Bike Tour in Catalonia - Cycling Girona and the Costa Brava

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CATALONIA, GIRONA
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Start location:
Girona
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Price from:
1690€ per guest
Catalonia Cycling, this road and touring cycling paradise is rich with great riding, beautiful landscape, the wine country, numerous coastal towns and a rich gastronomy.
Duration
7 days, 6 nights
Altimetry
400 › 1700 m, daily average
Distance
45 › 90 km, daily average
Bike type
E-BIKE, ROAD BIKE, TOURING BIKE
Level
INTERMEDIATE, EXPERIENCED

Highlights:

This tour in a nutshell

Catalonia and Girona cycling in a Costa Brava bike tour, is the perfect setting for a road cycling tour.

Known for being home to dozens of cyclists of the pro peloton for the varied riding it offers, this region of Spain stretches from the Pyrenees to the coast, enabling you to ride the rugged and beautiful coast, the flats and hills of the wine region of Empordá, as well as the serious climbs of the natural parks and some of cycling's most "notorious" climbs leading to the top of the Pyrenees.

Besides all this, cycling Catalonia and Costa Brava will introduce you to this region world famous gastronomy, with incredible food, ranging from small family run restaurants and bars that offer the regional specialties to the greatest names of Spanish cuisine with Michelin star food and restaurants.

Let's not forget the Empordá wine region, that borders the French Roussilon region, with whom it shares the mediterranean climate and benefit from the balming presence of the Pyrenees mountains. They are famous for their reds, whites and sweet strong wine.

To top this you'll be able to experience the region's hospitality in a mix of carefully selected hotels, from the coastal hotels overlooking the sea in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, S'Agaró or Cadaqués and also experiencing the rural and historical hotels in the inland regions of art city Figueres and gastronomic the stronghold of Girona.

Hear from our guests

Couldn't have asked for more

My thanks to Pedro, Riccardo and Jonas for taking such good care of us on our recent week-long ride. Hotels were fantastic, food was unbelievable, riding was pitched just right in terms of length, difficulty and speed for our group ability. I thoroughly recommend…

Mark, Thailand

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A closer look at the region
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Day to Day:

What you'll be experiencing everyday

Day 1: Arrival in Girona

Pick up from the airport of Girona for a transfer to your hotel in Girona.

Tour briefing and bike setup. Optional short ride to Brunyola to test the bikes and enjoy some Girona cycling.

Afternoon/Evening to enjoy the beautiful Girona and taste the brilliant food and wine of this region.

Hotel – Hotel Nord 1901 Superior or Hotel Montjuic Boutique ("premium" option)

 

Day 2: Girona - Ride to Sant Feliu de Guíxols / S'Agoró - 63km and 900m total climbing

Breakfast at your hotel;

Ride through the Massif de Cadirets to Sant Feliu de Guíxols / S'Agoró. Start your Girona cycling holidays by riding through the city centre heading south towards the coast to tackle the climb of the Massis de Cadirets to the quaint Tossa de Mar with its beautiful bay and ocean views. You'll continue along the coast to San Feliu de Guíxols and S'Agoró, where your hotel is located.

Hotel – Hotel Cala de Pi or Hostal de la Gavina ("premium" option)

 

Day 3: San Felix de Guixolls - Torrent - 62km and 850m total climbing

Breakfast at your hotel;

Ride from S'Agoró to Torrent or Begur through Romanyá de la Selva, Santa Pellaia and Bisbal D'Empordá. Today's ride will take you to the hilly inland area of this part of the coast where you'll be able to ride through the small villages and historical locations and monuments scattered around this area near Santa Pellaia and Bisbal D'Empordá. From here you'll start heading south towards the coast to Torrent or to coastal hilly Begur where your hotel is located.

Hotel – Hotel El Convent Begur or Mas de Torrent ("premium" option)

 

Day 4: Torrent - Begur - Cadaqués - 75km and 600m total climbing

Breakfast at your hotel;

Ride from Torrent to Cadaqués. Today will be your longest ride of the tour, with the climbing mostly at the start and end if you're coming from Torrent, or only at the end if you start from Begur. This ride will lead you north along the flat area of the Baix Empordá, riding through small villages and vast areas of farmland right up to Roses, where the roads starts to go up through the hilly area of the peninsula, a very scenic road that will then get flat and head downhill right before you get to Cadaqués, where your hotel is located. Cadaqués is also the city where you'll find the world famous Salvador Dali House Museum.

Hotel – Hotel Playa Sol or Boutique Hotel Villa Gala ("premium" option)

 

Day 5: Cadaques - Cap Creus - El Port de la Selva - Pau - 50km and 1100m total climbing

Breakfast at your hotel;

Ride from Cadaqués to El Port de la Selva. Today's start of the ride will let you explore one of the gems of cycling Catalonia, the ride to Cap Creus to enjoy the great views and scenic roads of the cape. From Cap Creus you'll revert to the vicinity of Port Lligat where you'll head north to Port de la Selva riding this rugged and wild landscape all the way to this coastal town, a great place to stop and replenish before the climb to the Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes. From the monastery you'll just have to roll downhill and enjoy the scenery that will take you to Pau, where your hotel is located.

Hotel – Hotel Can Massanna or Hotel Mas Lazuli ("premium" option)

 

Day 6: Pau - Montjoi - Figueres - 52km and 505m total climbing

Breakfast at your hotel;

Ride from El Port de la Selva to Figueres. On the last ride of the tour, you'll cycle once again to the coastal areas and scenery of the Costa Brava, first heading downhill to Roses and then tackling the hilly but super scenic section along the coast to lovely Montjoi and reverting along the flat roads contouring the beaches and bays of this quiet and secluded area. Once back in Roses you'll head inland along the flats to the historical village of Castelló d'Empuries and then through backroads to your hotel, that sits just a few minutes outside of the town of Figueres.

Hotel – Hotel Pirineos or Hotel Mas Falgarona ("premium" option)

 

Day 7: Figueres - Girona

Breakfast at your hotel;

At the scheduled time transfer to Girona Airport.

Map:

Where you'll be riding

Tour options:

Choose how you want to experience this tour

Included

Self-guided

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 2 guests - Not available during the months of July and August

Guided

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 4 guests

Premium

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 4 guests
Transfer in from arrival airport to start of the tour and transfer out from end of the tour to departure airport;
6 nights in charm 4 star hotels, in double/twin bedroom with breakfast included;
Upgrade to 6 nights in charm 5 star hotels (or superior rooms), in double/twin bedroom with breakfast included;
Rental of a Road, Touring or MTB bike (Scott Addict 20 or Scott Aspect 930), helmet and spares;
Detailed briefing, bike fit and routebook provided before the tour by a local guide;
Personal guide accompanying your group, providing restaurant reservations, booking of local experiences and all passenger transfers throughout the tour;
Support vehicle (SAG Wagon) throughout all the rides;
Ride along guide;
Luggage transfer between hotels;
Sports Nutrition, hydration and snacks during our rides;
Garmin GPS with preloaded daily tracks
Access to the Live Love Ride app, that you can use to navigate and explore the best this tour has to offer;
Personal accidents insurance during our tour;
Spanish mobile cellphone for contact with your local guides;
Live Love Ride Jersey;
Live Love Ride full cycling kit (jersey, bib short, cap and Scicon rain bag;
Visit to wineries, museums and other select experiences during the tour;

Prices:

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Prices

Self-guided

Guided

Premium

Per guest - Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 2 guests - Not available during the months of July and August
1690€ per guest
2890€ per guest
4690€ per guest
High season supplement (May, June, September, October)
450€
450€
650€
Single room supplement (mandatory for solo riders)
500€
500€
750€
Premium hotel upgrade supplement
360€
360€
Already included in price

Add-ons

Half-Board - 6 dinners (at the hotel in the "self-guided" option, drinks not included)
270€
(at your hotel)
270€
360€
Full-Board - lunch and dinner at select restaurants (drinks not included)
Not available
540€
720€
Upgrade to E-bike
150€
150€
150€
Ride along guide
2100€ (per group)
2100€ (per group)

Discounts

For non cycling guests ( does not apply to add-ons)
not available
not available
not available
Children up to 10 y/old
35% discount
35% discount
35% discount
Children from 10 to 14 y/old
25% discount
25% discount
25% discount
Children from 14 to 17 y/old
20% discount
20% discount
20% discount

Tour options:

Choose how you want to experience this tour

Self-guided

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 2 guests
from 1690€ per person
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Guided

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 4 guests
from 2890€ per person
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Premium

Starts at any date; private tour, minimum of 4 guests
from 4690€ per person
click to see what's included

Group Tours:

Join this tour on a group with other riders, on the following dates
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GO PRIVATE OR CUSTOMIZE THIS RIDE
EXPERTLY GUIDED CYCLING HOLIDAYS
HIGH-END BIKES AND GEAR
MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE, TRANSFER & VEHICLE SUPPORT
RELAX AND VISIT AT YOUR OWN PACE
ADAPTED TO EVERY RIDER TYPE AND NEED
DISCOUNTS ON ALL OPEN DATES
Private rides:

If you are looking for a different, exclusive experience, you can make this ride private for your group. Just choose any open trip date, get your group together and contact us to know the private trip listing.

Customized rides

If you represent a group and want to schedule a different date than the ones listed, we are available to customize this and other experiences to better suit your needs and availability. Please contact us for more information.
AT YOUR SERVICE

Our team is composed of portuguese tourist guides and bike riders, in love with our country and proud to present the best landscapes, gastronomy, history, culture and experiences to anyone who chooses to ride in Portugal.

For the last five years, our team has been involved in the making of over 200 bike-related events in Portugal, from Granfondos to casual mountain bike rides, throughout the country. We are seasoned travelers and riders, able to tap into our local knowledge to provide great experiences to our guests.

Our team is composed of dedicated guides and riders. We make sure our guests’ cycling holidays run smoothly and exceed their expectations.
We operate with high end bicycles, be it road or mountain bikes. All our bikes are in excellent condition, of the current year and regularly reviewed by our mechanics. Our road bike and mountain bike fleet is composed of carbon and aluminium frame bicycles of the top-notch brand Scott.

Road - Scott Addict or Scott Addict Disc

On the road, you will be riding a Addict - a lightweight and comfortable carbon bike, designed to help you on the climbs and keep your speed on flat sections. Our Addict bikes come equipped with a full Shimano Ultegra kit, for great performance.
Scott Addict


MTB Mountain bikes - Scott Aspect 910

On our mountain bike tours in Portugal, you'll be riding a Scott Aspect 910. These all-rounder, 29 inch wheel size bikes come equipped with front suspension with suspension lock, for better reaction and comfort. They are perfect for short or long distance rides and even for technical trails, and come equipped with Shimano components for the best cycling experience.
Scott Aspect or Spark 930


Touring - Scott Sub-Cross

For mixed terrain, we equip our Scott Sub-Cross fleet with touring tires, so that you’ll roll easily by the countryside backroads and macadam trails alike. These bikes are equiped with a front suspension remote lock-out and handle bar bags, making them the perfect option for touring enthusiasts
Scott Aspect or Spark 930


E-bikes -Scott E-Scale 930 or Scott E-Ride

Our E-bike fleet is composed of the Scott E-Scale 930 and Scott E-Ride bike models, equipped with 500W Bosch batteries, that will allow you to go great distances and with 250W Bosch motors, to assist you during the toughest climbs! These aluminum framed Scott bikes come equiped with front suspension with lockout.
Scott E-Scale 930
The models of the bikes for your tour might not be the ones here depicted, according to availability. All our bikes are perfectly maintained and are fitted to every rider on your first experience with us. If you have a special bicycle request, please feel free to contact us.

In our bike trips, you’ll also get to use our Garmin Edge 820 GPS device, so you can record and upload all your rides.
RIDE SUPPORT AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES

In our cycling holidays, you’ll be accompanied by our always present staff and vehicles. They will provide for all the services you need for the best biking experience in Portugal.

At your service, you’ll have a fleet of premium equipped vehicles with several amenities for your comfort.

/Mechanical assistance during the bike tours;
/Luggage and bike transfer between hotels;
/Transfer to and from hotels/airports;
/Premium passenger transport and assistance during the rides, at your disposal;

Bike touring at it's best!
AFTER A GREAT DAY IN THE SADDLE, IT'S TIME TO RELAX.

We work with the best hotels and SPA's, to guarantee you full-access to great relaxing experiences and a good night's sleep after your bike tour.

/ Acess to the best SPAs;
/ Free time for sightseeing;
/ Experience adapted to your own pace and holiday style;

We strive to provide our guests with time to relax and immerse into the atmosphere, providing a balance between great activities and well deserved “me time” on your cycling holidays Portugal!
CYCLING HOLIDAYS FOR EVERY TYPE OF RIDER

While planning your cycling holidays, our staff may contact you to ask for further details to better design a bike tour more suited to you. However, all our tours are built to adapt to groups with different riding experience, having shorter and longer options. For "expert" riders, we provide additional cycling challenges. On the other hand we invite all our guests to simply hop into our premium equipped vans if they feel so or just enjoy a recovery day without using their bike.

RIDER TYPES:

1 BEGINNER

/ I ride my bike on a regular basis, for fitness, commuting or out with friends. I prefer rolling terrain but enjoy reaching my goals and enjoy an active lifestyle. I like to overcome some challenges on my bike, but mostly enjoy the landscapes and atmosphere during group rides.
You will get to ride at your own pace, in moderate distances and hop on our premium van if you so desire or, you can challenge yourself when you feel comfortable! You’ll get to ride in a peloton with like-minded people and always accompanied by our guides. If you want an extra "help" on your rides, you can also request an e-bike.

2 INTERMEDIATE

/ Riding is a great part of my life, and I ride my bike regularly with my friends. I am comfortable with rides of 2 to 3 hours, or even more at a relatively strong pace. I like to be challenged and to surpass obstacles or just ride smoothly in a peloton.
You will get to feel different riding experiences, from tougher climbs to rolling along in great company. You’ll have time to enjoy the great landscapes, gain speed in the descents and also push yourself and climb those tough hills. You’ll enjoy the variety of terrain, riding in a peloton and pushing a little harder just before the stop at the café.

3 EXPERT

/ I ride my bike an average of 100 kilometres or more per week and enjoy a fast paced ride for an extended period of time. I love to train, improve and be challenged by other riders. I enjoy all riding experiences, from big climbs to long, technical descents, especially the ones that allow me to push my limits and make long lasting memories.
You’ll get to ride in a peloton along with your peers but also challenge them on the long climbs. Lead the pack and take on the special extra-challenges we have in store for you – try to keep up with our guides as you go for the extra mile just before your well deserved rest and massage at the hotel!

Cycling holidays Portugal for all.
Enjoy discounts on all our guided, open date tours*

/ From 1 to 4 riders, 5% discount for guests;

/ From 5 to 8 riders, 7.5% discount for guests;

/ For more than 9 riders, 10% discount for guests;

Join a guided tour with other riders on our open dates and enjoy these special discounts

* discounts are not accumulated with other discounts, or tour supplements.

GO PRIVATE OR CUSTOMIZE THIS RIDE

Private rides:

If you are looking for a different, exclusive experience, you can make this ride private for your group. Just choose any open trip date, get your group together and contact us to know the private trip listing.

Customized rides

If you represent a group and want to schedule a different date than the ones listed, we are available to customize this and other experiences to better suit your needs and availability. Please contact us for more information.

EXPERTLY GUIDED CYCLING HOLIDAYS

AT YOUR SERVICE

Our team is composed of portuguese tourist guides and bike riders, in love with our country and proud to present the best landscapes, gastronomy, history, culture and experiences to anyone who chooses to ride in Portugal.

For the last five years, our team has been involved in the making of over 200 bike-related events in Portugal, from Granfondos to casual mountain bike rides, throughout the country. We are seasoned travelers and riders, able to tap into our local knowledge to provide great experiences to our guests.

Our team is composed of dedicated guides and riders. We make sure our guests’ cycling holidays run smoothly and exceed their expectations.

HIGH-END BIKES AND GEAR

We operate with high end bicycles, be it road or mountain bikes. All our bikes are in excellent condition, of the current year and regularly reviewed by our mechanics. Our road bike and mountain bike fleet is composed of carbon and aluminium frame bicycles of the top-notch brand Scott.

Road - Scott Addict or Scott Addict Disc

On the road, you will be riding a Addict - a lightweight and comfortable carbon bike, designed to help you on the climbs and keep. Our Addict bikes come equipped with a full Shimano Ultegra kit, for great performance.
Scott Addict


MTB Mountain bikes - Scott Aspect 910

On our mountain bike tours in Portugal, you'll be riding a Scott Aspect 910. These all-rounder, 29 inch wheel size bikes come equipped with front suspension with suspension lock, for better reaction and comfort. They are perfect for short or long distance rides and even for technical trails, and come equipped with Shimano components for the best cycling experience.
Scott Aspect or Spark 930


Touring - Scott Sub-Cross

For mixed terrain, we equip our Scott Sub-Cross fleet with touring tires, so that you’ll roll easily by the countryside backroads and macadam trails alike. These bikes are equiped with a front suspension remote lock-out and handle bar bags, making them the perfect option for touring enthusiasts
Scott E-Scale 930


E-bikes -Scott E-Scale 930 or Scott E-Ride

Our E-bike fleet is composed of the Scott E-Scale 930 and Scott E-Ride bike models, equipped with 500W Bosch batteries, that will allow you to go great distances and with 250W Bosch motors, to assist you during the toughest climbs! These aluminum framed Scott bikes come equiped with front suspension with lockout.
Scott E-Scale 930
The models of the bikes for your tour might not be the ones here depicted, according to availability. All our bikes are perfectly maintained and are fitted to every rider on your first experience with us. If you have a special bicycle request, please feel free to contact us.

In our bike trips, you’ll also get to use our Garmin Edge 820 GPS device, so you can record and upload all your rides.

MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE, TRANSFER & VEHICLE SUPPORT

RIDE SUPPORT AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES

In our cycling holidays, you’ll be accompanied by our always present staff and vehicles. They will provide for all the services you need for the best biking experience in Portugal.

At your service, you’ll have a fleet of premium equipped vehicles with several amenities for your comfort.

/Mechanical assistance during the bike tours;
/Luggage and bike transfer between hotels;
/Transfer to and from hotels/airports;
/Premium passenger transport and assistance during the rides, at your disposal;

Bike touring at it's best!

RELAX AND VISIT AT YOUR OWN PACE

After a great day outdoors, it's time to relax

We work with the best hotels and SPA's, to guarantee you full-access to great relaxing experiences and a good night's sleep after your hiking is done.

/ Access to the best SPAs;

/ Free time for sightseeing;

/ Experience adapted to your own pace and holiday style;

We strive to provide our guests with time to relax and immerse into the atmosphere, providing a balance between great activities and well deserved “me time” on your walking holidays Portugal!

ADAPTED TO EVERY RIDER TYPE AND NEED

CYCLING HOLIDAYS FOR EVERY TYPE OF RIDER

While planning your cycling holidays, our staff may contact you to ask for further details to better design a bike tour more suited to you. However, all our tours are built to adapt to groups with different riding experience, having shorter and longer options. For "expert" riders, we provide additional cycling challenges. On the other hand we invite all our guests to simply hop into our premium equipped vans if they feel so or just enjoy a recovery day without using their bike.

RIDER TYPES:

1 BEGINNER

/ I ride my bike on a regular basis, for fitness, commuting or out with friends. I prefer rolling terrain but enjoy reaching my goals and enjoy an active lifestyle. I like to overcome some challenges on my bike, but mostly enjoy the landscapes and atmosphere during group rides.
You will get to ride at your own pace, in moderate distances and hop on our premium van if you so desire or, you can challenge yourself when you feel comfortable! You’ll get to ride in a peloton with like-minded people and always accompanied by our guides. If you want an extra "help" on your rides, you can also request an e-bike.

2 INTERMEDIATE

/ Riding is a great part of my life, and I ride my bike regularly with my friends. I am comfortable with rides of 2 to 3 hours, or even more at a relatively strong pace. I like to be challenged and to surpass obstacles or just ride smoothly in a peloton.
You will get to feel different riding experiences, from tougher climbs to rolling along in great company. You’ll have time to enjoy the great landscapes, gain speed in the descents and also push yourself and climb those tough hills. You’ll enjoy the variety of terrain, riding in a peloton and pushing a little harder just before the stop at the café.

3 EXPERT

/ I ride my bike an average of 100 kilometres or more per week and enjoy a fast paced ride for an extended period of time. I love to train, improve and be challenged by other riders. I enjoy all riding experiences, from big climbs to long, technical descents, especially the ones that allow me to push my limits and make long lasting memories.
You’ll get to ride in a peloton along with your peers but also challenge them on the long climbs. Lead the pack and take on the special extra-challenges we have in store for you – try to keep up with our guides as you go for the extra mile just before your well deserved rest and massage at the hotel!

Cycling holidays Portugal for all.

DISCOUNTS ON ALL OPEN DATES

Enjoy discounts on all our guided, open date tours*

/ From 1 to 4 riders, 5% discount for guests;

/ From 5 to 8 riders, 7.5% discount for guests;

/ For more than 9 riders, 10% discount for guests;

Join a guided tour with other riders on our open dates and enjoy these special discounts

* discounts are not accumulated with other discounts, or tour supplements.
Book with confidence - Check our cancellation policy.

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