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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.

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 2016

Skill Level

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

Day-To-Day Itinerary

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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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