Girona and Costa Brava 4 stages

from 565€/person
32 km / day 25% Difficulty 4 stages / 5 nights / 6 days
N3-Highlights

Highlights

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

Cycle a long the coast enjoying the sunny days of the Costa Brava and the colored Mediterranean sea.

Breakaway in the fascinating area of l’Empordà, with its beautiful rural landscape and visit the Casa-castell Gala Dalí Museum.

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

Get transported to another time, visiting ancient medieval villages.

N3-Description

Bike route description

The bike tour starts in Girona, the province capital and its charming old town, famous for its spectacular Jewish Quartier.

From Girona, the itinerary takes you to the Costa Brava, along the greenway “El Carrilet”, the ancient railway line. Next laps will keep you following one of the most beautiful parts of the coast, combining long sandy beaches with small rough coves and charming ancient fishing villages.

Not to miss are the medieval villages along your way.

Returning back to Girona, you ride until Flaçà, surrounded by wooden and agricultural areas. There you will take the train, on a 15 minutes short ride.

This route is ideal for those who like to combine cultural visits in an interesting city and relax near beach, as well as tasting some of the best traditional dishes of the well-known Mediterranean diet.

N3-Must-do

Must do & must see

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

Arrival day
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.
Stage 1: Girona - St Feliu de Guíxols (45 Km 400m+)
After the delivery of the necessary documentation and bike fitting (if bikes are contracted) the first bike ride takes you straight to the Mediterranean Sea. This section follows the greenway “El Carrilet”, passing through the towns of Quart, Cassà de la Selva, Santa Cristina d’Aro and Llagostera. Right outside of Girona, the route follows the Onyar river, which gives us one of the most picturesque and most photographed images: the colored houses of Onyar river. Along the route we always have the Gavarres Massif as a backdrop, a mountainous forest area, consisting mainly of oaks, important for the cork production. We arrive in San Feliu de Guíxols, in front of the Mediterranean Sea.
Stage 2: St Feliu de Guíxols - Calella de Palafrugell (30 Km 271m+)
Today you’ll ride North along the coast visiting the main port town Palamós. After a few kilometers you’ll pass the unspoilt cove Platja de Castell, with its Iberian settlement, before arriving in the picturesque old fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, one of the pearls of Costa Brava. On the last section you’ll cycle along the greenway called “Ruta del Tren Petit”, connecting Palamós and Palafrugell, this last one with its amazing beaches and coves on the coast.
Stage 3: Calella de Palafrugell - Torroella de Montgrí (29 Km 180m+)
Route towards the north, visiting places of outstanding interest: Pals, with its beautifully conserved medieval centre, Palau- Sator and Gualta, reaching at the end to Torroella de Montgrí with its magnificent castle on the top of the mountain. The bike tour ends at the foot of the castle Montgri Massif, right at the middle of the Natural Park. The ride gives you an alternative route that will take you through natural wetlands with extensive rice fields and long sandy beaches.
Stage 4: Torroella de Montgrí – Girona (27km 177m+ or 34km)
Route rides to the west inland through a woody and agricultural area in the countryside, with a rolling landscape and small villages, like Fonolleres, Matajudaica, Corçà and Púbol. Here you can visit the Casa-castell of Gala Dalí Museum. Finishing in Flaçà where you take the train to Girona, on a 15 minutes ride.
Departure day
Departure from Girona after breakfast.
Map of the touring bike tour of Girona and Costa Brava

Pricing Chart 2024

Low Season
March 1st - 26th
October 1st - 31st
Standard / Premium
565€/690€
  • per person in double room B&B
  • Single room supplement
    136€ / 212€
  • Half board supplement
    58€ (2 dinners) / 96€ (3 dinners)
  • Alone traveler supplement
    75€
  • Tourist Tax (adults over 16 years old)
    3,50€ / 7,00€
  • BIKE RENTAL:

    4 days touring bike
    90€

    4 days electric bike
    180€

    4 days gravel bike
    155€

    4 days gravel plus bike
    205€
Mid Season
March 27th- June 20th
September 1st - 30th
Standard / Premium
595€/780€
  • per person in double room B&B
  • Single room supplement
    173€ / 269€
  • Half board supplement
    58€ (2 dinners) / 96€ (3 dinners)
  • Alone traveler supplement
    75€
  • Tourist Tax (adults over 16 years old)
    3,50€ / 7,00€
  • BIKE RENTAL:

    4 days touring bike
    90€

    4 days electric bike
    180€

    4 days gravel bike
    155€

    4 days gravel plus bike
    205€
High Season

June 21st – August 31st
Standard / Premium
660€/1.035€
  • per person in double room B&B
  • Single room supplement
    219€ / 350€
  • Half board supplement
    58€ (2 dinners) / 96€ (3 dinners)
  • Alone traveler supplement
    75€
  • Tourist Tax (adults over 16 years old)
    3,50€ / 7,00€
  • BIKE RENTAL:

    4 days touring bike
    90€
  • 4 days electric bike
    180€
  • 4 days gravel bike
    155€
  • 4 days gravel plus bike
    205€

What's included?

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Self-guided tours

Roadbook and maps.

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Tourist information

General information of the area.

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Accommodation

5 nights accommodation in double room in B&B.

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Luggage transfer

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 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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We did the 7 day self-guided tour of Emporda on road bikes and it suited us perfectly. The bikes were new and in great shape. The route was very well chosen, little traffic, great variety and some fine passes. The hotels were of a very high standard, and the staff remarkably friendly. What more can I say!
Rod McewenRod Mcewen
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Johan HoogeveenJohan Hoogeveen
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