Cycling tours with landscapes filled with incredible attractions
It is a region in north-eastern Spain with diverse terrain making it the closest thing to geographic schizophrenia you’ll ever experience on a bike tour. You can be standing atop a snow-dusted peak in the Pyrenees Mountains in less than two hours and then swimming in a secluded, sun-flooded cove along Catalonia’s famed Mediterranean coast. In between, rolling plains, vineyards, and olive orchards are interspersed with rural villages steeped in mediaeval history.
Catalonia has emerged as a favourite training ground for the world’s best cyclists. Catalonia not only has diverse terrain, but it also has a diverse culture. Many architectural wonders in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter are World Heritage Sites. The Montserrat Monastery, perched atop a rock pinnacle at 2,380 feet, is said to be where the Holy Grail was first discovered. And Figueres, Salvador Dali’s birthplace, honours his artistic legacy with the Teatre-Museu-Dali.