Organized Trips from Sevilla
Expert Guided Tours:
From February to June and September to November associations like San Pablo (95 425 25 11), Ocio y Recreación (95 456 4897) and Deporte Sur (95 400 30 58) organize hiking trips to various regions in Andalucía such as Ronda, Benamahoma and Almadén.
Ocio y Recreación also offers paintball, horseback riding, rock climbing, canoeing and archery in Ribera del Huéznar.
Club Piragüismo Triana (95 428 13 82) offers bicycling, canoeing, horseback riding and hiking trips throughout Andalucía and the National Park of Aracena.
Some trips will include a picnic lunch. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and take a small backpack and bottle of water. For more information on routes and dates check out the websites or call. The price will include transportation, necessary equipment, accident insurance, etc.
Guided Trips and Activities in Andalucía:
We at DiscoverSevilla offer weekend trips to Portugal and Morocco, as well as day excursions to Gibraltar, horseback riding on the beach, and buses to Carnavales de Cádiz. Check out the website for more: DiscoverExcursions.com.
Also in Tarifa, Sabine and Chris organize different activities from rock climbing to hiking to tennis to meditation. Contact them at 95 662 70 37 or on girasol-adventure.com.
At andalusia-web.com you can also find all kinds of trips around Andalucía. Choose from different activities such as cycling, airplane rides and boat trips. In addition, they plan guided tours to many different cities, small towns and archaeological sites.
For information on excursions in 4×4, quads and motorbikes in Andalucía call Rutas Verdes at 954 572 890.
If rock climbing is your thing, then you’ll find one of the best areas for climbing in San Bartolomé, near Tarifa in the province of Cadiz. There are a number of different climbs all close to the area.
You can explore Andalucía on horseback discovering traditions and ways of life that have lasted through time. Sanlúcar de Barrameda and, above all, Jerez de la Frontera are places with important equestrian traditions. There are various riding schools in both towns that offer excursions through the marshes in the area. The Parque de las Canteras, just outside of Puerto Real, is also a good place for horseback riding, as well as La Alpujarra, where there are companies offering trips to the desert of Tabernas. In the desert you can visit the old sets from movies filmed during the golden age of the Western starring actors like Sergio Leone or Clint Eastwood.
Club Hípico Candela (95 477 47 90)
Escuela de Equitación de Sevilla S.L. (95 412 13 17)
Centro Ecuestre Epona (95 414 89 99)
Equiberia (95 428 53 19)
Windsurfing and Surfing:
Even though the whole coast is pretty good for surfing, the beaches in and around Tarifa tend to be the most popular among aficionados of the sport. The strong winds from the Strait of Gibraltar guarantee good surfing all year long. Take advantage of the impressive waves or try fly surfing, a new extreme sport in which you can reach up to 80 km per hour doing jumps about 40 meters into the air. Find out more on windsurfesp.com or frussurf.com.
Note: If you still consider yourself as a novice to windsurfing, Cádiz and Algeciras Bays have schools that offer lessons and stores that offer equipment rentals. Valdalaguna Beach is also a good place to windsurf.
If you are looking for a more sophisticated sport, or if you simply love sailing, the coast of Malaga is the perfect place to set sail. There are over thirty schools offering mini sailing courses during the warmer months of the year. You can rent sailboats (with or without a guide) and catamarans and travel to the various yacht clubs around the area. For more info, call 95 687 02 03.
The coast of Almería around the Parque Natural del Cabo de Gata-Nijar is extremely beautiful. The numerous rock formations hide an entire underwater world making it the perfect place for scuba diving. The town of Herradura with its tranquil, transparent waters, off the coast of Granada, is also ideal for scuba diving. If you are new to scuba diving, you can take a lesson at one of the many diving schools in the town. The province of Granada contains a number of canyons to explore, most of them accessible during the entire year. The Guadiaro River forms a natural gorge near Colmenar, which is popular amongst people who enjoy the sport. The Garganta Verde, in the mountains of Grazalema, is also beautiful, but you may need a permit for this location.
Hot Air Ballooning:
In Seville province, Green Aeroestación organizes balloon rides for tourists (95 471 41 04).
Paragliding and Hang Gliding:
Puerto de las Palomas, in the middle of the Grazalema Mountains, is one of the most popular spots for paragliding and hang gliding. Its location provides long flights and great views. However, since it is a protected area, you need a permit to go there. There are gliding schools in Algodonales, Alpujarra and Sierra Nevada where you can practice paragliding, free jumping, hang gliding, etc. In Seville, call the Club Sevillano de Vuelo Libre (95 442 30 55), Club de Paracaidismo Deportivo de Sevilla (670 945 241) or Luar Sur Centro de Vuelo (95 622 13 51).
Downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing and Bobsledding:
You can ski and snowboard in Granada. The ski resort in Sierra Nevada has an altitude of 2600 meters and has 61 kilometers of trails divided amongst 45 runs. There is a 9-kilometer trail for cross country skiing as well as two gondolas, twelve small lifts, five larger lifts and four restaurants at the foot of the trails. In Pradollano you will find more restaurants, bars and hostels. Ski passes are cheaper during the week and in the off season. You can rent all of your equipment at the mountain as well. Check out cetursa.es for equipment info. For accommodations, try Albergue Juvenil (95 848 03 05) or Duende Blanco (95 848 11 10).
Puerto de La Ragua, located between Granada and Almería provinces at an altitude of 2000 meters, is another great place to cross country ski. There are trails throughout the forest there. In the same area there is a company that offers bobsled rides.
We hope you have a great time in Sevilla!
Your friends at DiscoverSevilla Excursions
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