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:
You arrive at the Coastal Rowing and Sailing Performance Centre in Barcelona and get an introduction into the site, equipment and boast
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.
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.
On a voluntary basis, we will visit the Olympic race track.
Costs: starting 760 € per Person
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.