The province of Barcelona has over 100 km of coastline. A temparate climate and constant sunshine means you can enjoy the Costa Brava year round. Barcelona itself has beautiful beaches within the city limits — perfect for sunbathing or a number of exciting outdoor activities!
The constant wind on the Catalan cost, called la Tramontana, means you can windsurf and kitesurf year round in the sapphire Mediterranean water. Both sports are distinct and exciting, and windsurfers and kitsurfers often go together, in search of the same sea, adrenaline, and, well, wind!
Other common outdoor activities here are paddle boarding and sailing.
The Basque country has 150 km of Atlantic coast, much stronger and colder than its Mediterranean cousin. The province is one of the surf capitals of Europe, with perfect conditions year round, for first-time surfers to professionals.
The Basque countries many estuaries are perfect for paddle boarding. Or, try your hand at traditional Basque rowing!
Hiking in Bilbao comes as second nature, and going al monte is a weekly activity for many. The city is surrounded by mountains and the trails are very well-marked and are suitable for beginner hikers or seasoned mountaineers. The weather here is very unpredictable, so make sure to bring a rain coat!