• Dates: 06/05/2018 - 13/05/2018
  • Tour length: 8 Days 7 Nights
  • Start / End: Barcelona
  • Terrain: Wine country, vineyards, rolling and sometimes steep
  • Price Per Guest:

    $5,575 Per person double occupancy

    $900 Single occupancy supplement fee

    10% Discount for returning guests

    Registration and Deposit of $1,000 before December 15, 2017

    **8 Guests minimum needed for this tour**

     

     

  • Non-Cycling Guest: $4,800
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This 8 day, 7 night tour will take us through beautiful and famous Catalonia wine country.

Willie’s World Cycling and Bikecat are very excited about our third tour together. We share the same passion for a balanced experience of cycling, food and wine. You will be treated to the personalized service and attention to detail that both of our companies are known for.

The first 2 nights we will be in the coastal city of Sitges at the Calipolis Hotel. http://www.hotelcalipolis.com/en/

From Sitges we will travel to the Mas Passamaner hotel in the Costa Dorada area http://maspassamaner.com/hotel/?lang=en for 2 nights.

Our final hotel will be the Hotel Sport in Falset in the Priorat area http://www.hotelpriorat-hostalsport.com/en/hotel-0 for 3 nights.

This very special tour in the Catalonia wine country will introduce you to some of the best vineyards and wineries in Spain. We will begin our journey along the Mediterranean coastline and into the four famous wine regions of Cava, Penedes, Montsant and Priorat. Discover the spectacular landscapes, cuisine, wines and culture that Catalonia has to offer!

You will be challenged by the cycling and tantalized by the fabulous cuisine and wines of the 4 regions we will visit.

We are looking forward to your company, the astonishing beauty and the quiet roads!

 

Food & Wine

We will visit the Mediterranean coastline and into the four famous wine regions of Cava, Penedes, Montsant and Priorat. Discover the spectacular landscapes, cuisine, wines and culture that Catalonia has to offer.

You will be treated to the fabulous cuisine that Catalonia has become so very well known for.

 

Guides

Willie Joffroy

Willie Joffroy

Founder & President

I combine nearly 30 years of experience in international logistics planning with a quarter-century of cycling experience in Italy. My expertise allows Willie’s World Cycling to offer some of the finest cycling tour experiences in Italy. From the choice of simple elegance and intimacy in accommodations, to the delectable regional cuisine of carefully chosen local chefs, (we) my wife Margarita and I impart international style and pay careful attention to detail.

I accompany every Willie’s World Cycling tour, sharing the extensive knowledge I have gleaned from 25 years of cycling in Italy. This storehouse of information includes: Italy’s premier cycling regions, scenic wine-growing regions and small wineries, unique and private accommodations, and fine regional cuisine.

Prior to establishing Willie’s World Cycling, I spent 29 years in cross-border logistics services along the U.S.-Mexico border. Throughout my business career, I have focused on providing my clients with the very best in professional and personalized service. I have instilled this commitment to the client into the values of Willie’s World Cycling.

I have been an avid cyclist for more than 35 years and regularly start my day cycling up and down Mount Lemmon, a 6,800-foot climb from my home in Tucson, Arizona. Fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian, I have a great passion for the cycling, food, and wine unique to Italy, and take great pleasure in sharing that passion. I am a believer in the health benefits that flow from regular exercise such as cycling, fresh and wholesome local food, and fine wine. A consummate host, I make certain that each of my cycling tours inspires treasured memories.

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Accommodations

Hotel Calipolis, Sitges

The Calipolis Hotel is right on the seafront, in the middle of the Promenade, by the entertainment areas and the most important beaches in Sitges.

 Sitges is one of the most charming and prestigious towns on the Catalan coastline, at only 38 km from Barcelona and 25 km from Barcelona El Prat Airport. Protected by the massif of the Garraf Natural Park, it enjoys a special microclimate, mild and moderate, with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, which makes any time of the year good to come and visit us.

Hotel Mas Passamaner

Mas Passamaner is a whole lifestyle. The lifestyle of a lovely, romantic, full of mystery, love, wealth, pride, passions unprecedented era. In short, a life full of life. The House is witnessed countless anecdotes that cross the threshold of history and become a legend and that air, that endures “soul” and feels just pass the entrance to the house.

Immersed in the fields of Selva del Camp is the manor house of field work of the famous modernist architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner. The house with a large garden of century-old trees, plains overlooking the entire coast of Tarragona, Cambrils and Salou and at the foot of the mountains of La Mussara, Albiol and Prades.

It is an emblematic building cataloged noble bearing of artistic interest. Its construction is at the end of Modernism and early Novecentismo. It was erected to Boqué i Reverter Joan (1858-1946), president of the Chamber of Commerce of Reus and manufacturer of trimmings, and its motion the House inherits the name. It was the same Joan Boqué who, using his time, decided to hire a great architect to demonstrate their new outreach.

After the owner’s death and after passing through several hands, in 2001 Palencia architect Angel García Puertas, he acquired the building in need of a thorough reform. The “crush” between Mas Passamaner and architect was immediate. The end result after reconstruction so testifies.

Hotel Sport

Making history from 1923 in Priorat. With roots but without borders. We remain intact the enthusiasm of our great-gandfather who started more than 90 years ago the family project in Falset, today in the hands of the fourth generation, with Marta Domènech Tomàs in front of the hotel.

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Sunday, May 6, we will meet at the Caffe di Fiore in Terminal 1 at the Barcelona airport at 10:00am. From there we will transfer to Calipolis Hotel in Sitges.
    After check in we will make final adjustments to the bikes and take a 1 to 2 hour ride. Dinner in Sitges.

  • Day 2:

    DO Cava I Penedes. 88Km , 730m
    Lunch on the road. Dinner in Sitges.

  • Day 3:

    Ruta del Cister II. 97km 860m. Linear ride to Mas Passamaner Hotel.
    Lunch on the road. Dinner in Costa Dorada.

  • Day 4:

    Ruta del Cister I 107Km. Poblet and Montblanc. 1490m of climbing
    Lunch on the road. Dinner in Costa Dorada.

  • Day 5:

    DO Priorat. 80Km. Linear ride to Falset in Priorat region. 1275m
    Lunch on the road. Dinner in Falset.

  • Day 6:

    DO Montsant. 64km 1000m of climbing
    Lunch on the road. Dinner in Falset.

  • Day 7:

    Siurana 90km. 1900m
    Lunch on the road. Dinner in Falset.

  • Day 8:

    Sunday, May 13, transfer back to Barcelona airport.

Pricing

  • $5,575 Double Superior Occupancy

    $900 Single Occupancy Supplemental Fee

    10% discount for returning guests.

    $4,800 Non-Cycling Guest

    Included:
    3 cycling guides and van support
    Lodging 8 nights
    All breakfasts
    All lunches
    All dinners
    Wine pairings with dinners
    Wine tastings as part of the tour
    Colnago carbon bike (Guests are responsible for any damages)
    Cycling kit (jersey and shorts)
    Snacks and water on bike rides
    Cycling guide, driver, and mechanic services
    Tips for cycling guides

    Not included:
    Airfare
    Any rental car or train service you may use outside of tour activities.
    Any purchases of a personal nature including bar and hotel mini-bar.
    Any incidental expenses associated with non-cycling activities, such as cost of guide, museum entry fees, spa services, archaeological site entry fees, etc. Guides for non-cycling guests will be charged based on the activities the guests desire and are paid directly to the guides. Guide fees range between 200 and 300 euros plus tips per day.

    A *non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person must be paid before December 15, 2017 in order to assure availability of hotel rooms. At the time of deposit please advise Willie of the type of room you desire to determine the total cost of the tour. The balance is to be paid in full 60 days before the start date of the tour. Tour prices are based on double occupancy per cyclist or non-cyclist. A single occupancy supplement applies to those traveling alone and requesting their own room. If your party includes a non-cyclist, please notify us when you submit your deposit so we can put you in contact with our tour guide to plan stimulating and rewarding activities while cyclists are on the road.

    Please note that a check or wire transfer is preferred. If you choose to pay via PayPal there will be an additional fee of 3% on the deposit and final payment.

    Payment Instructions:

    Willie’s World Cycling prefers payment by check payable to:

    Willie’s World Cycling LLC

    4231 E. Pontatoc Canyon Dr.

    Tucson, Arizona 85718

    Or

    Wire transfers please contact us.

    Our prices are in U.S. Dollars and are based on exchange rates in effect at the time of publication. While we make every effort to avoid adding surcharges, Willie’s World Cycling reserves the right to do so should the U.S. Dollar lose substantial value against the Euro.

    After your deposit is received, you will be sent more information regarding the sizing for your bicycle, liability waiver, and general information that will be helpful for your visit to Italy.

    We recommend you speak to your travel agent for information on trip cancellation insurance.

    Willie’s World Cycling reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to departure for any reason. We will refund any payment received by Willie’s World Cycling which will constitute full settlement.

    Although we make every effort to contract the very best in outside services, we do not guarantee services provided by third parties.

    Preparation
    Please make sure you have a valid passport.

    We count on our clients to ensure they are healthy and adequately fit for this tour. This tour is rated Activity Level C – Challenging.

    *Cancellation Policy:
    Deposits are non-refundable if a guest cancels. If the guest signs up for a tour during the year of the cancelled tour or the following year then the deposit will be credited to the tour. After 1 full year the deposit is forfeited to Willie's World Cycling. Final payments are not refundable. Exceptions to this policy will be considered in cases of illness or family emergency.

    45 Days or less: Cancellation charge of 100% of the total cost of the tour.

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