• picturesque fishing village of Callella
  • Greek and Roman ruins dating from 600BC in Empúries  
  • Salvador Dalí Museum in Figueres
8 Days
7 Nights
346 Total kms
49.428571428571 km/day (avg)
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The great tour of the Empordà starts in the magnificent city of Girona and offers a complete itinerary across the Empordà, one of the most beautiful landscapes of Catalonia. Cyclists will have a fantastic view of this region, inland and coast. A great variety of landscapes , such as medieval villages, little coves or traditional fishing villages. It's a challenging route for medium level cyclists, due to its gradients that include mountains passes between 5 and 10 long. This route takes you also to Cap de Creus, the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula.

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

Delivery of the GPS and necessary documentation in our office. Bike fitting. The first day we will discover the inland country side of Llémena Valley with his big ancient farms. After riding around the small volcano of Adri , we continue crossing some humid and wooded areas. Today is a warm up ride.

65 - 40 miles (670 m +)

65km
Day
3
Girona
to
Sant Feliu de Guíxols

We start south and across the plain to Llagostera. From there we start the climb of Sant Grau (465m). After passing the col we enjoy a great descent with fantastic views over the Mediterranean Sea. This coastal road has been used for the Tour de France in 2009. We finish our ride at the beach of Sant Pol, just beside the Sant Feliu main beach. 58 / 36 miles (670 m +)

58km
Day
4
Sant Feliu de Guíxols
to
Torroella de Montgrí

Starting from Sant Pol, we will cross Platja dAro, Calonge and Palamós, 3 seaside villages. Also on the coast we reach Calella, a pretty fishing village with houses right on the beach. Callella is considered one of the best villages of the Costa Brava. Starting from Calella launch into the short but steep climb to the lighthouse of Sant Sebastià (climb 2 150m+). After that we climb to Begur and reach the Gulf of Pals with its long sandy beach. From there we ride inland to Pals a famous medieval village with beautiful narrow paved streets. After crossing some more medieval villages we reach Torroella de Montgrí, just under its castle on the top of the mountain.61 / 38 miles (485 m +)

37km
Day
5
Torroella de Montgrí
to
Castelló d'Empúries

Today is an easy ride, first towards the beaches in Empúries and l'Escala. In Empúries you should take the time to visit the archeological site Empúries with Greek and Roman ruins dating from 600BC, the gateway of the classic cultures to the Iberian Peninsular. The route then passes through Castelló dEmpúries with a stunning cathedral that shows how important this village once was. From there we will cross a small wetland with an ornithological reserve, finishing in the village of Roses. 52 / 32 miles(190 m +)

52km
Day
6
Castelló d'Empúries
to
Figueres

The ride climbs the mountain pass of the Perafita. We reach Cadaqués, where the famous artist Dalí used to live. Optionally you can discover the amazing Cape (Cap de Creus), where you can see the Pyrenees across the Natural Park. Coming back you climb Perafita again, and you start descending to reach Port de la Selva. From there, another climb brings us up to the abbey of Sant Pere de Rodes and later we descend to Figueres where we will overnight and take the opportunity to visit the Dalí Museum. 59 / 37 miles (890 m +)

69km
Day
7
Figueres
to
Girona

Today we will ride on quiet back roads through rolling hills combining pine forest and agriculture areas, with many pretty villages. Finally you will climb up to the Sanctuary of Els Àngels as a "happy end", with spectacular views. You will finish the route in Girona, where you can have dinner at one of the good restaurants downtown. 65 / 37 miles (625 m +)

65km
Day
8
Girona
to
Departure point

Departure day.

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.

Prices

Low Season
15
Mar
14
Apr

Mid Season
15
Apr
15
Jun

High Season
17
Jun
31
Aug

Mid Season
01
Sep
30
Sep

Low Season
01
Oct
27
Oct

Self Guided / per person
Standard Adult Double €700€715€750€715€700
Adult Single €860€880€950€880€860
Premium Adult Double €845€905€1055€905€845
Adult Single €1065€1155€1355€1155€1065

Extras

Road bike rental €145
Solo traveller €120

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