Deluxe bicycle tour in Catalonia Spain Girona to Coast
Deluxe bicycle tour in Catalonia Spain Girona to Coast
Deluxe bicycle tour in Catalonia Spain Girona to Coast
Deluxe bicycle tour in Catalonia Spain Girona to CoastTURESPAÑA
Deluxe bicycle tour in Catalonia Spain Girona to CoastTURESPAÑA

Spain - Costa Brava Deluxe Bike Tour

from 2330 Euros

Bienvenidos or in Catalan; Benvinguda! Starting in world famous Barcelona, you begin in one of the best districts of this fashionable city. A little time is possible visit the many sites before you leave to the coast and countryside on your bike discovery! Beginning with a trip to the coastal ... Read More

  • Reviews
  • Difficulty
    Moderate: 2/5
  • Tour Type
    Self guided hybrid or road cycling
  • Availability
    April to October
  • Duration
    7 Nights / 8 Days
  • Distance
    38 km/day

Day 1 | Arrival in Barcelona

This tour starts on Saturdays or Sundays. Arrival in Barcelona. Today is an arrival day in Barcelona - a great city for exploring the small streets and neighborhoods or the many famous museums and monuments! We will do an orientation at 6pm today with a glass of wine to go over the coming week's program and then get your bikes set up for your riding that starts tomorrow morning. We include an excellent 4 star superior hotel in one of the most desirable Barcelona barrios. Dinner on your own - we'll give you several suggestions among the many good options available. An optional activity today is to do a guided city bike tour of Barcelona, and a good way to test out the bikes you will be riding over the coming days. Either way, be sure to see what you can of this amazing city, extra nights are possible - contact us for rates!

Hotel Granados 83


Barcelona

Hotel Granados 83

The Granados 83 Hotel is located on a quiet pedestrian street in the emblematic Eixample district of Barcelona. A dream haven for those who love luxury and want to find a quiet and sophisticated paradise, without giving up on the cosmopolitan pleasures of the big city. Thanks to its centric location, just a few minutes away from Passeig de Gràcia and Avinguda Diagonal, you can make the most of the city’s main shopping and leisure area, with exclusive shops and international boutiques, a wide range of restaurants, terraces and the best ambience for exploring Barcelona by night. Visitors should also make the most of the short distance from the city’s most relevant monuments and places of touristic interest, such as the architectural treasures by Antoni Gaudí or Barcelona’s historic Gothic district.

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Day 2 | El Carrilet Greenway to Sant Feliu de Guixols - 35 km

After breakfast, we will meet you at 9:00 AM for a transfer to the coast at Cassa de la Selva. Here you start on your first ride. The first bike itinerary brings you along the Mediterranean Coast following the converted railway line called "El Carrilet". The bike path ends in Sant Feliu de Guixols with its wonderful seaport and old monastery. Lodging at the wonderful beach Sant Pol. Dinner included. Standard rate: Classic Double. Upgraded Room category: Double with Balcony. (B,D)

Hostal de la Gavina - 5 stars GL


Pza. Rosaleda s/n S'Agaro - Girona

Hostal de la Gavina - 5 stars GL

The Hostal de La Gavina pays a homage to beauty; there is beauty wherever you look, it is all around you at the hotel. This hotel has hosted celebrities and royalty; including Truman Capote during the time in which he wrote "In Cold Blood". A rich cultural heritage greets our guests in reception rooms and corridors and distinguishes our suites and rooms: Flemish tapestries, a magnificent collection of 17th- century bureaus, Romanesque carvings, 17th-century French style furniture, Murano lights and 18th-century Sevres vases.

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Day 3 | Sant Feliu de Guixols to Hotel La Malcontenta - 18 or 37 km

Day 3 takes riders north along the coast visiting the main port town Palamos, secluded cove Platja de Castell before arriving to our hotel, La Malcontenta. The longer cycling option takes you over a scenic mountain road involving a 5km-climb to the tiny village Romanya de la Selva at 300m and after that a rewarding and gentle descent back to the coast. This climb is the only significant challenge on this tour, contact us for the profile. Dinner on your own. Standard Room category: Suite. Upgrade rate: Garden Suite. (B)

Hotel Malcontenta - 5 stars


Platja Castell 12 Paratge Torre Mirona

Hotel Malcontenta - 5 stars

The hotel decoration has a palace type style. Walls in white carpentering; ceilings well preserved and a formidable wooden flooring; giving without doubt a warm touch. All together this makes radiant and clear spaces with decorative furniture from all over Europe.

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Deluxe bicycle tour in Catalonia Spain Girona to Coast

Deluxe bicycle tour in Catalonia Spain Girona to Coast

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Day 4 | Hotel La Malcontenta to Hotel Mas de Torrent - 34 km

Start the day with a swim at the Castell beach before visiting the family run cellar Can Sais. Cycle along the short and new Greenway rail conversion: Ruta del Tren Petit, another great cycling path connecting Palamos and Palafrugell with its adjacent beach resorts. Visit the fishing villages Calella de Palafrguell and Llafranc with its beaches and the Botanical garden Cap Roig. Dinner included. Standard Room category: Garden Suite; Upgraded room category: Suite Masia with Tasting Dinner menu. (B,D)

Hotel Mas de Torrent - 5 stars


Afueras de Torrent s/n Torrent - Girona

Hotel Mas de Torrent - 5 stars

Mas de Torrent is the most emblematic property in the Empordà region, a unique and privileged location, where the exclusiveness is transmitted in every detail. Member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux brand, Mas de Torrent represents the privilege of living the essence and uniqueness of Empordà.

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Day 5 | Torrent Loop Ride - 35 km

This could be a rest day by the pool combined with a ride through the rice fields and to the beach. En route you may visit the splendid medieval village of Pals, situated on top of a little hill with beautiful views over the Empordà and surrounding coastal area. This deluxe spa hotel offers numerous services and dining options. Dinner on your own tonight. Rooms same as last night; same lodging. (B)

Hotel Mas de Torrent - 5 stars


Afueras de Torrent s/n Torrent - Girona

Hotel Mas de Torrent - 5 stars

Mas de Torrent is the most emblematic property in the Empordà region, a unique and privileged location, where the exclusiveness is transmitted in every detail. Member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux brand, Mas de Torrent represents the privilege of living the essence and uniqueness of Empordà.

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Day 6 | Ride from Torrent to Madremanya - 40 km

This route takes us right through the marvelous area “Empordanet”, a rolling countryside with a large number of medieval settlements: Palau-Sator, Peratallada and Rupia. You will arrive in a village of Madremanya and a small but charming hotel; La Placa. Smaller than the other hotels, not rated 5 stars, this is the one place that guests rave about over and over - above all. The ambiance is different than all other hotels so far in this tour; but if you upgrade, your Suite is spacious and dripping with charm - a unique and marvelous way to finish; including the very decadent "Tasting Menu" included for your dinner! Standard rate includes a charming but smaller double room. (B,D)

Hotel La Placa


Madremanya (Girona)

Hotel La Placa

Our hotels blends in perfectly with the older buildings in the village. Although built in traditional local style architecture it features the latest in modern technology and provides guests with the highest comfort. Its traditional style ensures a warm and welcoming environment.

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Deluxe bicycle tour in Catalonia Spain Girona to Coast

Deluxe bicycle tour in Catalonia Spain Girona to Coast

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Day 7 | Loop ride Medieval Villages - 38 km

On the last bike tour and your ultimate challenge on the bike you are invited to visit one of the local pottery shops with typical ceramics in the small town La Bisbal d Emporda. Explore the countryside in depth including some small but very charming medieval villages such as Monells, Madremanya and Pubol. In Pubol you can visit the Gala Dali Castle and discover the surrealist world of the prominent Catalan artist Salvador Dali. Return to Madremanya. Return to the same hotel, dinner on your own. (B)

Hotel La Placa


Madremanya (Girona)

Hotel La Placa

Our hotels blends in perfectly with the older buildings in the village. Although built in traditional local style architecture it features the latest in modern technology and provides guests with the highest comfort. Its traditional style ensures a warm and welcoming environment.

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Day 8 | Departure Day

Today is departure day and we include a transfer for you back to the Girona station where you can get a train to Barcelona or other onward destination.
For extra nights in Barcelona, please inquire.  

Deluxe bicycle tour in Catalonia Spain Girona to Coast

Deluxe bicycle tour in Catalonia Spain Girona to Coast

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

- 7 nights accommodations in 4/5 star hotels
- Deluxe buffet breakfast daily
- 3 gastronomic multi course dinners (excl. drinks)
- All luggage transfers between hotels
- Local telephone support
- Welcome orientation meeting, and bike set up with Wine
- Private transfer from Barcelona to first ride D2
- Private transfer from Madremanya to Girona
- Road books with riding route maps and cue sheets, suggestions for visitation and lunch, info for sites to visit (1 per couple)
- GPS with preloaded rides (1 per couple)

Additional services and stays can be arranged separately. A complete pre-travel set of documents will be sent upon completion of final payment and we are available to help book other services in Spain prior to or after your cycling tour.

This is our most expensive tour and was made to be the BEST accommodations possible. The sites could not be better and the rooms are among the best in the entire hotel. Dinners are gastronomic affairs with multiple courses prepared by professional chef teams using the best ingredients from the region. This is meant to be a high end package - the best of the best!

Lodging

Accommodation: all nights in deluxe hotels, in superior level rooms; only the first and last hotel are not 4 or 5 stars; but are superior to a nearby chateau hotel rated higher - service and personal ownership touch make the difference and feedback has confirmed it! This tour was built around these top quality establishments. The riding is left intentionally shorter to give you time to relax and enjoy all the amenities offered at these places: beach, spa, pool, gardens, gastronomic dining, live music, etc.Hotels include:
- Hotel Granados 83 Barcelona****+
- Hostal de la Gavina***** Double room
- Hotel Malcontenta***** Suite with garden
- Hotel Mas de Torrent**** Masia Suite
- Hotel La Placa*** Suite
 
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Spain Bike Tour - Costa Brava Deluxe Superior (pp/dbl occ)
 
March-April-October
May-June, Sept 7-30
July-August-September 1-7
Based on 2 participants2330 Euros 2541 Euros2652 Euros
Based on 4 participantsTBD Euros TBD EurosTBD Euros
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Hybrid bike rental 7N 115 Euros 115 Euros 115 Euros
E-bike rental 176 Euros 176 Euros 176 Euros



Please inquire for single and solo supplements or road bike rentals. Both aluminum and carbon road bikes are possible.

Tour Details

Tour Highlights:
- Gastronomy & Wine - best in the World and you get the best meals prepared at each place
- Best hotels and best rooms at each place! Spa, beach, pool, dining - take time to relax and enjoy
- Spectacular coastline and old world villages by bike on quiet roads


Need to Know:
- Space limited! Book early. Avoid August
- This is still a self-guided trip; you are in charge of your daily schedule.

Duration: 8 days & 7 nights with an option to shorten to 6 nights.
Dates: Any date On request from March 1-Oct 31. HIGH season is July 1 - Sept 7, Mid season is May-June, Sept 8-30. This tour can start Saturday, or Sunday.
Level 2 - Moderate - flat to rolling countryside with some unpaved, quiet routes. Note, on day 3 you will have a challenging hill to cross to reach the next hotel. This is the preferred route to busier and flatter routes. The hill goes up to 300 m in elevation from 0 at the coast over 15km. The real climbing starts at kilometer 9 to kilometer 14, rising from 75m to 300m. Then, all down hill to your hotel!

This tour is a Self Guided Trip, to learn more about our formula for Self Guided Travel - Go here!
Custom groups are always possible with guides and support from as few as 4 persons.
Options:
Hotel modifications as noted
Girona stop overs
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  • Local Coordinator

    Always on two wheels, Angel has been riding all over. Born and raised in the city of Gaudi (Barcelona),where he obtained an engineering title. Ten years ago he decided to make his hobby his profession, sharing his passion and local knowledge with the visitors. Always delighted to introduce you his country, He knows every hidden place, small paths, restaurants, local traditions. You will easily recognize him, as he is very tall considering he is Spanish. Read More

    Reviews


    "The tour was GREAT, every day was like a treasure hunt, great new places to discover! the food, of course was unbelievable, and the best meals we had were at little places we discovered along the way for lunch, mostly three star cafes. the scenery was also unbelievable, the coast is great and the foothills were also fun and beautiful."
    - Dan. G


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    Your itinerary was really excellent and we all felt we got a true feeling for Northern Spain--the interior with the medieval villages and then the costa brava was wonderful."
    - Jan T.


    "We had a fantastic time and absolutely loved our trip. It will be a long time until we could ever go again, but we are already recommending the trip to our friends and family.!"
    - Nancy A.
     

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with you. Everything worked out perfectly. Our reservations were always there, our bags were always waiting for us at our destination and we loved the hotels and the food. The riding was great and the routes were wonderful. This was our favorite bike vacation to date and we would actually consider doing the same tour again. We really appreciated the excellent job you did and would stick with pure adventures for future tours."
    - Sherif El-D. / Canada
     
    Bikes Available on This Tour:
    Maxcycles Town Lite - New in 2015. Magura HS33 Rim brakes. Components: Shimano SLX, XT & SRAM X9. Front suspension. Tires: Continental Speed Ride 28x1.60; Triple Crank set;115 Euros
    Included are:
  • Helmets (one size fits all).
  • Computer (odometer)
  • Saddlebag - On Road Bikes only and contains the puncture kit
  • Pannier for hybrids - 1 per bike standard.
  • Handlebar bag with map reader
  • Puncture kit: Tire levers, spare inner tube, patch kit included
  • Lock included
  • Frame pump included


  • Note: the images here show what we refer to as "male" frames - with a top tube. Mixte or 'female' frames do not have a top tube and are available. Anyone requesting a FEMALE frame will get that version. Important: mixte/female frames only carry 1 bottle cage/bottle! Male frames carry 2 bottles. Visit this page for more hybrid bike details in Catalonia

    Pedals: flat or with cages. Travelers may bring their own clipless pedals to have installed. We can remove them prior to departure transfer on those tours including a departure transfer.

    Road Bikes not available on this tour due to the presence of several sections of the route that are unpaved cycling paths.
    E-bikes: Also available in very limited supply; E-bike Option 176 Euros

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