33 km / day25% Difficulty4 stages / 5 nights / 6 days
Circular and relaxed easy tour.
Discover the territory that inspired genius Salvador Dalí.
Admire the different faces of the Empordà, both interior and coast.
Relax at the beach or at the hotel’s swimming pool after cycling.
Sunny days and good temperature all year round.
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 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 it original charm with its typical colored houses by the sea. At the end of the route you return to Torroella de Montgrí through rice fields.
On your way you’ll find excellent gastronomy, both from the sea and the field, impressive wild coast, large sandy beaches, and charming little medieval villages.
Must do & must sees
Visit the small marmalade Museum, which will explain the interesting process of making marmalade.
Relax on some of the best beaches of the Costa Brava.
Arrival at Torroella de Montgrí, surrounded by the Natural Park of Montgrí Massif, Medes Islands and Low Ter. The Mediterranean Museum is a must if you want to learn about the area.
Stage 1: Torroella de Montgrí - St Pere Pescador (25 Km 60m+)
You cycle down to the seaside to enjoy the marvelous countryside of the river mouth of the Ter river, known as La Gola. Then you cycle around the Montgrí massif and passing the medieval village Bellcaire d’Empordà you return to the seaside at the lovely fishing village L’Escala, famous for it’s anchovies production. You 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: St Pere Pescador – Madremanya (39 Km 377m+)
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 we 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 see a magnificent panorama of the plain of the Baix Empordà. After passing the medieval villages of La Pera and Púbol you reach Madremanya.
Stage 3: Madremanya - Calella de Palafrugell (40 Km 253m+)
Today, the itinerary goes from the most interior part of region to the coast. It goes through a large number of medieval settlements: 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. 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 4: Calella de Palafrugell - Torroella de Montgrí (29 Km 180m+)
Route to return to Torroella de Montgrí along the area ‘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 Pals rice fields, and the long sandy beach of the Ter River mouth.
Departure from Torroella de Montgrí after breakfast.
Pricing Chart 2021
Low Season March 13th - April 1st October 4th - 31th