If you want to mix having a healthy holiday with fun and exploration then these two Spanish destinations might just tick all the boxes for you.
There are numerous ways to keep fit in Barcelona without having to pay a fortune. Along the Barceloneta prom many people choose to run, rollerskate and cycle.
For those bodyweight exercise enthusiasts there is also a fantastic outdoor gym facility that is completely free for all to use. This outdoor gym is very popular but don’t be afraid to give it a try, everyone is very welcoming.
In addition, the beach itself has several volleyball nets and HIIT classes can often be carried out here too.
If you get too hot working out the best way to cool off is with a quick dip into the sea, or for those looking to add an extra bit of cardio work this is an ideal opportunity to do exactly that with a swim in the Balearic Sea.
When resting from topping up your fitness there as so many places to explore in Barcelona that you won’t be left wondering how to spend your time.
Here is a taster of what a 3 day itinerary could look like:
- Day 1: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Modernista Buildings & Romantic Dinner
- Day 2: La Rambla, Best City Market, Gothic Quarter, Cathedral & Tapas
- Day 3: Brunch, Ciutadella Park, Barceloneta, Placa d’Espanya
And to help you get to all these wonderful places quickly I would recommend the Hop-On-Hop-Off tour bus.
Benidorm is renowned for its sun, sand and sangria. However it is also a hotspot for fitness enthusiasts.
Cyclists: Benidorm has unique characteristics for road cycling and mountain biking, which together with the good weather of the area, make the region one of the most visited for cycling in Spain. In Benidorm many cycling event are held such as the Trofeo Luis Puig, La Volta La Marina, stages of the Tour of Valencia, Tour of Spain, and many more. As well as cycling amateur events which reunite year after year, many lovers of this sport.
Golf: Between the mountains and the sea you can find everything you need to play amateur or professional Golf.
The courses are of great quality and beauty, designed and prepared to competition level for Europe and the rest of the world.
Runners: For those who are Track and Field athletes there are options to be had too. The local track in Benidorm is a tartan 8 lane track with long jump and triple jump pits. The condition of the track could be improved but with access to the track being free of charge it really is hard to complain.
The alternative athletics track is at L’Alfas del Pi which is a very short 5minute train ride from Benidorm. The facilities here are top notch and again the track is free of charge to use, however it does get very busy at times.
General fitness: The popular Elche Park walk is particularly ideal for strolling as you enjoy the views of the beach. It has recreational areas that include cardiovascular exercise equipment so you can get some outdoor gym work in, while enjoying the lush vegetation and palm trees.