Spain is undoubtedly a Paradise for lovers of active tourism. Its privileged climate the whole year round, along with the attractive geographical, landscape and environmental conditions of its different regions give you the option of enjoying the culture of wine from a very different perspective, based on the practice of a variety of leisure activities in close contact with nature.
An interest in good wine is also compatible with active tourism in all its aspects. The country’s huge natural heritage offers a wide range of outdoor leisure pursuits. From the planted fields of the Foix del Penedés Park to the lovely Grenache Pathways, the laurel forest of Monte de Agua García in Tacoronte-Acentejo and the cliffs of the Sierra y Cañones de Guar Natural Park in Somontano, the 17 Wine Routes of Spain offer you an endless series of idyllic environments where you can enjoy every adventure activity imaginable.
You can go on a pleasant hiking route around the vineyards, cross the fantastic natural spaces you find on horseback or by bicycle, admire the breathtaking views created by the vineyards from the sky in an unforgettable hot-air balloon excursion, enjoy a relaxing morning playing golf on the excellent courses created for the purpose, discover the fascinating life in the oceans and seas by practising scuba diving, experience the addictive adrenaline rush that comes from practising climbing, hang gliding, caving, paragliding, kitesurfing, windsurfing etc. And after all this activity, what could be better than enjoying a well-earned rest at a spa with medicinal baths or healthy wine-based body therapy? This is where the thermal waters of the Rías Baixas and El Ribeiro come in, or the wine therapy centres you also find on other routes.
It is through active tourism that the Wine Routes of Spain can offer both an original, pleasant and fascinating way of learning about wine-making while allowing you to discover and enjoy at first hand the often neglected marvellous natural environment in each of its regions.