Top 10 things to do in the summer
3. Cool off in the Baix Penedès and Garraf beaches
Beach days are a must on a summer vacation! If you are staying in a rural house in inland Penedès, the connection via the C-15 road will take you to the coast in 20 minutes. The wide, shallow, fine sandy beaches and the many water activities are guaranteed success.
After frolicking in the beach, get to know the old town of these fishing villages and see a complete different side of them, with museums, romantic and art-noveau architecture and lots of cultural spots. Follow our guide to the coastal towns of Penedès.
5. The summer playlist
During the summer months, music is played in every corner. On the first weekend of July, Vilafranca del Penedès hosts the Vijazz Penedès, with an international line-up and a lively wine fair. The Festival de Música a les vinyes in Subirats transforms the charming tiny village of Torre-ramona into a stage for different concerts during the summer.
Combine wine and music in wineries and in their Wine Bars, which schedule live music, DJ sessions and even their own festivals, such as Instants Festival at Cellers Carol Vallès.
7. Catch the breeze in the northern towns of Penedès
The innerland and higher areas of Penedès area are breath of fresh air in the schorching summer days. You will find a landscape of Mediterranean forest spluttered with vineyards here and there, so there are cooler temperatures, especially at night.
Enjoy the tranquility of the rural area and disconnect from the world, follow forest trails and itineraries looking under the shadows of trees. Book a rural house in the inland villages of Penedès and dedicate time to yourself.
8. Explore the region on wheels
One of the best ways to explore the Penedès valley is by bike. It is also the most respectful and sustainable for our landscape. Our Wikiloc and Bikemap profiles will help you find routes like Penedès360.
For shorter and leisure routes, you may take the Rodalies train and stop at the Lavern-Subirats station, the starting point of 3 circular routes visiting wineries, attractions and villages. We recommend the 16km Ruta del Mirador, which reaches the Miravinya La Bardera viewpoint, the Subirats Castle or the medieval site of Torre-ramona.
At the Lavern-Subirats train station you will also find Enobicing, where you can rent your bike and book a guided or self-guided tour.
10. Experience the local folklore, festivities and Festes Majors
The summer calendar is really tight when it comes to local festivities and folklore. The Festes Majors (the main festivities in each town) are the most anticipated and most locals are actively involved with emotion and pride. Mornings, afternoons and nights are packed with activities for children and adults, folkloric representations, dances, fire and fireworks, parades and castellers (human castles) that we all celebrate and experience with emotion.