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Barcelona Villa Custom

Your Mediterranean Retreat

This isn’t just luxury. It’s “your-own-private-villa in Barcelona” luxury. On the Mediterranean just south of Barcelona lies Sitges, a beautiful, sun-kissed village nestled by the sea. Here, you’ll enjoy sumptuous surroundings from the patio of your own private villa for a week of culture, tradition and true luxury. And it doesn’t stop at the accommodations. You’ll also be treated to a private chef, serving traditional favorites from the heart of this region. By day, you’ll ride through countryside and seaside, across vineyards and valleys, and truly discover what makes the heart of Spain so special. We’ll also treat you to private olive oil sampling, wine and cava tastings, a unique cooking school experience with a master chef and a spectacular finale evening with a live Cuban salsa band. Once you’ve stayed a week in your own private villa in Barcelona like this, every other trip simply pales in comparison.

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Price:
Custom
Duration:
6 Days & 5 Nights
Rider Type: ?
3 - Active Non-riders Welcome
Hotel Style: ?
Luxury
Bike Included:
Trek Domane SL 7 Disc More options available
Reviews:
Trip Wows
The view of the hills surrounding Barcelona from your own private villa is unmatched
Dine on food prepared by your private, personal chef, and tailored to your taste
The private tastings never end, from local olive oils, to wines, cava and more local delicacies
Experience a grand finale fit for royalty with a live Cuban salsa band and so much more
Learn from one of the region's masterful chefs and learn from the best in your own private cooking class
Watch the Experience
You had me at private chef! Because we had the place to ourselves, we really bonded with our fellow travelers. It seemed like a week-long house party at the home of a favorite (and wealthy) relative. It was wonderful to tumble down to breakfast each morning at our leisure or to come home from a day of riding and relax in the hot tub with a drink from the open bar. Everything was included.
-Bob

Dates & Prices

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  • 10+ Guests Price as advertised*
  • 8-9 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
  • 6-7 Guests +$1,000 per person to trip price*
  • 4-5 Guests +$1,500 per person to trip price*
  • 2-3 Guests +$2,500 per person to trip price*
*Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Certain dates have a minimum number of guests required, please contact us for details. Private pricing is not available on Ride Camp, Race, Special Edition or Cross Country style trips.

After a short shuttle, you arrive at your beautiful private villa. Make yourself at home with a glass of cava while enjoying a sumptuous picnic lunch, highlighting the local specialties of Catalunya. Explore the estate's grounds (or maybe just relax on the terrace) while you settle in for the week. For the rest of the afternoon, your guides will fit and familiarize you with your bike for the week before you depart on your first spin into the Catalan countryside. After returning from your ride, refresh yourself with a dip in the pool and some delicious tapas paired with local wines. Tonight, we'll shuttle into the heart of Sitges, to a locally renowned restaurant a stone's throw from the Mediterranean Sea, where you 'll be spoiled for choice with the hand-picked menu.

Today's Ride:

Villa to Olivella Loop
Approximately 14 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Villa Isla Cozumel

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

This morning's ride takes you along country roads in the Foix river valley and past the medieval castle of Castellet that commands spectacular views of the pristine Foix Lake. The only sounds you'll hear are the wings of the elegant blue storks as they fish for their lunch. We'll continue through the vineyards on winding country lanes where you can choose to climb up into the national park of Montmell or take a short cut to relax at a country bistro and savor an innovative Catalan lunch. This afternoon, descend back into the valley and relax poolside at the villa with an evening cocktail as the sun sets. Meanwhile, your private master chef will be busy preparing fresh local fare for this evening's spectacular feast.

Today's Ride:

Villa to Les Cases Loop
Approximately 42 miles with 3,500 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Villa to Ca N’Ayxelà with shuttle from lunch
Approximately 23 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Villa to Les Cases Loop with El Montmell Climb
Approximately 57 miles with 4,700 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Villa Isla Cozumel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Today, venture into the Penedès wine country to uncover its treasures. The ride takes you along the path less traveled with Cyprus-tree lined lanes and into the heart of this famous cava region where time appears to stand still. Your first stop is the Parés Baltà vineyard, a family-owned winery dating back to 1790, where traditional principles and cutting-edge viticulture combine to create the finest organic wines. Enjoy a private tour of the vineyard before tasting a selection of their vintages paired with a delicious tapas style lunch. This afternoon, wine lovers may linger awhile to enjoy another glass, while riders are invited to explore the Font-Rubí mountain range. Passing scattered farmhouses and chapels, you'll climb up to the small medieval village of Fonti Rubi before a descending home back through the valley to our villa. Tonight, we'll muddle our own mojitos and learn the secrets of Sitges' most famous 'export' with a private tour of the Bacardi family museum. Afterwards, Sitges is yours to explore - wander the cobbled streets or stroll along the boardwalk to dine at the bistro of your choice.

Today's Ride:

Villa to Parés Baltà Return
Approximately 39 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Short Villa to Parés Baltà, shuttle from Lunch
Approximately 19 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Villa to Parés Baltà Return with Fonti Rubi Loop
Approximately 56 miles with 4,300 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Villa Isla Cozumel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Choose to relax and enjoy the amenities at the villa (perhaps a massage or a day at the beach is in order). Alternatively, ride up into the massifs of the natural park of Garraf. You'll climb through this spectacular landscape dotted with enormous cacti and ancient farmhouses before a final descent of the famous Rat Penat climb, down to the azure Mediterranean Sea. Choose to turn around and tackle this short but steep ascent, a challenging 4.6km with an average 10% grade, with sections of over 20%. Finally, spin back to Sitges over the old cliff-topped coastal road and enjoy lunch in the sun on the outdoor terraces followed by a dip in the sea before returning to your private villa. Tonight, a culinary extravaganza awaits with a private cooking class discovering the art of crafting gourmet tapas with our personal chef back at your villa.

Optional Ride:

Villa to Rat Penat with shuttle to Sitges Loop
Approximately 18 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing

Optional Avid Ride:

Villa to Rat Penat ascent to Sitges Loop
Approximately 40 miles with 5,600 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Villa Isla Cozumel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner

After a hearty Spanish breakfast, take to the country lanes and wind through the mosaic of vineyards up to the red cliffs of the village of Begues, perched high atop hills overlooking Barcelona and a spectacular view of the sea. Keen riders may choose to descend to the base of Col de Begues and then climb back up the switchbacks before rejoining the rest of the group for lunch on the terrace at an old farmhouse overlooking the bay and Barcelona. Tonight, return to your villa for a special celebration, as our private chef will prepare a sumptuous Argentinian BBQ dinner for you to enjoy while taking in the sounds of live Cuban music! Join in for the salsa dance lesson, sample the delicious fare and raise a glass as you dine and dance under the Spanish stars to the rhythms of Chichi Valdes!

Today's Ride:

Villa to Begues Return
Approximately 53 miles with 4,400 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Villa to Begues shuttle from lunch
Approximately 28 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Villa to Begues to Gava Return
Approximately 56 miles with 4,900 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Villa Isla Cozumel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Though this morning’s ride is short, it's a great last spin through the classic Penedès countryside. Or simply linger over a "café con leche" and “huevos revueltos” and enjoy a leisurely morning. Before you bid your farewells, enjoy a final stroll on the beach, a dip in the pool and savor the picturesque, peaceful landscape of the Spanish countryside.

Today's Ride:

Villa to San Grau return
Approximately 20 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Villa Isla Cozumel

Sitges, Spain

Perfectly located on the privileged beachfront promenade, a stone’s throw from the white sandy beaches of Sitges, Villa “Isla Cozumel” is an iconic mansion of colonial style and proportions. Originally built in 1940, it has recently been refurbished to exquisitely lavish and elegant standards by the renowned Interior Designer Sandra Valenti from VBCN. Relax and enjoy the pool surrounded by tropical gardens or stroll into town for a cocktail and tapas. Suite upgrade available for $500.
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Ca l’Almiral de la Font

Sant Pere de Ribes, Spain

The most luxurious of our collection, this exquisite, private villa is situated among olive trees and vineyards in the Penedès wine country just 10 minutes from the Mediterranean coast. This traditional ‘masia’ (manor house) has been lovingly renovated and lavishly refurbished to maintain the original building’s historic charm, while also affording guests every possible luxury – inside and out!You may stay at this villa with a private reservation for your group. Contact a Trip Consultant for more details.
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Casa Felix

Barcelona, Spain

Casa Felix is beautifully located on the edge of the charming village of Olivella with stunning views over the Garraf National Park and just 10 minutes’ drive from the Mediterranean coast. The original house dates back to the 11th century and has now been lovingly restored to a charming private guest house boasting a private pool and cinema room. You may stay at this villa with a private reservation for your group. Contact a Trip Consultant for more details.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

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Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. Starting in 2019, we’re upgrading our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist XM700+

It’s lightweight and equipped with an adjustable pedal-assist motor that helps riders of all skill levels stay together, play together and make some great memories together. Included at no additional cost, these bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserve yours when you book today. Learn More

Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid

Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid
is also available on this trip

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
  • 2 social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 Disc, Trek's newest Electric-Assist, or a Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals)
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 Disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bike
  • Trek Electric Assist XM700+ also available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Bontrager helmet and saddle
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email.
  • You may bring your own pedals and saddle on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 3 - Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
31 miles
TOTAL MILES:
186 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
2,633 ft
TOTAL ELEVATION:
15,800 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
The terrain is varied with hilly inland valleys and coastline. Hills generally are gentle, but can be steep in places. Barcelona Villa is best suited for our Type 3 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 2 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 4 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Explore the beautifully preserved medieval town of Sitges
  • Take a private painting or yoga class
  • Tour a local vineyard and taste the famous "Penedès" wines
  • Learn how to cook authentic Paella at a private cooking class at your villa
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean
  • Spend the day on the sandy beaches of Barcelona
  • Visit the many museums the area has to offer, including the Bacardí family museum or the Sitges Heritage Consortium

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Barcelona (BCN)
MEETING TIME:
12:00 PM
MEETING LOCATION:
Restaurant Pic Nic, Sitges (Barcelona), Spain

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Barcelona (BCN)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:00 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Barcelona Sants Train Station, Barcelona, Spain

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Barcelona (BCN) and then transfer by bus or train to Sitges.

Outside Terminal 1, buses depart every 20 minutes for the center of Barcelona and the Barcelona Sants train station. Alternatively, taxis are plentiful and operate 24 hours a day. The trip to the city center takes 20-30 minutes and costs around 25 euros. Trains depart for Sitges every 20 minutes from the Barcelona Sants or Estació de França stations. For more information, consult www.renfe.com.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Restaurant Pic Nic, Passeig Maritim, (opposite Hotel Calipolis), 08870 Sitges, Barcelona at 12:00 PM on the first day of the trip. You'll then shuttle 15 minutes to your private villa retreat for the week. After a sumptuous picnic of local delights, your guides will spend the rest of the afternoon making sure you have the perfect fit to your bike.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. A taxi from the Sitges train station to your villa will take about 15 minutes and cost around 30 Euros.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the villa. You'll then shuttle 45 minutes to the Barcelona Sants Train Station, arriving at approximately 12:00 PM. Please allow adequate connection time for any further travel to accommodate possible traffic delays.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

The spring season brings greener hills, with pleasant daytime temperatures (65F-75F) and evening temperatures 10-15 degrees cooler. The fall is drier and warmer with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 80s. Being close to the Pyrenees mountains there is always the chance of the odd cold spell or rain shower. Light layers and a waterproof shell are recommended. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before: Sitges, Spain

On the Mediterranean coast just south of Barcelona lies the charming and beautifully preserved former fishing village of Sitges - long a favorite destination for sun worshipers looking for a peaceful relaxing hideaway. Boasting 17 golden sandy beaches, a wealth of cosmopolitan bars, restaurants and clubs, great shopping, museums, and the idyllic myriad white walled cobblestone streets of the old town – Sitges is a destination with something for everybody. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

after

After:Barcelona, Spain

The Catalonian capital of Barcelona boasts a beautiful coastline, a great diversity of culture, leisure and shopping, creative, innovative gastronomy, and an avant-garde spirit. Be sure to check out some of the fantastic architecture and art of Antonio Gaudi, such as Sagrada Familia or Parc Guell. The Gothic quarter is the heart of Barcelona’s old town, with narrow cobblestone streets on which Picasso and Miró lived long ago. Las Ramblas is a long tree-lined shoppers’ paradise that leads to the sea. Be sure not to miss the fascinating Boqueria market as well. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

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Our Bikes

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Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

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Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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