MEDITERRANEAN WINE & SWING #buycatalunya
- Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Departure from the Hotel Catalonia Plaza to Mont-roig del Camp, Costa Daurada www.costadaurada.org
(Barcelona – Mont-roig del Camp = 141 km)
The Costa Daurada is the ideal destination for family tourism. It has 4 certified municipalities: Salou, Cambrils, Calafell and Vila-Seca/La Pineda Platja, 92 km of beaches and the PortAventura theme park. Culture and art are epitomised by Tarragona, Reus and the Cistercian Route.
Natural beauty spots such as the Montsant Mountain Range and the Mountains of Prades are a paradise for Active Tourism.
Its excellent Mediterranean gastronomy, set off by a wine culture endorsed by 6 DO, provides the ideal complement for getting away from it all in the finest spas, or for organising any kind of business event.
Golf at Bonmont Golf Club, in Costa Daurada (9:45 am)Urbanización Golf B, 84, 43300 Mont-roig del Camp, Spain | 977 81 81 40Urb. Bonmont Terres Noves, Parc. 84 43300 Mont-roig del Camp - Tarragona
Bonmont was founded in 1990 by the Swiss businessman, Henri Ferdinand Lavanchy. He commissioned the world-famous expert Robert Trent Jones Jr. to design a first-class golf course to take advantage of the Mediterranean setting of Bonmont. The heart of Bonmont is the magnificent 18-hole/par 72 golf course in truly wonderful surroundings. The links has numerous natural and artificial hazards, impressive gullies, six rock-cut lakes, bridges, woods, more than 90 bunkers, and spacious, perfectly manicured greens. It also has a grass practice range. The layout of the course tests players of all skill levels with the enigma of its lines and borders. It is a true challenge created by the talent of Robert Trent Jones Jr. for your enjoyment here in Bonmont. Sustainability. Bonmont Terres Noves golf course is managed with respect for the environment, in keeping with Med Group’s firm commitment to sensitivity for the surroundings and respect for the environment.
Accommodation in Pierre & Vacances Bonavista De Bonmont Hotel (3:00 pm)Residence Bonavista de Bonmont, Golf de Bonmont. Urb. Terres, 43300 Mont-roig del Camp, Spain | 977 83 20 50[MAP IMAGE]Lat/Lng: 41.0467 , 0.922658Residence Bonavista de Bonmont, Golf de Bonmont. Urb. Terres, 43300 Mont-roig del Camp, Spain977 83 20 50Urb. Bonmont Terres Noves, Parc. 84 43300 Mont-roig del Camp
The DOQ Priorat covers a small region of fewer than 20,000 hectares, of which only 1,600 hectares are planted with vines. The landscape is abrupt and challenging, or in the words of the Catalan writer, Josep Pla, ‘cataclismatic’. Working the vineyards is a complicated, demanding and costly undertaking, and the vines produce very little compared to those of other wine regions.
Visit&Dinner Bodegas Torres (5:45 pm)www.torres.es
Bodegas Miguel Torres - Priorat Finca La Soltetas/n - 43737 El Lloar (Tarragona)
Bodegas Torres presents its new winery located in the very heart of the prestigious winemaking Catalan county of Priorat, more specifically in the municipality of El Lloar, among the vineyards owned by Torres on a hill close to the town of the same name. This building is where Torres produces its DOQ Priorat wines, “Salmos”, its wine launched onto the market to coincide with the presentation of the new winery; it's extending its range of products by introducing the new wine “Perpetual”. It also has solar and photovoltaic panel systems in line with the company's policy to have wineries that respect the environment and using a high percentage of renewable energy consumption.
- Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community Camí de Racó s/n, 43481 La Pineda
LUMINE Mediterránea Beach&Golf Community is a golfers’ paradise. Everything here is green: 170 hectares devoted to three golf courses with the 45 newest holes in Spain and two club-houses. Each of these courses gives the player a different experience. Not only because of the challenge they pose, but also for their design: the 18 holes of the Lakes Course are fully embedded in Nature, around the wetlands; the 9 holes in the Ruins Course run between archaeological ruins; and from the 18-hole Hills Course, you can view the quarries, pine groves and the sea.
But the most important feature of the LUMINE Golf Club courses is that they have won the Audubon International Gold Signature Sanctuary Certificate. This award recognises the environmentally sustainable model of the LUMINE Golf Club and its responsible management of water.
Note : there’s a visit at Port Aventura (theme park) for those who won’t play golf
Guided visit to “Cavas Freixenet” (4:00 pm)Plaça de Joan Sala, 2, 08770 Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Espanya | 938 917 000Transfer to Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Costa Barcelona www.diba.cat/turisme
(Salou – Sant Sadurní d’Anoia = 80 km)
Fine sandy beaches and peaceful waters, including those of Viladecans, Gavà, Castelldefels, Sitges and Vilanova i la Geltrú, stretch from the delta of the Llobregat river to the south of Barcelona. The region also provides an interesting range of culture, wine and cuisine and two Designation of Origin wines: Penedès and Cava. Muntanya de Montserrat Natural Park, the parks of El Garraf, Olèrdola, and El Foix, and the vineyards of the Penedès region offer some interesting contrasts. The region’s significant Art Nouveau heritage includes the church-crypt of Gaudí’s Güell Colony, while castellers (human towers), patron saints’ day festivals, abounding with fire, carnivals and theatrical performances of a religious origin, preserve a wealth of popular tradition.
Guided visit to “Cavas Freixenet”
Joan Sala, 2 - 08770 Sant Sadurní d’Anoia Tel: 93 891 70 00
Among other factors, Cava was born out of the radical transformation of the Penedés region’s vineyards following the phylloxeric invasion. The alteration of the varieties there via the introduction of high-quality white grapes, substituting the black grapes of the moment, enabled the winemaking industry to be renewed.
Tasting of three kinds of ““Cava” and a small snack of bread with tomato and sausage from the region
Visit to Cava Interpretation Center (CIC La Fassina) (6:00 pm)Carrer de Marc Mir, 14, 08770 Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Espanya | 938 184 223[MAP IMAGE]Lat/Lng: 41.424234 , 1.789211Carrer de Marc Mir, 14, 08770 Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Espanya938 184 223www.turismesantsadurni.cat
Carrer Hospital, 23, Sant Sadurní d’Anoia
We propose a route through the worldof cava in which you will get to know its origins, its history, its production process and varieties, and a chance to share with all others, its spirit of celebration and festivity.
Guided visit offered by CIC La Fassina
Accommodation in Hotel Me, Barcelona (8:30 pm)Carrer de Pere IV, 272, 08005 Barcelona, Spain | 902 14 44 40Pere IV, 272-286 (08005) Barcelona
Dinner at La Gavina (9:00 pm)Plaça de Pau Vila, 1, 08039 Barcelona, Spain | 932 21 05 95www.lagavina.es
Address: Plaça de Pau Vila 1 - 08039 Barcelona
T 34 93 221 05 95
- total distance: 270 miles (435 km)