This easy  cycling tour crosses  Catalonia from the Pyrenees to the Costa Brava and has a wealth of cultural and natural heritage. A mosaic of different landscapes, beautiful mountain villages, the historic city of Gerona, endless forests, extinct volcanoes, fields of poppies, marshes, rivers and the beautiful rocky coast of the Costa Brava with its fishing villages, ... this route has it all! You start 2000 meters altitude and gradually descend via a bike path to the Mediterranean, an unforgettable experience! You visit the Romanesque monasteries of Ripoll and Sant Joan de les Abadesses, cycle through the woods of La Garrotxa and the meadows of Gerona.

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  • Day 1 Welcome
    We will transfer you from the airport to the hotel in Setcases, a typical high mountain village where you will spend the night. Before dinner you will meet with our local guide who will provide you with all the information, maps and GPS for the trip. If you have rented a bicycle with us, we will prepare it to fit your needs. Take your time to visit the village and its immediate surroundings. You will not find any tourists here in this authentic and unknown part of the Pyrenees.
  • Day 2 The Pyrenees
    44.0 km
    We will transfer you and your bikes from Setcases to Vallter, a ski-resort, 11 km further up the mountain, at a height of 2000m. From there, surrounded by 3000m high mountains, you have an easy descent back to the village. You continue along a very quiet backroad along the valley and passed the beautiful villages of Villalonga, Llanars and Camprodón. Take your time to visit each of these villages, especially Camprodón. At the village of Sant Joan de les Abbesses you will cross the old Roman bridge and from hereon in you will take a cyclepath called Via Verde del Ferro" all the way into Ripoll, of great cultural interest for the outstanding Romanesque monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll. Accommodation in Ripoll.
  • Day 3 Land of volcanoes
    48.0 km
    The first 10 km of today´s route are the same as the previous day. As you arrive back at Sant Joan de les Abadesses, you turn right towards the Hill of Capsacosta (1,020 m.), the toughest climb of the week. Through beautiful forest you will descend towards Olot, a small but lively town surrounded by several volcanoes that can be visited.
  • Day 4 El Carrilet - the old railway cycle path
    60.0 km
    Route from Olot to Girona along the Greenway (old railway), visiting the beautiful valley of La Vall d'en Bas, known as the “catalan Switzerland”, with its stunning scenery and typical villages such as Sant Privat d'en Bas and Hostalets d'en Bas. After the “Coll d’en Bas” (620 m) you will follow the Burgent river valley to La Cellera, where you reconnect with the river Ter, which continues to Girona, one of the most beautiful cities of Spain. Accommodation in the heart of Girona.
  • Day 5 Costa Brava and the Mediterranean Sea
    47.0 km
    From Girona to the coast, you will follow the ancient railway called "El carrilet". You will reach Sant Feliu, with its wonderful seaport and a great cultural and historical interest. Accomodation in front of the sea, at the lovely beach of Sant Pol.
  • Day 6 The Costa Brava
    33.0 km
    Today you will be cycling along the Costa Brava, following the Palamós bay until you reach the village of Calella de Palafrugell. You can can visit the most important villages in the area: Platja d´Aro and Palamós, with its interesting fishing port and its exquisite fishes. Take your time to stop at the beautiful beach of La Fosca or Es Castell. Accommodation in the old fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, which still retains its original charm.
  • Day 7 Optional: the medieval villages
    38.0 km
    Optional: extra cycle tour in the Empordá region. From your hotel in Calella de Palafrugell, you cycle inland through the peaceful countryside. Along quiet backroads you cycle through meadows and pine forest, The medieval villages of Peratallada and Pals are hidden gems in the peaceful countryside where meadows, orchards, rice fields and pine forests are the backdrop. An ideal day for the slow cycling from village to village and tasting delicious tapas and wine.
  • Day 8 End of the journey
    All good things come to an end and it is time to say goodbye. See you on the next Trek&Ride tour!

Every day from March to November (except July and August: ask us for prices and availability)

We can adapt this route to your needs and provide a tailormade cycle holiday, from 2 to 10 days cycling. Ask us for a free quote and we will get back to you in 24 hours: info@trekandride.com

Luxury option: If you would like to stay in 4* and 5* hotels ask us for more  information at: info@trekandride.com

 

Selfguided price

  • Basic price: 820.00 €

Supplements prices

  • Half board: 260.00 € (per person in double room)
  • Single room: 285.00 €
  • Solo traveller: 140.00 € (+ single supplement)
  • High season: 140.00 € (15th June to 15th July and 1st to 15th September)
  • Upgraded rooms: 185.00 € (per person in double room )
  • Transfer: 260.00 € (From Calella to Barcelona airport (max. 4 person))
  • Transfer: 108.00 € (From Calella to Figueres (max. 4 pers))
  • Transfer: 98.00 € (From Calella to Girona airport (max. 4 person))
  • Bike rental: 125.00 €
  • Ebike rental: 235.00 €
  • Additional day: 145.00 € (extra day with rental bike included)

The price includes*:

  • Starting on Saturdays (extra cost if you want start another day)
  • Welcome meeting by a local guide speaking English or French
  • Accomodation and breakfast and nightly meals for HF option
  • Gps with everyday tracks
  • Maps for each day
  • All the tourist information about the route
  • A telephone number in case of any problems
  • The transport of belongings between overnight stays
  • Transfer from the airport to Set Cases or from Calella de Palafrugell to Set Cases if you arrive with your own car the first day.

The price does not include:

  • Flights
  • Drinks
  • Last day transfer from Calella de Palafrugell to Girona or Barcelona airport 

*Basic price: B&B per person in double room.  

Guided price

If you wish to do this tour with one of our guides, please ask us for more information: info@trekandride.com

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

This is one of our most popular tours for many reasons. It is an an easy route without major challenges that takes you through a wide variety of stunning landscape. You start at 2000 meters and finish at the sea; a journey that starts in the high mountains of the Pyrenees, to the medieval villages, along volcanoes, the historic city of Gerona and the fishing villages on the coast. With our Catalan Tour you will not only discover the most beautiful places in Catalonia, the delicious food and local wine make this holiday one to experience with all your senses.

HIGHLIGHTS

​​​-The Pyrenees and the village of Setcases
- The monastery of Ripoll
-The volcanoes of La Garrotxa
-The historic city of Girona
-The Costa Brava
-The fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell
 

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

With its airport and train station, Barcelona is the easiest way to travel to Catalonia. Gerona airport is a good alternative.

There is a direct bus from Barcelona Airport to Palafrugell (www.compras.moventis.es). The same bus service continues to l'Escala. There is also the regional train (R11) which has a good connection from the Barcelona Sants train station to the train station of Gerona and Figueres.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Level: 2 of 5. Easy-medium route, with one big climb and often via easy gravel paths

Terrain: 40% gravel (bike path) and 60% asphalt

Languages: All information is available in Spanish, English, French and Dutch

Minimum age: Persons aged 14 and older who cycle regularly.

Trip details
E.g., 01-07-2020
-14 years
+65 years
Supplements
per person in double room
+ single supplement
15th June to 15th July and 1st to 15th September
per person in double room
From Calella to Barcelona airport (max. 4 person)
From Calella to Figueres (max. 4 pers)
From Calella to Girona airport (max. 4 person)
extra day with rental bike included
Contact person
Payment method
Once you submit the form, details and instructions for payment will be sent by mail.
Once you submit the form, you will be redirected to the payment platform and returned back to Trek & ride when done.

Budget

Selfguided
  • self price: 820.00 €
  • self price children: 820.00 €
  • self price senior: 820.00 €
  • half board: 260.00 €
  • single room: 285.00 €
  • solo traveller: 140.00 €
  • high season: 140.00 €
  • upgraded rooms: 185.00 €
  • transfer: 260.00 €
  • transfer: 108.00 €
  • transfer: 98.00 €
  • bike rental: 125.00 €
  • ebike rental: 235.00 €
  • additional day: 145.00 €
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  • guided price +8: 0
  • guided price 6-8: 0
  • guided price 4-5: 0
  • guided price 2-3: 0
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These prices are approximate. In order to finish this pre-booking, and depending on the trip, a deposit between 20% and 100% of total price is required. Once this deposit has been made, the Trek & Ride team will contact you as soon as posible to confirm availability and final price.

We will need the complete data of all the passengers. For some holidays, we will need also specific data as heigh, weight, diets, transport, and so on...

The insurance is an essential need four our clients. However, we recommend that you go through the insured amounts and compare them to other insurances to ensure you have the appropriate level of insurance in the event of any incident. In Europe, the European Healthcare card E-115 will give you Access to medical attention; you should request it at your local healthcare centre or hospital. This card is individual and non-transferable.

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