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Address: 08720 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 687 50 85 10
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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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Vilafrance Bike & Wine Tour with Paddy

We did a half day bike and wine tour with El Moli tours. It was about 3 hours. We took the train to Vilafranca from Barcelona, which was cheap (about 5 euro/person) and very easy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Michelle L

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a half day bike and wine tour with El Moli tours. It was about 3 hours. We took the train to Vilafranca from Barcelona, which was cheap (about 5 euro/person) and very easy; it took about an hour. Our guide Paddy was very friendly and informative. As we biked to the winery (Torres Estates), he gave us information... More 

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

Hi Michelle, Many thanks for visiting Penedès with El Moli Tours and Classic Penedes Welcome Centre. The train is every half an hour and the return ticket is 10 euros. I hope you can join us again soon Cheers and all the best Paddy Mannion More 

Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Meant to start at 10 but some fools (us) ended up sitting on a train at Martorell that had stopped at the end of the line. Yes there was no one else on it and hadn't been for about 10 minutes. Trap for young players. Take the R4 from Barcelona but research the stations first so non Spanish speakers don't... More 

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

Hi Jay, what a review and many thanks for your visit with the family. It can be a long and slow day and we got quite a few kms in despite all the different levels. You were extremely thoughtful in lending your bike to one of the slower cyclists and often keeping her company. for that you get a 5,... More 

Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

El Moli Tours touts itself as a quality service provider, and it has that potential, but... Buyer beware. We toured the Penedes with Paddy Manion in late June, 2016. I had read reviews for a number of tour operators in the region and liked the positive comments he had gotten. In the email exchanges I had with him, he seemed... More 

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

Dear visitor, many thanks for your review and for visiting Penedès I agree that on our web and in your correspondence we offer a olive oil mill visit, and yes I told you we would visit one. Sadly the owner of the mill, la Madrona had died the previous month. She lives beside the mill and unless she is there... More 

London, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We visited Barcelona earlier this month. We knew that we wanted to explore the Penedes wine region, and I am sure happy that we found Paddy and El Moli Tours. We signed up for the full day group wine + bike tour. We ended up being the only ones on the tour that day! It was a phenomenal day- perfect... More 

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

Dear Less, many thanks for your review and for visiting Penedès wine region with me. The bike is a great way to slow everything down and a great way to get from winery to restaurant to winery and back to town with the emphasis on country and quality time. We are the only company offering a service from Vilafranca train... More 

Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We were planning a half day tour of Cava tastings and decided at the last minute to book a full day, thinking we would regret anything less. This was the highlight of our trip, as we still recall anecdotes and history lessons from our day in Penedes. As luck would have it, we were the only tourists on our trip,... More 

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

Hi, many thanks for visiting Penedès wine country with me. It is always a pleasure to receive visitors from abroad. We encourage visitors to catch the train to Vilafranca, which saves a lot of CO2 plus more than 4 hours motorway driving. This allows us to spend a proper day in wine country with no rush visits and tastings at... More 

London ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Our group of 3 loves an activity filled vacation. We found El Moli tours last minute, but Paddy made this wonderful day of cycling through the back roads of the Penedes region unforgettable. We requested a full day of biking and wine tasting. We got a private tour, starting the minute we got off the train. Paddy meets you at... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We rented good regular bikes with El Moli, their rental location is excellent: next to la estación de tren / train station of Vilafranca de Penèdes. From there you can take any bike route past the wine fields.

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

thank you wanttogetawaysoon, I hope you enjoyed being as far away from the crowds in Penedès, come back again soon, lots more routes and wines to discover. Cheers Paddy More 

Barcelona, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

El Moli Tours was exactly what we were looking for! A last minute weekend getaway to Villafranca del Penedes. Paddy responded immediately to my questions and provided lots of useful information. The ease and convenience of picking up the rental bikes right at the train station was amazing! We rented two bikes + baby seat, and spent the day cruising... More 

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Thank Julie H
PaddyMannion, Owner at El Moli Tours, responded to this review

Hi Julie, I am delighted to provide these services from our Classic Penedès Wine Country Welcome Centre at Vilafranca train station. I'm glad you had a good time with hubby and baby, see you again soon, Cheers Paddy More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We hired El Moli Tours to take us wine tasting in the Penedes Wine country. Paddy was an excellent host! He took us to the best restaurants and always knew just what to order. I tried many things that I would not have typically ordered.....I loved them all! The wine tasting was the highlight of our trip. He took us... More 

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

Hi Michelle, many thanks for your visit and comments, I hope you are enjoying Barcelona and the wonderful Cavas of Cavas Nadal, Cheers and hasta la vista, Paddy Mannion More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Our trip to Penedes was amazing! We spent the day touring an olive mill, wineries, and a beautiful beach. The time that Paddy spent with us was a lot of fun. He even took us to candy shop at the end of the tour. Highly recommend!

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

Hi Nikkie, Thank you so much for joining us in Penedes, whenever you get tired of Barcelona city give us a call, cheers and all the best, Paddy More 

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