Biking Penedès, Vilafranca del Penedès


Vilafranca del Penedes history, culture and wine route, safe, scenic, short route around the wine capital of Penedès to Pacs del Penedes (7 km)

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km..............Vilafranca del Penedès – Pacs del Penedès – Can lleo – Vilafranca 14 km
0.................Meet at Bar Nou Tanins, Plaza Estació outside Vilafranca del Penedès train station
................ ..exit plaza del Estació, pass Restaurant Casa Juana
+200mts....Traffic lights, Barcelona / Tarragona road
................ ..turn left
+100mts....2nd traffic lightsJunction, (Rambles Nostra Senyora, straight ahead,)
..................Caixa Penedes offices on right
..................turn right (after Bang & Olfsen shop)
..................enter pedestrian street C/Parellada (important white wine variety)
..................straight on all the way
1................ .Plaça Constitució
................ ..Plaça del Vall del Castell
................ ..Pass Italian pasta shop, casal del Festa Major, on right
................ ..Take next right turn, C/ de Sant Pau, just before Plaça Oli,
................ ..Straight down, pass Cycles Monjos bike shop on left
................ ..Go straight on into country,
2................ .x roads after farmhouse at park
................ ..turn left, aim for gap in mountain
................ ..climb 500 mts
3................ .x top of hill, bear left/straight
................ ..descend, pass Pastorman dog shelter
4................ .x roads (left Torres, right Les Cabanyes, la Granada)
................ ..go straight
................ ..pass romanic church Sant Genis
................ ..cross bridge
................ ..Pacs del Penedès
................ ..x roads (right, La Xarmada & Loxarel wineries, Vilobi,)
................ ..cross/left & right follow Cami Salinar
+ 50 mts...........x roads (right into Pacs old centre, El Raco del Pacs, Rural Acc.)
................ ..go straight
5................ .Cavas Colet winery
6................ .Pares Balta winery, go around and left, olive tree avenue,
................ ..x main Vila / Sant Marti road
................ ..cross, go straight dir. Can Lleo
................ ..climb 500 mts
7................ .x Can Lleo, big house and church,
................ ..turn left into woods
................ ..pass Tennis club,
8................ .pass Escola de Ball de Salo / Pla de Cavalls
9................ .x roads signpost (cruella molt perillosa)
................ ..go straight, Serra de Dalt
10................ x roads, Torres goods entrance on right
................ ..go straight on
11................ Bodegas Torres visitor reception area, lock bikes against trees near lake
................ ..to continue to Vilafranca exit visitor centre
................ ..x roads (Els Monjos - Pacs)
................ ..turn left
+200 mts...........x roads, Sant Marti - Vilafranca main road. gravel lane on right
12................ turn right onto gravel lane
14................ Vilafranca swimming pools and sports area,
................ ..(Mas Tinnel and Vilafranca Coop winery on other side of Sant Marti - Vilafranca main road)
................ ..follow footpaths into old quarter of Vilafranca
16................ enter Plaça del Oli, Plaça Jaume 1, Vinseum (wine museum)
................ ..pass Santa Maria cathederal on left, follow C/Santa Maria
................ ..enter Plaça de la Vila / Plaça més Casteller, Tourist office
................ ..continue along C/Sant Joan
13................ x roads Barcelona / Tarragona road
................ ..cross and go straight on
................ ..(first left for Catania sweets shop )
................ ..Mascaro winery, C/Casal 9
................ ..x C/Amalia Soler (barrel workshop Boteria Torner on right)
................ ..turn left for Vilafranca train station.
14................ train Station Plaça del Estació.
................ ..Va de Vins wine shop for Penedès wines and snacks
................ ..Lock bikes to railings beside Va de Vins, Camara de Comerç
................ ..leave keys in Va de Vins wine shop, Copiflash printers (5 doors up) or el Bota del Raco (opp. Station entrance)
................ ..Bodegas Pinord winery, just behind train station, C/ Doctor Pasteur.

................ ..Bodegas Pinord, Vilafranca www.pinord.com 93 890 30 66
................ ..Mascaro, Vilafranca www.mascaro.es 93 890 16 28
................ ..Mas Tinnel, Vilafranca www.mastinell.com 938 170 586
................ ..Bodegas Torres, Pacs www.torres.es/eng/ 93 817 74 87
................ ..La Xarmada, Pacs www.laxarmada.com 93 817 12 37
................ ..Caves Colet, Pacs www.coletcava.com 93 817 08 09
................ ..Parés Baltà, Pacs www.paresbalta.com93 890 13 99
................ ..Loxarel, Pacs www.loxarel.com 93 897 80 01

................ ..Restaurants Vilafranca, www.turismevilafranca.com/es/index.asp?web=gastronomia
................ ..Cal Ton, Vilafranca 93 890 37 41
................ ..Casa Juana, Vilafranca 93 890 31 71
................ ..La Fabrica, Vilafranca 93 817 15 38
................ ..La Trebbia, Vilafranca 93 817 13 99

................ ..Allotjament
................ ..Masies del Penedès www.masiesdelpenedes.com
................ ..El Racó, Pacs, http://perso.wanadoo.es/elraco_pacs/ Maria 93 817 34 78

................ ..Map of Vilafranca - Pacs del Penedès, safe scenic routes are marked
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