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
360 Total kms
51.428571428571 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 outstanding. We also recommend a stroll along the Ramblas. Accommodation in the centre.
Day
2
Girona
to
Olot

The first ride is along a disused railway line converted into a bike path. We cycle through beautiful villages and forests into the unique volcanic area of La Garrotxa. The urban area of Olot actually includes two volcanic craters. 57 km - 36 miles
57km
Day
3
Olot
to
Figueres

We ride through the volcanic area of La Garrotxa, home to 40 extinct volcanoes and extensive beech forests. We pass through charming medieval villages such as Santa Pau. In Banyoles we can stop for a swim in the lake before contnuing to the town of Figueres, birthplace of the surrrealist painter Salvador Dalí. Here we can visit the superg Dalí Musuem. 76 km - 48 miles
76km
Day
4
Figueres
to
Cadaqués

We continue eastwards towards the Mediterranean and the Costa Brava through the magnificent scenery of the Cap de Creus where the Pyrenees meet the sea. We finally arrive in Cadaqués, one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava in a stunning setting. Here Dalí had his summer house in the adjacent village of Port Ligat. 48 km - 23 miles
48km
Day
5
Cadaqués
to
Torroella de Montgrí

From Cadaqués we head southwards down the Costa Brava. We leave the Cap de Creus behind and cycle along the plain of the Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l´Empordà, a protected area of marshland. We then pass the ancient Greek / Roman city of Empúries with its extensve ruins along the seafront. Our destination today is the town of Torroella de Montgrí, dominated by the castle on the grey mountain of Montgrí. 60 km - 37 miles.
60km
Day
6
Torroella de Montgrí
to
Sant Feliu de Guíxols

The first highlight of the ride is Pals, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in the area along with Peratallada. We ascend through the beautiful Mediterranean forests of Les Gavarres and then down to the sea again. The last section of the ride follows the coast to the beachside resort of Sant Feliu de Guíxols. 60 km - 37 miles
60km
Day
7
Sant Feliu de Guíxols
to
Girona

We return to our starting point in 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. A longer option begins in the village of Tossa del Mar to cycle along the clifftops of the Costa Brava and then on to Girona. 42 km - 26 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

High Season
15
Jun
15
Jun

Guided / per person
Standard Adult Double €1124
Adult Single €1280

Extras

Bike rental €104
Road bike rental €148
e-Bike rental €166

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