Catalunya: A long weekend in the Sun


Catalunya: A long weekend in the Sun


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Catalunya: A long weekend in the Sun

With just three days away experience the wonders of the region’s sights, roads and cuisine on your bike of choice.

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3 Day Self-Guided Tour

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With just three days away experience the wonders of the region’s sights, roads and cuisine on your bike of choice.
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Catalunya known as the land of castles, is also known for its friendly people, sumptuous food, world class wine and smooth, traffic free roads. With a great climate and spectacular scenery it’s the perfect place to escape the British winter and recharge your batteries in the Spanish sun.
  • Self Guided Tour
  • 3 Days
  • 300 miles
  • Barcelona, Spain

March to November

We include a range of motorcycle hire options in the price of this trip that suit the local riding conditions perfectly, if you would prefer a larger adventure or touring bike these can also be arranged for a small daily supplement. Fancy more than 3 days away? Just let us know and we can tailor the length of the trip to suit your needs.

Your tour starts with collection from your chosen airport before gathering at the host’s farmhouse nestled in the vineyards where you will be given your motorcycle and a small briefing on riding the area and the key points of interest. Your host can discuss the type of riding that you prefer and what you would like to see to make an initial plan for your stay, with the knowledge that this can be changed as you go along with total flexibility.

Our routes take you to some of the hidden gems of Spain including medieval towns with Roman and Moorish architecture and all rides can be taken at your pace you can cover as many or as few miles as you like. You end each day at the host’s house, relaxing by the pool, unwinding with an optional spa treatment and enjoying cooking over an open fire or journeying into the local town.

Days in the saddle here are a joy and the variety of sights on offer for riders and pillions alike is truly exceptional. You can ride the twisting mountain forest roads passing the Castle of Querol and visit the 9th century castle and church ruins of Santa Perpetua De Gaia. From here continue on open, sweeping bends to get to the medieval town Santa Coloma De Queralt.

Or how about heading into the Prades mountains to a pretty village in Catalunya with a coffee stop in the medieval walled town of Montblanc and an optional visit to the church with access to the roof for spectacular views. The road to Siurana passes through the mountains via some of the most extraordinary roads in Catalunya. This includes open bends, mountain twisties and alpine style passes, in fact everything except traffic!

You could visit the extraordinary mountain monastery of Montserrat where you can take the cable car to the top of the mountain and then how about a trip around the world class motorcycle museum at Bassella on the way home? If that’s not enough you could visit the Unesco world heritage site of the Roman remains in Tarragona and it’s Roman Aqueduct too.

All of the ride outs available are optional, the beauty of this tour is you can pick and choose to suit your needs. There are also many options off the bike for you and your pillion including just relaxing by the pool, hikes through the vineyards, spa treatments, tai-chi and meditation. Alternatively, you can enjoy a tour of the 10th century monastery of Santes Creus which is only 15 minutes from the house, or take one of the great wine tours of the region.

World class roads in one of Spain’s least explored areas. Unique, authentic local experiences away from the usual routes in just 3 days!

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Tour highlights

Based from a peaceful and tastefully modernised 800-year-old farm house in the mountains of the Penedes wine region with private pool and relaxing gardens.

Total flexibility to customise every route to suit your interests and riding preferences. Choose from long or short rides, mountain twisties or open roads, coastal rides or high plains.

Rapid access to the heart of this wonderful motorcycling area. No long journey on ferries or roads, no need to bring your own bike. Just fly in and ride from the very first day with a choice of new machines.

Routes through virtually traffic free mountains to some of the most beautiful villages, castles and towns in Catalunya.

The beautiful twisty road to Siurana

'May I say what a pleasure it was to stay with you and Amanda. Kate and I loved the company, location, great food, and the opportunity to ride some of the best roads in Spain.'
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Visit the world-famous Monastery De Montserrat with its cable car ride to the top of the mountains.

Explore Unesco world heritage sites like Roman Tarragona, Medieval towns and 9th century castles.

Plenty to do off the bike too if you or your pillion wish, activities include visits to local cultural sites like Santes Creus monastery or relaxing with on-site massage, Tai-Chi or just simple R&R.

Options to visit the golden sandy beaches of the Costa Daurada and 2000 year old Roman remains of Tarragona, including the amphitheatre and aqueduct.

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Tour Map / Itinerary

Full Itinerary

Pick and choose from the options below to create your own unique tour:

Rideout option 1 45 Miles

A quick ride out on your new bike to see the immediate area. This can optionally be a ride to the coast or nearby Santes Creus monastery. This depends on arrival time and the type of riding you prefer.

Rideout option 2 50 Miles

A fabulous ride up mountain twisties to view the ancient castle and church of Santa Perpetua De Gaia. The second half of the ride is on open sweeping bends via a lunch stop and Santa Coloma De Queralt.

Rideout option 3 70 Miles

Taking in the best local beach, Tarragona city with Roman remains, Pont Del Diable Roman Aqueduct, Nulles wine Cooperative (optional wine tasting tour is also available with transport provided).

Rideout option 4 110 Miles

4.5 hours in the saddle as the majority of the ride is through mountain twisties. Travel via Montblanc to Siurana returning through the Prades mountains and Mont Ral, with optional river swimming or sightseeing at Farena.

Rideout option 5 200 Miles

Another spectacular ride taking in the extraordinary Monastery perched on the top of the Montserrat mountains. Returning via the world class motorcycle museum of Basilla, which celebrates the rich motorcycle history of the region.

Rideout option 6 90 Miles

Extraordinary mountain twisties leading to high mountain views on the way to Llacuna. You travel on to view the ancient castle and church of Santa Perpetua De Gaia. The second half of the ride is on open sweeping bends via a lunch stop and Santa Coloma De Queralt.

Off bike options Varied

Relaxing by the pool or on one of the local beaches, hikes through the vineyards, spa treatments, tai-chi and meditation. Or how about tour the 10th century monastery of Santes Creus which is only 15 minutes from the house, or take one of the great wine tours of the region?

What's included
Airport transfers to and from either Reus airport or Barcelona El Prat airport.
Accommodation for 2 nights in a historic rural manor house.
Three days motorcycle hire with insurance.
Excellent breakfast each morning.
Full use of all leisure facilities.
Detailed route plans and maps.
GPS routes (Garmin / Tom Tom).
Detailed daily itinerary including sights and suggested coffee / lunch stops.
Option for fully guided and supported by your host or explore on your own. (subject to availability).
What's not
Spa treatments.
Admission charges to sights.
Meals and drinks other than specified above.
Travel insurance.
Sat Nav rental, available for £10 per day.

Common questions about this trip

Where should I fly into?

The closest airport is Reus, which is just 35 minutes from the host. Alternatively, fly into Barcelona El Prat, which is just over an hour away – airport transfer is included with either of these options.

Do I get a choice of bike and are they any good?

Yes, we offer a range of well serviced, nearly new motorcycles that suit the local roads in the package. You can also upgrade to other larger machines if you prefer, just let us know when you book.

What is included in the motorcycle hire?

Bike, recovery, full luggage and insurance are all included.

Can I swap between bikes if I’m with friends?

Yes, with just a little paperwork.

What will the weather be like on this tour?

Nice and warm and generally dry in the summer and even in the winter and spring months you’ll enjoy daytime temperatures between 12 and 16C. This tour is suitable for riding from March to November as in Dec/Jan and Feb it can get a little cold…

Do I need to bring my own bike gear?

We recommend that you bring your own gear for comfort, or at least helmet and boots. We do have stocks of gear at the accommodation if you prefer to travel lighter or if you should forget anything. Ideally contact us in advance if you think you may need something.

Should I bring my own SatNav?

Feel free to bring your own if you prefer or use a hired unit. Just make sure to let us now when you book. If you bring your own, please remember to bring the mount and a lead to connect into a USB socket (all hire bikes have these).

Can I do this tour on my own bike?

Of course, you can either ride to the start point or we can arrange for your motorcycle to be collected and transported there and then returned to you after your holiday, just drop us an email and we’ll price one of these options up for you.

More information
For general information on planning and preparing for motorcycle trips including what to pack please see our Prepare for your trip section.
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