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 round 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: Loop ride Sant Pere Pescador (47 Km 105m+)
We start from Sant Pere Pescador to Castelló d’Empúries, following Pirinexus cycle route. Castelló is an important medieval settlement where you can visit the Jewish Quarter and its magnificent Cathedral. From there, we’ll head Peralada, the capital of the wine region, and we’ll get to Figueres where we can visit the Salvador Dalí Museum, the most visited museum in Spain. Then, taking South direction, we’ll pass through Siurana, where you find an olive oil mill.
There is an optional visit to the Natural Park of l’Empordà wetlands, a protected area of great ornithological importance.
Stage 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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. You have an alternative route that brings to the long sandy beach of the Ter River mouth.
Stage 6: Loop ride Torroella de Montgrí (41 Km short option 19 Km)
After the delivery of the necessary documentation and bike fitting (if bikes contracted), you can start your cycle tour. 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 from Torroella de Montgrí after breakfast.