The Walled Village in Catalonia
If you’re up for an exciting, historical journey through some of the world’s most beautiful albeit ancient scenery, the walled village of Sant Marti d’Empuries in Catalonia, Spain is the perfect destination. Nestled close to sparkling golden beaches and fascinating ancient ruins from both the Romans and Greeks who came before, there is enough history and intrigue here to fascinate even the worldliest traveler. Sant Marti d’Empuries is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely bike ride through time. In fact, it happens to be one of the cities visited on our self guided bike tours in Spain – the Catalonia region, and it’s a destination not to be missed.
One of the most interesting things about Sant Marti d’Empuries is its medieval past. In fact, the city itself is considered to be the oldest settlement in Catalonia, having been occupied since the Bronze Age, and is built in proximity to some of the oldest buildings in the area. There’s a lovely little church to visit which was constructed during the 11th century and still stands today as a testament to the area’s rich history. Enjoy breathtaking old structures and a warm, rich atmosphere that seems to have been frozen in time as you ride through the enchanting streets of the village.
Another thing that makes Sant Marti d’Empuries such a fabulous place to visit is its beautiful fine sand beaches that seem to stretch on forever. From the shores of these golden beaches you can enjoy some excellent views of the Bay of Roses and soak up some warm, glistening sun while you’re at it. It’s the perfect place to take a break, park your bike and enjoy a long, peaceful stroll amidst some of nature’s most beautiful handiwork.
If you’ve got the time, there are plenty of charming little restaurants and beach bars to pop into and enjoy some delicious local cuisine and some of the area’s laid back, relaxed atmosphere. Don’t be fooled by the size or location – some of these quaint little haunts are so good, they draw patrons from as far as Barcelona and even France! Take a walk, sip some wine and enjoy the unique and flavorful tastes of the area as you take in the charming surroundings.
The Catalan region offers some of the most incredible and memorable places to cycle, particularly the tiny village of Sant Marti d’Empuries. With fascinating history, breathtaking scenery and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to go to experience the area’s rich past and beautiful present as they come together perfectly. Grab your bike, hop on and join us for a journey you won’t soon forget.