Region Overviews: Spain Travel Guide: Overview
Why exactly is Spain one of the most visited countries in the world? Read our Spain Travel Guide to learn why.
Couples, Friends & Solos
6 days 5 nights
Activity Levels 2-4
From: $5,399 - $5,899 pp dbl occ
($1,200 for sgl occ)
Barcelona lures you with its irrepressible éclat, tapas and wine. Soon you're swept into the Pyrenees, traversing the French border and riding the same roads as pro cyclists. Descend to Costa Brava's beaches, with Mediterranean views that inspired Salvador Dalí—a fitting end to this adventure through one of Europe's most enticing regions.
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Kick things off in Barcelona, Catalonia’s effervescent capital | Gaze at the limestone massif of Cadí-Moixeró Nature Reserve, one of the region's largest parks | Bike through mountain villages, past herds of sheep and farmers plying their trade | Scenic cycling routes in the High Pyrenees ease across the border between France and Spain | Ride in Llívia, a Spanish enclave on the famous Camino de Santiago (Way of Saint James) pilgrimage trail | Savor rustic regional cuisine in a mountain village | Relax at our exquisite Relais & Châteaux hotel, an architectural gem.
Set amid acres of lush manicured gardens, this modernist château from the early 1900s was designed by a disciple of Antoni Gaudí. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool)
Climb up Coll de la Creueta, one of the highest paved roads in this cyclist's mecca | Enjoy an exhilarating downhill with stunning views over the Alt Ripollès Valley | Journey to Figueres, the birthplace of surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, and experience his mind-bending work at the Dalí Museum | Taste Catalan wines and Mediterranean-influenced dishes at our stylish retreat.
Enjoy a warm welcome at this renovated 15th-century stone farmhouse, tucked into the countryside between the Pyrenees and Costa Brava. (pool, spa)
Golden fields of wheat and sunflowers blanket the countryside as you ride to the luminous Baix Empordà region | Explore hamlets with cobbled squares and Romanesque churches | Wander through the enchanting medieval town of Pals and admire its bell tower, built in the 12th century | Bike along the Costa Brava to the “region of coves,” where the Mediterranean laps against secluded beaches and villages cling to forested hills | The Gavarres Nature Reserve offers up another thrilling climb | Cool off in the sea or at the pool | Sample tasty Catalan specialties in the charming fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell | Put your feet up at a historic Catalan farmhouse turned luxury hotel.
A beautifully restored 18th-century manor house with stylish rooms and historic country charm. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
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Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.
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