Adventure Tourism in Castile and León
by Olivia Elson on Monday, August 9, 2010
Various authorities and organisations in Castile and León recently announced the introduction of a new collective of tourist hotspots in the region.
What’s special about these selected areas is that they are all geared towards promoting alternative types of visits, particularly rural and active tourism, focussing on nature and outdoor pursuits.
The main site offers leisure activities for all the family, all year round, including climbing, archery and paintballing, amongst many others. The surrounding area, which covers a 40 mile sphere of influence, provides opportunities for various other outdoor pursuits, such as kayaking, 4x4, horse riding, rafting and quad-biking.
The idea is that visitors staying in any of the designated area’s 109 hotels, hostels, lodges, cottages or campsites will benefit from promotions and special offers on these outdoor activities. There are many destinations across the region which include reservoirs, natural parks, rivers, riding centres and adventure parks. They are located in Avila, Segovia, Zamora, Bergos, Palencia, Soria and León.
So, forget your standard beach resort holiday, and try something different – not only is it great fun, but really healthy and more eco-friendly too!
Find out more about the activity centres and what they offer on the PuntosActivos website.