden ramps.
For those looking for more relaxing activities there is nothing better than horse riding among vineyards, enjoy a day at the spa, hire a climbing wall instructor for beginners, or participate in creative tourism like pottery workshops, dance classes, or tastings of wines and cavas (Spanish sparkling wine).