Having fun in the water is an experience that, with the right equipment, you can enjoy all year round. However, there is nothing like hot months to dive into the most thrilling activities that the rivers and lakes of the Catalan Pyrenees and the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea have to offer.

If you want to discover the territory and some natural sites that are full of life, culture and gastronomy and put your water skills to the test at the same time, go on reading! This post presents a series of water activities to do in summer in Catalonia. Just make your choice!

Water activities in Ebro Delta

Let’s start in the south of Catalonia, in Ebro Delta, a natural site that is full of life thanks to the presence of water, precisely. Explorant el Delta is a trail offered by Riu a l’Ebre that combines cycling and kayaking. A great family activity through the rice paddies and the river that will allow you to know all about the local wildlife. Your skilled guide will teach you all the techniques you need on board your kayak, an easy and silent means of transport that will allow you to enjoy all the details of the riverbank forests.

Enblau is another company that organizes kayaking trails on the river Ebro: short one-hour routes, 2-3 hour trails, or longer outings that put your arms to the test. If you like birds, you can go Birdwatching in Kayak, and if you prefer history, Kayak & Memory, organized together with Terra Enllà, will take you back to the passage of the Republican troops and to the beginning of Ebro Battle. If you prefer paddle boarding through the confluence, Jovial Adventure offers guided routes and introductory lessons in that area.

In the same region, we also advise you to go for the high voltage Fishing Charter with Green Flake Fishing: a spectacular experience for sport fishing lovers and an amazing one for people who have never tried it. Adrenaline and the satisfaction of feeling big fish biting the bait are guaranteed! The skilled guide will give you advice and tell you all about the best fishing techniques.

Other activities that allow you to enjoy the water world of the Delta are Charter Tour boat trips, which are totally customized and adapted to your motivations: sailing along the Midjorn until the wild beach that links the Delta to the Island of Buda; sailing upstream until Deltebre or Amposta, with the visit of the Island of Gràcia; or the visit of the local mussel bed, with tasting session included.

The last activity we recommend you in that region is the First scuba diving experience, with Subkro, which will allow you to get in touch with the diving tanks and to go for a first low-depth dive, constantly accompanied by a skilled  instructor.

Water activities in Pallars Sobirà

Let’s go to the completely different scenery of the Pyrenees and live a family water adventure in Pallars Sobirà. Àssua Receptiu Turístic offers 2 to 5-day water activities that can be combined with 4x4 rides in Aigüestortes i Sant Maurici National Park, acrobatics in adventure parks, and horse riding. This region is fantastic to enjoy thrilling water activities such as rafting through the river Noguera Pallaresa, canyoning or kayaking. 

Thanks to its fast-flowing rivers, Llavorsí is one of the best places in Catalonia for rafting, hence the presence of many companies that offer that activity such as Ràfting Llavorsí, Roc Roi and Turisnat Sort.

Water activities in the Pyrenees of Girona

If you head to the Pyrenees of Girona, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy family canyoning. In La Vall d’en Bas, in the region of La Garrotxa, Guies de Muntanya i Barrancs Ama Dablam will help all the family to start out in canyoning and to feel the joy of genuine explorers across jumps, rappels and rock slides, always fully equipped with wetsuits, harnesses and all the required elements for individual protection.

In the Ripollès region, Altitud Extrem also offers the descent of Gorges del Núria integral, a very complete canyon in which you will have to overcome slides, vertiginous jumps, rappels and cool water. Surrounded by lush vegetation, you will also cross natural pools you can swim in. Gorges del Núria Integral has everything you can expect for a great descent!

Water activities in Berguedà

Thanks to its endless rivers, natural pools and dams, Berguedà is an ideal region to go for water activities such as canyoning and kayaking.

Relleus Gent de Muntanya and Cingles. Companyia de Guies de Muntanya del Berguedà are two companies of the Berguedà region that allow you to discover spectacular canyons and to dive into a new and very funny world.

If you prefer kayaking, La Baells lake is an idyllic place. Indòmit organizes two-hour customized routes in which each paddle stroke will let you discover the loveliest spots in the Pyrenees in the company of specialized guides who will tell you all about the site.

These were our suggestions of water activities for this summer. If you look for refreshing and funny activities to do with your family or with your friends, Catalonia has many more water experiences to offer! Go for the adventures we have recommended and leave us some comment about your favourite one!

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