Handbike a la Via Verda de La Garrotxa. Entre Les Planes d'Hostoles (Garrotxa) i Amer (La Selva. © Oriol Clavera Handbike a la Via Verda de La Garrotxa. Entre Les Planes d'Hostoles (Garrotxa) i Amer (La Selva. © Oriol Clavera

Cataluña accessible para todos


Cataluña accessible para todos

Catalonia offers experiences accessible to everyone. In the mountains, on the beach or in the city, it's up to you. In the environment that you enjoy the most, there are options for everyone.

Nature without barriers
In the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, nature sets the scene and water is the main feature, with more than 200 lakes. Adapted hiking routes allow you to discover the area and relax in its natural surroundings. Other Catalan nature parks, such as the Delta de L'Ebre, the volcanic area of Garrotxa or the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà also have adapted facilities.

Enjoying the beach is easy

As well as the mountains, it would be shame not to enjoy the miles and miles of coastline and good weather, wouldn't it? That could only happen if you prefer the mountains to the sea. In Catalonia, you will find many tourist-friendly beaches, some with bathing assistance services such as amphibious chairs, which facilitate movement on sand and allow you to bathe in total safety.

What is your favourite sport?

A large number of Catalan ski resorts are increasing their efforts to adapt their infrastructures so that everyone can enjoy winter sports. You can also take advantage of other sporting activities. The Segre Olympic Park includes the most advanced technology to practice canoeing for the disabled on calm waters. You can fly over Catalonia by hot-air balloon, go horse riding, cycle along more than 150km of country routes, or stroll along the accessible trails. For example, the Camino de Santiago, with 400 kilometres of paths in Catalonia, has audio-sign language guides that incorporate sign language and subtitling in three languages, to facilitate access to information for the deaf.

Accessible culture
Notable cultural facilities such as the Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudí, the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), the Museu d'Història de Catalunya and the Teatre-Museu Dalí are accessible to everyone. The level of adaptation varies between the attractions, from lifts and platforms to provide access to different levels in the building to information in braille, sign language guides, tactile models and elements, as well as wheelchairs to loan.

Move freely
Most public and private infrastructures have been adapted or have plans to facilitate access, payment and ticket validation to ensure that users can move freely. This way, everyone can enjoy the train, metro and bus, in all of the Catalan cities that have such transport services available. In some towns, you will also find taxis for the disabled.