Calella de Palafrugell's beach - photo via Flickr:horrapics Cycle along the Spanish coast - photo via Flickr:Jaume Meneses

Girona Countryside

Spain Bike Tours

A Girona Cycling Experience for all to enjoy!

In the northeast corner of Spain, bordering France, the Catalonian province of Girona encompasses a rugged and beautiful stretch of the Costa Brava, the inland plains of the Empordà and the western section of the Pyrenean mountain range. The countryside throughout inland Girona is stunning.  The climate is excellent for crop growing as the ground is fertile. On this Girona bike tour you’ll see fields of fruit, vegetables, and sunflowers and lots of wooded areas.

This tour is also available as a road bike tour called Premium Girona Road Bike Tour, providing different itinerary with a little extra mileage for the road cyclist that loves to be atop a road bike but still loves a relaxed itinerary with time to explore the surroundings.

For a list of all of our bicycle trips in Spain click here.  A list of bike tours in Portugal can be found here.

Where You’ll Stay

Luxury accommodations which include a fabulous restored 14th century hospital and upscale sea front hotel.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 5 nights in luxury hotels and 1 night in elegant farmhouse
  • Breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer
  • Route books
  • Detailed maps
  • Welcome meeting
  • Cycling jersey and water bottle
  • Cannondale Tesoro hybrid bicycle rental
  • Bike fitting

What’s Not Included

  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance
TourBike
TypeBoth
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length7 days
From955 Rates
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Tour Dates

Arrivals possible any day, all year round, 2014

Skill Level

Daily rides range from 16 miles to 32 miles. On Day 4, there are some ascents along a serpentine road. Routes are on regular country roads and cycle paths.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Girona Countryside Map

Day 1: Arrival in Girona
Day 2: Girona - Monells, 16 mi. (25 km)
Day 3: Monells - Sant Marti d'Empúries, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 4: Sant Marti d'Empúries - Calella de Palafrugell,  25 mi. (40 km)
Day 5: Calella de Palafrugell - Llagostera, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 7: Llagostera - Girona, 16 mi. (25 km)
Day 8: Departure from Girona

DAY 1: Arrival in Girona
Girona has all the charm of a large city but without the crowds. Located in the northeast of Spain on the Costa Brava, near the French border, it is a beautiful walled city. Experience walking the ancient streets and exploring the old quarter. You will either have a welcome meeting and bike fitting this day or on Day 2.

DAY 2: Girona - Monells, 16 mi. (25 km)
Your first day biking Girona takes you around the famous mountain of Els Angels at 484 m altitude, winding along country roads through a landscape dotted with medieval villages and rolling Mediterranean vistas. This day is an easy ride allowing time to relax. No need for an early start so you can relax and refresh.

DAY 3: Monells - Sant Marti d'Empúries, 22 mi. (35 km)
Your second day on the bike has you cycling north through rolling hills dotted with olive groves and vines visiting the walled village of Verges and the hilltop hamlet of Sant Iscle d' Empordá. It is a stunning ride on quiet country roads with no long climbs but a few small hills. You will stay in either the sea front hotel located only about 10 m from its own secluded beach or in a typical Catalan town hostel in this tiny cliff top village.

DAY 4: Sant Marti d'Empúries - Calella de Palafrugell, 25 mi. (40 km)
Today's ride runs south along the coast offering diversity with perfect twists and turns on rural roads. You pass through several of the picturesque seaside villages including  L'Escala and the famous medieval town of Pals. As well as views of the coastline and mountains, Pals has cobbled streets and ancient village walls and archways The Gothic Quarter of the town has been substantially restored and the  cobbled streets are graced with semicircular arches, facades with pointed arched windows and stone balconies. The town wall contains four square towers which date from the 4th century. This ride takes in the best that the area has to offer, a region that produces wine, olives and grain, the route leads through vineyards, olive groves and rice growing fields. Overnight will be in the sea side town of Calella de Palafrugell.

DAY 5: Calella de Palafrugell - Llagostera, 31 mi. (50 km)
Continuing south, you follow the coast before cutting inland to the hilltop village of Llagostera. Enjoy the Costa Brava and visit some of the hidden gems of the coast like La Fosca bay and ride the Sant Antoni de Calonge promenade. 

DAY 6: Llagostera - Girona, 16 mi. (25 km)
Today your return to Girona  on a mainly flat cycle path right to your hotel door. You pass the market villages of Cassá de la Selva and Quart as the landscape begins to change as you come closer to the Pyrenees.

DAY 7: Departure

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