Looking for things to do in Barcelona in autumn and winter? We’ve lots of ideas
Despite great shopping, a gleaming sea, and hot chocolate on every corner, autumn and winter in Barcelona aren’t the traditional seasons to visit this beautiful city. People are missing out. From crafting your very own bottle of Spanish cava to exploring a snowy mountain in the Pyrenees, there are plenty of things to do in autumn and winter in Barcelona. Here at Lifestyle Barcelona, we’ve created a countdown to our favorite autumn and winter activities.
You’ve seen it on TV, but there’s nothing like experiencing this bouncing bundle of fun in real time. Strap into your bubble and take off, rolling down the field towards your friends or coworkers! Safe inside the bubble, you won’t need to worry about knocking anyone over; that’s all part of the fun. If you like sports, adventure, or an exciting holiday and need things to do in autumn and winter in Barcelona, this one is for you.
Maybe you’re an experienced sommelier or perhaps you don’t know a malbec from a muscadine. No matter: wine experts and novices will both love this exciting venture into the world of wine creation. In Barcelona’s first cava cellar, you and your crew can dabble in the production of Spain’s world-famous sparkling wine. Discover the intricacies of wine production, taste produce from several stellar cavas, and even blend your favorites into your own personal bottle. One of our best luxury activities in Barcelona, this event is one you’ll never forget.
Love beer? Love art? In this fun, whimsical Barcelona walking tour, you get to combine the two. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Barcelona’s Raval neighborhood. Crammed with interesting shops and centered around the modern art museum (MACBA), the neighborhood also boasts an interesting collection of street art. Then your guide will lead you down to a charming little bar, where you can taste three Spanish craft beers as well as a tasty tapa. Interested? Click here for more.
Exploring the outdoors on horseback is an ancient and lovely way to connect with nature, and there’s no better place to do it than in Barcelona. In this stunning activity, you and your group will head from the city center to a small village just outside the city. From there, an expert guide will introduce you to your horses and lead you through the basics. Once the group has mastered the simple stuff, it’s off to the nature trail for you to admire the glorious Catalan countryside. Experienced riders and newbies will both enjoy this peaceful trek, available here.
Zoom over hills, rocket down inclines, and zip over the fresh white snow. If you love winter weather but hate standing still, then this activity is for you. After a quick briefing by your guide, roar through a pristine winter wonderland on a snowmobile, one of the fastest (and coolest) snow vehicles out there. In winter, the Catalan mountains sparkle with snow and ice, and the breathtaking views are sure to thrill any who catch a glimpse of them. Interested? Details here.
If you’ve dreamt about what the world is like below the ocean waves, then this experience is sure to amaze you. One of the most exciting activities in Barcelona, this one takes place at the Barcelona aquarium. With help from an official guide, you and your group will learn scuba basics before heading to the observation platform. There, breathing from a regulator, you can gaze down at the collection of stunning, slow-moving undersea creatures. From tiny, brightly-colored fish to massive, serene sharks, you’ll find an entire universe waiting below the water. More information here.
Savor Barcelona’s loveliest wines and best cured meats in this exciting walking tour. With a glass of wine in hand, you can taste the world-famous best jamón serrano while learning about the history of both. Your guide will outline some of the most interesting details, and you can taste up to five different, incredible wines. If this sounds up your alley, check it out here.
In this intriguing nighttime venture into the avant-garde, you can enjoy a sumptuous three-course meal complete with wine… in total darkness. While your waiters navigate the restaurant with no light, you and your friends will have to rely completely on your other four senses to uncover all the ingredients in your meal. This unique activity is a blast for date night, a corporate event, or an evening out with friends. Details here.
Did you grow up loving Balto? Devouring books on the Iditarod? Hoping to one day have a husky of your very own? If so, then this fantastic snow sleigh adventure in the Pyrenees might be for you. Feel the rush of bright, cold winter air on your face as you glide through the snow, pulled along by a real musher and a team of huskies. During the activity, the musher will guide you through a quick how-to on mushing, complete with riding instructions and dog training tips. If you’ve always dreamed of watching the fantastic winter snowscape slide by, then click here.
While most visitors prefer to stay in Barcelona for more traditional activities and sights, those that venture out will discover a bright new world in the mountains around the city. In this showstopping activity, you and your friends can explore Vic, a charming town with stunning Baroque buildings. Explore forests, admire castles, and discover a church built by witches and fairies. Then, once you’ve explored a staggering mountain range, you can enjoy the valley via a handful of activities that range from bowling to boating on the lake. This activity is perfect for anyone who wants to escape into a new adventure, and you can find out more here.
Which was your favorite activity? Let us know in the comments!