The season for this holiday is:
01 March 2021 - 31 October 2021
£ per person based on 2 sharing
|Hotel Colón||Add on 2 nights||Single supplement**|
**Availability and price vary according to date of travel; please contact us for a quote
Getting between Barcelona airport and the city (13km):
|Public transport||Approx. duration||Frequency|
|Bus||50 minutes||regular service|
|Train||20 minutes||every 30 minutes|
|Other options||Approx. duration||Approx. cost|
|Taxi||20 minutes||25-30€, plus bag fee|
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The link to art and architecture on this holiday was a personal highlight for me, loved visiting Gaudi architecture in Barcelona, seeing where Matisse & Derain painted in Collioure, seeing Maillol’s sculptures in Banyuls-sur-Mer and visiting Dali’s house in Portlligat Cadaqués (book ahead as we did). Had many memorable meals, can recommend El Pintor in Barcelona, El Capillo in Collioure & Es Balconet de Sant Antoni in Cadaqué. The waiters at El Capillo were so friendly and had true passion about the food which was excellent. Es Balconet had a wonderful warm family atmosphere as well as serving delicious seafood at reasonable prices. The evening meals at Hotel Catalan in Banyuls sur Mer were superb.
INNTRAVEL NOTE: These customers enjoyed our Barcelona city add-on, staying at the Hotel Colón, before our Collioure to Cadaqués self-guided walking holiday.
Our best Inntravel holiday so far. The people were so friendly and helpful and could not have done more to make our holiday perfect. The accomodation was all wonderful and it showed that they were family run by hosts who really cared. The wonderful Jordi at Hotel Castell de Giminelles welcomed us warmly. The bikes were delivered to us by Albert who was so helpful and friendly and took time to explain how to operate ebikes which we had never used before. He even waited while we tried them out. Jordi's fabulous evening meal at Giminelles cooked with such enthusiasm using all local ingredients was of restaurant standard. After eating his delicious mushroom cannelloni starter we asked if we could stay another night! His wife Mayte served breakfast the next morning and supplied us with a lovely packed lunch. Nuria's delicious and generous starters at Cal Ruget amazed us and that was before we even got to the main course! We had wonderful warm sunny weather apart from one day when it rained non stop. Unfortunately this was the day we needed to cycle on from Cal Ruget to Can Canyes. By around 5pm we were drenched and took shelter by the roadside under a few trees. A car pulled up and it turned out to be the lovely Valeri, the owner of Can Canyes. He told us to cycle to a winery just further long the road where he would pick us up and drive us to his hotel. He also arranged for Albert to pick up the bikes. Once in his car he informed us that he had the jacuzzi and sauna heated up ready for us along with a glass of cava. Wonderful!
Must also give a special mention to the taxi driver, Alejandro, who presented us with a bottle of cava when he dropped us off.
We really enjoyed our visit to the Codorniu winery and the train ride through some of the underground cellars. A pity we missed the scenery on the final day cycling in Penedes when it rained. From what we saw it really looked spectacular.
We did not expect to like Barcelona so much but it was fabulous and the setting of Hotel Colon was perfect just opposite tthe Cathedral. The cycling notes were easy to follow and the routes were lovely. The only problem we had was on the day it rained when we were wishing the pages had been laminated! It was difficult when changing the page to get them back in the plastic cover before they got soggy and started disintegrating!
A fabulous memorable holiday.
INNTRAVEL NOTE: These customers combined our Bikes & Bubbles cycling holiday with a stay in Barcelona
Despite my comments we really enjoyed our first cycling holiday with Inntravel. I have added the comments to improve service and do not wish to be hyper critical. The highlight was obviously the cycling through fantastic scenery and stays at wonderful family hotels. Barcelona is also a great city to explore and I would recommend the hop on hop off bus tours.
INNTRAVEL NOTE: These customers enjoyed our Bikes & Bubbles self-guided cycling holiday in Catalonia followed by our Hotel Colón Barcelona City add-on.