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LOCAL FLAVORS! Half-Day Bike Tour with Olive Oil Tasting
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LOCAL FLAVORS! Half-Day Bike Tour with Olive Oil Tasting

By Salou Downhill Bikes
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About
Discover the local flavors of Catalunya! This tour takes you on an 18 km trip through the Costa Dorada mountains, along a reservoir and through a typical Catalan village. In this village, you will have the chance to learn about the olive oil-making process in an olive museum. There you will have the opportunity to try the exquisite olive oil of the Cooperativa of the village, winner of many national and international awards. Afterwards, you can buy this oil or some other local products in the shop of the Cooperativa. We finish the trip by visiting the local bar across the street to take a nice cold drink and have a friendly chat. Come and join us on this amazing experience. Maybe a bit more active cycling involved than in our other tours, but truly spectacular views.
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Ages 2-90, max of 24 per group
Duration: 4h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Fresh Water
  • Helmet and HIVI vest
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Use of bicycle
What's not included
  • Food, although locally produced hazelnuts are available to buy
  • Sunglasses, Sun cream or sun hat


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • YOUR PICKUP WILL BE CONFIRMED BY A SEPERATE EMAIL! Your pick-up time and location will be dependent on your accommodation and you will be advised after we have received your booking via a separate email, not from Tripadvisor! PLEASE NOTE: we only pick-up from the resorts of Salou, Cap Salou, La Pineda and some parts of Cambrils.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • 43840 Salou, Tarragona, Spain
      • Cambrils, Tarragona, Spain
      • 43481 La Pineda, Tarragona, Spain
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12065P4

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12065P4

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        • Salou Downhill Bikes
          1,204
          Spain
          Joined in May 2010
        • Theappga
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Escape the hustle and bussle of resort areas and see true Spain/Catalonia.
          My wife and I had the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bussle of the touristy area and participate in this great activity. Our guides Kathrin and Manfred really set this up to have fun. We were picked up, on time, at a local hotel and taken to a scenic and serene location just 20 minutes out of town. The tour is well organized with our guides telling jokes and history of the area. I've been in this area off and on for some time and learned a bit! The route has been carefully chosen to minimize automobile traffic and focus on the downhill part of the tour. For complete transparency there is some peddling, though really minimal effort. It is clear that our guides are passionate about the local people and the work that they do. They weave information about the Spanish and Catalan culture, language and geography throughout the tour. We ended in a beautiful old Spanish town and visited a sustainable winery. With his deep knowledge of wine I think that Manfred might be a sommelier in training! I would recommend anyone who enjoys a change of scenery, fresh air and a very little bit of exercise this tour.
          Written July 15, 2024
        • birnaa2015
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing!
          I went with my two teenagers and they were not so keen at the beginning. But when we started cycling they loved it. The hosts are fantastic and so is the scenery. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
          Written July 11, 2024
        • cv892
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour with great tour guides!
          If you are familiar with a bike, this tour gives you the great opportunity to view this side of Spain from the mountains. The tour guides were really friendly and had great things to tell about the area. On the tour, you can bike down on your own/with family/friends/etc, and stop at certain points at which the guide tells something about the surrounding area. You can choose to buy photo's, which one of the tour guides will make with a professional camera. You also get picked up and dropped off as close to your hotel as possible. I really recommend this trip. From the beautiful view points and surroundings, the great knowledge of the tour guides, to their kind and approachable attitude, this tour is a great addition to your tip!
          Written June 13, 2024
        • realbanditontour
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun, memorable day out with exellent hosts
          What a wonderful day out - I could not recommend more highly! (family with young teenager - all well able for it). There were younger kids on our tour too. Manfred and Katrin (and new recruit Julian) will take such good care of you. They paid such attention to the safety and comfort of each person, starting with ensuring we were all matched with the right bike. Katrin was able to adjust any slight issues along the way. The route and views are really spectacular and provide a wonderful contrast to the big resort of Salou. The roads are quiet but not entirely traffic free - Spanish drivers really do seem to respect cyclists and it felt pretty safe. Also - it really is 95% downhill! There was a 'Downhill Bikes' van to the front and van behind our group - so lots of support on the journey. Our trip was broken down into sections (with a stop / check-in and explanation of the next section of the route). This made it very doable. We finished with a welcome cold drink and an ice cream in bar in a village at the end. The scenery and escape were the big draw but it turned out that Manfred and Katrin were the stars - they are made for a business like this - so welcoming and friendly. The essence of hospitality.
          Written June 13, 2024
        • 223DavidB
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic experience and would love to do it again
          I wasn't sure what to expect when this was booked but I'm glad as this is one heck of an amazing experience. Right from the start we were looked after, told what we would be doing and given full instruction as to what we needed to do. After that we were taken up to the hills where the experience just kept getting better. This is a life experience and I'm so glad I did it with my wife and daughter as we had an amazing time and what we saw was something no other excursion could do.
          Written June 12, 2024
        • rebeccamO1001LS
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Day Trip
          Trip was amazing!!We were picked up on time at the meeting point by Manfred who was lovely and very informative. The bike ride was easy for someone whos not rode a bike in a while, the route is mostly down hill through the mountains and very scenic. We arrived in the small town of Porerra which was stunning and visited a family run vinyard. The wine tasting was very good and was nice to learn about history if the winery. All and all was a perfect morning/day trip.
          Written June 11, 2024
        • Simran-kp
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Would recommend!
          The whole experience was amazing. Cycling in the mountains of Catalonia felt refreshing and the views were incredible. It was intriguing to learn about the process of how wine is made, whilst cycling through the vineyards.
          Written May 26, 2024
        • Keith L
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Check transport options to the starting point.
          Had to cancel on the day of the tour as we could not get a taxi to the starting point. When we booked the tour and advised the operator we were staying outside Salou and would catch a taxi to the start they said that was fine. There was no warning it may be difficult to get a taxi. The hotel. uber and freenow could get us a taxi. So my advice is if you are not staying in Salou be careful about booking this tour. No refund just bad luck.
          Written May 26, 2024
        • pippaprince93
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The BEST experience!!
          We can't rave enough about this amazing excursion! We joined them last week with a 16m old baby and a 3 yr old so both kids went on the back of mine and hubby's bikes and we absolutely loved it. Manfred & Kathryn (apologies if I've spelt that incorrectly!) were professional, friendly and attentive to all our needs - truly lovely people. They gave a great history of the area whilst in the bus driving and were great with the kids too. We were picked up by mini-bus right by our hotel (they even brought car seats for our children which really impressed me and put me at ease), then we went and practised for a short while before driving up into the Spanish mountains for us to cycle down. We followed Manfred on his bike in front and Kathryn followed on the bus behind us for safety too. I must stress you really only need to be able to ride a bike for this excursion, you don't need to be fit as the majority is downhill other than a few little inclines which I'm confident anyone could manage. There were plenty of breaks, water stops etc.. the whole thing was around 4 hours from pick-up to drop-off and that was the half-day experience. We took our own drinks and snacks but they did provide water. They also take fantastic photos of you which you can purchase for just 20 euros (no brainer for us - the photos were fab). We both came away saying how this definitely MADE our holiday! Would 100% recommend!
          Written May 19, 2024
        • shaunam141
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A fun day out!
          We had a brilliant day with Kathrin and Manfred. It was great to get out of the tourist areas and see some of the towns and villages leaving up the mountains. Kathrin and Manfred are a great team, they are fun, friendly and throw in a few jokes along the way. They are also quiet knowledgeable and very passionate about what they do. Thank you for a great day. The wine was excellent too 👌
          Written May 1, 2024
        • lindasinka
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great and realxed bike ride
          A lovely ride with great tour leads. Everything was well explained and the atmosphere was great. For intermediate bikers, it's an easy and relaxed ride since it's downhill. We were the first group to try out the new cycling path to the ocean. It felt like making a little bit of history! A warm thank you to the organizers. Keep rocking and offering great experiences to customers! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars
          Written May 1, 2024
        • Ecomentalist
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic tour led by lovely guides.
          I cannot fault this tour, what a great way to spend half a day with the family and I can highly recommend it to those who, like us, want to get out of the resorts to see the area. The tour went ahead for myself, my partner and my young son (6) despite there being no-one else booked on it, this was really lovely and was like a personal tour just for us. Our son learned to ride a bike at a young age but was kindly given the option of a tag along or his own bike - he chose the latter! The guides were so friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about what is a really beautiful area. They told us some of the history and this all really brought the trip to life. They were really supportive throughout, especially praising my son who struggled a bit cycling into the strong wind on some of the flatter sections. We would have like to have taken some of our own photos, especially in the villages but understand why this wouldn't logistically work, particularly with a large group but there were some good photos included on the USB we purchased. We would definitely consider doing the other tours if we visit the area again.
          Written April 15, 2024
        • eiliso345
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Fabulous Experience
          Had a great experience with Kathrin and Manfred! They arrived to pick us up on time and gave us a cheerful greeting and outlined the plan of the day on the way to the Mountains. As we headed up the mountains we were given some history of the local area too. When we got to the top we were given time to adjust to our bikes before we set off on the trip. In total it was 13km of blissful downhill cycling! We got a great history of the vineyard and also a lovely your of the winery (thanks Maria, the wine was superb!) We were dropped back to our hotel later in the afternoon and got some more history of the local area on they way. Would highly recommend this tour to everyone, it was a great experience! Anna and Eilis.
          Written April 13, 2024
        • emmanI180BT
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A day of local culture
          Had a great trip today with Manfred and Kathrin! A lovely bike ride down the mountain with stunning views of the local countryside followed by a visit to a vineyard and winery with guided tour! All involved in the trip were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic! Maria was very passionate about the winery! Highly recommend to anyone wanting to experience a bit of local culture!
          Written April 11, 2024
        • Mammalaurie
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Easy fun biking to see the area! With spectacular vino!
          What a lovely way to get a sense of the area! All downhill biking down beautiful bendy views. Great history and horticulture provided by owners who seem to know and be known by everyone in town. Ended with spectacular wine. Highly rec!
          Written March 28, 2024
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        padraigodowd
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023
        We had a very enjoyable family(2adults & 3 teens) cycle with Downhill Bikes about a week ago. We got to see the beautiful Costa Dorada mountain scenery, from our bikes. Most of the trip is freewheeling downhill, so it wasn't that difficult to complete. It finished with a lovely Tour of the Olive Oil Museum and a group social chat/drink.
        Kathrin & Manfred (Downhill Bikes) were very friendly, kind and helpful throughout our trip. They made us feel at ease, throughout our cycle.
        I would highly recommend this Bike Trip to those who are visiting this region.
        Written July 19, 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        That was so lovely to have you and your family on our Tour d'Oli. Good bikers and intereted in the real and beautiful Catalunya. Thank you very much for your nice words and for letting us and everybody know that you had a great day out in the mountains.
        Written July 20, 2023
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        Colin W
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2023 • Couples
        Had an absolutely fantastic day. We were picked up on time from the hotel and taken to top of hill ..the bikes were allocated and after and little test run we set off down the hill on the the road..Katrina and Manfred were very attentive and knowledgeable of the area and the olive production…we are both in our 60s but found cycling very easy as most of it is down hill. At the finish the olive tour and drinks was a perfect end. I would recommend this for all ages … thanks for a great day
        Written June 10, 2023
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        Thank you so much for taking time to write about your experience while being on our Tour d'Oli. Hearing that you enjoyed the trip makes us happy and our work so satisfying.
        Written June 13, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Vinny
        Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience, amazing staff. Can’t recommend more. Beautiful views, easy ride and very cool bends on the road. The road was clear mostly of the time with very little traffic.
        Written June 13, 2023
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        Nice to hear you enjoyed the trip. The road are fantastic and very easy to navigate, not to mention the views. Thank you very much for your review.
        Written June 13, 2023
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        Julie H
        Bangor, UK3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2024 • Family
        Amazing. Best experience to get out of the tourist trap if Dalou town which is nice in its own right. But what an experience to get into the real Catalan countryside. Exhilarating and beautiful scenery. This is my second time, once with my own children and a second time with my partners. Everyone enjoyed the experience from 9 yrs old to well let’s just say older. Definitely a must do activity.
        Written June 28, 2024
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Cool to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that it was an exhilarating and beautiful experience in the real Catalan countryside. It's wonderful to know that this was your second time with us and that both your children and your partner had a great time. We aim to provide memorable experiences for all ages, and we're glad to hear that everyone, from 9 years old to those a bit older, enjoyed the adventure! Thank you for letting us know and we hope to see you again.
        Written July 14, 2024
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        Janette B
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2023 • Couples
        Amazing day , Kathryn and Manfred Amazing , scenery amazing. Picked up right on time and from that point it was just amazing fun. Safety is 1st but after that , who needs Portaventura for adventure. Great views , empty roads with amazing bends and no hard work or queues. Knowledge of both makes for an even better adventure and buying the pictures at end of trip is a must .
        Written September 12, 2023
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        Great review and a nice summary. We are really happy you enjoyed the trip.
        Written September 17, 2023
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        Fearless37086353513
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2024 • Family
        Booked the trip at home, directly with the company online. Great communication and no problems at all on the meet up. Manfred and Julian were our guides. They were really friendly and good company. Our group ranged from 16 to 72 and we all had a great time.
        Written June 25, 2024
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        Thank you very much for your nice comments. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the cycling and you all had a good time.
        Written July 14, 2024
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        cched2012
        Cork, Ireland8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This has got to be the most enjoyable cycling experience I’ve had. The tour guides were so attentive and so informative, we learned so much about the history and the area!!
        When it comes to the cycling!!! What a blast. To be able to cycle through the beautiful countryside at your own pace is a fantastic experience.
        The olive oil tour gives you an insight into the local production and the tour guides are so mindful to respect the locale culture and business.
        I can’t wait to do another tour maybe the wine tasting!!!
        Written July 8, 2023
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        Thank you for such a lovely and detail comment. Working with the local community and sharing the experience is what we love to do. And it is great to have guests like you who do apreciate that. We look forward to seeing you again.
        Written July 10, 2023
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        Ycarus P
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2023 • Family
        Absolutely a 10/10 experience, perfect to get to see the country side, great instructors the very best, not tiering, the bikes in amazing like new condition and the weather in the area is incredible (recommend getting some olive oil too👍🏼)
        Written June 13, 2023
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        Great to have had you on our tour. We really appreciate your nice review. We agree, the area is definetly worth to venture out of the tourist bubble and you can't find a better olive oil. And it was wonderful to sit with you and your family and the rest of the group for a cool drink and interesting conversations in the bar. A perfect day for us as well.
        Written June 13, 2023
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        Brendan P
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2023
        A great day out for all the family and really enjoyable even for non cyclists. The guides were good fun and attentive to everyone and the olive oil museum is lovely to visit
        Written June 12, 2023
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        Thanks for your nice review. We are happy you enjoyed our excursion into the mountains and the village.
        Written June 13, 2023
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        Ziad C
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2023 • Family
        Lovely experience knowledgeable and friendly guides, good fun, lovely scenery and nice beer at end. Had our 7yr old with us and she coped very well on the bike. We well recommend it ❤️
        Written June 9, 2023
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        Your girl truely is amazing and it was great to see her smiling face on the bike and at the end of the tour. Thank you for your nice comment and your humerous participation was great.
        Written June 13, 2023
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