• volcanic area of La Garrotxa
  • Greek & Roman archaeological site of Empuries
  • beautifully conserved medieval of village of Pals
8 Days
7 Nights
249 Total kms
41.5 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. The route has the Gavarres Massif as a backdrop with its huge forest of cork oaks. Beachfront accommodation on the beach of Sant Pol. 45 km - 28 miles +410m
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 passes along the newest of the Greenways: "Ruta del Tren Petit", another great cycling path connecting Palamós and Palafrugell with its beautiful beaches and coves. 30 km - 19 miles +271m
30km
Day
4
Calella de Palafrugell
to
Torroella de Montgrí

Today, riders continue north. Palafrugell has a fine market of fish, meat and vegetables. There is also a cork musuem and then the opportunity to taste wine at Mas Oller. Visit 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. 29 km - 18 miles +180m
29km
Day
5
Torroella de Montgrí
to
Banyoles

Starting the day in a flat area and along the River Ter, the territory becomes hillier. Banyoles is highly interesting for its lake - the biggest in Catalonia - with a large sport and leisure centre. The old part is of great interest, too. It is the capital of the region of Pla de l'Estany region. 46 km - 29 miles +450m
46km
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 , lovely square and castle before cycling through the heart of the park, beech woods, volcanoes and finally Olot. 40 km - 25 miles +663m
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 km - 37 miles +233m
59km
Day
8
Girona
to
Departure point

Departure day. End of IberoCycle services.

FAQs

  • On a self-guided tour, you are basically independent. IberoCycle transports luggage to the next hotel. 

    Riders are expected to complete each day's ride, unless there is an emergency, or a mechanical problem. 

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

    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.

     

  • 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.

  • Girona is just 98 km north of Barcelona, and can be reached by bus, train, plane or car. 


    Girona Airport has may flights connecting to Spain and Europe. See destinations here

    From Girona Airport, take a bus to the city. It takes 25 minutes and costs 2.75 €. 


    Barcelona Airport has a huge selection of national and international flights. See destinations here. There is an hourly bus from Barcelona Airport to Girona - cost 19 €. It takes 2 hours 30 minutes. 

    The train to Girona leaves from Barcelona Sants Station. If you arrive in at Terminal 1, take the free shuttle bus to Terminal 2 and then take the train to Barcelona Sants and then the train to Girona. The high-speed train AVE takes under 40 minutes and costs around 15 €. 

    A taxi from Barcelona Airport would take around 1 hour at a cost of around 150 €. 


    Transfers

    IberoCycle can also organise transfers as follows:

    Girona - Girona Airport - 40 € per vehicle up to 4 pax and then 10 € for each additional person up to 8.

    Girona - Barcelona Airport - 165 € per vehicle up to 4 pax and then 15 € for each additional person up to 8.

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

  • You are free to add extra nights at the beginning, at the end, or during the tour. You may like to take the opportunity to have a day off the bike at any of the stops en-route. 

  • Please keep your luggage to 2 items: one suitcase and one piece of hand luggage. Avoid loose items such as plastic bags, laptops, handbags. Everything must be stored in the two items of luggage. Cases must be clearly labelled. 

Prices

Low Season
16
Mar
03
Apr

Low Season
16
Mar
03
Apr

Mid Season
04
Apr
19
Jun

High Season
20
Jun
28
Aug

Mid Season
29
Aug
02
Oct

Low Season
03
Oct
01
Nov

Self Guided / per person
Premium Adult Double €895€895€985€1160€985€895
Adult Single €1120€1120€1260€1525€1260€1120
Standard Catalonia - Girona & Costa Brava SG Adult Double €755€795€855€795€755
Adult Single €935€990€1080€990€935

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