Just a few minuted inland from the bustling seaside resort of Sitges is a completely different world. This is a beautiful area of pine covered hills bordering the magnificent Garraf Natural Park on one side and the world-famous Penedes wine and cava producing region on the other. Verdant vineyards and historic Masias fill the valleys and attractive communities dot the wooded hillsides.
The Olivella area offers the calm, beauty and serenity of a rural idyl and yet is just 10 minutes drive from the fashionable and bustling seaside resort of Sitges with its safe sandy beaches, bars, cafes, shops, restaurants and nightlife.
Further afield, the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona with its Gaudi architecture and world-beating football club is just a 40 minute drive away. The Penedes wine region and Garraf Natural Park are on the doorstep, and further afield there are numerous historic towns and cities, beautiful beaches and the Pyrenees mountains for you to explore. The South of France is only a 2 hour drive.
As a family holiday destination the Sitges Hills area surely has it all. Large family friendly villas with private swimming pools set in a safe and attractive enviroment, and just a short drive from beautiful sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches and world class tourist facilities.
The climate is generally mild and dry all year making it an ideal destination for out of season breaks as well as summer holidays. There are so many attractions and interesting places within a daytrip distance from the area that you will never be stuck for an interesting alternative to lounging by the pool or roasting on the beach.
In the local area there are plenty of bars and cafes along with a number of very good restaurants.
There are unlimited opportunities for enjoying sports and outdoor activities. The nearby Garraf Natural Park has hundreds of kilometers of marked trails for walking and mountain biking. There are tennis courts in the area and a number of golf courses within an hours drive. Sailing, diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, surfing, jet skiing, kayaking and other water based sports are available in nearby Sitges and Vilanova.
The area is very well connected with two major motorways within 10 minutes drive, Sitges train station with a cheap, fast and frequent service into Barcelona just a 10 minute drive and Barcelona airport just 35 minutes by car.
Here is some additional information on nearby attractions and transportation links;
Nearest town - 5 minute drive.
Nearest supermarket - 5 minute drive.
Garraf Natural Park - 5 minute drive.
Penedes Wine/Cava region - 5 minute drive. More information on the wine region of Catalunya
Sitges - 10 minute drive.
Nearest beaches - 10 minute drive.
Wine/Cava Tasting - 15 minute drive.
Barcelona Centre - 40 minute drive.
Universal Studios Port Aventura Theme park - 1 hour drive.
Montserrat Monastery - 1 hour drive.
Costa Brava - 1.5 hour drive.
France - 2 hour drive.
Pyrenees Mountains - 2 hour drive.
Nearest Ski Area - 2 hour drive.
Andorra Ski Areas - 3.5 hour drive.
The are excellent transport links whether you are arriving by plane or driving down to your villa.
Barcelona Airport - 35 minute drive.
Reus Airport - 45 minute drive.
Girona Airport - 80 minute drive.
Nearest Motorway - 10 minute drive.
French Border - approx 2 hours drive.
Nearest Train Station is Sitges 10 minute drive away.
Local bus and taxi service.
Here is some more useful information about Sitges and the surrounding area;
5 Great Daytrips From Sitges
What To Do On A Sitges Holiday
Food Lover's Guide To The Top 3 Restaurants In Sitges
The Sitges Climate and Weather - What To Expect
An Overview of Sitges – Your Two Minute Guide
A History of Sitges
Sitges Culture and Festivals
The Sitges Film Festival
The History of Cava Production in Catalunya
The Barcelona to Sitges Vintage Car Rally