Type of tour:Guided/Self-guided
Level:3
Duration:6 Nights
Distance:48 Miles/day average
Dates: Daily: Year-round 2014
Tour price:€1500 (guided)
€1100 (self-guided)
Start city:Ripoll, Spain
End city:Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
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Ripoll to Sant Feliu de Guixols
Catalonia: Pyrenees to Mediterranean Road Cycling

Tour Description: Self-guided

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Our Pyrenees to the Mediterranean Road Riding holiday starts in the mountain town of Ripoll, which is connected by a regular train service from Barcelona.

The first two nights are spent in Olot, the capital of the La Garrotxa volcanic region, before cycling on to your next base, the medieval city centre of Girona city, where you will spend two nights of your tour.

The final two nights of your tour are spent by the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, where you will experience some of the most stunning coastal riding available pretty much anywhere.

The cycling starts in the Pyrenees mountain town of Ripoll where you will get your first taste of riding some of the stunning peaks on your way to Olot, the capital of the La Garrotxa volcanic region.

Your next day's ride encompasses some of the best of the high mountain climbing and descending that is on offer in the Pyrenees. You will cycle through stunning mountain villages surrounded by high peaks that are picture perfect to stop for a photo.

The next day of riding heads towards Girona city and follows the route of one of the great rides of the Girona area with a stunning twenty kilometre climb followed by a fantastic 18 kilometre descent, all on beautiful quiet country roads.

Your second day in Girona city is spent riding one of the favourite road riding routes of the professional teams based here. The following day you cycle towards the coast through the lovely rolling Girona countryside before climbing up and over the coastal mountain range to join the famous 'Tossa de Mar' coastal road, which was part of the 2009 Tour de France stage from Girona to Barcelona.

The last day of riding takes you through the 'Les  Gavarres' coastal mountain range with three great climbs and buzzing descents before returning to your four star hotel by the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to relax in the hotel's Spa, a perfect way to end your great week or riding!


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