The wild beauty of the Costa Brava coast and its calm and green countryside further inland are best to discover cycling. Travelling through its rich, medieval history, the stunning scenery, the great cultural and natural heritage, the Empordà region has so much to offer to the slow cyclist.  It has been voted "Best of the World Destinations 2012" by National Geographic Traveler Magazine and deservedly so. Pristine beaches, nature reserves, authentic villages, castles and churches....Discover small medieval villages such as Peretallada, Torroella de Montgrí and ride through one of the most beautiful landscapes of Catalonia. The Empordà region is full of culture, history and natural diversity.  With the option  every day to choose a shorter route, this cycle holiday is ideal for families.

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  • Day 1 Arrival
    Arrival at your hotel in Calella de Palafrugell. Before dinner you meet with your local guide who will give you all the information regarding the route, cyclemaps, GPS and bicycles. We will fit the bicycles to your needs.
  • Day 2 Palamos and the beaches of South Costa Brava
    35.0 km
    As you leave Calella de Palafrugell via the "Green Way", a beautiful, rural cycle path, you cycle through pineforest and the countryside with its traditional farmhouses until you arrive at Palamos. This typical Mediterranean beach town with its old town centre and fishing harbour is well worth a visit. The famous gambas (schrimps) are on the menu of the many fish restaurants on the sea promenade. From Palamos you cycle via the beautiful beaches of La Fosca and Es Castell, the perfect spot to relax before going back to Calella. You have the option to cycle only 21 km.
  • Day 3 The medieval villages
    42.0 km
    Today you will be cycling through the pleasant countryside of the « Baix Empordà », a region known for its ricefields, mediterranean pineforests and well preserved medieval villages. This is the country that inspired many of Dali´s artwork. You will be cycling through the villages of Ullastret, Pals and Peratallada. Take your time to visit the old town centres, where time seems to have stood still. Option to cycle only 24 km.
  • Day 4 From Calella to L'Escala
    42.0 km
    The cycle route today takes you through ricefields, small villages, orchards and marshlands. As you pass the medieval village of Torroella de Montgrí, the landscape becomes more dramatic, witht the mountain range of Montgri and the Emporda countryside as your decor. L'Escala is a popular seaside town that has been able to preserve its authentic charm.
  • Day 5 Between the land and the sea
    40.0 km
    For centuries the Emporda region had been attacked by pirates, driving the local`population further inland, where they built fortified villages and farmhouses with defense towers. As of the 18th century, peace returned to the region and little by little, the people started to build their towns at the coast, creating the fishing villages that we know today. Most of them are still untouched and are know an ideal place to spend a few relaxing days or a short visit. Via the countryside you will get the chance today to visit some of the most beautiful seatowns of the Emporda. You have the option to cycle only 22 km.
  • Day 6 The beaches of North Costa Brava
    41.0 km
    As you cycle out of L'Escala, the cycle path goes through beautiful pine forest, along gorgeous beaches and the spectacular Greco-Roman Ruins of Empuries, this being the most important of the Iberian Peninsula and well worth a visit. The cycle path leads us to the vast and unspoilt beach of Sant Pere Pescador (25km). Here you have the choice to cycle back to L'Escala or continue to the medieval village of Castelló d'Empúries. Via the marshlands and orchards you return back to L'Escala.
  • Day 7 Departure
    End of your cycle holiday. We wish you a safe journey home and we hope to see you soon!

Departures: every sunday or monday between 15 March and 5 November, except during July and August.

Selfguided price

  • Basic price: 595.00 €
  • Children's price: 395.00 € (under 14 years old)

Supplements prices

  • Half board: 150.00 € (per person in double room)
  • Full board: 220.00 € (per person in double room)
  • Single room: 195.00 €
  • Bike rental: 105.00 €
  • Ebike rental: 215.00 €
  • Bike rental: 55.00 € (child bike)
  • Transfer: 240.00 € (from Calella to Barcelona (maximum 4 pers.))
  • Transfer: 80.00 € (from Calella to Girona (maximum 4 pers.))
  • Transfer: 90.00 € (from Calella to Figueres (maximum 4 pers.))

The price includes:

  • Welcome briefing with a local english speaking guide 

  • transfer to Palafrugell naar Calella on the first day

  • hotelaccommodation in 3*, breakfast included 

  • GPS device with all the tracks

  • Cycle map

  • tourist information of the region 

  • 24hour emergency number 

The price does not include:

  • flights

  • rental bike

  • personal expenses

  • extra drinks

  • travel insurance

  • tourist tax

 

 

This trip is also available in a shorter version:

4 days / 3 nights / 2 days of cycling (from Calella or L'Escala)
    • Adult price: 325 € per person in a double room
    • Price for children: 200 € per child
    • Single room supplement: 98 €
    • Half board: 75 € per person
    • Full board: 100 € per person

Guided price

If you wish to do this holiday with one of our guides, please send us an email to: info@trekandride.com

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

This Cycle Tour  is suitable for all cyclists and ideal for families. Distances are small and you only have small slopes to conquer.  You will need to be prepared to cycle over some easy gravel roads.  From March to beginning of June, the green hills and fields of spring flowers are stunning to cycle through. From September to November, roads are quiet and the sea temperatures are perfect for a swim. In full summer, temperatures can reach 29º, but the sea provides for the perfect way to refresh. We would highly recommend this holiday to cyclists who like to discover both the culture and nature of their destination.  The short distances allow you to spend time in the villages and museums, or have some time off to enjoy the local cuisine, beaches and nature reserves. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The charming, medieval towns of Peratallada and Pals
  • The monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes 
  • Hidden coves and sandy beaches with crystal clear waters
  • The beautiful village of Cadaques
  • The nature reserves of Cap de Creus and Aiguamolls
  • The museum of Dali

EXTRA INFORMATION

 

Level : easy - medium

Terrain : 30% tarmac and  70% gravel roads

Minimum age:  8 years

Departures: every sunday or monday between 15 March and 5 November, except during July and August.

All information and documentation will be provided in english.

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

 

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

If you arrive in Barcelona airport, you can take the direct bus to Gerona: (www.sagalés.com). You can also take the R11 or AVE train from Barcelona to Figueres.

Trip details
E.g., 29-10-2020
-14 years
+65 years
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per person in double room
child bike
from Calella to Barcelona (maximum 4 pers.)
from Calella to Girona (maximum 4 pers.)
from Calella to Figueres (maximum 4 pers.)
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Budget

Selfguided
  • self price: 595.00 €
  • self price children: 595.00 €
  • self price senior: 595.00 €
  • half board: 150.00 €
  • full board: 220.00 €
  • single room: 195.00 €
  • bike rental: 105.00 €
  • ebike rental: 215.00 €
  • bike rental: 55.00 €
  • transfer: 240.00 €
  • transfer: 80.00 €
  • transfer: 90.00 €
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  • guided price 6-8: 0
  • guided price 4-5: 0
  • guided price 2-3: 0
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