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End of Summer Costa Brava and Barcelona Festival Tour. September 2015.

Wild Mushrooms and the Wild Coast. October 2015.

Christmas Markets of Catalonia. December 2015.

Winter Wine and Truffle Tour. February 2016.

Valencia and Las Fallas. March 2016.

Patios of Cordoba Tour. May 2016.

Rioja and Basque Country: a Spanish Culinary Experience. June 2016.

 

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Home > Vacation Packages > Wild Mushrooms and the Wild Coast

WILD MUSHROOMS AND THE WILD COAST.

Barcelona – Costa Brava – Girona – Volcanic Region – Pyrenees – Zaragoza – Penedès Wine & Cava Region

Spain has a wine variety of wild mushrooms and an equally important tradition of using them in meals, which makes it an ideal place to pick them. Wild mushroom picking is an extremely popular activity throughout Spain, in regions like Castilla y León, La Rioja, Basque Country and Catalonia. Often the best places are kept as “local secrets” where the locals go to find the best and the widest varieties. Over the years each region has established rules and regulations regarding picking mushrooms, and for this reason, as well as for saftey precautions, it’s always strongly recommended that you only go with an expert guide.

Sign up for our 8-day tour and learn how to “hunt” the best mushrooms from an expert who will show you where to look for them and teach you the differences between the different types of mushrooms. You will also have the chance to visit a local mushroom and crafts fair, enjoy a meal made with the mushrooms you picked and enjoy one of the biggest regional festivals, all while discovering Barcelona, the Costa Brava, the Pyrenees, Girona, Zaragoza and the Penedés wine and Cava region.

DATES: from October 8 – October 16, 2015. LIMITED AVAILABILITY!
Contact us if you want to join this open tour or if you want to have a private Mushroom Hunting tour in other dates* we can personalize your tour to your needs and preferences.

OCTOBER 8
Arrival in Barcelona and Welcome Dinner

Arrival in Barcelona. Transfer to hotel.

In the afternoon enjoy a familiarization walk around the area before the welcome dinner and chance to go over the itinerary with your tour leader.

Night in Barcelona.

 

OCTOBER 9
The Costa Brava and Girona

Breakfast at hotel.

This morning head over to the Costa Brava by way of the ancient city of Girona. Spend a few hours touring Girona, and enjoy its old city streets and shops.

In the afternoon visit the charming fishing village of Cadaqués.

Night in Barcelona.

 

OCTOBER 10
The Volcanic Region and the Pyrenees

Breakfast at hotel.

Head across the volcanic region of La Garrotxa, stopping in one of the medieval towns nestled into the landscape. Explore the town and enjoy a lunch of the traditional volcanic cuisine of the region.

After lunch head over to the Vall de Núria, at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains.

Night in the Vall de Núria.

 

OCTOBER 11
Mushroom Picking, a Local Fair and a Parador

Breakfast at hotel.

Take a wild mushroom picking excursion first thing in the morning. Meet your expert guide for a morning of searching the forest for bolets (wild mushroom). Upon returning to the town, visit the Mushroom and local Crafts show in the town’s square.

Afterwards enjoy brunch before heading up the cog-rail train to the mountain area for an afternoon of exploring and enjoying the spectacular scenery.

In the afternoon transfer to the spectacular Parador of Cardona, a beautiful hotel housed in a medieval fortress.

Night in the Parador of Cardona.

 

OCTOBER 12
Zaragoza and the Fiesta del Pilar

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to the city of Zaragoza for the Fiesta del Pilar, a celebration like few others and one celebrated by the locals with passion and pride.

Upon arrival we will take a short guided tour of the city, and then spend the rest of the day caught up in the celebrations waiting for the spectacular fireworks display at night.

Night in Zaragoza.

 

OCTOBER 13
The Penedès Wine Region and Barcelona

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer back to Barcelona, stopping along the way in the Penedès wine region for a wine tour with a walk through the vineyards to stretch out before tasting the wines.

Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant with wine and then return to Barcelona for the evening.

Night in Barcelona.

 

OCTOBER 14
Barcelona City Center Tour

Breakfast at hotel.

Full day tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, including the Cathedral, Roman Temple, old Jewish Quarter and Gothic squares.

Traditional 3-course lunch with wine.

Take an optional tour to Montjuic Mountain to visit the castle for a panoramic view over the city.

Night in Barcelona.

 

OCTOBER 15
Barcelona Modernista Tour and Farewell Dinner

Breakfast at hotel.

Morning Modernista Tour, including a visit to the Sagrada Familia, the still-unfinished Modernista wonder designed by Antoni Gaudí and Park Güell, where architectural ingenuity meet with the natural landscape with views over the city.

Afternoon at leisure in the city.

Evening farewell meal at a local restaurant.

Night in Barcelona.

 

OCTOBER 16
Transfer to Barcelona Airport for return flight

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to Barcelona airport.

ALL OF OUR TOURS INCLUDE:

TOURS AVAILABLE ALL YEAR

> Custom Vacation Packages

TOURS AVAILABLE FOR SPECIFIC DATES

> End of Summer Costa Brava and Barcelona Festival Tour. September 2015.

> Wild Mushrooms and the Wild Coast. October 2015.

> new! Christmas Markets of Catalonia. December 2015.

> new! Winter Wine and Truffle Tour. February 2016.

> new! Valencia and Las Fallas. March 2016.

> new! Patios of Cordoba Tour. May 2016.

> new! Rioja and Basque Country: a Spanish Culinary Experience. June 2016.