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This fantastic cycle tour is a journey across one of Spain’s most diverse regions. Enjoy pedalling through La Valle d’En Bas, surrounded by astonishing sceneries, from soaring mountain to Pyrenean villages, with charming winding streets and quaint, pretty squares. You will also be able to explore the thriving city of Girona, the largest city in northern Catalonia. Enjoy discovering the array of authentic tapas bars, museums and impressive churches, sure to take your breath away.
Arrival at Girona or Barcelona airports.
Girona arrivals will be transferred from the airport to the first hotel by our local representatives. Arrivals at Barcelona airport will take a high-speed train to Flaca, before being collected. Your first night is spent in the hillside town of Ripoll, famous for the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria. Upon arrival you will have a tour orientation with a welcome drink and be fitted with your bikes.
Rippol to Sant Miguel la Pineda | Distance 34 miles (55 km).
The route today follows an old carrilet railway, taking you through a stunning valley to the town of Sant Joan de le Abadesse, the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch. The next stop on route is the town of Olot, which sits in the midst of a protected natural park with a spectacular volcanic landscape. Your ride ends in Sant Miguel de Pineda after another stretch following the old railway line.
Round Trip to La Valle d’En Bas | Distance 25 miles (41 km).
Today you have the chance to explore this volcanic region in a bit more detail. Our suggested circular route takes you through La Valle d’En Bas, surrounded by amazing landscapes, rugged mountain peaks and the constant burble of rivers and waterfalls. You’ll pass through some rustic Pyrenean villages too, with enchanting cobbled streets and sleepy squares.
Sant Miguel la Pineda to Girona | Distance 26 miles (42 km).
On the move again today, you will travel from rustic, rural villages to the buzz and vivacity of Girona. The route follows yet another converted railway line, with clear signposts guiding you in to the city, and takes you through the Garrotxa and Ter valleys. Girona itself is the largest city in northern Catalonia and a treasure trove of tapas bars, museums and gothic churches. A city that simply must be explored.
Girona to Palamos | Distance 30 miles (49 km).
After enjoying the local nightlife, its time to head for the sea today. You’ll pass through a rich variety of farmlands, forests and valleys, with mountain views of both the Gavarres and the snow-capped Pyrenees in the distance. As you approach the crisp blue waters of the Mediterranean, you pass Castell d’Aro, a delightful spot for a refreshing dip, before reaching Palamos.
Optional local routes.
Today you are free to do as you please. Your local representative will be able to recommend a cycling route for you, depending on your preference. The coastal cycle path to Cap Roig, a magnificent botanical garden, is a favourite of ours. Or perhaps you’re ready for a day on the beach, feasting on the local seafood and sipping an ice-cold glass of sangria.
We say “Adios” before transferring you to Girona or Barcelona Airport.
Note: The accommodation listed below is indicative, it is not guaranteed and is subject to availability. Alternative accommodation of an equal standard may be used.
Originally built as a 10th century pump house, turning the millstone in a nearby monastery. In recent times, the building has been transformed into a bright, modern hotel with caring, attentive staff and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Evening meals are available on site, with a daily menu making use of fresh local ingredients.
Sat in the heart of the old town of Girona, the Hotel Llegendes is a characterful establishment and a perfect base for exploring this fantastic city. The rooms are exquisitely designed, showing off the old buildings innate charm and complimenting it with bold modern touches.
A charming seafront property with spectacular views of the bay and just a stones throw from the city centre. The Hotel Trias has welcomed guests for over a century now, but has undergone an extensive renovation in recent years. In years gone by it was a preferred destination for the likes of Truman Capote and Ava Gardner, earning it the nickname of “the hotel of the stars”.
La Rectoria is one of Catalonia’s hidden gems, a fantastic guesthouse offering stylish, contemporary rooms with a warm welcome from the proprietors, Goretti and Roy. The food on offer, lovingly prepared by Roy, will blow you away and Goretti’s background in the whisky industry may tempt you into a delicious dram before retiring to your beautifully crafted room.
Package Price 2019 (Flights and Transfers Included)
|2019 Departure Dates||Nights||Adult Price|
|April, October, November & December||6||£1455|
|May, June & September||6||£1535|
|July & August||6||£1625|
Tour Only Price 2019
|2019 Departure Dates||Nights||Adult Price|
|April, October, November & December||6||£1135|
|May, June & September||6||£1215|
|July & August||6||£1315|
Start your holiday on any day of the week.
Please contact one of our Activities Experts on 020 7471 7750 for child prices.
This tour is operated by our preferred local partner.
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