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Southern Catalunya Bike and Wine Country Mini-break Tour


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ProductID: 1020

Type: Scheduled Group Tour

Country: Spain

Theme: Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures

Region: Catalonia

Group Size: 2+ People

Start City: Barcelona

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Lodging: Wine Country Rural Hotels

Penedes Wine Country Weekend Bike Tours
Deserted back roads link the small villages of Southern Catalunya and provide a window into the unique world and way of life of historic wine country.

You stay in comfortable casas rurales, some of them are snug, some are enormous, all are close to the land.

Easy going cycling with plenty of breaks to absorb the atmosphere and perhaps a wine or two, with a variety of interesting options for lunch.

Penedes Wine Country Weekend Bike Tours
Alt Penedès, Barcelona´s quiet back garden and our base for the last 11 years. Rolling roads and lanes through the vineyards and wineries of the most innovative wine region of Spain. Vilafranca del Penedès in the centre of the valley is a busy market town and hosts the largest farmers market in Catalunya. Vilafranca is also home to the Castellers Verds, The human tower champions of Catalunya.

Penedes Wine Country Weekend Bike Tours
The valleys of Penedès and La Conca de Barbera are crisscrossed by quiet lanes and ancient trade routes that have been by passed by modern roads. The landscape is rolling with very few obstacles. You will be traveling through one of the truly undiscovered parts of Spain with a wealth of nature, history and culture. We use fully equipped Decathlon b-Twin tour bikes on well paved minor roads. New laws introduced in 2005 make helmets compulsory on public roads in Spain.

Day by Day Itinerary:
3 Days / 2 Nights

DAY 1:
Arrive in Penedès
- Pick up at Barcelona airport/hotel and transfer to Alt Penedes accommodation
- Leave the airports and cities behind. We recommend you spend your first evening getting to know your accommodation and surroundings.
- In the evening we will have a bike fitting and orientation session at el Molí bike centre, Torrelles de Foix

DAY 2:
The Wine & Cava routes of Alt Penedès 20/40km
- 09:00AM: Breakfast at accommodation
- Cycle from Torrelles de Foix to Sant Marti Sarroca
- Visit Romanic Church and castle of Sant Marti
- Visit Romagoza Torne, Cava (sparkling wine) producer
- Cycle from Sant Marti Sarroca to Guardiola de Font Rubi
- Lunch at Restaurant Cal Pau Xich
- Cycle to Pacs del Penedès
- Visit Loxarel winery, Cava and award winning wines
- There are about 4 other wineries in Pac del Penedès
- Cycle to Sant Marti, Torrelles and accommodation
Main attractions: Romanic/ Medieval castle and church Sant Marti Sarroca, the Castellers of Vilafranca (human towers), the wine museum of Vilafranca, small village fiesta majors.
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DAY 3:
Mar i Montanya, Torrelles de Foix to Sitges 50 km
This is a very pleasant cycle down and around the base of the Mermerlar mountains to Parés Baltà, one of the most innovative quality wineries of Penedès. After your visit you will cross Penedès to the Foix nature park for lunch beside the lake of Castellet. Then cycle down to Vilanova for a dip in the Mediterranean, you will then have a 6 km ride to Sitges. Sitges, the romantic jewel in the crown of Barcelona is home to dozens of seafood restaurants and small hotels. The narrow streets of this former fishing village are filled with quality boutiques and interesting small bars and cafès.
- 09:00AM: Cycle Torrelles de Foix to Sant Marti Sarroca and Pacs del Penedès
- 11:00AM: Visit and taste at high quality family winery
- 12:00PM: Cycle to XI C Santa Esteve, Romanesque church and to lake of Castellet, views of castle and lake
- 01:30PM: Lunch at restaurant Cal Barretet, Castellet
- 03:00PM: Cycle to Vilanova i la Geltru beach, swim
- 05:00PM: Cycle to Sitges, seafood restaurants, boutiques, artistic town
- Transfer back to Barcelona Airport or city centre if you plan to continue your trip
Main attractions: Romanesque church and castle Castellet i la Gornal, Vilanova beaches, Romantic Sitges, shopping, seafood restaurants.
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