Cols of Pyrenees and Costa Brava 6 stages

from 935€/person
105km / day 75% Difficulty 6 stages / 7 nights / 8 days
N3-Highlights

Highlights

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

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 with exclusive and amazing scenic routes, while enjoying excellent accommodation and food.

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

With this route, you are going to discover an exceptional cycling 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.

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Must do & must see

Visit Girona, an absolutely fantastic medieval city.

Check out the Anchovie Museum in L’Escala and taste this delicios local delicatesse.

Follow the steps of the pro-cyclists that live and train in the Girona region on the roads they cycle daily

Trip Itinerary

Arrival day
There is plenty to see and 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 enjoy getting lost in 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.
Stage 1: Loop ride Girona (102 Km 1.560m+)
The tour of today provides riders a chance to climb to over 1.000m 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 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.
Stage 2: Girona – Calella (108 Km 1.500m+)
We start south through a plain 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 forever. This coastal road has been used for the Tour de France in 2009. 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.
Stage 3: Calella – Castelló d’Empúries (67 Km 480m+)
Starting from Calella we will deal with the short but really steep 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 its long sandy beach. From there we ride inland to Pals, a famous medieval village. Its 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 you ride 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 this, the route passes through Castelló d’Empúries with a stunning cathedral that shows how powerful the village was in the ancient time. From there you cross a small wetland with an ornithological reserve, finishing in the village of Roses.
Stage 4: Castelló d’Empúries - Figueres (109 Km 1.500m+)
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 (11 km) descending to Cadaqués where Dalí the famous surrealist painter used to live, and coming back climbing Perafita again.

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 spend the night in the city of Figueres.
Stage 5: Figueres – Molló (101 Km 2.672m+)
This ride takes you further into the mountains crossing the French border via the mountain pass at Coustouges (810m) and Coll d’Ares (1.524m) before descending to spend a night in Molló near the winter ski town of Camprodon.
Stage 6: Molló – Girona (110 Km 798m+)
Today’s route starts 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.
Departure day
Departure from Girona after breakfast.
Map of the road bike tour Cols of Pyrenees and Costa Brava

Pricing Chart 2024

Low Season
March 1st - 26th
October 1st - 31st
Standard / Premium
935€/1.120€
  • per person in double room B&B
  • Single room supplement
    247€ / 320€
  • 3rd person sharing room
    842€ / 1.008€
  • Half board supplement
    127€ (4 dinners) / 95€ (3 dinners)
  • Alone traveler supplement
    180€
  • Tourist Tax
    (adults over 16 years old)
    5,00€ / 9,50€
  • ROAD BIKE RENTAL:

    ROAD + DISC 105
    225€

    ROAD + DISC 105 Di2
    260€

    ROAD + DISC Ultegra Di2
    295€
Mid Season
March 27th- June 20th
September 1st - 30th
Standard / Premium
1.005€/1.185€
  • per person in double room B&B
  • Single room supplement
    294€ / 356€
  • 3rd person sharing room
    905€ / 1.067€
  • Half board supplement
    127 € (4 dinners) / 95€ (3 dinners)
  • Alone traveler supplement
    180€
  • Tourist Tax
    (adults over 16 years old)
    5,00€ / 9,50€
  • ROAD BIKE RENTAL:

    ROAD + DISC 105
    225€

    ROAD + DISC 105 Di2
    260€

    ROAD + DISC Ultegra Di2
    295€
High Season

June 21st – August 31st
Standard / Premium
1.065€/1.350€
  • per person in double room B&B
  • Single room supplement
    355€ / 449€
  • 3rd person sharing room
    959€ / 1.215€
  • Half board supplement
    127 € (4 dinners) / 95€ (3 dinners)
  • Alone traveler supplement
    180€
  • Tourist Tax
    (adults over 16 years old)
    5,00 € / 9,50€
  • ROAD BIKE RENTAL:

    ROAD + DISC 105
    225€

    ROAD + DISC 105 Di2
    260€

    ROAD + DISC Ultegra Di2
    295€

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 with B&B.

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Luggage transfers

Luggage transfer from 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 rental (optional)

Bike delivery in our office (Girona).

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Julia BeckerJulia Becker
09:00 10 Oct 23
Great place to rent a bike in Girona! Located close to the centre which makes it easy to get there. Online booking was very convenient and bike was in great condition. Staff was super welcoming, friendly and helpful. I would definitively rent bikes again!
Martin WicksMartin Wicks
16:11 30 Sep 23
Excellent and highly recommended bike rental place in the heart of Girona. Close to the centre so probably close to anywhere you'd stay if you were staying centrally.Bike was lovely (BMC TeamMachine SLR01). Full di2, disc brakes, 12 speed, carbon rims, etc. Lovely and fast on the flat and rolling. Great immediate braking on the long or technical descents. Not bad at climbing either and very well priced compared to other bike rentals I've done.Staff were very friendly and helpful and communication when required was quick and effective. I'd arranged to pick up the bike on the day after arriving but managed to pick it up last thing the day before after contacting them. Pick up was quick and simple. Bike fit was easy on a rig in the shop. Di2 charging cable provided and I was ready within 20 minutes. Returning was equally quick and easy. Would definitely use again if I'm in the area. Highly recommended.
Roy HendersonRoy Henderson
10:44 18 Sep 23
Simply excellent. Good quality bikes which required no maintenance. The GPX routes were accurate, challenging enough and fun. Our hotels were amazing with friendly staff and all luggage transports were timely. Great company to deal with :-).
Isis HannaIsis Hanna
14:56 07 Aug 23
We loved renting our bikes and taking a self guided tour through cycleTours Catalonia. The team was very kind and knowledgeable about the area. They took the time to walk us through all the routes. They were also super responsive when we called them for help. Additionally, the gravel bikes we rented were great, we were apprehensive to rent because we love our own bikes but we ended up being very happy with them. Would highly recommend!
margaret rooneymargaret rooney
16:16 07 Jul 23
Had a great 4 day trip with a self guided tour from Catalonia Bike tours. The bike was perfect, top of the line and worked flawless.The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. They preloaded GPS routes that were accurate and hit the highlights of Girona surrounding area.They arranged hotel bed and breakfast which suited us and was very convenient to the town. I would highly recommend this company and hopefully return in the future.
DuncanDuncan
07:11 28 Jun 23
This is the second time I have rented a bike from Cycle Tours in Girona. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the bikes are top of the range in excellent condition. I will defiantly use them again.
Craig BattersbyCraig Battersby
09:52 10 Apr 23
Super nice guys to deal with, the bikes are well maintained and all setup personally for each rider. Happy to recommend and will be booking with you again!
Steve SayerSteve Sayer
06:58 04 Apr 23
I have hired a road bike from CycleTours Catalonia twice now and each time they have delivered. Efficient friendly service, great value for money and recommendations for local routes if you need them. This time I went for a BMC Team Machine SLR Two, which was super light and speedy and in great condition. The online booking engine is simple to use. See you next time!
Mark BarsonicMark Barsonic
09:28 20 Mar 23
I had a last minute change of plans so dropped by the shop the night before bike collection day. The staff were super friendly and very helpful, providing some route plans and asking if I wanted to take the bike early. Overall I had a great experience riding around Girono fantastic roads and beautiful scenery, I did get a couple flats which were due to an issue with the wheel rim but the bike overall was well maintained.Would definitely use this shop again next time I’m in town.
Chance BexChance Bex
23:50 09 Mar 23
The service and bike hire were both amazing and flawless. I picked up the bike and was greeted by a friendly mechanic who made the adjustments to the bike fit I wanted and I was on my way to riding. Returning the bike was also pleasurable and easy. I would easily recommend Cycletours Catalonia to anyone in need of a rental or bike tour.
Philip McKinneyPhilip McKinney
23:00 28 Feb 23
Fantastic bike rental company!I have hired bikes from lots of different companies in lots of different locations and have never received this level of service. Everyone I talked to was friendly and extremely helpful. They also were able to help me out even though I completely messed up my booking.The bike I rented was very well specced, in amazing condition and had no issues at all. And the price was great and included a cycle bag with items to repair any problems I may have had.I will 100% use them the next time I'm in Girona and would highly recommend them to anyone.
Margaret PhelanMargaret Phelan
10:38 08 May 22
My husband and I did a 5 day self directed bike tour of Costa Brava. It was incredible. The gravel bikes were in great condition. I rented the ebike. It worked very well for me and Paul loved his BMC gravel. The hotel accommodations were first class and the breakfasts included were varied and delicious. We absolutely love the coffee wine and food in Costa Brava. Our tour took us on greenways, less travelled roads, coastal visas, farmers fields and walled villages. We absolutely loved everything. Manel and staff were exceptional and very responsive to our needs. Thank you for a lifetime experience we will alway remember !
Chris RawlinsChris Rawlins
08:53 08 May 22
They can’t do more to help! Great bike selection, and advice, including booking a taxi to our start point in Vic. Our late return, gone 6 when they close, was not a problem, even our filthy bikes were immediately washed and all for a great price.
Roy BroughtonRoy Broughton
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Rod McewenRod Mcewen
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