Gran Reserva Bike & Wine Tour
Beautiful safe bike routes, designer wineries and excellent traditional cuisine in Spain's most innovative wine region, DO Penedès.
We are very pleased to present our exclusive private day tours and weekends through the Mediterranean wine country of Penedès and Southern Catalunya, just 1 hour from Barcelona city.
You traverse the gentle hills and back roads of Penedes wine country by bike, with local expert guide Paddy Mannion. You’ll visit prestigious family owned boutique wineries, eat in gorgeous traditional “Masias” (Catalan Villas) and enjoy superb scenery and relaxing non-strenuous exercise.
You’ll return from this cycling wine tour with lots of beautiful memories of your private Catalan wine country tour.
Gran Reserva Bike & Wine Tour Program (Sample tour)
8.00: Transfer from accommodation to Penedès.
9.00: Traditional Catalan breakfast at the Café de la Plaza, Sant Sadurni or in Sant Pau d'Ordal overlooking Penedès. Treats include Botifarra sausage, locally produced artisan cheeses and olive oils, pastries served with Café con Leche, or relax and join the locals for a glass of sparkling Cava if you prefer.
10.00: VIP winery visit, to an exclusive boutique Cava winery, producing some of the finest Cava. You’ll visit the cellars full of the wooden pyramids called “Pupitres” where the Cavas are “riddled” before “degorgement”. Private tour, fun and informative tasting.
12:00-13:30 Bike from first winery to lunch
13:30-14:30 Enjoy a gourmet Catalan lunch . a selection of typical dishes, fava beans, iberian ham, Xato salads drizzled with romesco sauce, roast red peppers followed by slow cooked duck with pine nut and prunes, Penedès rooster and wild mushrooms accompanied by the best local wines and aperatifs.
14:30-15:00- Cycle to the second winery of the day, or travel by comfortable Mercedes.
15:00- 17:00 Arrive to second winery. VIP private walking tour of the lovely vineyards, followed by a tour of the barriques, cellars and an excellent wine tasting
17:00-18:00 Transfer back to your Barcelona accommodation.
This will conclude one of the most informative, luxurious and fun wine tours you could hope to experience.