Excursions

You can choose among 4 weekend social activities during this year's ESSLLI, in addition to the two ESSLLI parties and the soccer match. Sign-up and payment should be done here, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Note that the activities have early sign-up deadlines. If you have any questions, please contact us.   

Sign up for the excursions has now ended. All excursions have reached the minimum number in order to take place. We will provide the organizers with a list of names of those who have paid for the excursion, but it would be a good idea to bring your receipt for payment with you.
Please do not be late for your excursion!

Saturday, August 8

Kayak & snorkeling on the Costa Brava 
Travel to San Feliu on the beautiful Costa Brava for an exciting day on the crystal clear Mediterranean. When we arrive at the beach you will be outfitted with all the equipment you need and given instruction by the guide (included in the price). Then you will set out on your kayaks and paddle out to secluded beaches, rocky caves, and volcanic cliffs where you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters brimming with fish, coral, sea urchins and more.
When: Saturday, August 8, 9-16:30h (approximate arrival time).
Meeting point: Urbany Hostel, Av. Meridiana, 97.
Cost: 49€ per person.
Minimum/Maximum participation: Minimum 20 people, maximum 30 people per group.
Deadline to sign up: 23:59h, Monday, August 3.

The paella cooking experience
Learn how to make a paella, sangría, and that classic Catalan tapa, "pa amb tomàquet" (bread with tomato), then enjoy the result for dinner! You'll also learn how to drink from a "porró" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porron). This activity will take place on the terrace of the Urbany Hostel. Non-vegetarian.
When: Saturday, August 8, 5 pm-til you're full or the food runs out!
Meeting point: Urbany Hostel, Av. Meridiana, 97.
Cost: 17.50€ per person.
Minimum/Maximum participation: Minimum 20 people, maximum 60 people.
Deadline to sign up: 23:59h, Wednesday, August 5.

Sunday, August 9

Visit to Sant Sadurní d'Anoia and Cava Freixenet
Sant Sadurní, about 50km inland from Barcelona, is the center of Catalonia's sparkling wine industry. We'll take you on a guided tour of Cava Freixenet, where you'll learn about the process of making "cava". Includes a visit to the tasting room. You'll leave in a guided group from Barcelona and travel by train (round-trip ticket included). Since there are frequent trains between Barcelona and Sant Sadurní, you can choose to return with the group at the designated time (which will allow some time to visit the town of Sant Sadurní), or return on your own.
When: Sunday, August 9, 10-15:30h (approximate arrival).
Meeting point: Urbany Hostel, Av. Meridiana, 97.
Cost: 9.50€ per person (includes transportation).
Minimum/Maximum participation: Minimum 25 people, maximum 40 people.
Deadline to sign up: 23:59h, Tuesday, August 4.

Bike tour around Barcelona 
Enjoy Barcelona’s most popular sights including the works of Gaudi, the Gothic Quarter, the Cathedral and Roman City walls, Parc Ciutadella, the beaches and much more, all in a relaxed tour of about 3 hours with 17 stops. Includes a free drink at a beach café.
When: Sunday, August 9, 15:30 or 16:20 (see below) to 18:30 (approximate end time).
Meeting time and location: Meet either at Urbany Hostel, Av. Meridiana, 97, at 15:30h, or if you want to go directly to the tour starting point, meet at 16:20h at the door of the Hard Rock Café (Plaça Catalunya, on the "beach" side next to the Rambles). Watch for our guides in the their Ciclo Tour t-shirts.
Cost: 18€ per person.
Minimum/Maximum participation: No minimum, maximum 50 people.
Deadline to sign up: 23:59h, Wednesday, August 5

Kayak & snorkeling on the Costa Brava 
Travel to San Feliu on the beautiful Costa Brava for an exciting day on the crystal clear Mediterranean. When we arrive at the beach you will be outfitted with all the equipment you need and given instruction by the guide (included in the price). Then you will set out on your kayaks and paddle out to secluded beaches, rocky caves, and volcanic cliffs where you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters brimming with fish, coral, sea urchins and more.
When: Sunday, August 8, 13:45-20:30 (approximate arrival time).
Meeting point: Urbany Hostel, Av. Meridiana, 97.
Cost: 49€ per person.
Minimum/Maximum participation: Minimum 20 people, maximum 30 people per group.
Deadline to sign up: 23:59h, Monday, August 3.