3 days through the wine route and the Penedès wine cellar with a campervan12/09/2018
3 days through the wine route and the Penedès wine cellar with a campervan
We propose a unique route through the rural environment of Penedès, an area of vineyard and cava with international acknowledgement. This tradition has led to a rise in wine tourism; visitors who love wine production and gastronomic tourism decide to spend a few days in the Penedès region to get to know its vineyards, its wineries and its heritage.
Discover the Penedès in 3 wonderful days
The first day...
You can dedicate it to know well the lands of cava and wine. Drive through the local roads of the Penedès with the campervan and get to Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, the capital of cava. There are about fifty wineries, many of them can be visited.
Taking advantage of the fact that you are in Sant Sadurní, you can have a walk through the gardens of Codorniu and admire the 4 modernist buildings of Puig i Cadafalch. In the city there is also the Cava Interpretation Center in a former wine distillery.
On the other hand, on October 5th, 6th and 7th, the Cavatast is held there. It is a fair of cavas and cuisine´ tasting. A fantastic meeting point for lovers of pairings and tastings!
Later, head towards Vilafranca del Penedès that is considered as the wine capital. You can not miss the Gothic Basilica of Santa María **and **the Railway Museum. And, if you are wine lovers, we tell you that Vilafranca hosts the VINISEUM. It is the Museum of Wine Cultures of Catalonia. It is also very interesting to visit the Mascaró cellars.
The second day...
We recommend you to discover Castellví de la Marca, a municipality of Alt Penedès. It is a very interesting area, as it keeps its rural character and brings together some of the most recognized wine cellars. You can spend the day walking through the different towns of this municipality. It is also very typical to climb the old San Miguel chapel together with the remains of the medieval castle. You will enjoy some really impressive views!
The third day...
You can not leave the Penedès área without stopping at Sant Pere Molanta, where you can visit the wine growing center called El Aula de la Viña y el Vino. It is one of the most popular visits in this area. You will have the opportunity to visit the vineyards, discover how the wines are made and be able to make a tasting organized by the best winemakers in the territory.
Where to park the campervan?
A fantastic option is to stay with the camper at Camping Vilanova i La Geltrú, a perfect place to relax and sleep after a day of intense activity in the Penedès. It is the closest camping to the different points of the route.
On the other hand, you can also check camping car areas (adapted areas for overnight campers and motorhomes) with PARK4NIGHT app. This app geolocates you and users recommend the places that they liked the most because of "park for night".
If you want to enjoy this route around Catalonia (Spain) with campervans you can rent one of our vehicles from our website www.cargoling.com. This shows you the availability, makes your budget and allows you to make the reservation online. Cargoling is located in the centre of Barcelona (Poble Nou’s neighborhood). You can come to pick up the campervan coming with the urban public transport. And we also offer you the possibility to get you the campervan to Barcelona’s Airport.