An Empordàn Adventure

9-13 MAy 2019

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An Empordàn Adventure

A four-night tour exploring the hills, vineyards and medieval villages of the Empordà by mountain bike – a corner of Catalonia boasting quality local wine and cuisine and a fascinating history

From £1,175 per person

 

about this tour

Join us for a four-day adventure through the pastoral landscapes of Baix Empordà and Girona. Our local contacts and knowledge from years spent walking, cycling and nurturing relationships with local wine and olive oil makers will give you a unique perspective of a corner of Catalonia infused with fascinating culture, history and jaw dropping vistas.

Situated in Northeastern Catalonia, the Empordà region is relatively unknown given its gastronomic, viticultural and olive oil producing heritage. The people of the Empordà have been producing wine and olive oil since the Greeks, Romans and Arabs inhabited the area two and a half thousand years ago. With its abundance of cultural sites, medieval towns, national parks and fishing villages, combined with a growing number of family-run cellars, olive oil producers and World-renowned restaurants, the potential for wine and olive oil tourism is greater than ever. 

The cycling routes we have chosen are on forest trails, countryside tracks and peaceful back roads. Each evening we will return to the comfort of carefully handpicked accommodation – a beautifully restored medieval castle, a charming 14th century farmhouse and a renovated manor house nestled in the hills of a national park.


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The Empordà region of Catalonia is a very special place, and a wonderful place to visit on a bicycle. Fantastic overnight locations, and for a trip combining cycling with wine tasting, olive oil tasting and fine food then this region is perfect. The team at Bacchus looked after us extremely well, providing some delicious lunches en route with entertaining support.
— Jamie Paterson, 2017