In this article we speak to Quim Vizcaíno, a keen cyclist who is passionate about making it easier for visitors to discover the cycling in and around Barcelona region. Quim has proposed this route in Penedès as part of his guide to cycling in the Barcelona region. He says:
This route uses quiet, well-maintained secondary roads and traditional paved paths (which are asphalt) connecting the hundreds of vineyards that locals have farmed for centuries to produce the sparkling wine the region is famous for. These paths have structured the territory and today allow cyclists to ride safely, away from most other vehicles.
This route is the perfect way to explore the region as it connects most of the territory, from the bustling and charming cities of Sitges or Vilanova, close to the Mediterranean Sea, to the peaceful inland cities and villages such Vilafranca del Penedès and Sant Sadurní d’Anoia.
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The route includes several classic cyclist haunts including the climb to les Ventoses Port or Font Rubí, the crossing of Foix Dam and the picturesque medieval village of Castellet.
The whole route is 200 kilometres long, but you can choose to ride it in stages; it has been split up into four different stages.
The official route departs from the city of Vilafranca del Penedès, which is well connected to Barcelona by train (bikes are allowed on trains with no charge) and road. However you can start anywhere else o the route if you prefer.
Along the ride, bike friendly services and accommodation options are available for you and your bike, including things like bike storage, repair kits and bike shops.
Food will not be a problem either, as the region is well known for its food and excellent wines and Cavas.
For further information, including accommodation and attractions along the route, please visit: https://www.penedes360.cat/en/routes/ruta-carretera
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