Europe is a delight for thousands of tourists flocking from different parts of the world. It’s not only popular for the captivating beaches, turquoise sea, and panoramic seascape, but also for chilled and adrenaline-rush water sports activities. If you’re an adventure junkie, add these popular water sports spots to your bucket list.
Head toward Dolomites, Northern Italy: Dolomites mountain ranges are bustling with water sports lovers as it offers perfect weather and the opportunity to enjoy hang-gliding and parasailing in open blue skies. If you’re a rafting lover, it’s one of the best places in Europe to go for white-water rafting. Torrential Noce River ascending from Ortles glacier is surely not for the faint-hearted. Don’t lose your heart, as the Dolomites have many other water areas to enjoy solo kayaking or canoe journey.
Have a terrific experience in Tarifa, Spain: Home to the best beaches, Tarifa is the most popular tourist destination among water sports lovers. It not only has golden-bathed beaches and an azure sea but also is known for the wind throughout Spain, making Tarifa a renowned destination for kite surfing, paddleboarding, thrilling water skiing, and surreal boat trips. A brownie point is you’ll get the chance to witness panoramic sunsets over the Strait with the captivating backdrop of Morroco.
Feel the adrenaline rush in Turkey: Water sports are booming in the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, Aegean, and Marmara Seas, European gateways to Asia and the Middle East, and one of the best vacation spots in summer. With diverse tourist offerings like the Turkish Riviera on the Mediterranean, you can enjoy a coastline surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and fabulous beaches for swimming, sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, and diving. The crystal clear water with an array of spectacular sea life, coral reef, and a plenitude of underwater marvels, and diving centres draw the swimmers to Turkey.
Abseil in Malta: Abseiling is one of the thrilling and intoxicating watersports that one must try once in a life. Also knowns as rappelling, this watersport will test your forbearance and skill. With its steep ridges, slabs, and crevasses, Malta offers the perfect spot for abseiling. The longest abseil you can go for is a staggering 75m. What are you waiting for? Challenge yourself with this exciting sports activity in one of the popular places in Europe.
Surf in Algrave, Portugal: The beaches of Ria Formosa lengthen as far as you can see, framed by golden cliffs, myriad small islands that mark the periphery between the island and the sea, and sheltered coves. Yes, we are talking about Portugal’s Algarve, which is known for its panoramic beaches. Swimming and water sports, such as surfing, are popular here in this azure ocean. Some of the best surfing spots in the area can be found on Arrifana Beach, Amado Beach, Castelejo Beach, Beliche Beach, Tonel Beach, Zavial Beach, and Praia de Faro Beach.