Cycling Holidays around the Costa Brava

 


 

Ride around this rugged and picturesque coastline, visit the city of Girona and see the awe inspiring volcanoes in La Garrotxa national park. Our cycling holidays around the Costa Brava take in the best cycling, allowing you to explore this beautiful part of Spain and experience its unique culture. 
 

Dates

This tour runs on any day from April to October subject to availability. Please contact the office to check availability and for a package price.

Price - £875pp

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

Supplements

 

Single room supplement - £220

Single Traveller Supplement - £85

Premium accommodation - £300

Bike Hire - £95

 

Trip Code

 

IBERB02

 

Rob's Highlights

  • The historic city of Girona

  • El Carrilet (converted railway)

  • Saint Felie

  • Ruta del Tren Petit

  • Madieval village of Pals

  • Montgri Massif and Empuries

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Girona

Arrival in Girona. Spend the day visiting the old part of this ancient city, where the cathedral, the remains of walls and the Jewish quarter are historically outstanding. We also recommend a stroll along the Ramblas. Your accommodation is located in the centre of the old town and you’ll have time to prepare for your leisure cycling tour around this stunning region.

Day 2: Girona – Saint Feliu de Guixols (45 km / 28 miles)

The first day on the bike tour brings you to the mediterranean coast, following the converted railway line - El Carrilet, and finishing in Sant Feliu with its wonderful seaport and old monastery. Your accommodation tonight is located right on Sant Pol beach. Today is a nice easy day and fairly flat, following the coastline. 

Day 3: Saint Feliu de Guixols – Calella de Palafrugell (31 km / 20 miles)

We ride north along the coast, visiting the main port town Palamós, passing the secluded cove Platja de Castell before arriving in the picturesque Calella de Palafrugell. The last 10km section passes along the newest of the Greenways - Ruta del Tren Petit, another great cycling path connecting Palamós and Palafrugell with its adjacent beach resorts. 

Day 4: Palafrugell – Torroella de Montgri (37 km / 23 miles)

Today, your ride continues north visiting the famous village of Pals with its beautifully preserved medieval centre, before passing through the natural wild wetlands, extensive rice fields and long sandy beaches. The bike tour ends at the foot of the karstic Montgri Mountain, after crossing the Ter river. 

Day 5: Torroella de Montgri - Banyoles (61 km / 38 miles or 70 km / 43 miles)

Starting the day riding easy flat routes, the territory becomes more and more undulating. Banyoles is well known for its picturesque lake - the biggest in Catalonia, surrounded by natural countryside, and a sympathetically designed  leisure centre. The old part is of great interest, too. It is the capital of Pla de l'Estany region. You have the option, here, of two routes. One is more direct, following the course of the river Ter until reaching Colomers. Or you could head north around the Montgrí massif and include a visit to the archaeological site Empuries. This is the most important archaeological site in Catalonia, consisting of an ancient Greek and Roman town. From here riders turn west and follow the Fluvia river towards Banyoles. 

Day 6: Banyoles - Olot (40 km / 45 miles)

This challenging ride takes you into the volcanic area of La Garrotxa, the most important of the Iberian Peninsula. A highlight here is a lunch stop in the medieval village Santa Pau, with its fortressed centre, stunning square and traditional castle, before cycling through the heart of the park, enjoying the tranquility of beech woods, volcanoes and finally on to Olot. 

Day 7: Olot - Girona (59 km - 37 miles)

This long route follows the converted railway line El Carrilet, one of the first Vias Verdes (Greenways) to be opened to the public in Spain. This stage takes riders through the Vall den Bas before following the river Brugent along El Carrilet to Girona. 

Day 8: Girona

Departure after breakfast.
 

What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

7 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

Trip planner with route notes and maps

 

 

 

Flights

Insurance

Lunch & evening meals

Drinks

Bike rental

Local taxes

Admissions to excursions

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

7 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

Trip planner with route notes and maps

What's Not Included

Flights

Insurance

Lunch & evening meals

Drinks

Bike rental

Local taxes

Admissions to excursions

Testimonial 

Once again you have provided us with a memorable and wonderful holiday. Many thanks to you both for all your efforts. - Robin Evans

 

 

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