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In July we had a very special rider:

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Shevonne has only 40 % eye sight, legally blind. She wanted to do our Halfday tour guided by her boyfriend. It was quite a surprise for us to see Shevonne with her blind stick at the pickup point.
When she asked us whether she could do the trip since she is riding a bike at home. We told her let's see how you feel after the practise area and on the first stage. She mastered it while having a lot of fun. We decided to give the 2nd longer stage a go. There was a point when she wanted to give up, but didn't at the end. And to see her happpy face when we arrived in the village for a visit in the olive oil museum and tasting olive oil, what an inspiration.
Not to give up, to be interested in discovering and very optimistic and happy.....Thank you very much for being on our tour, Shevonne!!!

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Are you coming to Costa Dorada ? Have you been before ? You may know the costal resorts of Salou, Cambrils and La Pineda but there is a whole new experience waiting for you in the Montsant Mountains. This is the true Cataluyna! Away from the purpose built, commercial tourist resorts. Let us share with you the jewel in the crown of this region.

Come and join us on Tripadvisors number 1 excursion! And discover the unspoilt villages and breath-taking mountain scenery.

Both of our half day excursion are fully guided and include transportation to and from the resorts.

It’s harvest time at the moment and the Vineyards are busy gathering their crops to make their award winning wines.

Join us on our half day Grape Escape excursion which puts you in the heart of the Monsant wine growing region. Start your day with some olive oil tasting. Enjoy a short easy 12 km, Downhill bike glide, with fabulous scenery, finishing at an eco-friendly family vineyard where you can experience them harvesting the grapes and taste 2 of their award winning wines.

If you would like to enjoy more downhill cycling, without the olive and wine tasting, then the Half day Downhill Bike glide is perfect for you. This is a different route, around 20 km of safe and easy cycling on quiet safe tarmac roads, with spectacular views of the region.

Enjoy the thrill of freewheeling, smell the pine trees, wild herbs and flowers, hear the birds singing their mating songs and see the majestic eagles soaring above your head.

Come and experience a different side of Costa Dorada – you won’t regret it. Book now on our website.

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While everybody is sweating and lamenting about the heat in the crowded city we enjoy the cool breezes and the fresh air in the mountains. Even more with the fresh wind in the face while downhill gliding. If you want it even cooler join us on the Grape Escape. Great cycling downhill to the valley and through the vineyard finishing with a tasting of two execllent wines in the old and cool bodega of the family Sangenis i Vaque.

Don't wait! Come and do something different. Join us on our tours. 

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The 2019 season is only weeks away! We have been enjoying beautiful spring sunshine with temperatures in the 20's. The almond & cherry blossom is spectacular and the routes are filed with white and pale pink flowers. During the winter we have been looking at new routes and experiences. We are happy to announce a new excursion "The Grape Escape". Our award winning half day excursion is still available and bookings for the summer are already coming in. However, if you prefer a shorter and different Downhill bike route of approx 13km, still providing you with amazing scenery, but finishing at a family run vineyard in the heart of the Montsant wine region, then come and join us! Here you will discover how they pick and press the grapes, to make their fabulous wine. BUT the best part, is tasting 3 of their most popular wines, together with Mother's Garden, award winning olive oil from the farm next door!  Mother's Garden is owned and run by Martin Kirby and his family. Their journey to restore this once forgotten farm and it's ancient olive trees, is well documented in the Channel 4 series "No going Back" together with his books "No going Back" and "Shaking the Tree"  https://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Going-Back-Journey-Mothers/dp/0751535486. We can't wait to be reunited with our "repeat offenders" and new customers, looking to do something different and escape the bubble of commercial tourism. There is a whole new world waiting for you to discover, away from the beaches, in this beautiful national park. Don't miss it!

Thank you Rob & Mandy!

Rob and Mandy have decided to hand over the reigns of this great excursion company to us, Kathrin and Manfred. The transition is now complete and Rob has made his, at the moment, last tour as guide with us yesterday. And what a marvellous tour it was!

In the last few weeks he shared with us all his experience and knowledge about the routes, the land and the people. As we do share his enthusiasm for being out in nature on a bike, interacting with locals and the historie and the culture of this unique region. We are grateful to now follow his footsteps and to continue to let our customer experience the beauty of this outstanding area in the fun and easy way of downhill gliding.

Thanks also to Mandy! She has been the guiding hand behind the scene. Her talent for organizing the required bureaucracy, managing the bookings and keeping everybody informed was another pillar of the success of the company. And the systems she put in place make it easy for us now to keep operating efficiently.

And another great news is: Ian, Phil and Richie will continue with us as tour guides. There detication to customer satisfaction, knowledge of the land and culture and their engaging way of communicating have been a great part of the success of our company. With their help we are sure we will continue to be the number 1 ranked acitivity of the Costa Dorada.   

We hope you will join us soon to escape the commercial bubble on one of our outstanding tours. Whether it is our regular half day tour or the Grape Escape. For us it is most important that you enjoy yourself and have a lot of fun!

We are now all enjoying the lovely summer sunshine and the blossom is blooming! The mountains are changing colour from spring to summer and the villagers are in their vineyards and olive groves, preparing them for the season. Come and see the amazing views of the Costa Dorada with us. We have had more people this year than ever before, as they come and explore this beautiful region. We hope you'll join us to exprience this unique, fun and easy excursion.      

After two years being locked away we are finally on the road again. Amazing scenary, fresh breezes and an eager team waiting for you. We are so happy to finally being able again to offer you our award winning and highest ranking tours. Come join us and let us take you out from the commercial bubble on the coast and experience the real Catalunya.

The last two years have not been easy for any of us but now it's time to enjoy freedom again. And what can be more exhilarating as taking a long downhill glide through the mountains on a bike while looking at this breath taking landscape, smelling the fresh scent of pine, rosemary, fenchel and many other herbs. No mask required. It is safe and easy for the whole family.

Call or e-mail us or talk to your agent. We are looking forward to see you soon!

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