45 km / day50% Difficulty4 stages / 5 nights / 6 days
Funny single tracks combined with easy non paved roads connecting the hills.
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.
Bike route description
The hills and mountains of Montgrí and Les Gavarres on the coastal region of the Costa Brava provide a paradise for cyclists and offering a multitude of paths and single tracks.
This 4 day itinerary offers cyclists a chance to improve their fitness and technique with a variety of riding.
You’ll find both tough climbs and really fun downhills. The tour is a taste of what the region can offer to cyclists: active holidays near the beach combining with the high gastronomy of the Mediterranean diet.
Must do & must sees
A visit at the Mediterranean Museum in Torroella de Montgrí: you’ll find the some of the clues for mediterranean history.
The fantastic gastronomy and the local products.
Visit the ancient medieval villages, like Torroella, Pals and Monells.
Arrival at Torroella with his magnificent castle at the top of the hill. We recommend visiting the medieval core of the town.
Stage 1: Loop Ride Montgrí massif (51 Km 723m+)
After delivering the necessary documentation and bike fitting (if bikes contracted), you start the first ride. This route explores the karstic Montgrí Massif and the headland surrounding it. From the top of the Massif , is possible to see both the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean sea, as well as the well-known agricultural area of the Empordà, unique by the great number of irrigation canals.
You will combine technical tracks, combining sand and rocky areas. Great views over the sea from big cliffs. You will reach de fisherman village of L’Escala and you will cycle along the front sea boulevard. Later you will arrive to the Greek and Roman settlement in front of nice beaches where you can swim (showers in high season).
After cycling the nice pedestrian front sea we will turn left to inland and south returning to Torroella. You will have again the opportunity to enjoy again nice single tracks.
Stage 2: Torroella de Montgrí – Madremanya (45km 790m+)
Starting from Torroella north direction, you will cross some agricultural areas with lots of apple trees. Passing by Bellcaire and Albons with its castles. From where we will reach an undulated region, with Mediterranean pins forest, with a lot of funny single tracks.
Before reaching Madremanya you will pass by Púbol, the village that owns the Gala Dalí castle Museum, really worth to visit.
Finally you will reach the charming little village of Madremanya.
Stage 3: Loop ride in Les Gavarres (42km 1.100m+)
This ride extends into the Gavarres mountains and climbs one of the highest peaks Puig d’Alt (485m) again with great views to the south of Costa Brava, and all the plain of the Empordà, Girona and the Pyrenees as a backdrop. Here is the well known Sanctuari dels Angels, where Dali got married with Gala.
Stage 4: Madremanya – Torroella de Montgrí (59 km 580m+)
Today the track starts on a flat area surrounding La Bisbal and then you have a long climb to Santa Coloma de Fitor, a nice Romanesque church in the middle of les Gavarres. Then a nice and funny descent will bring you to the magnificent medieval village of Pals.
The second half part of the track is on a flat area, crossing rice fields, until the coast and then back to Torroella
Optional track can be done more soft (51 km / 350m+):
From Monells you will follow dirt roads, on the flat, passing by Ullastret and Peratallada, two of the most important medieval villages. In Ullastret you can also visit the stoniest Iberian ruins from the settlement of the Greeks in the area on 600 bC.
Departure from Torroella de Montgrí after breakfast.
Pricing Chart 2021
Low Season March 13th - April 1st October 4th- 31th
Standard / Premium
560 € / 725 €
per person in double room B&B
Single room supplement 202 € / 265 €
Half board supplement (5 dinners) 160 € / 170 €
Alone traveler supplement 96 €
Tourist Tax (adults over 16 years old) 3.50 € / 5.00 €