Nowadays, tourism means much more than taking a walk around the historic center and visiting a couple of museums. The leisure proposals for travel have become increasingly sophisticated and have been adapted to each visitor. With regard to active tourism in Barcelona, the options cover both the city and the sea and the mountains: running tours, climbing, water sports and a long etcetera that we address in this article.
One of the most fashionable activities are running tours, thanks in part to its ease and simplicity: only running shoes and clothing are needed to join these groups of runners, led by local guides who lead the tour for participants to go discovering the monuments of the city while practicing exercise.
Other active tourism plans in Barcelona
One of the great attractions of Barcelona is its privileged location, at the foot of the Collserola Natural Park and on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. In fact, many of their proposals for active tourism are precisely aquatic activities. Flyboard, snorkel or tours in jet skis are some of them, organized by specialized companies that have their headquarters in the Port Forum, the Olympic Port or in other points of the Barcelona coast.
The Collserola Natural Park hosts many other active tourism proposals in the city. For example, horseback excursions, which are organized for groups of all sizes and levels, including children, who can also ride on the backs of small ponies. The tranquility of nature and the panoramic views from its viewpoints are guaranteed.
Finally, speleology or climbing are other active tourism plans in Barcelona, which have a more technical nature and can be done in many parts of the province, such as Montserrat.