You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality, local bikes that provide a good fit to your size and weight.
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
It is in many ways a nation unto itself—proud, independent and rich with heritage. Catalonia is the land of Picasso, Dalí and Gaudí, who clearly drew inspiration from the strong culture and stunning surroundings that define this landscape: from the towering Pyrénées to volcanic flats, rolling pastoral hills and rugged Costa Brava. For the duration of your weeklong adventure, you will discover the best that Barcelona and the Costa Brava have to offer. By foot, by bike, by sea and of course, from behind your very own paintbrush.
Trip designed by Travel Expert Lewis EvansView Lewis’s Profile
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Explore Barcelona's Old Town with a scavenger hunt through the Gothic Quarter, King’s Square, the Jewish Quarter, and the famous Rambla. Spend the afternoon cruising Ciutadella city park and the waterfront by bike.
Tilt at the hidden passageways and mosaic-filled walkways in Park Güell. Then, come face-to-face with La Sagrada Familia, Antonio Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece. Complete the day with an afternoon Catalan mosaic workshop!
Arrive in the Lower Emporda region and set off on a bike ride between picturesque medieval villages. Stop for lunch in Pals and learn about the town's history of pirates and mercenaries on a guided tour.
Spend the morning sea kayaking amid the rocky coves, islands and peninsulas of Cala Castell. This afternoon, stop in at the Cap Roig botanical gardens to learn more about the flora that grows on this rugged coastline.
Head into the city of Figueres to explore the wacky world of Salvador Dali with our local expert. Following your museum visit, put on your painting aprons and create your own surrealist masterpiece with a local artist.
After one final scrumptious breakfast, you will be driven to either downtown Barcelona or the Barcelona airport. Adios!
Take class outside.
Located on the city’s elegant Passeig de Gracia, the Majestic Hotel and Spa is a refined home base in the heart of the action. It’s an easy walk to and from anywhere you want to go and provides quick access to some of Gaudi’s most famous buildings and the most exclusive shops in Barcelona. The property also features several restaurants and an outdoor pool. View hotel website »
Hotel Mas de Torrent, located in the heart of Empordà, is one of Catalonia’s most beautiful and luxurious hotels, and a very welcome sight at the end of a long day on the trail. It was once an old Catalan masia, a typical farmhouse, dating from the 18th century. Fully restored and the pride of the locals, it now boasts a swimming pool, tennis courts and massage service. View hotel website »
This trip was outstanding - maybe the best European B&R trip I have ever taken! The food blew me away in that it was consistently good everywhere we went, and the wine was jaw dropping. I do not know why it has taken me so long to get to Spain, but shame on me! B&R has opened the door to a new country for me - and I will be back!— Owen Billes
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This trip is rated Recreational, meaning it’s appropriate for travellers who enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move. Daily biking distances usually vary from 20 to 50 km (12 to 30 mi.). The terrain is generally rolling with a few climbs here and there.
“I ride my bike once or twice a month and am comfortable on two wheels.”
Relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.Read more on our Activity Levels
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
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