10 experiencies you cannot miss in Penedès

If you want to truly understand the Penedès Wine Region, here are 10 experiences that you cannot miss

From the top of a mountain to the beach, from a bike to a winery or from the vineyard to a historic site. Here are the top 10 things to do to fully understand and enjoy the authentic essence of Penedés.

1. Visit a winery of the Penedès Wine Route

The Penedès Wine Route brings together one of the most extensive wine tourism offers, with more than 70 wineries to visit and more than 100 activities to choose from. There are micro-wineries, large international brands and also medium-sized wineries and winegrowers, all of them maintaining a close and authentic character. 

Take a tour in a winery and learn about its philosophy and know-how - do not believe the saying once you've visited one winery, they are all the same. Most of them offer gastronomic and tasting experiences, workshops with the wine maker, workshops to make your own wine, new and all-improved wine bars to have a nice glass of wine... the options are endless! Whichever experience you choose, you will surely want to come back for more.

2. Take a selfie in a Miravinya viewpoint

The Miravinya route is definitely unique! The itinerary designed to be done by car with the whole family, where you can discover the different landscapes of the Penedès, the corners that only the locals know and their stories, through 5 viewpoints with unique architecture: La Cadira, El Circell, La Bardera , El Balcó and Sant Pau. Don't forget to take a selfie to remember this adventure and share it with us with the hashtag #penedesexperience.


3. Camp overnight in any villages of Penedès

Traveling by motorhome means connecting with nature, finding the charm of small towns and live among the locals for a while. Currently, the Penedès region has 12 overnight areas within the RV* Penedès · Sites & vineyards network. They have easy access to the village centers to buy a loaf of bread or some typical local products. From the RV camping area you may discover Penedès towns, start a walking or cycling route or it could be the perfect operations center for a wine tourism route to the nearby wineries.


4. Enjoy the striking diversity of the landscapes: forests, vineyards and beaches.

Surely right it is always a good time disconnect and recover mind, body and soul, enjoy freedom and the outdoors. And surely you have noticed that Penedès has plenty of places for a relaxing getaway. You will be surprised by the 3 landscapes of Penedès: forest, vineyard and beach. Breathe fresh air in the Foix Park, enjoy the water in the Parc dels Talls or in the surroundings of Les Dous and the sun in the beaches of Garraf and Baix Penedès.

5. Spend 24h in Vilafranca del Penedès

The options in the Capital of Wine are so many that perhaps you will need more than one day. Culture, tradition, history, vineyards and wine are aspects that make up the DNA of the city, so it is the ideal starting point to delve into wine tourism, visiting one of its wineries or discovering the origins of wine culture at the VINSEUM.

The urban route of wines and tapas, the modernist route, the medieval route with augmented reality, a visit to the patrimonial cemetery or a walk through the old town will show you its most emblematic corners. And during spring and summer you cannot miss the guided tour of the bell tower and the sunset from up there!

The city aims to be attractive for the visitor and above all, a sustainable destination, with a positive impact for the locals, confirming its commitment as a Sustainable Tourist Destination with the Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle certification.

6. Climb one of the 7 peaks

We want you to get to know one of the most unknown landscapes of Penedès: the trails and corners of the Mediterranean pre-coastal range on its Penedès slope. Here you will find the 7 cims (7 peaks), some of them close to 1000 meters high, and popular thanks to the mountain endurance race that bears this name.
If you go into the mountain paths, such as Puig de l'Àliga, Montmell or Puig de les Agulles, you can go through four regions of Catalunya: Alt Penedès, Baix Penedès, Alt Camp and Anoia.

7. Bike around Penedès along the Penedès 360 trail

Looking for a new bike adventure? Penedès 360 are 3 bike circular routes to do by bike throughout the Penedès region. Each route is designed in different stages, one each day, and for different bike modalities: gravel, road bike and mountain bike. You can take it as a pleasant walk ... or as a sporting challenge!


8. Travel through the history and heritage of Penedès

Castles, Romanesque monasteries, Iberian vestiges and modernist works tell the history of a place and why its inhabitants are the way they are. Take a trip through history by visiting our heritage, and let yourself be surprised by the small stories and characters that have shaped the Penedès, in museums, cultural and experience venues such as the Cava Centre, VINSEUM, the villa Pau Casals Museum, DO Vinífera.


9. Drive the Wine Road in an electric car

You can visit Penedès in a responsible and conscious way, for example by doing the Wine Road - La Carretera del Vi with an electric car. It is the first wine tourism proposal with 0% emissions, with a high historical and cultural value, which allows wine lovers to discover the old route that connected the vineyards of Penedès with the beaches of Garraf, with the possibility of making stops at 13 wineries and 7 municipalities by electric car, with its carsharing proposal.

10. Enjoy the coastline and the fishermen villages

Did you know that Penedès Appellation of Origin (DO Penedès) reaches the coastline? Here we find popular tourist destinations such as El Vendrell, Cunit, Coma-Ruga, Calafell, and the renowned Sitges and Vilanova i la Geltrú, all family-frienldy beaches with fine sand and shallow waters.

Sitges retains medieval references and an old fishing village where, in addition to enjoying the beaches and its day and night leisure, you can visit emblematic places such as the Palau Maricel, the Cau Ferrat museum or the Malvasia Interpretation Center .

In Vilanova i la Geltrú, the rambla is alive all year round, but if you have to visit it, we recommend that you do so around February, to admire the traditional Carnival, declared a Heritage Festival of National Interest. You can't miss its seafood cuisine or culture by visiting the Museum of the Railway of Catalonia or the Masia d'en Cabanyes, one of the heritage treasures of the Garraf, built in 1798 and considered an exceptional case in the architecture of late Catalonia of the 18th century, and now turned into a museum of Romanticism.

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Main attractions

The Castle of the Holy Cross is a fortified area from the medieval period, first documented in 1037
Interactive space with audiovisual resources where we explain the town's history, Fil.loxera and Cava.
The Museum is located in the original installations of the steam locomotive depot of Vilanova i la Geltrú, some railway constructions done between the
Sant Martí Sarroca’s medieval church and castle are regarded as an historic and artistic site of national interest.

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