Bike Barcelona to GironaDuration: 5 Days / 4 Nights Location: Girona Type: Self Guided Level: 2 Average / Day: 36 Km - 22 Miles When?: March to October Minimum: 2 From price: 461 €
Ride from Barcelona to Girona trough the Emporda. Start your rides along the coast line of the famous Costa Brava sea side to enjoy the best villages of Costa Brava. Discover the Iberian town of Ullastret, the medieval village of Peratallada and follow the agricultural fields along the Ter River.
Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city with a singular rhythm and heart beat, as well as its own customs which make it unique. In Barcelona can be found magnificent examples of artistic trends throughout the ages providing a great Romanesque, Gothic and above all Modernistic legacy, the latter represented by the work of architectural genius Gaudí.
Tossa de Mar is located on the Girona coast, half way between the city of Barcelona and the French border. Tossa de Mar is an ancient fishing village with an important historical background that has been transformed during the last 50 years into an emblematic tourist destination of the Costa Brava area.
Discover the mediveal village of Peratallada. “Peratallada” means “Carved Stone”, and many of the narrow streets and building foundations in this town are just that, literally carved right into the natural rock. There are also ancient cartwheel ruts cut into the road. The town is beautifully kept, and strolling around its cobbled streets you can admire a whole range of well-preserved buildings whose origins date back to pre-Roman times.
The Iberian town of Ullastret is one of the best-preserved Iberian settlements in Catalonia. It was one of the first fortified urban settlements to be found in Catalonia. It is located on a small hill from which it overlooks the gentle and peaceful landscape of the Emporda and Costa Brava to the South and the Pyrenees Mountains and Girona to the North. The original village was founded in the 6th century BC and was by the end of that century defended by a magnificent wall.
Torroella de Montgri is a 13th-14th century urban structure, a good example of classical Roman camp type layout. The old part of the town is surrounded by promenades that trace the path of the former defence walls, of which some remain: the 15th-16th century Torre de les Bruixes (Witches’ Tower), evoking legendary witches who once prevented a Catalan king from entering the town, and the 14th century Santa Caterina gate, the only remaining of the six original entrances to Torroella.
Girona has all the charm of a large city but without the crowds; The old town is one of the most evocative historical centres in Catalonia, with certain elements that are unique in Europe: the Carolingian wall, an exceptionally well conserved Jewish quarter, and the grandeur of the Cathedral’s Gothic nave, the widest in the world. Girona also has six museums which possess a patrimonial collection of great interest.
Day 1. Blanes to Tossa de Mar
20 km – 356 m (13 miles- 1.167 feet)
After a train ride or a car transfer from Barcelona, your first stage will start in Blanes, by the Mediterranean coast. From Blanes you will ride along a rolling route passing trough Lloret de Mar, always keeping the Med sea on your right side all the way to Tossa de Mar. This is a good opportunity to get acquaintance with the Costa Brava picturesque villages.
Day 2. Tossa de Mar to Tamariu
50 km – 560 m (31 miles- 1.830 feet)
Today you will experience one of the most beautiful roads of the Costa Brava. A “must do” for any bike rider who visit the area. This is the wiggly road that takes us from Tossa de Mar to Sant Feliu de Guixols. We will ride trough Platja d’Aro, one more of the Costa Brava summer pearls cities, to end up in Tamariu, a beautiful very little Fisherman Village where we will spend the night.
Day 3. Tamariu to Torroella de Montgrí
33 km – 212 m (20 miles- 695 feet)
You will leave the Mediterranean behind in Tamariu, to discover one the beautiful medieval Villages of “L’Empordà”, like Pals or Peratallada. This lovely village carved of Stone is a “must stop and visit” in your route. No less impressive is Ullastret, the largest Iberian town in Catalonia, located in the quiet and gentle landscape of the Empordà. After a day covered with Architecture treasures and history you can soaked in the pool of our Hotel.
Day 4. Torroella de Montgrí to Girona
40 km – 269 m (24,6 miles- 880 feet)
From Toroella de Montgrí you will follow the Ter river, riding along the agriculture fields of Baix Empordà, crossing the forest and enjoying the company of many of the river wild life birds.
Finally to arrive to the magical city of Girona with all the charm of a large city but without the crowds. Celebrate the end of the bike tour having dinner in one of our recommended restaurants. Before dinner to your convinience leave the bike in the hotel.
Day 5. Visit Girona / back to Barcelona
The perfect location of your hotel in Girona center makes it easy for you to stroll along the exceptionally well conserved old city or take time to do some shoping. Spend an extra night in Girona or take the train back to Barcelona.
INCLUDED in the price
- 4 night's accommodations including breakfast.
- 1 GPS per group with the daily preloaded routes.
- Maps and cue sheets to help you follow the tour.
- Daily Emergency Telephone assistance.
- All taxes.
NOT INCLUDED in the price
- Lunches during the tour.
- Dinners during the tour.
- Transport from and to Barcelona.
- Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel.
- Bike Rental
|Double Ocupancy in Mar-Apr-Oct||461 €/person|
|Double Ocupancy in May-Jun-Sep||484 €/person|
|Double Ocupancy in Jul-Ago||532 €/person|
|Single Supplement||131 €/person|
OPTIONAL extras per person
|Hybrid Bike Rental||85 €/person|
|Electric Bike Rental||108 €/person|
|Set of back panniers||25 €/person|
OPTIONAL extras per group
|Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel incluiding from Barcelona to Tossa, to Tamariu, to Torroella and to Girona||360 €/group|
|Private transfer from Barcelona to Blanes||90 €/group|
|Private transfer from Girona to Barcelona||160 €/group|