Madrid Kayak Polo

Up the creek but with a paddle

  • 1130: Pick up time at hotel
  • 1200: Begin kayak polo
  • 1400: A quick beer at the lakeside bar?
  • 1500: Back at the hotel!
  • Short trip from central Madrid with Public transport (included in price) to nearby park for kayaking.
  • Guide + instructor. 1-5 hours of competitive (and hilarious) kayak polo.
  • Return public transport with guide.
  • You need your swim suit!
  • Available Fridays and Saturday till midday only
  • Drinks and snacks available on-site
  • Combines well with a visit to the nearby Swimming Pool (ask us)
Madrid Stag Do Ideas

Madrid Kayak with goals

Bring a competitive edge to Kayaking in Madrid. You’ll play a game of polo from kayaks and have an enormous laugh trying to balance in the water. With our Madrid kayak activity, if you are the stag, you can expect to be ducked a few times, or maybe even tackled by a duck or two.

This version of kayaking causes a big splash with all of our groups. The more the game absorbs you, and the more water your clothing absorbs, the less you remember to keep your balance….and at the end only a few brave (and lucky) souls may remain dry.

Our kayaking experience is played in the sports lake of a the elegant Casa de Campo park near central Madrid, with its spectacular views of the Old Town of Madrid. It’s a quick trip and a good place to sit around having a beer in the sunshine afterwards. Our guide will make a few suggestions in that line.

Amphibious duffers delight – some tips:

  • Although relatively rare un the UK, Kayak polo is a serious sport with a World Championship and an agenda to be included in the Olympics
  • It could be described as a combination of basketball, water polo and canoeing. There are usually 2 teams of 5 players (we’ll adapt that to suite your group size) – using kayaks of approx 3 metres length.
  • The objective is to score more goals than the other team (and to be less water-logged…). You score in basketball-type goals elevated above the water.
  • The good news for relatively initiated groups is that the canoes are great for shielding the ball, and you’ll be glad to hear you can “stick your oar in”  – you can pass using your hands, or the oars.
  • However, the bad news for the amphibious duffers among you, is that you’re gonna get well wet….
  • Max possession is of the ball is 5 seconds, at which point many players of dubious skill levels tend to propel the ball “up the pitch” and give chase – a tactic a waterborne Roy Hodgson might well approve of…
  • All in all an easy activity for your hen or stag group to get to grips with – both gals and geysers will have a whale of a time!

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