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Excursions from your accommodation in Catalonia
Barcelona, the Catalonian Capital, only one hour drive from your accommodation
Public transport from Vilafranca del Penedes will bring you within one hour to the architecture of Gaudí and the laid back atmosphere of Barcelona. From your accommodation, you can either take a country bus to Vilafranca del Penedes or alternatively, take the car and park it in Vilafranca for free.
If you choose to drive directly from Arianella, you will need approximately one hour as well to reach the city center of Barcelona.
The Monasteries of Santa Creus and Poblet are close to your B&B
Driving from your B&B base over hidden country lanes through the pinewoods and vineyards, you can reach the Cistercian Abbey of Santa Creus within 30 minutes and a bit further on, the Abbey of Poblet. Both monasteries are of the most important ones in Catalonia. The monastic life began here in 1168 and finished in 1835. Of special interest is the chapter house, the drawing room and the Gothic cloister from the 14th. century.
As Santa Creus has a nice Picnic area close to the river, Arianella B&B can provide you with everything to indulge the day.
Arianella B&B is the perfect base to discover to the mountain of Montserrat
Within 50 minutes by car you will find the famous mount of Montserrat with its world-famous black Madonna. The drive from your B&B takes you through windy country lanes and endless vineyards. Our tip: take a walk high up in the Montserrat and you´ll find a fairytale world.
Only a 25 minute trip from our B&B – the Beaches of Sitges or Vilanova i la Geltrú
Within less than 30 minutes by car you can reach the white sandy beaches of Sitges. Sitges has sustained it´s historical buildings along the beach and offers regional food and cafés directly at the edge of the sea. Less tourism, authentic Spanish seafront villages and more lonely beaches are to be found in direction Vilanova i la Geltrú. We in Arianella B&B will help you to find the perfect beach for every day!
Exploring the Penedes by bike, starting at your accommodation!
We do rent good touring bicycles. If you wanted another model or more bikes than we can offer, there is a bike renting shop in the village. They as well offer guided tours. If you want to have a look: www.elmolitours.com. The bikes are either delivered to our house or can be picked up in the village at 1.5 kms.
Alternatively, you can rent electric bikes. They are delivered to your accommodation B&B Arianella or can be picked up in Vilafranca del Penedes at 13 kms. Have a look: www.burricleta.com
Walking excursions directly from your accommodation in the Penedes
The B&B Arianella is situated on a hill in the middle of the vineyards, where you can stroll along on gentle trails, passing ancient wells and historic buildings. In the back of the country house there is a mountain range that offers more demanding trails. From the 670m hill top you will enjoy the most famous views over the plain of Penedés and some hidden valleys. From there, you can as well spot your accommodation!