With more than 2,000km of stunning traffic-free roads and a year-round mild Mediterranean climate, Spain’s Costa Daurada region is probably the best cycling destination in the Med.
One hour from Barcelona by car – and just 35 minutes by high-speed train, the low rainfall creates perfect conditions for cycle holidays and training trips, with superb routes ranging from coastal to high mountain.
Specialist operators, bike-friendly accommodation, superb wine, food, culture and a host of other activities to enjoy will all combine to make a trip to remember!
2. Foodie heaven
The cuisine of the Costa Daurada is full of Mediterranean flair and uses the best ingredients from the sea and land. There are numerous food festivals throughout the year and a host of quality restaurants. Try xató, a world famous cod salad and local favourite.
3. World class wine
Superb wines, in particular the world-famous Priorat label, make this a great area for wine-lovers. Thanks to its six ‘designations of origin’, including party favourite Cava, the Costa Daurada is home to a wide range of vineyard tours – including tastings and wine and food pairing lunches.
4. Out of the saddle
Costa Daurada is a true playground for adventurous holidaymakers with a miriad of activities on offer on land or sea. Specialist operators area vailable to provide day trips ranging from trekking to kayaking, rock climbing, sailing, kite surfing, scuba diving, canyoning and horse riding
5. Costa culture
Fascinating cultural attractions, from the Roman ruins and Poblet Monastery in Tarragona – both UNESCO World Heritage Sites – to the important medieval village of Montblanc, and Reus, birthplace of Gaudi and a city with more than 100 examples of modernist architecture.