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Montsant Mountains - Cycling in Priorat Wine Country

PRIORAT WINE TOUR

Bikecat offers this very special cycling tour in Catalonia to some of the best vineyards in Spain.
 
You will learn and be guided by local wine experts/makers and enjoy the luxury of your hotels and the Mediterranean coastline while we lead you to visit 4 of Spain’s most famous wine regions: The D.O. (Denominació d’Origen or Appellation of Origin) of PRIORAT, MONTSANT, PENEDES and CAVA. Discover the spectacular landscapes, cuisine and culture Catalonia has to offer.
 
We have prepared a trip of 8 days/7 nights and 6 riding days. We will transfer you from Barcelona down to Falset, where we will stay for 3 nights to ride the spectacular Priorat and Montsant areas. We will see how wine is produced in this little region and get to taste some of the renowned wines.

La Selva del Camp is our next stop where we will relax at a luxurious hotel and visit the nearby Poblet Monastery. Discover the enchanting Prades Mountains and the many surprises in store.

We will then ride to our final destination next to the beach, Sitges. A lively and picturesque fishing village from which to explore the nearby Penedès and Cava region. Riding through wide extensions of vineyards and enjoy visiting a cellar along the way.

And to further your experience, the Bikecat classics: we will bring you to taste our finest local cuisine. Meticulously selected restaurants along our itinerary and relaxing dinners at the end of the day are the perfect choice for this unforgettable tour.

Cycling in Priorat Wine region - Bikecat

The Riding

Over the years, and since I was a boy, the monasteries of La Ruta del Cister and the Montsant-Prades mountain ranges always impressed and captivated my imagination. Feeling like an explorer, I found these mystic places after crossing virgin woodlands and mountains.
 
Years later, our growing interest for wine brought us there. Having trained and raced there in the past, the combination of riding to discover the area and these hidden treasures is just something we had to do.

Now we have put together this tour for both cyclists and wine lovers. Join us with your friends or group for this unique experience.

During the Priorat Wine Tour, we will start with challenging rides that lead us by the Montsant and steep-sloped Priorat wine growing areas. The remote roads will be our door to exploration and the villages and monasteries on our way will guide us in the ancient history. The untamed hills and landscapes of the region will tell us about the properties of its wine.

We will end the trip along the Mediterranean coast and ride to the extensive vineyards inland, where CAVA is produced. Visit some of the most renowned caves and Penedès vineyards.

 

Jaume Cabruja

Priorat Wine Tasting

The Wine

Wine has been cultivated here since pre-Roman times and has withstood sieges by the Barbarians, the Moors and the phylloxera plague of the 19th century.

Now with international fame coming to the quiet towns of the wine country, you have a chance to visit the cellars before they get popularized. Talk to the local agriculturalists and winemakers who run all areas of the business and watch the twinkle in their eye as you taste the wines.