In recent years, a group of catalan sports practitioners have achieved spectacular results at home and abroad in a new type of competition, the raid. Mountain activities and adventure sports are combined in routes that test, above all, the participants' endurance and skill in the different disciplines.
The raids, whose raison d'être is the passion for adventure and Nature, are usually gruelling competitions crossing barren deserts, wild rivers, snow-covered peaks, crystalline seas, deep canyons... And, mirroring the growing popularity of this type of competition, the multiactivity, or the raid adapted to tourism and amateur sport, is also becoming an increasingly popular option.
Thanks to the multiactivity offerings of the Catalan companies that belong to the Activity Holidays Club, you can enjoy a light aircraft flight over inland Baix Empordà or a one-week route, combining different disciplines, which crosses the Alt Ripollès, the Alta Garrotxa and the Alt Empordà. Relax on a bicycle stroll through the fields of the Ebro Delta -one of Europe's largest wetlands- or get in shape with a hike through the Conca de Barberà, discovering the charm of the countryside around Poblet. Dare to descend a canyon such as the Obarra Canyon or cross a Tibetan bridge in the valley of Boí. No child will easily forget a week's multiactivity with the school in Pallars or the fun of practicing snorkelling on Estartit beach. Treat yourself to a horse ride in the valley of Núria or a tranquil sea kayak route along the rocky coast of the Costa Brav with its crystal-clear water ... And like the inventors of the first raid, the Raid Gauloises, created in 1986, said, there is only: «A start, a finish and, between the two, a grand experience».
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