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sport (also see activities)

cycling | flying | go karts | horse riding | jetski | kayaking | motor boats | motor racing | sailing | scuba diving & snorkeling | squash | tennis | walking | water sport | wind surfing


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motor racing

The Circuit de Catalunya at Montmelo (junction 13 of the autopista from Gerona to Barcelona) is about one & a half hours from the apartment. It is great for going to the Spanish Grand Prix for both cars and motor cycles. It is a new circuit built in 1990 and has very good views for spectators. There are many other events on through out the year and the following link will take you to the web site of the circuit at The Circuit De Catalunya Their telephone number is: (34) 93 571 97 00 from the UK: Their Fax no is: (34) 93 572 27 72 Ticket office is. Tel Fax

first bend of circuit a picture of Porches a picture of drivers a picture of Irvine and Fisicella a picture of RW playing at being a racing driver

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For a slide show of some photos from the 2004 and 2006 GP open Circuit de Catalunya. You may need broadband and Windows Media Player to view this large-ish file.

water sport

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There are numerous water sports activities available within the area, so many that all can not be listed here. It is easy having arrived to select the ones you want. Below are a sample of the generic ones available. For water skiing try Paco Boats at Tamariu (972) 30 13 10



scuba diving & snorkeling

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There are several companies in several bays in this area who offer a range of classes/courses and hire of equipment for snorkelling and diving.

L'Estartit - Xaloc Tel (972) 75 20 71
L'Estartit - Medaqua Tel (972) 75 20 43
Tamariu - Stolli Tel (972) 62 00 35
Llafranc - Triton Diving Tel: (34-72) 30 24 26
Aiguafreda - Sa Rascassa Tel: (972) 62 42 47

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sailing

Sailing boats can be hired from many of the resorts such as Estartit or Palamos. At Tamariu Paco Boats hire sailing boats. Tel: 607 2925 78 Fax: 972 30 1310. The PCI office in Pals will be able to point you in the right direction.

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motor boats

As with sailing boats motor boats can be hired from many of th resorts such as Estartit or Palamos. The PCI office in Pals will be able to point you in the right direction. At Tamariu Paco Boats hire motor boats. Tel: 607 2925 78 Fax: 972 30 1310. The PCI office in Pals will be able to point you in the right direction.

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kayaking

There is a company in L'Escala who organise Kayaking trips along the coast to Tamariu. Kayaking Costa Brava,
Tel (972) 77 38 06

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wind surfing

There are companies renting wind surfers on Pals, L'Estartit and Llafranc beaches.

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jetski

There are companies renting Jetskis on Pals, L'Estartit and Llafranc beaches.

cycling

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There is a cycle hire shop (Ciclo - Rent) at the top of the road under the Golf Beach apartments. There is also another cycle hire shop in the buildings on the right between Golf Beach and the Cypsela camp site. No doubt there are many others in the local resorts and towns. The area is ideal for cycling with smooth road surfaces and plenty of flat land along the coast and inland as well as some challenging hilly areas.


walking

Catalunya, with it's beautiful countryside as well as coastline is a paradise for walkers. If a guided walk is what you're after try: http://followthebaldie.com/ Guided walking trips in the countryside around Barcelona.

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tennis

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There is a tennis club open to the public situated just 400 yds up the road from the apartment. It has 4 clay courts kept in first class condition and 4 hard courts. It is possible to hire rackets, but best to take your own. Local tennis courts

squash

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Situated alongside the tennis courts just 400 yds up the road there is a squash court. Best to take your own rackets and balls

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go karts

If you can't do the real thing (motor racing) at the Circuit de Catalunya the next best thing is to have a play at go karting. There are tracks at L'Estartit, L'Escala,, Regencos, Palafrugell.

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flying

There is a flying club off to the right of the main road from Pals to Toroella. It is a grass strip used for light aircraft and microlights

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horse riding

Club Hipic Estartit has qualified instructors who offer:


  • Outings for one hour or more
  • Classes for beginners
  • Classes for dressage and jumping
  • Organised excursions
  • Stabling and outings in carts
Open 9.00 - 1.00 & 3.00 - 9.00
C/. del Riu, 43 - Tel (972) 75 14 72

Horse Club (Castello d'Empuries) Cta, De Castello d'Empuries a Sant Pere Pescador
Entrace Parc Natural del Aiguamolls.

Tel: 972/45 08 08
610/41 47 12
They offer a horse-show and flamenco show with lunch or dinner. They also offer horse rides and riding lessons.
Hours:
Winter: Every day 9.00h to 19.00h
Summer: Every day 9.00h to 1.00h
Prices:
Horse Show: 2,00 ptas per head
Show with lunch or dinner: 4,000 ptas per head
Horse Rides: 2,000 pta/h
Riding Lessons: 3,000 pta/h

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