Barcelona & Northern Spain

This trip will allow you to discover all of Catalonia. Leaving from Barcelona, a famous cosmopolitan city with its many architectural treasures, and then traveling to Girona and finally on to the Mediterranean Coast. You will meet the works of Gaudi and Dali which are well known all over the world. You will pass through small medieval villages, taste the Spanish flavors, and you may even enjoy the beach!

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

Price from : 1390 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Spain
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Level : Hobby
Type : On the way
Category :
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Arrive in Barcelona

Arrive in Barcelona, which is easily accessible. Make your way to the first hotel on your own. After checking in at your hotel, you will have the opportunity to explore the many sites of Barcelona.

Day 2 :   Walking Tour around Barcelona

Option 1 : 6 Miles - 9 Km  Option 2 : 8 Miles - 13 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 85 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 230 Meters 

Discover Barcelona on foot, our walking tour will take you to the main cultural sites. You have 2 options to choose from: the short option will take you around the most important sites while staying in the historic city center, and the long option will take you up to the heights of Barcelona to discover a superb view and the Parc Guell. Barcelona will not disappoint!

Day 3 :   Ride to Canet d'Abri

Distance 1 : 19 Miles - 31 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 380 Meters 

Transfer from Barcelona & Orientation, bike set-up. During this loop ride around Girona, you will discover the Catalonia countryside and beautiful villages. You will probably have enough free time to wander around the narrow streets of Old Girona.

Day 4 :   Cycle along the Costa Brava to Sagaro

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 41 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 212 Meters 

Following the cycle path, a converted railway line called 'El Carrilet', this ride brings you to the Mediterranean Coast. You will arrive in Sant Feliu with its wonderful seaport and old monastery.

Day 5 :   Sagaro to Llafranc

Distance 1 : 19 Miles - 30 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 263 Meters 

The route runs gently down to Castell d'Aro then on to the fishing town of Palamos where you could visit the Fish Museum on the harbor or wonder round the fish market. Then you will join the very nice Llafranc bay a lovely place for a romantic dinner on the beach.

Day 6 :   Leave the Costa Brava towards Madremanya

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 40 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 380 Meters 

This itinerary leaves the coast and brings you to through a couple of medieval settlements like the charming towns of Pals and Peratallada. Pals is declared a Historic Artistic Site. In the Gothic quarter of Pals, pretty cobbled streets flanked by aristocratic houses await you. Do not forget to try the area's cuisine, based on products from both the sea and of the mountain.

Day 7 :   Ride to Pulbol and the Gala Dali Castle

Distance 1 : 25 Miles - 41 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 429 Meters 

Today your cycle route takes you to Pubol. The castle in the village was bought by Dali for his wife Gala. The Gala Dali Castle in Pubol, open to the public since 1996, allows visitors to discover a medieval building in which Salvador Dali lent material form to an exuberant creative effort (through the paintings, sculptures and library collections) with his mind set on one person, Gala. After your visit, your itinerary will bring you to Ullastret and Puig de Sant Andreu in which is the largest Iberian settlement known in Catalonia. This place is now considered to have been a true town.

Day 8 :   Departure from Girona

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

Average / Day : Distance : 29.29 Km / 18.14 Miles - Elevation gain : 282.71 Meters

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Day : 1, 2

Between Plaza Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia, and just a minute away from the Ramblas, in the centre of Barcelona, Hotel Jazz is the best way to get to know the city. A modern, cosmopolitan, and lively hotel right at the heart of Barcelona, the chic Hotel Jazz has an amazing pool and solarium on the 8th floor, an oasis of calm in the city center, and a truly unique spot for relaxing after a trek through the city’s Gothic neighborhood or the Raval, or visiting some of Gaudí’s masterpieces in the Eixample.


Day : 3

Located in the historical and commercial heart of Girona, in an old building which has been completely renovated on 2009, Hotel Nord 1901 Girona offers sophisticated and comfortable rooms and apartments equipped with plenty of details. Hotel Nord 1901 Girona has the only garden with swimming pool in the centre of the city, as well as several conference rooms with direct access to our garden for celebrating all kinds of events.


Day : 4

This Mediterranean-style hotel is ideal for a beach break on one of the prettiest bays along the whole Costa Brava. It lies just 30 m from Sant Pol beach in beautiful S'Agaró. Use the Van der Valk Hotel Barcarola as a base to spend a peaceful holiday on the golden beaches of nothern Catalonia. After a day in the warm sunshine, cool off with a refreshing dip in the hotel’s own outdoor swimming pool. Start each day with the hotel’s delcious buffet breakfast. Then, each evening, enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant or out on the terrace which surrounds the swimming pool. Accompany this tasty meal with a fine Spanish wine.


Day : 5

Situated on the sea front, overlooking the magnificent beach of Llafranc, the Hotel Terramar boasts modern and well-lit rooms, which provide you with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. Hotel Terramar is set in tranquil surroundings, from here you can enjoy a short morning walk to the beach. There, you can spend the day relaxing on the fine sands, and swimming in the sea. Terramar is also equipped with an on-site gym, where you can do some light exercise. Then, you can head to the sun terrace, where you can soak up some rays and read a book. In the evening, dine in the stylish setting of the on-site restaurant, serving fresh seasonal cuisine.


Day : 6, 7

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.

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
GHOST SQUARE CROSS X - ( or equivalent)
INCLUDED

The SQUARE Cross is for city and country alike - a true Crossover bike. A clean, urban style, fast and smooth on the road, superior and comfortable on gravel. Based on a stiff, beautifully designed frame which sets the simple and high-quality standard with regards to design and construction.

Size: S, M, L, XL (Man), Size: XS, S, M, L (female)
Descripció: 24 velocitats, frens de disc, rodes de 28″ i portaequipatges.

 

  • Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / pump / 2 spare tubes
  • Handlebar bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
  • 1 water bottle
  • Odometer
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps/cages 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...

Souvenirs


with supplement (+45 €/person)

Daily Elevation Profiles
Average / Day : Distance : 29.29 Km / 18.14 Miles - Elevation gain : 282.71 Meters
Day 2 :   Walking Tour around Barcelona

Option 1: 6 Miles - 9 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 85 Meters 

Option 2: 8 Miles - 13 Km  Elevation gain 2 : 230 Meters 

Day 3 :   Ride to Canet d'Abri

Option 1: 19 Miles - 31 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 380 Meters 

Day 4 :   Cycle along the Costa Brava to Sagaro

Option 1: 25 Miles - 41 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 212 Meters 

Day 5 :   Sagaro to Llafranc

Option 1: 19 Miles - 30 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 263 Meters 

Day 6 :   Leave the Costa Brava towards Madremanya

Option 1: 25 Miles - 40 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 380 Meters 

Day 7 :   Ride to Pulbol and the Gala Dali Castle

Option 1: 25 Miles - 41 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 429 Meters 

Included

  • 7 nights of accomodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • 3 dinners included
  • All luggage transfers
  • Transfer from Barcelona to Girona the day3.
  • Transfer from Madremanya to Girona the last day.
  • 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 for every 1-3 people
  • 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.

Informations & Recommendations

Barcelona Airport "El Prat". This is the main regional national and international airport. From there you can take the metro to the Barcelona-Urgell station L1 (every 45 minutes). From there take a taxi or walk to your hotel (10 minutes).

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 1390 € 400 € 1830 €
*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

Souvenirs

Swag
Discover France Jersey +45 €/person

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental
    Standard Included
Electric assist bike
    Standard 135 €
Gravel Bike Rental
    Standard 90 €



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