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Address: C/Baix 19, 08737 Torrelles de Foix, Barcelona, Spain
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Description: Paddy Mannion, wine writer and local curator welcomes you to the beautiful...
Paddy Mannion, wine writer and local curator welcomes you to the beautiful wine country of Penedes, Barcelona. The oldest, largest and most innovative wine region of Spain "If there are two roads, you will be on the less traveled if you come to Penedes and taste the way of life of this ancient wine country, you will fall in love and always return" Contact Paddy and El Moli Tours for exclusive luxury Gran Reserva Private tours and small group Wine Food Cava & Culture Tours and Bike tours
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A brilliant day out!

I spent the day cycling around the Penedes with Paddy - what an exceptional and fun day out the two of us had. He knew the history of the region, had tremendous insight, took... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I spent the day cycling around the Penedes with Paddy - what an exceptional and fun day out the two of us had. He knew the history of the region, had tremendous insight, took great care of me and we shared many laughs, not to mention a fantastic Spanish lunch. I will certainly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We are a family of 5 who rented bikes for an unguided trip into the countryside. Paddy's bikes were comfortable and well equipped and he was very flexible, as we were unsure whether we would be away for half a day or a full day. He recommended the 'orange route' heading west out of Villafranca. After struggling to orientatate ourselves... More 

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PaddyMannion, Owner at El Moli Tours, responded to this review

You are one of our few family groups and the philosophy of our bike station is make it easy and family friendly. kids bikes, chariots and chairs. I am delighted you got into it and turned it into a great day. The history of Penedes is at least two thousand years old, many paths and ancient roads cross it and... More 

Montreal, Canada
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My boyfriend and I chose this tour based on the fabulous reviews on this site, and indeed, it was a wonderful tour. We were met at the train station by Paddy, who had the excellent touring bikes all packed up and ready to go. It was soon clear, however, that Paddy had a strong dislike for me and went from... More 

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PaddyMannion, Owner at El Moli Tours, responded to this review

Hi and wow, I really am sorry if I came across that way, I remember we I am usually a teacher, a rule breaker, a story teller and collector of the inconsequent. and then some. I enjoy couples and like them to have their space while visiting. I love women, they are the driving force of the world, though many... More 

Burlington, Canada
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This tour was one of the highlights of our vacation. Paddy, the owner and tour guide was enthusiastic and knowledgable. It is always nice to tour with someone who genuinely loves the land, wine, lifestyle. We took the train from Barcelona and chose the 1/2 tour which with the train ride added up to a full day. Paddy emailed us... More 

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PaddyMannion, Owner at El Moli Tours, responded to this review

Hi to all our friends in Canada, many thanks for coming to Penedes and for encouraging my French, It was a pleasure welcoming you and enjoying a great day of Cavas, Wines, food and country, Cheers and all the best, Paddy Mannion More 

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My two friends and I went on Paddy's Vilafranca del Penedès Wine & Culture Capital half day tour and it was wonderful. We biked to the winery (which was manageable for me, someone who hasn't been on a bike in several years) where we watched a short movie on the history of the winery and tasted several of their best... More 

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PaddyMannion, Owner at El Moli Tours, responded to this review

Dear S, many thanks for being such great company and for taking the time to enjoy Vilafranca as well as the wines, country and bikes, You were my angels, Cheers Paddy More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My wife and I were in Barcelona for eight (8) days celebrating our anniversary and wanted to take a day trip to Penedes to cycle and experience some local wines. This day trip was amazing...and a highlight our our trip...it was an easy...and short trip from Barcelona. When we arrived we were warmly welcome by Paddy and embarked on a... More 

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PaddyMannion, Owner at El Moli Tours, responded to this review

How nice of you to choose Penedes and El Moli Tours for your special day out. You hit it on the nail, time stops here and it is always a pleasure to see how quickly the rythme of Penedes takes over, especially on a bike. Consider yourselves recipients of a CO2 and stress free day certificate. Many thanks for your... More 

Florence
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Paddy( fr Dublin orig) and daughter Claire provided an incredible bike tour of wine country winding through trails through vineyards to a castle and then to Torre wines which offers an over the top wine tour and tasting. An hour train ride on R4 from Barcelona for 6 Euros round trip, this little town of vilafranca is sweet. Our hosts... More 

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PaddyMannion, Owner at El Moli Tours, responded to this review

Hi Guys, the pleasure was mine and Clare's, Nice to be with such a great group, makes life so easy, Cheers and happy travels, Paddy More 

Barcelona, Spain
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had a wonderful time with paddy as our guide to the Penedes wine region. We had to make a very last minute change of date for our tour due to illness and he had no problem at all switching dates for us. The bike office is the first thing you see as you get off of the train, especially... More 

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PaddyMannion, Owner at El Moli Tours, responded to this review

Where, is the button for reviewing visitors, Tripadvisor you are missing this, cos I want to recommend this group to all good service providers, 11/10, great to have you all visit Penedès wine country with me, Cheers and all the best, Paddy Mannion More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Simply,the most informative,interesting,worthwhile trip I ever made.Great wines,cavas,food and a highly entertaining guide.Worth every penny.

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PaddyMannion, Owner at El Moli Tours, responded to this review

Hi Reviewer, simply wonderful to have you visit Classic Penedes Wine Country come back for more food wine and great times, Cheers Paddy More 

Greensboro, NC
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Four of us did the cycling tour on a sunny day at the first of October. It was marvelous! The wineries were interesting, the scenery beautiful, the lunch delicious, and Paddy (& his beautiful daughter) entertaining. The biking was on easy terrain at an easy pace. What more could one want for the money?! I just wish we could have... More 

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PaddyMannion, Owner at El Moli Tours, responded to this review

Hi y'all, wow you are great copywriters and I am so lucky to have such great guests. and you left almost zero CO2 footprint. I have just opened the first Bike Station in Catalunya in the former cafeteria of Vilafranca Train station. I hope you come and visit me again. Cheers and all the best, Paddy Mannion More 

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