Immerse yourself in the timeless Medieval Villages of Baix Emporda
Discover the hidden treasures of the Costa Brava coastline
Revel in the diverse landscapes of farmlands and forests along the Carrilet
Visit Salvador Dali’s ‘Castle Museum’ in Pubol and admire his renowned artworks
Experience the idyllic bays of Tamariu and Calella de Palafrugell
Cycle along the scenic ‘Ruta del Ferro’ from Ripoll to Sant Joan de les Abadesses
As the morning sun illuminates the Pyrenees mountain town of Ripoll, you’ll arrive by train from Barcelona, eagerly anticipating the start of your cycling adventure.
You will relish the enchanting journey over the majestic ‘Coll de Santigosa’ mountain pass. This scenic route treats you to awe-inspiring vistas of rolling hills, verdant valleys, and charming Catalan villages, immersing you in the region’s authentic charm. Arriving in Olot, the capital city of the volcanic ‘La Garrotxa’ region, you’ll discover a vibrant atmosphere coupled with a rich cultural heritage.
Hotel in Olot
33.1 km, 505 m of elevation gain
Today’s expedition unveils the picturesque landscape of the ‘La Garrotxa’ volcanic region as you embark on a captivating cycling journey along the renowned “Carrilet” route. Pedaling approximately 60 kilometers, the converted railway line guides you through a tapestry of stunning natural wonders.
Along the way, take in the scents of wildflowers and the melodies of birdsong, as you forge an indelible connection with the breathtaking surroundings. The route culminates in Girona, a city steeped in history, where you’ll find a captivating blend of medieval architecture and vibrant modern culture.
Hotel in Girona
61.2 km, 423 m of elevation gain
Embrace the serenity of the “Carrilet” once again as you embark on a delightful cycling adventure from Girona to the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The old converted railway line winds its way from the plains of Girona, descending through picturesque landscapes towards the captivating pine forests of the coast.
As you approach Sant Feliu de Guixols, the tantalizing scent of salty sea air fills your senses, preparing you for a tranquil beachside retreat in this charming coastal town.
Hotel in Sant Feliu de Guixols
39.5 km, 283 m of elevation gain
Embarking on another day of coastal exploration, follow the mesmerizing route that meanders through fields and forests adorned with magnificent pine and cork trees.
Revel in the harmonious blend of lush greenery and azure waters, creating a picture-perfect backdrop for your cycling adventure. Arriving in Llafranc, an idyllic coastal gem, be captivated by the breathtaking bay views and the town’s charming Mediterranean ambiance.
Hotel in Llafranc
25.5 km, 260 m of elevation gain
Today, your cycling adventure takes you on a captivating journey through the timeless Medieval Villages of the Baix Emporda region.
Traverse picturesque countryside, where rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves create a bucolic backdrop. As you meander through the cobbled streets of Monells, feel the echoes of the past resonate through the impeccably preserved medieval architecture.
Each village along the Baix Emporda cycle network unveils its own unique charm, offering a glimpse into the region’s storied past.
Hotel in Monells
27.3 km, 271 m of elevation gain
As your incredible cycling journey draws to a close, today marks your departure from the medieval wonders of Monells.
Consider one final cycling adventure before bidding farewell to this enchanting region as you embark on the challenging and stunning ‘Els Angels’ monastery route, a favorite among pro riders who call Girona home.
Arriving back in Girona, you’ll have the opportunity to reflect on the unforgettable experiences and cherished memories forged during your exploration of Catalonia’s finest cycling routes.
26.6 km, 538 m of elevation gain
Not enough? Why not spend a few more days here! Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing, and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.
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Tour design and organization
Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions
Service and support during your tour
GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app
Accommodation as per itinerary
Embark on a remarkable cycling adventure through the picturesque landscapes of Catalonia. The journey commences in the charming mountain town of Ripoll, where you’ll pedal along the enchanting ‘Ruta del Ferro’ to the quaint village of Sant Joan de les Abadesses.
After traversing this town, prepare for a thrilling ascent over the stunning ‘Col de Santigosa’ mountain pass, culminating in a breathtaking descent into Olot, the vibrant capital city of the volcanic region known as ‘La Garrotxa’.
Arriving in Girona, an ancient city with an intriguing history, you’ll continue your journey the following day along the Carrilet, covering around 40 kilometers of diverse landscapes. Traverse the undulating farmlands surrounding Girona and venture through the captivating Pine and Cork forests of the coastal region, leading you to the coastal town of Sant Feliu de Guixols.
From Sant Feliu de Guixols, embark on a captivating expedition along the resplendent Costa Brava coastline. Discover the hidden gems nestled along this scenic stretch, while your hotel perched above the striking bay of Llafranc serves as a haven of tranquility.
We offer an additional day in Llafranc, allowing ample time to explore the iconic Costa Brava bays of Tamariu and Calella de Palafrugell, immersing yourself in their undeniable allure.
As the cycling holiday nears its conclusion, uncover the timeless Medieval Villages of the Baix Emporda region. Nestled within this captivating landscape.
Your journey finishes back in Girona, with a train ride waiting to take you back to Barcelona.
Experience the epitome of personalization with our self-guided cycling tours. We curate a bespoke handout specifically tailored to your preferences, empowering you to explore at your own unhurried rhythm. Take leisurely pauses and immerse yourself in captivating surroundings at your own leisure. With our dependable 24/7 support, rest easy knowing that we’re always there to support you, ensuring a seamless and worry-free journey.
Self-guided cycling tours offer a customized and adaptable way to enjoy cycling vacations, giving you the freedom to explore at your own pace and adjust your itinerary or timetable as needed. Our team manages all the details, including lodging, comprehensive schedules, GPS routes, and continuous support, providing a relaxing and interactive journey that delivers autonomy, personalization, and genuine cultural experiences.
We are dedicated to finding the ideal match for you. We collaborate with various accommodation providers that meet our criteria, but their availability may differ, especially during peak seasons. Moreover, we can personalize your vacation based on your preferences and budget, making sure we discover the most fitting solution for your needs.
We advise booking your tour as early as possible, especially for popular tourist destinations where accommodation options are limited. The best choices are often booked out for summer before spring even arrives.
Most tours can still take place in light rain as long as you dress appropriately. During the summer months, afternoon thunderstorms are common, so it’s best to start the tour early. If the weather looks particularly bad, we can try to make adjustments to the tour ahead of time.
Our tours are specially designed for road bikes, and when it comes to Spain, an endurance road bike would be the most optimal choice. However, using a different type of bike will not pose any issues. Gravel bikes can be an excellent alternative as they offer versatility without compromising road performance.
Rest assured, we can always customize our tours to accommodate your bike. For instance, if you opt for a gravel bike, we can incorporate gravel roads into the itinerary. Regardless of your bike choice, you are more than welcome to join our road cycling tours in Spain, as we will make the necessary adjustments to ensure a seamless experience.
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