Why Barcelona is becoming a favourite across the rugby world


Located on the North East Spanish Coastline, the Catalonian city of Barcelona is one of the true treasures of Southern Europe. Home to some of the world’s most iconic architecture and a thriving rugby scene, the city offers the rugby tourist plenty.  

There is a huge amount on offer in the City to keep your entire group entertained. From Gaudi’s stunning Sagrada Familia cathedral to the footballing cathedral that is the Camp Nou, there really is something for everybody. By day, the city is a bustle of workers and tourists going about their respective ways. The cities finer points are spread around, so to see them all, you’ll need a ride. Our friends at Excursions Barcelona can help here – utilising Barcelona’s nearly 300km of cycle lanes, they will make sure you won’t miss a thing.

A short trip to the eastern reaches of the city will take you to the magnificent Barceloneta beach. Like many city-side coastlines, they fill up to breaking point during the warm weekend days. Volleyball, Football, Sun Bathing and Watersports are the order of the day. The Gothic Quarter, Montjuic, Passeig de Gracia, Plaça de Catalunya, Parc Guell, the Boqueria Market & Port Olímpic all sit highly on the things to visit in tour downtime.

Our Rugby Home in Barcelona is at the La Foixarda pitch in the heart of the 1992 Olympic Village. Home to the Barcelona Universitari Rugby Club (BUC), the venue is great for hosting training sessions and touring fixtures & be a great starting point for an explore of the Olympic Park, Montjuic and the southern parts of Barcelona. With traditional influence from France, Catalonian Rugby is fierce and filled with flair. The game at junior level is strong & we’ve seen some good teams from ’traditional’ rugby countries come unstuck here. In season, Kayaking on the Costa Brava, a trip to the Illa Fantasia Waterpark & the obligatory beach rugby at Barceloneta would be our recommendation.

Nowhere else in Europe can you enjoy the unique sights, the weather, the food, the competitive rugby & great flight options from the UK. It is no wonder that Barcelona is fast becoming one of our most successful rugby tour destinations, so pack your t-shirts & hit the wanderlust button.


Macclesfield RFC U12s 2019 Barcelona Tour

"Everyone has agreed that it was the perfect tour for lads and families. The rugby was superb! Thank you so much for all your hard work on this tour, knowing we could contact you with any issues at any point has meant we’ve had any amazing time. Huge thanks from the whole U12 squad, coaches and parents!"