The Catalonia Coastal Tour takes you along the authentic and amazingly varied coastline of the Costa Brava.  You will enjoy the magic of  the ancient fishing villages of Calella de Palafrugell and Cadaques, visit Dali's museum at Port Lligat,  feel the calm of the nature reserves of the Aiguamolls marshlands and the beauty of Cap de Creus with its outlandish rock formations, visit  the ruins of the ancient Greek town of Empuries and last but not least, cycle in breathtaking landscape.

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Day 1. Arrival at Cadaqués

Arrival at Girona or Figueres and transfer to Cadaqués. Welcome meeting with our guide. We will hold the orientation session, where your bike will be specially fitted for you and you will be presented with all the documentation and tools you will need for your trip. After the session you will have time to visit the old town centre, its beaches and many art galleries.

 

Day 2. Cadaqués and Cap de Creus Natural Park

Cadaqués – Cadaqués

Distance: 20km

Cadaqués is considered one of the most beautiful villages of the Costa Brava, shiny diamond of the Meditterranean Coast. Today you will be cycling in the lunar landscape of Cap de Creus. The road takes you to the heart of Cap de Creus Natural Park to reach the lighthouse, from where you have great views of the rocky relief of the Costa Brava. Before arriving back at Cadaqués, we highly recommend to stop at Dali’s house in Portlligat*, now a  museum dedicated to the lesser known work of the surrealist painter. Night in Cadaqués. 

* Dali’s museum Portlligat – entrance with previous reservation

 

Day 3. From the vineyards to the sea

Cadaqués – Sant Pere Pescador

Distance: 36km

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Vilaminscle or Sant Pere de Rodes, with stunning views over the vinyeards, cork oak forests and bay of Roses, you will cycle  in the peace and quiet of the surroundings of Vilamaniscle,  through the fantastic village of Peralada with its castles and wine tradition, the inland of Costa Brava, passing through Castello d'Empuries to finally arrive at the coastal village of  Sant Pere Pescador. A delightful and very varied route.

 

Day 4. Crossing el Montgrí

Sant Pere Pescador - L’Estartit

Distance: 30km

We will leave Sant Pere to look for the cycling path near the coast. Along it, you will find the most important Greco-Roman site of the Iberian Peninsula (Empúries Ruins), which is well worth a visit. From here, we will leave the coast biking along the fields of crops and fruit orchards. We will roll along the Massif of Montgrí, to arrive to L’Estartit, located at the sea in front of its natural reserve of the Medes Islands.

 

Day 5. Medieval villages

L’Estartit – Calella de Palafrugell

Distance: 50km

Once you leave L’Estartit, you will go to the inland of Baix Empordà. You can visit beautiful medieval villages, like Peratallada or Ullastret and you will pass along a huge variety of landscapes to arrive at the fantastic historical site of Pals. Your last stop is Calella de Palafrugell, one of the most stunning coastal villages of  Spain.

 

Day 6. Fishermen villages

Calella Palafrugell – Palamós – Calella de Palafrugell

Distance: 35km

We leave Calella biking along the biking path known as “ the Little Train trail”, as it was an old railway. We will arrive to Palamós, famous for its delicious "gambas" its buyoant fishing harbour and lovely town centre. From Palamos we continue along the sea, passing some really fantastic little creeks such as La Fosca and Es Castell. Relax and explore the surroundings before you head back along the virtually flat cycle path to Calella de Palafrugell. 

 

Day 7. Departure

Free day in Calella and transfer to the airport or the departure point or...why not stay two or three days more to enjoy one of the most beautiful sites of Costa Brava?

DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMME

For self-guided: From 1st March to 15th July and from 1st September to 1st November. From 15th July and August, ask for availability and prices

Guided: For a minimum of 2 cyclists, we can organise a guided tour at any date. For more information  please contact us at info@trekandride.com

Selfguided price

  • Basic price: 725.00 €

Supplements prices

  • Mid season: 120.00 € (15th June – 15th July and 1st – 15th September)
  • Half board: 180.00 €
  • Single room: 220.00 €
  • Transfer: 295.00 € (Barcelona airport to Cadaqués (maximum 4 pax))
  • Transfer: 240.00 € (Calella de Palafrugell to Barcelona airport (maximum 4 pax))
  • Transfer: 80.00 € (Calella de Palafrugell to Girona airport (maximum 4 pax))
  • Transfer: 90.00 € (Calella de Palafrugell to Figueres train station  (maximum 4 pax))
  • Solo traveller: 150.00 € (+ single supplement)

The price includes:

  • Transfer from Girona airport or bus station or Figueres bus station
  • Welcome meeting by a local guide speaking English, French or German at the first hotel
  • Accommodation and breakfast and nightly meals for HF option
  • Transfer from Cadaqués with the bikes
  • GPS with everyday tracks
  • Maps for each day
  • All the tourist information about the route
  • A telephone number in case of any problems 24/24
  • The transport of belongings between overnight stays

 

The price does not include:

  • Flights
  • Extra drinks
  • Rental bike
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers from/to Cadaqués and Calella de Palafrugell

 

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

Fantastic itinerary for all cyclists who love the beach and coastal landscapes. You will discover the Catalan coast and the Girona inland region, from North to South, visiting the most beautiful historic sites of the Costa Brava, like Cadaqués or the Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery. You cycle along quiet, easy roads and cycle paths that connect nature reserves, beautiful villages and stunning beaches. This is the perfect leisure cycling holiday: the short distances of the daily routes allow you to enjoy time on the beach, to visit the villages and historic sites, enjoy the Catalan cuisine and the Costa Brava in a different way.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • ​Costa Brava and its fantastic beaches
  • Cadaqués village

  • Cap de Creus natural park

  • Empordà Wine Origin Denomination

  • Natural Park of Medes Islands and Empordà Marshes

  • Medieval villages, like Peratallada or Pals

  • The fishermen village of Calella de Palafrugell

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Level: Easy. Level 1 of 5, no elevations and short days.

Terrain: 60% gravel (cyclist path) and 40% road

Minimum age: We recommend children 10 or older who are used to doing sport.

 Languages: All the information is available in Spanish, English, and French.

 

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

With its airport and train station, Barcelona is the easiest way to travel to Catalonia. Gerona airport is a good alternative.

There is a direct bus from Barcelona Airport to Palafrugell (www.compras.moventis.es). The same bus service continues to l'Escala. There is also the regional train (R11) which has a good connection from the Barcelona Sants train station to the train station of Gerona and Figueres.

Trip details
E.g., 09-08-2020
-14 years
+65 years
Supplements
15th June – 15th July and 1st – 15th September
Barcelona airport to Cadaqués (maximum 4 pax)
Calella de Palafrugell to Barcelona airport (maximum 4 pax)
Calella de Palafrugell to Girona airport (maximum 4 pax)
Calella de Palafrugell to Figueres train station  (maximum 4 pax)
+ single supplement
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Once you submit the form, details and instructions for payment will be sent by mail.
Once you submit the form, you will be redirected to the payment platform and returned back to Trek & ride when done.

Budget

Selfguided
  • self price: 725.00 €
  • self price children: 725.00 €
  • self price senior: 725.00 €
  • mid season: 120.00 €
  • half board: 180.00 €
  • single room: 220.00 €
  • transfer: 295.00 €
  • transfer: 240.00 €
  • transfer: 80.00 €
  • transfer: 90.00 €
  • solo traveller: 150.00 €
Guided
  • guided price: 0
  • guided price children: 0
  • guided price senior: 0
  • guided price +8: 0
  • guided price 6-8: 0
  • guided price 4-5: 0
  • guided price 2-3: 0
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