Barcelona Bike Tour Costa Brava Culinary Biking
Barcelona Bike Tour Costa Brava Culinary Biking
Barcelona Bike Tour Costa Brava Culinary Biking
Barcelona Bike Tour Costa Brava Culinary Biking
Barcelona Bike Tour Costa Brava Culinary Biking
Barcelona Bike Tour Costa Brava Culinary Biking
Barcelona Bike Tour Costa Brava Culinary Biking
Barcelona Bike Tour Costa Brava Culinary Biking
Barcelona Bike Tour Costa Brava Culinary Biking
Barcelona Bike Tour Costa Brava Culinary Biking

Spain - Barcelona Bike & Foodie Escape

from €970

Barcelona and Catalonia are among the premier foodie regions of the world, and this bike tour will give you plenty of indulgent foodie experiences along your journey! This shorter version of our longer 7 night Culinary Bike Tour also starts in Barcelona. We do recommend a night before as Day ... Read More

  • Reviews
  • Difficulty
    Moderate: 2/5
  • Tour Type
    Private self guided hybrid bike tour
  • Availability
    March - October
  • Duration
    4 Nights / 5 Days
  • Distance
    40 km/day

Day 1 | Transfer from Barcelona to Romanya de la Selva - Bike 33km

This tour starts any Tuesday to Saturday. On this first ride day of your tour, we will pick you up at your hotel in Barcelona and transfer you to Romanya de la Selva on the Costa Brava where you will start today's ride. We prefer to have an orientation the night before and recommend an extra night in Barcelona before today. We can do early orientations and bike set ups this morning too. The bike tour today goes through the area ‘Empordanet’ with a great variety of beautiful landscapes with many historic villages and towns like the medieval Pals, Peratallada and Palau-Sator. These villages are full of atmosphere and offer a great opportunity to join the locals for a snack or drink on one of quiet village squares.
Highlights include the walled villages of Pals and Peretallada and the optional visit to the Jam Museum in Torrent. Today's ride ends at Pals beach (Platja de Pals) at the comfortable hotel Sa Punta, only about 800m away from a long Mediterranean beach. Dinner included at your hotel. Learn More about Gastronomic dining and Tasting menus (B,D)

Sa Punta


Pals

Sa Punta

Surrounded by Mediterranean forests and boasting a fantastic location in Pals, a Medieval town in the Baix Emporda region, Hotel Sa Punta is welcoming 4 star hotel in Costa Brava. Guests at this delightful accommodation can choose among playing golf at one of the nearby golf courses, enjoying the beach located only two minutes away from the hotel, or visiting the beautiful center of Pals or the nearby towns of Peratallada and Ullastret, as well as the Marine Nature Reserve of the Medes Islands. Facilities offered by Hotel Sa Punta include a bar-cafeteria, pool bar, terrace, restaurant, Internet Point, wireless Internet access, outdoor swimming pool with sea water, spa, meeting room, and 24-hour reception.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';

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Barcelona Bike Tour Costa Brava Culinary Biking

Barcelona Bike Tour Costa Brava Culinary Biking

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Day 2 | Loop Ride Around Pals - 40 km

Breakfast at your hotel is at your leisure! Just one of the many benefits of a self-guided bike tour is that you can choose how to use your time each day. So, today you can start when you want. You have a very nice hotel and are close to the beach, but we do offer a nice loop ride of about 40km that will give you a few hours of exploration time on the bike visiting more of these old walled villages of the Empordanet as well as the coast. Lunch and dinner on your own today; we will include some suggestions for you to make a great choice for you! (B) Option included: Anchovies Museum: VISIT SOLÉS ANCHOVY FACTORY-MUSEUM - SOLÉS Factory-Museum is located in L’Escala, in the oldest building of all village salting factories. Adapted to the needs of the 21st century but keeping the essence and tradition of the ancestors. Inside the factory a museum has recently opened to celebrate the 130th anniversary of SOLÉS Anchovies. This museum has a visit area with audio-guides in 7 languages and allows the visitor to know both company’s history and the elaborate processes, in an interactive way.

Sa Punta


Pals

Sa Punta

Surrounded by Mediterranean forests and boasting a fantastic location in Pals, a Medieval town in the Baix Emporda region, Hotel Sa Punta is welcoming 4 star hotel in Costa Brava. Guests at this delightful accommodation can choose among playing golf at one of the nearby golf courses, enjoying the beach located only two minutes away from the hotel, or visiting the beautiful center of Pals or the nearby towns of Peratallada and Ullastret, as well as the Marine Nature Reserve of the Medes Islands. Facilities offered by Hotel Sa Punta include a bar-cafeteria, pool bar, terrace, restaurant, Internet Point, wireless Internet access, outdoor swimming pool with sea water, spa, meeting room, and 24-hour reception.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Handicap Accessible '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';

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Day 3 | Pals - Madremanya - 45km

The ride to Madremanya takes you back to the interior part of the region, the hilly sections sectors on the western borders at the alluvial plain. This is an eminently agricultural area where you can visit typical villages such as Verges, a medieval village with the remains of its ancient walls. Before reaching your hotel, why not take a short detour to the village of Pubol to have a snack and visit the castle. It was the home to surrealist painter Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala (she is buried at the castle). Dalí bought the castle in 1969. It has been open to the public since 1996. Excellent lodging tonight at La Placa, and dinner included (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.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';

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Day 4 | Loop Ride to Medieval Villages - 39 km

A rest day by the pool and enjoy the charming ambiance of the hotel and the quite village or one last bike tour and your ultimate challenge on the bike. Explore the countryside in depth including some small but very charming medieval villages such as Monells, Casavells, Corca and Pubol. You are also invited to visit one of the local pottery shops with typical ceramics in the small town La Bisbal d Emporda. Dinner on your own tonight - you will probably want to eat at La Placa and can choose your menu. WINE TASTING Included at Mas Oller: Located in the town of Torrent, in the province of the “Petit Empordà”, based in a 17th Century farmhouse, Mas Oller has 17 hectares of vineyards in production. The three red varieties are Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon and two white varieties are Picapoll and Malvasia de Sitges. The vineyards are located around the house and the grapes are selected in the vineyard before being harvested and transported to the winery in small boxes, where it undergoes a second manual selection. All of the wines have a cold pre-fermentation period to obtain maximum expression of aroma and color. Mas Oller philosophy is based on the recovery of the winemaking tradition of Empordà with a modern interpretation of the concept of wine. In the Guided Visit: Learn about all the details involved in the winemaking process: from the vineyard to the aging room. (B) (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.

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';

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Barcelona Bike Tour Costa Brava Culinary Biking

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Day 5 | Return transfer to Girona included; depart at 9:30 am (B)

Departure transfer to Girona or Barcelona included.Extra nights in Barcelona possible, we have several hotels we recommend. Contact us for information.

Add an Extra night and ride today: ask us for the itinerary and rate!

Cooking classes can also be added as extra days on this bike tour; ask us! We recommend at least 1 night in Girona if you have time; we work with several hotels and suggest activities. 

Barcelona Bike Tour Costa Brava Culinary Biking

Barcelona Bike Tour Costa Brava Culinary Biking

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

- 4 nights deluxe lodging - standard or upgraded rooms, see below
- Breakfast daily
- 2 top quality gastronomic dinners
- Private transfer from Barcelona to start of the tour in Romanya
- Private return transfer from Madremanya to Barcelona or Girona on last day
- Private Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
- Local emergency telephone support
- Private Welcome Orientation and bike set up
- 1 set Road book per couple with riding route maps, cue sheets, and suggestions for visitation and dining
- Private Wine Tasting near Madremanya Day 4
- Private self guided visit of the Anchovies Museum with tasting
- Barcelona pre-tour nights available at negotiated rates
- Additional services and stays can be arranged separately.

We have 2 price options; Standard and Upgraded. Lodging is mostly the same, it is only room category upgrades.

Lodging

Accommodation: 4 nights in deluxe 3 and 4 star hotels. Both Standard and Upgraded tours stay at the same hotel, but in different room categories. All lodging offer a private bathroom and a variety of other amenities. Hotels include:
- Hotel Sa Punta**** standard or superior room
- Hotel La Placa*** standard or suite
** Please see Itinerary tab for more information **

About the included Meals:
Hotel Sa Punta: Dinner consist of 3 courses: choice of 2 starters, 2 main dishes, 2 deserts The menu changes every day and the dishes are made of seasonal products. Restaurant Sa Punta has 40 years of experience offering a selection of the best market products. The restaurant during summer is outdoors, next to the swimming pool area. The upgraded "Tasting Menu" is more elaborate and has: a Kitchen Appetizer + 1 first dish usually cold + 1 first dish hot + 1 fish + 1 meat + 2 desserts: ice cream + dessert.

Hotel La Placa: Hotel La Plaça: La Placa Gastronomy | For the preparation of these dishes the restaurant La Plaça always selects the best local ingredients for every season, of the highest quality and from the proximity of the small town of Madremanya. You can enjoy a romantic evening outdoors on their beautiful terrace. The menu has 3 dishes and the Tasting menu upgrade is composed of about 8 different small plates divided in between, 4 starters, 2 main dishes, and a dessert.
Spain - Barcelona Escape - Standard (rates are per person)
 
March-April-October
May-June, Sept 7-30
July-August-Sept 7
Based on 2 participants1110 Euros 1363 Euros1469 Euros
Based on 4 participants998 Euros 1254 Euros1360 Euros
Based on 6 participants 970 Euros 1227 Euros1333 Euros
Hybrid bike rental 4N 113 Euros 113 Euros 113 Euros
GPS rental63 Euros 63 Euros 63 Euros


Spain - Barcelona Escape - Upgraded (rates are per person)
 
March-April-October
May-June
July-August-September
Based on 2 participants1226 Euros 1508 Euros1597 Euros
Based on 4 participants1115 Euros 1399 Euros1489 Euros
Based on 6 participants 1087 Euros 1373 Euros1462 Euros

Please inquire for single and solo supplements
4-night version includes the 2 nights at Platja de Pals and 2 nights in Madremanya. Contact us for custom group pricing.
Upgrades include superior rooms in each hotel; Both versions for the 4-night tour include 2 gastronomic dinners. Tasting Menus - extreme gastronomy - are also available for a supplement - payable at the hotel if arranged prior to seating. (20 euros/person at Sa Punta and 17 euros/person at La Placa.)

The Pure Adventures Difference
Pure Adventures is a premier, boutique biking and hiking tour operator that offers private, custom, independent and guided travel in Europe, Asia, South and North America. We specialize in hand crafted travel for couples, families and groups who want active, immersive and meaningful experiences with their family and friends. Our travel experiences are customized around outdoor activities including: cycling, hiking, water sports, trail running, mountain biking and more.

How do our tours compare to similar trips? You Get More! Because our passion is taking care of and empowering people, our team has gone to great lengths to build and create exceptional biking and hiking experiences, all over the world, for you. From the accommodations, to the bikes, to the routes themselves, we hold each component of our tours to a very high standard, ensuring that your tour will create amazing memories to last a lifetime. If you compare price, we are much less than high quality guided trips with similar experiences and you obviously get much more in our private, self guided, independent format than most traditional self guided trips. See our why: Why Pure Adventures is Better. Our well traveled, knowledgeable and dedicated team is standing by and eager to make your travel dreams come true.Call now at 800-960-2221 (USA/Canada 8am-5pm MST) +1.480.905.1235; or eMail Us.

Tour Details

Tour Highlights:
- Gastronomy & Wine - best in the World
- Spectacular coastline and old world villages
- 2 included dinners with upgrade option - see whats included section
- guided wine tasting
- Learn More about Gastronomic dining and Tasting menus

Need to Know:
- available on hybrid bikes; not recommended for road bikes with skinny tires
- Avoid August
- May require a pre-night in Barcelona
Duration: 5 days & 4 nights.

Dates :Any date, Tuesday-Saturday, On request from March 1-Oct 31, 4 night version can start any Tuesday-Saturday, subject to hotel availability for your requested dates.
This is a Private Self Guided tour..
Low season rates apply in March, April and October; Middle Season in May and June and most of September; High Season is July, August and September 1-6
Either hybrid, or e-bikes are available on this trip; Our hybrid bikes can travel on many unpaved bike paths that road bikes cannot use; these bike paths are well traveled by cyclists and avoid car traffic.

Custom guided groups are possible for groups of 6 or more; please inquire. Note, for groups of more than 6, we usually include a support vehicle and driver. Special terms and conditions apply to groups.
Level 2-3 - Moderate - flat to rolling countryside with a fair amount of unpaved, quiet routes. Some unpaved sections are gravel and rocky. This is a self guided tour - see what all that includes!

Best Time To Go: April - June, September - October.

Average temperatures:
January: 57 °F (14 °C) 27 °F (5 °C)
February: 57 °F (14 °C) 28 °F (6 °C)
March: 61 °F (16 °C) 36 °F (8 °C)
April: 64 °F (18 °C) 43 °F (10 °C)
May: 72 °F (22 °C) 52 °F (14 °C)
June: 79 °F (26 °C) 57 °F (18 °C)
July: 82 °F (28 °C) 61 °F (21 °C)
August: 84 °F (29 °C) 59 °F (21 °C)
Sept: 79 °F (26 °C) 54 °F (18 °C)
October: 73 °F (23 °C) 45 °F (14 °C)
November: 64 °F (18 °C) 36 °F (9 °C)
December: 57 °F (14 °C) 30 °F (5 °C)

Options
Extra nights in Barcelona and/or Girona.
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    Reviews



    "We completely LOVED our Pure Adventures cycling trip. The routes were fabulous -- gorgeous bike paths and quiet back roads through amazing scenery, medieval villages and beautiful Mediterranean coast beaches. And after a day of cycling, we pull into a lovely hotel with a great dinner menu as part of the deal. Perfect. Costa Brava is a cyclists dream and a food lover's paradise. We will definitely do another trip with Pure Adventures."

    "The trip was the most relaxing time I've spent in 20 years. I learned how to slow down. There were no TVs, radios, phones, internet or clocks. Just listening to the birds chatting outside the window was the music for the evening. We spent a lot of time speaking Spanish (and Catalan) while getting to know the hosts and other B & B world travelers. Thanks for a memorable vacation!" - Mark M.

    "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


    "
    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.
     
    "Everything went really well. Was very impressed with Bo, phoned up a few times to make sure everything was working well. There was absolutely no problems with the equipment, and we only got lost a couple of times.... Hotels were fabulous, and so was the food." - Rob C. / Canada
    Bikes Available on This Tour:
    Maxcycles Town Lite - Magura HS33 Rim brakes. Components: Shimano SLX, XT & SRAM X9. Front suspension. Tires: Continental Speed Ride 28x1.60; Triple Crank set;113 Euros

    Included are:
  • Helmets (S, M/L, XL).
  • Computer (odometer)
  • handlebar bag (waterproof)
  • Saddle bag with Tool kit: Tire levers, spare inner tube, patch kit
  • Pannier for hybrids - 1 waterproof back Pannier per bike standard.
  • Frame pump and combo lock included


  • Note: the images here only show standard frame geometry, but we do have 'step through" frames that don't have the top tube as shown. Step through frames only carry 1 bottle cage/bottle. Visit this page for more hybrid bike details in Catalonia
    GPS not included - rental available for 63 euros.
    Pedals: flat or with cages. Travelers may bring their own clipless pedals to have installed. We can remove them prior to 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 195 Euros

    Catalonia Bikes

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