When we booked the Barcelona trip I wanted to do something different and see a little bit more than just Barcelona. I love the city and have been before and don’t get me wrong, I could spend days/weeks walking around happily exploring and eating my way around the city. I found a traditional food and wine day trip that sounded just like something we would like!
The tour can take up to 10 people, we weren't sure what to expect but it turned out to be just us and Feliciano, our lovely guide for the day.
We got a guided tour on our way out of Barcelona and got a better idea of the geography and the different parts of the city. However we were heading to the mountains. The first stop was a rustic typical Catalonia restaurant. The view from the restaurant was out over the mountains and it was stunning. The courtyard was full of different kinds of cactus and there were tables outside as well as inside. We went in and it was time for breakfast.
Full and happy after the morning vino we headed to Montserrat, way up in the mountains. On the top of the mountain there is a monastery. It is a Benedictine abbey and it is the most important religious retreat in Catalonia. Feliciano took us to a wonderful country side restaurant, Vinya Nova.
See pics and read more here: http://petra08.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/lunch-under-a-catalonian-fig-tree-catalonia-part-i/
Parés Baltà, the last stop on our journey. I have never been to a winery on a tour before so I was very excited. The next stop was Parés Baltà, a small biodynamic winery. After the wine tour and tasting we climbed in to the car and it was time to head back to Barcelona. We arrived back at the hotel after an adventurous day, the breakfast, the monastery the long and lazy lunch and the beautiful wines. Thank you Feliciano for an absolutely wonderful day out! I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in food, wine and Catalonia! Read more about the winery here: http://petra08.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/the-
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