We are 10 persons, adults and boys from 13 to 16, going to Barcelona for 17 days in July. We plan to stay approx. one week in Barcelona, close to the sea. The rest of the time we'd like to stay in a nearby village (up north?) and also do some hiking in the mountains. Where would the best place to go hiking be?
Would appreciate some advise on what to do in Barcelona both for adults and the teenage-boys. As for adults we'd like to do a cookery course (tapas & spanish specialities) and visit a good wineestate.
We'd love to have suggestions on other things to do in the area as well (things that are not necessarily what all tourists do/see).
We are considering renting a house/apartment for some of the time, but are also open for hotelsuggestions close to the sea but also with pool (doesn''t have to be the most expensive places).