4 days of cycling through 5 Catalonia Wine areas, discovering their essence and authenticity.
A perfect combination of living culture, excellent cuisine and fantastic roads to enjoy each area, from the Penedès to the Priorat, passing through the Terra Alta, Montsant and Conca de Barberà. Discover the fascinating Tarragona on the Mediterranean coast, where the mountains meet the sea. A route along winding roads and gentle hills, perfect for a cycling holiday.
Distance: 225 km. Slope: +2990 m.
– 3 nights accommodation
– 4 days rental Specialized Road Carbon bike
– Helmet, pump and puncture repair kit.
– Daily luggage transfer.
– Tracks of the route by Bikemap App (Free Data)
– Route assistance in case of a bicycle breakdown.
You can make any changes you like (duration, stages, routes, distance, slope, gradient, accommodation…)
Feel free to bring your own bike.
Day 1: VILAFRANCA- TARRAGONA
You will start from Wine Capital, Vilafranca del Penedès, where you will be able to discover a wine territory that will surely surprise you. Later, vineyards and hills will gradually disappear from our landscape to reach in a gentle descent Tarragona, Mediterranean essence in its pure state. The ancient Roman Tarraco, a millennial city, where its cultural richness and its warm beaches of the Costa Daurada stand out.
Accommodation: Hotel Astari 3 * Distance: 62 km Slope: +480 m
Day 2: TARRAGONA – FALSET
Your ride today takes you from sea to reach altitude until Falset, Priorat Capital, where the vineyard will once again take prominence, but in a different way, with height, and perched in its mountains. Surely the uniqueness of this area, often valued more authentic than Tuscany, and the almost artisanal works treatment makes it one of the most internationally recognized wines.
Accommodation: Hotel Lotus Priorat 3 * Distance: 57 km Slope: +760 m
Day 3: FALSET – MONTBLANC
This morning, the journey is the heart of the Cistercian route, a Medieval heritage land. A climbing route that will force us to dose our strength well up to km 40, from there all the way down through Espluga de Francolí, where we recommend stopping for a while before reaching Montblanc.
Accommodation: Hotel ViaAurelia 2 * Distance: 62 km Slope: +1170 m
Day 4: MONTBLANC-VILAFRANCA DEL PENEDÈS
The last ride through Alt Camp, the birthplace of calçotades, many fairs and leaving behind the royal monasteries, in a diverse itinerary between hills and valleys take us back to Vilafranca del Penedès, where hermitages, wineries, farmhouses and small villages will play a major role in our journey.