Terrassa and the jewels of Central Catalonia

Terrassa, the ancient roman town of Egara at the foot of the Sant Llorenç del Munt Nature reserve, will be your base for this 6 day tour. A town with a rich cultural and artistic heritage, just 17 minutes from Barcelona.

Terrassa played an important role during the industrial revolution and the rise of the co-operative movement in Catalonia in the 19th Century and is home to some of the most important modernist architecture in the area.

From here you will discover some of the finest cycling routes in Catalonia. Crossing Natural Parks with wonderful landscapes and diverse nature.

Four intense days of cycling where you will visit the main sights in the centre of Catalonia: Montserrat mountain, Sant Miquel del Fai and the Torres winery. As well as cycling along the coastline of the Mediterranean.

This is an itinerary for lovers of cycling, culture and history and can be extended at either end with a City Break in Barcelona or combined with one of our other destinations to create a longer 2 centre holiday.

To combine this itinerary with another, please contact us directly. 

Region
Barcelona
Destination
Terrassa
Season
JANUARY UNTIL NOVEMBER (EXCEPT FROM 01/08 - 11/09)
Duration
4 Days cycling / 5 nights Full Board
From Tuesday to Sunday
Level
Approximately 70 km daily average / we can adapt, depending on the level of the group
Minimum people
4
Price from
1695€
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Day 1
Day 1

ARRIVAL

We start on Tuesday evening in Hotel Don Candido, (Terrassa), with a briefing.
During the meeting 
the cycling guides will check the level of the group, explain all the routes and prepare each bicycle.


The Don Candido Hotel is only 17 minutes from Barcelona


Terrassa is traditionally a sporting city, it played in key role in the Olympic games of 1992, and  in Hotel Candido, they keep this in mind. For more than 10 years Hotel has specialised in the accommodation of sports groups 

Day 2
Day 2

Montserrat Mountain & Monastery

Cycling from Hotel Candido to Montserrat Mountain and return by mini-van.

Montserrat is a singular rocky massif rising up to over 1200 metres and with over 600 metres of positive gain, it is the most emblamatic mountain in Catalonia and visible from miles around.

AT the top of the climb we find the Benedictine Monestary of Santa Maria de Montserrat, founded in the 10th Century and now home to over 150 monks.

On a clear day it is possible to see virtually the whole of Catalonia and even the island of Mallorca.

When we reach the summit there will be free time to visit the monestary before we have a buffet lunch and take a minibus transfer back to the hotel.


Ride: 37 km.  Level: medium/high

Day 3
Day 3

The Montnegre Corredor & Maresme Coast

Cycling from Hotel Candido to Caldes D'Estrac and return by mini-van.


Heading towards the Mediterranean Coast by crossing the Natural Park of The Montnegre Corredor - a park of some 15000ha (roughly the size of Washington DC) with a maximum altitude of 766m and diverse and abundant flora and fauna. A route along secondary, traffic free roads with spectacular views.


The stage ends in Caldes D'Estrac, which was a fashionable spa town for the Barcelona bourgeoisie between 1875 and the 1920s for it's thermal baths and beautiful coast. It is also home to some majestic modernist architecture. 


We will take  lunch on the seafront before picking up the mini-van to return to the hotel. 

Ride: 91 km.  Level: medium/high

Day 4
Day 4

Vineyards & Wineries

Cycling from Hotel Candido through vineyards and return by mini-van.

The route will take us through the Penedès wine producing region, an area that has over 1500 years of wine making history. The Penedès demoninación de origen was created in 1960 and today has over 260 km2 of planted vineyards.

We are heading toward the Torres Winery located in Villafranca Del Penedes, which has over 1,300 hectares of vineyards and a presence in over 150 countries where the Torres name is associated with some of the best wines in the world.

Before arriving at Torres we will take lunch in a restaurant closeby and then visit the winery which will include a wine and local cheese tasting before heading back to the hotel in mini-van.


Ride: 79 km.  Level: medium/high

Day 5
Day 5

Sant Miquel del Fai

Cycling from Hotel Candido to Sant Miquel del Fai and return by mini-van. 

The monastery of Sant Miquel del Fai is located in a spectacular natural setting on the cliffs of Bertí. (Cingles de Bertí) it is a cenobitic Benedictine monastery built in the 11th Century.

 
A beautiful waterfall, and the architectural ensemble are the protagonists of this place.

After visiting this beautiful and surprising site we will take lunch in a Typical Catalonian Masia before returning to Terrassa in mini bus.

Ride
: 75 km.  Level: medium/high

Day 6
Day 6

DEPARTURE

INCLUDED

  • 5 Nights accommodation, minimum 4* 
  • Meals as detailed in the itinerary
  • Expert cycling guide (English, Spanish or French - other languages on request)
  • Assistance vehicle for mechanical support, drinks, snacks and sweeper service
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (max 2 pieces 40cm x 60cm per person)
  • Transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • Accident insurance
  • Any other items or experiences as detailed in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure (can be organised on request)
  • Airfare / transport
  • Travel insurance
  • Theft insurance
  • Road bike and helmet hire (available on request)
  • Any items not detailed in the itinerary
  • Local tourist taxes
  • Gratuities for guides

In case of an increase in the rate of sales tax (IVA/VAT) or an increase in fuel prices, the final price of the tour will be adjusted accordingly. 

GENERAL PACKAGE HOLIDAY CONDITIONS

Sport No Limit Travel is a travel agency registered in accordance with the conditions as laid down by the governements of Spain and Catalonia and licensed to organise package holidays, trips and tours under licence number GC-004971

Final accommodations maybe subject to change owing to circumstances beyond our control. In this instance, accommodation of at least equal category will be used.

Itinerary may be subject to modification owing to circumstances beyond our control including, but not exclusively weather conditions, road works, sporting events and force majeure.

In case of any incident a Sport No Limit Travel representative will be at your disposal.

Force Majeure - Sport No Limit Travel reserves the right to cancel the trip and return monies paid without penalty or recrimination as a result of, but not restricted to Acts of God (including fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane or other natural disaster), war, invasion, act of foreign enemies, hostilities (regardless of whether war is declared), civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power or confiscation, terrorist activities, nationalisation, government sanction, blockage, embargo, labor dispute, strike, lockout or interruption or failure of electricity or telephone service.

PAYMENT AND CONDITIONS OF CANCELLATION

A deposit of 30% of the total will be collected at the time of reservation to secure your booking.

The remaining balance will be collected 30 days prior to the commencement of services.

Sport No Limit Travel reserves the right to cancel the reservation for non payment of balance.

Cancellation and amendment-:

You have the right to cancel or amend your booking at any time, subject to the following conditions and penalties.

  • Amendments to names or dates will be subject to an administrative fee if made less than 30 days prior to the service commencement date
  • Cancellation with more than 10 days and less than 15 days notice will be subject to 5% penalty of the total cost of the package
  • Cancellation with more than 3 days and less than 10 days notice will be subject to a 15% penalty of the total cost of the package
  • Cancellation with more than 1 day and less than 3 days notice will be subject to a 25% penalty of the total cost of the package
  • Non arrival will result in the loss of all monies paid