Catalonia Road Bike Tour: Girona to the Sea

5/5 (3)
7 nights
35 miles/day
Guided from EUR € 1950
Self guided from EUR € 1450
Bike tour in Spain
Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours

Catalonia Road Bike Tour: Girona to the Sea

5/5 (3)

Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours

7 nights
35 miles/day

Guided from EUR € 1950
Self guided from EUR € 1450
Bike tour in Spain

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  • Enjoy some of Catalonia's best classic and coastal road rides

    Experience the very best of the fantastic road biking on offer in the Girona region, discovering for yourself why so many pros choose Girona as their beautiful training base.

    The rides on this tour are a mezmerizing mix of exquisite coastal scenery, quiet and hilly scenic road climbs, and buzzing descents through some of the most sensational surroundings on the Costa Brava. These rides have been carefully selected to lead you along high-quality secondary roads with reduced exposure to traffic, even during the busiest times of the year.

    Along the adventure, you'll be accommodated in three very different yet exciting locations, allowing you to relax in style. The tour starts in the medieval city center of Girona before moving onwards towards the magical Mediterranean coast for some of the must stunning coastal riding available in Europe. The final destination for the tour is one of the timeless medieval villages of the Baix Emporda region, a base point for enjoying 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 enquire.

    NOTE: July and August are high-volume travel months in Catalonia. If you wish to book during these months, please contact us. We will secure a price quote from our local partner for you.

    • Catalonia, Spain Road Bike Tour
    • Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Manuel Torres Garcia@Unsplash
    • Dining in Spain. Michael Behrens@Flickr
    • Costa Brava, Spain. error420@Unsplash
    • Spanish wines. Didriks@Flickr
    • Cadaques, Catalonia, Spain. Olakucha@Unsplash
    • Tossa de Mar, Costa Brava, Spain. error420@Unsplash
    • Penedes, Catalonia, Spain. Aleixvantayol@Unsplash

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    Highlights

    • Medieval city of Girona
    • Riding routes favored by Spanish pro cyclists
    • The rolling hills of the Girona Plains
    • Stunning Mediterranean coastal routes
    • Medieval villages of the Costa Brava
    • Very challenging climbs and descents through the 'Les Gavarres' pine and cork forest protected areas
    • A perfect road riding tour for your pre-season training program

    Learn More

    Not sure which type of tour to book? Learn about the differences between guided and self-guided bike tours or see more Spain bike tours.

    Interested in adding to your itinerary? Take a look at our cycling day tours in Spain.


    Catalonia Road Bike Tour

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  • Traveler photos

    • on the way to Tossa del Mar (photo by BobF)

    Catalonia Road Bike Tour

     Tour Description Daily Program 

  • Daily program

    Day 1: Arrival in Girona
    Individual arrival in the grand medieval city of 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 uncrowded, beautiful riding that the Girona area offers. This ride is about 40 km in length and offers the opportunity to experience Girona's spectacular and tranquil surroundings.
    Overnight in Girona.

    Day 3: Girona Loop (50 miles/80 km)
    This is one of the great Girona road rides boasting some of the most beautiful scenery in the region. There's plenty of time to set your rhythm with some quality climbs and buzzing descents that seem to go on and on. This ride will show you why so many professional cyclists choose Girona for their winter training base!
    Overnight in Girona.

    Day 4: Girona to the Mediterranean Sea (31 miles/50 km)
    Today you'll leave Girona and head for the magnificent Mediterranean coast. You'll cycle through the rolling Girona countryside before facing your first good climb, up and over the coastal L'Ardenya range. Once at the coast, you'll join the famous Tossa de Mar road, part of the 2009 Tour de France stage from Girona to Barcelona. Follow the dazzling coastal road as it hugs the turquoise sea towards Sant Feliu de Guixols.
    Overnight in Sant Feliu de Guixols.

    Day 5: Tossa de Mar return alongside the Mediterranean Sea (31 miles/50 km)
    Today's ride is just over 31 miles/50 km, cycling the Tossa de Mar coastal road until you reach the seaside town of Tossa de Mar itself. Grab a coffee in the shadow of the stunning Citadel which overlooks the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Then, enjoy the ride back to Sant Feliu de Guixols.
    Overnight in Sant Feliu de Guixols.

    Day 6: Medieval villages (31 miles/50 km)
    Today you'll head out on a beautiful, more relaxing ride through the plains of the Baix Emporda, stopping off at timeless medieval villages along the way. You'll make your way to your beautifully restored 4-star hotel, nestled in one of the most charming medieval villages in the area - Monells.
    Overnight in Monells.

    Day 7: Medieval villages (40 miles/65 km)
    You'll finish up your week of riding as you explore more of the captivating villages of the Baix Emporda region, including the hilltop village of Begur. As you turn back towards the hotel, gaze out over some sensational sea and mountain views from the grand castle.
    Overnight in Monells.

    Day 8: Departure
    End of tour. Transfer to Girona rail station is included. Alternatively, you have the option to return to Girona and cycle up and over the challenging and stunning 'Els Angels' monastery route - one of the favorite road rides of professional riders living in Girona. Lodging in Girona is not included but is available as an extra night.


    Catalonia Road Bike Tour

     Photos Accommodation 

  • Accommodation

    Hotels

    These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.

    Girona: Hotel Llegendes

    Sant Feliu de Guixols: Hotel S’Agaro

    Monells: Hotel Arcs

    Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.


    Catalonia Road Bike Tour

     Daily program Bikes 

  • Bikes

    Bikes available and included in the tour cost (reserved in advance at the time of booking):

    • The Canyon Endurace 2018 model

    Bikes available to rent on this tour (reserved in advance at the time of booking):

    • Electrically assisted bike: Scott E-SUB Active Unisex*

    *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

    Road bikes come equipped with:

    • Helmet
    • Pump
    • Repair kit
    • Multi tool
    • Spare tubes
    • Lock
    • 2 Water bottles (750ml each)
    • 1 Garmin Edge 800 GPS Unit for the group
    • Map holder

    More about the road bike: The 2018 Canyon Endurace AL 7.0 provides the perfect combination of lightweight and reliability. Equipped with a full Shimano 105 11-speed groupset for slick shifting and confidence-inspiring braking, and a compact (50/34) chainset to provide the range of ratios to keep you spinning on the exhilarating climbs and descents that Catalonia has to offer.

    Pedals:
    Our road bikes do not come equipped with pedals. Bikes can be fitted with clients' pedals during the bike setup. Of if clients do not want to bring their own pedals, the bikes can be fitted with standard flat pedals (without a cage) or Shimano mountain bike SPD style pedals. If you choose to have your bike fitted with the SPD pedals, you will need to bring your own cycling shoes with cleats. It is your responsibility to ensure that your cleats will fit these mountain bike style SPD pedals.

    Helmets:
    Helmets are included with the bike rentals. We recommend, for safety and hygiene reasons, that you bring your own helmet.


    Catalonia Road Bike Tour

     Accommodation Dates & Prices 

  • Dates

    • Daily, upon request: Mar 1-Jun 30; Sep 1-Nov 15, 2024 (additional dates in Jul-Aug available upon request for a surcharge)

    • Daily, upon request*: Mar 1-Jun 30; Sep 1-Nov 15, 2024 (*Minimum of 4 participants. Additional dates in Jul-Aug available upon request for a surcharge)

    Prices

    • Tour package

      Per person, double occupancy €1450
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €1840
      Solo traveler (1 person in party with single use room) €2240
    • Tour package

      Per person, double occupancy €1950
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €2340

      Minimum of 4 participants required.


    Bike Rentals

    Electrically assisted bike €335
    Road bike Included

    Extra Nights, Girona

    Per person, double occupancy €105
    Single use room (1 person/1 room) €158

    Extra Nights, Sant Feliu de Guixols

    Per person, double occupancy €105
    Single use room (1 person/1 room) €158

    Included services

    Self-guided tour includes:

    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Luggage transfers
    • Detailed maps and route notes of the rides
    • Road bike rental
    • Transfer to Girona train or bus station at the end of the tour
    • 1 Garmin Edge 800 GPS Unit

    Guided tour includes:

    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Luggage transfers
    • Detailed maps and route notes of the rides
    • Road bike rental
    • Transfer to Girona train or bus station at the end of the tour
    • Bike guide

    Tour Company


    Catalonia Road Bike Tour

     Bikes Other Details 

  • Map

    Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

    Surface and terrain

    The tour routes are along beautiful and tranquil secondary country roads that have an excellent tarmac surface.


    How to get there

    Tour start and end
    Nearest airport: Barcelona (BCN)
    Nearest train station: Girona (GRO)

    Please note:
    At the end of the tour, you are transferred to Girona rail station where there is a regular direct service to Barcelona.

    Tips on getting to and from your tour.


    Catalonia Road Bike Tour

     Dates & Prices Tour Reviews 

    • Jennifer Willans May 22, 2023

      Self guided Road cycle trip in Catalonia, Spain

      The hotels were excellent. The trip was graded as moderate and this was appropriate. We were happy the operator provided options for making the days more difficult if we chose to. There was a very good variety in the routes and the scenery was excellent. The routes were very well planned and easy to follow on the device they provided. We felt safe on the roads (routes) provided. The tour operator was available over WhatsAPP and responded quickly.

      What was the date of your tour?
      May 2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      5
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • 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.

      What was the date of your tour?
      October 2016
      How many tours have you completed?
      6
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
    • 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

      What was the date of your tour?
      9/1/16 - 98/16
      How many tours have you completed?
      three
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • on the way to Tossa del Mar (photo by BobF)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection

    Catalonia Road Bike Tour

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