Go with your friends on tough 4×4 tracks

Would you and your friends like to do something different? Something exciting? Then join us for some tough off-road driving in a stunningly beautiful setting. You will learn to drive a 4×4 car in challenging circumstances, or improve your skills if you already have 4×4 driving experience. Combined with terrific food, the great company of your friends and a fantastic instructor, this makes for a perfect, adrenaline charged experience.

Join us on this two and a half day 4×4 event near Barcelona: you’ll be using our cars, so just fly there, we’ll pick you up and take care of everything.

A trial for real

This is a two and a half day fun event for those who like to feel the rush of adrenaline while sitting behind the wheel of a 4×4 car. Carles Celma, our experienced and professional driving instructor and tour guide, takes you to our closed-off site for half a day of training on Friday afternoon. He will teach you the ropes of how to control a 4×4 car in technical driving conditions. You will feel safe and confident when we go out into the mountains the next day and the day after.

You will be driving in the Penedès mountain area along tracks that offer fantastic views, are sometimes easy and sometimes really difficult and technical, like a trial for real. You will be able to exercise all the skills you learned in the morning of the first day.

Perfect outing for a group of friends

The minimum number of participants is four (two cars), the maximum 10 (five cars), making it a perfect outing for a group of friends who like to do something different and exciting. Working together to conquer obstacles, the feeling that you have overcome a challenge, combined with picknick lunches, great food and a drink afterwards combine to create an atmosphere of camaraderie that will stay with you for a long time.

If you are not able to join this event with a group, you can enroll on our date open for everyone on 24, 25 and 26 May.

Safety first

4×4 driving needs to be safe. That’s why we train you first before we go out into the wild. All the time Carles will be there to guarantee a safe adventure for everyone.

Vehicles

The vehicles we provide are Nissan Patrols modified to perfection. The cars have been raised and are equipped with a very sort short range low gear box to make maximum use of the torque of the engine. These are very reliable cars, perfectly suitable for the kind of tracks we drive on these tours.

Gastronomy

Catalonia is a gastronomical heaven. Its climate and the care people put in preparing the food provide an intense taste to fish, meat, vegetables and fruits. In recent years traditional cooking has been infused with innovative combinations of flavours and sophisticated recipes, further improving the gastronomic experience.

You will enjoy these tastes with a barbecue and excellent  cooking in the restaurants we visit.

Programme

The two-day trip follows an intensive off-road programme, taking place in the area between Sitges village, the Montserrat mountains and Penedès region.

First day

We will welcome you at Barcelona airport in the morning and drive to our off-road training site.

Safety and technical briefing.

Driving training at our site.

Lunch.

Off-road driving through the hills over interesting tracks to apply what you’ve learned.

Dinner.

Your hotel is in an attractive village, where you can have a stroll and relax with a drink after the day’s events.

Second day

We pick you up at your hotel at 9:00 hrs. in the morning

Drive through the moutains on tarmac and tracks.

Lunch.

Off road tour: including a river crossing, and some technical tracks. We drive through beautiful scenery across the vineyards of Penedês valley.

Return to hotel.

Third day

Pick you up at the hotel.

Off-road tour with very technical passages in the mountains around Penedès valley, offering amazing views of the valley, sea, Montserrat and the Pyrenees.

Lunch.

Return to the airport or hotel in the Barcelona area, according to your further travel plans.

Included in trip fee

  • Pick-up and drop-off at Barcelona airport or elsewhere in the Barcelona region.
  • Training at our off-road site.
  • Two nights hotel
  • All lunches and dinners
  • Two days use of a modified Nissan Patrol (possible to swap the 4×4 car on the second day and do a half-day journey on a quad bike at no extra cost).
  • Maximum of two persons per vehicle
  • Minimum group size: four people (two cars). Maximum: 10 people(five cars).
  • All vehicle operating costs.
  • Vehicle insurance.

If you wish we can include a wine and cava cellar visit and tasting at €15 per person.

Price: €680 per person

The price is based on a comfortable hotel in the mountains.

Not included

  • Optional wine tasting.
  • Your flights.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Any personal expenses.

Deposit

We ask for a deposit of €400 in cash as a security for the vehicles, to be returned at the end of the event.

The Penedès region

Penedès is located in the south of Catalonia, between the pre-coastal mountain range (Serralada Pre-litoral) and the Mediterranean. It is a wine-producing region, framed by the coastal hills of the Serra del Garraf and the higher inland mountains which skirt the Catalan Central Depression. Long considered one of the country’s best wine-producing regions after the Rioja area, it is also one of the most ancient viticultural areas in Europe. Perhaps best known for its Cava production, a sparkling wine which has had its own Denominació d’Origen since 1991. White grape varieties predominate, although the region also produces some highly regarded, oak-aged reds.

The climate is mild and sunny.

Practical information

  • If you have your own group, this event can take place at any time of the year, except in August, when it is far too warm.
  • Simply contact us via info@4x4discoverytravel.com. Together we settle on the dates, cater for any special wishes you may have and arrange the details of your trip.
  • If you want to join with just one or two persons, you can either book on one of the fixed dates (13 – 14 April or 25 – 26 May) or let us know that you are interested and we’ll put you on a list. When we have four or more interested people, we will contact you to see if we can arrange an event that suits you.