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Costa Brava

Empordá - one of Europe’s most famous wine regions

Map

Route

Tour profile / level 2

The stages are easy to moderate. You cycle on well-built, former railway tracks and on side roads with little traffic.

Day 1: Girona

In Girona there is plenty to see and do. The city is famous for having one of the best preserved Jewish old towns in the world, the Cathedral boasts one of the largest stone vaulted spaces in Gothic architecture and the walk along the cities ancient walls is a recommended highlight.

Day 2: Girona – Sant Feliu de Guixols, approx. 45 km

Today the route leads from Girona to the coast, following the ancient railway called "El carrilet". It means 40 km through a railway conditioned for pedestrians and bikers only. You will reach Sant Feliu, with its wonderful seaport and of great cultural and historical interest, with an old monastery. Lodging is in front of the sea in the beach of Sant Pol.

Day 3: Sant Feliu de Guixols – Calella de Palafrugell, approx. 30 km

Today you’ll ride North along the coast combining the coastal road with the front sea boulevards, visiting the main port town of Palamós. After a few kilometers you’ll pass the unspoilt cove Platja de Castell, with it’s Iberian settlement on the left side. This is a nice place to do a picnic and take a swim on the Mediterranean sea. Later on you arrive in the picturesque old fishing village of Calella de Palafurgell, one of the pearls of Costa Brava. On the last section you’ll be cycling along the greenway called "Ruta del Tren Petit". Optional ride: This track offers also a long alternative climbing up the scenic mountain route of Romanyà.

Day 4: Calella de Palafrugell – Torroella de Montgri, approx. 29 km

Route towards the north, inland to passing through Palafurgell, with his fish, meat and vegetables market. Nice place to learn about the productive land of this region. You can also visit the Cork Museum. After exiting Palafurgell you can stop to the cellar Mas Oller for the guided visit and the wine tasting. Later on you reach Pals, one of the better conserved medieval centre. The ride will take you through natural wetlands with extensive rice fields and long sandy beaches. The bike tour ends in Torroella de Montgrí at the foot of the karstic Montgri Massif.

Day 5: Torroella de Montgri – Castello d´Empuries, approx. 36 km

The route continues to the North passing the Montgrí massif into the county of Alt Empordà. We enter the long Bay of Roses with long, sandy beaches. Next to the pretty medieval settlement Sant Martí de Empúries and right in front of the superb beach, we should take the time to visit the archeological settlement Empúries with Greek and Roman ruins, the gateway of the classic cultures to the Iberian Peninsular. The route then continues North where riders will pass through the protected marshlands of Aiguamolls de l’Empordà. The route ends at the village of Castelló d’Empúries, it has a rich architectual heritage; gothic church, Count’s palace, old market building and Jewish quarter.

Day 6: Loop around Castello d´Empuries, approx. 37 km

This ride provides fantastic views of the Pyrenees as a backdrop while cycling through the 100 year old vineyards. Today you will have the opportunity to visit the most interesting wineries, that are mainly located in the towns of Vilajuïga and Pau. This day include a wine tasting and lands product’s picnic in Espelt Cellar.

Day 7: Castello d´Empuries – Figueres, approx. 43 km

The last bike tour heads first to Peralada (the capital of the wine DO) where you will visit the castle and the medieval town. From there you will cycle crossing the upper part of the vinyards zone passing by Garriguella, Vilamaniscle and Rabos with the most ancient groves. Don’t miss a fast visit to the modernist cellar of Espolla cooperative. From there the tour takes you to a long downhill ride until arriving to your final destination, the city of Figueres. After arriving to Figueres riders enjoy a visit to the world famous Theatre-Museum Dalí, still one of the most visited tourist site in Spain.

Day 8: Figueres

Individual departure or extended stay.

Services

  • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities

  • Daily breakfast
    (half board bookable for a surcharge: 5x for Category B, 4x for Category A)

  • Luggage transfer

  • Maps and information material per room

Dates & Prices

Dates

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    Season / Period
    Type
    S1   01.03. - 26.03.24
    Category A
    S2   27.03. - 20.06.24
    Category A
    S3   21.06. - 31.08.24
    Category A
    S2   01.09. - 30.09.24
    Category A
    S1   01.10. - 31.10.24
    Category A
    S1   01.03. - 26.03.24
    Category B
    S2   27.03. - 20.06.24
    Category B
    S3   21.06. - 31.08.24
    Category B
    S2   01.09. - 30.09.24
    Category B
    S1   01.10. - 31.10.24
    Category B

    Extras

    Discount 3rd bed in room with 2 full payers
    3rd Person -10%
     
    Surcharges
    Surcharge Solo traveller 75
     
    Bikes and equipment
    24-speed 130
    E-Bike 260
    Gravel Bike 225
    GPS-rental including Tracks (payable in advance) 65
       
    Transfers
    Girona Hotel - Girona Airport 1-4 Pax 56
    Girona Hotel - Barcelona Airport 1-4 Pax 229
    Figueres - Girona Airport 1-4 Pax 147
    Figueres - Barcelona Airport 1-4 Pax 387
    Figueres - Girona 1-4 Pax 147
    each additional person (up to 8) 17
       
    Additional nights
    Girona Cat. A (dbl/sgl) S1 57/93
    Girona Cat. A (dbl/sgl) S2 60/97
    Girona Cat. A (dbl/sgl) S3 67/110
    Girona Cat. B (dbl/sgl) S1 55/92
    Girona Cat. B (dbl/sgl) S2 54/96
    Girona Cat. B (dbl/sgl) S3 60/100
    Figueres Cat. A (dbl/sgl) S1 59/95
    Figueres Cat. A (dbl/sgl) S2 63/114
    Figueres Cat. A (dbl/sgl) S3 66/118
    Figueres Cat. B (dbl/sgl)) S1 49/87
    Figueres Cat. B (dbl/sgl) S2 61/110
    Figueres Cat. B (dbl/sgl) S3 64/115
       
    Extras
    Gourmet Menu 1*Michelin Restaurant in Girona 150
    Cellar tour with wine tasting and picnic 50

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    Category A

    Well-chosen, comfortable hotels of 3-4 star categories

    Girona: Hotel Gran Ultonia
    Sant Feliu de Guixols: Hotel S’Agaró Spa
    Calella de Palafrugell: Hotel Alga
    Torroella de Montgri: Hotel Moli del Mig
    Castello d´Empuries: Palau Maceli
    Figueres: Hotel Pirineos


    Category B

    selected 2** - 3*** Hotels and Farms

    Girona: Hotel Peninsular
    Sant Feliu de Guixols: Hotel Sant Pol / Barcarola
    Calella de Palafrugell: Hotel Sant Roc
    Torroella de Montgri: Fonda Mitjà
    Castello d´Empuries: Hotel Emporium
    Figueres: Hotel Ronda


    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    Bicycle with panniers

    The following rental bikes are available:

    • 24-speed Trek touring bikes with 28 inch tyres and comfortable touring saddles, men’s and women’s frames in various sizes.
    • E-bikes (7 gears)

    Pannier, helmet, map holder, water bottle and one repair kit and lock per 2 bikes are included with rental bikes.

    E-bikes | Electric bikes | Pedelecs

    This makes every bike tour a breeze! If you have had little opportunity to cycle in the weeks before the tour, if you are not sure of your strength, but also if you have physical limitations, every bike tour will be a pleasure for you! The switchable, almost silent electric drive of our modern bike takes some of the work off your hands, and amplifies the pedal power 3-fold.... This means that cyclists with different levels of fitness can now book a bike tour together. Gradients are easily mastered.

    Note: E-bikes are a great development, but should be - due to their driving characteristics (high weight + high speed) - booked only by very safe and experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. Not suitable are electric bikes for people who rarely ride a bicycle

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Barcelona (BCN)
    Airport Barcelona to Starthotel: Busline 2 (approx. 2h30min)
    Endhotel to Barcelona: Highspeed train AVE (approx. 2h30min)
    Ticktes and informatione you can find >>here


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Girona
    The starthotel in Girona you can reach by foot (approx. 10min)
    From Figueres to the railway station Girona you can use the highspeed train AVE (approx. 40min) Tickets and informaton can be found >>here


    Transfer

    Girona Hotel - Airports or Figueres Hotel - Airports (please reserve in advance). Details under "Dates and Prices"


    Participants

    Minimum: 1 Pax


    Additional Information

    In Spain it is mandatory to wear a bike helmet outside of cities or villages.

    Videos

    Travel stories

    5,4 of 6 Stars | 5
    Rad&Reisen and the local tour operator did a wonderful job regarding the itinerary ,the rented e-bike and the accomodation...05/23
    6 16.05.2023 | Robert B. Costa Brava

    a wonderful April-May Costa brava tour

    Rad&Reisen and the local tour operator did a wonderful job regarding the itinerary ,the rented e-bike and the accomodation
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    more
    5.5 28.06.2017 | Tatiana S. Costa Brava

    Girona to Figueres

    The root was well-thought; it included various terrains which gave options for both physical excercise and sight-seeing depending on difficulty. Visits to the wineries were an interesting experience, which gave the tour its special flavour. Bikes were ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 4
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 4
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    more
    5.4 23.06.2016 | Susan Gai K. Costa Brava

    An enjoyable trip

    The introduction was excellent as we were taken through all aspects carefully. The guidebook and maps were not good enough. The route had changed in places from when the book was written, there were a number of significant errors, inconsistent uses of ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 3
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 4
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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