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

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Spanish Peaks to Beaches

From $4,199 - $4,349 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$840 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 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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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 | Adults sample cava, the local sparkling wine, at a welcome reception. 

Day 2 Hike the foothills of the French Pyrenees | Discover mountain lakes described in legends as "the tears of Hercules for his beloved Pyrenee" | Enjoy lunch in a traditional refuge | Kids romp around in a nature park by Matemale Lake and join grown-ups for an afternoon family hike.

Day 3 Ready to bike over one of the tallest peaks in the eastern Pyrenees? Tackle the amazing Creuata 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 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 | 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.

Days 5-6 Bike through the sunflower fields of the Baix Empordà | Take a dip in the Mediterranean during a boating adventure | Enjoy one last ride along rural roads through Empurdan 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.

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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 the selection of dates below for your group of 16 or more. If your party has fewer than 16 guests, or your preferred date is not available, call or email us and we'll work together to find a trip just for you.

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  • 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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Prices

From $4,199 - $4,349 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$840 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 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 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 Walking/Hiking 5* 800 9* 1200
Kids Afternoon Games (2 Hours)
3 Biking 22* 200 36* 3400 44 3200
Other Kids: Forest Adventure Course (1.5 Hours)
Other Dalí Museum Guided Tour (1.5 Hours)
4 Walking/Hiking 3* 500 5* 600 6 900
Kayaking Adults & Kids: Kayaking the Costa Brava (2 Hours)
Other Kids: Pottery Making Class (2 Hours)
5 Biking 12* 500 23* 1000 33* 1400
Kids Bounce House (1 Hour)
6 Biking 9 300 15 200
 

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.

* 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)

Performance Road Bike (Included)

Custom Kids Bikes (Included in your trip price)

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 all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert.

Custom Kids Bikes

Custom Kids Bikes (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 

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.

Your Hotels Are Locked In

It may seem obvious to say the great hotels we tell you about are the ones you'll actually stay in. But the fact is many companies haven't even booked the places they promise and are later forced to settle for inferior alternatives. We book our hotels and exact rooms long in advance—often over two years—so you stay where you expect to stay.

Leaders Focused on Families

When everyone's together, there's lots going on; and when kids' and adults' priorities diverge, it can seem like two different trips. That's why our Family Adventures in Pyrenees and Costa Brava  have three Trip Leaders—including a dedicated Kids Activity Expert who regularly takes younger travelers off to do their own thing. Other companies try to get by with two leaders; we step up and do it right. For more on our family focus, check this out.

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

Like You, We're Family Experts

At Backroads we've honed our expertise in active family travel over many years and a lot of trips. We host at least 20 times more family guests than any other active company, so we're constantly gaining new insights that make our trips even better. Detailed planning, behind-the scenes logistics, unrivaled support from three Trip Leaders—all backed by a team that proudly creates the kind of experiences we'd want to share with our own families.

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.

Time Together, Time Apart

Backroads is the leader in designing trips that ensure everyone, young and young-at-heart alike, has an amazing time. Your Backroads Family Adventure balances family activities with diversions designed exclusively for the kids—giving the adults a welcome break from making decisions, other than choosing whether to explore a few more miles or just enjoy each other's company. A family vacation where everyone gets to relax, recharge and have fun – what a concept!

Custom-Designed Bikes for Kids

Only Backroads provides bikes specifically designed for younger riders. Find out more information on all of our kids' bikes and optional accessories. And check out Tom Hale's blog post about biking with your kids.

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