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Greenways of Girona Family
Bike tour along the Girona Greenways, divided in shorter rides to make an ideal trip for families with children.
The tour is plenty of different pretty spots to discover with the kids such as volcanic areas, forests and river marshes. In Girona there is plenty to see and do, such as visiting the Cathedral or the ancient Jewish Quarter, one of the best-preserved in the world.
The last section of the greenway drives you to the coast, reaching the Mediterranean Sea. The ride is easy, downhill, and fun and you’ll be passing through cropland and forests. You can spend the rest of the last day relaxing and enjoying a day at the beach.
Depending on the children’s ages and fitness, even the smallest ones from 5 years can accomplish this ride. The accommodation is handpicked and you are going to stay in quiet and lovely little hotels and farmhouses, some of them with swimming pool.
- Easy, short cycle rides along the “El Carrilet” greenway
- Enjoy nature away from the crowds: volcanic areas, forests, and rivers
- A scheduled beach trip on the last day
- Local hotels and farmhouses, all of them with swimming pools
Day 1: Individual arrival to Olot
Optional private transfer from Girona to Olot is possible. Olot is known for being the most singular volcano landscape in the Iberian Peninsula, with about 40 dormant volcanoes. You can also walk through La Fageda d’en Jordà, a beech wood, well-known for its beauty.
Overnight in Olot
Day 2: Olot – Les Planes d’Hostoles (14 miles/22 km)
After the delivery of the necessary documentation and bike fitting, you start your day's route following the cycle path along the old narrow gauge railway line “Carrilet d’Olot.” You reach les Planes d’Hostoles, passing the fantastic area of the Bas Valley with its gorgeous countryside and typical villages also called the Catalan Switzerland. Once in les Planes, take your time to enjoy the gorges next to the river.
Overnight in Les Planes d’Hostoles
Day 3: Les Planes d’Hostoles – Girona (22 miles/35 km)
The ride today through the countryside is fun. The ride is quite long but is mainly downhill and flat. You’ll cycle along the Ter River, one of the most important rivers of Catalonia, getting to know its fantastic cultural heritage unchanged through the years. You arrive at Girona, where you can spend the rest of the day visiting the Cathedral which has the broadest single nave of Gothic architecture in the world. Get lost in the narrow streets of the ancient Jewish quarter, one of the best preserved in the world. We also recommend a stroll along the Rambla or the medieval walls, which gives you a fantastic panoramic view of the city.
Overnight in Girona
Day 4: Girona – Campllong/Llagostera (11 or 13 miles/18 or 21 km)
You pass the village of Quart, well-known for its ceramics, and Cassà de la Selva, with beautiful modernist houses in the center of the town. You can spend the afternoon having a good time with the animals in the farms nearby the accommodation.
Overnight in Campllong/Llagostera
Day 5: Campllong/Llagostera – Sant Feliu de Guíxols (19 or 16 miles/30 or 26 km)
The last stage is the longest, but also flattest and easiest to cycle. A fun downhill takes you to the town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, with its magnificent fishing port and cultural interest, especially for its monastery. You can enjoy the rest of the day at the beaches.
Overnight in Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Day 6: Departure
Tour ends after breakfast.
Surface and terrain
This trip has been divided into shorter rides to make an ideal trip for families with children. Depending on the children’s ages and fitness, even the smallest ones from 5 years can do this ride. This tour is flat and several stretches are a slight downhill.
These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.
You will enjoy 2- and 3-star local hotels and farmhouses with swimming pools along this tour route.
Hotel Can Garay, Les Planes d’Hostoles
Hotel Peninsular, Girona
Can Dionís, Campllong
Can Serrà, Llagostera
Barcarola Hotel, Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.
How to get there
Tour Start and End
Nearest airport: Girona or Barcelona, Spain
Nearest train station: Girona, Spain
The bus from Girona Airport to Girona city takes 25 minutes and costs €2.75. A taxi will takes 25 minutes and costs approximately €30. From Girona, you can bus to Olot for approximately €15 (1-hour ride) and then taxi to start hotel (approximately 3km).
If you want to travel to Girona from Barcelona city you can take a bus. That bus stops in the center of Barcelona, in Estació d'Autobusos Barcelona Nord (Barcelona's main bus terminal). The journey takes 1 hour aprox, and the ticket costs about 15€.
Private transfers are also bookable with the local tour operator for a fee (see Dates & Prices for details).
Daily, upon request: Mar 1-Oct 31, 2023
Low season: Mar 01, 2023 - Apr 05, 2023, Oct 01, 2023 - Oct 31, 2023
Mid season: Apr 06, 2023 - Jun 22, 2023, Sep 03, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
High season: Jun 23, 2023 - Sep 02, 2023
Low season Mid season High season Per person, double occupancy €595 €655 €695 Single use room (1 person/1 room) €732 €804 €891
Hybrid touring bike, men's frame €65 Hybrid touring bike, women's frame €65 Electrically assisted bike €155 Child bike €45 Child seat €25
Dinner package Adults (4 dinners) €105 Dinner package Kids (4 dinners) €56 Pedals ( Shimano, Look, toe clip) €20 GPS €45
Extra Nights, Girona
Low season Mid season High season Per person, double occupancy €55 €55 €60 Single use room (1 person/1 room) €100 €100 €130
Extra Nights, Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Low season Mid season High season Per person, double occupancy €55 €65 €85 Single use room (1 person/1 room) €110 €130 €150
Extra Nights, Olot
Low season Mid season High season Per person, double occupancy €55 €65 €65 Single use room (1 person/1 room) €110 €130 €130
Olot-Girona Airport, per vehicle transfer (1-4 pax) €105 Olot-Barcelona Airport, per vehicle transfer (1-4 pax) €240 Sant Feliu de Guíxols-Girona Airport, per vehicle transfer (1-4 pax) €70 Sant Feliu de Guíxols-Barcelona Airport, per vehicle transfer (1-4 pax) €175
Child, ages 0-2 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price) 100% Child, ages 3-7 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price) 50% Child, ages 8-12 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price) 25% 3rd person, ages 13 and older sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price) 10%
- 5 nights accommodation in double room in 2- and 3-star hotels
- Breakfast each morning
- Luggage transfer between hotel to hotel
- Roadbook and maps; general touristic information of the area
24-hour service hotline assistance during the trip
- GPS units (with preloaded tracks) are available to rent
*Note: a mandatory tourist tax of €5 per adult(16 years and up) will be added to your booking post-confirmation.
Bikes available to rent on this tour (reserved in advance at the time of booking):
- Hybrid bike, 24-speed Ghost Square Cross or similar (men's or women's frames)
- Electrically assisted bike, WINORA Sinus Tria 7 speed
- Child bikes, child seat
*More about electrically-assisted bikes >
Bikes come equipped with:
- 1 pannier
- Map carrier
- Water bottle
- Basic reparation kit and bike lock (one each per booking)
Bike protection can be purchased at the time of booking. You can read more about that HERE.
The bikes will have flat pedals.
Helmets are available on this tour. However, we recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene purposes.
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