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Spanish Pyrenees to Costa Brava Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids

Medieval Villages to Heavenly Beaches

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*

FROM: $4,799 pp dbl occ
($700 for sgl occ)

Special Kids Prices
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Kayak

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Start/End Barcelona

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights
  • Bike in one of Catalonia's largest nature parks and hike in the grand Pyrenees past herds of cows and sheep
  • Unleash your inner artist—kids get creative in a ceramics class while grown-ups venture out on their own
  • Hike, ride and kayak along the secret sandy coves and cliffside grandeur of the Costa Brava
  • Discover the genius of Salvador Dalí, king of the surrealists, and admire his artistic works at his eponymous museum
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere & Casual Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

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.

Hotel Bernat de So, Girona, Spain
Hotel Bernat de So
Llívia
| *Casual Hotel

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

Day 3

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.

Mas Falgarona, Girona, Spain
Mas Falgarona Hotel & Spa
Figueres
| Premiere Hotel

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

Days 4-6

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.

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

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

Dates & Prices

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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Activity Level: 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. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 12 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 2 | 17 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 9 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Afternoon Games (2 hours)
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 22 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles* | 3400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 44 miles | 3200 ft. gain
Other
Kids: Forest Adventure Course (1.5 hours) | min. age: 4+
Dalí Museum Guided Tour (1.5 hours)
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles | 900 ft. gain
Kayaking
Adults & Kids: Kayaking the Costa Brava (2 hours) | min. age: 6+
Other
Kids: Pottery Making Class (2 hours) | min. age: 6+
Day 5
Biking
Level 1 | 12 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 23 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Bounce House (1 hour)
Day 6
Biking
Level 1 | 9 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 15 miles | 200 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

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.

What's Included

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.

Performance Road Bike

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Kids' Bikes

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Trailer Bike

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 aren't yet ready for bike touring. 

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 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

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