Good weather, long days, afternoons on the terrace, strolls at sunset and fresh air in the early hours of the morning are some of the pleasures of summer. Today we bring you six activities to enjoy the summer and round off your holidays in the Costa Brava and in the Girona Pyrenees. Accessible proposals to suit all tastes.
Discover the Costa Brava and the Girona Pyrenees from the air, flying over La Garrotxa, La Cerdanya, Pla de l’Estany or the Costa Brava, and enjoying the fresh morning air with the adapted air balloon ride services of Camins de Vent and Vol de Coloms. Adapted baskets and hydraulic seats to enjoy the experience.
And if you want to discover the territory by sea, you can do so by touring the coastline while practising inclusive kayaking.
A bird's eye view of two kayaks sailing along the Costa Brava coastline. Image by Àlex Gostelli, Artic Outdoor.
SK Kayak is a sea kayaking centre in Llançà specialised in guided activities in nature. In addition to adapted facilities and equipment, the team has experience in guiding people with sensory, physical or cognitive disabilities, and works on sensory experiences. All this in a privileged setting: the Natural Park of Cap de Creus and the Natural Park of Aiguamolls de l’Empordà.
Strolling through mediaeval Girona or learning the true history of Sant Narcís is within everyone’s reach thanks to the free inclusive guided tours in Catalan offered by Girona during the month of August and until the 10th of September. Among the 18 scheduled visits, 8 of them offer some form of accessibility: audio description, sign language interpreting or adaptation for people with reduced mobility. This is a good opportunity to get to know the different faces of Girona through the experience of a tour guide.
From a balustrade of the Girona Cathedral, a couple contemplates the sunset. In the background, the bell tower of the Basilica of Sant Feliu stands out. Image by Jordi Renart.
And more history. The historic centre of Pals has an accessible itinerary with several adaptations so that everyone can enjoy it, for example, some information signs in Braille or a stone reproduction of the Tower of the Hours on a reduced scale. And the historic centre of Palafrugell can be visited via an accessible route that avoids architectural barriers.
In Palamós, the Fishing Museum works for the conservation, research and dissemination of maritime and fishing heritage. The space is accessible to people with reduced mobility or wheelchair users. There is information in Braille and audiovisuals with subtitles and sign language interpretating. The museum also organises cooking workshops and visits to the fish auction, in this case with an audio guide that includes Catalan, Spanish, English, French and sign language. The Espai del Peix also organises showcookings and tastings to discover seafood recipes.
At the Fishing Museum, a fishing boat presides over one of the rooms in the permanent exhibition. There are also stacked fish boxes and fishing nets. On the upper level, a walkway surrounds the ship. Image by Javi Cabrera.
And in Ripollès, you can discover the high mountain landscape and the legendary origins of the Vall de Núria. You can get there on the rack railway. Some are fully accessible, and others have a step. In this case, they have a mobile access ramp. The Vall de Núria has an app with a free audio guide that you can download to find out more about the valley. Access to the sanctuary is also accessible thanks to a lift that allows you to go up the stairs.