• wetlands of the Natural Park of l'Empordà
  • fishing village of l'Escala and its anchovies  
  • Gala - Salvador Dalí's Castle in Púbol
8 Days
7 Nights
268 Total kms
38.285714285714 km/day (avg)
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This tour combines gentle countryside and rice fields with a rocky coastline with beautiful beaches, stunning medieval villages such as Pals and Peratallada, and a rural atmosphere. Visit the important Greek-Roman ruins of Empúries and the park of Aiguamolls dEmpordà. The picturesque village of Calella de Palafrugell still retains its original charm with typical houses by the sea. A fine tour with enchanting accommodation and excellent gastronomy. Ideal for gentler cyclists and families.

Tour Route

Day
1
Arrival Point
to
Torroella de Montgrí

Arrival at hotel. Orientation meeting, bike fitting (in case of bike hire), route documentation. Lodging in our charming hotel which is situated in one of the most typical countrysides of the area of l'Empordà.

Day
2
Torroella de Montgrí

Take the opportunity to rest by the pool, or stroll to the beach. A good loop ride is also available to follow the Daro River and visit some small but very charming medieval villages such as Rupia, Foixa and Púbol. In Púbol you can visit the Gala Dalí Castle and discover the surrealist world of the prominent Catalan artist Salvador Dalí. You also visit the ruins of the Iberian village near Ullastret, where you can enjoy the wonderful panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. 40 - 25 miles

40km
Day
3
Torroella de Montgrí
to
Sant Pere Pescador

Cycle down to the seaside to enjoy the marvellous countryside of the mouth of the River Ter. Then ride around the Montgrí massif, passing the medieval village of Bellcaire dEmpordà. Then return to the seaside at l'Escala, a lovely fishing village famous for its anchovies. Visit the historical medieval complex of St. Martí dEmpúries and the famous Ruins of Empúries, along a lovely pedestrian and cycle path along the beach. 45 - 28 miles

45km
Day
4
Sant Pere Pescador

Today you visit the Natural Park of l'Empordà wetlands, a protected area of great ornithological importance. The second part of the itinerary goes through Castelló dEmpúries an important medieval village. Optional visit to the area of the winery and olive oil making, at the foot of the Alberes mountains. 52 - 32 miles

52km
Day
5
Sant Pere Pescador
to
Madremanya

This route takes you from the Alt Empordà region to the region of Baix Empordà. It goes through the most interior part of the region and the hilly areas on the western borders of the alluvial plain. We can visit typical rural villages, such as Sant Miquel de Fluvià, with its Romanesque monastery and magnificent tower and then Sant Mori and its castle. You pass Verges, a medieval village with the remains of its ancient walls, and Foixà, where we can see a magnificent panorama of the plain of the Baix Empordà. After passing the medieval villages of La Pera and Púbol you reach Monells or Madremanya, depending on the location of tonight's accommodation. 47 - 30 miles

47km
Day
6
Madremanya
to
Calella de Palafrugell

The route takes us from Monells or Madremanya down to the coast again. It goes through a large number of medieval settlements: Cruilles, Peratallada, Ullastret... You can also visit La Bisbal dEmpordà, the region's capital, with its medieval castle and its pottery museum. Lodging in the old fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, which still retains its original charm, in one hotel located on the top of a hill, with a magnificent view over the settlement of Calella. 47 - 30 miles

47km
Day
7
Calella de Palafrugell
to
Torroella de Montgrí

Return to Torroella de Montgrí through the Èmpornadet area, with a great variety of beautiful landscapes and culture. Visit the magnificent medieval historical and monumental village of Pals. Today the route runs through the interesting area of the Pals rice fields. 37 - 23 miles

37km
Day
8
Torroella de Montgrí
to
Departure

End of tour.

FAQs

  • We think cycle touring is the ideal way to travel in Europe and that is why we are very pleased to launch European Bike Adventures, as it allows us the opportunity to offer a whole new set of experiences to people we know will appreciate them.

    Accordingly we have taken our time in selecting the portfolio of cycle tours you find listed here.

    A selection of hand-picked bike trips in spectacular places throughout Europe that focus on fun with the same attention to detail and quality that hundreds of our very satisfied clients have been enjoying with Ibero Cycle Tours since 1999.

     

  • 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.

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

  • Clients are responsible for getting to and from the hotel in Torroella de Montgrí.

    Arrival in Torroella de Montgrí - Take the bus in Girona Bus Station; it takes 45 minutes and it costs 6€.
    Transfer service also available - see prices below. Check in at hotel is from 13.00 onwards. Please let us know if you are to arrive late.

    Girona - Girona Airport - 30 € per vehicle (up to 4 persons) / 10 € per person extra (up to 8 persons)
    Girona - Barcelona Airport 140 € per vehicle (up to 4 persons) / 15 € per person extra (up to 8 persons)
    Torroella - Girona Airport 70 € per vehicle (up to 4 persons) / 15 € per person extra (up to 8 persons)
    Torroella - Barcelona Airport 190 € per vehicle (up to 4 persons) / 15 € per person extra (up to 8 persons)
    Girona- Torroella de Montgrí 65 € per vehicle (up to 4 persons) / 15 € per person extra (up to 8 persons)

  • 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.

  • 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.

Prices

Low Season
15
Mar
14
Apr

Mid Season
15
Apr
16
Jun

High Season
17
Jun
31
Aug

High Season
17
Jul
31
Aug

Mid Season
01
Sep
30
Sep

Low Season
01
Oct
27
Oct

Self Guided / per person
Standard Adult Double €695€710€745€745€710€695
Adult Single €860€880€940€940€880€860
Premium Adult Double €845€905€905€1055€905€845
Adult Single €1065€1155€1155€1360€1155€1065

Extras

Bike rental €104
e-Bike rental €175
Solo traveller €75

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