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Catalonian Flavors of the Mediterranean

Spain Bike Tours

Cycle Girona and taste the best of the region!

  • Cycling in Catalonia is an incredible experience as it is diverse area with a proud history going back many thousands of years to Roman times and beyond. The culinary traditions here are especially strong; unique dishes and concoctions here are found nowhere else and the recipes are passed down through generations. Empordà and Girona counties are excellent examples, borrowing from the Mediterranean sea and fertile lands of Catalonia, for a remarkable range of produce and crops.

    During this Spain bicycle tour, riders will stay in one of the best 4 star hotels in Girona, and in contrast, enjoy two nights in a family run farmhouse.

    Each day and evening, you will have opportunity to enjoy some of the local specialities cooked by some of the best chefs, all in authentic Mediterranean surroundings.

    Cycling in Girona is certain to make your Spain bike tour unforgettable. Be sure to check out our other bike tours in Spain.

  • Price £ 1132 $ 1,806 1189 NOK 11890 kr 10975 $ 1,427

    Single Supplement:  £ 238 $ 380 250 NOK 2500 kr 2308 $ 300

    Supplement for single traveler: on request

    Supplement for guided option (cost to be split among a maximum of 8 participants): £ 1429 $ 2,278 1500 NOK 15000 kr 13846 $ 1,800

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    Transfers

    From Barcelona Airport: £ 210 $ 334 220 NOK 2200 kr 2031 $ 264

    From Girona Airport: £ 33 $ 53 35 NOK 350 kr 323 $ 42

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    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Barcelona International Airport (BCN) or to Girona International Airport (GRO)

    Local Travel

    There are two options for transfer from the airport in Barcelona to Girona:

    -From Barcelona airport you can take the shuttle train to Barcelona Sants main station. The shuttle train leaves from Terminal 2. If your flight arrives at Terminal 1 there is a bus that leaves every 7 minutes and takes 10 minutes to get to Terminal 2. The train from Terminal 2 departs every 30 minutes at .. :08 and .. :38. and takes 19 minutes to get to Sants station. A taxi from Barcelona airport to Sants train station usually costs about €25 and the trip takes about 25 minutes.

    -From Sants station you can take the slow train (1:46), fast train (1:30) or the high speed train (37min). For train times, please see this website. It is recommended to pre-book the high speed train tickets as it gets very busy. This can be done on the same website.

    -It is also possible to arrange pick-up from Barcelona airport. Our driver will take you straight to your hotel in about 1 hour and 15 minutes. This costs €220 per trip.

    From Girona-Costa Brava Airport:

    -You can use the Barcelona Bus Service (part of the Sagales Company). Busses leave for the city center every hour. You can find complete timetables on the Sagales website.

    -You can also arrange a private transfer for a maximum of 7 people. The cost is €35 per person.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions prior to arrival. Average high/low temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit: Jan 55º/34º, Feb 57º/36º, March 62º/39º, Apr 64º/43º, May 71º/50º, Jun 78º/57º, July 85º/62º, Jul 85º/62º, Aug 84º/62º, Sep 78º/58º, Oct 70º/50º, Nov 61º/41º, and Dec 56º/36º.

    Recommended

    Extra nights in Girona!

    Remarks

    Bike shop is closed on Sundays. If tour start day is on a Saturday, arrival should be timed so that there is ample opportunity to go to the bike shop for bike fitting and welcome meeting. If tour start day is Sunday, bike fitting, intro meeting, and transfer will occur on Monday.


Where You’ll Stay

During this tour, guests will stay in a variety of handpicked accommodations, chosen for their unique appeal and location as well as the authentic Catalan atmosphere. Also included in the accommodation list is a authentic farmhouse who specializes in cooking in fact revel in it, where you will enjoy a cooking class and Ratafia tasting!

What’s Included

  • 4 nights in the 4* Hotel with breakfast
  • 2 nights in luxury farmhouse with breakfast
  • Cannondale Quick hybrid bike rental
  • Welcome meeting
  • GPS rental
  • Jersey and water bottle
  • Transfer to Olot
  • Luggage transfers
  • Typical Catalan evening meal at a mountain restaurant
  • Wine tasting and olive tasting at Local Market
  • Cooking class at the farmhouse
  • Ratafia tasting
  • Train tickets to medieval villages
  • Lunch in medieval village
  • Meal at restaurant in Girona
  • Picnic basket with local produce

What’s Not Included

  • Lunches and dinners other than those mentioned
  • Support vehicle
  • Sports massage
  • Transfers
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance
TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillModerate
Length7 days
From1189 Rates
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Tour Dates

Arrival possible any day in 2017

Skill Level

This is a moderate level tour with an average daily distance of 25 miles.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Catalonian Flavors of the Mediterranean Map

Day 1: Arrival in Girona
Day 2: Olot - Sant Miquel de Pineda, 14 mi. (22 km)
Day 3: Cicular route around Sant Miquel de Pineda, 16 mi. (25 km)
Day 4: Sant Miquel de Pineda - Girona, 27 mi. (43 km)
Day 5: Circular route around Girona /Medieval Villages, 16 mi. (25 km)
Day 6: Circular route around Girona/Vall de Llémena, 17 mi. (27 km)
Day 7: Departure from Girona

Day 1: Arrival in Girona
Arrival in Girona

Day 2: Olot - Sant Miquel de Pineda, 14 mi. (22 km)
Your first day on the bike starts after a transfer by road to the town of Olot which is the start point of your ride and the capital town of the Garrotxa volcanic region. On day one an easy relatively short ride to acclimatise. A stunning ride through the prehistoric volcanoes into the low hills and farmland known as La Fageda. This area is a world heritage SSSI, a highly unusual landscape formed by ancient volcanic activity now covered in a dwarf oak and beech tree forest.

Day 3: Circular route around Sant Miquel de Pineda, 16 mi. (25 km) 
Your ride today is in La Garrotxa region into the mountains surrounding the Rectoria. First a visit to the mountain hotel/restaurant of Vento, nestled in the hills behind Olot. Then later descending back to the valley and a short spin along the cycle path that extends along the valley floor you will visit the Gorges Moli dels Murris. A secret paradise where the river has created a natural lake hidden in the forest, if it's warm enough the ideal place for a dip.

Day 4: Sant Miquel de Pineda - Girona, 27 mi. (43 km) 
Today you will continue on the Greenways cycle path, a railway line converted into a dedicated cycle path which runs all the way from the mountains to the sea. A stunning and mostly downhill ride through the prehistoric volcanoes into the low hills and farmland around Girona. The day is completed by enjoying a meal in one of Girona's best restaurants, a local gem and institution amongst cyclists famous for its atmosphere as well as its home cooked Catalan specialties.

Day 5: Circular route around Girona /Medieval Villages, 16 mi. (25 km):
This ride will lead through southern Empordà county,  known as a wine and olive oil producing area and for its unspoiled tiny hilltop stone villages that dot the landscape. The route is a "village hopping" route passing through six typical pueblos.

 Day 6: Circular route around Girona/Vall de Llémena, 17 mi. (27 km)
Cycle into the valley Northwest of Girona called Vall de Llemenà. This is a quiet rural area untouched by tourism. The ride takes you through the valley around the extinct prehistoric volcano and into the tiny village of Canet d’Adri, which is a recommendation for lunch.  Return to Girona along the Vall de Llemena cycle path which delivers you straight into Girona. To top off the week, enjoy a meal in one of Girona’s best restaurants, where you'll be served traditional Catalan food and local produce but in a modern setting.

Day 7: Departure from Girona
Services end after breakfast.


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