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CICLE TOURISM

All of the experiences offered in this section combine a love of candcling and an interest in the tradition, culture and gastronomand of our land. To be able to enjoand this sandmbiosis we are offering three experiences, with different levels, corresponding to the three Origin Denominations of our wines: D.O. Tarragona, D.O. Penedes and D.O. Conca de Barberà. In each experience, we will taste local products and visit the most characteristic locations. All experiences are adaptable to the needs of each group. We are open to ideas! Tell us what andou want and we will trand to make it happen!

D.O. TARRAGONA

D.O. CONCA DE BARBERÀ

D.O. PENEDÉS

D.O. Tarragona

This Designation of Origin has its roots in the early development of winemaking by the Roman Empire. The vineyards in this territory were considered to be the best in the entire Empire. The trips in this D.O will take us to one of our most important cellars, The Cathedral of Wine in Nulles, an exquisite example of Catalan modernist architecture, built by César Martinell, as well as showing us the rural traditions and customs that are still alive and flourishing today. Traveling by bicycle will allow us to enjoy all of these contrasts; the Tarragonés region with its villages nestling against the Mediterranean sea and the Alt Camp surrounded by the Prades and the Mediterranean prelitoral mountains, marking this land out as a place with unique character and tradition.

Alt Camp Tour (low-moderate level)

What are we going to do?
We will begin our trip in the Santes Creus Monastery. We will cycle through the rural landscape of the Alt Camp region on our way to Bràfim, where we will stop in Cal Garriga a small shop. The owners, Abel and Montse, will recount stories of ancient traditions while we enjoy the quality of thier local produce. After several kilometers we will come across the imposing Wine Cathedral, the modernist cellar of Nulles, a cooperative where white wines takes centre stage. From there we will cycle to Valls (the regions main town) where we will stop to eat. If you take the tour between December and March, we will be able to enjoy a calçotada, a delicious traditional catalan meal (ask for availability). We will finish our day trip by visiting the royal monastery of Santes Creus.

Places: Santes, Creus, Bràfim, Nulles, Valls. We will meet at 09:00h in Jaume el Just square, Santes Creus.
Duration: The duration of this route is approx. 8 hours, cycling around 60 km, depending on the rhythm of the group and the weather conditions.
Price: Check fares.
Tour: Maximum 8 people. Special offers for groups. Contact us.

Highlights:
• Royal monastery of Santes Creus (12th century). Its one of the most famous monasteries on the Cistercian Trail.
• Cal Garriga, an ancient house where we will able to taste some regional wines and find local produce.
• Modernist cellar of Nulles, Wine Cathedral of the D.O. Tarragona.
• Valls, main city of the Alt Camp region and the centre of one of the most important culinary celebrations in Catalonia: la calçotada.

This activity does not include:
• Personalized guide, with a rich knowledge of the region.
• Travel assistance and insurance.
• Meal in a traditional regional restaurant.
• Entrance tickets to the proposed visitor attractions.
• Transport and shipment, in case you want to buy any products during your trip.
This activity includes:
• Bike rental and equipment. Please ask for availability.
• Transport to the start point of the route. If you would like door to door transport, please ask for availability.


*If you need a place to stay, INDRETS will be happy to put you in touch with specially selected accommodation.

Tour Tarragonés (moderate level)

What are we going to do?
We will begin our trip by visiting the village of Santes Creus, where we will find the only uninhabited monastery on the Cistercian Trail. We will cycle through the rural landscape of the Alt Camp region until we reach Bràfim, where we will stop in Cal Garriga, a small shop situated in an old restored mill. Abel and Montse will show us their local produce and tell us stories of ancient local traditions. From there we will head to Nulles to visit the Wine Cathedral, one of the most important wine-related architectural masterpieces in Catalunya.
From here we will make our descent towards the sea, entering the Tarragonés region and enjoying its pure Mediterranean landscape. We will make our way back to the start point along secondary roads, following the Gaià river to Santes Creus, where we will make our final stop at the Royal Monastery of Santes Creus.

Places: Santes Creus, Bràfim, Nulles, el Catllar, la Riera de Gaià, la Nou de Gaià, Salomó y Montferri. We will meet at 09:00h in Jaume el Just square, Santes Creus.
Duration: The duration of this route is approx. 8 hours, cycling around 60 km, depending on the rhythm of the group and weather conditions.
Price: Check fares.
Tour: Maximum 8 people. Special offers for groups. Contact us.

Highlights:
• Royal monastery of Santes Creus (12th century). It is one of the most famous monasteries on the Cistercian Trail.
• Cal Garriga, an ancient traditional house where we will able to taste some regional wines and find local products.
• Modernist cellar of Nulles, Wine Cathedral of the D.O. Tarragona.
• El Catllar, la Riera and la Nou de Gaià are part of the natural and cultural wealth of the Gaia River. Historically, the river was used as a natural border between the mountains and the planes of the north of the Tarragona province. Along this route we will find evidence of this rich history in the remains of ancient castles, observation towers and water reservoirs.

This activity does not include:
• Personalized guide, with a rich knowledge of the region.
• Travel assistance and insurance.
• Meal in a traditional regional restaurant.
• Entrance tickets to the proposed visitor attractions.
• Transport and shipment, in case you want to buy any products during your trip.
This activity includes:
• Bike rental and equipment. Please ask for availability.
• Transport to the start point of the route. If you would like door to door transport, please ask for availability.


*If you need a place to stay, INDRETS will be happy to put you in touch with specially selected accommodation.

D.O. Conca de Barberà

Dominated by the Natural Park of Les Muntanyes de Prades, the Conca de Barberà region is marked-out by its climate - intensely cold in Winter and intensely hot in Summer. This combination is the key to its excellent red and white wines.
In order to traverse this area, we propose cycling part of the famous Cistercian Trail. This route was created 25 years ago, joining the Alt Camp, Conca de Barberà and Urgell and showcasing 3 Cistercian monasteries: Santes Creus, Poblet and Vallbona de les Monges. Built during the 12th and 13th centuries, they seduce art, history and architecture lovers alike. On this trip we will visit the monastery of Poblet, surrounded by vineyards and a beautiful topography that forms the common landscape of this region. Here we will be able to appreciate the excellent palate and taste of its people.

Tour Montañas de Prades (high-moderate level)

What are we going to do?
After visiting Prades, we will go back down to Pobleta, passing through Vilanova de Prades y Vallclara, where we will be able stop at a local restaurant and relax. Once refreshed, we will continue down towards Vimbodí until we reach Poblet, passing the Riudabella castle. We will finish our tour by visiting the monastery of Poblet.
We will begin the tour in the car park of the monastery of Poblet, enjoying the place and its surroundings. We will cycle up the road towards Prades, traversing the Tillar valley, enjoying extraordinarily beautiful views for mile after mile. We will arrive at Prades, unique for its red stone and its potatoes, harvested at 1000m above sea level.

Places: Conca de Barberà. We will meet at 09:00h in the car park of the Poblet monestery.
Duration: The duration of this route is approx. 8 hours, cycling around 70 km.
Price: Check fares.
Tour: Maximum 8 people. Special offers for groups. Contact us.

Highlights:
• The royal monastery of Poblet, 12 th century, part of the famous Cistercian Trail.
• Tillar valley, characterised by typical Mediterranean Holm oak and oak forests.
• Vallclara, a little village of Conca de Barberà, where the stone sets it apart.
• Prades, “ the red village” a village full of unique charm that gives its name to the surrounding mountains.

This activity does not include:
• Personalized guide, with a rich knowledge of the region.
• Travel assistance and insurance.
• Meal in a traditional regional restaurant.
• Entrance tickets to the proposed visitor attractions.
• Transport and shipment, in case you want to buy any products during your trip.
This activity includes:
• Bike rental and equipment. Please ask for availability.
• Transport to the start point of the route. If you would like door to door transport, please ask for availability.


*If you need a place to stay, INDRETS will be happy to put you in touch with specially selected accommodation.

Tour La Plana de la Conca (basic-moderate)

What are we going to do?
We will begin our tour by visiting Montblanc, the main town in the region, which is sure to captivate us with its city walls and medieval remains. We will continue our route to l’Espluga de Francolí, where we will find one of the most important caves of Catalunya (possible visit, consult visiting times). We will continue towards Blancafort, taking in the landscape, making sure to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding vineyards and farmland. We will wind our way through the stone houses and streets of Solivella, arriving at Rocafort de Queralt, where we will visit the first modernist wine cellar, designed by César Martinell, a distinguished pupil of Gaudí. From there we will continue down on secondary or tarmac roads, to Sarral and Barberà de la Conca where we will stop to visit the uniquely charming wine cellar of Carlania. Here, they create homemade, organic wines. We will finish our tour in Montblanc, crossing Guardia de Prats, enjoying unique views over Catalunya.

Places: Conca de Barberà. We will meet at 09:00h in the Sant Francesc square, Montblanc.
Duration: The duration of this route is approx. 8 hours, cycling around 50 km.
Price: Check fares.
Tour: Maximum 8 people. Special offers for groups. Contact us.

Highlights:
• Montblanc, ancient medieval capital city of Catalunya, main city of the region.
• Espluga de Francolí, where we can find the farming museum, the Font Major Cave and the remains of the biggest catalan medieval castle.
• Modernist wine cellar of Rocafort de Queralt.
• Visit to the Carlania wine cellar in Barberà de la Conca. (www.carlania.com)

This activity does not include:
• Personalized guide, with a rich knowledge of the region.
• Travel assistance and insurance.
• Meal in a traditional regional restaurant.
• Entrance tickets to the proposed visitor attractions.
• Transport and shipment, in case you want to buy any products during your trip.
This activity includes:
• Bike rental and equipment. Please ask for availability.
• Transport to the start point of the route. If you would like door to door transport, please ask for availability.


*If you need a place to stay, INDRETS will be happy to put you in touch with specially selected accommodation.

D.O. Penedès

Penedès has always been a land of good wines, but it is its Cava that has attracted worldwide acclaim. Surrounded by the prelitoral mountain range, the sun and local climate are its best allies. Here, we can see the sea from a vineyard or from a small hillside. This topography allows us to plan itineraries of a variety of levels adapted to suit everybody. The Cava, just like the land that saw it grow, is transformed according to a rigorous process that winemakers apply to freshly picked grapes.
A unique, unforgettable experience is waiting for you here.

Tour Montmell (high-moderate level)

What are we going to do?
From LLorenç del Penedès we will leave the Baix Penedès region to enter the Alt Camp by the Rubiola pass. From there we will cycle on to Rodonyà, where we will face the second ascent of the day, up to the village of Sant Ferrer de la Cogullada and the pass of Magí Vidal. We will then descend through the valley of Sant Marc until we reach the little village of Aiguaviva, where we will eat in a traditional Catalan restaurant. Once we are recovered, we will go down towards the plains of Baix Penedès to visit the Berdié wine cellar and finally cycle back to the start point through a tapestry of vineyards. Our guide will accompany us on the trip, filling us in on unique insider knowledge of the region and its traditions.

Places: Alt Camp, Baix Penedès. We will meet at 09:00h on the Rambla of Sant Llorenç del Penedès.
Duration: The duration of this route is approx. 8 hours, cycling around 70 km, with 3 mountain passes. It is possible to shorten the route in order to make it easier.
Price: Check fares.
Tour: Maximum 8 people. Special offers for groups. Contact us.

Highlights:
• The vineyards of Baix Penedès, cradle of good cava and wine.
• La Rubiola Pass, border between two regions.
• Sant Marc valley, ancient passing point between Barcelona and the province of Taragona.
• Les Ventoses Pass, where we descend to the planes of the Penedès and the province of Barcelona.

This activity does not include:
• Personalized guide, with a rich knowledge of the region.
• Travel assistance and insurance.
• Meal in a traditional regional restaurant.
• Entrance tickets to the proposed visitor attractions.
• Transport and shipment, in case you want to buy any products during your trip.
This activity includes:
• Bike rental and equipment. Please ask for availability.
• Transport to the start point of the route. If you would like door to door transport, please ask for availability.


*If you need a place to stay, INDRETS will be happy to put you in touch with specially selected accommodation.

Tour Baix Penedès (moderate-basic level)

What are we going to do?
This route takes us through exclusive parts of the Baix Penedès region, in order to savor the essence of cava 100%. We begin by visiting the ancient center of the capital of the region, Vilafranca del Penedès, and continue on towards Grabuac, where we will visit the wine cellar and parts of the castle dated back to the 12th Century.
We will continue on to the Conilleres where we will stop to visit the Berdié wine cellar and have lunch.
This route follows tarmac roads down to the low levels of the region, showing you all of its rural charm.

Places: Alt Camp, Baix Penedès. We will meet at 09:00h on la Rambla de Llorenç del Penedès.
Duration: The duration of this route is approx. 6 hours, cycling around 40 km, depending on the rhythm of the group and weather conditions.
Price: Check fares.
Tour: Maximum 8 people. Special offers for groups. Contact us.

Highlights:
• Vilafranca del Penedès, Capital of the region, and an important wine museum.
• Castell de Grabuac (www.suriol.com).
• Caves Berdié (www.berdie.com).
• Landscape of Vineyards all along the route. This is where the best cava in the world is grown.

This activity does not include:
• Personalized guide, with a rich knowledge of the region.
• Travel assistance and insurance.
• Meal in a traditional regional restaurant.
• Entrance tickets to the proposed visitor attractions.
• Transport and shipment, in case you want to buy any products during your trip.
This activity includes:
• Bike rental and equipment. Please ask for availability.
• Transport to the start point of the route. If you would like door to door transport, please ask for availability.


*If you need a place to stay, INDRETS will be happy to put you in touch with specially selected accommodation.