OCTOBER GETAWAY ON THE BEACH

This October, enjoy a weekend getaway with all the nautical activities you want in our Vilanova y la Geltrú activity center.

Although it remains open all year round, October is a great opportunity to try sea kayaking, open kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, paddle surfing in the sea, pedalos, etc..

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In this post we will propose 5 plans for your weekend getaway in October in Vilanova i la Geltrú.

5 plans for a weekend getaway in October in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona)

The RocRoi Vilanova center is the only RocRoi center open all year round and in it you can enjoy all our adventure activities at sea, here are your plans for your weekend getaway in October:

  1. Book your adventure activity at sea at rocroi.com

One of our star activities in the center of Vilanova is the “Pasifae”, a 2-hour guided excursion in open kayak along the Garraf coast. Our guides will show you the most beautiful corners uploaded by kayak and will explain the history of the area along with some anecdotes. You are sure to have a great time!

You can also rent your kayak or paddle surf, sail on a sailboat with one of our guides, practice windsurfing and learn to move in the water, or sail on one of our new catamarans with an expert guide who will teach you to direct it.

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  1. Visit Vilanova i la Geltrú

The promenade, the Plaza de la Vila where the town hall is located and where Shakira recorded a famous advertisement about a cruise company, the modernist buildings, the Museum of the Railway of Catalonia, the neighborhood of the sea, etc.

You have infinite options to visit the city of Vilanova y la Geltrú and all of them are very beautiful. The old part of Vilanova y la Geltrú is made up of modernist buildings and farmhouses from the last century that will make you fall in love. We invite you to discover them.

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In addition, the European Heritage Days are held at this time and many cultural events for adults and children have been scheduled. Among them, you can enjoy guided visits to the Railroad museums, the Papiol Romanesque Museum, the Don Víctor museum or take a guided visit to the ‘El rebost de l’àvia’ Museum that includes a thematic explanation of S. XIX.

  1. Visit the Natural Park of Garraf

One of the most adventurous plans in Vilanova y la Geltrú is the visit to the Garraf Natural Park with 12 thousand hectares of protected area, you have more than 25 itineraries and trails to travel. In these itineraries you will find cultural and natural options.

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  1. Tasting  of Penedés wines

The Penedés (Garraf) is one of the most famous wine regions in Catalonia, if not the most famous. Do not forget to book a tasting or wine tasting in any of its vineyards, you will be thrilled!

  1. Before leaving, try the “xató” from Vilanova

Finally, the Garraf gastronomy, in which we will find the “xató”, which would come to resemble an endive salad with anchovies and a “romesco” type sauce. It is one of the typical dishes of the area that you cannot stop trying.

One of our favorite restaurants in Vilanova is La Daurada, a beach Club located next to our activity center and in which its specialty is rice, do you dare?

Where to stay?

In Vilanova y la Geltrú you will find hundreds of accommodations for all tastes, we recommend:

- Hotel Desitges

A fantastic four-star hotel with which we often collaborate and all our clients are always very satisfied. In the Hotel Desitges you will find spacious and comfortable rooms in a modern and stylish hotel, enjoy its gardens and swimming pool, as well as the gastronomy.

- Camping Platja Vilanova

A campsite near the beach and with lots of outdoor space to carry out all kinds of activities with the family or partner.

You know, you have no excuses not to have a great time this October on the beach. Come with whoever you want: family, friends, partner and have a great time with these 5 plans!

OCTOBER GETAWAY IN THE PYRENEES

October 12 is your last chance to try again or repeat the adventure of rafting. But in this post we will help you plan your weekend with all the adventure and cultural activities that you can do in the Pyrenees.

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6 plans for October in Pallars Sobirà (Pyrenees)

There are many activities to do in autumn in the Pyrenees, but we will highlight five that we think can fit your tastes:

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We interview Àngel Panicello, expert sea kayak guide

Àngel is one of our most expert sea kayak guides, and he has been working with us for 12 years. Now Àngel will reveal some secrets of his passion: kayaking.

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Àngel Panicello in the foreground on a sea kayak excursion with customers

1. Can you provide any information about yourself, such as your name, your age, your place of birth, and any other information you want to share?

My name is Àngel Panicello Primé. I am 40 years old, I was born in Cambrils and I have been a sea kayak guide for more than 20 years. I have been fortunate to specialize in different waters, from the Mediterranean to Greenland, through the Norwegian Fjords, the Cantabrian Sea or the Hawaiian Islands. That gives you the benefit of insight and application of knowledge from site to site. As with languages, the more you know, the easier the next one will be.

Traveling is a good addiction, because of everything you learn and share in each area, and kayaking, as well as the other sports that I practice, fortunately has made it easier for me. What I am really passionate about is being able to apply my learning when I return and enrich the courses and workshops that we apply at RocRoi. (more…)

ROCROI manages to maintain a very good occupancy during the month of August compared to the forecasts

Thanks to the own preventive health measures approved by the General Secretariat of Sport for safety in adventure activities

RocRoi manages to maintain 60% of its capacity of the summer activity centers during the month of August.

Thanks to the strict application of its own preventive measures that were approved by the General Secretariat of Sport, all river, lake and sea activities have been carried out under satisfactory security measures.

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FAMILY HOLIDAYS: ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES WITH CHILDREN

Are you on vacation in the Pyrenees? Or near Barcelona on the beach? At RocRoi we have many options of adventure activities from less to more adrenaline to do with children this summer. Adventurous family holidays!

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If you are on vacation in the Pyrenees, in RocRoi we have two activity centers: the river activity center in Llavorsí and the lake activity center in La Torrassa. (more…)

BLUEBRO, FOUR KAYAK LOVERS FACING A CHALLENGE OF ADVENTURE AND SUSTAINABILITY

BlueBro is the project promoted by Albert Bosch, Iván Galofré, Laura Rodríguez and Berto Robles, four athletes willing to undertake an adventure such as traveling 930 kilometers by kayak to cross the Ebro River from beginning to end.

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At RocRoi we are very proud to be part of this great challenge, contributing our bit by handing over all the material and equipment to the participants. The kayaks that these four adventurers will have are the Mezzo PRO model. A compact enclosed kayak, ideal for a challenge with so many technical demands combined. With its 3.6m in length, it allows great maneuverability in the river and lightness to carry out the numerous portages, while maintaining the course well and allowing agile and efficient navigability. (more…)

ROCROI improves the forecast during the month of July thanks to its own prevention protocols

The Sport’s General Secretary has positively approved the RocRoi prevention health protocols

The children’s camps in Vilanova y la Geltrú have managed to carry out more than 4,500 nautical activities

RocRoi managed to improve the forecasts for this month of July thanks to the strict drafting of its own preventive health protocols approved by the Sport’s General Secretary; and the rapid adaptation of adventure experiences to new circumstances.

More than 3,000 people practiced adventure activities in the RocRoi center in Llavorsí this July. 60% of them have practiced rafting, the star activity of the summer in Pallars Sobirà. RocRoi has been able to adapt this adventure activity to the current situation and offers exclusive rafting descents for the same family or coexistence groups.

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NEW CATAMARANS, NEW ADVENTURES

As we explained in the last post, at RocRoi we propose every year to invest in new material and renew equipment so that our clients leave as satisfied as possible.

Although this year, with the crisis, we could have given up making this investment, we believed that it was not a sufficient reason for not being able to enjoy material in perfect condition.

This time we have renewed the RocRoi catamarans in Vilanova y la Geltrú. These new catamarans are the ERPLAST Model L. The catamaran, due to its design, is an agile and fast boat that will give us great sensations. A highly recommended activity to feel the force of the sea and the wind.

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AT ROCROI WE INVEST IN MATERIAL EVERY YEAR

One of our fundamental pillars is the security and the correct maintenance of the material of all our centers. That is why this year, we have invested in new river and sea material.

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DO YOU WANT TO FLY BY HELICOPTER AND DO RAFTING ALL IN ONE DAY?

At RocRoi we organize full day outings that include a helicopter flight from Barcelona or Andorra to Llavorsí (Pallars Sobirà, Pyrenees), a 14km rafting descent from Llavorsí to Rialp, lunch at Borda de Yeti next to our activity center and finally return by helicopter.

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