10 Best team Building activities in Valencia

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Valencia is a 2,000-year-old Spanish city that overlooks the glistening waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Tourists are typically drawn to major cities like Barcelona and Madrid, making Valencia a great option for those looking to escape the masses.

With 300 days of sunshine per year, Valencia is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing team-building retreat. With the ocean on your doorstep and a vast historic centre to explore, you’ll find great team-building activities such as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, cooking classes, bicycle tours and much more.

If you’re looking for a team-building retreat that combines urban stimulation with relaxing beach vibes, look no further than Valencia. To help you find more ideas for your team-building retreat in Valencia, we’ve put together the following list of activities.

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Explore the city on a guided walking tour

  • Valencia is a Mediterranean city with more than 2,000 years of history.
  • The historical centre is home to beautiful monuments of the 15th century, the emblematic gardens of the old Turia riverbed, and the avant-garde City of Arts and Sciences. 
  • The natural park of the Albufera is a paradise of traditions and gastronomy. 
  • Spend a few hours getting to know the third largest Spanish city.
  • Groups are partnered with a highly-experienced team of official tourist guides, licensed by the local Administration.
  • Tours are available in both English and Spanish.

Learn to cook authentic Valencian paella

  • Show off your cooking skills at this team building activity, as this class will teach you how to cook authentic Valencian paella. 
  • Buy the ingredients for your paella in the market before donning an apron and getting to work. 
  • While the rice is cooking, enjoy a glass of Valencian cava and after the work is complete, sit down and enjoy a delicious and authentic Spanish meal with the whole team.
  • Vegetarian paella is also available, made with fresh vegetables from Valencian farms.
  • Bottomless cold drinks, coffee and desserts are all included.
  • The chefs ensure that you participate and make the delicious paella your own.

Uncover hidden clues to escape the room

  • Specific room escapes that improve essential teamwork skills.
  • Escape rooms are the best way to get out of the office routine.
  • Teams have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and escape.
  • The venue can accommodate up to 25 players simultaneously.
  • Attempt five themed rooms with unique puzzles and challenges.
  • The experienced gamemasters extract the full potential of your team, offering assistance only when strictly necessary.

Learn to SUP on the calm waters surrounding Valencia

  • SUP courses are adapted to your needs at all times. 
  • The paddle surf initiation class lasts an hour and a half and is always done in calm waters.
  • Participants are provided with all the necessary SUP materials.
  • Support boats are always on hand to ensure your session runs smoothly.
  • Learn essential SUP techniques with guidance from certified instructors.
  • After learning the basics, challenge your colleagues to a SUP relay race!

Pedal through the city on a bike tour

  • Bike rides plus sunny Valencia equals the perfect recipe for an amazing team-building experience. 
  • A bike tour is an ideal way to gather a first impression of the city. 
  • Passing by the most important attractions and getting one’s bearings, you’ll visit the Turia Gardens, the historic centre, the City of Arts and Sciences and learn many intriguing facts along the way.
  • Groups are accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide.
  • Tours can last between two and three hours.
  • Bikes tours can be tailored according to your needs.

Sample succulent Spanish wines

  • Sample the best wine flavours from the region’s most prolific winemakers.
  • The guides provide interesting insight into the production of local wines.
  • A truly enjoyable wine-tasting event at this cosy and well-decorated venue.
  • The staff are friendly and extremely knowledgeable.
  • Guests can purchase wines from the on-site store after the tasting.
  • Complement the wines with delicious a selection of tasty tapas.

Enjoy the beaches of Valencia with a kayak tour

  • There is no better way to enjoy the beaches of Valencia than a kayak tour.
  • Self-emptying kayaks provide a safe and comfortable kayaking experience.
  • The experienced instructors help you and will explain the best tricks to handle the kayak.
  • A journey from a purely cosmopolitan location to one of the most outstanding natural areas of Valencia, the Malvarrosa.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views and colourful wildlife.
  • All of the kayaking equipment is clean and well maintained.

Eliminate the enemy at the paintball arena

  • The 4,000-square-metre paintball facility is comprised of three maps with unique environments.
  • The maps are made up of trenches, sniper booths, abandoned cars, buses, mounds of sand and more.
  • The facility is complete with free parking, changing rooms with shower and toilet, and a 200-square-metre covered terrace.
  • Go head-to-head in a thrilling series of game modes.
  • Paintball sessions don’t have a time limit but typically last approximately two hours.
  • Players are provided with all the necessary paintballing equipment.

Take to the skies in a hot-air balloon

  • An ideal group activity for a milestone celebration. 
  • Celebrate company results, anniversary, fundraising round, or successful product launch during a hot air balloon experience with your colleagues.
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a unique and exclusive wicker basket or gondola, suitable for groups.
  • Suitable for groups of between 10 and 150 people.
  • Balloon flights last approximately 1 hour, depending on weather conditions.

Learn to throw axes with experienced instructors

  • Learn the coveted art of axe throwing with tuition from experienced instructors.
  • Axe-throwing sessions typically last approximately two hours.
  • Learn to throw various types of axes and take part in unique competitions.
  • A great team-building activity that’s fun for all ages.
  • The hosts create a light-hearted yet safe environment.
  • The staff speak both English and Spanish.

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