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2104: Biking Costa Brava, Spain and Optional Extension 2 Nights in Barcelona

Date and Time

Friday, April 16, 2021 - Saturday, April 24, 2021

Location

Costa Brava,
International,
Spain

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.

Overview

Costa Brava is the area above Barcelona and boasts a beautiful Mediterranean coastline and is the home of Empordà wines. Thanks to the Mediterranean climate and the soil, the footsteps of the mountains surrounding the plain are a perfect terrain to produce grapes. The ancient farmers in the area decided to use the plains for planting olive trees and the slopes for planting vines on terraces separated by dry-stone walls. Since 2005 influential wine guru, Robert Parker, has put Empordà on the world wine-producing map. Thanks to the hard work of the wineries, this area has been certified as a Designation of Origin or DO of Empordà. We will visit 2 of the best wine cellars and do easy biking for six days in an area that will dazzle all your senses. It's an easy tour for regular cyclist that combines half of the tour on quiet secondary roads and half on nice and clean unpaved roads. Stages are 37km/22 miles average without big climbs. The tour includes two guided visits to cellars with a wine tasting at the end. We fly into Barcelona El Prat International Airport and transfers by train to Girona where we will begin our tour. We head to the coast and then north along the beautiful Mediterranean. Our pace is leisurely so we can enjoy all that the landscape and small towns and villages have to offer. The Pyrenees are often our backdrop. We end in Figueres and head back to either Barcelona Airport or downtown for a two-night extension in the fabulous city of Barcelona.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $2,975 member / $2,975 non-member
*hotels, all meals, two winery tours with local food lunches, bike rental, guide/vehicle luggage transfer, Adventure Travel insurances

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Spain

Activities

Bicycling - Road
Cultural

Status

Open

Difficulty

Biking 2

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Dick has been an AMC-AT leader since 2007 and has lead or co-led trips to Yosemite National Park, Mongolia, Sicily, mainland Italy, France, Czech Republic, Nepal and many other countries. He is an education programming specialist and teaches spinning and group exercise.