To give you a flavour...
On arrival to Girona, you will be picked up by your Bacchus host and transferred to your first overnight location - Finca Bell Lloc, a beautiful manor house nestled quietly in the foothills of the Gavarres National Park with spectacular views over the Mediterranean. Pepi will be waiting with arms wide open to welcome you. Boasting its own vineyard and stunning underground cellar, this is a charming place to stay and a great spot to explore from.
Once settled in, cycle a gentle circuit through the rural plains of the Empordà. Pass through medieval towns, vineyards and olive oil groves before pausing for lunch - a freshly prepared Catalan picnic of jamón ibérico, local cheese, pâtes, the freshest of tomatoes and perhaps a caña de cerveza if you feel so inclined. On return to Bell Lloc, enjoy an evening tour of the cellar followed dinner on the terrace - a delicious spread of homegrown and locally sourced products accompanied by Brugarol wine straight from the cellar.
After a leisurely breakfast, cycle a 30km route through the Gavarres National Park before arriving to Mas Ponsjoan for lunch in the vineyard. Mas Ponsjoan have been producing wine since 1668 and Manel & Joana Comas are the fifth generation of wine producers. Their wine is produced on a very small scale and is one of our favourites - we recommend taking time to enjoy a selection of their homegrown produce (vegetables, fruit, olive oil and wine) before the short return leg back to Finca Bell Lloc.
Take the afternoon to relax by the pool, venture back out on the bike or explore your surroundings before sitting down to a delicious meal, cooked for you by Pepi's husband and chef, Ángel. Choose between surf or turf, or allow Ángel to prepare one of his mouth-watering signature dishes for you!
After breakfast, take a short transfer to Sant Feliu de Guixols before riding the most spectacular route of the trip - a coastal route through the Ardenya National Park with stunning views over the Mediterranean. Enjoy a mid-morning Estrella Damm at Sant Grau Hermitage before descending towards Llagostera, for a scenic picnic lunch with local Empordà wine - a great way to end your trip in Catalonia. Bacchus will transfer you to the airport after lunch for your return flight home.