If you’re looking for maritime adventures around the always vibrant Barcelona, you’re in the right place – come aboard as we sail the 10 best sailing routes that this fantastic region has to offer!
1. Barcelona to Sitges
A fairly relaxed sailing route, perfect for a day trip. You will be able to enjoy the calm Mediterranean waters and incredible views of the Catalan coast. Sitges, with its old town full of narrow streets, historic churches and museums, its fine sandy beaches and vibrant nightlife, will give you a warm welcome.
2. Barcelona to Costa Brava
This trip will take you through breathtaking seascapes, dizzying cliffs and hidden coves. Once you arrive in Blanes, you can enjoy its lively promenade, the impressive botanical garden and the castle of San Juan with panoramic views.
3. Barcelona to the Balearic Islands
These islands are famous for their crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and vibrant nightlife. Depending on the island you choose, you can enjoy the tranquility of Menorca, the hectic nightlife of Ibiza, the rich history and culture of Mallorca or the pristine beaches of Formentera.
4. Circular route around the port of Barcelona
A quiet trip, ideal for those who want to relax and enjoy the incredible views of Barcelona from the sea, such as the Sagrada Familia, Montjuïc, the Olympic port and much more.
5. Barcelona to Tarragona
Tarragona, an ancient Roman city, will surprise you with its rich history and architecture. You can visit the ancient Roman amphitheater, the circus, the aqueduct and the cathedral.
6. Barcelona to Cadaqués
Cadaqués is a charming village of white houses and cobblestone streets, which has inspired artists such as Salvador Dalí and Picasso. You can visit the Dalí House-Museum and enjoy the quiet beach of Portlligat.
7. Barcelona to Valencia
Valencia is famous for the City of Arts and Sciences, the Oceanogràfic (one of the largest aquariums in Europe) and of course, paella. You can also enjoy the vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches.
8. Barcelona to the Costa Dorada
The trip to the Costa Dorada offers you golden sandy beaches and the opportunity to visit the Port Aventura theme park, with its thrilling roller coasters and live shows.
9. Barcelona to L’Estartit
L’Estartit is famous for the Medes Islands, a protected archipelago that is a paradise for scuba diving. You can also enjoy nature in the Montgrí Natural Park, the Medes Islands and the Baix Ter.
10. Barcelona to Badalona
Badalona offers quiet beaches, a beautiful promenade and a number of cultural attractions, such as the Museum of Badalona, the former convent of San Agustin and the house of the poet Salvador Espriu.
Why is good mooring important?
Before we finish, we wanted to remind you of something essential: it is vital to find the perfect place to moor your boat. A good berth will not only protect your boat, but also provide peace of mind and security, and that’s exactly what we all need after an exciting sailing day!
That’s where Marina Vela comes in. Located in Barcelona, Marina Vela is a top-notch marina offering secure moorings and exceptional services. With 130 moorings for boats from 12 to 90 meters in length, you’re sure to find the perfect spot for your vessel.
The location in Barcelona is second to none, whether you want to explore the city or sail out into the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean. So why not stop by Marina Vela the next time you’re looking for a mooring for your boat or yacht in Barcelona?