Outdoor Sports in Costa Brava (Top Activities, Cycling, Hiking)

Herer you can read our guide on the top outdoor sports activities in Costa Brava, including cycling, mountain biking, active tourism, best tours advice.

The impressive nature of Costa Brava is outstanding that holidaymakers may find wide range of outdoor sports activities from natural outdoor sports such as rock climbing and trekking with lovely routes sign-posted according to international regulations, canyoning, winter skiing, paragliding, canoeing to parachuting, tennis, rowing, athletics, horseback riding and more…

Top Outdoor Sports Activities in Costa Brava

Cycling & Mountain Biking

Cycling or mountain biking is also very popular in Costa Brava. With its winding roads, stunning coastline and scenic countryside, Costa Brava is a paradise for cyclists. Whether you are a professional or a beginner, there are plenty of routes to choose from, including the famous Ironman Barcelona course.

Popular cycling routes in Costa Brava are the course of the green-ways, former railway lines that link Girona-Olot, Ripoll-Sant Joan de les Abadesses-Ogassa, Girona-Sant Feliu de Guíxols and more.

Holidaymakers may also find variety of mountain bike centres along Costa Brava mountain regions.

Cycling Centers

  • Ripollès All-Terrain Cycling Centre on the north-west,
  • Salines-Bassegoda All-Terrain Cycling Centre and Pla de l’Estany All-Terrain Cycling Centre on the north-east,
  • Selva All-Terrain Cycling Centre and Gironès All-Terrain Cycling Centre on the central Costa Brava,
  • Baix Empordà All-Terrain Cycling Centre on the south-east of Costa Brava.


For those who prefer to explore on foot, Costa Brava has a multitude of hiking trails to choose from. Take a scenic walk along the coastal paths, through natural parks, or climb up to the top of one of the many mountains in the region. The Montserrat mountain range is a popular spot for hiking, offering breathtaking views of the region.

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Water Sports

The crystal clear waters of Costa Brava are perfect for a range of water sports activities. From surfing and windsurfing to kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced water sports enthusiast, there are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water and enjoy the stunning coastline.


For those who prefer a more leisurely outdoor activity, Costa Brava is home to some of the best golf courses in Spain. With over 20 courses to choose from, golf enthusiasts can enjoy a range of courses from beginners to advanced levels, all with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Adventure Sports

For those seeking a thrill, Costa Brava offers a range of adventure sports activities such as rock climbing, canyoning, and zip-lining. These activities are perfect for those looking to push themselves out of their comfort zones and experience the stunning natural landscapes of Costa Brava.

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