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Catalonia Road Bike Tour: Girona to the Sea

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  • 7 nights | 35 miles/day
  • Difficulty Level: 3
  • Guided from: €1850
  • Self-guided from: €1350
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  4. Some long and/or steep climbs
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  4. Some long and/or steep climbs and/or technical trails
  5. Extensive climbing and/or highly technical trails
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Tour description

Experience the very best of the fantastic Road Riding that the Girona area has to offer and discover for yourself why so many Pro's choose Girona as their training base.

The rides are a fantastic mix of stunning coastal scenery, quiet and hilly inland roads, challenging climbs and buzzing descents that take you through undoubtedly some of the most picturesque scenery on the Costa Brava. The rides have been carefully selected to take you along high quality secondary roads that reduce your exposure to traffic - even during the busier times of the year.

The accommodation for this tour is staying in three very different and exciting locations. The tour starts in the medieval city centre of Girona city where you will spend the first two nights of your tour. After riding two of the many great rides that the 'Professionals' train on you cycle to the Mediterranean Sea which is your base for the next two nights, where you will experience some of the most stunning coastal riding available pretty much anywhere.

The final destination of the tour is staying in one of the timeless 'medieval villages' of the Baix Emporda region in a beautifully restored 4 star hotel. From your base here you will ride some of the classic rides of the 'Les Gavarres' range.

This tour has two different levels - Moderate level (this is the listed version in the Daily Program) and a Moderate to Difficult level (with longer and more challenging rides).

This tour is listed as Level 3 difficulty, but the tour operator can tailor the program to Level 4 if you wish. Please inquire.

Daily program

Day 1: Arrival
Individual arrival to Girona.
Overnight in Girona.

Day 2: Girona Warm up ride (25 miles/40 km)
A fantastic way to warm up and get accustomed to the un-crowded and beautiful riding that the Girona area offers. This ride is about 40 km in length and offers the opportunity to experience some of the beautiful and tranquil Girona countryside as you cycle along.
Overnight in Girona.

Day 3: Girona Loop (50 miles/80 km)
This is one of the great Girona road rides with some of the most spectacular scenery on offer in the whole of the Girona area. There is plenty of time to set your rhythm with some quality climbing and buzzing descents that just seem to go on and on. This ride will clearly explain why so many professional riders choose Girona as their winter training base!
Overnight in Girona.

Day 4: Girona to the Mediterranean Sea (31 miles/50 km)
Today we leave Girona heading for the coast. We cycle through the rolling Girona countryside before heading towards the coast for our first good climb up and over the coastal L’Ardenya range. Once at the coast we join the famous Tossa de Mar road that was part of the ‘2009 Tour de France’ stage from Girona to Barcelona. We follow the beautiful coastal road as it hugs the sea towards Sant Feliu de Guixols where we are based for the next two nights.
Overnight in Sant Feliu de Guixols.

Day 5: Tossa de Mar return alongside the Mditerranean Sea (31 miles/50 km)
This ride is just over 31 miles/50 km in length riding along the famous Tossa de Mar coastal road that was part of the ‘2009 Tour de France’ stage from Girona to Barcelona. The turn around point is the seaside town of Tossa de Mar with its stunning Citadel overlooking the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea - a great place to have a coffee before returning back to Sant Feliu de Guixols.
Overnight in Sant Feliu de Guixols.

Day 6: Medieval Villages (31 miles/50 km)
Today we head out on a beautiful and more relaxing ride that takes us through the plains of the Baix Emporda, stopping off at the timeless medieval villages that are dotted throughout this area. We then make our way to our final beautifully restored 4 star hotel in one of the most charming medieval villages of the area.
Overnight in Monells.

Day 7: Medieval Vllages 2 (40 miles/65 km)
We finish our week of riding exploring more of the pretty Medieval Villages of the Baix Emporda region with a visit to the beautiful hilltop village of Begur as our turn around point with stunning views to the sea and mountains from the castle.

Day 8: Departure
Transfer to Girona rail station included.

Dates

Daily: Mar 1-Nov 15, 2018 (upon request)
Low Season: Mar 01, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018, Sep 01, 2018 - Nov 15, 2018
High Season: Jul 01, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018

Prices

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€1850
High season surcharge
€350
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€350
Solo traveler surcharge (1 person in party; payable in addition to the single room surcharge)
€350
Extra Nights, Girona
Per person, double occupancy
€100
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€40
Extra Nights, Sant Feliu de Guixols
Per person, double occupancy
€100
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€40

Dates

Daily: Mar 1-Nov 15, 2018 (upon request)
Low Season: Mar 01, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018, Sep 01, 2018 - Nov 15, 2018
High Season: Jul 01, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018

Prices

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€1350
High season surcharge
€350
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€350
Extra Nights, Girona
Per person, double occupancy
€100
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€40
Extra Nights, Sant Feliu de Guixols
Per person, double occupancy
€100
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€40
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  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  • Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
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Creative Catalonia Terms and Conditions

Our change of tour dates or cancellation rates are as follows:

  • 30 days or more prior to the start of the tour = 75% refund for cancellation.
  • 15 - 30 days prior to the start of the tour = 50% refund for cancellation.
  • 7 - 15 days prior to the start of the tour = 25% refund for cancellation.
  • less than 7 days prior to the start of the tour = no refund for cancellation.

If you would like to change your tour dates we will do what we can to change your hotel reservations. However, if a hotel applies a cancellation charge, then this charge will have to be paid for by the client. Additionally, an administration charge of 50 Euros will be applied

Hire Bike Terms & Conditions
1) The client is responsible for paying for mechanical damage that occurs to a hire bicycle or Garmin GPS unit, including labour and the cost of replacing damaged parts. This excludes brake and gear cables as well as inner tubes.

2) The cost for call out for the tour operator to repair a puncture on a self-guided tour is 100 Euros.

3) If a hire bicycle or Garmin GPS unit is stolen while being hired by a client, the client is responsible for the cost of replacing the bicycle.

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Ratings

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Average Ratings

  • Overall

    5

  • Difficulty level (Actual vs. expected) 2.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Included meals 5
  • Bikes & equipment 5
  • Hotels or boat 5
  • Scenery 5
  • Ease of navigation 4.5
  • Local tour company services 4.5
  • Route selection 5

Reviews

Timr October 18, 2016

Spectacular Scenery; Great Bikes and Accommodations

Creative Catalonia provided quality road bikes, great accommodations, and a good itinerary with a nice mix of countryside, spectacular seaside, and interesting medieval towns. We went in early October and the weather was perfect for riding. Mornings sometimes required long sleeves but that would quickly change to shirt sleeves. Just a bit cool for swimming in the sea. Roads were in great condition, and traffic was light. Because the area has a lot of bikers, drivers seem to be more aware and tend to give plenty of room. The routes provided could also be tailored to provide longer rides, if desired.

BobF September 15, 2016

Best trip ever

Creative Catalonia (Daniel & Lucy) did an excellent job. Got us started and checked in with us midway. Maps, bikes and hotels could not have been better. I highly recommend this tour