Idly strolling through a sunlit vineyard. Sampling the day's catch at an enchanting seaside village. Surveying dazzling hilltop views. Browsing in chic urban boutiques. Few destinations in Europe pack as many classic Old World adventures into a single country as Spain. Not sure which part of this diverse country you want to discover? Let your interests guide you!
Find Your Vida Buena in Spain
Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2019
Story by: Ashlea Sullivan | Travel Writer
For Fine Wine & Fresh Cuisine:
Cycle across the sloping hillside trails of Laguardia, where small family-owned vineyards and spectacular contemporary bodegas boast the region’s celebrated vintage. Peruse the city’s swirling streets where shops offering locally made decanters and grape-based beauty products sit aside bustling tapas restaurants that offer spectacular menus derived from locally harvested vegetables, meats and cheeses.
For Historic Ruins & Ancient City Squares:
Empúries remains one of the few places in Spain where one can explore the country’s varying epochs as a Greek, Iberian, and Roman territory all in a singular location. A place of immense historical significance, a wide expanse of bicycle trails lead rides past a variety of Greco-Roman ruins that include ancient city walls, temples and an outdoor amphitheater, all against the backdrop of the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
For Secluded Coves & Medieval Villages:
From sprawling orchards to bright fields of sunflowers, the Costa Brava region has no shortage of natural splendor. Explore the region’s numerous medieval farming villages, sandy bays, and tucked-away ocean coves—all of which are accessible by well-marked bike trails.
For Unspoiled Nature & Excellent Birding:
The large ancient trees, spellbinding mountain views, and abundant birdlife have brought nature lovers to the Vía Verde de la Sierra for years. Here you’ll cycle past ancient viaducts and olive groves while native populations of birdlife such as peregrine falcons can often be observed from a distance during a trailside picnic lunch.