Priorat & Montsant wine tour

Priorat- Barcelona – Scala Dei – Falset – Walking – Wine tour – Meet local Winemakers – D.O.C. Priorat & Montsant – Cozy Hotels
Priorat is a rural area of Cataluña with a colorful wilderness & breathtaking sceneries from the Montsant mountains. A small & culturally unique region, with the Scala Dei monastery ruins, spiritually embracing every corner. A land of pioneers where tradition and modernity join forces in food & wine know-how. A unique short break with a handful of experiences in combination with Barcelona. (7 days/6 nights)

It´s amazing to discover so many great wines, such a great food & ancient culture in such a small area…Bonito Norte

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Itinerary highlights
The first thing that hits you when you stop is the silence. Not far away from the loud Costa Dorada and Salou, it seems like you are really in the middle of nowhere. The views are stunning, the spring flowers in multicolored bloom and the sensation of being in a very special place is very present. Alvaro Palacios, one of the responsible of the rediscovery of this small (but huge) wine region often talks about the supremacy of wines from holy regions. So true. DOC Priorat is one of the smallest wine appelations in Spain. This catalan highly appreciated and somewhat hyped wine region is today producing the most expensive wines in Spain. Its landscape has been compared to a stormy sea with the small villages (that almost vanished before the wine business recovered) as small ships on top of the waves or down in the valleys. Its volcano licorella stony soil gives a true mineral touch to the wines and the expression of the old Garnacha and Cariñena vines give low yields with high concentrated fruit always on top of the oak. The result? The inky “vi negre” as it is called in Catalan.

Day 1

Arrival to outskirts of Barcelona where we meet up, have a glass of wine and get an informative presentation of the tour. 3 course dinner while we get to know the group.

Day 2

1,5 hour transfer to Priorat and its winding roads and spiritual mountain range Montsant protecting the wavy landscape. A first winery visit to a small celler and state bottler with a solid explanation of the land, the terruño and the grapes. After check in, traditional lunch with the state wines, chance for a first short siesta and later on a floral walk for about 5km. Another winery visit before dinner at the hotel with an explanation of the raise of D.O.C. Priorat and a horizontal tasting.

Day 3

Morning 4km stroll down the mountains to a cultural monestary visit, we see the surroundings and enjoy a oil tasting and lunch. In the afternoon we continue to one of the more famous villages of the appellation where we enjoy a “to the roots” visit of winery and vines with a young 7th generation winemaker and farmer. Tasting of the family wines paired with dinner.

Day 4

A morning visit to historical and beautiful Siurana where we do a round 8km trail and enjoy a traditional 3 course lunch and wine. Transfer to Falset and after a siesta a visit to the wine museum in the castle and we end our Priorat experience with a modern dinner experience. Bon Appetit!

Day 5

Transfer to Montroig where we walk a 5km trail to a small chapel on the rock to get the best view of the Mediterranean Sea. Afterwards we visit the Miró museum in Montroig. Some time of our own in Cambrils for lunch, and we continue to Barcelona, check in and enjoy farwell dinner.

Day 6

Free day Barcelona.

Day 7

Transfer on your own according to home flight.

¡Hasta la próxima!

Getting here & transfers

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Barcelona is the best airport for regular incoming international flights as well as low cost operators.

 

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All minibus transfers in Spain included except aiport transfers. Mostly short transfers 30min-1h. Longest transfer Barcelona – Priorat 1,5h.
Hotels & meals
Small country family owned hotels – sometimes with their own state wines.

 

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On this tour you will enjoy solid buffet breakfasts with bread, cereals, juice, coffe & tea, ham, eggs, cheese as well as local sweets to get ready for a day of walking. Lunches and dinners are always several courses with wine and water included.
Activities on this tour

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Walking Level: Easy         Shortest/longest walk 4/8km
Maximum climb 300m     Maximum descent 200m
We will enjoy our walks that always are optional on this tour – if you a have a soar knee we will pick you up to meet the group at the next scheduled point. As we have prepared written detailed itineraries and maps, you will be able to complete each route at your own pace. And if you still need an extra challenge we can provide you with some alternative extra kilometers to complete the physical activity of each day.
Recommended walking accesories : Walking poles, gore tex walking shoes/ low ancle boots, light ruck-sack for daily necessities.

 

wine greenVisits to 3 wineries with tastings. There will be opportunities to see how wine was made yesterday in comparison with modern techniques of authors or garage styled modern wines. We will also visit a small wine museum. 2 more tastings are programmed with the meals. Oil tasting.
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What´s included?

6 nights double room at selected Hotel 3*** and 4**** or similar

Transfers and luggage transport according to program

4 Breakfast, 3 Lunches , 5 Dinners (1 gourmet) (Wine with all meals)

Visits, tastings and activities according to program

Walking routes itineraries and maps

Travel documentation and useful information

Pricing & general Conditions

From 1.150,00€

(180,00€ single room additional fee)

Flight and means of transportation to Spain excluded

Cancellations, Amendments and Refunds Bonito Norte Viajes

Cancellation due to severe sickness, illness, death of close family or catastrophic events at home such as fire, flooding or else: Total refund of the whole Price.

Cancellation due to other reasons

Cancellations up to 7 days tour starting date, 75% refund

Cancellation from 6 days to 48 hours prior to tour start date, 50% refund

Cancellation of tour start date prior to 48h, non-refundable

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