Bike & Wine short breaks

Quiet back roads link the small villages of Alt Penedès, the most innovative wine region of Spain. You will be travelling through one of the truly undiscovered parts of Spain with a wealth of nature, history and culture.
You stay in comfortable farmhouses and townhouses close to the vineyards and bodegas. Cycling is easy going with plenty of breaks to absorb the atmosphere and some of the local brews. We use fully equipped Decathlon b-Twin tour bikes. Lunch is in small village restaurants. You will have a variety of interesting options for dinner after a days cycling.

Day to Day at a glance:
Day 1 arrive in Penedès, bike fitting and settle into accommodation
Day 2 The Wine & Cava routes of Alt Penedès 20/40km
Day 3 Penedès Surf & Turf, from Alt Penedès to Sitges and the Mediterranean, 50km

Day 1 Arrive in Vilafranca del Penedès, transfer to accommodation, bike fitting.
spend your first evening settling in and getting to know your surroundings.

Day 2
The Wine & Cava routes of Alt Penedès 20/40km (sample tour)
9.00 Breakfast at accommodation
10.00 Cycle to El Pla del Penedès
11.00 Visit & Tasting Cavas Nadal, excellent reserva Cavas and white wines
12.00 Cycle to Sant Marti Sarroca
Visit Romanic Church and castle of Sant Marti Sarroca
14.00 Lunch at small village restaurant
Cycle to Pacs del Penedès
16.00 Visit Pares Balta winery, award winning high concentration wines
Cycle to accommodation,

Main attractions: Romanic/ Medieval castle and church of Sant Marti Sarroca, the Castellers of Vilafranca (human towers), the wine museum of Vilafranca, small village fiesta majors.

Day 3 Surf & Turf Alt Penedès to Sitges / Mediterranean, 50 km
This beautiful cycle takes us down and around the base of the Mermerlar mountains to Bodegas Torres, 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. After lunch we cycle to Vilanova and Can Ramon Winery for an immersion in the unique wines of Manel Aviño. Then we cycle to Sant Pere de Ribes and Sitges, the romantic jewel in the crown of Barcelona, 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.

9.00 Cycle Torrelles de Foix to Sant Marti Sarroca and Pacs del Penedès
11.00 Visit and taste at Bodegas Torres
12.00 Cycle to Romanesque church, Santa Esteve, lake and castle of Castellet,
13.30 Lunch at village restaurant Cal Barretet, Castellet
15.00 Cycle to Vilanova i la Geltru beach, swim
14.00 Visit Viticultors de Montgros, unique Xarello and Sumoll varietal wines
17.30 Visit Sitges, artistic town, boutiques,
19.00 Tour concludes. Stay in Sitges or catch train / transfer to Barcelona

Main attractions: Romanesque church and castle Castellet i la Gornal, Vilanova beaches, Romantic and modernist Sitges, shopping, seafood restaurants.

Please note
On Sunday, winery visits are before lunch only
El Molí reserves the right to change times and itineries.

The booking of this tour is arranged through our participating Travel Agents
Spanish Trails Adventures
Euro Adventures Tours

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