Spain - Activities
Running with the Bulls in Spain
Run with the bulls or join with the crowds at the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona. The famous 'running of the bulls' takes place in July and attracts huge numbers of tourists. Participating in Running with the Bulls is a general exclusion on all international policies.
Dance in Spain
Feel the passion of flamenco in music, dance and song, throughout Andalucia and particularly the city of Seville.
Pilgrim Walk in Spain
Tread in the footsteps of pilgrims, along the Way of St James to Santiago de Compostela a centre of pilgrimage since the early middle ages and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The focal point for all visits is Santiago's gothic Cathedral completed in 1188.
National Parks in Spain
Explore Spain's natural beauty and abundant wildlife by visiting one of the national or regional parks. Walks, hiking trails and jeep excursions take visitors to marshes and wetlands, coastal dunes, isolated mountain peaks or Atlantic beaches.
Conquer a summit in the Spain Mountains
There are great opportunities for rock climbing in Spain's mountains. Well-known, challenging climbs include the Naranjo de Bulnes in the Picos de Europa and Monte Perdido in Ordesa National Park.
Cycling in Spain
Pedal along one of the many Vias Verdes: scenic railway tracks converted to cycleways. Mountain biking is becoming increasingly popular, and paths and tracks are plentiful.
Bath in an Arab Hamman in Spain
Soak in a real Arab bath or hammam, reconstructed to luxury standards to suit modern tastes. New commercial baths have opened in Madrid, Cordoba, Granada and Seville.
Water Sports and Activieis in Spain
There is plenty of water activities in Spain including - swimming, waterskiing and windsurfing facilities can be found at nearly all seaside resorts. Spain's premier windsurfing resort is Tarifa, where the world championships are held. Spain is also great for sailing, with plenty of harbours and sailing clubs to explore.
Fishing in Spain
Cast a line and hook a fish. Excellent opportunities exist for all types of fishing - the rivers and streams of the Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa offer good freshwater game fishing, while trout are abundant throughout the country. Permits must be requested from the regional authorities.
For the Golfing Enthusiasts
Golf is immensely popular, with Costa del Sol and La Manga emerging as two of Spain's premier golfing destinations. The Valderrama (near Madrid) is particularly well known. Spain has over 200 golf courses for you to venture through.
Snow Skiing in Spain
There are many natural ski runs and winter resorts in Spain, all blessed with the promise of warm sun and blue skies. There are five main skiing regions including the Pyrenean and Cantabrian ranges. Check out the upland area of the Sierra Nevada, south of Granada.
Bull Fighting in Spain
If you fancy seeing a bull fight from the safety of your seat, go to Madrid, which is home to the imposing bullring of Las Ventas, also known as the 'Cathedral of Bullfighting'.
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