Biking Vacations in Medieval Southern Catalunya
Variety is the spice of life
Southern Catalunya is one of the truly beautiful parts of Catalunya and Spain
with so much nature, history and culture. The area starts in Penedès wine country,
just south of Barcelona city and extends south into the province of Tarragona,
passing through more beautiful and peaceful wine country in the counties of
Conca del Barbera, Priorat, Terra Alta and rounding off on the Mediterranean coast
in the magnificent Ebro Delta.
Quiet safe roads, excellent surfaces, beautiful scenery
Excellent road surfaces, rolling countryside intersperced
with challenging but not leg-braking climbs
and an incredible diversity of stunning landscape
make travelling from one county to the other a biker's delight.
For most of your itinery you will not notice any other road users.
Our visitors have been impressed by
the respectful attitude of the few motorists they encounter.
Warm welcome, comfort accommodation
Our hotels and hosts have been chosen for their attention to detail,
wonderful comfortable (large) beds and scrumptuous kitchen.
Every evening you will be able to relax and enjoy comfortable bedrooms and inviting bathrooms.
Accommodations will usually have swimming pools.
Wonderful food and wines
The Mediterranean diet is famous for its variety and quality of products,
fresh seafood, abundant fruit and vegetables, poultry and game and of course wines.
We have built a reputation introducing our visitors
to the wines of Catalunya and you won't be disappointed.
You will have plenty of opportunity to try
the sensational sparkling wines of Penedès,
the Rosé wines of La Conca and the world famous reds
from Priorat and Montsant, often direct from the producer.
You will be in the less populated and quiet end of Catalunya
but don't be surprised if you run into fiestas,
there is a lot happening and we will advise you if your itinery and dates
coincide with any of the local festivals.
Alongside the Canal of the Ebro Delta
Casual Touring, Guided or Self guided tours
Guided tours include
Touring bikes & helmets.
Comfortable 3***rural ensuite accommodation ,
breakfasts and lunches,
cultural and winery visits,
expert fun guide,
luggage transfers and back up van,
which from time to time, takes the pain
out of some longer climbs between the valleys.
Race/Road Bikes and Gear Options
We arrange rental and purchase of road, racing and mountain bikes on request.
Visitors are welcome to bring their own bikes, pedals and clips
On arrival, we go to our Bike shop and fit you out perfectly with a beautiful new carbon framed bike.
We'll fit your clips/pedals and include helmets
and any additional accesories you require.
Routes are prepared for touring or racing/road bike
with daily distances of between 30 and 120 km
Itineries are mostly rolling country.
let us know your preferred distances and type of terrain
El Molí Tours have more than 15 years experience
of introducing visitors to our neck of the woods.
We live in Penedès, which is our home and base.
We keep an eye on the local cultural calendar,
so you get in touch with real Southern Catalunya.
Day to Day Program at a glance
Day 1 Arrive in Penedès, bike fitting and settling in
Day 2 The Wines & Cavas of Penedès 20/40km level: easy
Day 3 The Route of the Reconquest, Penedès - Montblanc 60 km level: moderate
Day 4 The Moorish Queen of Siurana, Montblanc – Gratallops, Priorat, 40/80km level: tough
Day 5 The Ebro river and the castle of Miravet, Gratallops - Horta de Sant Joan, 30/80 km level: moderate
Day 6 Picasso’s Highlands, Horta de Sant Joan – Tortosa, the city of 3 cultures 65km level: easy
Day 7 The Ebro Delta, rice paddies and seafood heaven, Tortosa to Eucaliptus beach and l'Ampolla 50km level: easy
Day 8 Transfer from l’Ampolla to Barcelona
Full trip Itinery
Cycle through 5 wine regions, Penedès, la Conca del Barbera, Priorat, Montsant and Terra Alta
Beautiful landscapes and villages,
Quiet roads with excellent surfaces
Laid back Catalan food, wine and culture
Welcoming comfortable accommodation
Choice of Touring or carbon fiber Road/race bikes
Choice of 4 day / 3 night and 8 day / 7 night tours
Excellent planning and back up
At the end of each day description you will find links
to a selection of accommodations from comfy Bed & Breakfasts,
3 star hotels to historic Paradors and luxury boutique hotels.
We recommend you visit their webs,
and let us know the ones you prefer.
Or you can tell us your preferences
and we will select the one that best suits you
Self Guided Tours
4 day / 3 night from 670 euros per person
8 day / 7 night from 1540 euros p.p. incl.
4 day / 3 night from 850 euros per person,
8 day / 7 night from 1630 euros p.p.
for the best of Southern Catalunya
Biking Vacations in Medieval Southern Catalunya