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In Catalonia, the landscape that inspired surrealist Salvador Dalí is sure to summon your family's adventurous spirit. From Barcelona to the Pyrenees, every mile makes new memories. Practice your Spanish in medieval villages. Explore Costa Brava’s heavenly beaches. Sound surreal? You’re not dreaming—you’re in Catalonia!
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere & Casual Hotels*
Special Kids Prices
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Barcelona, Catalonia’s vibrant capital, is the starting point for your Spanish adventure | Head into the pre-Pyrenees mountains on two wheels, riding past alpine villages, herds of goats, and farmers tending their crops | Hike quiet trails in the pine forested foothills of the French Pyrenees | Discover pristine mountain lakes described in legends as "the tears of Hercules shed for his beloved Pyrenee" | Linger over lunch in a traditional rifugio | Sample Cava, the local sparkling wine, and other tasty regional specialties.
Set amid an expansive garden, this historic farmhouse blends traditional Catalan design and contemporary style. (pool)
Ready to bike over one of the highest passes in the eastern Pyrenees? If you're up for the challenge, tackle the Coll de la Creueta fully supported and at your own pace, or catch a scenic lift in the shuttle | Feel the wind on your face as you coast downhill with stunning views over the Alt Ripollès Valley | In Figueres, visit the exceptional Dalí Theatre-Museum, home to countless pieces of Dalí's mind-bending work | Enjoy a wine tasting before a delicious family dinner at our elegant hotel.
Enjoy a warm welcome at this renovated 15th-century stone farmhouse, tucked into the countryside between the Pyrenees and Costa Brava. (pool, spa)
Explore the hidden coves of the Costa Brava by kayak | Hike rugged coastal trails to discover quaint seaside towns and take in spectacular views | Stop for lunch and a stroll in the waterfront village of Tamariu | Unwind at our luxurious family-run retreat | Spin through the sunflower fields of the Baix Empordà | Take a dip in the Mediterranean's azure waters | Celebrate an unforgettable week in Catalonia with a festive meal | Set out on a final bike ride along rural roads through medieval hamlets.
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. 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.
Note: Biking and hiking routes on this trip follow rolling terrain, with some steeper climbs and descents. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary and mileage is moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.
The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.