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Description

Duration

3 Days / 2 Nights

Level

3

Location

Montserrat

Average / Day

50 Km – 32 Miles

Minimum

2

When

March to October

Road bike tour starting in Sitges, visiting famous vinyards in Penedès & climbing Montserrat

Starting in the Mediterranean Sea the route continues through the famous Penedès, the cava and wine area. Next is the famous climb to Montserrat which will be hard for anyone to forget. From Montserrat you will ride back to Barcelona after a long riding weekend.

The history of Sant Sadurní took a decisive turn in the XIX Century. The region has an agricultural activity strongly oriented towards viticulture since 1872 when the first bottles of cava were produced. At the beginning of the century the production of cava was consolidated as an industry and since then has become essential for the local economy with well known cava companies like Freixent, Codorniu or Juve y Camps.

Montserrat. The geological origins of the massif are sedimentary. The rocks of Montserrat, formed by pebbles bound together by a natural cement of sand and clay, are very hard and resistant to erosion. Nevertheless, the wind and rain have, over time, shaped the mountain to form “needles” or monolithic rocks with strange and varied forms.

The sanctuary of the Virgin Mary of Montserrat has its historical origins in the year 888. In 1025, Oliba, abbot of Ripoll and bishop of Vic, founded a new monastery at the hermitage of Santa Maria de Montserrat. The little monastery soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin.

Take a road bike tour through the famous Penedès vinyards to Sant Sadurní d'Anoia

Day 1. Sitges to Sant Sadurní d'Anoia

48,5 km – 475 m
30 miles – 1.550 feet

The tour starts in Sitges after a short train ride from Barcelona to avoid traffic. You will leave this fisherman village behind and ride along the Foix dam in a very secondary road.

The Foix has played a significant role as a crossroads of civilisations in the times of the Iberian and Romans. These little roads run through the famous Penedès vineyards, olive trees and will bring you to St. Sadurní d’Anoia, the cradle for wine and cava.

Cycle to Freixenet Cava before ascending to Montserrat monastery

Day 2. Sant Sadurní d’Anoia to Montserrat

54 km – 1.059 m
34 miles – 3.475 feet

In the second day, after an optional visit to Freixenet cava, you will make your way to one of the most emblematic places in Catalonia (Montserrat).

You should keep enough energy for the mythic climb in the last 10km of the route leading to Montserrat monastery. The natural beauty surrounding the monastery is simply breathtaking.

Last day of the tour cycling down Montserrat to Terrassa

Day 3. Montserrat to Terrassa or Barcelona

50 km – 1.079m / 97 km 1.900 m 
31 miles – 3.540 feet / 60,2 miles – 6.233 feet

From Montserrat you will slide down admiring the mountain views from different perspectives. Once you are at the bottom you will cross a Natural Park through the very quiet road of l’Obac finishing in Terrassa where you can take the train. If you wish to do a longer ride you will be able to continue your ride to Barcelona.

INCLUDED in the price

  • 2 nights accommodations including breakfast
  • Welcome orientation in our shop in Barcelona
  • 1 GPS per couple with the daily preloaded route
  • Maps and cue sheets to help you follow the tour
  • Daily emergency telephone assistance
  • Tour souvenir
  • All taxes

NOT INCLUDED in the price

  • Lunches during the tour
  • Dinners during the tour
  • Transport from and to Barcelona
  • Luggage transfer from Hotel to Hotel + Private transfer on first day from BCN to Sitges
  • Bike rental

Prices

  • Double Occupancy in Mar-Apr-Oct: €/person
  • Double Occupancy in May-Jun: €/person
  • Double Occupancy in Jul-Ago-Sep: €/person
  • Single Supplement: €/person

OPTIONAL EXTRAS PER PERSON

  • 3 days Road Bike rental – Canyon Aluminum frame + Shimano 105: 75 €/person
  • 3 days Road Bike rental – Canyon Carbon frame + Shimano 105: 87 €/person
  • 3 days Road Bike rental – Canyon Carbon frame + Shimano Ultegra: 99 €/person

OPTIONAL EXTRAS PER GROUP

  • Luggage transfer from Hotel to Hotel + Transfer on first day from Barcelona to Sitges (2 to 4 people) €/group
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