Great Pyrenees and Costa Brava E-Bike Tour

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9 nights
36 miles/day
Self guided from EUR € 950
Bike tour in Spain
Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours

Great Pyrenees and Costa Brava E-Bike Tour

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Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours

9 nights
36 miles/day

Self guided from EUR € 950
Bike tour in Spain

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  • A luxury electric bike tour of Spain's Catalan landscapes from the mountains to the sea

    We all love electric bikes! We also love upscale and boutique accommodations - that is why we are offering this exclusive electric bike tour in Spain that will take you from the stunning Pyrenees Mountains down to the Costa Brava, showing you the most amazing landscapes Catalonia has to offer.

    And don't worry about the hills, this electric bike tour is all about being able to take your time and savor it all, not only the cycling but the local culture and history as well. And to complete the experience, you overnight in some lovely accommodations.

    You begin in a modernist 5-star mansion in the region of Cerdanya, and, from here, you bike the region's stunning mountain scenery, picturesque medieval villages, and abundant wildlife.

    The terrain then becomes progressively more undulating, and the vegetation changes from the forests and meadows of the Pyrenees to Mediterranean vegetation and agricultural areas. The sea is getting closer!

    Upon arriving at the plain of Empordà, essentially the backyard of the Costa Brava, you stay in a fully restored Catalan farm, a five-star hotel set in an environment of elegance and exclusivity. From this setting, you discover by bike the surrounding well-preserved medieval villages and all the region has to offer.

    You finish your electric bike experience cycling along the Costa Brava with its beautiful beaches, coves with rugged cliffs, and charming fishing villages.

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    Highlights

    • Well-preserved medieval villages, rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves
    • The lofty peaks of the Pyrenees
    • Beaches, coves, and cliffs of the Costa Brava
    • Picturesque fishing villages and stunning beaches
    • Cala Castell, one of the best virgin beaches on the Costa Brava
    • Dali Museum
    • Plenty of optional activities such as wine tasting, hiking, yoga, and more!
    • High-end unique hotels


  • Great Pyrenees and Costa Brava E-Bike Tour

     Tour Description Daily Program 

  • Daily program

    Day 1: Arrival day
    On the first day, you will be picked up after lunch at your Barcelona hotel (not included) or from the airport to be transferred (2 hours) by private transfer to Girona. Girona offers a wealth of attractions and activities. Its renowned Jewish old town stands as a testament to history, while the Cathedral showcases impressive Gothic architecture with its vast stone vaulted interiors. Exploring the city walls or tracing the path along the Onyar River rewards you with stunning vistas of the vibrant, colorful houses lining its banks.

    Day 2: Girona-Sant Feliu de Guíxols (34 miles/55 km)
    Starting your journey from the Cicloturisme office, you'll trace a cycle path leading southward, guiding you out of the city. This route unfolds along the "El Carrilet" greenway, which passes through Quart, Cassà de la Selva, and Llagostera. Throughout the ride, the Gavarres Massif, a forested mountain range predominantly of oak trees vital for cork production, serves as a scenic backdrop. Moving onward, you'll ascend towards Col de Sant Grau, setting the stage for an exhilarating descent overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The final stretch of your adventure hugs the coastline, treating you to breathtaking vistas from a lofty 100-meter vantage point above the sea. Your destination is San Feliu de Guíxols, and your hotel, nestled near the charming Sant Pol beach, offers a relaxing conclusion to this remarkable journey.

    Elevation gain: 2264 ft/690m+

    Day 3: Sant Feliu de Guíxols- Torroella de Montgrí (37 miles/59 km)
    Today's journey takes you northward along the coastline, seamlessly blending the coastal road with scenic seafront boulevards. Your route includes a visit to the prominent port town of Palamós. After a few kilometers, you'll reach the pristine Platja de Castell cove, notable for its untouched beauty and the ancient Iberian settlement situated on its left side. This spot offers an ideal setting for a leisurely picnic and a refreshing swim in the azure waters of the Mediterranean.

    Later you'll follow the path of the "Ruta del Tren Petit" greenway. As you continue, you'll reach the enchanting old fishing village of Calella de Palafurgell, a true gem along the Costa Brava. This is also a great spot to stop to have lunch.

    After a rest in front of the sea the route goes towards the north, inland to passing through Palafrugell, with his fish, meat and vegetables market. Nice place to learn about the product land of this region. You can also visit the Cork Museum. After exiting Palafrugell you will reach the medieval village of Pals, one of the better conserved medieval centre. The ride will take you through natural wetlands with extensive rice fields and long sandy beaches. The bike tour ends in Torroella de Montgrí at the foot of
    the castle Montgri Massif.

    Elevation gain: 1480 ft/+451 m

    Day 4: Circular route through the medieval villages (40 miles/65 km)
    This day presents the option of relaxation by the pool or beach, yet an appealing loop ride also beckons. Follow the course of the Daro River, uncovering the allure of small, picturesque medieval villages like Fonolleres. Venturing deeper inland, your path leads to Púbol, where the Castle of Gala Dalí stands as a testament to Salvador Dalí's surrealism, boasting a captivating decor.

    Returning towards the coast, you'll encounter the ruins of an Iberian village near Ullastret, granting you a breathtaking panoramic vista over the expanse. The journey back to Torroella winds through Palau-Sator and Peratallada, two exceptionally charming medieval villages. For a beachside perspective, an alternate route guides you to the coast, allowing you to embrace the beach and explore the coastal village of L’Estartit, rounding off this day of diverse experiences.

    Elevation gain: 1870 ft/+570 m

    Day 5: Torroella de Montgrí - Castelló d’Empúries (22 miles/36 km)
    The journey unfolds further north, leading you into the captivating Alt Empordà region. As you proceed, the expansive Bay of Roses opens up, featuring inviting sandy beaches that stretch along its coastline. Nestled near the picturesque medieval settlement of Sant Martí de Empúries and overlooking a stunning beach, a visit to the archaeological site of Empúries becomes a must. Here, Greek and Roman ruins stand as a testament to the classic cultures' interaction with the Iberian Peninsula.

    Continuing your route northward, you'll pass through the protected marshlands of Aiguamolls de l’Empordà, a haven for diverse wildlife. The journey concludes at Castelló d’Empúries, a village adorned with a rich architectural heritage, including a Gothic church, the Count's palace, an old market building, and a historic Jewish quarter, making it a fitting finale to this captivating expedition.

    Elevation gain: 197 ft/+60 m

    Day 6: Loop Castelló d’Empúries (42 miles/68 km)
    Today's itinerary promises a more challenging adventure, leading you to the stunning Cape Creus with its breathtaking landscape. This route entails two extended climbs, making it advisable to carry a battery charger for recharging during your lunch break. Upon conquering the Coll de Perafita ascent, you'll arrive at Cadaqués, renowned as one of the most charming fishing villages. For those keen on exploration, extending your ride to the Cape will grant you access to the Tudela geological park, revealing the region's geological wonders in all their splendor.

    Following your exploration of Cape Creus, your route retraces its steps, leading you back up to Perafita before descending to Port de la Selva. From this point, a challenging ascent awaits, guiding you to the Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes. Perched atop a mountain, this remarkable structure is a testament to the region's history and architectural marvels. Following this visit, a rewarding downhill journey will guide you back to your hotel, offering a fitting conclusion to a day filled with both physical and cultural exploration.

    Elevation gain: 3707 ft/+1130 m

    Day 7: Castelló d’Empúries - Figueres (29 miles/46 km)
    The cycling tour embarks towards Peralada, the heart of the wine Designation of Origin (DO). Here, you can immerse yourself in the world of wine by visiting the winery, exploring the castle, and wandering through the medieval town. Continuing your journey, you'll pedal through the upper reaches of the vineyard region, passing through Garriguella, Vilamaniscle, and Rabos, where the oldest vineyards stand. A brief stop at the modernist Espolla cooperative cellar is a must.

    The route then leads to a lengthy downhill ride that culminates in the city of Figueres. Upon arrival, cyclists are in for a treat with a visit to the renowned Theatre-Museum Dalí, an attraction that still ranks among Spain's most visited tourist sites. This journey offers a perfect blend of wine, history, and artistry.

    Elevation gain: 1214 ft/+370 m

    Day 8: Figueres- Olot (46 miles/74 km)
    Leaving behind the surrealism capital, your journey takes you towards the volcanic landscapes of the Pyrenees region. Your will stard heading south, on an ondulated region partially covered by mediterranean forest. Continuing your exploration, you'll traverse the area around the Banyoles lake before arriving at Santa Pau. This picturesque town is nestled amidst a landscape dotted with small volcanoes, their wooded slopes adding to the natural beauty of the surroundings.

    Traversing a serene beech forest, your path guides you to the town of Olot. This town not only offers a scenic journey through nature but also invites you to explore its pedestrian-friendly downtown. With its own unique charm and attractions, Olot adds yet another layer of discovery to your cycling adventure through this diverse and captivating region.

    Elevation gain: 3904 ft/+1190 m

    Day 9: Olot – Girona (37 miles/59 km)
    The final leg of your journey unfolds as you leave Olot behind and follow the Brugent river valley through the historic train line known as the “Carrilet.” This route, mostly downhill, offers a leisurely ride, creating the perfect opportunity to reflect on all the sights and experiences you've encountered along the way. It serves as a serene conclusion to your remarkable adventure.

    As you pedal towards Girona, the memories of the places you've explored and the landscapes you've traversed will likely fill your thoughts. Girona, your last stop, provides an ideal setting for the culmination of your journey. Spending your last night in this city will undoubtedly be a fitting and rewarding way to bring your grand adventure to a close you head back home.

    Elevation gain: 788 ft/+240 m

    Day 10: Departure from Girona

    Surface and terrain

    You will traverse low-traffic secondary roads with a focus on beautiful landscapes and scenery. The daily routes mainly start from your hotel. It is only on the third day (itinerary stage from the Pyrenees to the coast) that you will need a transfer from the hotel to the starting point, and a second transfer to the Dalí Museum and later to the hotel. Some itineraries include climbs but are easily conquered on the e-bike. In order to avoid traffic, non-paved gravel roads may be incorporated for short distances. If you don’t wish to use an e-bike you can choose a non-electric touring or road bike but keep in mind the difficulty level will increase. Hiking or walking could also be switched in any stage. All itineraries can be adapted to your wishes and your fitness level.


    Hotels

    You will be stay in accommodations based on the selected hotel category.

    • Girona: Hotel Peninsular

      Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Hotel Barcarola

      Torroella de Montgrí: Fonda Mitjà

      Castelló d’Empúries: Hotel Emporium

      Figueres: Hotel Ronda

      Olot: Hotel La Perla

    • Girona: Hotel Gran Ultonia

      Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Hotel S'Agaró Spa

      Torroella de Montgrí: Hotel Moli del Mig

      Castelló d’Empúries: Hotel Palau Maceli

      Figueres: Hotel Pirineos

      Olot: Hotel Can Blanc


    How to get there

    Tour start/end:

    Barcelona Airport (BCN)

    A private transfer from the airport or a hotel in Barcelona is included in your tour price. At the end of your tour, you can be transferred back to the airport, a hotel in the city of Barcelona, or even to Girona, if you prefer.


    Great Pyrenees and Costa Brava E-Bike Tour

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  • Dates

    Daily, upon request: Mar 1-Oct 31, 2024

    Low season: Mar 1, 2024 - Mar 26, 2024, Oct 1, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024

    Mid season: Mar 27, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024, Sep 1, 2024 - Sep 30, 2024

    High season: Jun 21, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024

    Prices

    • Tour package

      Low season Mid season High season
      Per person, double occupancy €950 €1050 €1115
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €1225 €1382 €1490
      Solo traveler (1 person in party with single use room) €1359 €1516 €1624

      *Note: a mandatory tourist tax of €7 per person will be added to your booking post-confirmation.

      Bike Rentals

      Electrically assisted bike €340

      Additional Services

      Dinner package (5 dinners, per person) €154
      Cellar visit with picnic and wine tasting (per person) €42
      Dinner in 1-star Michelin restaurants (per person) €150

      Extra Nights, Girona

      Low season Mid season High season
      Per person, double occupancy €55 €58 €60
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €92 €96 €100

      Transfer

      Girona - Barcelona Airport, per vehicle transfer (1-4 pax) €206
      Girona - Girona Airport, per vehicle transfer (1-4 pax) €50
    • Tour package

      Low season Mid season High season
      Per person, double occupancy €1240 €1440 €1775
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €1672 €1998 €2440
      Solo traveler (1 person in party with single use room) €1806 €2132 €2574

      *Note: a mandatory tourist tax of €13 per person will be added to your booking post-confirmation.

      Bike Rentals

      Electrically assisted bike €340

      Additional Services

      Dinner package (4 dinners, per person) €160
      Cellar visit with picnic and wine tasting (per person) €42
      Dinner in 1-star Michelin restaurants (per person) €150

      Extra Nights, Girona

      Low season Mid season High season
      Per person, double occupancy €57 €60 €67
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €93 €97 €110

      Transfer

      Girona - Barcelona Airport, per vehicle transfer (1-4 pax) €206
      Girona - Girona Airport, per vehicle transfer (1-4 pax) €50

    Included services

    • 9 nights’ accommodation in a double room (selected hotel category)
    • Breakfast each morning
    • Luggage transfers
    • Road book and maps for every day
    • General touristic information of the area
    • Navigational app
    • Service hotline assistance during the trip (daily, 8a-8p)

    Tourist tax not included in the tour cost. *Note: a mandatory tourist tax of €7 per person (standard hotels) or €13 per person (premium hotels) will be added to your booking post-confirmation.


    Bike rentals

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

    • Standard bike, BMC Urban Challenge 257 (ST) or similar (men's or women's frames)
    • Electrically assisted bike*, BMS Alpenchallenge AMP or MEGAMO Lane LX
    • Gravel bike, BMC URS 01 THREE

    *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

    Bikes come equipped with:

    • 1 pannier
    • Helmet
    • Map carrier
    • Odometer
    • Water bottle
    • Basic reparation kit and bike lock (one each per 2 people)

    Pedals:
    The bikes will have flat pedals.

    Helmets:
    Helmets are available on this tour. However, we recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene purposes.


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