Spending time outdoors is a trend that is more established than ever. Families want to get out and explore nature, but what are the best activities to do so?
Hiking in the mountains, a descent down the Noguera Pallaresa river, trying on a giant board in the lake… The range of outdoor sports activities is wide; hence it is difficult to choose among all the offer. But don’t worry, we bring you a guide to prepare your family vacations for this summer with a whole range of outdoor leisure activities in the mountains so that, besides resting, you can test yourself. What are the five most fun mountain activities to do with the family?
Horseback riding, an excursion for the little ones
Discovering the Pyrenees and specifically the surroundings of Llavorsí on horseback is one of the most popular activities for families. The reason? It is a discipline that does not require previous experience and allows you to explore ancient trails that connected the villages. It is a quiet and safe excursion that allows you to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the area. In addition, it does not require to be in shape to do it, allowing to reach natural environments without physical effort. This makes it an ideal activity for families, with the youngest and oldest members of the group.
Hicking in family
It is one of the most practiced sports activities in Spain. In 2020, a year marked by the pandemic, 26.5% of Spaniards who said they had practiced sport opted for this modality, according to the Sports Habits Survey. Leaving the city to go hiking in the mountains has been a way of disconnecting for many, and the good thing about this activity is that it can be done with the family and, depending on the route, it is suitable for everyone. However, to reach unexplored places without fear of getting lost, the best option is to do the excursion with a guide who knows the environment and can explain the particulars of the trail or the mountain, as well as its flora and fauna. Sport and knowledge go hand in hand. One of the most popular options is hiking in the Sant Maurici National Park, an activity that we offer at RocRoi.
Big SUP, family fun in a lake
One of the most popular options to have a great time with the family. The Big SUP consists of getting on a giant board that fits up to ten people and paddling as a team to move around. It is an ideal activity to do in a lake, such as Torrassa, in one of the most beautiful natural areas of Lleida, in the surroundings of the Natural Park of the High Pyrenees. Test your endurance on the board, and that of your family, with this activity! The fun is guaranteed.
Rafting, la mejor opción para ponerse a prueba en aguas bravas
A rafting descent on the Noguera Pallaresa river is always a winning option for families with children of pre-adolescent or adolescent age. Tours of between 8 and 20 kilometers are the most popular, although for the more adventurous families there are also itineraries of more than 50 kilometers, which include lunch to recover their strength. Being able to make the descent in rafts for between 8 and 10 people means that many family groups are encouraged to take this excursion, which is one of the most popular among families who come to RocRoi’s mountain bases for adventure sports to disconnect.
Cycling has experienced a great boom, not only as a means of sustainable transport, but also in rural areas to practice sport and get to know the environment. In the Pyrenees there are routes with different levels of difficulty, many of them with hardly any slope, so that the whole family can enjoy an excursion on wheels through the natural landscapes.