Looking for a Team Building Events? The answer is Outdoors

From team meetings to promote group cohesion, to presentations of proposals for existing or potential clients, outdoor activities have become an attraction for all types of companies.


In the wake of the pandemic, many companies have opted for teleworking, significantly reducing opportunities for employees to spend time together. Therefore, organising outdoor events and activities among employees has become the most appropriate scenario for team building and team cohesion.

Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) tourism is one of the sectors with the highest growth expectations and outdoor services and outdoor sports activities have an opportunity to capitalise on this boom. Whether it is to strengthen team bonding or to dazzle a client who is being introduced to a new product or service.

In short, these are events aimed at company incentives or activities for the cohesion of working groups. They tend to be held mainly in the spring and autumn months, when the teams are at full capacity. Despite this, there are many options, including snow sports in the Pyrenees, river rafting and even coastal activities in the Mediterranean Sea.

These experiences are combined with high quality hospitality and gastronomic services. “We have synergies with restaurants and other venues such as nightclubs, so we offer customers joint packs”, explains Àngel Panicello, head of the Vilanova i la Geltrú centre of RocRoi, one of the leading companies in southern Europe in the organisation of outdoor sports experiences.

What are the most popular options for team-building? Kayak routes, paddle surfing, skateboarding and other guided activities or team competitions held in a reserved area of the beach stand out. In the case of Vilanova i la Geltrú, the centre has enough space for clients to have an enclosed space reserved for them, where they can choose to rest or do sport.

In the case of the nautical centre in the city of Barcelona, the main services demanded by companies are: the booking of private spaces with the availability to use kayaks, paddle surf or other types of materials during specific hours and the raid, a combination of skill tests on the water so that customers can test their cooperation and teamwork. Due to the good connection with Barcelona Airport, it receives English and French customers as well as Nordic countries.

Andorra concentrates the company’s snow sports activities. At the Grau-Roig base, at the foot of the Grandvalira ski resort, team meetings are held during the months after Christmas, ranging from outings with large groups on snowmobiles, snowshoeing excursions, and other types of tests such as igloo building or mushing for smaller groups. Due to its location, it stands out, above all, for the presence of Spanish and French companies as its main client base.

The river events take place on the banks of the Noguera Pallaressa and the lake of La Torrassa. For this companies can opt for rafting, canyoning or hiking as well as other coaching activities. This type of event has its main impact on working groups in Catalonia, despite the fact that they are prepared to receive clients from any territory.

By means of a personalised service adapted to the needs and particularities of each working group, RocRoi offers its experience and know-how in the organisation of international sporting events for the organisation of each of the events or activities.

Update: 09/02/2024