Day 1: Summer houses in Gelida and country homes in Subirats
As this is a circular route, you can start wherever suits you best, but for the purposes of this guide we'll start you off from Sant Quintí de Mediona. (Note: To make the most of this trip, you can download the app which has audio guides for each Miravinya.) The first viewpoint you come across is La Cadira in the village of Torrelavit. The name means ‘The Chair’ and is quite literal: on top of a small hill there is a chair for you to rest on as you contemplate 360-degree views of the magnificent Penedès countryside. Before arriving at the next viewpoint, La Bardera, you can spot the paper mills on the Bitlles River, as well as the Sant Benet d’Espiells Hermitage. A little farther on, you can take a stroll around the summer homes in Gelida and visit the interesting historic centre of Torre-ramona.
The La Bardera Miravinya offers vistas of exceptionally extensive farmlands and is situated next to one of Subirats' oldest country houses, dating back to the 14th century. When you've enjoyed the view to your heart’s content, set off to the outskirts of Avinyonet del Penedès. There, the El Circell lookout point awaits you to show more scenery exposed to the four winds. As well as vineyards, this area is dotted with olive groves and the famous Ordal peach trees. The nearest heritage site is the medieval monastery of Sant Sebastià dels Gorgs. A lovely spot to end this first day.