Vic to Barcelona Mountain Biking

Vic to Barcelona Mountain Biking

Vic to Barcelona Mountain Biking

Prices

From $1,095USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Mountain bike through Catalonia from Vic to Barcelona

Take on challenging hill climbs and thrilling offroad tracks as you mountain bike through Spain.

Sip fine local wine at a tasting held by a family-run winery, strolling through their very old cellars.

Pedal to Barcelona, a dynamic city replete with stunning architecture, great food, and perfect scenery.

Tour the gorgeously designed Montserrat Monastery, one of the gems of lovely Catalonia.

Oh, Barcelona! This legendary city is the destination on the Vic to Barcelona Mountain Biking tour, but there’s no shortage of highlights along the way! Combine mountain biking- big climbs, offroad trails, and speedy descents- with the culture and atmosphere of Spain on this divine biking tour.

From the medieval city of Vic, you’ll ride through gorgeous rural Catalonia, mixing heart-pumping sections of trail with slow-going cruises through pretty towns and historic areas. Sip local wine, try regional foods, and marvel at monuments each day. Ride for a while on the legendary Way of Saint James, where pilgrims have trekked for many years. Stay the night right under the Monastery of Montserrat, ride through Collerola Park, and stroll the modernist buildings of Terrassa. The Vic to Barcelona Mountain Biking tour packs in rural charm and ends off with two nights in renowned Barcelona, creating an unbeatable Spanish mountain biking adventure!

Vic to Barcelona Mountain Biking Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome Meeting and Bike Fitting

Get your wits about you with an information session held by your guides (if taking a guided tour) or tour representatives (if taking a self-guided tour) to begin your mountain biking adventure. You’ll get your bike fitted and review all that’s needed to begin biking tomorrow.

Once you’re all set, enjoy a walk around the medieval city of Vic, perhaps seeking out a local dessert or glass of wine.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Vic
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Riding the Catalonian Countryside

Good morning! Seize your first day in Spain with a ride along peaceful country trails through the rural parts of Catalonia. Break for lunch in Collsuspina, perhaps treating yourself to a beer before hitting the road again.

Ride along more rural trails to your accommodation in Moia.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Moia
Distance
41km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Biking the Way of Saint James

You’ll pedal along a little slice of history today, riding the Way of Saint James, an ancient pilgrimage route. Following the footsteps of many before you, arrive at the Monestir de Santa Maria de l’Estany, where gorgeous views of the Pyrenees and the meadows of Catalonia unfold behind a historic monastery.

Overnight Location
Hotel near Manresa
Distance
41km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Climb to the Monastery of Montserrat

After breakfast, continue on along the Way of Saint James towards the gorgeous mountain of Montserrat. You’ll trace the Llobregat River, where you’ll be able to see the “tinas” or traditional rural winemaking buildings. From here, prepare for a climb through the forest up to the Montserrat Monastery. You’ll be staying right nearby tonight, so you’ll have lots of time to admire this historical spot.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Montserrat
Distance
34km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Following the River to Terrassa

Wake up in Montserrat and enjoy your morning coffee before hopping on your bike and following the Llobregat once again. You’ll be riding through the industrial region near Barcelona today, taking side roads to Terrassa.

Terrassa has a rich modernist influence, so take a walk through the area to admire the buildings after dinner.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Terrassa
Distance
36km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Ride into Barcelona

On your last day of biking, you’ll make your dramatic entrance into Barcelona via Collserola Park. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to stop at la Seu d’Egara and the Monastery of San Sugat, two beautiful local landmarks.

Barcelona will unfold below you and the sea will be on the horizon as you pedal your final few kilometres. You made it!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Barcelona
Distance
39km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 City Bike Tour in Barcelona

Good morning, Barcelona! This is one of the most-visited destinations in Europe, and there’s something for everyone here. From an abundance of entertainment and culture to galleries, clubs, and beaches, you’ve got plenty to keep you busy!

Take a city bike tour to some of Barcelona’s best spots, including the Gothic Quarter, the Old Harbour, Ciutadella Park, and more. Tonight, get a taste of Barcelona’s vibrant nightlife.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Barcelona
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Departure

One full day in Barcelona simply isn’t enough, so you might want to book an extension here. Otherwise, you’ll be transferred to the airport to depart today.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Vic to Barcelona Mountain Biking Price and Dates

This self-guided mountain biking tour through Spain is run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on whether you choose B&B accommodations or half-board.

Prices below are per person:

  • Price per solo traveller: from $1,750USD*
  • Price per person staying in a single room (groups of 2+): from $1,475USD*
  • Price per person sharing a double/triple room: from $1,095USD*

* - Pricing for this tour depends on the dates of your trip. Please click the Book Now button below to get the exact pricing for your trip dates.

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Accommodation on the Vic to Barcelona Mountain Biking Tour

This tour is based in hotels. The hotels offer daily breakfast and comfortable rooms and are 3 or 4-star.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. If you prefer a single room where possible, you can pay a supplement for an upgrade.

Night 1

Hotel in Vic

For your first night, you’ll have basic amenities and a nice room to help you prepare for the trip ahead.

Night 2

Hotel near Moia

After your first day of riding, relax in Moia in a local hotel with a great included breakfast.

Night 3

Hotel near Manresa

Just outside of Manresa, you’ll enjoy a peaceful night in a hotel with basic amenities and a welcoming atmosphere.

Night 4

Hotel in Montserrat

After a day of biking and plenty of time spent appreciating the beauty of Montserrat, fall into bed at your local hotel.

Night 5

Hotel in Terrassa

There’s plenty to see in Terrassa, so enjoy the local landmarks before coming home to a clean, cozy hotel room.

Night 6-7

Hotel in Barcelona

Welcome to Barcelona! You won’t want to spend much time in your hotel when you’re here, but you’ll have a comfortable bed waiting for you once you’re done experiencing the city tonight.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Vic to Barcelona Mountain Biking Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before or after the tour are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for your luggage is included throughout the tour. Airport transfers are not included in the package, but you can book them during the booking process.

Also Included

  • Detailed trip notes, GPS, maps, and guidebooks
  • Luggage transfers each day
  • Welcome meeting
  • Bike rental
  • Wine tasting

Not included

  • Flights
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Visas if required
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Transfers between Vic and Barcelona
  • Airport transfers
  • Guide services
  • Bike rental

Frequenty Asked Questions about Vic to Barcelona Mountain Biking

How hard is the Vic to Barcelona Mountain Biking tour?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. While you won’t bike more than 41km in a day, you will need to complete significant hill climbs and be comfortable biking on offroad trails. Those with some mountain biking experience will be able to get the most out of the tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to Spain?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Vic to Barcelona Mountain Biking tour?

The number of meals included depends on your chosen meal plan. All tours will include 7 breakfasts, and the half-board plans will include 7 dinners as well. Wine is included with dinner.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel, since you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided with all the information you’ll need to follow the route each day and often have access to phone support or other kinds of assistance. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover mountain biking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Vic to start this tour?

Fly into Girona-Cost Brava Airport (GRO) or Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN). You can request an airport transfer or find your own way to Vic via train and bus.

Is the Vic to Barcelona Mountain Biking tour guided?

This tour is available either as a self-guided or guided tour. The prices listed reflect the tour without a guide. Please let us know if you’d like a quote for a guided tour. Guides can be English, Spanish, or French.

Where does the Vic to Barcelona Mountain Biking tour end?

The tour ends in Barcelona, where you can either request an airport transfer or find your own way to the airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Spain?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Spain?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Spain for this tour?

The best time to travel to Spain for this tour is between March and November. July and August tend to be the busiest and hottest months, so many travellers enjoy May, June, and September.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 4/5. While you won’t bike more than 41km in a day, you will need to complete significant hill climbs and be comfortable biking on offroad trails. Those with some mountain biking experience will be able to get the most out of the tour.


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