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Catalonia Cycling - 5 Nights- Farmhouses/B&B's

Spain, Europe

from €969* per person 6 Days September-July
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Pure Adventures 24 people max
  • Train station near girona, spain
  • Active & Adventure trips
Traveling the Girona area of Spain by bicycle is remarkable for its archeological importance as this route visits the famous ruins of Empuries and the ancient Iberian settlement of Ullastret. Other important towns such as La Bisbal d'Emporda with its castle and ceramic tradition are wonderful visits. Figueres, the capital of Alt Emporda has the Dali museum and in Banyoles there is the lake which is the biggest in the region. The Natural Park of the Marshes is an important and protected ornithological site. Arrive in Girona and transfer to your farmhouse to start your cycling tour vacation!

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Spain, Europe

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3 testimonials about the provider, Pure Adventures:

  • Reviewer:
    'The trip was great! I lived in France for 5 years and took many great trips around Europe, but this may well have been the most memorable!'
    5
  • Reviewer:
    The trip exceeded my expectations in just about every way. It was awesome and challenging to be alone on a bike in a foreign country. I would recommend it to anyone with a sense of adventure who is in good health.
    5
  • Reviewer: located in CO USA
    Costa Brava Explorer - This is a WONDERFUL tour.  Bo was amazing and helpful, as were his directions and additional information in the hand-outs of things to see and recommended stops and restaurants.  I will recommend Pure Adventures to my bicyclist friends, and will certainly return to you for our next European bicycle adventure!
    5

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
  • Self-guided (includes hotels, maps, luggage transfer, etc but no guide).

Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrival Day

Arrival in Girona by train or plane and then transfer to the first hotel on your own. We are booking you into a the best hotel in the old part of Girona so that you can have this first afternoon and evening to experience Girona and in particular the old town which is very charming and worth this time. Dinner on your own this evening in any number of restaurants, we will include some of our suggestions! If today is a Saturday, then orientation will be today at 7pm.

Day 2 | Morning Girona, Transfer to First Lodging/Orientation

You have breakfast included at your hotel in Girona, and then free time to explore more of Girona on your own and have lunch before your late afternoon transfer. At 5pm we will take you at the hotel and transfer you to the first B&B in the nearby town of Terradelles, deliver bikes, and go over the cycling tour in orientation by our representative covering the trip from this day forward. This night is in the surrounding countryside near Olives or Terradelles. You can use the remaining day to relax, or do a warm up ride. Night and dinner in your farmhouse. With advance booking, we can accommodate earlier transfers this afternoon. (B,D)

Day 3 | Loop Ride Day 36 km

Today you will ride to Banyoles, where you can visit the town and its large lake where the 92 Olympic rowing was held. The city offers cultural and historical sites to visit. Along the undulating roads you will pass many small and charming villages with their old stone streets and houses from another time long forgotten! You can find a nice lunch or picnic spot along the route. We will include suggestions for sites and stops in your roadbook. Ride is about 36 km over flat to rolling countryside. Return for a 2nd night in your farmhouse B&B. (B,D)

Day 4 | Ride Day 31 km

Enjoy a leisure morning and hardy breakfast before packing up to leave. Your ride is a wonderful passage today through the best part of the Massif Les Gavarres. Visit medieval towns like Sant Jordi Desvalls, Foixa with its view of hte Baix Emporda area, and La Pera. In La Pera and Pubol you can visit the Dali Castle that was restored by Dali and his wife and is now a museum. Ride: 31 km to your next farmhouse b&b near La Pera; equally charming with a quiet setting and doting hosts. Dinner included. (B,D)

Day 5 | Loop Ride Day or Rest Day 34 km

Keeping a second night at this farmhouse, you can have a leisure breakfast and go out when you want. The loop ride is through gentle countrside where you can visit a large number of picturesque medieval villages: Cruilles, Monells, La Bisbal... La Bisbal d'Emporda is the capital town and offers a medieval district and castle. Return to your same B&B with dinner included. 34 km. (B,D)

Day 6 | Departure afer Breakfast. We transfer you back to Girona train station at 9:30 am.

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