Thanks to its huge amount of navigable waters, Catalonia offers a wide range of kayaking routes. Kayaking is a sports activity that is suitable for all and that allows you to reach inaccessible and incredible places. Apart from the possibility to be practised in both fresh and saltwater, it combines physical activity with the pleasures of wildlife watching, which makes it ideal to enjoy with your family, your partner or your friends. If you feel like discovering some unique natural sites, here are the best kayaking routes in Catalonia.
Kayaking routes on Ebro river
The first route is located in southern Catalonia, in Ebro Delta: a natural spot that is particularly lively because of the water that flows from the river and from the Mediterranean Sea. Delta exploration is a fantastic activity that combines cycling and kayaking: two vehicles that will allow you to discover the wonders of the Delta in an optimal way. After cycling through the mythical rice fields and along the river Ebro, you will arrive to the village of Balada, located in front of Gràcia island, where you will board a kayak and discover the landscapes of the inner waters. This kayaking route will allow you to navigate among the local flora and fauna and to live a genuine naturexperience.
Feel like navigating on through the river Ebro? In La Ribera d’Ebre, close to the Delta, Enblau offers birdwatching on board a kayak: a 2 for 1 experience that gives you the opportunity to both navigate across the most remote and peaceful spots of the river and watch local birds in their habitat. Kingfishers, egrets, herons and kites are just some of the species you will be able to watch from your kayak with binoculars while listening to the guide’s explanations. This very calm and exciting activity varies according to the seasons and the sections of the river (Garcia – La Ribera d’Ebre, Móra, Móra – Benissanet).
Enblau offers many other kayaking routes on river Ebro that will allow you to know the river from within and to discover its main secrets and magical spots: short 1-hour routes, 2/3-hour routes, or longer routes that will put the strength of your arms to the test. Whatever you choose, you will have the possibility to navigate on a single or a tandem kayak. All the routes are offered in the presence of a highly qualified guide who will help you understand the environment and the history of Ebro, so the activity is much more than a sports trip!
If you are a History lover, this activity is perfect for you! Kayak & Memory will plunge you into the passage of the Republican troops and into the beginning of the Ebro Battle on board your kayak! Navigating between Aubadera de Móra d’Ebre and Miravet, you will rediscover the magic of the river, its beauty and all the history it holds.
As you can see, Ebro Delta is one of the best places to go kayaking in Catalonia!
Kayaking routes through Mont-rebei Gorges
Mont-rebei Gorges form one the most lovely natural spots in Alt Pirineu and Aran to enjoy kayaking. Although most visitors discover the place walking through the path that is dug into the rock, the stairs and the footbridge of Montfalcó, the water is another option to discover the Gorges in all their essence.
The guided kayaking route through Mont-rebei Gorges departs from the jetty of the village of Corçà, up north. This activity will take you deep into the narrow gorges and will give you the opportunity to see La Pertusa and Santa Quitèria chapels until reaching the imposing walls of the canyon.
As they say at Zenith Aventura: “kayaking through Mont-rebei will allow you to enjoy all the flora and wildlife of the natural environment of Àger. An environment we love, respect and want to preserve for a long time”.
Kayaking routes through the Doll Canyon
The spectacular Doll Canyon is an excellent alternative to the famous Mont-rebei kayaking routes, as the 4-kilometer-long Camarasa lake is perfect for water activities, especially kayaking, canoeing and paddle surfing.
Apart from that, the Doll Canyon also hosts important archaeological sites such as La Balma del Pantà and La Cova del Tabac –designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites–, which can be observed while kayaking. From the water, high in the rocky areas, you will also have the opportunity to admire Sant Oïsme Barony and the Sant Miquel Romanesque church, in Fontllonga, as well as the exciting Train of the Lakes, which follows the same route!
Kayaking routes in the Berguedà region
To end up this post on the best kayaking routes in Catalonia, let’s head to the Berguedà region, where La Baells lake will be waiting for you: an idyllic spot for kayaking!
Adapted to your group’s characteristics, these two-hour kayaking routes will allow you to discover the most amazing spots in the Pyrenees in the company of a guide who will tell you all about the place.
This is the end of our list of kayaking routes in Catalonia. Which one are you going to choose first? Please leave your impressions or share this article on your social networks!