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Fun activities to do on Ibiza all year

If you missed summer on Ibiza, you can still come and have fun.

With the summer season ending you might be forgiven for thinking that after the clubs have closed their doors, the island does too. Not so. In fact from October to April, there are still plenty of nice sunny days, making it time in short, to get outside and do things.

Lower temperatures also bring more opportunities to get into activities or if you are a sports' enthusiast, to push yourself a little harder without passing out. Generally, the end of the summer season and the low-season that follows are pleasant times to visit: there are fewer tourists and the heat doesn't require so much shade.

You can discover the island on two wheels or two feet much more easily too. All in all you will see a side of Ibiza that most others don't. Here's a round up of what you can get up to on both land and sea.


On land

Safari bound around Ibiza in a jeep

A trip on the Ibiza Jeep Safari is a great way to explore the island over unforgiving terrain, unlock secret roads and discover scenic views that otherwise you would not normally get to see as the routes are only accessible by jeep. See the island's wild side.

Or if you prefer a more relaxed day of discovery, the Tourist Train is still available until the end of October and will take you over hills and through Ibiza's stunning countryside on quiet roads, whilst you sit back and enjoy the comfort of the carriage. Some of these go to the famous hippy markets and to beautiful beaches too - a great way to see lots in a short time.


See amazing sites like "Ibiza Henge" on walking trips or from your kayak

Perhaps you want an adrenaline fix. A quad and buggy excursion provides three hours of heart racing fun deep in the Ibizan countryside. See amazing sights like Puerto de los Cielos, beaches or a sunset at the incomparable Punta Galera. What's not to like?

Sometimes you don't want an engine to explore: your two legs and an appetite for adventure is often enough. Walking Ibiza has multiple routes all across the island, where you can see some great sites like old lime kilns, disused clubs or even the mesmeric "Ibiza Henge". Whichever route you take, you can expect many different treasures on each one as well of course as some amazing coastal views and nature.


Cycle routes for you to take at your own pace

If cycling is your thing and you want to decide how much of a sweat you break, electric bike tours with Coyma Sunride are ideal. You can pedal as with a regular bike and then if that steep hill is too much, let the electrics kick in and whizz you up. You can go solo or as a big group and tours range from four to seven hours, so you can choose the intensity too.

Or you can go old-school and leave the motor at the home with Tracks de Ibiza and take the challenge of a cycling route designed by an Olympic athlete. You can either mountain bike, road cycle or walk on a course that can be completed over three days or four. It's the ultimate endurance test, though you can go at your own pace. Just advise on your ability and fitness level.


Ibizkus wine tastings are the other side of active fun

Touring the countryside on four legs is easy too with Ibiza Horse Valley where you will trek through gorgeous countryside, even tending for the horses - a real learning and fun experience. How about a round of golf with Golf Ibiza's 18- and 9-hole courses, all set in a lush valley. Fees are well-priced as are its VIP packages, which include a yummy lunch.

Sometimes the weather doesn't permit being outdoors, though don't despair. Escape Rooms Ibiza is a fun indoor activity all can take part in. You'll have 60-minutes to solve clues, crack codes and eventually escape from your themed room. For anyone who fancies themselves a detective, this is for you. Plus kids love it too.

Food and drink enthusiasts will love Ibiza Food Tours' gourmet excursion around Ibiza Town, sampling tapas, market-fresh food, local liqueur, cured meats and more. A selection of great wine tasting packages can be had at local wine producer Ibizkus, with either a tour or a pairing menu for very reasonable prices.


On water

Glide and splash on a Stand Up Paddle

Water borne activities are great to be doing right now. Sup Paradise Ibiza offers a fantastic way to discover hidden coastal wonders on a Stand Up Paddle board, whilst socialising and yes exercising. Oh and not to forget the welcome cocktail included in the price. Perfect. With the sea a little less hectic on the surface, under the water things get a little busier. Scuba Diving is ideal all year round. Ibiza's marine life is plentiful - see it for yourself with Scuba Ibiza Diving Centre.

Kayaking is another great water activity that combines exercise, exploration and entertainment. Kayak Ibiza will take you around stunning cliff faces and through mysterious caves and you'll do wonders for your upper body strength.

Going under reveals a side of Ibiza that's as rich as on the land

If you're a bit of a maverick who wants to lead their own adventure, you could always hire a boat. Some require no license or previous experience so you can take off with friends or family on your own nautical adventure. All it requires is a short introduction by an expert skipper, then you'll be on your way.

Formentera is certainly busy during peak season and in the winter season from October to April, Aquabus offers a great tour around the island with Discover Formentera, so you can go and explore the place, have lunch in a restaurant, go to the beach and enjoy this beautiful sister island.

Ibiza has something to do at any time of year and for those that love to get out and about, the low season is just ideal.


Article completely revised in October 2019

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