A trip for sun, beaches and water sports, but also museums, nature, picture-postcard villages, historic cities, theme parks, as well as the most delicious and varied gastronomy. The Catalonia coastline is full of surprises. So let's discover them.
Sant Carles de la Ràpita - l'Ametlla de Mar
We begin our journey with the taste of the sea. Try out the Muscleres Route, a boat trip down Alfacs bay, in Sant Carles de la Ràpita, and enjoy some mussels and oysters at the La Caseta del Parrillo seafood farm. From there, it's on to Amposta, where MónNatura Delta de l'Ebre is ready and waiting to show us the Parc Natural del Delta de l'Ebre, visiting its visitor's centre, salt works, bird-watching points or even taking a trip on one of the traditional perxar boats. Then in L'Ametlla de Mar we'll have an unforgettable experience with Tuna Tour: try some bluefin tuna... But only after swimming with them!
Tarragona - Gratallops
Really get to know Tarragona at the hands of Icono Serveis and their Tarraco tour, including the Roman Walls. And with Tarragona Experience, you can also have a go at the 'Domus Apicius' Roman cooking workshop. After a bit of experimenting in the kitchen, it's time for some fun at Port Aventura! In Cambrils you can get on board with the fishermen thanks to Pesca Turisme Cambrils, then in Reus you can head to the Gaudí Centre and learn all about the origins of the country's most famous architect. Then head to El Priorat, where you'll enjoy their DOQ wines and fine cuisine, taking part in activities such as the cooking class and wine tasting at the Clos de l'Obac wine cellar in Gratallops.
Prades Mountains - Vilanova i la Geltrú
Discover the traditional mountain villages of Farena, Alcover and Capafonts. Brogit Guiatges offers activities such as dramatised outings, artisan cheese and honey tasting or excursions with a shepherd. For a touch of relaxation, head to the Poblet Monastery, one of the three historical monuments of the Cistercian Route, you don't just have to stop at coming inside, you can even spend the night. Finish the day off with a true experience in wine tourism at the Torres wine cellars in Pacs del Penedès, as well as a sunset boat trip with the Estació Nàutica de Vilanova i la Geltrú.
Sitges - Sant Sadurní d'Anoia
Join up with AGIS and visit Sitges' incredible painters. Also, get to La Casa Bacardí where you can try out a cocktail making class. In Santa Coloma de Cervelló you'll visit the Church of Colonia Güell and the Gaudí Crypt. Then in Subirats, right in the heart of DO Penedès, you're greeted by a tasting tour of the Albet i Noya organic wine cellars. Only a few miles away, in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, you'll uncover the finest of wine cellars, for example Codorniu.
Montserrat - Caldes de Montbui
Go up Montserrat on the Aeri or the funicular. Take a trip round the monastery and the museum, or enjoy the nature park. In Terrassa, take your pick of the urban routes including activities such as the Museu de la Ciència i la Tècnica de Catalunya, the Museu Tèxtil o el Parc Audiovisual de Catalunya. Finish the day with a smile on your face, take a spa and thermal spring water treatment at Termes Victoria or Grup Broquetas's spas in Caldes de Montbui.
Montmeló - Palamós
Can you imagine yourself driving a Ferrari or Lamborghini on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmeló? Anything is possible. Even join Globus Voltor to enjoy a hot air balloon ride from Cardedeu. Or try a trip out on horseback through the Parc Natural del Montseny with Hípica Can Vila, in Sant Esteve de Palautordera. Back by the seaside, enjoy a stroll down the coastal paths of Sant Feliu de Guíxols or a seafood cooking class at the Espai del Peix in Palamós.
L'Estartit - Girona
In L'Estartit, Aquàtica invites you to have a go at scuba diving in the Illes Medes. Then in Sant Martí d'Empúries you can enjoy a dramatised tour of the Greek and Roman ruins. If you like getting into the water, the calm waters of Aiguamolls de l'Empordà are perfect for a bit of 'eco-kayaking' in the company of SK Kayak. If you prefer a bit of culture and art, don't miss out on the dramatised tour of the Monestir de Sant Pere de Rodes, the Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres, the Casa-Museu Salvador Dalí in Portlligat, and the original Girona segway tour with Girona Segway. Oh yes! And you can't leave without trying the DO Empordà wines. Empordàlia, in Vilajuïga, organises wine, oil and regional cuisine tasting sessions.