Cols of Pyrenees and Costa Brava - 7

from 790€/person
105km / day 75% Difficulty 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days cycling
N3-Highlights

Highlights

Cycle along the best places of the Catalan coast with hidden coves and long sandy beaches.

Lovely backcountry and the Pyrenees both on the French and the Spanish side.

Follow the steps of the pro-cyclists that live and train in the Girona region.

600 Km of incredible roads, including the panoramic route from Tossa de Mar to Sant Feliu de Guíxols.

Feel secure and comfortable in an area where car drivers respect cyclists.

N3-Description

Bike route description

This week long itinerary provides guests exclusive and amazing scenic routes, while enjoying excellent accommodation and food.

With this route, you are going to discover an exceptional cyclist destination, as many and popular professional cyclists  live and train in this area. Girona is an ideal territory for road cycling because of its huge offer of secondary roads without traffic and the combination between challenging mountain stages and flat and easy roads.

N3-Must-do

Must do & must sees

Girona, absolutely fantastic medieval city.

Anchovie Museum in L’Escala.

Trip Itinerary

This tour explores the mountainous Catalan and French border region covering almost 600km of extraordinary mountain roads, allowing riders to experience a wide variety of landscape and culture interesting sights.

Day 0: Arrival at Girona
There is plenty to see and to do in this magic historical city. Spend the day visiting the Cathedral, which has the broadest single nave of Gothic architecture in the world and getting lost through the narrow streets of the ancient Jewish quarter, one of the best preserved in the world. We also recommend a stroll along the Rambla or the medieval walls, which gives you a fantastic panoramic view of the city.
Day 1: Loop ride Girona – Sant Hilari - Girona (102 Km 1560m+)
Today provides riders a chance to climb to over 1000m in altitude to the mountain town of Sant Hilari. The climb to the town is approx. 30km and is an excellent training climb with its slack gradients but long distance. Riders then have a thrilling 18km descent to the town of Santa Coloma. This is another famous training ride used by hundreds of local riders. The ride returns to Girona winding through the fantastic countryside of the Gironès area.
Day 2: Girona – Calella de Palafurgell ( 108Km 1500m+)
We start south through a plane until Llagostera. From there we start the climb of Sant Grau (465m). After passing the col a great descent with fantastic views over the Mediterranean sea will be recorded on your mind for all your live. This coastal road has been used for the Tour de France in 2009. Then following the coast, north direction, we will ride in one of the most famous routes. We reach Palamós and we finish our ride at the great fisherman village of Calella, considered one of the best villages of the Costa Brava.
Day 3: Calella – Castelló d’Empúries ( 67 km 480m+)
Starting from Calella we will deal with the short but really step climb to the light house of Sant Sebastià (climb 2 km 150m+). After that we climb to Begur and reach the gulf of Pals with his long sandy beach. From there we ride inland to Pals, a famous medieval village. Really worth to spend a while walking on its narrow streets. After crossing some more medieval villages we reach Torroella de Montgrí, just under its castle on the top of the mountain. Later to cycle quietly towards the beaches in Empúries and l’Escala. In Empúries you should take the time to visit the archeological site Empúries with Greek and Roman ruins in front of the sea dating from 600BC, the gateway of the classic cultures to the Iberian Peninsular. After the route passes through Castelló d’Empúries with a stunning cathedral that shows how powerful was the village in the ancient time. From there we will cross a small wetland with an ornithological reserve, finishing in the village of Roses.
Day 4: Castelló d’Empúries - Banyuls – Figueres ( 109 km 1500m+)
This route extends to the North visiting the beautiful and challenging nature reserve Cap de Creus, passing the col of Perafita. From there you have an optional ride ( 11km ) descending to Cadaqués where Dalí the famous surrealist painter used to live, and coming back climbing again Perafita. Later we cycle along the coast before crossing over the French border until Banyuls. Riders return to Spain passing the famous Col de Banyuls with a strong slopes, finishing the ride and overnight in the city of Figueres.
Day 5: Figueres - Coustouges – Molló (101 km 2672m+)
This ride takes riders further into the mountains crossing the French border via the mountain pass at Coustouges ( 810m ) and Coll d’Ares ( 1524m) before descending to spend a night in Molló near the winter ski town of Camprodon.
Day 6: Molló – Girona (110 Km 798m+)
We will start through the pass of Coll de Capsacosta and the town of Olot in the heart of the Volcanic park called La Garrotxa. The route finishes in Girona.
Day 7: Departure
Departure after breakfast.
Map of the road bike tour Cols of Pyrenees and Costa Brava

Pricing Chart 2019

Low Season
March 15th - April 14th
October 1st - 27th
Standard / Premium
790€ / 875€
  • per person in double room B&B
  • Single room supplement
    158.00 € / 226.00 €
  • Half board supplement
    79.00 € (4 dinners) / 121.00 € (6 dinners)
  • Alone traveler supplement
    149.00 €
  • Tourist Tax (adults over 16 years old)
    3.50 € / 6.00 €
  • 6 days bike rental
    (carbon frame)
    140.00 €
  • 6 days bike rental
    (carbon frame + disc brake)
    175.00 €
Mid Season
April 15th - June 16th
September 1st - 30th
Standard / Premium
805€ / 930€
  • per person in double room B&B
  • Single room supplement
    168.00 € / 256.00 €
  • Half board supplement
    79.00 € (4 dinners) / 121.00 € (6 dinners)
  • Alone traveler supplement
    149.00 €
  • Tourist Tax (adults over 16 years old)
    3.50 € / 6.00 €
  • 6 days bike rental
    (carbon frame)
    140.00 €
  • 6 days bike rental
    (carbon frame + disc brake)
    175.00 €
High Season

June 17th - August 31st
Standard / Premium
870€ / 1050€
  • per person in double room B&B
  • Single room supplement
    200.00 € / 325.00 €
  • Half board supplement
    79.00 € (4 dinners) / 121.00 € (6 dinners)
  • Alone traveler supplement
    149.00 €
  • Tourist Tax (adults over 16 years old)
    3.50 € / 6.00 €
  • 6 days bike rental
    (carbon frame)
    140.00 €
  • 6 days bike rental
    (carbon frame + disc brake)
    175.00 €

What's included?

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Self-guided tours

GPS with tracks and maps.

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Tourist information

General information of the area.

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Accommodation

7 nights' accommodation in double room in B&B.

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Luggage transfers

Luggage transfer between hotel to hotel.

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Emergency assistance

Hotline assistance during the trip from 8 am to 8 pm.

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Bike delivery

Bike delivery in Girona city.

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