Although Madrid does not have a sea, the reservoirs and rivers offer a wide range of nautical sports in many spots of the Region: canoeing, sailing, rowing, rafting and all kinds of organized activities by many active tourism companies of our Region.
The biggest reservoir of Madrid is the San Juan Reservoir. Here we find the Real Club Náutico de Madrid (Royal Nautical Club of Madrid). It has nautical and sailor schools where you can get the official licenses for sailing. This is the unique navigable place of the Region, and here you can feel the speed renting motor boats.
In El Atazar Reservoir, Pedrezuela, Valmayor and Picadas Reservoirs you can drive sailing boats. In Valmayor and El Atazar reservoirs the headquarters of many clubs are located. Come to one of the sailing clubs or companies of nautical activities to rent a boat or receive sailing and windsurfing lessons. Enjoy one of the most refreshing ways to get to know the Region of Madrid.
Without leaving the capital you can practice canoeing and rowing. There are many organized activities in the Canoeing Federation of Madrid and the Rowing Federation of Madrid. Olympic rowing on the Manzanares River, canoeing in calmed waters, the demanding Kayak Polo, the adrenaline of the Brave Waters or participate in a team of Dragon Boats. You can compete in some of the organized leagues or to go to the classes. You can learn more in the multiple Canoeing Clubs.
Image credits: ©Juan Castro. Region of Madrid