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Spain is a really versatile
country, offering quite literally something for everyone - no cliche intended!
Whether your interests lie in beach holidays, skiing, mountain climbing
or exploring historic cities, you are totally spoiled for choice.
If you are looking for something
a little different from the norm, there are some exciting options available
all across the country, with everything from cycling, horse riding and
holidays in Spain, to the more adventurous sports.
famous walking holiday is El Camino
de Santiago in Galicia, travelling along the Way of St. James, and
staying at pilgrimages and hostels along the way. There are even
tours available these days to cycle the camino, for a little more comfort!
However, if you don't want to make quite that much effort, there are many
wonderful walking routes available.
Cycling or walking in the
green and lush countryside of Spain can be very rewarding, with opportunities
for bird watching, village visits and enjoying the local cuisine.
Andalucía is a great spot for this, with the wonderful white villages
or "pueblos blancos", dotted around on hillsides in the area.
Horseriding and pony trekking
in the countryside or along the endless sandy beaches can also be very
rewarding. The Sierra Nevada mountain region in Andalucía
is ideal for pony trekking in summer.
Of course in winter, the
Sierra Nevada changes its face and becomes an excellent skiiing location.
The snow often stays until quite late into spring, with May 2013 seeing
more snowfall, despite the wonderful warm sunny weather at the coast nearby,
giving you the opportunity of two different activities in one holiday.
Another popular activity
is, of course, golf. Again, golfers are completely spoiled for choice
with excellent, world-class golf courses available throughout the country.
Possibly the coastal locations are the most popular, including the Costa
del Sol (nicknamed quite aptly the Costa del Golf), the Costa Brava, Costa
Blanca and Costa Almeria.
If you are into mountain
climbing, look no further, as Spain is Europe's second-most mountainous
country. You can experience lofty peaks and crags overlooking the
sea, along with very demanding climbs or climbs more suitable for beginners,
throughout the country.
Whatever your interests there
are many activity
holidays just waiting for you this summer on the Iberian Peninsula!
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