Catalonia Cycling Tours

The cultural richness of Catalonia is best experienced by bicycle

Catalonia, a distinct region nestled in Spain’s northeastern corner, has played a crucial role in the Iberian Peninsula’s history and culture.

Its position on the Mediterranean made it a desirable land for various civilizations, including the Romans who established the city of Tarraco, and later the Visigoths and Moors. By the Middle Ages, the County of Barcelona emerged as a maritime powerhouse, catalyzing the region’s influence in Mediterranean trade. Catalonia’s prosperity was further consolidated with the establishment of the Crown of Aragon, which expanded territories into Italy, Greece, and even as far as the Balearic Islands.

Culturally, Catalonia is a crucible of artistic and architectural wonders. The Modernisme movement, spearheaded by figures like Antoni Gaudí, showcased a unique blend of Gothic and Art Nouveau forms, exemplified by the iconic Sagrada Família. The region also birthed world-renowned artists like Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró.

Catalans hold profound pride in their language, Catalan. The regional push for autonomy, and even independence in recent years, highlights Catalonia’s historic and deep-rooted desire to preserve its unique cultural and historical identity.

As one of the first places to popularize the concept of molecular gastronomy, Catalan cuisine has been the birthplace for some of today’s top chefs and restaurants. These chefs have influenced the global culinary scene with their innovative pairings, fresh ingredients, and intricate flavors.

As Catalonia continues to assert its own identity, its legacy as a center of innovation and cultural dynamism remains a source of inspiration, inviting travelers and enthusiasts to explore the its history and culture by bike.

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Bicycling Catalonia's Costa Brava

Bicycling Catalonia’s Costa Brava

With a history as diverse as the territory and a cultural identity and language of its own, Catalonia has a bit of everything – great routes, interesting towns and beautiful vistas.
8 days
From USD$4695
Classic Level 2.0
  • Sep 04, 2024 – Sep 11, 2024

  • Sep 18, 2024 – Sep 25, 2024
    Departure confirmed to go! Only one recycle credit space available.

Bicycling the Costa Brava with ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours

Bicycling Catalonia’s Costa Brava Plus! Barcelona

With a history as diverse as the territory and cultural identity and language of its own, Catalonia has a bit of everything – great routes, interesting towns and beautiful vistas.
12 days
From USD$5995
Classic Level 2.5
  • Sep 04, 2024 – Sep 15, 2024

  • Sep 18, 2024 – Sep 29, 2024
    Departure confirmed to go! Only one recycle credit space available.