Where the challenge begins

Nature and active tourism activities are the best way to discover the region, to gain an insight into it and to enjoy it.

Girona’s privileged position between the Pyrenees and the sea and its gentle orography result in a wide array of options for enjoying the great outdoors along with activities designed for adventurous spirits. If you fancy gazing down at the region from the silence high up in the air, various companies organise hot-air balloon rides. 

But if you prefer adrenalin to the peace and quiet of a balloon ride, at the Empuriabrava aerodrome you can go skydiving with an instructor over the bay of Roses or have a go at free fall in the controlled environment of the Windoor Realfly wind tunnel. Every year thousands of skydives are carried out from their facilities, making it one of the top parachuting venues for skydiving fans.

Rowing on the calm waters of Banyoles lake, kayaking down the Ter river or along the coast, or exploring the remote coves and caves dotted along it are other nature options available in the province of Girona, along with going on an off-road Segway route to discover nature on tracks and paths that will lead us effortlessly to spots that can only be reached otherwise on foot or by bike.

Horse riding, cycle tourism on e-bikes, canyoning, climbing and via ferrata routes, both inland and on the Costa Brava’s cliffs complete the numerous adventure tourism options available for all ages, escorted by local guides and in total safety.

Both in the air and on the ground,  there are adventure activities for everybody throughout  the province of Girona and the Costa Brava. 

With eagle eyes

Spending a day gazing down at the land with a bird’s eye view is one of the best ways of enjoying the region’s vast and varied wealth of landscape. 

Several companies specialising in hot-air balloon flights offer different proposals ranging from flying over the steep inland mountains and soaking up views of rural countryside to contemplating the majestic Pyrenees, the little medieval villages or being amazed by the craters of the volcanoes in Olot, in the inland Garrotxa region. Nearer the coast, floating gently over the coastline up in the air, you can’t help but be captivated by the waterlogged beauty of the marshes of the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park as it unfurls below you.

Few experiences can beat exploring the  region with an expert guide.