Buying camping gear in Barcelona

Considering the spectacular array of divine countryside in every direction just gagging to be explored by foot or kayak just outside of Barcelona and the massive amount of  camping grounds that line the coasts and fill the national parks, you’d think there would be more camping / outdoor shops in Barcelona. Still the best option is Decathlon – the French chain where you can purchase tents, gas canisters, kayaks, walking boots, sleeping bags, and a whole range of budget clothing for a range of activities.

In central Barcelona there is a store at C/Canuda, 20 –  but if you want a really decent range then you’d be a wise owl to fly out of town and swoop into one of the other larger branches that are scattered about the place. Here they will not only have a greater range but they will generally have a collection of  previously erected tents so  you can try them out for size and discomfort.

Another option, is to check out the large department store – El Corte Ingles – in Placa Catalunya (at the top of La Rambla). They sometimes stock sports and outdoor gear but not large items such as tents.

Rumoured also to stock outdoor gear – although I’ve not checked it out is a store called Sports Ramells at Ronda Sant Antoni, 29.

You can also look online, but I didn’t have much luck finding any decent online camping websites. I’ll update here when I do.

All roads lead to Decathlon I’m afraid. Which of course ain’t so bad, so long as you want a Quechua tent – which is their own brand.

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