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Penedes walking tour from Barcelona

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A fantastic walking/cycling independent tour to enjoy the beautiful wine region of Penedés, its delicious gastronomy, and amazing wines. The itinerary is a moderately-rated walking/cycling tour consisting of daily routes of approximately 17 kilometers. You will walk amongst the beautiful vineyards that produce the well-known wines of this region and admire the landscapes of Catalonia. Walk through small villages, castles, and old vineyards, visit lovely wineries, stay in charming family-run hotels and enjoy the best local gastronomy. Being less than an hour from Barcelona, this relaxed tour through Penedés makes a perfect addition to your tri

Highlights

- The convenience of having your luggage transported for you

- Self-guided routes by bike/foot to discover stunning vineyard landscapes and picturesque towns and villages

- Discover the wine and cava of the Penedés wine region

- Sleep in charming quality hotels

- The possibility of arriving to Penedés by train from Barcelona

- Visit wineries that are full of character and symbolic of the wine region

Included

  • 3 nights accommodation in charming hotels of Penedés
  • 3 delicious hotel breakfasts
  • Luggage transport until the end of your walking tour
  • Guided visits of 2 fantastic wineries with wine tastings
  • 1 high quality Catalan 3-course lunch
  • 1 traditional quality dinner
  • 1 tasting menu dinner with local seasonal products
  • 1 picnic lunch to enjoy outdoors
  • A complete travel itinerary for your trip with detailed instructions for the walk, timings, and recommendations for things to see and do from our local experts

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Car rental (we can provide assistance to book a car for the duration of the trip)
  • Tour guide. This tour is self-guided and you will receive detailed instructions for the walking portion of the trip.
  • Airport transfers to and from the airport (we can offer this additional service on request, please contact us)
  • Drinks or wines not in the ´Included section´, or hotel minibar access
  • Trip insurance
  • Anything not expressly listed in the ´Included´ section

Please Note

Price of the tour
95% of the time the price quoted for the tour will be as on the tour page. However, in Spain there are a number of special festivals and holidays which may raise the price of certain local services, such as Easter, the Festival of San Mateo or San Fermines, etc. If you would like to make your reservation over some of these dates, this may mean that the given price may change. It would be a good idea to check your dates with us first or make your reservation in advance.

How do I make my reservation?
To make your reservation contact us. We will require a 15% deposit to hold your reservation.The remaining amount can be paid when we send you your trip itinerary, or at least 30 days before the start of your trip.

I would like to do this trip, but I would like to make some changes
Absolutely, we would be happy to incorporate your preferences. Your reservation already includes 4 hours extra ´personalised tour design´ work by one of our advisors, which should be enough time to make reasonable changes to the itinerary (see Included/Not Included section above)

I would like to extend the trip and add another tour of yours that I like

Yes, of course, please get in contact us with us with your preferences. Additionally, if you add another tour to this tour, you will receive a 5% discount on the second tour.

Cancellation and changes policy

If cancelled more than 30 days before the trip starts, 15% of the total trip price will be deducted to account for tour organisation and administration costs. If cancelled less than 30 days to the trip start date, a 30% fee will be deducted. Trips cancelled 7 days or less before the trip start date are non-refundable. We recommend purchasing Travel Insurance.

Any change request made by the customer after already having booked and confirmed the dates of the trip may imply an additional administration fee of 5% and may also impact the overall trip price due to provider price changes. Cancellation of the trip may be necessary if date changes impact availability (in which case, the cancellation policy will apply).

Day 1: Route of 18 km (9 cycling 9 walking)

Your tour through Penedés starts in the small train station of Lavern-Subirats. You can easily arrive here by train from Barcelona. Penedés is the capital of cava, a sparkling wine that is mostly produced in Catalonia and that is produced similarly to champagne. Upon your arrival, you will receive an explanation of the first part of the tour which will be by bike. You will be given your comfortable electric bike with a GPS device for the first 9 kilometers of today’s route. With the help of your GPS, you will ride your bike through vineyards until you arrive at the winery we have selected for a visit and tasting. After a lovely tour of the winery and a taste of its delicious wines, you will continue your route on foot. A pleasant walk passing by the typical Catalan masias will bring you to the restaurant where your lunch is booked for today. After a delicious traditional lunch, you will continue your walk to your accommodation for the night, a relaxing hotel surrounded by vineyards. For dinner, you will enjoy a tasting menu with local seasonal products at your lovely hotel.

Day 2: Route of 16,5 km

Start your day with a delicious breakfast of sweet and savoury food to energize you for your walk today. Before leaving your hotel, don't forget to collect your picnic box
for lunch of quality local products. This morning calls for a change of scenery, from vineyards to other crops like vegetables, fruits, olive trees and almond trees. You will make your way to the Sanctuary of Foix and pass through tiny villages on your way. Once there, we recommend enjoying your picnic lunch on the top of mountain while enjoying incredible views. On your way down, you will walk through narrow forest paths and again through fields until you arrive at a waterfall near Torrelles de Foix. In Torrelles, you will rest and spend the night in a family-run hotel with a pleasant garden and fantastic views.

Day 3: Route of 17 km

After a typical Catalan breakfast complete with toast, olive oil, tomato, and sweets, you will start your last day of walking. Your first stop of the day will be to visit a castle in Sant Marti de Saroca. After crossing a mountain, you will come across a new vineyard landscape and make your way to one of the best known wineries of Penedés for a visit. At the winery, you will taste quality wines and learn about how wine is produced. After your winery visit, you will have lunch at a local restaurant surrounded by vineyards. Continue your walking route to Vilafranca de Penedes, the capital of the wine region. You will have time in the afternoon to explore the city center and make a visit to the Vinseum, the Catalan Wine Cultures Museum. Your hotel for tonight will be in Vilafranca.

Day 4: End of your stay in Penedés

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel after a lovely journey through Penedés. You will probably want to take the train back to Barcelona either to spend a few extra days exploring the city or to connect to your flight/train to your next destination in Spain.




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