Cycling the Costa Brava

 


 

Visit and cycle the charming coastline of the Costa Brava and enjoy the city of Girona and volcanoes in La Garrotxa national park. This leisure cycling trip in Spain, taking in the best cycling on the Costa Brava allows you to explore this beautiful part of Spain and absorb it's 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 - £875

(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 historical city, where the cathedral, the remains of walls and the Jewish quarter are very outstanding. We also recommend a stroll along the Ramblas. Your accommodation will be located in the centre of the old town and you will have time to prepare for your leisure cycling trip in Spain.

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 called "El Carrilet". Finishing in Sant Feliu with its wonderful seaport and old monastery. Beachfront accommodation on the beach of Sant Pol. Today is a nice easy day and fairly flat, following the coast. 

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, then passing the secluded cove Platja de Castell before arriving in the picturesque Calella de Palafrugell. The last 10km section pass 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, riders continue north visiting the famous village of Pals with its beautifully conserved medieval centre before passing through the natural wetlands with 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 in a flat area, the territory becomes more and more undulated. Banyoles is highly interesting for its lake - the biggest in Catalonia - and for its natural space with a large sport and leisure centre. The old part is of high interest, too. It is the capital of Pla de l'Estany region. Version a) is more direct following the course of the river Ter until reaching Colomers. Version b) starts going north around the Montgrí massif and includes a visit to the archaeological site Empuries, the most important in Catalonia consisting of a Greek and a 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. As another highlight you can visit and enjoy a lunch stop in the medieval village Santa Pau with its fortressed nucleus, lovely square and castle before cycling through the heart of the park, its beech woods, volcanoes and finally Olot. 

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

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

Day 8: Girona

Departure after breakfast.

 

Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.

Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen; in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.

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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