Powered by the rider´s own legs, pedalos allow you to ride up and down the coast, relaxing and sunbathing while enjoying the scenery from a very stable boat. Designed for all types of people, pedalos are boats which move through the water by means of pedal-power. They are normally used at beaches, rivers and lakes and do not require a motor. The models only vary in their design and in some of the materials used to build them; there are pedalos made of wood, fibre glass or high-density polyethylene, which is very common since it resists the effects of sunlight and shocks. There are various types: two-seaters, which are the simplest; four-seaters, which are ideal for families; and pedalos with straight or curved slides. It is an activity that can be done in groups or individually. You simply need a swimsuit and good sun protection and a smooth, regular style of pedalling. The pedalo area is normally limited at each beach along the Mediterranean coast. They are used in the swimming area, in the stretch of sea between 50 and 200 metres, and are not allowed to enter the areas reserved for motor vehicles. There are pedalos for hire on many beaches on the Catalan coast.