32 km / day25% Difficulty4 stages / 5 nights / 6 days
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.
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.
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!
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 contracted) the first bike ride takes you straight to the Mediterranean Sea. Section that follows the greenway “El Carrilet” , passing through the towns of Quart, Cassà de la Selva, Santa Cristina d’Aro and Llagostera. Just out 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 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. Where you can visit the Casa-castell of Gala Dalí Museum. Finishing in Flaçà where you have to take the train to Girona, on a 15 minutes ride.
Departure from Girona after breakfast.
Pricing Chart 2021
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