With more than 300 miles of coastline, freshwater lakes and hot springs, there are many sporting activities in Valencia…
A good sport
One of the most popular activities in the Valencia region is golfing – and it’s not difficult to see why. Valencia’s golf courses sit against stunning views of the mountains and the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean; along with 300 days of sunshine a year, you can be confident that the conditions will be perfect for a few rounds. The 18-hole course at El Saler (+34 961 610 384) is considered one of the finest in the world and enjoys an exquisite location between the Albufera lagoons and the sea. There is also a spa onsite, should you wish to pamper yourself after the game. El Bosque (+34 96 180 80 09) in the Chiva area outside Valencia is another popular choice, while Club de Golf Manises – the oldest of the area’s golf clubs – has a nine-hole course surrounded by dense green landscapes. This is the most basic course in the region and would be perfect for children or first-timers.
Fishing is another way that visitors can bask in the Spanish sun whilst enjoying a favourite hobby. With 14 lakes and a scattering of rivers around Valencia province, there is plenty of opportunity for freshwater fishing. Expect anything from the day’s catch, from trout and carp to eel and Black Bass. The Túria and Jucar rivers are some of the most popular fishing spots. There are very few companies that offer organised trips so the best way to go about it is to read up beforehand and plan your own day of exploring. Just make sure you have the right license and are aware of what type of boat you are allowed to take out.
Saltwater fishing is also a popular activity, with organised trips to a number of beaches around the region. Malvarrosa Beach is the perfect choice if you wish to take advantage of the abundance of watersports on offer. More tranquil ocean adventures can be enjoyed with a sailing trip – Valencia is renowned for its calm seas that are perfect for sailing almost all year round. Sailing clubs such as the Alboraya (+34 96 355 0033) and the Cruceros Valencia (+34 90 230 3026) offer the chance to take a sailing lesson or hire your own boat.
Finally, a trip to the Blue Lagoon is the ideal relaxing day. A real paradise, the area takes in hot springs, waterfalls and, of course, the lagoon and its two caves making it the ideal spot to explore and enjoy the warm Mediterranean waters. There are also opportunities to hike around the area and enjoy stunning vistas of the canyon and lush valleys. The Albufera National Park is another option for those who wish to enjoy an abundance of natural beauty on a boat ride across the beautiful freshwater lagoons.
So whether you fancy sailing the high seas or relaxing by the hot springs, Valencia has it all!
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