Vies Braves, Costa Brava
Keen swimmers will love Costa Brava’s sea swimming lanes, known as the Vies Braves. A series of open water swimming and snorkeling tracks that follow the coastal paths, they provide a safe passage for those wanting to explore the shore from a different angle. The project began in 2014 and now comprises 25 lanes in 20 towns across the region.
Riera de Merlès, Barcelona
Approximately 117 kilometers north of Barcelona, the river winds its way through sandstone cliffs, creating deep, refreshing pools, perfect for open water swimming. As well as pools for jumping and diving, there are protected sections of the river where you can see wildlife, such as otters, kingfishers, trout and catfish. One of the best places for swimming is close to the Càmping Riera de Merlès.