Priorat & Penedès Wine & Cycling Tour

Self guided

5 nights

Intermediate

375 km

6860 m

Vilanova de Prades
GironaPriorat & Penedès Wine & Cycling Tour

Summary

Escape a cold winter and enjoy stunning rides & quality relaxation in sunny Spain. Discover great riding on beautiful, quiet roads and the distinctive and delicious wines of the Priorat and Penedès regions of Catalonia.

This 5 day tour will take you to some of the best riding of the area, you’ll soon see why so many pros have training camps in the area. Enjoy 4-star hotels in Falset and Sitges and two wine tastings at our hand-picked locations.

The rides are designed for strong cyclists who want a challenge. For newer riders we can customise the routes to suit your level & goals for the trip.

DURATION

6 days / 5 nights

DISTANCE

375 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Girona

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Intermediate

Average Distance X DAY

75 km

Average Time X DAY

3 h 45 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 1.699

TOUR highlights

Welcome to Priorat! Discover some of the best cycling in Spain

Riding through vinyards to finish up with wine tasting

An epic day on the bike through the Priorat region

Coastal ride from Sitges along the Mediterranean

Ride in the Penedès and enjoy a local wine tasting

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Intermediate

Rated 2 out of 4 our Intermediate tours are designed for sporty people who are looking to enjoy some more challenging rides. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

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ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Priorat!

On arrival at Barcelona Airport one of the Eat Sleep Cycle team will meet you and drive you to the town of Falset to begin your trip. After lunch we'll get set up on the bikes and head our for a warm up ride.

EAT

Welcome lunch & evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Hostal Sport

CYCLE

Warm Up Ride, 25 km 570 m

Day 1

Escornalbou Castle

Today's ride has 3 mains climbs: La Teixeta Pass, Escornalbou Castle and Roig Pass. Once you arrive in Marçà, stop at Dosterras vineyard to enjoy some great Priorat Wines

EAT

Breakfast, Lunch & Wine Tasting in Priorat

SLEEP

Hotel Hostal Sport

CYCLE

68 km,1420 m

Day 1

Muntanyes de Prades

After breakfast at your hotel, head out on the bike for the biggest challenge of the week. From the hotel head north towards Montsant. This is long steady climb and from the pass of Puig Pelat enjoy an epic descent down to ViIlaplana.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Hotel Hostal Sport

CYCLE

110 km, 2240 m

Day 1

Sitges

Today we'll transfer to Sitges on the Garraf Coast. After checking in at your next hotel the ride heads out on the stunning coast road with amazing view of the Mediterranean. From Castelldefels you'll head inland to Olesa de Bonesvalls and back to Stiges.

EAT

Breakfast and evening meal

SLEEP

Casa Vilella

CYCLE

75 km, 1230 m

Day 1

Penedès Wine Region

The final ride of the trip takes you inland deep into the Penedès region. Ride through medieval villages and up the climb of Les Ventoses. After crossing Vilafranca del Penedès you'll finish the ride with a wine tasting at Finca Villadellops.

EAT

Breakfast, Lunch & Wine Tasting in Penedes

SLEEP

Casa Vilella

CYCLE

95 km, 1400 m

Day 1

Departures

Sadly, it's time to say goodbye! Transfers are included to your choice of Barcelona Airport or Barcelona Centre.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Checkout

CYCLE

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THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

Self-Guided

We’ll welcome you to the start of your tour, talk you through the week ahead and ensure you have everything you need to enjoy a great ride.

Guests receive a detailed digital Road Book, containing routes, route descriptions, details of hotels and our recommended places to stop along the way and enjoy in the evenings. Guests can choose to navigate from their own phone or GPS devices are available on request.

On a self-guided tour we take care of your luggage and move it from hotel to hotel. We also provide a contact number for support during the trip and will help you out of any situation.

We recommend that guests are able to fix a puncture and perform basic roadside bike repairs to best enjoy a self-guided tour.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Wilier Filante SLR

Pure Road

The Filante SLR is an extremely lightweight aerodynamic bicycle used by World Tour team Astana. Enjoy a Shimano Ultegra Si2 groupset and DT Swiss ERC 1400 wheelset.

Premium Upgrade

Wilier Filante SL Hybrid Road E-Bike

Pure Road Electric

Our top of the range road e-bike from Wilier. Enjoy a lightweight carbon frame, carbon wheelset and Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting. The Filante Hybrid has a range of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs. Range extenders are avialable to hire which doubles this range.

Electric Premium Upgrade

Wilier Garda Hybrid Road E-Bike

All Road Electric

A comfortable e-road bike with a lightweight carbon frameset and a clean-cut design featuring fully integrated cable routing. The Garda Hybrid uses the proven and reliable Mahle X35+ drive unit with 250 Wh motor inserted in the rear hub while the battery is housed in the down tube. The groupset is Shimano 105 Di2. The Garda has an autonomy of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs - it's possible to rent a range extender to double the range for an additional fee.

Electric

Wilier Filante SL

All Road

The Wilier Filante SL guarantees a first-class weight, a precise ride and a great aesthetic clarity thanks to the integrated cables. Carbon Monocoque frame with full internal cable routing Electronic Shimano 105 Di2 shifting Carbon wheels Chainrings: 50/34, Cassette: 11-34

Basso Diamante

Pure Road

The ultimate bike for climbers. The Diamante features a lightweight fully integrated frameset, a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and a carbon ERC 1400 wheelset from DT Swiss. The Diamante has gearing for climbing - a 50/34 chainset and an 11-34 cassette.

Premium Upgrade

Basso Astra

All Road

An endurance all-road bike that increases versatility with features that lean closer to gravel. Enojy a comfortable performance carbon frameset, an electronic SRAM Force AXS groupset and a MicroTech RE38 Carbon wheelset. 48/35 chainrings and 10-36 cassette

THE GUIDES

Laura

Laura is a guide, professional cycling coach and endurance cyclist who has completed some of the coolest ultradistance gravel events (which she absolutely loved!). Laura loves guiding as she really enjoys empowering people to ride their bikes and discover new places, help their cycling adventures come true, and share unforgettable moments together.

Josep

Josep is from a small city in Catalunya called Reus. He loves cycling and has a passion for sharing cycling experiences with others. He's a guide for Eat Sleep Cycle all over Europe & leads our Morocco tours.

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Travel to Barcelona

MEETING POINT

Barcelona Airport or Barcelona Centre

TIME

10:00 AM

DEPARTURE

Transfer from Sitges to Barcelona Airport or Barcelona Centre

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Self-Guided

ACCOMMODATION

4* Hotels

FOOD

Breakfast everyday, 2 lunches with wine tastings, 2 dinners

TRANSFERS

Included to and from Barcelona Airport & Falset to Sitges

BIKE RENTAL

Not included - available on request

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Girona

If you love cycling put a cycling tour of Girona high on your bucket list. A paradise for roadies, gravellers & mountain bikers alike, Girona has an amazing network of rides ready to blow your mind. It’s a destination that can be enjoyed all year around, with the most popular months to ride being March to June & September to November.

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to ride?

RESERVATION
& PAYMENT

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DEPOSIT

A 30% deposit will secure your place on the tour

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 90 days before the tour departs

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €399
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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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