Girona and Costa Brava - 5

from 555€/person
80 km / day 60% Difficulty 4 days cycling / 5 nights / 6 days
N3-Highlights

Highlights

Discover Girona, with one of best preserved Jewish Quarters in Europe.

Breakaway in the fascinating area of l’Empordà, with its beautiful rural landscape.

Great diversity of scenery spots: forests, rice fields, fruit trees and rough coast.

Get transported to another time, visiting ancient medieval villages.

Enjoy the Mediterranean gastronomy and the reputed Empordà local wine.

N3-Description

Bike route description

This tour offers, in only 4 days, a great view of some of the best routes of the area of Girona.

The first ride allows you to follow the steps of some of the pro cyclists that live and train in Girona, a great challenge for those who like to challenge themselves.

The following rides are much more easy but not less interesting. The route to the coast, will lead you to one of most spectacular roads, that allows you to discover some of the pearls of the rough Costa Brava, with little coves and unspoilt settlements. More on the North, the last loop rides will take cyclists to an agricultural area, with plenty of medieval charming towns, worth visiting.

Ideal for those who love variety and like to combine different landscapes in few days: mountains, coast, agricultural fields and medieval settlements. All of this, combined with excellent Mediterranean food, and great moments in unique places.

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Must do & must sees

Visit the Fishing Museum of Palamós, with a very interesting exhibition about this important economic activity in this area.

Eat the anchovies of l’Escala: you’ll fin them in any of the restaurants of the zone: delicious!

Trip Itinerary

Ideal for those who love variety and like to combine different landscapes in few days: mountains, coast, agricultural fields and medieval settlements.

Arrival day
Arrival at Girona. There is plenty to see and to do in this magical 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.
Day 1: Loop ride Girona – Sant Hilari - Girona (102 Km / 1.560m+)
Today provides riders with a chance to climb to over 1.000m in altitude to the mountain town of Sant Hilari. The climb to the town is approx. 30 km and is an excellent training climb with its slack gradients but long distance. Riders then have a thrilling 18 km 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. (Optional short version)
Day 2: Girona - Calella de Palafrugell (82 Km / 1.120m+)
This ride takes you to the Costa Brava, cycling through one of most beautiful roads of the territory, right in front of the Mediterranean Sea. We leave Girona and cycle towards the south: when we get to Llagostera we climb to Sant Grau mountain and we descend to the coast. After we’ll be following the fantastic coast line until Calella de Palafrugell, an old fishing village which still retains its original charm.
Day 3: Loop ride Calella – L’Escala – Calella (84 Km / 600m+)
Today is a loop ride discovering the inland of the Empordà region, where the famous artist of Dalí used to live. It’s a flat land, with agricultural field and plenty of medieval villages, with it’s Romanic churches in the center. On the north we will reach L’Escala and Empúries, with his archeological site in front of the sea, where we can discover the Greek and Roman ruins dating from 600BC, the gate away of the classic cultures to the Iberian Peninsula. (Optional short version)
Day 4: Calella de Palafurgell – Girona (58 Km / 875m+)
From Calella we start north through Palafrugell, then east to La Bisbal de l’Empordà, famous city for it’s pottery museum and its medieval castle. Finally you will climb up to the Sanctuary of Els Àngels as a “happy end”, with spectacular views. You’ll finish the route in Girona, where you can have dinner at one of the good restaurants downtown.
Departure day
Departure from Girona after breakfast.
Map of the road bike tour Girona and Costa Brava

Pricing Chart 2019

Low Season
March 15th - April 14th
October 1st - 27th
Standard / Premium
555€ / 620€
  • per person in double room B&B
  • Single room supplement
    125 € / 158 €
  • Half board supplement
    50 € (2 dinners) / 105 € (5 dinners)
  • Alone traveler supplement
    78 €
  • Tourist Tax
    (adults over 16 years old)
    2.50 € / 5.00 €
  • ROAD BIKE RENTAL:

    ROAD Standard 105
    100 €

    ROAD + DISC 105
    125 €

    ROAD + DISC Ultegra
    150 €

    ROAD + DISC Di2
    175 €
Mid Season
April 15th - June 16th
September 1st - 30th
Standard / Premium
590€ / 660€
  • per person in double room B&B
  • Single room supplement
    138 € / 172 €
  • Half board supplement
    50 € (2 dinners) / 105 € (5 dinners)
  • Alone traveler supplement
    78 €
  • Tourist Tax
    (adults over 16 years old)
    2.50 € / 5.00 €
  • ROAD BIKE RENTAL:

    ROAD Standard 105
    100 €

    ROAD + DISC 105
    125 €

    ROAD + DISC Ultegra
    150 €

    ROAD + DISC Di2
    175 €
High Season
June 17th - August 31st

Standard / Premium
650€ / 730€
  • per person in double room B&B
  • Single room supplement
    159 € / 215 €
  • Half board supplement
    50 € (2 dinners) / 105 € (5 dinners)
  • Alone traveler supplement
    78 €
  • Tourist Tax
    (adults over 16 years old)
    2.50 € / 5.00 €
  • ROAD BIKE RENTAL:

    ROAD Standard 105
    100 €

    ROAD + DISC 105
    125 €

    ROAD + DISC Ultegra
    150 €

    ROAD + DISC Di2
    175 €

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 our office (Girona).

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