Barcelona

Summer in Barcelona

This means….lounging at the beach, tapas and sangria, late nights flirting on the  Ramblas. If you are  around in September join us, it’s about Coastal Rowing and La Mercè.

Coastal rowing in Barcelona, the program:

Thursday, afternoon

You arrive at the Coastal Rowing and Sailing Performance Centre in Barcelona and get an introduction into the site, equipment and boast

Friday, Morning

Briefing at 10.00 hrs  and first Coastal Rowing session

You are rowing along the Barcelona Skyline, until you reach

the Port Olimpic after 5 km. You go further to Barcelona World

Trade center and experience the Barcelona Harbor after 10 KM.

A short cocktail stop at the local rowing club is possible.

We return at noon, pass the Olimpic Port and row our boats

along the sandy beaches. In one of the restaurants we will stop

and get delicious Barcelona Tapas. The rowing session will end

after 22 Km at the Rowing Club Olympic Barcelona.

Saturday,  Morning

Today we are participating at the Barcelona Skyline Race, a 8Km

Master Regatta, along the skyline of Barcelona. Alternatively

you can row from the club to the north of Barcelona, direction

Badalona, and enjoy the long sandy beaches there.

 

Sunday

On a voluntary basis, we will visit the Olympic race track. 

Costs:    starting 760 €  per Person

Included:

3 Nights in a Hostel/ Sleep in Dorms or Doubles w / BF,

2 Lunches, Boat rental for 2 Days,

Fiestes de la Mercé                           https://www.fest300.com/festivals/les-festes-de-la-merce

Each day of the festival has  its own parade filled with mythical characters, dancing giants and traditional drumming. No Barcelona festival would be complete without fire runners (correfocs ) and human castles rising eight stories high (castellers). There’s  a spectacle around every corner, from folk dancing (sardana) to parades of giant papier-mâché  some of its most prominent components are just over a century old. The best way to think of this is that Les Festes de la Mercè combines the best of what you might see at any spectacular Spanish festival. For that reason alone, it’s a great primer for any culturally curious person who wants to understand why Spain is probably the festival capital of the world (perhaps tied with India). The best thing about this festival is that all of the street events are free, as well as a multitude of museums that open their doors and provide free visits, so it’s a perfect place to bring a group of friends or a large family.

Coastal rowing means lots of stress for your finders and your hands. Chances are high, that rowers with few rowing endourance might get blisters.