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Adventures and Activities

We hope you are looking forward to your vacation and we want to ensure you have a wonderful time and experience all of the wonders of Catalonia. For this purpose, we offer an abundance of extra services for your enjoyment.

We have partnered with a variety of popular tourist attractions (zoo, waterparks, theme parks, etc.) where you can purchase discounted tickets directly from our website; however we also pride ourselves on catering to the ‘anti-tourists’ of the world. For this reason if you are interested in a private wine tour, cooking classes in your villa, private flamenco lessons, a magic extravaganza for the kids, or even Spanish lessons for your beloved pet(?), we can arrange it! The only limit is your imagination and our dedicated concierge team will gladly help you personalize your villa rental experience. Some popular and most requested services are listed below; however should any other variety of possibilities tickle your fancy please contact us directly here to make your vacation memorable.


Golf

gold-catalunya-casasDid you know that Catalonia and Barcelona have some of the most prestigious golf courses in Europe? If you are a keen golfer, you will be delighted to discover that less than an hour from the centre of Barcelona (and in the near region of Catalunya Casas) there is an excellent range of internationally recognised golf courses.

Choose an impromptu golf day while on vacation or arrive to a tailor made golf holiday suited to your level, group size, and duration of stay. Don’t worry about packing your clubs along – we provide them! And thanks to the mild Mediterranean climate, you can play in perfect conditions 365 days a year.


Flamenco Lessons

Flamenco - Spain - Catalunya casasThe traditional dance of flamenco originated from southern Spain and incorporates music and meaningful moves of the body. A combination of cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (moving), and jaleo alludes to the vocalizations and musical hints of palm
as (handclapping) and pitos (finger snapping).

 

Forms of flamenco expression:

Toque (guitar) : A flamenco guitar is similar to an acoustic guitar yet with a more slender arm. It is utilized as a part of toque, the guitar-having of the specialty of flamenco.

Cante (song) : The flamenco song, or cante, is one of the three principle segments of flamenco. The dancer performs the dance to the song and adds elements of snapping and stomping to the melody.

Baile (dance) : El baile flamenco is known for its passionate force with expressive utilization of the arms and cadenced stomping of the feet. The traje de flamenca (“flamenco outfit”) is the ensemble worn by female flamenco dancers.

If your flamenco curiosity is piqued, we can arrange for a flamenco class to be held at your villa during your holiday! Please inquire for more information.


In Villa Tastings

Tapas

Products from small artisan suppliers are closely identified with Spain. Embellish the landscape through taste and smell! Our award winning chefs are dedicated to cuisine and local products, and are open to any proposal which excites you as much as it does us.

In Villa Tasting – Wine with Sweets: This is a wine tasting session paired with pastry creations by Chef Joan Muntada, Maître Chocolatier. The session will also allow you to discover regional wines that combine perfectly with desserts. 30 Euros per person + IVA

Wine and Deli meat tasting: Ham is one of the star products of Spanish and Catalan cuisine, we offer six different types accompanied with a variety of local wines. 30 Euros per person + IVA

Wine and Catalan cheese tasting: Spanish wine and cheeses pairing. From the Torta Del Casar Cabrales, through Manchego or Mahon. Always with the company of wine that is most representative of Spain. A sensory journey through the Iberian Peninsula. 30 Euros per person + IVA

Six wines, six tapas: You will taste six of the most typical tapas of our culinary culture with accompanying wines or cavas. 30 Euros per person + IVA


Spanish cooking lessons for the whole family

paellas

Cook your own seafood paella: We will bring all the necessary items and expertise, so that you can prepare your own paella and then enjoy it with your fellow guests. You’ll find it easier than you think. 31 Euros per person + IVA

Sausage extravaganza: ‘Buitfarra’ is the most traditional of the Catalan meat products. Our expert chefs make it with you from scratch starting with your choice of sausage meat (or tofu) followed by a typical Spanish BBQ. 20 Euros per person + IVA.

Tapa treats: Tapas are one of the most unique elements of Spain’s culinary culture. Learn more about them by cooking some of the most representative ones. 33 Euros per person + IVA

From the garden to the table: Visit one of our orchards and pick up some of the products of the season. Depending on the season, we will be in full harvest for many vegetables we use to prepare dishes like refreshing gazpacho, or delicious salads. Fresher and tastier, impossible! 25 Euros per person + IVA


Massage

Experience a full body massage in the comfort of your villa with a professional and experienced beautician. Prices are 70 Euros/hour + IVA.

 

 

 


Mountain Biking Excursion

Experience the thrill of experiencing the local mountains with an experienced guide on mountain bike.

The price for a 3 hour excursion is 40 euros per person + IVA.

 

 


Horse Riding Excursions

Our experienced and professional guide Lauri will guide you on an incredible adventure on horseback into the local and breathtaking mountain trails. This is truly an excursion not to be missed and Lauri caters to all levels of riders. We also offer children’s days where you learn how to wash, brush and care for horses as well as riding lessons. We can even arrange a private horse show for your group.  30 Euros per hour + IVA.


Mountain Trail Trek

Sant_Llorenç_del_MuntWe have various routes for trekking with an experienced mountain guide. Our routes include the following:

1. Evening lantern hike: This is a local Catalan tradition and involves hiking the local mountain after dark with miners helmets and lights. An experience not to be missed! 25 Euros per person + IVA (not including dinner)

2. Day trek to La Mola Monastery and lunch: This trek takes you to the top of the Mountain (45 minutes or 2 hours each way – depending on preference and level of fitness) where you will have lunch in a local Catalan restaurant overlooking views of the entire Valles Occidental. There is no access for vehicles to this area and food for the restaurant is transported on donkeys. 25 Euros per person + IVA (not including lunch).