Exploring the Outdoor Spirit with Meritxell Rodriguez


Dive into the fascinating story of Meritxell Rodriguez, an enthusiast of outdoor sports whose connection to slalom canoeing has marked her life. From her early steps to becoming the manager of a prominent facility for this sport, Meritxell shares her transformative experience.

Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into the outdoor world


Accompanied by the influence of her brother and her participation in a summer camp, Meritxell shares her initial steps into the world of slalom canoeing.

Meritxell: “I started doing slalom canoeing because my older brother also practiced it, and during the summer, I joined the camp organized by the Cadí Canoë-Kayak Club.”

What is your favorite adventure sport and why?


Delving into Meritxell’s passion, we discover why slalom canoeing holds a special place in her heart.

Meritxell: “Canoeing, because it is an outdoor sport.”

Could you share your best memory or experience practicing this sport?


We explore Meritxell’s memories in canoeing, an experience that has shaped her life and led her to manage one of the best slalom facilities.

Meritxell: “I don’t have one in particular; it’s the accumulation of many memories. This sport has shaped my life to the point where I now manage one of the best facilities for practicing slalom.”

What do you think are the biggest challenges facing the outdoor sector today?


Meritxell addresses the current challenges in the outdoor sector, with a focus on adapting to climate change and the need to reconsider activities.

Meritxell: “Adapting to climate change, as we will have to rethink how we carry out activities and what activities we engage in.”

What advice would you give to someone who has never tried this adventure sport?


Meritxell offers encouraging advice for those venturing into the world of outdoor activities, emphasizing that there is nothing to fear.

Meritxell: “Don’t be afraid, because it is a great experience.”

What activity on the RocRoi platform would you like to try that you haven’t experienced yet?


Discover Meritxell’s preferences among the options offered by RocRoi, with a leaning towards canyoning activities she has yet to try.

Meritxell: “Some of the canyoning options you provide.”

Through the words of Meritxell Rodriguez, a deep dedication to outdoor sports, particularly slalom canoeing, is revealed. Her story reflects the personal and professional transformation that can arise from immersing oneself in the adventure and passion for the outdoors. 

With her management of slalom facilities, Meritxell continues to contribute to the growing world of outdoor activities, emphasizing the importance of overcoming challenges and embracing unique experiences.