Sports tourism

For sports tourism seekers, Maresme is an ideal destination. Thanks to a mild and sunny climate all year round, with a diversity of landscapes between the sea and the mountains, and high quality sports facilities, Maresme is among the most desired sports destinations.

Maresme is also the setting for international sporting events such as Barcelona-Calella Ironman, Barcelona-Santa Susanna Equestrian Raid as well as important regattas and golf tournaments.


Maresme is an ideal destination for cycling tourism. It has a privileged orography that allows you to take routes between the sea and the mountains, following the Mediterranean and through natural environments of great beauty.

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Hiking in the Maresme is like a breath of fresh air. Following any of the itineraries along paths and trails between the sea and the mountains, you will discover a land where nature and culture come together. Walk through Mediterranean forests and delight at the views of the Mediterranean sea.

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Golf and Pitch & Putt

El Maresme has an 18-hole golf course with magnificent views of the sea, the Llavaneras Golf Club and also 4 Pitch & Putt fields spread throughout the region.

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Horse riding

Maresme equestrian centres offer boarding, riding lessons and outings on horseback through beautiful natural landscapes such as Montnegre i el Corredor park.

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Nautical activities

With 5 marinas locates in El Masnou, Premià de Mar, Mataró, Sant Andreu de Llavaneres and Arenys de Mar, Maresme is a region with a strong link to the sea. In addition, there are many nautical clubs, nautical bases and specialized companies that offer you the opportunity to enjoy all kinds of water and underwater sports.

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If you want to practice athletics, you have both specialized equipment and outdoor spaces where you can train at your own pace. Highlights include the La Muntanyeta sports area in Calella and the Municipal Athletics Stadium in Mataró.

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In the Maresme region you will find two Olympic-sized swimming pools (50 meters) in the open air and heated were you can train all year round. In addition, there are 25-metre swimming pools spread along the region, both public and in specialized accommodation.

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Maresme offers triathletes spaces to train throughout the year. It has athletics tracks, mountain paths and areas for running by the sea, as well as two Olympic-size swimming pools and a good variety of cycling routes through natural surroundings with the Serralada Marina and the Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop.

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Other sports

In Maresme, there are also football pitches, paddle and tennis courts, pavilions and other sports facilities scattered throughout the region, as well as the Bike Park La Poma, a world-class dirt jump trail.

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