Catalonia Heritage: Dali, Costa Brava and more

This bike trip will give you a global view of the beautiful region of Catalonia, Nothern Spain and particularly the Emporda area, home of the world famous artist Salvador Dali and of some of the best Costa Brava beaches. Emporda has a unique atmosphere perfect to visit by bike.

During this bike tour, you will discover the work and life of the famous artist Salvador Dali. As you are in Figueres, Dali’s hometown, make sure to visit the famous Dali Museum. Later on in the trip, you will be cycle to Pubol, another key city in the life of Salvador Dali. It is in this village that the artist lived with his wife Gala. You will get a chance to visit the Castle of Pubol, also called the Gala Dali Castle.
This trip also allows you to relax on the beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava and takes you to one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Northern Spain: Baix d'Emporda.
Culture and history, good food, beautiful landscapes and relaxation: this bike trip combines everything you need for the perfect vacation!

This tour is 70% on paths and road bikes are not available.

Price from : 1240 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Spain
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level : Casual or Hobby
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

Click below to see hotels versions.

Day 1 :   Arrive in Figueres

Arrive in Figueres where an English speaking team member will meet you in your hotel to give you your personalized tour orientation and bike setup.

Day 2 :   Figueres and the Dali Museum

Distance 1 : 16 Miles - 25 Km 

For your first day on the bike, you have several distances to choose from. You can choose a short ride, to see the Dali Museum if you missed it yesterday. Or you can ride along the vineyards around the village of Peralada, which is famous for its wine Castillo Perelada and has continually been produced here since the middle ages. You’ll then continue to Castello d’Empuries, the capital of Emporda.

Day 3 :   Castello d’Empuries and surroundings

Distance 1 : 24 Miles - 38 Km 

Today you will continue to ride on flat terrain, where certain sections are reserved exclusively for bikes and were made for the Pirinexus route, some of which is riding on the Sirvent Canal. After the canal, you will ride through agricultural areas, where the route is mostly paved until you get to San Marti d’Empuries with its beaches with fine sand.

This area was strategic for the Greeks in the 6 century BC, which chose it as their port to dock at. You can discover this magnificent port which has some of the most interesting Antiquity engineering on the Iberian Peninsula. Now it is time to continue on l’Escala and the archeological sites of Empuries, Bellcaire, and then Castello d’Empuries following the Montgri mountain range.

Day 4 :   Cycle the Costa Brava

Distance 1 : 12 Miles - 20 Km 

Today we have planned a flat loop tour around the plains to the “Gola” on the mouth of the Ter River. We suggest a circular route on plains until the mouth’s river, to see the magnificent “Gola” of the Ter River, where the river finishes into the Mediterranean Sea with its wetlands in the Baix Ter.

You will then ride to l’Estartit, a fishing arts and crafts village, which has converted into an important tourist centre with a wide range of services and facilities. Its main attraction is the “Illes Medes” which have been declared a natural coast reserve.

Day 5 :   Cycle to Pubol, and the Gala Dali Castle

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 40 Km 

From Torroella, you will ride up the Ter River through on a cycle path to Pubol. The castle in this village was bought by Salvador Dali for his wife Gala. The Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol, open to the public since 1996, allows visitors to discover a medieval building in which Salvador Dalí modified with his mind on only one person, Gala. The paintings, sculptures, and its library show an exuberant creative effort. After your visit, you will join the charming village of Madremanya… a haven of peace and tranquility!

Day 6 :   Loop ride around Madremanya

Distance 1 : 31 Miles - 50 Km 

For your last ride we suggest a loop for discovering some of the most beautiful medieval villages in the Baix d’Emporda.

Day 7 :   Leave Northern Spain

We will transfer you back to Girona train station at 9:30 am . According to your program, we can arrange accommodations and transportation

Average / Day : Distance : 34.60 Km / 21.60 Miles

Click below to see hotels versions.


Day : 1

Hotel Ronda Figueres is a family-run hotel in central Figueres, the birthplace of the artist Salvador Dali. It includes free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas. The City restaurant serves Spanish, Catalan and international cuisine. There is a bar and a terrace. Rooms at Ronda Figueres are all air conditioned and come with satellite TV. It is a short walk to the Dali Gallery and Sant Ferran Castle.


Day : 2

In the core of the Jewish quarter of Castell d'Empuries is the old 17th century old mansion of the Earl of Dosaigées, which has been restored and turned into a four star hotel, called La Casa de la Moneda. This tastefully decorated building is considered a historic monument and it still preserves some parts of its architectural origin.


Day : 3, 4

The Boutique Hotel and Restaurant Palau Lo Mirador, located in Girona, just 7 km from the beautiful beaches of L'Estartit, opens its doors and welcomes you with a new illusion. Not forgetting its history, and highlighting the most stunning architecture, they have redesigned the existing areas of Hotel Palau Lo Mirador, fulfilling a dream: to create and arouse new emotions for their guests and visitors are captivated, for them to enjoy an unforgettable experience and decide to return in search of new sensations.


Day : 5, 6

Located in the village of Madremanya, behind a colourful field of sunflowers is La Plaça, which is not only a fine accommodation in itself but also a place that is widely renowned for its restaurant. The building is made of a light brown stone dating back to the time of the Romans. It integrates so well with the village’s architecture that you can’t really tell where the hotel starts or ends. The apartments are well decorated, each one containing a chimney, small lights and candles, high quality furniture as well as a very well equipped kitchen and a terrace. Rooms are just as attractive and comfortable. The surrounding village is charming. You can easily get lost as you walk through the small cobble stoned inroads - a perfect place to spend relaxing days.


Day : 1

Hotel Ronda Figueres is a family-run hotel in central Figueres, the birthplace of the artist Salvador Dali. It includes free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas. The City restaurant serves Spanish, Catalan and international cuisine. There is a bar and a terrace. Rooms at Ronda Figueres are all air conditioned and come with satellite TV. It is a short walk to the Dali Gallery and Sant Ferran Castle.


Day : 2

In the core of the Jewish quarter of Castell d'Empuries is the old 17th century old mansion of the Earl of Dosaigées, which has been restored and turned into a four star hotel, called La Casa de la Moneda. This tastefully decorated building is considered a historic monument and it still preserves some parts of its architectural origin.


Day : 3, 4

Located in the heart of the Costa Brava, the Moli del Mig is a stylish 4-star hotel located in Torroella de Montgri, only 6km from the beach. This property blends a charming, historic building with the most contemporary design and over 17 acres of picturesque grounds. The main building of El Molí del Mig is set in a renovated former mill dating all the way back to the 15th century. Admire its historic features, which have been complemented by stylish contemporary decor and state-of-the-art amenities. More modern facilities include 2 outdoor swimming pools and an impressive, 21st century glass pavilion which looks out over the beautiful surrounding scenery of the Baix Empordà area. Enjoy an al-fresco meal at the hotel’s chic restaurant, which opens onto a scenic terrace.


Day : 5, 6

Near Costa Brava beaches, golf, horse riding, Dalí route, Girona, ... El Racó de Madremanya has preserved the warmth of ancient times, of its stones, of its vaulted ceilings, combines echoes of history with a sophisticated and contemporary style. Boutique hotel with 12 rooms (4 suites) with all the charm of a medieval village and the comfort of impeccable details. Each of its rooms has a different personality and decoration. The garden's 3000 plus square meters, covered in lush grass, house 2 beautiful swimming pools: one is salt water and the other is freshwater (HEATED from April to October).

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Hybrid bike - Standard
SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 - ( or equivalent)
INCLUDED

The SCOTT SUB Sport 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty trekking geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 30 speed transmission, integrated front and rear lights, a custom Racktime carrier and compatibility with Snap'it accessories, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

All sizes available: S, M, L, XL.

-Frame: SUB Sport 20 6061 Tig welding

-Fork: SF14 NEX DS HLO PM 700C

-Shifters : Shimano Deore SLM 590

-Chain ring & crank arms: Shimano FC-T3010 Black 48x38x26

-Cassette: Shimano CS-HG200-9 11-34 T Black

-Brakes: Tektro Disc Brake SCH-F15

-Stem: JD-ST103A

-Saddle: Syncros Urban Commuter 2.5

-Seat post: HL SP-56

-Rims/Spokes: X12 Disc, 32h / Pillar Steel 14G

-Tires: Continental City Ride II or Schwalbe Spicer or Marathon

-Weight: 17 kg / 37.48 lbs

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your staff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

-Helmet

-Lock

-Hand pump

-2 spare tubes

-Rear pannier

-Toolkit

-Tire levers

-Patch kit

-1 souvenir water bottle

-Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Accessories


INCLUDED

GPS are included on most of our tours since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people


INCLUDED

Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.


INCLUDED

Our Travelbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. You will find information about the hotels, itinerary, regional informations...

Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • 3 dinners included
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Transfer from Madremanya to Girona on the last day
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

information

The nearest airports are : Girona-Costa Brava airport (situated approx. 50km south of Figueres) or Barcelona Airport "El Prat" (situated approx. 150 km from Figueres). To get to Figueres from Barcelona airport: Take a train to Barcelona-Sants station (every 30 minutes) and connect with rail services to the train station in Figueres.

Tour rates

Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Standard 1240 € 330 € 1520 €
Upgraded 1460 € 610 € 2190 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates

Accessories

Accessories
GPS Included
Biking Roadbook Included
Travelbook Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental
    Standard Included
Electric Assisted Bike
    Standard 135 €



Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.
Bot scann is mandatory