Barcelona Wine and CavaDuration: 6 Days / 6 Nights Location: Barcelona Type: Self Guided Touring Bike Level: 2 Average / Day: 31 Km - 19 Miles When?: All year round Minimum: 2 From price: 546 €
The Landscape usually marks the identity of a territory. In the Penedès the vineyards are by no doubt the main element that sculpture the landscape, the culture and the economy of the area. It is a unique landscape between Barcelona and Tarragona and its boundaries are the Mountains and the Sea.
Penedès is a wine-producing region having a Spanish Denominació d’Origen. The area is framed by Montserrat, Garraf and Prades. Considered one of the country’s best wine-producing regions after La Rioja, it is also one of the most ancient viticulture areas in Europe. Better known for its Cava production, a sparkling wine, by companies like Freixenet.
The Foix Reservoir which holds water from the river of the same name, is in the southernmost part of the El Penedès depression it covers an area of 2,900 hectares.
Comarruga and Costa Dorada. The warm water coming out in Comarruga were declared medicinal by the Royal Academy of Medicine in Barcelona in 1892.
Santa Martí Sarroca is a jewel of European Romanesque. The Romanic monumetal conjunct of the Church and the castle of Sant Martí Sarroca is situated strategically on top of the hill of La Roca, and is considered of a National interest. From the X & XII century.
La Giralda de l’Arboç is a Replica of the Giralda (in Sevilla – Andalucia). It was built between 1899 and 1907. In the interior can be found a reproduction of the internal “patio” de los leones of the Alhambra in Granada.
Bodegas Torres‘ headquarters in Vilafranca del Penedès are the roots of a great dream that has grown right from day one. Enjoy an unforgettable visit to the wineries. Try the wines produced there, soak up the nature and relax while enjoying the world of wine.
Sant Sadurní d’Anoia and Freixenet A town known for its high concentration of cava producing companies. There are over 80 of these in the town The exterior architecture of some of them is of great beauty and they are all characterised by the underground landscape they make up, kilometre on kilometre of cellars, lined with bottles resting there in the silent darkness.
Sitges is a privileged enclave on the Mediterranean coast, protected by the Garraf’s Parc mountains, Sitges has an excellent microclimate that allows you to enjoy this beautiful coastal town. Throughout the year there are countless events, such as the International Film Festival, Carnival, local festivities, Theatre Festival, Vintage, Gay Pride, concerts and more. Its cultural and artistic, its extensive and varied range of activities throughout the year, justify a visit, which promises to be unforgettable.
Day 1. Barcelona to St. Sadurní
The first day is a non-riding day. Though we don’t include the previous night, you will need to be in Barcelona the night before as we will do a private tour orientation meeting with you with a glass of wine and go over the tour and set up your bikes..
After breakfast you can take the train or by van (extra) to your hotel at St. Sadurní. During this day you will have free time to visit the town, to do a guided visit in Cava Freixenet and a visit to a local Chocolate producer Simon COLL. These visits are at 10:30 or 11am and then 2 or 3pm. We will give you a walking itinerary for the town.
Day 2. St. Sadurní to Vilobí
34 km – 450 m
21 miles – 1476 feet
From St. Sadurní you will ride to Cava Codorniu, a must stop to have a look at its modernist building. Riding along the vines overlooking the famous Montserrat Mountain to reach St.Jaume ses Oliveres, a good place to stop for a rest before the climb. Continue through a quite road to Vilobí del Penedes where you will stay for the night in a unique catalan house. Dinner included at hotel.
Day 3. Loop around Vilobí
29 km – 260 m
18 miles – 853 feet
Today is a circular route that will lead you to The Torres Winery. From your hotel you will ride to St. Martí Sarroca through the old village’s centre and the Romanic monumental conjunct of the Church and the castle. Arriving to Torres leave your bikes in favour of a walking guided tour. A longer loop ride of 42 km is available. Return to your same hotel for another included dinner tonight.
Day 4. Vilobí to Comarruga
40 km – 150 m
25 miles – 492 feet
In this stage you will leave the Alt Penedés to arrive to the sea. The first highlight of the day will be in Arboç. You are not in Sevilla… you are in Tarragona Province, by the entrance of the village stands a beautiful “replica” of the Giralda. Make sure to have your swimming suit ready, so you can finish this stage dipping in the water of the Mediterranean sea. Your Hotel is in the Thermal village of Comarruga, where you can relax in the Spa.
Day 5. Comarruga to Vilafranca
47 km – 404 m
29 miles – 1325 feet
Enjoy the morning Mediterranean breeze during the first 10 km riding along the coast. You will connect the long beaches from Comarruga to Vilanova. This is where you will go back inland in your way to the Foix Lake. The hotel in Vilafranca is located in the town center. Do not miss the visit to the wine museum, or maybe to witness the “Castellers” (catalan human towers) rehearsal.
Day 6. Vilafranca to Sitges
27 km – 174 m
17 miles – 570 feet
This tour will have its perfect ending by the beautiful and famous seaside village of Sitges. A very quiet ride will take you again to the see riding through vineyards and small towns. A perfect ending for this tour could be to have a nice “paella” for dinner in a restaurant by the sea boulevard.
INCLUDED in the price
- 6 night's accommodations including breakfast.
- 2 dinners in Vilobi
- Welcome orientation in our shop in Barcelona
- Guided visit to Cava Freixenet, Simon Coll Chocolate and Bodegas Torres
- Maps and cue sheets to help you follow the tour.
- 1 GPS per group with the daily preloaded routes.
- Daily Emergency Telephone assistance.
- All taxes.
NOT INCLUDED in the price
- Lunches during the tour.
- Rest of dinners during the tour.
- Transport from and to Barcelona.
- Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel.
- Bike Rental
|Double Occupancy in Mar-Apr-Oct||546 €/person|
|Double Occupancy in May-Jun||561 €/person|
|Double Occupancy in Jul-Ago-Sep||625 €/person|
|Single Supplement||216 €/person|
OPTIONAL extras per person
|6 days Hybrid Bike Rental||90 €/person|
|6 days Electric Bike Rental||150 €/person|
|Set of back panniers||32 €/person|
OPTIONAL extras per group
|Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel||€/group|
|Transfer from Barcelona to St. Sadurni||€/group|
|Transfer from Sitges to Barcelona||€/group|