Hava A Different Style Of Holiday In Spain
Among other things you can hike in the mountains, stay in a castle, learn to skydive, go diving and more.
Take the Family
Take the family on an activity packed week in the Sierra Aitana, a mountain region near Alicante. Parents and children can go mountain-biking, sea kyaking, abseiling and caving. No experience is required.
Stay at an attractive farmhouse overlooking olive groves and orchards near the village of Sella. You can do a new activity or excursion each day – a ferry trip to the small fortified island of Tabarca, a walk led by a local shepherd and his goats, chances to savour traditional village life, helping to pick fruit and press olives.
Stay in a Castle
Head for the hills, forests and Medieval towns of the Gerona area of catalonia.
One of the finest palaces to stay in is the four-star Castell d’Emporda, a beautifully restored 14th century castle, with towering views over the surrounding countryside.
Formentera is a laid-back island only a half hour boat ride from Ibiza. It has sugar-white sand beaches lapped by clear turquoise waters and a few flat roads where you can ride a rental bike to explore a salt lagoon, a nature reserve and a hippy market. The susets are not to be missed.
Learn to Skydive
You can skydive after only two days’ training. Jumping out of a moving aircraft is a thrilling heart-in-the-mouth experience. Jumping 12000ft and free-falling solo for 90 seconds over the foothills of the Pyrenees , a glorous mountain scenery. The two days of skydiving – ground training, tandem jump then solo jump. There are also three days of ground-based activities including mountain biking, canoning and white water rafting.
Scuba-divers can dive just off the coast at L’Estartit, on the Costa Brava. The Illes Meded is a string of islands that are home to about 1400 species of marine and plant life. It has been a conservation area since 1985 and is an are ideal for first time divers.