One of the best things about Iași is that nature is really close by. Lakes, forests, hills, trails and villages are all around and you can walk to them or take a short bus ride.
If you love tennis, head on to Leo Tennis Club in the north part of the city. The fields are really well maintained and there are plenty of them, so there is a big chance you find open spots. The prices range between 20 to 35 Lei per hour for the outdoor and 50 to 75 for the indoor.
The Repedea Hill has a natural climbing rock where you can practice and it’s great, but if you don’t the equipment on you, Climb Again is an indoor climbing space that has everything you need. The walls are well kepts and it’s really suitable for kids too.
You can also rent kayaks from Eager Beaver, a friendly team of passionate people who love water and campfires. Head on north to the Dorobanț lake but call first, as they organize on-demand lessons and trips.
In the Bucium area there is a magical place called Hamak. They have accomodation in wooden houses, a restaurant, stable, bow shooting range, an adventure park and much more. Head south towards the Bârnova village. The place is located in a meadow surrounded by the forest on three sides. If you want to go somewhere closer to the city, Ciric Forest and Lake is right near the airport, a very short bus ride from the city center. With restaurants, bars, pools, barbeque areas and hydro bikes, Ciric is a location of choice for many locals. There are also tennis field near by, but you have to bring your own equipment.
There are many more businesses that offer outdoor sports experiences and even more spots where you can hike in the wonderful forests and hill. Discover them all and you won’t forget Iași.