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8 Days Cycling from the Pre-Pyrenees to Costa Brava, Spain
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(No availability) 8 Days Cycling from the Pre-Pyrenees to Costa Brava, Spain

Plaça de la Vila, 10, Olot, Spain

Spain Cycling Holidays

The main goal of this route is to get to know a part of the Catalan territory following Vies Verdes, formerly used as a railway called “Carrilet”, which will take you from one of the most characteristic spots in the Pre-Pyrenees, Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, to Costa Brava.

  • Trip type: Self - Guided
  • Lodging: Point to Point
  • Terrain: Slightly uphill parts, forest tracks
  • Starts in: Olot
  • Ends in: Calella de Palafrugell
  • Difficulty level: Easy (Cyclist doesn't need to have certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day), Moderate(Cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime,31-45 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 105 Miles / 170 Kilometers
  • Type of bike: Hybrid bike
  • E-bike: Available to rent

Highlights

  • Ciclotouristic bike hire fully equipped
  • 6 days of cycling - 30 - 50 kilometers per day
  • Experience biking on the old vias verdes - the old railway lines of Catalonia
  • Enjoy the beautiful Pre-Pyrenees, Garrotxa Volcanic Zone, Girona and Costa Brava
  • Roadbook with recommendations for things to do and places to visit, advice and suggestions
  • Luggage transfer between hotels and emergency assistance
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Half board meals

Styles


6 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 14 participants
Airport transfer included: Girona–Costa Brava Airport
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 4-start hotels and villas along the way.

Program

DAY 1: Arrival

Pick up from Girona Downtown or Girona Airport (they also offer you the option to pick you up at Barcelona, but the total price would be different). Arrival at Olot, where you can visit the different towns of La Vall d’en Bas (Joanetes, Hostalets d’en Bas, La Pinya, La Canya, Sant Privat d’en Bas and Sant Esteve d’en Bas).

DAY 2: Olot - Coll d'en Bas - Amer

You start the route at the hotel from Olot and following “vies verdes” you ride slightly uphill towards Coll d’en Bas (620 meters). Afterwards, you start a very pleasant way downhill to Amer, where you are going to spend the night in a Rural Hotel.

It is advisable to have lunch either in Les Planes d’Hostoles or Amer. These towns are located halfway between Olot and Girona and they were formerly known by their natural pools. Les Planes d’Hostoles should be pointed out by its natural pools and Amer by its Porches Plaza (considered to be the second biggest in Catalonia).

Day 3: Amer to Girona

You continue the route following “vies verdes” from Amer to Girona, capital of the province, where you can visit the old town, the Jewish quarter or the Cathedral. You are going to spend the night in a 4-star hotel located at the city centre.

Day 4: Girona

You are going to spend the day around Girona, visiting the city with the touristic train and a local guide. This night you are going to sleep at the same 4-star hotel.

Day 5: Girona to S’Agaró

Starting the route from Girona and following “vies verdes” you arrive to S’Agaró, where you are going to spend the night in a 4-star hotel near the coast.

The route from Girona to the coast goes slightly uphill and reaches the highest point in Cassà de la Selva (136 meters).

It is advisable to stop and have lunch in Llagostera.

Day 6: S’Agaró to Palamós

Starting the route from S’Agaró and following forest tracks, you arrive at Palamós, where you are going to spend the night in a rural villa. In the same villa you are going to visit a wine cellar and do a wine tasting.

Day 7: Palamós to Calella de Palafrugell

In the last day of your route you are going to ride from Palamós to Calella de Palafrugell, following different forest tracks. You are going to spend the night in a 4-star hotel in Calella de Palafrugell, near the coast.

Day 8: Departure

Time to go back. If you haven’t booked a private transport, Bike Catalonia can bring you to Barcelona or Girona.

Bicycles

A bicycle specialist will deliver your hire bike and adjust it to your specifications. We provide you with fully equipped ciclotouristic bicycles.

Bicycle description

  • Hybrid bikes
  • Weight: 14,9 kilograms
  • Frame: 26”Aluminium 6061
  • Front fork: High quality steel
  • Shift levers: Shimano Revoshift RS36 21v
  • Brakes: Aluminium City
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano TX51
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano TX35D 7v
  • Chainwheel: Shimano M131 170mm 28/38/48T
  • Freewheel: Shimano TZ21 7v 14/28T
  • Chain: KMC Z51
  • Wheels: 26”
  • Front hub: Aluminium A15F
  • Rear hub: Aluminium A1ER 7V
  • Rim: Aluminium
  • Tires: CST C1118 700X35
  • Pedals: Conor City
  • Handlebar: Aluminium City
  • Stem: Adjustable City
  • Head Parts: Semi integrated 1 1/8

Equipment

  • Helmet
  • Pump
  • Repair kit
  • Lock

Location

This cycling holidays takes you from Olot to Calella de Palafrugell, giving you the opportunity to experience the iconic landscapes of Pre-Pyrenees, Garrotxa Volcanic Zone, Girona and Costa Brava.

Food

You have included in the packages half board meals at the hotels and villas you are hosted.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 7 nights in 4-star hotels and rural villas with half board included
  • Ciclotouristic bike hire fully equipped
  • Emergency assistance
  • Roadbook with recommendations for things to do and places to visit, advice and suggestions
  • Luggage transfer between hotels

What's not included

  • GPS with the routes tracks
  • Elite bicycle hire
  • Guide during the route
  • Full board

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Girona–Costa Brava Airport Airport transfer included: Girona–Costa Brava Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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