6 Days Pyrenees to Costa Brava Cycling Tour in Spain

Amazing Cycling Tour Spain

Skim Incoming has planned this trip for those who love cycling and want to spend a few days pedaling across a part of Catalonia, from the Pyrenees to the Costa Brava, along with secondary roads and through amazingly beautiful landscapes. The first part of the tour focuses on the magnificent area of the Pyrenees and pre-Pyrenees. Here, you will have the chance to discover some works belonging to the Catalan Romanesque period. The second part of the route runs along green tracks taking you straight to the Costa Brava. The route runs through La Garrotxa, the famous volcanic area in Catalonia, and stops in Girona city, with its wonderful old town, full of narrow streets that take you back to the middle ages. During the entire route, you will enjoy the local gastronomy and its people.

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Terrain: Mountainous, paved
  • 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)
  • Total Distance: 119.3 Miles / 191.87 Kilometers

Highlights

  • Cycle to the area of the Pyrenees
  • Tour to La Garrotxa and visit Girona City
  • Cycle along the green tracks to Costa Brava
  • Assistance vehicle in route and a bike guide
  • Daily meals and in-route provisions
  • Transfers from and to Barcelona
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Luggage transfer

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Accommodation

The Hotel Fontanals Golf

The Hotel Fontanals Golf is located in Soriguerola, in the Cerdanya. It is a unique place in the province of Girona. It has 60 double rooms, family duplexes, and suites, all are fully equipped. It also has free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, including the rooms. If you are looking for a unique accommodation, close to everything but located in the heart of nature, stay at the Hotel Fontanals Golf.

Hotel la Trobada Ripoll

Hotel la Trobada Ripoll is a family hotel located in the center of Ripoll, near Ter River, two minutes walk from the monastery, five minutes from the railway station and bus station, under the mountain of San Bartholomew. They offer free parking for vehicles. The hotel is composed by two buildings: La Trobada Hotel Ripoll and La Trobada Hotel Sport. The reception, the restaurant, the meeting rooms and other facilities are used by both of them.

La Perla d’Olot Hotel and Restaurant

La Perla d’Olot Hotel and Restaurant is located in the capital city of La Garrotxa area. Thanks to its exceptional location, it is the ideal place to start hiking or bike touring routes to discover La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, La Fageda d’en Jordà (a beech forest), the volcanoes in Olot, Santa Margarida volcano, the Greenways and the rural villages of Santa Pau, Vall d’En Bas or Besalú. It is a family hotel with a complete team of people at your disposal. The facilities (restaurant, cafeteria, terrace, garden) that can be found in the same complex are at your disposal so that you can enjoy a tailor-made stay.

Hotel Ultonia Girona

Hotel Ultonia Girona is located in the heart of Girona. Its privileged location allows easy access to Cathedral, the Old Quarter, the houses on the Onyar River, the Arab Bath, the Jewish quarter, the Museum of Cinema, the Auditorium and Conference Center, etc.

Hotel Eden Roc

Hotel Eden Roc by Brava Hoteles is located only one kilometer from Sant Feliu de Guixols, in a unique and quiet peninsula. The clear Mediterranean Sea surrounds the Hotel Eden Roc by Brava Hoteles. The climate is mild and pleasant. During the winter, temperatures rarely falls below 10° Celsius. In summer, the fresh sea breeze will not allow the thermometer to exceed 30° Celsius. The suites and superior double rooms have terraces with sea view, bathroom, hair dryer, WC, satellite TV, minibar, safe, direct-dial telephone, and central heating.

Note: Skim Incoming reserves the right to add, delete, or modify hotels on this trip.

Program

Day 1: Welcome to Catalonia

The trip starts in Barcelona. The meeting point will be at Estación de Francia at 10:00 where the staff will welcome you. You will then depart towards the destination, the Pyrenees. The trip will take about two hours.

Arrival at the hotel, check-in, briefing of the routes and preparation of the bikes. After that, you will have lunch and you will have the afternoon free to stroll or enjoy a bike ride around the area.

Day 2: Puigcerda - Ripoll

  • Distance: 37 miles / 60 kilometers
  • Altitude: 1,392 meters

The route for the day will head towards Costa Brava along inland roads with hardly any traffic. You will leave the hotel and head towards La Molina Ski Resort, then head to Pla de Anyella enjoying its spectacular meadows along the way. The next stop will be Coll de la Creueta, a category one pass and a scenario of numerous stages of the Spanish Vuelta, but you’ll cover the distance downhill. You will continue cycling along the road from Montgrony to Gombren, Campdevànol and Ripoll, which will be the end of the day’s stage where you will spend the night and continue the following day.

Day 3: Ripoll - Olot

  • Distance: 20.5 miles / 33 kilometers
  • Altitude: 776 meters

Today, the road will take you from Ripoll to Olot where you will take the “carrilet” road until Sant Joan de les Abadesses, known for its impressive Romanesque monastery and an interesting old town. From Sant Joan de las Abadesses, you will head towards Olot along the Coll de Santigossa, a secondary road with very little traffic and a scenery of leafy forests. Visit Olot before dinner.

Day 4: Olot - Girona

  • Distance: 36 miles / 58 kilometers
  • Altitude: 266 meters

Cycle through the route from Olot to Girona along the green track and cross the volcanic region of La Garrotxa with its spectacular landscapes. You will continue through the valley of the Burgent River until La Cellera where you will meet the Ter River again and follow its course. The route continues through small charming villages until you arrive in Girona where you will stay the night.

Day 5: Girona - Sant Feliu de Guixols

  • Distance: 25.5 miles / 41 kilometers
  • Altitude: 159 meters

You will arrive at your destination today, from Girona to the coast along the green track of the Carrilet. This track has been designed for cyclists and hikers only. You will arrive at Sant Feliu de Guixols with its magnificent port of a great historical and cultural interest. Stay at an accommodation and end of your journey.

Day 6

Have breakfast, check-out, and transfer to Barcelona and this is the end of the services.

Location

This cycling tour will cover a part of Catalonia, from the Pyrenees to the Costa Brava in Spain.

Food

During this cycling holiday, you will get daily breakfast and dinner. In route, you will get four meals (restaurant or packed lunches) and solid and liquid provisions.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch

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

  • 4 days of cycling
  • Assistance vehicle in route
  • Bike guide with the group
  • Accident and illness insurance
  • Incoming service on arrival
  • Luggage transfer between accommodations
  • Transfer from Barcelona - Pyrenees (La Cerdanya)
  • Transfer Costa Brava - Barcelona
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • 4 meals in route (restaurant or packed lunches)
  • Meals on a half board basis
  • Solid and liquid provisions in route

What's not included

  • Bike rental (subject to availability)
  • Flights
  • Tourist tax payment (to be paid direct to the hotel)
  • Drinks at dinner (direct payment to the hotel)
  • Anything not specified under the what's included section

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 92 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 90 days before arrival.
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