Guided From
€1124
  • volcanic area of La Garrotxa
  • Greek & Roman archaeological site of Empuries
  • beautifully conserved medieval of village of Pals
8 Days
7 Nights
273 Total kms
39 km/day (avg)
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Catalonia is home to some of the country's most varied scenery, ranging from the spectacular Pyrenees on the border with France, down through beautiful farmland and forests, to the rugged beauty of the Costa Brava. Here the pretty coastline contrasts with the clear waters and sheltered coves. We will visit fine medieval towns and villages such as Girona and Pals, along with picturesque coastal villages such as Calella. Two of our rides pedal along disused railway lines, now converted into cycle paths. A great introduction to a beautiful and interesting part of Spain.

Tour Route

Day
1
Arrival Point
to
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. Accommodation in the centre.
Day
2
Girona
to
Sant Feliu de Guixols

The first 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. 45 - 28 miles
45km
Day
3
Sant Feliu de Guíxols
to
Calella de Palafrugell

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.31 - 20 miles
31km
Day
4
Calella de Palafrugell
to
Torroella de Montgrí

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.37 - 23 miles
37km
Day
5
Torroella de Montgrí
to
Banyoles

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. 61 - 38 miles or 70 - 43 miles
61km
Day
6
Banyoles
to
Olot

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. 40 km - 25 miles
40km
Day
7
Olot
to
Girona

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. 59 - 37 miles
59km
Day
8
Girona
to
Departure point

Departure day. End of IberoCycle services.

FAQs

  • IberoCycle transports luggage to the next hotel. On some stages cyclists are also transferred part of the way to avoid unnecessary climbs (details in individual route descriptions).

    Cyclists do not travel as part of a group or with a guide, although they may coincide with other cyclists on the same trip.

    Guests are transported to and from arrival / departure points, unless otherwise stated

    Our "IberoCycle On Call" service means we are always available for help or advice.

    Cyclists are provided with our own detailed Route Guide and maps for their chosen route.

    Fitter cyclists may extend stages at will.

    Guests on the Northern Spain tours normally spend two or three nights at the same hotel and thus have one or two free days. The Route Guide provides a selection of Free Day Routes of varying lengths for these days. These are of course merely suggestions, and guests are free to do what they like.

  • Accommodation in double, twin or single room with en-suite bathroom (see price list for prices and single supplement)
    Continental style breakfast
    Information Pack with Route Guide and maps
    Luggage transport between hotels

    Clients are responsible for their own arrival and departure arrangements in Girona.

  • IberoCycle will pick up from Évora on Day One to transfer clients to Alvito. Évora has connections to Lisbon.

    Our services end after breakfast on Day Eight. Clients will make their own arrangements for departure from Estrremoz.

  • Information will be added shortly for the bikes available on these tours.

  • Personalised tours are available for groups of 4 or more riders. You may like to add extra days, choose a different arrival day, modify the itinerary.

    Please contact us if you would like to personalise this tour.

  • The tour begins and ends in Girona. IberoCycle will pick up from the local airport. Many riders will arrive at Barcelona Airport and may choose to extend their stay with a visit to the city. There are good rail and bus connections from Barcelona. At the end of the tour, IberoCycle will transfer to Girona Airport.

Prices

Low Season
15
Mar
14
Apr

Mid Season
15
Apr
16
Jun

High Season
17
Jun
31
Aug

Mid Season
01
Sep
30
Sep

Low Season
01
Oct
27
Oct

High Season
15
Jun
15
Jun

Self Guided / per person
Standard Catalonia - Girona & Costa Brava SG Adult Double €780€800€860€800€780€780
Adult Single €940€995€1085€995€940€940
Premium Adult Double €895€980€1145€980€895€895
Adult Single €1090€1195€1425€1195€1090€1090
Guided / per person
Standard Catalonia - Girona & Costa Brava SG Adult Double €1124
Adult Single €1280
Premium Adult Double
Adult Single

Extras

Bike rental €95
Solo traveller €85

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