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3-Day Hike Through Wine Country in Priorat, Catalonia

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Follow UIMLA-certified mountain leader Miguel on a delightful trek through infamous Catalan wine country and three days in the Spanish countryside.

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Catalan Coastal Range

3 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Come taste the history of a world-renowned wine region on this unique three-day tour in Catalonia! Hike through wonderful wineries as charming as the expansive views and learn about a side of Catalonia you never knew before!

This excursion is designed for the adventurer with an appreciation for wine. Located a couple hours out of Barcelona, the Montsant Natural Park is home to the production of famous regional red wine. Get your cameras AND your taste buds ready for this adventure!

The region started gaining attention in the early 1990s, after a Catalan wine-maker brought his product to Paris and it was well-received by the best known sommelier at the time. After just a few tastes, he ordered three boxes on the spot, and the rest is history.

The prestige of this Catalan wine region continues today, and once you see the landscape responsible for its growth, you will understand – and you won´t want to leave. Never-ending views that encompass the entire Priorat region, the fauna of Montsant, and the unique countryside will make this an adventure you won´t forget.

Book this now and I will show you a three-day hike through the famed lands of Catalonia and the beauty that accompanies it!

I can also take you on a great four-day hike in the Cadi Moixero Natural Park in the Pyrenees! Or I can take you on a guided tour of Andorra for a long weekend!

Prices per person

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

All wine tastings and bodega visits are included in the price.

Price does NOT include lunch on the first day, personal insurance, personal equipment, personal food and drink(s), or any activities that are not explicitly mentioned as included.


Itinerary

Day 1: Priorat Vineyards

We will depart Barcelona at 8:45am and travel about two hours to Falset. From there, we will have a nice 8.6 km walk through poplars, oaks, and hazelnut groves to a private tour of a Gratallops winery. We will have a packed lunch on the way.

After the tour and tasting, we will continue along the path for an additional 7 km of walking to reach our first accommodations.

Day 2: La Vilella Alta

After our breakfast we will take on an ambitious hike with a 1,100m rise in elevation over 14km. This includes some scrambles over Grau de la Vilella Alta and Graus de l´Enderrocada, as well as a beautiful countryside of olive groves and time-worn Stone walls.

We will reach the hotel after several hours out on our trek, and prepare for the amazing hike the next day!

Day 3: Montsant Natural Park

A hilly journey of 16km awaits us today, and we will climb 840m in altitude. We will reach the highest point of the mountain range and take in unbelievable views of the Catalan wine country.

There is an optional wine tour and tasting at Celler Cooperatiu de Cornudella del Montsant, a well-known winery with architectural significance – it was built by Cesar Martinell, a protege of Gaudi.

We will bus to Falset by 6:30pm, and take the train back to Barcelona at 7:33pm – a two-hour trip.

 

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Details

Accommodation

Enjoy staying at the Balco del Priorat and Casa Rural L´Abadia, a local hotel and a cottage. We will eat regional tapas while staying in the cottage, but dinner and breakfast will be served at the hotel.

More info

There is a minimum of five (5) participants to guarantee a program departure.

If there is a date that works best for you that is not listed, please contact me and we can discuss planning a trip for you.

Meeting point

Meet me at the Sants Railway Station in Barcelona.

About the guide

As professional mountain guide (UIMLA and AEGM-certified), I am passionate about helping you discover the majestic Pyrenees range that are off the beaten track. From small towns, valleys and mountain ranges to the GR 11 Pyrenees trekking route.

Through my programmes of walking and snowshoeing holidays, I’ll reveal all I know about these awe-inspiring mountains. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker, I can offer a tailor-made mountain experience to suit your requirements. I also have tours for solo travellers or large corporate groups.

Languages

French | English | Catalan

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

Terrassa, Catalunya


What people are saying about Miguel Ibáñez

John Moffatt

5.00

August, 2022

Our hike was wonderful and surpassed our expectations. Our guide, Dani, was excellent, organized each day's hike perfectly with respect to our abilities and preferences and the weather. He gave interesting explanations about flora & fauna, geology, geography and local lore along the way. The landscape was spectacular. The hotel was comfortable, with good meals and they even provided lunch packs for our daily hikes. Everything was perfect!

Kevin Bickard

5.00

July, 2022

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Olav Gjeset

4.00

July, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Helen Trop-Zell

5.00

October, 2019

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colin kaiser

5.00

October, 2019

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