EMPORDA, Catalonia

 
 

a hidden gem in northern catalonia

 

Dubbed the ‘undiscovered Tuscany’, the Empordà region is relatively unknown given its gastronomic, vinicultural and olive oil producing heritage. The people of Empordà have been producing wine and olive oil since the Greeks, Romans and Arabs inhabited the area many centuries ago.

With an abundance of cultural sites, medieval villages, national parks and wetlands, combined with the growing number of family-run cellars, olive groves and top-rated restaurants, the potential for wine and olive oil tourism is greater than ever.

The classic ‘Pirinexus’ cycle and walking route provides a peaceful way of enjoying the beauty and varied terrain of the region, from the Pyrenees mountain range down to the port of Palamos. Remote backroads through rural plains and mountains are the perfect playground whether you are a leisurely or dedicated cyclisst.

Bacchus on Bikes tours are tailor-made to your expectations - please do get in touch if you would like us to design your itinerary.

 
 

I am on a pioneering trip, curated by luxury adventure travel outfitters, Bacchus on Bikes, to the sensational area of Baix and Alt Empordà, near Girona. Classic Catalonian Dalí country, and coined the “nirvana of two wheels” by The New York Times, the region combines peerless road and mountain-biking routes with wine-tasting and haute-cuisine opportunities.
— Charlie Norton, FT How To Spend It