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Spain
  • 8 days/ 7 nights
  • Next Departure: Sep 21, 2014
  • From $3,998 / person
  • ($580 single supplement)

Art, wine, adventure and stunning scenery greet you on this eight-day Spain bike tour through Catalonia with Austin Adventures.

  • Biking
  • Cultural
  • Wine / Gourmet

Activity Level: Moderately Easy

About
This Tour

Retrace the footsteps of Picasso, Dalí, and Miró as you pedal your way from the Pyrenees Mountains to the Mediterranean shore of the Costa Brava, soaking up Catalonia's rich artistic legacy, spectacular scenery, and fabulous food along the way.

  • Cycle the gentle Via Verde in the Pyrenees en route to the Romanesque Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria
  • Bike fertile fields to the bay-side town of Sant Feliu de Guixols on the Costa Brava
  • Visit the mansion Salvador Dalí bought and decorated for his wife, Gala in Púbol
  • Sample tapas and local cava in Sant Sadurni d'Anoia
  • Bike the secluded Via Verde to Anglès, the ‘city of a thousand sieges’
  • Pedal postcard-perfect wine country, pausing at Sant Marti Sarroca church for a picnic lunch overlooking the village below
  • Relax on a castle terrace before enjoying a traditional Catalan feast at the Hotel Castell d’Empordà
Woman biking
Photo: Woman biking

Our tour was incredibly well-organized with a team of guides who were truly, unbelievably great.

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Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

8 days/ 7 nights

Barcelona, Spain (BCE)

  • Day 1: Olot
  • Day 2: Girona
  • Day 3: Girona
  • Day 4: La Bisbal d'Empordà
  • Day 5: La Bisbal d'Empordà
  • Day 6: Vilafranca del Penedès
  • Day 7: Vilafranca del Penedès
  • Day 8: Barcelona

Nights 1 & 2: Hotel Riu Olot

A modern hotel within walking distance of the historic town center, with nice views of the surrounding mountains and volcanic hills. The Hotel Riu Olot is located in Olot-Girona, surrounded by mountains, sensational valleys and panoramic views. Just 5 minutes from the national park of the volcanic region of Garrotxa and only 3 minutes from the city center, this hotel is the ideal place for enjoying nature and calmness, not to mention the hotel’s excellent quality and service.

Nights 3 & 4: Hotel Ciutat de Girona

Centrally located in the commercial part of town, this hotel is perfect for exploring this medieval town center across the river and the famous landmarks including the Walls of Girona, Fira de Girona, and the Castle of Montjuic. Modern, yet comfortable, this four-star hotel is an outstanding choice for those visiting the historically rich, charming town of Girona.
h4>Nights 5 & 6: Hotel Castell d’Empordà

This medieval castle with modern additions is surrounded by a park. The Castell d’Empordà is now a luxurious four-star hotel fully satisfying all the requirements of the 21st century. Comfortable, tastefully decorated rooms. Amenities include a gourmet restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and terraces.

Nights 6 & 7: Hotel Casa Torner i Güell

Located in the historic town center of Vilafranca, this boutique hotel is housed in a majestic building dating to 1884. It boasts modern-design rooms with top-quality furniture and state-of-the-art bath rooms.

Dates, Rates
& Details

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  • 8 days/ 7 nights
  • Next Departure: Sep 21, 2014
  • From $3,998 / person
  • ($580 single supplement)

Departure Dates

  • Sep 21 2014

A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. There is lots of history in Spain! Throughout history the Iberians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Celts, Basques, and the Moors have settled in Spain.
  • 2. At Austin Adventures we appreciate explorers and the Spanish have had more than a few important ones. The first European men to see California, Antarctica, the Pacific Ocean, and to circumvent the globe were all Spaniards. Christopher Columbus was not only not the first European to land on the Americas (Leif Ericson), he also wasn’t a Spaniard (Italian, though commissioned by the Queen of Spain).
  • 3. Spain has among the most diverse plant populations in Europe. During the last ice age, most of Europe was covered in glaciers but Spain was far enough south to avoid the ice so many plant species that were wiped out elsewhere, survived.
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