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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*
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 family's Spanish adventure | Head into the mountains on two wheels, riding past alpine villages, herds of goats, and farmers tending their crops | Celebrate the week to come with cava, the local sparkling wine, and other tasty local specialties | Trek in the foothills of the French Pyrenees | Venture on foot to mountain lakes described in legends as the tears of Hercules, shed for his beloved Pyrenee | Linger over lunch in a traditional rifugio.
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? Choose to tackle the Coll de la Creueta climb, fully supported and at your own pace, or grab a lift in the van | Coast downhill with magnicifent views over the Alt Ripollès Valley | In Figueres, visit the exceptional Dalí Theatre-Museum, home to countless pieces of Dalí's mind-bending work | Partake in a wine tasting before a delicious family meal 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)
Families navigate the hidden coves of the Costa Brava by kayak | Hike rugged coastal trails to discover quaint seaside villages with spectacular views | Stroll in the waterfront village of Tamariu | Unwind at our plush family-run retreat | Cycle through the sunflower fields of the Baix Empordà | Take a dip in the azure waters of the Mediterranean | Complete your journey with one last bike ride along rural roads through medieval villages.
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.
On this Family Trip, our biking routes follow rolling terrain and hiking routes at times follow secluded back country trails. 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.