Catalonia for Body and Soul

Private Journeys: Barcelona & the Catalan Countryside

Catalonia for Body and Soul

Spring and Fall
  • Sightseeing in the medieval hilltowns of the Empordà
  • View of the Empordà countryside
  • A trip for mothers, daughters, and friends

An active vacation that balances energizing exercise—daily Pilates, gorgeous hikes, and scenic bike rides—with a real taste of Catalan culture.

We start with a walk through Barcelona's iconic neighborhoods and a stay in stylish city digs. Then we head to the countryside of the Empordà, to a quiet village surrounded by poppy fields, olive groves, and vineyards, where we focus on fitness.

The counterpoints: delicious local Catalan food and wine, and great explorations: historic Girona, Sant Pere de Rodes (a UNESCO world heritage site), and unforgettable Cadaqués.

All with an artfully restored villa-hotel as our home base. A place so lovely just being there makes you feel good.

Tailor-made for your group of 8 or more travelers. Scheduled on dates that work for you.

  • One night in a stylish small hotel in Barcelona
  • 5 nights in a gorgeous historic villa-hotel in the Catalan countryside
  • Daily Pilates with accomplished NYC-based instructor Karrie Adamany
  • Three guided country hikes—along the Costa Brava and on farm and vineyard paths
  • Two guided bike rides—along an inland rail trail path and through medieval hilltowns
  • A city hike through Barcelona's historic neighborhoods
  • Stroll and shop in the old quarter of Girona (a real gem of a town)
  • Tickets for Sant Pere de Rodes, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • All breakfasts and 4 lunches, including a tasting and picnic at an award-winning biodynamic winery
  • 5 dinners with a focus on local and seasonal food, including a cookout with the villa owner at his private vineyard retreat
  • Wines paired with all included meals, and restaurant gratuities, too
  • Private group transfer from Barcelona to the villa (and assistance on booking your return or onward travel)
  • Private group minivan service on all scheduled excursions
  • Insider tips so you can make the most of a pre- or post-trip stay in Barcelona