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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 towns. Explore Costa Brava’s exquisite 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.
Start your journey in Barcelona, Catalonia’s vibrant capital | Head into the mountains, riding past alpine villages, herds of goats and farmers tending their crops | Adults sample cava, the local sparkling wine, at a welcome reception | Hike the foothills of the French Pyrenees | Discover mountain lakes described in legends as "the tears of Hercules for his beloved Pyrenee" | Linger over lunch in a traditional refugio | Kids romp around in a nature park by Matemale Lake and join grown-ups for an afternoon family hike.
Set amid an expansive garden, this historic farmhouse blends traditional Catalan design and contemporary style. (pool)
Ready to bike over one of the tallest peaks in the eastern Pyrenees? Tackle the amazing Creueta climb fully supported and at your own pace | Feel the wind on your face as you coast downhill with stunning views over the Alt Ripollès Valley | Kids spend an action-packed morning zip-lining through the forest canopy | Adults gather for 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)
Navigate the hidden coves of the Costa Brava by kayak | Savor lunch in the waterfront village of Tamariu | Hike the rugged coastal trails of the Grande Rota | Kids create a pottery masterpiece in La Bisbal | Bike through the sunflower fields of the Baix Empordà | Take a dip in the Mediterranean during a boating adventure | Celebrate with one last ride along rural roads through Empurdan 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: 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.