• 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
235 Total kms
39.166666666667 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
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. 25 km - 16 miles

+60m
25km
Day
3
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 where you can visit the Jewish Quarter and the Cathedral. We then reach Peralada, capital of the wine region, and also Figueres with the Salvador Dalí Musuem. 47 km - 29 miles

+105m
47km
Day
4
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. 39 km - 24 miles

+377m
39km
Day
5
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 d'Empordà, 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. 40 km - 25 miles

+253m
47km
Day
6
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 villages of Pals, Palua-Sator and Peratallada. Today the route runs through the interesting area of the Pals rice fields. There is also an alternative route to the coast to visit the beach and the coastal village of L'Estartit. 29 km - 18 miles

+180m
37km
Day
7
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. 41 km - 25 miles

60m+ (19 km route also available)
40km
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.

     

  • 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.

     

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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • To reach Torroella de Montgrí, you may travel via 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 to Girona would take around 1 hour at a cost of around 150 €. 


    Bus to Torroella de Montgrí

    You can take the bus (1 hour - 8€) from Girona to Torroella with AMPSA. If you are staying in the Fonda Mitjà, this is in the centre. If you are staying in the Hotel Molí del Mig, you will need a taxi. 


    Transfers

    IberoCycle can also organise transfers as follows:

    Torroella de Montgrí - Girona - 80 € per vehicle up to 4 pax and then 15 € for each additional person up to 8.

    Torroella de Montgrí - Barcelona Airport - 230 € per vehicle up to 4 pax and then 15 € for each additional person up to 8.

    Torroella de Montgrí - Girona Airport - 90 € per vehicle up to 4 pax and then 15 € for each additional person up to 8.

Prices

Low Season
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Mar
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Apr

Mid Season
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Apr
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Jun

High Season
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Jun
28
Aug

Mid Season
29
Aug
02
Oct

Low Season
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Self Guided / per person
Standard Catalonia Coast & Countryside Adult Double €710€755€815€755€710
Adult Single €905€955€1090€995€905
Premium Adult Double €915€995€1230€995€915
Adult Single €1200€1335€1795€1335€1200

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