Great Tour of Empordà Cycling Dali 6 stages

from 830€/person
40 km / day 25% Difficulty 6 stages / 7 nights / 8 days
N3-Highlights

Highlights

Circular and relaxed tour.

Discover the territory that inspired the genius Salvador Dalí.

Admire the different faces of the Empordà, both interior and coastal.

Relax at the beach or at the hotel’s swimming pool after cycling.

Sunny days and good temperature all year round.

N3-Description

Bike route description

The route starts and ends in the medieval town of Torroella de Montgrí and combines a rocky coastline, a soft countryside and a rural atmosphere.

Following the coast to the North you’ll find the important Greek-Roman ruins of Empúries and the natural park “Aiguamolls d’Empordà”, important centre of bird watching.

Towards the interior you visit an area with rolling relief and picturesque medieval villages. You will visit the most important spots of the area like La Bisbal d’Empordà, the region’s capital with its beautiful castle and famous ceramics, and also the medieval historic monumental village of Peratallada.

You return to the coast to the picturesque fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell that still retains its original charm with its typical colored houses by the sea. At the end of the route you return to Torroella de Montgrí through the famous rice fields.

On your way you’ll find excellent gastronomy, both from the sea and the land, impressive wild coast, large sandy beaches, and charming little medieval villages.

N3-Must-do

Must do & must see

Visit the small marmalade Museum, which will explain the interesting process of making marmalade.

Enjoy the local cuisine and local products.

Trip Itinerary

Arrival day
Arrival at Torroella de Montgrí, surrounded by the Natural Park of the Montgrí massif, the Medes Islands and the Low Ter area. The Mediterranean Museum is a must if you want to learn more about the area.
Stage 1: Torroella de Montgrí – Castelló d’Empúries (37Km 162m+)
After the delivery of the necessary documentation and bike fitting (if bikes are contracted), you can start your cycle tour. You cycle around the Montgrí massif and passing the medieval village Bellcaire d’Empordà you return to the seaside to the lovely fishing village of L’Escala, famous for its anchovies production. You can visit the historical medieval complex of St. Martí d’Empúries and the famous Ruins of Empúries, along a lovely path by the seaside.
Stage 2: Loop ride Castelló d’Empúries (47 km 390m+)
Castelló is an important medieval settlement where you can visit the Jewish Quarter and its magnificent Cathedral. From there, you’ll head to Peralada, the capital of the wine region, and afterwards you’ll get to Figueres where you can visit the Salvador Dalí Museum, the most visited museum in Spain. Then, taking South direction, you’ll pass through Siurana, where you find an olive oil mill.
Stage 3: Castelló d’Empúries – Madremanya (55km 600m+)
This route takes you from the Alt Empordà region to the Baix Empordà region, cycling through the inland part of this area. This is eminently, a zone where you can visit typical rural villages, such as Sant Miquel de Fluvià, with a Romanesque monastery and magnificent tower, and Sant Mori and its castle. You pass Verges, a medieval village with the remains of its ancient walls, and Foixà, where we can enjoy a magnificent panorama of the plains of the Baix Empordà. After passing the medieval villages of La Pera and Púbol you reach Madremanya.
Stage 4: Madremanya - Calella de Palafrugell (40 Km 253m+)
Today, the itinerary goes from the most interior part of the region to the coast. It goes through a large number of medieval settlements like Cruilles, with its great tower. Then, you cycle through La Bisbal d’Empordà, the region’s capital, with its medieval castle and its Pottery Museum, famous for its ceramics. We continue cycling to Torrent, where you find a singular marmalade museum. After crossing Palafrugell, we arrive at the old fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, which still retains its original charm.
Stage 5: Calella de Palafrugell - Torroella de Montgrí (29 Km 180m+)
The route returns to Torroella de Montgrí along the area of Empordanet with a great variety of beautiful landscapes and cultural sights. You visit the magnificent medieval historic monument of Pals. This day, the route runs through the interesting area of the rice fields of Pals. You have an alternative route that brings you to the long sandy beach of the Ter river mouth.
Stage 6: Loop ride Torroella de Montgrí (41 Km short option 19 Km)
Of course, this could be a relaxing day by the pool or the beach. But a nice loop ride is also available to follow the Daro river and visit some small but very charming medieval villages such as Fonolleres. Then, you reach the ruins of the Iberian village near Ullastret, where you can enjoy the wonderful panoramic view over the area. You come back to Torroella through Palau-Sator and Peratalla, some of the most beautiful medieval villages of the area. You will have an alternative route to the coast, to enjoy the beach, and the coast village of L’Estartit.
Departure day
Departure from Torroella de Montgrí after breakfast.

Pricing Chart 2024

Low Season
March 1st - 26th
October 1st - 31st
Standard / Premium
830€/1.125€
  • per person in double room B&B
  • Single room supplement
    235€ / 411€
  • Half board supplement
    184€ (4 dinners) / 194€ (5 dinners)
  • Alone traveler supplement
    74€
  • Tourist Tax (adults over 16 years old)
    6,00€ / 9,50€
  • BIKE RENTAL:

    6 days touring bike
    130€

    6 days electric bike
    260€

    6 days gravel bike
    225€

    6 days gravel bike plus
    295€
Mid Season
March 27th- June 20th
September 1st - 30th
Standard / Premium
885€/1.295€
  • per person in double room B&B
  • Single room supplement
    281€ / 520€
  • Half board supplement
    184€ (4 dinners) / 194€ (5 dinners)
  • Alone traveler supplement
    74€
  • Tourist Tax (adults over 16 years old)
    6,00€ / 9,50€
  • BIKE RENTAL:

    6 days touring bike
    130€

    6 days electric bike
    260€

    6 days gravel bike
    225€

    6 days gravel bike plus
    295€
High Season

June 21st – August 31st
Standard / Premium
945€/1.685€
  • per person in double room B&B
  • Single room supplement
    325€ / 668€
  • Half board supplement
    184€ (4 dinners) / 194€ (5 dinners)
  • Alone traveler supplement
    74€
  • Tourist Tax (adults over 16 years old)
    6,00€ / 9,50€
  • BIKE RENTAL:

    6 days touring bike
    130€

    6 days electric bike
    260€

    6 days gravel bike
    225€

    6 days gravel bike plus
    295€

What's included?

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Self-guided tours

Roadbook and maps.

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Tourist information

General tourist information of the area.

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Accommodation

7 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 Torroella de Montgrí.

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