06 July 2022

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Summer in Palencia: canoeing and other aquatic activities


The hottest days of the year are coming and with them the desire for summer plans. From Doña Mayor we know very well which are the best options to enjoy the sunniest season: the Canal de Castilla and the rivers that cross our province are ideal options for water activities.



Summer plans and activities at the Canal


This riverbed offers a wide variety of activities as it passes through our province: water activities such as canoeing or paddle surfing, tourist boat trips to learn about its history, bicycle routes, hiking routes, bird watching, visits to old flour mills and museums, etc.


During the months of June, July, August and September, the average temperature in Frómista is approximately 20 degrees, being warmer during the day (with temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees) and quite cool at night (between 10 and 12 degrees). The summer months, therefore, are ideal for active tourism activities on the canal, taking advantage of the presence of water and vegetation to cool off.



Canoeing or kayaking


Canoeing in Palencia is a sport suitable for everyone: the waters are calm and the instructors explain how to use the paddle to perform the activity correctly. You can explore the Canal de Castilla or paddle along the river Carrión.


Canoeing in the Canal de Castilla


canoeing canal de castilla palencia water activity summer fromistaIn Herrera de Pisuerga, about 40 kilometers from Frómista, you can travel along the Canal de Castilla by water, at the point where it takes water from the river Pisuerga. This environment allows you to enjoy nature with shaded wooded areas, a reproduction of an old barge, a lock that is still in operation and a dam that turns an area of water into reflections of the surrounding trees. The most complete experience of the Canal by canoe.

The activity is done with Carlos de Natural Active TourismCarlos, in double or single canoes, you can contact him to make a reservation. The activity is for all ages, including your dog (please ask Carlos when booking!) and includes a short paddling and boat handling course on land.




Canoeing in the Carrión river


The company of Husillos Navegalocated 25 kilometers from Frómista, offers kayaks for rent to tour the Carrión river, an orchard in the middle of Tierra de Campos, an idyllic place. They have double and single kayaks that you can book on their website.



Paddle surf


The more adventurous will enjoy this outdoor activity that requires a lot of balance and patience. Paddle surfing consists of paddling on a large surfboard. The Canal de Castilla and some areas of the Carrión River are perfect for this sport as they are very calm waters.

There are two options for paddle surfing in the province of Palencia:


Paddle surfing in the Carrión river

Husillos Navega offers, from June to October approximately, its Paddle surf material so that you can surf the Carrión river as it passes through Husillos. You can check all the information and book the activity on their website.


Paddle surfing in the Canal de Castilla

You can also visit the capital and sailing along the dock of the Palencia Canal..



Boat rentals, pedal boats and more


boats for rent palencia water museum


If you are looking for a water activity for families or friends, motorboats on the Canal de Castilla can be the best plan.

At the dock of the Canal de Castilla in Palencia you can rent these electric tourist boats, along with the Water Museum (which is free and worth a visit). They have a capacity for 5 people per boat and visitors are accompanied during the trip by specialized personnel for the handling of the boat.


At Spindlesthey also have a 4-seater hydrofoil and a pedalo boat with slide, their crown jewel: "La perla roja" (The red pearl).



We encourage you to enjoy these summer activities and remember that you can also cool off and sunbathe in our garden pool, so make your reservation as soon as possible!