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Catalonia Tour & Barcelona Self-Guided or Guided 


Ride The Scenic and Cultural Route of Catalonia to Barcelona

Cycloroute in one week in which you will discover the inland of Catalonia, passing  along the Way of Saint James of Catalonia, and arriving at Barcelona. You will cross beautiful landscapes, forests, vineyards and natural parks. You will also visit a large number of Romanesque churches, medieval cities, rural and industrial heritage and the most important Romanesque monastery in Catalonia, Montserrat. Your route finishes in Barcelona city, with spectacular views of the coast and the inlands. Throughout the trip, you have the opportunity to enjoy the rich Spanish gastronomy, with traditional regional cuisine.


 

Flight prices available from NeenanCycling. Call 0106079900 for details.

Cycling profile

Day 1. Welcome

We will transfer you from the airport to the hotel in Set Cases, where you will stay for the first night. We will hold the orientation session, where your bike will be specially fitted for you and you’ll be presented with all the documentation and things you need for your trip.

After the session, it is time to take a walk around the beautiful stone village.

Day 2. Catalonia countryside

Distance: 41km

After breakfast, you will start your tour along small, quiet country paths, which allow you to experience the rural part of Catalonia. After reaching Collsuspina on a secondary road, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch and to have a beer. After the break, you will continue through very quiet rural paths until reaching your accommodation.


After the session, it is time to take a walk around the beautiful city of Vic.

Day 3. To the Vineyards

Distance: 41km

Today’s route will take you along the best known and the oldest tourist trail throughout Europe, the Camino of Santiago (the Way of Saint James). After reaching Santa Maria de l’Estany, with a fantastic Romanesque Monastery, the route will offer you great views of the Pyrenees and Catalonia meadows.



Day 4. Way of Saint James

Distance: 34 km

Throughout this day, you will see Montserrat in the distance as you approach it by the Way of Saint James. The route starts down by the Llobregat River, where you have the opportunity to see one of the rural jewels of Catalonia, the “tinas” (rural constructions for wine). Then, the route starts to climb, looking for the mountain of Montserrat, through forest paths until reaching the Monastery. Accommodation in front of Montserrat Monastery.


Day 5. Back to Modernism

Distance: 36 km

The route today has plenty of contrasts and allows you to discover the industrial past of the Barcelona region. With Montserrat near you, you will go down the Llobregat River following the traces of industrial heritage, until the Colonia Sedó. Your journey continue on secondary roads that lead to Terrassa, where you will rest. We recommend you to visit the Modernist heritage of Terrassa.

Day 6.Meadows and beach

Distance: 39 km

The last and the easiest day of the trail, you will pass through some of Europe’s most unique monuments, la Seu d’Egara in Terrassa, the Romanesque Monastery of Sant Cugat… but the most surprising thing is the entrance to Barcelona through Collserola Park. Come and see the spectacular views of Barcelona, surrounded by hills and with the sea on the horizon!


Day 7. Barcelona (optional)

Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe; the city offers a large range of options for entertainment and culture that include museums, galleries, theatres, palaces, clubs and nightlife. It is for sure that Barcelona will satisfy all your requirements during your trip to this vacation spot.

City bike tour: You will ride to the most important sights of Barcelona: the Gothic Quarter with the cathedral, the Old Harbour with the statue of Columbus, the Ciutadella Park, the Sagrada Familia, the Olimpic Port and Gaudi´s fabulous monuments.


Day 8. Barcelona

Free day in Barcelona and transfer to the airport or the departure point.


Accommodation

Hotels available vary from 2 star to 4 star, to book your hotel please call 01 6079900


Bike Information

If you don’t wish to travel with your bike, you can rent a bike from us. Our bikes are all fully equipped with pannier rack, pannier bag, lock, inner tube, pump, toolkit and computer.

Rental bike: 98€

Rental ebike: 205€




When to Travel 

Departure all year round. Recommended from March to November.

 


Price

SELF-GUIDED PRICES


SELF-GUIDED 7 DAYS

B&B: 695€ per person double room

Supplement Half-board: 180€ per person double room

Single supplement: 220€

The price includes:

  • Welcome meeting by a local guide speaking English or French
  • B&B or Half-Board with nightly meals (with water and wine)
  • Accommodation (rural hotel, 3*and 4* hotels)
  • Gps with everyday tracks and maps for every day
  • All the tourist information about the route
  • A telephone number in case of any problems
  • The transport of belongings between overnight stays
  • Transfer from Barcelona airport or city to Vic the first day

The price does not include:

  • Flights
  • Drinks
  • Transfer to Barcelona airport or Girona airport the last day

Barcelona extension supplement, extra day biking:

1 extra day biking: 100€ double room

The price includes:

  • 1 B&B accommodation in 4* hotel
  • Rental bike
  • GPS
  • Maps

 


GUIDED PRICES


 

Minimum 2 people

2-3 people: 2100€ per person double room 

4-5 people: 1670€ per person double room 

6-7 people: 1250€ per person double room

+8 people: 1100€ per person double room 

Supplement single room: 220€

The price includes:

  • Transfer from/to Barcelona or Girona airport
  • Welcome meeting by a local guide speaking English or French
  • Guide speaking English or French (1 guide for every 12 riders)
  • 6 nights accommodation (rural hotels, 2* – 3* and 4* hotels)
  • 6 nightly meals
  • 5 lunch (picnic or restaurant)
  • Snacks, water and energy bars during the rides
  • Van assistance during the rides
  • The transport of belongings between overnight stays
  • All the tourist information about the route

The price does not include:

  • Flights
  • Drinks
  • Rental Bike (95€) 

 

Barcelona extension supplement, 1 extra day biking:  

2-3 people: 250€ per person double room 

4-5 people: 200€ per person double room 

6-7 people: 175€ per person double room

+8 people: 125€ per person double room 

The price includes:

  • Guide
  • 1 night B&B accommodation in 4* Hotel
  • Rental bike
  • GPS
  • Maps

 

Travel Information

Arrive to Barcelona or Girona Airport. Collection can also be arranged from Barcelona Bus Station


Tour Highlights

  • Medieval village of Vic
  • Montserrat Monastery and natural park
  • Wine Tasting in a family and historic cellar
  • Barcelona
 
 

 


Activity Levels


Activity Levels range from Leisurely to Tough, the grading takes into account the daily cycling distances and terrain, as well as any technical riding skill required. We also consider the number of cycling days as there can be a cumulative affect from tiredness on a longer trip and the type of accommodation used, as this can also influence your day to day recovery.

If you are in any doubt, please give us a call on +353-1-607 9900 or email us.


Activity level 1 - Leisurely Activity level 1: Leisurely

If you can ride a bike and enjoy gentle exercise, these are an ideal introduction to a cycling holiday. No routes are entirely flat, so expect some short climbs and descents. Maximum daily height gain is approximately 250 metres and daily distances rarely exceed 50kms (32 miles), any longer days are often optional.


Activity level 3 - Moderate Activity level 3: Moderate

Most people who enjoy a weekend riding at home will enjoy a Moderate trip. You need to be in good health and reasonably fit. Ideal for occasional cyclists, or as a more relaxed trip for fitter riders. Moderate off-road trips require no previous experience. Distances rarely exceed 70kms (43 miles) per day.


Activity level 5 - Challenging Activity level 5: Challenging

For any ride at this level, fitness is important. Challenging trips require confidence in your ability and physical condition. They are equivalent to an extended period of cycling at home. Previous mountain biking experience is essential for Challenging off road trips as they will involve some technical riding.


Activity level 7 - Tough Activity level 7: Tough

Previous experience of the cycling style or surface is a must as these routes have long cycling days and tougher terrain on both road and off road trips. You need complete confidence in your fitness and technical ability to cope with difficult or steep terrain, rough surfaces and longer distances. Ideal for those seeking a challenge!


Split grades

In order to provide more accuracy, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or ‘split’ grade, for example 2: Leisurely/Moderate.


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