Active Holidays in Spain and Portugal Tours in Spain and Portugal
Active Holidays in Spain and Portugal are the best way to get acquainted with the rural countryside and picturesque coastal areas.
Activities on our various tours include; Walking/Trekking, Biking, Horse Riding, Sailing, and much more...
Ideas for Walking/Trekking Tours: Follow along the Ancient Pilgrimage Way of St. James in Northern Spain either independently with baggage transfers each day, or join a group tour departure and share your experience together along this historic trail. Even if you only want to walk the most scenic portions of the camino and then the rest of the time your private driver/guide would take you to wineries, museums, etc... Another great outdoor adventure would be a self-guided tour through the Peaks of Europe with some transfers where needed while touring. In the Basque Country we have a special fully-guided small group tour exploring the coastal towns and the Pyrenees Mountains. Off the Eastern Coast of Spain in the Balearic Islands try a fully-guided Mallorcan Trek to view the beautiful landscape and Mediterranean coast with all it's shades of blue and green. If you don't have time for an extended walking tour with various days, then we have as well just day trips in many regions. While on Mallorca we have different day walks, treks and hikes available for all levels of walkers. From Barcelona you could do a small group day tour walking along the Cliffs and Coves of the Costa Brava or trekking the Peaks and Valleys of the Catalan Pyrenees. On the Rias Baixas Coast of Galicia enjoy a breath-taking walk around Man's Cape on the Peninsula of O Morrazo. Over on the Portuguese Islands of Madeira and Azores we have various full-day walking tours to choose from.
Ideas for Biking Tours: Wine Country bike tours have become a popular activity while sampling the wines of the different regions. In La Rioja we have a great self-guided biking tour to explore the vineyards and mountain valleys of Spain's most world-renowned wine region. Penedes is another famous region known for it's Cava Sparkling Wines, which is also an excellent area for biking around for the day while you are staying Barcelona.
Ideas for Horse Riding Tours: Down in the South of Spain enjoy a group ride on the Pilgrimage to El Rocio Trails of Andalusia. Riding along the French or Portuguese Pilgrimage trail is another way to do the Camino de Santiago. In the heart of Castile Spain enjoy a group ride through the Sierra of Gredos. We also have just short day rides in Spain like; from Barcelona you could ride the gorgeous valleys and hills of Montserrat, in Seville a ride in the Andalusian countryside, or in Torremonlinos a ride around the Costa del Sol trails.
Ideas for Sailing Tours: The Rias Baixas Atlantic coast of Galicia, North-western Spain is one of the best coastal areas of the Iberian Peninsula for sailing vacations. In fact this November for the first time, a non-British location is going to be the place of departure of the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-2006, one of the world’s most prestigious transoceanic regattas. Galicia has been selected as the starting point of the 9th edition of the VOR, assuming Sanxenxo and Vigo the main role. This event will help put Galicia on the map as a sailing destination. From the port of Vigo we offer a very unique deluxe gastronomic sailing journey following up the Rias Baixas and then making our way along the Camino de Santiago by Sea ending in Santiago. This is an unforgettable journey for those who are looking to discover Green Galicia from the sea while savoring the delicious seafood and fine Albariño wines. For just a day of sailing from Vigo we have a private day tour over to the Cies Islands. The Mediterraen sea on the East Coast of Spain is another great location for sailing trips. From Barcelona sail along the Costa Dourada to Sitges, or in the Balearic Islands sail from Mallorca to Menorca for the day. On Strait of Gibraltar you could take a day of sailing from Sotogrande, Cadiz over to the Rock of Gibraltar. On the sub-tropical island of Madiera we have a jeep/boat safari day tour. In addition to all the suggestions above we can arrange customized sailing charter vacations in Galicia, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands.
Apart from the wide range of tour ideas listed above for active holidays in Spain and Portugal, we still have more online in our VactionCentre. If you can't come accross the best suited trip for you, let us know and we would be happy to suggest a tour or create a create a customzied active holiday just for you!