How to practice outdoor sports in Barcelona
All the sports tips you should know to practice outdoor sports in Barcelona during February
Barcelona is a perfect city for outdoor sports. Therefore, if you want to stay in shape without spending money we assure you that it is possible and also with the best atmosphere and views of the city, although we are still in winter, since Barcelona enjoys good weather throughout the year.
For this reason, at The Lofttown, your university residence in Barcelona, we share some interesting ideas for you to practice outdoor sports in comfort and at your own pace.
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The Carretera de les Aigües is a perfect plan to get in shape with nature at your side. We refer to a road of 20 km in the hills of Barcelona located along the mountain of Collserola, an ideal corner to escape the city.
In addition here you can also play sports, enjoying the fresh air and without pollution or the stress of the city. On the other hand, you will also enjoy privileged views of all of Barcelona.
Here you will find a fairly wide road that offers a great space for both walkers, cyclists and runners. A mountain route that will help you disconnect completely from your routine in the city.
Take a walk in Montjuïc
If you don’t want to go too far or don’t have private transport, then Montjuïc is a perfect solution for you and also pleasant. Therefore, if you feel like exercising at your own pace and in a privileged environment just a few minutes from the city, this is where you have to come, either on foot or by bike.
To feel you better, you can climb the hill of Montjuic through the MNAC, the CaixaForum, the Poble Espanyol, the Miró Foundation, the huge Olympic village and also the many gardens you will find before reaching the final destination which is the majestic castle of Montjuïc. From here you will have an impressive postcard of Barcelona that you will enjoy very much.
Fitness on the beach
Who said beaches are just for enjoying in the summer? It’s not true, as on the beaches of Barcelona, especially in the city centre such as Barceloneta, you will not only find tourists walking or chiringuitos.
It is also a privileged place for athletes of any kind, because it is perfect for running along the coast and you take advantage of the facilities located along the coast.
Swimming in the Mediterranean
In the sea life is tastier and even more if you take a good dip at any time of the year. A perfect option to do sport for free and also in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea.
Currently you have many apps that will help you find all the necessary information in real time, for example: the color of the flag, the wind speed, the temperature of the day and the quality of the water, especially the presence of jellyfish.
Just remember, you’re in February and it’s cold. So if you want to get in during the winter season, you’ll have to wear a wetsuit too.
If you like team sports you should know that in Barcelona there are several common areas fully equipped with facilities for group sports.
For example, you’ll find places at the beginning of the beach, where you can play petanque, beach volleyball, table tennis and more. In addition, in the Born, there is a football and basketball field with free access. There is also a table tennis table, as in the parks of La Oreneta and Santa Amèlia a Sarrià-Sant Gervasi and more neighborhoods of the city.
Skateboarding or skateboarding
Barcelona is characterized by being full of skaters and people on scooters. This is why it is considered a European skate and culture capital that revolves around. So, in Barcelona there are many skate parks scattered throughout the city, especially in the city centre and on the beach.
However, the epicenter of the skate world in Barcelona, where there are many young skaters, is undoubtedly in front of the MACBA, where the skate spirit is lived to the fullest.
Are you ready to practice sports in Barcelona?
We are sure you will and we hope that with this post today you are ready to enjoy Barcelona as the best in a healthy and outdoor way throughout February. Remember that sport is life.
So, if you are already determined to move to Barcelona, remember that you can always count on our university residence to make your stay as the best experience in the city. Therefore, we guarantee that we will do everything possible to make your dream come true.
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Enjoy a lot of sport in Barcelona!