Day 1: Individual arrival to Girona
You'll find plenty to do in Girona. The city is famous for having one of the best-preserved Jewish old towns, and the Cathedral boasts one of the largest stone vaulted spaces in Gothic architecture. A walk along the city walls is highly recommended or following the Onyar River, which gives you a nice picturesque view of the colored houses of Onyar River.
Overnight in Girona
Day 2: Girona – Sant Feliu de Guíxols (28 miles/45km; elevation gain 919 feet/280m)
On your first day of cycling, you will meet with the local tour representative to receive your bikes. You will follow a cycle path to exit the city to the south. The ride takes you straight to the Mediterranean Sea. This section follows greenway called “El Carrilet,” passing through the towns of Quart, Cassà de la Selva, Llagostera, and Santa Cristina d'Aro. Along the route we always have the Gavarres Massif as a backdrop, a mountainous forest area, consisting mainly of oaks, important for the cork production.
Overnight in San Feliu de Guíxols
Day 3: Sant Feliu de Guíxols – Calella de Palafrugell (19 miles/30km; elevation gain 889 feet/271m)
Today you’ll ride North along the coast combining the coastal road with the front sea boulevards, visiting the main port town of Palamós. After a few kilometers, you’ll pass the unspoiled cove, Platja de Castell, with its Iberian settlement on the left side. This is a nice place to have a picnic or take a swim in the Mediterranean sea. Later on, you arrive in the picturesque old fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, one of the pearls of Costa Brava. On the last section, you’ll be cycling along the greenway called “Ruta del Tren Petit.”
Overnight in Calella de Palafrugell
Day 4: Calella de Palafrugell – Torroella de Montgrí (18 miles/29km; elevation gain 591 feet/180m)
The route leads you the north and inland to pass through Palafrugell, with its fish, meat and vegetable market. This is a great place to learn about the product land of this region. You can also visit the Cork Museum.
After exiting Palafrugell you can stop at the cellar Mas Oller for the guided visit and the wine tasting. Later on, you reach Pals, one of the better preserved medieval centers. 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.
Overnight in Torroella de Montgrí
Day 5: Torroella de Montgrí – Castelló d’Empúries (22 miles/36km; elevation gain 197 feet/60m)
The route continues north passing the Montgrí massif into the county of Alt Empordà. We enter the long Bay of Roses with long, sandy beaches. Onward to the pretty medieval settlement Sant Martí de Empúries and right in front of the superb beach. You should take the time to visit the archeological settlement Empúries with Greek and Roman ruins, the gateway of the classic cultures to the Iberian Peninsular.
The route continues north where you will pass through the protected marshlands of Aiguamolls de l’Empordà. The route ends at the village of Castelló d’Empúries with its rich architectural heritage: gothic church, Count’s palace, old market building, and Jewish quarter.
Overnight in Castelló d’Empúries
Day 6: Loop ride around Castelló d’Empúries (23 miles/37km; elevation gain 213 feet/65m)
This ride provides fantastic views of the Pyrenees as a backdrop while cycling through the 100-year-old vineyards. Today you will have the opportunity to visit the most interesting wineries, mainly located in the towns of Vilajuïga and Pau. This day includes a wine tasting and lands product’s picnic in Espelt Cellar.
Overnight in Castelló d’Empúries
Day 7: Castelló d’Empúries – Figueres (27 miles/43km; elevation gain 1214 feet/370m)
The last bike tour heads first to Peralada (the capital of the wine DO) where you will visit the castle and the medieval town. From there you will cycle crossing the upper part of the vineyards zone passing by Garriguella, Vilamaniscle and Rabos with the most ancient groves. Don’t miss a visit to the modernist cellar of Espolla cooperative. From there the tour takes you to a long downhill ride until arriving to your final destination, the city of Figueres. After arriving to Figueres riders enjoy a visit to the world famous Theatre-Museum Dalí, still one of the most visited tourist site in Spain.
Overnight in Figueres
Day 8: Departure
Tour ends following breakfast.