Catalonia by bike

from 775 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : ESP5
8 days / 6 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Linear trip
From March to October 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycle trip in Catalonia

Easy cycling tour on nearly flat or gently rolling terrain from the azure Mediterranean Sea into the green Catalonian countryside, dotted with Medieval villages. Pedal back into history as you cross fields of sunflowers and wheat, forests of pines and even rice fields in this ancient land once inhabited by Iberians in pre-Roman times and formerly besieged by pirates.

Day 1 : Arrival in Corça


Arrival at your accommodation in the village of Corçà. If you are coming into the train station in Flaça, a transfer to the hotel can be arranged (included).

Day 2 : Circular route from Corçà | 17 or 31 km


On the first day, immerse yourself in the ambience of Lower Ampurdan (Baix Empordà) cycling through its traditional and picturesque landscape. Cross little vegetable gardens, tiny villages and Mediterranean woods. The Medieval village centres of Monells and Madremanya especially worth a visit, as well as the castle-museum in Pubol dedicated to Gala, Dali’s wife.

Day 3 : Corçà – Peratallada | 25 km


A short climb through the woods, then on to flat terrain, surrounded by Tuscany-like villages situated atop natural mounds. This vast and fertile agricultural region was worked long ago by the Iberians, who introduced the now characteristic cypress tree as a wind-panel to protect the soil against erosion.

Day 4 : Peratallada - Costa Brava – Peratallada | 43 km


Quiet country lanes lead you through Pals, the pretty regional capital, to Palafrugell, Llafranca and Calella, one of the most beautiful fishing villages along this coast. Optional break to enjoy a very nice lunch at a restaurant on the beach. Other possibilities include a visit to the lovely botanical gardens in Cap Roig or venture southwards to the valley of Aubi, an area which has truly preserved its original rural character.

Day 5 : Peratallada - The Ter River delta - Peratallada | 40 km


Cycle placidly between the sandy beaches of the Costa Brava and the green rice fields of the delta, passing an occasional windmill along the way. Or, should you prefer to relax today, the village of Peratallada is a lovely spot for a rest day or a short stroll through the nearby Mediterranean woods.

Day 6 : Peratallada - Sant Pere Pescador | 38 km


Northwards into the region of Upper Ampurdan (Alt Empordà), through mixed forests, open rural landscapes and endless orchards. Optional stop to admire Greek and Roman ruins at the Empuries archaeological site. Then, take a break and stroll along Medieval lanes in Torroella de Montgrí. In the afternoon, arrival at your charming accomodation in the village of Sant Pere Pescador, just a few kilometers from the blue Mediterranean Sea.

Day 7 : To Figueres and Aiguamolls Natural Park | 57 km


The route takes you first to Figueres, the city whose name is synonymous with that of Salvador Dalí. Visit the surrealist painter’s museum, take a pleasant stroll along the town Rambla and admire the beautiful Augustine monastery just outside town. Then follow the Muga River to the medieval town of Castello d’Empuries. Later you are welcomed by the refreshing greenery of Aiguamolls de l’Emporda Natural Park, whose wetlands are home to a significant seasonal waterbird colony.

Day 8 : Departure during the day


Your program ends today after breakfast.
Transfer to Figueras train station can be arranged (included). From here, there are several trains towards Barcelona, Girona or Flaça.

Select your category

standard category
Reference: ESP5 STD
Low season
  • from March 1st to June 18th 2019
    from September 11th to October 25th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
775 € / pers.
Single supplement
290 € / pers.
Mid season
  • from June 19th to July 31st 2019
    from September 1st to 10th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
865 € / pers.
Single supplement
410 € / pers.
High season
  • from August 1st to 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
910 € / pers.
Single supplement
460 € / pers.

Category's details

Including :

• 7 nights’ with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 6 days with helmet
• Transfers as mentioned in the program
• 1 travel folder (per room) including detailed route directions and maps
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Lunches / Dinners / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (7 nights included)
• Return transfers to/from meeting place
• City taxes

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-80 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 65 € / pers.
• Tandem
no supplement
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 80 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: ESP5 STD
Extra night in Corçà
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
Single supplement
Any season
+ 90 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.
Extra night in Sant Pere Pescador
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
Single supplement
Any season
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 70 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

O’Connor hybrid bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear side bag
  • 1 map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

Electric bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 rear side bag
  • 1 map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Corça
> Return

Your journey

The rides follow mostly well surfaced tarmac lanes and secondary roads with little traffic and few dirt tracks. Inevitably, near the larger towns there is more traffic. The terrain is relatively flat with lightly hills.

How to arrive in Corça

By plane :
We recommend an arrival and departure to/from the airport of Barcelona (BCN).
Then to reach your first accommodation :
– Barcelona airport >> Barcelona-Sants station by bus (aerobus/city bus) or train (line R2 Cercanías-Rodalíes) ; every 30 mn, 20 to 30mn travel time.
– Barcelona-Sants station >> Flaça by train ; 8 trains per day ; 2h travel time.

Then a transfer from Flaça train station to your first accommodation can be arranged (included).

Trains informations : www.renfe.com

By train :
We recommend you to take a train to Barcelona and then a train to Flaça:
– Barcelona-Sants station >> Flaça by train ; 8 trains per day ; 2h travel time.

A transfer from Flaça train station to your first accommodation can be arranged (included).

Trains informations : www.renfe.com

By car :
You can leave you car at the first accommodation for the duration of your stay.

Return

By plane :
A transfer from the last accommodation to Figueras train station can be arranged (included).
Then to reach Barcelona airport :
– Figueras train station >> Barcelona- Sants station (by train), hourly, 2h travel time
– Barcelona-Sants station >> Barcelona airport by bus (aerobus/city bus) or train (line R2 Cercanías-Rodalíes) ; every 30mn, 20 to 30mn travel time.

Trains informations : www.renfe.com

By train :
A transfer from the last accommodation to Figueras train station can be arranged (included).
Then you can take the train back to Barcelona:
– Figueras >> Barcelona-Sants station, hourly, 2h travel time.

Trains informations : www.renfe.com

By car :

If you have left your car parked at the first accommodation, you can take a train, a bus or a taxi from Figueras train station :
– Figueres train station >> Flaça (train), hourly, 20-25mn travel time, 5-10€; then to reach Corça, take a bus (line 42, 10mn travel time, 3€) or a taxi (5mn travel time, 20€)
– Figueres bus station (130m from train station) >> Corçà (bus), 3 per day, 45mn travel time, 2-8€
– Figueres train station >> Corçà (taxi), 33mn travel time, 60-75€

Trains informations : www.renfe.com