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 journey through one of Europe's most enticing regions.
1 Kick things off in Barcelona, Catalonia's effervescent capital Gaze in awe at the limestone massif of Cadí-Moixeró Nature Reserve, standing above the idyllic Cerdanya Valley Find your rhythm as you spin through mountain villages, past herds of sheep and farmers plying their trade Sample cava, Spain's beloved sparkling wine Relax at our exquisite Relais & Châteaux hotel surrounded by extensive gardens and century-old sequoias.
2-3 Scenic routes in the Pyrenees foothills ease across the border between France and Spain Begin your ride in Llívia, a Spanish enclave surrounded by French territory and situated along the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail Savor rustic regional cuisine in a mountain village Journey to Figueres, the birthplace and burial ground of famed surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, and experience his mind-bending work at the Dalí Museum Top it all off with a tasting of Catalan wines and delicious Mediterranean-influenced dishes.
4 Fields of wheat and sunflowers blanket the countryside as you pedal to the beautiful Baix Empordà Pause to explore hamlets with cobbled squares and baroque churches Wander through the enchanting medieval town of Pals in search of the perfect place for dinner on your own Put your feet up at tonight's gorgeous accommodations—a historic Catalan farmhouse turned luxury hotel.
5-6 Bike along the Costa Brava to the region of coves, where the Mediterranean laps against secluded beaches and villages cling to forested hills above hidden bays The Gavarres Nature Reserve offers up another thrilling climb Indulge in a siesta on the sand, cool off in the crystalline sea or lounge by the pool.