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BARCELONA TO GIRONA BIKE TOUR

From cosmopolitan Barcelona to legendary Girona, the quintessential cycling haven, travelling around the Catalan countryside and discovering its impressive scenery by passing through three natural parks and the enchanting rural areas they hide.

Three intensive days in the Catalan countryside, pedalling through landscapes where plains and mountains alternate in harmony with forests and fields. We’ll go through the lush Montseny Natural Park, Biosphere Reserve, and we’ll climb up to the highest point in the province of Barcelona, the Turó de l’Home, before continuing north to reach the monumental and gastronomic city of Vic. The delightful Catalan villages of Rupit and Tavertet will take us deep into the colourful display offered by the beech tree forests in the Volcanic Area of La Garrotxa, and before we reach Girona we’ll climb the legendary Rocacorba, the pole of attraction for many professional cyclists in the region of Girona.

TOTAL
DISTANCE

CBT ROUTE:

172 kms

EPIC ROUTE:

233 kms

TOTAL
ASCENT

CBT ROUTE:

2.876 mts

EPIC ROUTE:

4.241 mts

AVERAGE
DAILY
DISTANCE

CBT ROUTE:

57 kms

EPIC ROUTE:

78 kms

AVERAGE
DAILY
ASCENT

CBT ROUTE:

959 mts

EPIC ROUTE:

1.414 mts

TOUR INFORMATION:

Starting point: Barcelona
Arrival: Girona
Duration: 5 days, 3 stages
Recommended season: February to November

RENTAL BIKE:
2020 SCOTT ADDICT SE DISC

DAY 1

¡WELCOME TO CATALUNYA!

We will meet at our hotel in Barcelona where our team will be waiting in the hall to welcome you at 18:00.

For your convenience and if you plan to arrive before the set time, you will be able to check in, indicating your name and our company name (TOURMALET 2015 SLU). If you have booked accommodation in a shared room with another guest, we kindly ask you to keep the room in perfect condition until their arrival.

After you have checked in and been shown your room, our team will give a briefing to provide you with general information about the tour. We will then tune the bicycles of all the guests who have contracted our rental service.

We will end the first day of the trip with a fantastic welcoming dinner in the hotel, with the whole team.

Important information: Please refer to the Travel Details section for detailed information about the different public and private transport options to take you to the initial meeting point. For your information, we offer optional transfer services upon request. You can contract them on the booking form.

ACCOMMODATION

Gran Hotel La Florida
*****
Barcelona

DAY 2 / STAGE 1 SANT CELONI – VIC

STAGE DESCRIPTION

We will start our trip with a short drive in a van that will take us from Barcelona to Sant Celoni, a town nestled at the foot of the Montseny Massif, where we will tackle the first challenge of the tour with the ascent of the Turó de l’Home, one of the longest and hardest mountain passes in Catalonia. We advise you to save some energy for the last 5 kilometres, a stretch frequently chosen by professional cyclists for training on its steep slopes.

After reaching the top, we’ll carry on riding for a few kilometres in Montseny Natural Park to join up with another summit that is popular in the Catalan cycling world, the Alto de Santa Fe, which will delight you with wonderful views of the province of Girona.

Continuing the route along privileged roads of great natural beauty and without losing sight of the Montseny, we come to Viladrau, a charming rural village located to the south-west of our final destination, Vic. The bucolic spirit of its historical quarter and the renowned gastronomy of the capital of this inland area of Barcelona will undoubtedly be a perfect combination for completing this first intensive day of the tour.

CBT ROUTE

59 kms

1.409 mts

EPIC ROUTE

73 kms

1.827 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

ALT DEL TURÓ DE L’HOME

ELEVATION: 1.495 m / 4904 feet
LENGHT: 25,6 km / 15,90 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 5,8%

ALT DE SANTA FE DEL MONTSENY

ELEVATION: 219 m / 719 feet
LENGHT: 6,8 km / 4,22 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 3%

ACCOMMODATION

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Macizo del Montseny – Turó de l’Home
Viladrau
La Fageda d’en Jordà

DAY 3 / STAGE 2 VIC – LES PRESES

STAGE DESCRIPTION

Halfway through the tour, we tackle the stage that will take us to the region of La Garrotxa, a land of volcanoes and mediaeval villages.

Starting out from Vic and heading towards Les Guilleries Massif, the route is made up of peaceful roads that will lead to Manlleu, where we’ll start an easy and pretty ascent to Tavertet, one of Catalonia’s most picturesque and hidden villages standing on the top of some cliffs.

After reaching the summit of the first ascent in the stage, we’ll ride down to Rupit, one of the region’s best-preserved mediaeval villages where we’ll be able to get our strength back or take a few photos of its famous hanging bridge.

We’ll continue our route going uphill again to Coll de Condreu, an old mountain pass that used to join the towns of Vic and Olot that will take us a bit closer to volcanic land.

Before beginning the last scenic descent to arrive at today’s destination, we’ll visit the Sanctuary of Mare de Déu del Far, an old hermitage standing atop a mountain that offers superb views, to thus bring this beautiful stage to an end.

CBT ROUTE

51 kms

939 mts

EPIC ROUTE

71 kms

1.117 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

ALT DE TAVERTET

ELEVATION: 418 m / 1371 feet
LENGHT: 9,9 km / 6,15 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 4,5%

COLL DE CONDREU

ELEVATION: 164 m / 538 feet
LENGHT: 7,7 km / 4,78 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 1,4%

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Vall de Vas
****
Les preses

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Castellfollit de la Roca
Rupit
Santurario del Far

DAY 4 / STAGE 3 LES PRESES – GIRONA

STAGE DESCRIPTION

The last stage of our tour begins in the middle of the volcanic area, where we’ll ride our bikes surrounded by pastures and fields of crops in one of the most breath-taking and hidden regions in Catalonia.

Enveloped by landscapes where the striking volcanic land is displayed in all its splendour, we enter into the nature reserve of La Fageda d’en Jordà, with its beech tree forest that grows on a flow of lava. A few kilometres later, on the way to Banyoles, we’ll visit Santa Pau, the beautiful mediaeval village with the greatest wealth of volcanic phenomena in the region.

After arriving in Banyoles, a town flanked by its great lake and the Rocacorba mountain range, we’ll start the ascent to its legendary summit, a place of worship and a popular training area for numerous professional and amateur cyclists who live in the Girona region.

After a technical descent, we’ll head towards Girona, the end of today’s stage where we’ll enjoy the last night of the tour in the cycling capital of Southern Europe.

CBT ROUTE

62 kms

528 mts

EPIC ROUTE

89 kms

1.297 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

ROCACORBA

DISTANCE: 767 m / 2516 feet
ELEVATION: 13 km / 8,07 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 6,8%

ACCOMMODATION

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Zona Volcanica de la Garrotxa
La Fageda d’en Jordà
Santa Pau
Banyoles
Rocacorba
Girona

DAY 5

¡ GOOD JOURNEY BACK!

After a few intensive cycling days, this great experience reaches its end. We sincerely hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.

We would like to remind you that you must leave the hotel before 12:00 noon. If you contract a shuttle service to your destination, the drivers will be waiting for you in the hall at the agreed time.

Thank you so much for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you soon!

ARRIVAL

MEETING LOCATION:

(Barcelona)

MEETING TIME:

18:00 PM

DEPARTURE

DEPARTURE LOCATION:

Hotel Palau de Bellavista, Girona

(Girona)

DEPARTING TIME:

11:45 AM

HOW TO GET THERE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Barcelona Airport – Barcelona

Train: The Renfe R2 suburban line connects Terminal 2 of Barcelona airport with Barcelona-Sants train station every half hour. The journey takes 20 minutes and costs approximately €7.00. If you are landing at Terminal 1, there is a free shuttle bus service between the two airport terminals. Buses leave every 5 minutes from the ground floor of T1.

Metro: The L9 Southern line connects the T1 and T2 airport terminals with Barcelona in about 30 minutes. Trains leave every 7 minutes and the trip costs €4.60 to any station in the centre of Barcelona. TMB (Barcelona Metropolitan Transports Authority) allows bicycles to be taken on board, except during rush hours on working days (from 7.00 to 9.30 and 17.00 to 20.30).

Taxi: There is a 24-hour taxi service at the T1 and T2 airport terminals. The journey to the centre of Barcelona takes approximately 30 minutes and the daytime fare costs about €35.00. A supplement of 1 euro is charged for each suitcase you take with you.

Other options: You can find further information about other existing means of transport as well as detailed maps of the airport here.

Girona – Barcelona

Train: Renfe connects the cities of Girona and Barcelona with a wide variety of schedules and different types of journey. The length of the trip varies depending on the journey, and takes between 40 minutes and 2 hours. You can find more information about the price and timetable here. Renfe allows bicycles to be taken on trains as part of your luggage on all commuter and medium distance journeys. You will find more information about Renfe’s regulations here.

Bus: The 602 and 603 lines operated by Sagalés connect the cities and airports of Barcelona and Girona in less than 2 hours. The approximate cost is €15.00 per journey. Bicycles can be taken on buses free of charge, as long as they are placed in the luggage hold and are properly packed and protected. You can find more information about timetables and stops here.

PRIVATE TRANSPORT SERVICES

Catalonia Bike Tours transfers

Alternatively, we offer transfer services from anywhere in Catalonia upon request. Our vans are adapted to transfer luggage and bicycles for groups up to 8 passengers. You can request an estimate for this service by using our booking form or contacting us.

Taxis and FHV

You can easily find taxi services in many towns and cities around the country, but keep in mind that most of them do not accept bicycles as part of the luggage. For this reason, if you are travelling with your bike, we strongly recommend you use the public transport system or hire a private transfer service.

DATES AND PRICES

22/11/2020 – 26/11/2020 1.495€ / BARCELONA TO GIRONA BIKE TOUR
03/10/2021 – 07/10/2021 1.495€ / BARCELONA TO GIRONA BIKE TOUR

¿WHAT'S INCLUDED?

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Accommodation in selected hotels in double occupancy room with half-board.
  • Execution of the tour by certified and multilingual bike tour guides specialised in tourism.
  • Health insurance.
  • Support vehicle and roadside assistance.
  • Daily transfer of luggage.
  • Supply of solid and liquid provisions during the tour.
  • Mechanical service (doesn't include replacement components of privately-owned bicyles).
  • Tourist tax.
  • Visits to tourist attractions and tourist advice during the rides.
  • Routes accessed via Ride with GPS app.
  • Trip PhotoBook.

OPTIONAL SERVICES

  • Transfers.
  • Hired bicycles: includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service, daily fine-tuning and components (check prices in Rental Bikes section).
  • Single room.
  • Activities and additional visits.
  • Additional nights.

NOT INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Transfer to our country.
  • Repair service and component replacement of privately-owned bicycles.
  • Minibar and extras in hotels.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Collection at the agreed meeting point and transfer to Tossa de Mar. Dinner on the first evening.

  • 4 nights in selected 4- and 5-star hotels in a double room and half-board (breakfast and dinner).

  • Execution of the tour in a private group.

  • Bike tour guide who speaks Spanish and is specialised in tourism.

  • Support vehicle and roadside assistance.

  • Supply of solid and liquid provisions during the tour.

  • Daily transfer of luggage.

  • Visits to tourist attractions during the rides.

  • Tourist advice.

  • Health insurance.

  • 24-hour helpdesk and emergency telephone.

  • Tourist tax.

  • Route catalogue and trails.

  • Complimentary PhotoBook.

  • Complimentary Catalonia Bike Tours cycling jersey.

NON-INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Transfers to our country.

  • Lunch.

  • Repair service and component replacement of privately-owned bicycles.

  • Minibar and extras in the hotel.

HOTEL DAY 1

Gran Hotel La Florida
*****
Barcelona

HOTEL DAY 2

HOTEL DAY 3

Hostal Vall de Bas
****
Joanetes

HOTEL DAY 4

OUR BIKES

SCOTT ADDICT SE DISC 2020
(Shimano Ultegra Di2 electrónico)

The SCOTT Addict SE Disc was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, a Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain and disc brakes, the Addict SE Disc will be your go to when you’re looking to put the miles in.


PRICE: 80€/STAGE

Includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service and components.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Addict Disc HMF Carbon technology
  • Endurance geometry / Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
  • Addict Disc HMF
  • 1 1/8″-1 1/4″ Carbon steerer
  • Alloy Dropout
  • Syncros Integrated
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 RD-R8050-GS
  • 22 Speed Electronic Shift System
  • Shimano Ultegra FD-R8050
  • Eletronic Shift System
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 ST-R8070
  • 22 Speed Electronic Shift System
  • Shimano BR-R8070 Hyd Disc
  • 160/F and 160/R SM-RT800 CL rotor
  • Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000
  • Hollowtech II 52×36 T
  • Syncros RP2.0 Disc
  • 28 Front / 28 Rear
  • Syncros RWS
  • Shimano CS-R7000
  • 11-32
FIND YOUR SIZE

SCOTT ADDICT 10 DISC 2020
(Shimano Ultegra)

The SCOTT Addict 10 Disc was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and disc brakes, the Addict 10 will be your go to when you’re looking to put the miles in.


PRICE: 50€/STAGE

Includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service and components.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Addict Disc HMF Carbon technology
  • Endurance geometry / Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
  • Addict Disc HMF
  • 1 1/8″-1 1/4″ Carbon steerer
  • Alloy Dropout
  • Syncros Integrated
  • Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000-GS
  • 22 Speed
  • Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000
  • Shimano Ultegra ST-R8020 Carbon
  • Dual control 22 Speed
  • Shimano BR-R8070 Hyd Disc
  • 160/F and 160/R SM-RT800 CL rotor
  • Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000
  • Hollowtech II 52×36 T
  • Syncros RP2.0 Disc
  • 28 Front / 28 Rear
  • Syncros RWS
  • Shimano CS-R7000
  • 11-32
FIND YOUR SIZE

PRICES

Basic Price 6 pax 1.950€ 1.950€ 1.950€
Single Room Supplement +240€ +240€ +240€
Optional Bike Hire SCOTT ADDICT 10 disc 50€/stage

SCOTT ADDICT SE disc 80€/stage

DISCOUNTS BY NUMBER OF TRAVELERS

Number of travellers 7-8 9-10 11-12 +12
Discount 5% 10% 15% On request

SMALL GROUPS SUPPLEMENT

4 travellers 5 travellers
Supplement travelling on small groups (price par client) +290€ +120€

TOUR AVAILABILITY

ALL YEAR LONG

January – May / October – December

June and September

July and August

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Transfer of travellers as soon as they arrive to our country to their destination.
  • Accomodation in selected hotels in double occupancy room with half-board.
  • Execution of the tour in a private group.
  • Certified and multilingual bike tour guides specialised in tourism.
  • Health insurance.
  • Support vehicle and roadside assistance.
  • Daily transfer of luggage.
  • Supply of solid and liquid provisions during the tour.
  • Mechanical service (doesn't include replacement components of privately-owned bicyles).
  • Tourist tax.
  • Visits to tourist attractions and tourist advice during the rides.
  • Routes accessed via Ride with GPS app.
  • Trip PhotoBook.
  • Catalonia Bike Tours cycling jersey by Sportful.

OPTIONAL SERVICES

  • Hired bicycles. Includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service, daily fine-tuning and components.
  • Single room.
  • Activities and additional visits.
  • Additional nights.

WHAT ISN'T INCLUDED?

  • Transfer to our country.
  • Repair service and component replacement of privately-owned bicycles.
  • Minibar and extras in hotels.

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