Autumn is synonymous with weekend getaways and we want to propose three different plans, including suitable for all types of couples.
Do you like the mountain? Or are you more on the beach? Or do you like gastronomy? Or the wine? Keep reading and you will see everything you can do together these months before winter arrives.
1. Gastronomic getaway
Plan reserved for gourmets, who like to eat good, healthy and quality food. What do you think of a gastronomic weekend getaway as a couple?
For example, you could start with a wine tasting in the Penedés area or the Ponent lands. We are fortunate to enjoy an exceptional range of wines in Catalonia, one of the best in the world. It is a gastronomic experience worth trying and this is a great time to do it with your partner.
Next, you can continue with the great gastronomic offer full of Mediterranean touches, with any tasting menu. Another option is to choose a hotel with a Michelin Star restaurant and take advantage of your gastronomic getaway in the best way. Some examples in Catalonia: Hotel Villa Retiro in Tarragona or Abac Restaurant Hotel GL Monumento in Barcelona.
2. Rural mountain getaway
Autumn is the best time to escape to the mountains: a festival of colors in the trees, the fallen leaves, the temperature is pleasant and walks through the most spectacular natural places in our community.
One of the plans that you can include in this getaway is hiking, discovering places full of life on the guided routes that RocRoi offers through Pallars Sobirà, for example. And that the guides impregnate you with stories, anecdotes, curiosities about the area, the local fauna and flora and how to preserve our cultural and natural heritage in the best way.
You will explore the lakes of Sant Maurici, La Gola and Baiau, you will visit the mountain passes of Tavascan, Salau and Boet and, in the latter, you will visit the ‘Pla de Boet’ a plain crossed by a river at 1,860 meters high in the its vivid colors will surprise you.
Have you been wanting more? Explore all the guided hiking routes that we can offer you in RocRoi.
But there is still more! You are lovers of mushrooms and you know some of those that are collected in autumn, while you are hiking, you can also practice mycology. There is no more pleasant sensation than finding a small basket of mushrooms and cooking them that same day to serve them on your plates.
And, finally, and very interesting for the most curious of the local fauna, we recommend visiting the deer bellowing. Autumn is the mating season for deer and, during this time, these animals make loud sounds that echo in the mountains to mate while fighting between males with their large antlers. It is a real spectacle to be able to witness this moment. There are many local organizations that offer this service to be able to locate and enjoy the show in the first person: such as the bellowing of the deer in the Serra do Boumort, in Pallars Jussà.
3. Sports getaway for couples
And the last plan that we propose is suitable only for the most athletic couples. For example, you can escape to one of the Spanish capitals that organize races for runners. This September you will be able to go to Madrid for the ‘Run for Madrid!’ Race or to Huelva for the ‘Puerta del Discovery’ cart or to Barcelona for the ‘Mitja Marató Costa Barcelona-Maresme’.
Or if you prefer, you can escape to the beach to practice water sports such as sailing, catamaran, paddle surfing or kayaking. The RocRoi nautical experiences center in Vilanova i la Geltrú is open all year round and you can enjoy all of them whenever you feel like it.
Although if you prefer the mountains and sports that include adrenaline, you can also continue enjoying from March to October the water activities in the river in Llavorsí such as rafting, open kayaking in the river, riverboarding or canyoning.
Other alternatives for rainy weekends
Autumn is also a rainy season, those endless Sunday afternoons in which the rain invades your windows. For those days, we also have plans. Read, read!
Sofa, movie, blanket and Netflix
Essential plan if you stay in a house for a weekend and you like to curl up on the sofa with your marathon of favorite series. Are you one of those who explore new series or repeat series that you have loved? What series would you repeat a thousand times? Comment it in this post. It’s not worth writing Friends, we already have it on our list