Outdoor activities in Alicante
Spring is the ideal time to take part in outdoor activities. Bathed by waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the province of Alicante and its surroundings have an amazing climate for going to the beach, spending an afternoon at a bar terrace or for doing other forms of exercise to relax and disconnect, which are ideal things to do during your holiday. Alternatively, if what you want is a bit of sport, adventure or to enjoy extraordinary views, Alicante also has a great deal to offer you.
There are many activities available for you to do in Alicante: trekking in the mountains or vertiginous walkways, horse riding routes with sea views, catamaran sailing, water sports, or playing golf. Take the car and enjoy these 7 outdoor activities in Alicante.
The majority of the province’s golf courses are located in natural settings and reasonably removed from the noise of the towns. In Alicante you will find golf courses with sea views, such as the Bonalba Golf Club, which is around ten minutes from the province’s capital. The course consists of eighteen holes and five large lakes, it is irregular, dynamic and fun, and also has facilities like accommodation, a restaurant and a pool.
A little further away on the Orihuela coast, you will find the Villamartín golf course. This course is surrounded by nature with coastal view included. It is relaxed and calm, and it challenges the player because each hole is different. It is one of the leading golf courses in the province and in Spain, and legends such as Severiano Ballesteros, Ian Woosnan and Sam Torrance have played this golf course.
Just like there is a great variety of outdoor activities in Alicante, there is also a great variety of landscapes. Apart from the beaches and coves for which the Mediterranean coast is famous, Alicante has expansive wetlands and scenic mountains. An example of the former is the Parque Natural de El Hondo. The trail is very easy, and the views are magnificent. You will have extensive views of vegetation, water and a variety of birds, among which are the flamingos.
In this article, we provide you with details of some of the most well-known hiking trails, such as the Embalse de Relleu and its flying walkway, and the Barranco del Infierno, which is also known as the Trekking Cathedral. In the Sierra del Maigmó, which is an impressive mountainous area, you will also find various tourism routes, both for walking and horse riding. Contact the Maigmó Horse Riding Club in Alicante and book a guided route in the mountains, which is suitable for small children and has all the amenities (including instructions for beginners and saddles). In this other article we recommend various horse riding routes that you can take.
Water sports and other outdoor activities in Alicante
As the province of Alicante is choc-full of beaches and coves, it would be a waste not to book some form of water sport. On various beaches in Alicante, Torrevieja, Santa Pola and Benidorm, you can find activities such as paddle surfing or wind surfing. Depending on the time you are planning to be in Spain and your level of skill in these sports, you can take classes or hire the equipment. In Alicante you will also find catamaran hire, with or without a skipper, so that you can swim in the open sea, travel around the coast or spend the day on Tabarca Island.
Lastly, with children and adolescents in mind, we recommend the water parks of the area. Aqualandia in Benidorm or the Aquapark at Rojales are two good choices for outdoor activities in Alicante.
Travel around the province in your rental car
All the above would be for nothing without an efficient and comfortable means of transport. With a rental car from Lara Cars, you can travel around Alicante at your own speed with the security of knowing about our 24 hour service, our comprehensive insurance with no excess and a closed quote with no surprises. Our extensive fleet includes cars for large families of six or even nine people, and we personally attend to rentals of a month or more duration. Enjoy these outdoor activities in Alicante!