The holidays are time for action, specially if you are traveling in the summer with the good weather. And Barcelona is a big sports city: we had the Olympic Games in 1992, and everyone knows that the best soccer team in the world is the FC Barcelona (sorry Real Madrid followers!). Being outdoors exercising feels great. Plus Barcelona is located by the Mediterranean sea, that offers plenty of opportunities of having fun in the water. See our recommended sport activities for your stay.


Soccer (football) is big in Barcelona. Check out our favorite soccer-related activities:


The Mediterranean sea offers plenty of opportunities to have fun in the water. From sailing, to diving, fishing, paddle surfing and the latest water sports for adventurous people. Here is our selection of water sports (and if you prefer sailing in a more relaxed way, click here to see what we have for you).



How fun is it to go on a bike ride? Barcelona is a very bike friendly city, with miles and miles of bike lanes. Locals use them a lot! But you won’t be able to use the public bike system Bicing, as it is for residents only. Instead, you can join one of the many bike tours in town or rent your own bike and explore the city by yourself. Here are a few great ideas:


Hiking is a great way to connect with nature and enjoy being outdoors. And the mountains around Barcelona are the perfect place to do that, from the Collserola hills to the rocky Montserrat Mountain or the impressive Pyrenees. And if you want some active climbing, there are also urban facilities to do that. Here is what we recommend:


If driving is your thing, we have some cool plans for you as well: from visiting a world class racing track, to driving your own motorbike, scooter… or even a go-car!


There’s also museums for sport lovers! Check them out:

SKIING (Winter season only)

The Pyrenees are just a couple of hours drive from Barcelona, what allows you to go skiing for the day in the winter when the season is on:

*This section will be empty if the season is over.