Adventure Extreme Sports

Adventure Extreme Sports


Canyoning is an increasingly popular outdoor activity, or extreme sport, which involves descending gorges using a combination of walking, climbing, jumping, sliding, abseiling (rappelling), and swimming (or wading) in rivers and waterfalls. It is also a great way of exploring remote, spectacular scenery which may not be accessible on foot.

Endurance racing in Andalucia

This page contains information on the main endurance running and cycling events held each year in Andalucia, including the Malaga and Seville Marathons, important triathlons, Iron Man challenges and other established events.


Triathlon races in Andalucia

There are actually about 30 triathlon events every year in Andalucia, which are held between February and November, including during the hot summer months. Desafio Doñana is the flagship event organised by the sports agency of the regional government. Others take place in locations in western and central Andalucian coastal areas.

Paragliding in Andalucia

Andalucia is a wonderful place to get off the ground in a paraglider. This exhilarating sport has become increasingly more popular since the 80’s and now many parts of Andalucia have become a Mecca for this and other air sports.


Those who find hiking not quite exciting enough, may like to try mountaineering, rock climbing or caving, all of which are popular in this part of Spain with a wealth of challenges and some of the best areas in Europe outside the Alps.

Plymouth - Dakar Rally

Since the inauguration in 2003 a motley crew take part in this low budget alternative rally, which passes through Spain as part of its official route. The rally took place around New Year from 2003 to 2008.

Microlighting in Andalucia

Indeed, with its excellent all-year-round climate and stunning scenery, it is surely one of the best places to go "microlighting". You can now you take to the skies the whole year round along the many beaches of both the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines, as well as going inland to some incredibly stunning natural inland settings.


Skydiving is a growing sport - unlike Base Jumping or Bungee Jumping, in skydiving you jump out of a aeroplane (or helicopter, or hot air balloon) and enjoy a time of free fall before you use your parachute to slow down your rate of descent to earth.

Zip line and Hanging Bridge at Frailes

This thrilling experience begins with zooming over an 80m drop on a 130m zip line across the Velillos River. It is the only urban zip line in the world that starts from a Town Hall. The experience continues across the 150m Colgante Bridge, where you can enjoy wonderful views as you reach the starting point. Visitors can continue the adventure by climbing and abseiling down a climbing wall.