Getting from Agde to Barcelona is fairly simple with the drive on the main road from Agde to Barcelona roughly a 4-5 hours drive. From Agde:
If you are looking at the timetables and cannot find a train between between the main stations in Barcelona and Cap d’Agde then it is because there is no train station at Cap d’Agde! The nearest station to the resort is ‘Agde station’ (a simple taxi ride away from the resort). High speed trains from Barcelona do now stop at Agde station and the trip time is normally 2 hours and 30 minutes and prices tend to start from around Euros 60 for second class travel and for a non-flexible ticket. Expect to pay around Euros 100 for a 1st class ticket and with flexible restrictions.
Barcelona has its own naturist’s beach and it is alongside the man sea-front. If you walk along the board-walk and down to Mar Bella you will come across the naturist beach.
There are a number of great hotels in Barcelona and a few of the options i.e. the ones which I have personally tried and can recommend, are listed below.
(Bergara, 8, L’Eixample)
A hotel is the very nice central location of L’Eixample which is a great place to stay if you want to avoid the hectic Las Ramblas but still want somewhere very central and a great location. This 4 star hotel provides the best breakfast I have enjoyed in any hotel in Barcelona and has a lovely terrace area.
(Roger De Lluria 47, L’Eixample)
Another option in the same area but much cheaper and a cheerful place to stay is Hostal Colkida. The word hostal does not do this hotel justice given that this is a great budget choice. Free WiFi is included.
Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel
(Moll de Barcelona, Ciutat Vella)
I have only stayed in this hotel price and that was because someone else was paying. Its a great hotel and a 5 star one which for those of you with the budget, is a wonderful place to stay. Lovely rooms and all the facilities you would expect of a 5 star hotel.
Barcelona is rich in culture, restaurants, clubs and museums. Whatever you are interested in the city of Barcelona has something to offer you. Things we particularly recommend are:
When in Barcelona you might want to consider taking a tour of the city, if you are limited by time. Below are some of the best tours which you might want to consider.
Local winery tour – There are many wineries in and around the city of Barcelona which are renowned for their high quality produce. The area is famous for its production of Cava, so with this and so many other varieties to explore it would be a shame to visit the area without touring these fabulous wineries, an activity which is offered by a number of companies in the area. Whilst on these tours you can learn about the different production methods as well as sampling the various wines.
Motorcycle sidecar – If you wish to experience the intimate details of the city whilst gaining expert knowledge, a motorcycle sidecar is a great way to do it. As the only people on the tour you will have a truly personal experience which is tailored to your needs, plus travelling in the sidecar is a fun and liberating experience.
Nou Camp – FC Barcelona are arguably the best club side in world football and they regularly attract crowds of around 90,000 people, so as you can imagine, the theatre which hosts these crowds is immense in size as well as in character. Take a tour around the pitch, changing rooms and trophy room to appreciate the magic of this football club which attracts the best players from around the world.
Bus Tour – What becomes a relatively cheap and very good way to see the city of Barcelona is to do one of the hop on hop off bus tours. Managing to see all corners of the city and to cover all of the major attractions in the same day and for a good cost, is possible with these bright red buses you will see around the city. The beauty is that, as the name suggest, you can literally get on and off at any of the tour stops and at any time. The buses are also very frequent (although very busy in peak months) so do be prepared for some waits at some stops, such as at Sagrada Familia.
Wine and Food Tours – There are a number of company’s who offer food and wine tours in Barcelona and these normally take you through the heart of Barcelona, including down Las Ramblas and around the Barri Gotic area. These tours are a very relaxing way to enjoy the city.