If you can’t beat them, join them. This Sant Joan, don’t fantasise about a peaceful weekend in the countryside. Pack your coolbox with beers, fill your pockets with fire crackers, grab a blanket and head down to the beach to celebrate with half of Barcelona.
Ever sat and admired the kitesurfers gliding across the sea? Well, why not try your hand? There are several schools in Barcelona and they all offer private classes for all levels. Try www.kitesurfbarcelona.com or www.mojokite.com.
Hit the roof
Many of Barcelona’s loveliest terraces can’t be seen from street level as they’re high up in the city’s most glam hotels. Luckily, they are mostly open to locals and a great place to escape the city, G & T in hand, without going anywhere at all.
Long, balmy days call for long, balmy drinks. So, learn to stir and shake like the best of them at a cocktail-making class. BCN Kitchen offers a two-hour ‘Cocktails and Music’ class. See www.bcnkitchen.com.
Take a hike
Every year a group of hardy folk make the 62km journey on foot from Gràcia to Montserrat. The trek takes about 19 hours, much of which takes place at night. It starts on June 20th and you can join them! Sign up online.