WELCOME TO LAKE BANYOLES!
WHERE THE 14TH EDBF ENC WILL BE HELD!
Located in the province of Girona (northeastern Catalonia) Banyoles was the first destination certified in Sports Tourism by the Catalan Tourist Agency in 2003. This seal of quality recognises the tourist destination for offering high-quality resources and services aimed at elite, professional, amateur and tourist sportspeople who want to practise sporting activities.
Lake Banyoles is a natural lake with a history of hosting numerous International rowing and canoeing competitions and year round training events. Banyoles became well-known as the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games Rowing venue, and since then it has been a favourite location for training camps, triathlons and rowing events. Over 56 sports events a year, of which over 17 are internationally renowned, Banyoles organized the 2004 World Rowing Championship, the 2007 European University Rowing Championship, the 2009 Rowing World Cup and the 2011 Banyoles ITU Triathlon Premium European Cup.
Every major city in Europe flies or connects through Barcelona, which is a bit more than one hour drive away from Banyoles. Moreover, numerous regional airlines also connect to Girona – Costa Brava Airport or Perpignan Airport.
Undoubtedly a great place to enjoy the pleasant climate of the Mediterranean, visit some of its Michelin-starred restaurants, cultural and historical sites, or follow the Empordà D.O. Wine Route. Terraces, bars and restaurants help you to enjoy the Catalan night, making it possible to taste the region’s products.
Barcelona is one of the most important tourist destinations in Europe, with millions of people visiting every year. The city is famous for its 19th century modernist architecture. The best known of those buildings, the unfinished church Sagrada Familia, symbol of the city, designed by Antonio Gaudi. Barcelona is also well known for the Olympic games in 1992 and for its tapas food as well.