Do you enjoy travelling? Do you enjoy rowing? Would you like to mix the two together?

If you wonder how good it would be to combine both experiences, take a look below at our Rowing Holidays, suitable for serious, recreational or even novice rowers.
We offer you the chance to tour spectacular locations which will include your sporting passion.

  • You can enjoy Barcelona’s Skyline from your coastal rowing boat in the morning and then take a cooking course or catch-up with a FC Barcelona game in the evening.

  • You can discover Sevilla’s Flamenco venues or you could enjoy delicious Tapas whilst training or improving your technique along the magical Guadalquivir River.

  • You can row the mysterious and stunning Banyoles Lake and you could discover later the famous Costa Brava beaches, or explore beautiful Girona’s hidden gems.

  • Then in addition to rowing you could be cycling, hiking, visiting museums, wine tasting, horse riding or whatever interest our country can provide.

  • You can complete rowing workouts at your own pace or with the help of our coaching teams, and enjoy our great weather, food, day trips, cultural visits or fun activities.

  • You can bring your friends, family or club members to a vacation where you will refresh, improve or even discover from scratch the fantastic world of rowing.

Discover our rowing vacation packages

  • Accommodation in charming lodges

  • Tour Guide available if required

  • Coaching programs

  • Boat rental

  • Transfers and shuttles within the region

  • Gastronomic experiences

  • Active leisure activities

  • Cultural visits

  • Shows or Live Sports tickets

Girona is an incredibly charming city located just over an hour away from Barcelona and with plenty of things to do and discover. You can take a stroll through the old town, visit the museums and the historic buildings, wander through the streets and squares, experience the festivals, the world-class restaurants, the cultural events…Girona is just a short drive away from the rowing centre. This lively city will delight you, once you get to know it, you will always come back!

You can also stay put in Banyoles, if you prefer, and enjoy this hub for many outdoor opportunities, sleeping next to its magnificent lake, and surrounded by the tranquillity of its amazing scenery.

Banyoles was the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games Rowing venue and has been a favourite location for many international crews including the Cambridge University Boat Club. It has been and continues to be the host for many rowing events. This natural lake – only a short drive away from Girona – is considered one of the most attractive training locations in the world, especially because of its stunning natural beauty.

Barcelona Airport: 133 km

Girona Airport: 32 km

Perpignan Airport: 103 km

Upon your arrival we will have a welcome brief and will go through your travel itinerary. You will also be shown all the facilities at the sports complex.

If you are renting, we will make sure that your Olympic class boats and oars are perfectly adapted to your needs.

On your first session we can provide a qualified competent coach on a training launch to accompany you, so you can get to know the lake and be familiar with its rowing course.

You will be able to row with or without coaching and you will also choose when you want to row, and how much rowing you are willing to practice.

For when you are off the water, the Girona region offers plenty of exciting attractions, here are just a few suggestions:

  • Vineyards and Winery tour with optional wine tasting experience

  • Salvador Dalí’s legacy circuit (Figueres, Cadaqués and Port Lligat)

  • Medieval towns in Empordà (including Peratallada and Pals)

  • Water Sports in the Costa Brava

  • Hot air balloon rides in the Volcanic Zone Natural Park

  • Dinner in one of the region’s world class restaurants

  • Ski in the Catalan Pyrenees

  • Leisure strolling and shopping around Girona’s Old Quarter

We can adapt your vacation to any budget, taste and need to be able to design your ideal rowing break!

  • 2000 m lake rowing course

  • Boat storing racks

  • Outdoor landing area for boats

  • Coaching launches

  • Olympic class boat rental

  • Trailer parking

  • Ergometer room

  • Power fitness gym

  • Changing rooms and showers

  • Sauna

  • Swimming pools

  • Sports courts

  • Bar, restaurant and conference rooms

  • Local coaches

In Girona

Hotel Ciutat de Girona

Hotel Llegendes de Girona

Hotel Ultonia

In Banyoles

Hotel Mirallac

Hotel l’Ast

La Torre de Dalt

Girona and the Costa Brava

The Lake of Banyoles

Cambridge University Boat Club Training Camp 2015:

Banyoles Summer Tours


Banyoles became well-known as the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games Rowing venue. Since then it has been a favourite location for crews and has hosted several international rowing events such as the Rowing World Cup 2009, Kayak Marathon World Championship 2010 and Coupe de la Jeunesse 2012.

Banyoles was the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games Rowing venue and has been a favourite location for many international crews including the Cambridge University Boat Club. It has been and continues to be the host for many rowing events. This natural lake – only a short drive away from Girona – is considered one of the most attractive training locations in the world, especially because of its stunning natural beauty.

Barcelona Airport: 133 km

  • Excursions to Barcelona
  • Natural parks
  • Ski resorts
  • Girona of Besalú
  • Volcanic Park
  • Costa Brava

  • 2000 m lake rowing course

  • Boat storing racks

  • Outdoor landing area for boats

  • Coaching launches

  • Olympic class boat rental

  • Trailer parking

  • Ergometer room

  • Power fitness gym

  • Changing rooms and showers

  • Sauna

  • Swimming pools

  • Sports courts

  • Bar, restaurant and conference rooms

  • Local coaches

Girona and the Costa Brava

The Lake of Banyoles

Cambridge University Boat Club Training Camp 2015:

Day 1

  • Arrival. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Banyoles. (1,5 hours from Barcelona Airport/ 40 min from Girona Airport)
  • Meet&Greet. A short tour briefing and orientation will take place at the moment of check-in at the hotel.
  • Depending on the time of arrival there might be the first session of rowing organized or an introductory session about the facilities.
    20:00. Dinner at the hotel. Enjoy our fresh, quality food in the hotel with our adapted menus for sportspeople.

Day 2

8:00. Breakfast at the hotel.
9:00 – 11:00. Rowing in the Lake of Banyoles.
12:00. Lunch at the hotel.
14:00 – 16:00. Rowing in the Lake of Banyoles.
17:00. The bus will pick you up at the hotel for a Guided Tour of the medieval historic centre of Girona. You will see the city and feel its spirit. Touch the history, follow the labyrinth of narrow streets, listen to the bells in the Cathedral, climb the ancient wall to see the roofs of the city from the top, cross the Onyar river over the famous bridges of Girona, see the mysterious shadows on the streets in the twilight.
20:00. Dinner in Girona. The city boasts an outstanding gastronomy. You will dine enjoying Girona’s delicious cuisine with local ingredients of superb quality.

Day 3

8:00. Breakfast at the hotel.
9:00 – 11:00. Rowing in the Lake of Banyoles.
12:00. Lunch at the hotel.
14:00 – 16:00. Rowing in the Lake of Banyoles.
18:00. We will take you for a walk to show you our town of Banyoles. The magnificent views of the Lake – surrounded by the mountains of the Volcanic Zone in La Garrotxa Nature Reserve- are the scenery that makes this rowing venue a truly unforgettable spot. We will guide you to see what you prefer: cultural heritage, museum of archaeology, ancient buildings… or just the buzz of the everyday life of the town with its small cafes and shops. Being native to the town, we can tell you stories about its history and its people.
20:00. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 4

8:00. Breakfast at the hotel.
9:00. The bus will take you to a little family ran Vineyard for a guided walk and wine tasting experience. Enjoy the sun and the scenery of the Empordà valley, surrounded by the Pyrenees.
13:00. Lunch at the winery restaurant. The Mediterranean cuisine reaches the highest degree in the Empordà valley. The Catalan gastronomic tradition nourishes ancient recipes but at the same time is open for innovations.
16:00. The guided tour of the Theater-Museum of Salvador Dali in Figueres will enrich your experience with the surrealistic illusions of the Great Artist. The museum was created by Dali himself, the building on its own is an artistic object. The collection includes installations, paintings, photographs from the family archives, and an impressive treasury of jewellery by Dali.
20:00. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 5

7:00. Breakfast at the hotel.
8:00 – 11:00. Rowing in the Lake of Banyoles.
12:00. Lunch at the hotel.
13:00 – 19:00. Rowing in the Lake of Banyoles.
20:00. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 6

8:00. Breakfast at the hotel.
9:00 – 11:00. Rowing in the Lake of Banyoles.
12:00. Lunch at the hotel.
14:00 – 16:00. Rowing in the Lake of Banyoles.
18:00. The bus will pick you up at the hotel for a Guided Tour of Besalú. Located only 20 minutes away from Banyoles, this town used to be the capital of the Besalú County in the early middle Ages, large and wealthy due to its strategic position.
The town’s most prominent feature is a 12-century Romanesque bridge over the river Fluvià, which frames the entrance. The church of Sant Pere dates back to 1003. The beautiful arcaded streets and squares, the narrow streets made entirely of stone breathe with history. The Jewish Baths (one of the very few in Europe) and the ruins of the synagogue witnessed the exile of the Jews in the early 15th century.
Don’t miss the Museum of Miniature. Tiny objects can only be distinguished with magnifying glass. A caravan of camels in the needle’s eye will impress you.
20:00. Farewell dinner in Besalú. Celebrate the last day of the fascinating experience with a special meal in a very special place. Besalú will treat you with the excellent cuisine in the authentic medieval restaurant with unforgettable views.

Day 7

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Depending on the time of departure the last session of Rowing in the Lake of Banyoles and the Lunch at the hotel can be organized.
  • Check out.
  • Transfer to the airport.

In Banyoles

Hotel l’Ast
Comfortable and welcoming hotel located just a few steps from the Lake shore with beautiful nature nearby and direct access to walking and cycling paths. The hotel offers recently renewed rooms and common areas, and very friendly staff.

www.hotelast.com

890.00€ per person

Included services:

  • 6 night accommodation at Hotel Last
  • Twin room distribution
  • Full board meal basis
  • All the visits, guidance and entry tickets required and described on the tour itinerary
  • All activities described on the tour itinerary
  • Group airport transfers ( inbound and outbound ) and tour transportation
  • Daily access to rowing club’s facilities and rowing boats ( added coached sessions are possible under an extra fee )
  • Welcome pack
  • Tour general assistance and 24/7 emergency support

IMPORTANT NOTE:

– The tour requires a minimum of 10 participants, ask for new prices if the number of participants vary
– There is a supplement to the cost for single room occupancy
– We will provide Olympic class boats and oars

Next Banyoles Summer Tours dates COMING SOON.

Sevilla, the capital of Andalucía, is one of the most outgoing and welcoming towns in Spain. Its passionate inhabitants rejoice on their love for life and always like to share every minute of it. There is a strong cultural and historic heritage that can be found in streets, museums, celebrations or gastronomy. You will also find many restaurants in Sevilla that cater for every taste, specializing in Tapas. The weather is exceptional and Flamenco, Leisure or Sport are part of everyday life in this unmissable spanish jewel.

The Guadalquivir crosses Sevilla itself so you will be able to row under beautiful bridges and discover the city’s main attractions from your boat. You will also enjoy more natural surroundings on the north side of the river.

Sevilla Airport: 12 km

Málaga Airport: 219 km

Upon your arrival we will have a welcome brief and will go through your travel itinerary. You will also be shown all the rowing facilities at the sports complex.

If you are renting, we will make sure that your Olympic class boats and oars are perfectly adapted to your needs.

On your first session we can provide a qualified competent coach on a training launch to accompany you, so you can get to know the river and be familiar with its rowing course.

You will be able to row with or without coaching and you will also choose when you want to row, and how much rowing you are willing to practice.

For when you are off the water, Sevilla offers plenty of exciting attractions, here are just a few suggestions:

  • Tapas Tour around the Santa Cruz Quarter

  • Real Alcazar and Cathedral visits

  • Flamenco live show entertainment

  • Spa experience

  • Tapas cooking course

  • Leisure strolling and shopping around Triana

  • Day trip to discover Cordoba’s amazing mix of Christian, Muslim and Jewish history

  • Excursion to Jerez for a Horse Show at the The equestrian school

We can adapt your vacation to any budget, taste and need to be able to design your ideal rowing break!

  • 7 km river canal rowing distance (average width 100 metres)

  • Boat storing racks

  • Outdoor landing area for boats

  • Coaching motorboats

  • Olympic class boat rental

  • Trailer parking

  • Weight training and ergometer rooms

  • Outdoor multisport courts

  • Changing rooms and showers

  • Local coaches

  • Cafeteria

Downtown Sevilla

Hotel Casa Romana

Hotel Casas de la Juderia

Hotel Casas del Rey de Baeza

Closer to the rowing complex:

Hotel Exe Isla Cartuja

Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento

Residencia para deportistas La Cartuja

Rowing in Sevilla

The city of Sevilla

Equipments:

There are so many things you can do in Barcelona that could include enjoying a coffee in the historic Gothic Quarter, relaxing in one of the Beach Bars, taking a behind-the-scenes tour of the Camp Nou, discovering some of its world renowned restaurants or being inspired by the stunning Sagrada Família Basílica. These are enough reasons to rush to Barcelona, then if you just add the thought of rowing along its blue water beaches, you must really consider this tour.

Vela Barcelona is a water sports complex located in the Olympic Village, just off the Nova Icària beach and the Marina, offering a wide range of activities available for any visitor. The venue was created in 1992 as part of the sports facilities built by the city on the occasion of the Olympic Games of Barcelona, with the aim of becoming the platform from which to discover the sensations that provides sports like sea rowing in this wonderful location.

The International Sailing Centre, located in the modern Port Forum Marina, can also be your gate to the blue Mediterranean waters of Barcelona’s coastal line. You will be able to contemplate the city’s famous skyline and its main features from your coastal rowing boat, cruising its popular beaches and harbours. A truly memorable experience!

Barcelona Airport: 13 km

Girona Airport: 88 km

Upon your arrival we will have a welcome brief and will go through your travel itinerary. You will also be shown all the rowing facilities at the sports complex.

If you are renting, we will make sure that your Coastal class boats – sliding seat – and oars are perfectly adapted to your needs.

On your first session we can provide a qualified competent coach on a training launch to accompany you, so you can get to know the coastline and be familiar with its waters.

You will be able to row with or without coaching and you will also choose when you want to row, and how much rowing you are willing to practice.

For when you are off the water, Barcelona offers plenty of exciting attractions, here are just a few suggestions:

  • Tapas walking tour around the Gothic quarter

  • Market visit and paella cooking class

  • FC Barcelona Camp Nou Tour

  • Leisure strolling and shopping around the Born district

  • The Gaudí Architecture Tour

  • The Sagrada Família

  • Sailing Experiences

  • Day trips to elegant Sitges or Montserrat’s holly sites

We can adapt your vacation to any budget, taste and need to be able to design your ideal rowing break!

Facilities at Vela Barcelona:

  • Boat storing racks

  • Ramp water access

  • Coaching motorboats

  • Coastal boat rental ( sliding seat boats )

  • Trailer parking

  • Dressing room and showers

  • Meeting room and cafeteria

  • Gym

  • Picnic area

  • Local coaches

  • Water sports equipment rental

Facilities at the International Sailing Centre:

  • Boat storing racks

  • Ramp water access

  • Coaching motorboats

  • Coastal class boat rental ( sliding seat boats )

  • Trailer parking

  • Dressing room and showers

  • Meeting room, dining room, cafeteria, chill-out terrace

  • Gym, Spinning room and Sauna

  • Local coaches

  • Water sports equipment rental

Downtown Barcelona:

Hotel Sant Moritz

Hotel Regente

Hotel Montblanc

Closer to the rowing complexes:

Centre Internacional de Vela

Ilunion Barcelona Hotel

Rowing in Barcelona

The city of Barcelona