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Motorhome tour of the wines and cavas of Penedès

The Penedès is a Catalan region that is particularly known for its delicious wines and cavas. During a motorhome tour of the region, you can discover the most delicious examples during a tasting or on the terrace in the Spanish sun! The region has an extensive network of motorhome stopovers, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the culture and delights of Penedès. The locations mentioned in this article are a good guide for a motorhome route of about a week. Make sure you take the time to enjoy the best wines and cavas, go for a nice walk and see the best sights! 

Sant Joan de Mediona

At the starting point of this route, Sant Joan de Mediona, you are in the middle of a beautiful environment among the mountains and forests. It's a great place for hiking and biking! In addition, you will find here extensive vineyards. It is recommended to visit one of the many wineries to enjoy the finest wines and cavas. In the vicinity you will also find the Castle of Mediona. This castle dates back to the 10th century and is still inhabited. It is possible to get a guided tour to learn all about the history of the castle.

motorhome tour Penedès Spain

- During your motorhome trip you will pass the most beautiful vineyards!

Sant Quintí de Mediona

From Sant Joan de Mediona you travel to Sant Quintí de Mediona. Sant Quintí de Mediona is known for its wealth of orchards and its many streams. You can discover these streams while walking along the river path, also called Camí del Riu. The route is 43 kilometers long in total. It is very nice to pick up a piece of it! In addition, in the old town you will find several beautiful buildings that you can admire during a short walk. It is also recommended to try the typical Catalan Carquinyolis when you are in Sant Quintí de Mediona. These are cookies with nuts in them.

Sant Pere de Riudebitlles

The village of Sant Pere de Riudebitlles is the next stop on this motorhome route. The village has a rich past with paper mills. As such, you will encounter several of them during your visit! One of the most beautiful locations in the village is the 14th century aqueduct Pont Nou. In addition, the Casal dels Marquesos de Llió - the house of the Marquis of Lyon - is a must. This is one of the best preserved Catalan civilian buildings in Gothic style. In the past it was owned by Josep de Mora i de Catà, he was appointed Marquis of Lyon. Hence the name of the building! Today it houses the Municipal Council of Sant Pere de Riudebitlles.

Sant Sadurní d’Anoia

Welcome to the capital of cava: Sant Sadurní d'Anoia! Here, of course, you can taste the region's most delicious cavas at various wineries. If you want to learn everything about the sparkling drink, you can visit the Cava Center. Besides learning all about the history and the making process, you can also taste the most delicious cavas here. Besides cava, you can also enjoy delicious chocolate in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia.

Motorhome tour Penedès Spain

- Learn all about the making process and history of wine.

Lavern

Where Sant Sadurní d'Anoia is called the capital of cava, Lavern is the capital of vineyards. So expect delicious wines at the many wineries! Besides wine, the village is also known for the cultivation of the Ordal peach. Because of the 100% dry land, the peach gets a unique flavor. Time to visit the local supermarket or greengrocer! In addition, you will find an Esperanto museum. This was a language created in 1887 as an international language. There you will find various objects such as books and magazines written in Esperanto.

El Pla del Penedès

The next stop is El Pla del Penedès. Here there are several sights to admire. For example, you will find La Font de l'Esteve. This fountain was formerly used to irrigate the orchards. Nowadays it is mainly a meeting place for the residents. You can still go on foot or by bike along the fields to discover the beautiful farming landscape. One of the delicacies that you will find here, and that you will also find in other parts of the Penedès, is the Garlanda. This is a kind of cake made in a swinging form that includes aniseed. You can taste the delicacy at the local bakery.

Vilobí del Penedès

From El Pla del Penedès you travel further to Vilobí del Penedès. Here you discover the Parc dels Talls. This landscape was created by the mining activities that took place here in the past. Mining has been going on since the 11th century! At the end of the 20th century mining stopped. Nowadays this has become a beautiful nature reserve and there are four beautiful lakes formed by mining, also called "pèlags". You can explore the area on foot or by bicycle. If you want to learn more about the history, it is also possible to visit the natural park with a guide.

Sant Martí Sarroca

You roll from one beautiful natural area to another. In the vicinity of Sant Martí Sarroca you can also enjoy hiking. The nature reserve Les Valls is perfect for this. In addition, you will find in the area several beautiful historic farms that you can admire during your walk. There is still a lot of agriculture. You can also enjoy delicious lamb in this area!

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- You can't get enough of the beautiful landscapes of Penedès.

Torrelles de Foix

You continue your route from Sant Martí Sarroca to Torrelles de Foix. Torrelles de Foix is full of beautiful places. For example, Les Gorges del Foix and Les Dous are beautiful locations with beautiful waterfalls. In the village you will also find beautiful architecture, namely the Santuari de la Mare de Déu de Foix. This used to be part of the castle of Foix. The last priest of the church was violently murdered in 1892 and since then it has been a shrine. In addition, you can enjoy the tastiest local products here: from sausages and dairy products to various sweets from the local bakery.

Santa Margarida i els Monjos

In Santa Margarida i els Monjos the annual Remeiart takes place. The village is known for this local market where medicinal herbs are promoted. During the market you can also taste the typical herbal cupcakes. There is also a 'normal' market every Sunday where you can buy the most delicious local products. In addition, you can admire the Castle of Penyafort, a beautiful 11th century building. Since 2002 it has been home to the town council.

Vilafranca del Penedès

Another Penedès capital: Vilafranca del Penedès! You've already seen the capital of cava and vineyards. Vilafranca del Penedès is precisely the capital of wine! Here you will find the Vinseum, a wine museum. Here you will learn all about the process and history of wine and it is possible to taste the most delicious Catalan wines. In addition, it is possible to make a wine walk where you discover the most delicious wines of the village.

Sant Cugat Sesgarrigues

At the last stop of this motorhome route, Sant Cugat Sesgarrigues, wine and cava are also central. Therefore, you will find numerous wineries where you can taste the most delicious wines and cavas. There are also many old farms that you can admire, some are over 100 years old! There are several hiking trails through the area where you can discover the most beautiful places.

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