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Spanish Pyrenees to Costa Brava Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s

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Spanish Peaks to Beaches

From $4,199 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$920 for sgl. occ.)

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!

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Highlights

  • Bike and hike scenic routes in the majestic Pyrenees, enjoying mountain views and green valley vistas
  • Savor local wines, incredible Spanish cuisine and quiet moments of siesta at luxurious hotels
  • Explore the secret coves and cliffside grandeur of the Costa Brava by foot, bike, kayak and boat
  • Admire the surrealism and artistic genius of Salvador Dalí in his Catalonian hometown of Figueres
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Start/End Barcelona

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Itinerary

Day 1 Start your journey in Barcelona, Catalonia's vibrant capital | Head into the mountains, pedaling past alpine villages, herds of goats, and farmers tending their crops | Sample Cava, the local sparkling wine, and other tasty regional specialties. 

Day 2 Hike the foothills of the French Pyrenees | Discover mountain lakes described in legends as the tears of Hercules shed for his beloved Pyrenee | Enjoy lunch in a traditional rifugio.

Day 3 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 | Enjoy a wine tasting before a delicious family meal at our elegant hotel.

Day 4 Explore the hidden coves of the Costa Brava by kayak | Hike rugged coastal trails to discover quaint seaside villages and savor spectacular views | Stop for lunch and a stroll in the waterfront village of Tamariu.

Days 5-6 Pedal through the sunflower fields of the Baix Empordà | Take a dip in the Mediterranean while cruising the azure waters by boat | Enjoy a final bike ride along rural roads through medieval villages.

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.

Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $4,199 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,899 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,399 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $7,599 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $9,499 pp dbl occ

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Dates

F Family Tours - Older Teens & 20s

Prices

From $4,199 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$920 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Premiere & Casual Hotels*

Hotel Bernat de So, Girona, Spain
Hotel Bernat de So

Llívia (2 nights)

* Casual Hotel
Mas Falgarona, Girona, Spain
Mas Falgarona Hotel & Spa

Figueres (1 night)

Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa, Girona, Spain
Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa

Torrent (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Pyrenees and Costa Brava 

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Premiere & Casual Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Hotel Bernat de So, Girona, Spain

Hotel Bernat de So

Llívia (2 nights)
* Casual Hotel

Set amid an expansive garden, this beautifully converted historic farmhouse blends traditional Catalan design and contemporary style. (pool)

Mas Falgarona, Girona, Spain

Mas Falgarona Hotel & Spa

Figueres (1 night)

Enjoy a warm welcome at this beautifully renovated 15th-century stone farmhouse, tucked into the countryside between the Pyrenees and Costa Brava. (pool, spa) 

Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa, Girona, Spain

Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa

Torrent (2 nights)

A beautifully restored 18th-century manor house with stylish rooms and historic country charm. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-4

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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 12* 900 17 1200
2 Biking 14* 600 19* 900
Walking/Hiking 5* 800
3 Biking 22 200 36 1300 44 3600
Other Dalí Museum Guided Tour (1.5 Hours)
4 Walking/Hiking 3* 500 5 600 6 900
Kayaking the Costa Brava
5 Biking 12* 500 22* 900 33* 1400
6 Biking 10 400 15 600
 

Note: On this Family Trip, our biking and hiking routes 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.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Available Bike Options

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.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Burley Kazoo trailer bike (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who may be comfortable pedaling around the neighborhood but aren't yet ready for bike touring.

Burley Kazoo trailer bike

Burley Cub trailer (Included)

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Why Travel with Backroads in Pyrenees and Costa Brava 

The Best Leaders in Pyrenees and Costa Brava 

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Pyrenees and Costa Brava  , and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

We Invented the Multi-Adventure Trip

After more than 30 years of creating Backroads Multi-Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Pyrenees and Costa Brava  with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

Kids Who Aren't Kids Anymore

Only Backroads offers active trips in Pyrenees and Costa Brava  designed for families with older teens and 20s. These trips are aimed at you and the amazingly grownup members of your clan—whether they're almost high school grads, already in college or further along. Find out more in this blog post.

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

Only the Best Hotels

On this trip featuring Premiere Hotels, you can count on the best lodgings Pyrenees and Costa Brava  has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for a single family of three or four people, subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

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