Quad bike. Cabo de Creus.  (Daniel Julián)Quad bike. Cabo de Creus. (Daniel Julián)


Активный и спортивный туризм


A quad bike is not a snowmobile, or an all-terrain vehicle, or even a go-kart. As it has the power of an all-terrain vehicle and a design that makes it possible to enjoy the weather and scenery, adventure is guaranteed.

A quad bike or ATV is a four-wheel vehicle that is similar to a motorcycle. Its name varies depending on the use for which it has been made. Although both are designed for recreational purposes, the difference lies in the fact that ATVs are also used for agricultural activities; quad bikes, on the other hand, are used in competitions.

Amongst its qualities, power, agility and resistance are the most noteworthy. Thus, they can overcome any obstacle, climb very narrow paths, travel through mires, cross streams and go through thick woods. As for the number of people they can hold, some have room for two passengers. Usually, if one hires a quad bike, the models available require an A or B driving licence and go up to 70 km/h. There are also some which are similar to mopeds that have less power and speed.

Specialised companies are located throughout Catalonia and offer introductory courses and excursions during which one can drive around accompanied by professionals. The adventure sports company Indòmit, in Olvan (Bages, Barcelona), has a closed circuit that combines dirt and mud. It is ideal for quading with friends and family, as it also hires out quad bikes that can be driven by children who are at least five years old.

The rides last about fifteen minutes and the company takes care of the vehicle, fuel and insurance, in addition to the equipment (helmet, gloves and goggles) and training. If one so desires, they can sign up for an organised excursion.

The quad bike is, without a doubt, the perfect vehicle for enjoying the scenery and having an adventurous experience on Catalan land.


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