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COAST, COUNTRYSIDE & CAVA!

from £999
The Costa Barcelona is so much more than just the vibrant city of Barcelona.
  • Product Code 12340
  • Holiday Type Lifestyle, Culture & Natural History
  • Grade Grade 4
  • Holiday Duration 7 Nights

A balmy day, a beautiful walk, and a glass (or two) of locally produced bubbly – sounds like bliss! Experience the Penedès, with its gentle rolling hills, is Spain’s main Cava producing region and the village of Sant Sadurni d’Anoia with Ramblers Walking Holidays. You can find over 100 wineries, large and small, dotted throughout the countryside. Trails weave their way through the verdant landscape of vineyards and bodegas offer a welcome rest stop.

Contrast this with the rugged limestone landscape of El Garraf Natural Park, home to a variety of flora and fauna and characteristic stone farmhouses which dot the horizon. Elements have eroded the hills over time to form caves, potholes, and gorges. Much of the park presents a Southern Mediterranean landscape with pine and mastic trees, the Mediterranean fan palm, low lying gorse, rosemary and thyme. On a walk with our local guide, we'll discover the different wild plants and their many uses.

From the picturesque coastal town of Sitges, which has a lovely beach, long promenade, iconic church and plenty of cafés and restaurants, we’ll explore the surrounding natural beauty of the Penedès and El Garraf and there will be time for you to visit the vibrant city of Barcelona or perhaps, historic 'Roman' Tarragona, both of which can easily be reached by train. Our October departure coincides with the Penedès Cava festival, which we will take time to enjoy.


Holiday Highlights

  • Picturesque coastal town of Sitges with its iconic church and promenade.
  • Cava tasting at a Penedès winery.
  • Countryside walks in the rocky, rugged El Garraf Natural Park.
  • Easy transport options to visit Tarragona or Barcelona on the free day
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Heathrow to Barcelona (British Airways)
      Airport transfers
      En suite accommodation
      Breakfasts taken at the hotel
      Dinners taken at local restaurants
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 4/L

  1. Day 1

    Depart the UK for Barcelona. On arrival, we travel by road to the Hotel Galeón, located in the heart of Sitges (approx. 45 minutes). Depending on our arrival time, there will be time for a short orientation walk before dinner. Sitges is a lovely sea-side town to discover. Dominated by it coastal church, long beaches, cobbled, winding streets, cafes and restaurants, there is plenty to discover.

  2. Day 2 to 7

    During our time on the Barcelona coast our walks will take us into the wild el Garraf Natural Park, the cava producing area of L’Alt Penedès, along the coast and into Parc del Foix, offering a varied programme and of course a stop at a winery for tasting and tapas!. There will be time to visit Tarrangona or Barcelona on your free day, which can be easily and cheaply reached by train. On the day we walk in El Garraf NP, we include lunch in lieu of dinner, leaving you free to explore the many tapas bars and restaurants that Sitges has to offer.

  3. Day 8

    Transfer by road to Barcelona Airport for check-in and return flight to the UK

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Barcelona (British Airways)
  • Airport transfers by road c. 40 minutes
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport

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Hotel Galeon, Sitges

The Hotel Galeón is set in the heart of Sitges, a short walk from cafes, bakeries, restaurants, and the splendid beachfront with its iconic church. The weekly market is held close to the hotel and the train station is nearby, making a day trip to Barcelona or Tarragona easy. Winding alleyways end in squares or quiet corners with lovely coffee shops offering wonderful pastries, ice creams and local delicacies and are a lovely place to while away a few hours. The hotel consists of two buildings, one behind the other, with the rooms either facing the street or over the courtyard. There is a small garden and swimming pool between the two buildings. The main building houses the reception, restaurant and bar. Both buildings have a lift. All rooms (superior, standard and balcony) are en-suite with TV, a/c, hairdryer and safe. On arrival, our coach may not be able to park directly in front of the hotel due to narrow streets, so there may be a short walk – with luggage – from the coach to hotel and vice versa. Sumptuous buffet breakfasts and all but one dinner are included in the holiday charge.


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