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Everything about Catalonia is unique. Part of Spain, but with its own identity, flag and language. Its sights are distinct too, from the glorious Pyrenees and Costa Brava to stylish Barcelona. Just wait until you ride through it with your family and get a whiff—the sea air, a hot plate of fideuà, a forest of pines. This place is special.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual & Casual Plus Hotels
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Start / End Barcelona
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Vibrant Barcelona is the starting point for this family adventure | Travel to the Pyrenees and ride past alpine villages, herds of cows and farmers tending their crops | Taste cava, Spain's beloved sparkling wine | Bike scenic routes into the French Pyrenees, where the incredible views are exhilarating—pros train here for the Tour de France! | A full day in France includes a visit to the fortified mountain town of Mont-Louis, a World Heritage site | Return to Spain for a family dinner of delicious, locally sourced dishes and irresistible fondue.
Set amid an expansive garden, this historic farmhouse blends traditional Catalan design and contemporary style. (pool)
Prepare for an epic climb up 5,907-foot La Collada de Toses, one of the highest paved roads in the Pyrenees | Descend into the sun-kissed valleys of the pre-Pyrenees | Any foodies or history buffs in the family? Girona's old quarter offers up the best of both.
This modern hotel sits on a quiet corner in the heart of the city; its emphasis on sustainability has earned it certification as a Biosphere Responsible Tourism. (pool, spa)
Fresh seafood and acclaimed Catalan fusion cuisine awaits | Bike over the Gavarres Mountains for panoramic views | Hop off the saddle and wander through medieval towns | Picturesque stone homes adorned by red-tile roofs and wooden balconies set the scene | Meet up with our local friend and guide for a village tour of charming Peratallada | Ride through the stunning Costa Brava, where villages cling to forested hills above hidden bays and the Mediterranean laps against white-sand beaches | Linger over a leisurely café in the harbor town of Palamós | Bike past fields of wheat and sunflowers to the Baix Empordà, the "region of coves" | Take time to explore hamlets with cobbled town squares, ancient fortresses and baroque-style churches.
It's said that even Salvador Dalí tried to buy this architectural gem, a medieval castle turned luxurious boutique hotel. (pool)
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. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.