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[8 days] Sustainable Trip to Barcelona & its Surrounding Areas Catalonia, Spain

  • Trip Type: Private (Guided)
  • Group Size: Min 2, Max 12
  • Departure Date: Flexible
  • Bookable From: All year round
  • Duration: Weeklong (7-9 days)
  • Physical Rating: Very Easy

Get to know the beautiful city of Barcelona on this sustainable trip, and explore what its surrounding areas have to offer. Culture, gastronomy, and adventurous experiences await!

This trip allows you to visit one of the most popular cities in Spain, Barcelona, and also gives you the chance to explore its surroundings. Barcelona offers a perfect combination of history, culture, food, and fun, making it a popular destination for travelers from around the world. But, Barcelona is also much more than just a great city: it lies within a beautiful region offering rural landscapes, vineyards, and mountains.


  • Urban Art workshop in El Raval
  • Horse training experience
  • Hot air balloon flight
  • Visit and wine tasting in the Bages County area
  • Kayak and cycling in the Ebro Delta Natural Park
  • Sunset sailing experience in Barcelona

Barcelona is a popular destination for several reasons. Here are some of the main ones:

  1. Gaudi’s architecture: Barcelona is famous for its stunning architecture, especially the work of the modernist architect Antoni Gaudi. His creations, such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, and Casa Batllo, are some of the most popular attractions in the city. You will see some of Guadi’s impressive buildings on this trip.
  2. Culture and history: Barcelona has a rich cultural and historical heritage, with museums, galleries, and monuments showcasing its past. This trip includes traditional experiences that will help you get to know Spain’s culture on a meaningful level.
  3. Food and drink: Barcelona and Spain in general is a foodie’s paradise, with an abundance of local produce, fresh seafood, and delicious tapas. Its wine and cava are also famous, and the city is home to many excellent bars, cafes, and restaurants. Wine tasting in the Bages County area will be a special experience!

To make this city trip to Barcelona more sustainable, this itinerary includes excursions into the surrounding areas (comarcas) north of Barcelona as well, such as el Moianès and Bages. On these visits, you will admire green rural spaces, vineyards, and the beautiful Montserrat mountain range. A hot air balloon ride, an art workshop, and a horse riding experience will provide unhindered enjoyment of Barcelona and its surroundings.

The trip will end in the Ebro Delta Natural Park, where you will discover its varieties of landscapes, as well as its flora and fauna. It will be a beautiful journey that will introduce you to the local life outside the big city.

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Seasonal Notes:
Spring (March to June) and fall (September to November) offer mild temperatures, fewer crowds, and lower prices. This is also a great time for outdoor activities such as hiking, visiting national parks, and enjoying festivals and events. If you like warm weather, the summer months (July and August) are ideal, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C in some parts of the country. However, these months can also be very crowded and expensive. To help curb overtourism, we recommend avoiding the peak summer months if your schedule allows it.

We don’t suggest the period from November to February for this trip. It will be chilly, and especially in the area near the Montserrat Mounting range it can be very cold, foggy, rainy, or snowy.


📋 Itinerary

This itinerary is customizable. Contact Yugen Earthside for more information.

Day 1: Barcelona [Spain] (arrival day)
Day 2: Barcelona
Day 3: Moianés (Barcelona)
Day 4: Bages (Barcelona)
Day 5: Barcelona
Day 6: Barcelona to Deltebre
Day 7: Deltebre to Barcelona
Day 8: Barcelona (departure day)

🌱 Sustainability

We are a travel agency specializing in sustainable tourism and ecotourism in Spain. We offer authentic travel experiences in all regions of the country and activities of all kinds. Our goal is to design tailor-made travel itineraries that put on the spotlight our varied cultural and natural heritage, connecting travelers with local realities, but also with unknown destinations and with our carefully selected local hosts that work towards creating a better industry.

For this trip we rely on local providers, they are mostly little, local, and family-run businesses. The entire area around Barcelona is trying to come to light as a tourist destination, highlighting that Barcelona has much more to offer. Therefore, we will help them to make their comarcas known to an international audience. Moreover, this trip helps deseasonalize and shift tourists from Barcelona to surrounding areas, as we know how hard the city suffers from mass tourism.

Travelers will be in constant contact with local people. We will rely on guides of the area, who knows perfectly the places that will be visited. They will meet local producers. In rural areas, they will get in contact with local people living there.

Accommodation: We always try to choose accommodations with these characteristics (where possible): small accommodations serving local and organic food, small boutique hotels, rural houses, and guesthouses.

Transport: We will use public transport (trains) when possible. We advise our travelers not to use single-use plastic items. We are sure that animals are treated ethically. For example, the horse training experience is based on the principles of natural dressage, Indian dressage, or emotional dressage. These animals live in a semi-freedom regime, they live in a community (herd), they search for food and water, and they have space to run... All this promotes the mental and emotional health of the animal and it will no longer be necessary to use whips, bits, muzzles, horseshoes, threats, shouts, or blows in order to work together.

  • Tourism Dispersal
  • Adhere to Strict Environmental Standards
  • Conserve Ecosystems/Preserve Biodiversity
  • No Animal-Harming Tourism
  • No In-Destination Flights
  • Local/Organic Restaurants
  • Responsible Waste Management
  • Local/Organic Food Served
  • Supports Local Businesses
  • Tours Benefit Local Community
  • Connect Travelers to Local Products
  • Engage with Local Communities
  • Provide Authentic Experiences

📌 Location

Use the Google map to orient yourself about where in the world this trip is. The location indicates the starting point for this trip.

A specific route map is included in the downloadable detailed itinerary.

🏷️ Pricing

Prices exclude flights to/from the destination.
See the full list of price inclusions and exclusions in the downloadable detailed itinerary.

  • Deposit per person

    30% of the trip price

  • One shared double room

    Price for one person

    $ 4500

ℹ️ Other Info

If you're ready to book this trip, or if you still have some questions, contact us to let us know!

In case of cancellation on your part, the cancellation fee will be kept as followed:

  • $110 per person of the cancellation fee
  • A penalty, consisting of 5% of the total amount of the trip if the cancellation occurs more than ten days but less than fifteen days before the departure date
  • 15% between days 3 and 10
  • 25% within forty-eight hours prior to departure
  • If you cancel the last 24 hours you may lose 100%, although we will try to recover the maximum possible.

This trip has a variable start date, so you can plan a departure date that suits you.

Be sure you have traveler's insurance.

Please be fully vaccinated and boosted before traveling. You may also need proof of a negative Covid test before arrival to the country. Keep a mask and hand sanitizer with you at all times.

Q: What does the Physical Rating of "Very Easy" mean?
A: It means that physical preparation is not required.

Q: Can I get around on my own, if I don't speak Spanish?
A: Of course, since tourism is an important industry for the country, you'll find that locals speak English at all major hotels and most restaurants throughout the country, especially in the cities. Although, some basic Spanish could be helpful in rural areas or the countryside.

Q: How do I get from one place to another?
A: This trip includes private transfers and public transport (trains) to travel from one place to another.

Q: What are the hotels of the trip like?
A: The accommodations depend on what the area offers, and for this trip, we selected nice 3-star hotels, an eco-boutique hostel, a rural house (Barraca), and a 4-star hotel.

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