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COSTA BRAVA SELF-GUIDED LEISURE BIKE TOUR

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Our sunniest and most refreshing self-guided bike tour will take you all over the southern-half of Costa Brava. You will discover at your own pace the most emblematic coastal landscapes and places in the province of Girona, our country’s quintessential cycling capital.

The tour starts and finishes in the beautiful city of Girona, which boasts a rich cultural and historical heritage. In this tour you will be passing charming fishing towns, sandy beaches, and intimate coves, as well as picturesque medieval villages.

3 STAGES TOUR’S DISTANCE AND ELEVATION:

TOTAL
DISTANCE

150 km

TOTAL
ELEVATION

1.260 m

AVERAGE DAILY
DISTANCE

50 km

AVERAGE DAILY
ELEVATION

420 m

4 STAGES TOUR’S DISTANCE AND ELEVATION:

TOTAL
DISTANCE

207 km

TOTAL
ELEVATION

1.650 m

AVERAGE DAILY
DISTANCE

52 km

AVERAGE DAILY
ELEVATION

412 m

SUMMARY

  • Departure: Girona

  • Arrival: Girona

  • Length:

    4 days – 3 stages

    5 days – 4 stages

  • Best time to travel: February to November

  • Difficulty: Intermediate

  • Terrain: 50% on-road | 50% off-road

  • Average distance: 50 km

  • Average elevation: 420 m

ACCOMMODATION CATEGORIES

  • Explorer

  • Comfort

  • Luxury

RENTAL BIKES

  • E-Touring bikes

  • Gravel bikes

DOWNLOADING AREA

COSTA BRAVA SELF-GUIDED BIKE TOUR TRAVEL PROGRAM

DAY 1 WELCOME TO CATALONIA!

STAGE DESCRIPTION

catedral de girona

The first destination of the trip is the marvellous city of Girona, a major city and pro-cycling hub near Costa Brava.

Your accommodation will be booked and you will only need to check-in at the hotel. After, you can enjoy the rest of your time exploring this wonderful city. Don’t miss the opportunity to stroll around its historic quarter or share the passion for bikes and experiences while enjoying a coffee in one of the numerous cycling cafes!

OVERNIGHT TOWN

Girona

Girona city has established a perfect balance between history, culture, gastronomy and leisure. This little bubbling city won’t leave you indifferent.

cycling in girona

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Walking old town city tour

EXPLORER CATEGORY

double tree by hilton

Double Tree by Hilton
4****
Girona

COMFORT CATEGORY

hotel ciutat de girona

LUXURY CATEGORY

hotel nord 1901

Hotel Nord 1901
4****
Girona

DAY 2 | STAGE 1 FROM GIRONA TO THE SEA

STAGE DESCRIPTION

Costa Brava Leisure Bike Tour

In the morning you will leave Girona by bike heading to the coast to Sant Feliu de Guíxols, with its lovely old town, marina, and beach. Further along the trail you can’t miss S’Agaró, considered one of the most beautiful towns to cycle in the Costa Brava.

Finally, you will reach Platja d’Aro, where you can find from Roman ruins, to hidden coves dotting the coastline.

STAGE DETAILS

  • 50 km

  • 320 m

OVERNIGHT TOWN

Platja D’Aro

Considered the heart of the Costa Brava, this town boasts of a long beach, hidden little coves and Roman ruins.

carnaval platja d'aro

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Visit to local winery

  • Boat tour

  • Kayak or Paddlesurf

EXPLORER CATEGORY

hotel la terrassa

Hotel SPA La Terrassa
3***
Platja d’Aro

COMFORT CATEGORY

san jorge

Park Hotel San Jorge
4****S
Platja d’Aro

LUXURY CATEGORY

Hotel Cala del Pi
5*****
Platja d’Aro

DAY 3 | STAGE 2 THE COASTLINE OF COSTA BRAVA

STAGE DESCRIPTION

la fosca

Today you will visit the fishing village of Palamós and two of its most famous and beautiful coves, La Fosca beach and El Castell beach.

You will continue through Cap Roig’s Natural Park to Calella de Palafrugell main streets and its amazing promenade.

Continuing onto Llafranc direction to Pals, you shouldn’t miss a visit to the picturesque Sant Sebastià lighthouse with panoramic views of the sea. Finally, you’ll reach the beautiful medieval town of Pals.

STAGE DETAILS

  • 40 km

  • 580 m

OVERNIGHT TOWN

Pals

Pals with its stunning Medieval old town, surrounded by bucolic rice fields and with a big beach where to enjoy different water sports, is a village with marvellous contrasts, where you won’t get bored.

3 pals

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Visit to local winery

  • Visit to the Botanic Cap Roig’s Gardens

EXPLORER CATEGORY

casa rural ses garites

Ses Garites
3***
Pals

COMFORT CATEGORY

arkhé hotel boutique

LUXURY CATEGORY

hotel es portal gastronomico

DAY 4 | STAGE 3 MARSHLANDS AND ISLANDS (Only 5 day – 4 stage tours) 

STAGE DESCRIPTION

estartit

This is an optional stage for those who want to extend a day the tour and get to know more thoroughly the Costa Brava.

You will ride through the rice fields of Pals to the Marshlands of Baix Ter, a great opportunity to observe landscapes of natural beauty, as well as an array of birds that inhabit these lands.

You will also visit the Estartit, a family orientated beach town from where you have wonderful views of the Illes Medes, one of the most important marine parks in Europe.

STAGE DETAILS

  • 57 km

  • 390 m

OVERNIGHT TOWN

Pals

Pals with its stunning Medieval old town, surrounded by bucolic rice fields and with a big beach where to enjoy different water sports, is a village with marvellous contrasts, where you won’t get bored.

3 pals

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Visit to local winery

  • Boat tour

EXPLORER CATEGORY

casa rural ses garites

Ses Garites
3***
Pals

COMFORT CATEGORY

arkhé hotel boutique

LUXURY CATEGORY

hotel es portal gastronomico

DAY 5 | STAGE 4 (3) COSTA BRAVA MEDIEVAL VILLAGES

STAGE DESCRIPTION

villas medievales

To go back to Girona you will experience a stage full of history and surprises discovering the inland region of Baix Empordà and its magnificent walled towns.

Departing from Pals you will head to Palau-Sator, with its famous clock tower. After, Peratallada, with his imposing town walls and moat. Finally, the medieval and old Iberian settlement of Ullastret.

After the medieval towns you will go North in search of the river Ter, which you will mostly follow during today’s route in order to reach Girona.

STAGE DETAILS

  • 60 km

  • 360 m

DESTINATION TOWN

*Optional overnight stay

Girona

Girona city has established a perfect balance between history, culture, gastronomy and leisure. This little bubbling city won’t leave you indifferent.

cycling in girona

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Walking city tour

EXPLORER CATEGORY

double tree by hilton

Double Tree by Hilton
4****
Girona

COMFORT CATEGORY

hotel ciutat de girona

LUXURY CATEGORY

hotel nord 1901

Hotel Nord 1901
4****
Girona

PRICE LIST COSTA BRAVA SELF-GUIDED BIKE TOUR

PRICES TABLE 4 DAYS | 3 STAGES TOURS

January – May

October – Desember

Easter Holidays

June & September

July &

August

Price/person category EXPLORER 350€ 420€ 540€
Price/person category COMFORT 460€ 520€ 640€
Price/person category LUXURY 595€ 650€ 800€
Half-board supplement category EXPLORER 90€
Half-board supplement category COMFORT 90€
Half-board supplement category LUXURY 180€
Optional rental bike CANYON CF 7 etap AllRound (Gravel) 55€/stage

SCOTT SubCross20 E-Ride (Electric touring) 50€/stage

*Prices subject to groups of minimum 4 persons. For groups of 1 – 3 persons contact us to receive a personalised quotation. 

*We offer private transfers from any location in Catalonia. Contact us to receive a personalised quotation of this service for your group. 

PRICES TABLE  5 DAYS| 4 STAGES TOURS

January – May

October – December

Easter Holidays

June & September

July &

August

Price/person category EXPLORER 450€ 540€ 680€
Price/person category COMFORT 590€ 680€ 800€
Price/person category LUXURY 710€ 790€ 990€
Half-board supplement category EXPLORER 120€
Half-board supplement category COMFORT 120€
Half-board supplement category LUXURY 240€
Optional rental bike CANYON CF 7 etap AllRound (Gravel) 55€/stage

SCOTT SubCross20 E-Ride (Electric touring) 50€/stage

*Prices subject to groups of minimum 4 persons. For groups of 1 – 3 persons contact us to receive a personalised quotation. 

*We offer private transfers from any location in Catalonia. Contact us to receive a personalised quotation of this service for your group. 

INCLUSIONS AND OPTIONAL SERVICES

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Accommodation in the hotels of  the selected category in a double occupancy room with breakfast included.

  • The tours’ tracks and tourist information stage by stage.

  • Luggage transfers.

  • On-call assistance (09:00h – 18:00h)

  • Access to the travel programme and navigation turn by turn through a mobile app.

  • Accidents insurance.

OPTIONAL SERVICES

  • Half-board.

  • Single room.

  • Rental bikes (check prices in the section RENTAL BIKES).

  • Activities and additional visits.

  • Additional nights.

  • Emergency assistance vehicle.

NON-INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Transfers to our country.

  • Minibar and extras in the hotel.

  • Tourist tax.

USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIP

TRIP GUIDE TRAVEL PROGRAMME AND NAVIGATION TURN BY TURN VIA MOBILE PHONE

TRIP GUIDE

Day by day summary, detailed route itineraries, overnight town tourist information, accommodation details and optional activities & visits for every stage.

programa de viaje

TOURIST ADVICE

Get easy access to your trip guide from anywhere with useful information such as tourist advice, your health insurance policy instructions or emergency contacts.

programa de viaje

NAVIGATION TURN BY TURN

Turn by turn navigation with preloaded waypoints providing you with information like restaurant suggestions, tourist spots and recommended visits.

navegacions

GETTING THERE OPTIONS FOR TRANSFERS FROM BARCELONA

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

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: Line 602 operated by Sagalés connect the cities and airports of Barcelona and Girona in less than 2 hours. The approximate cost is €19.00 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.

TRANSPORTE PRIVADO

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.

traslados cbt

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.

LEISURE BIKES RENTAL

SCOTT SubCross E-Ride 2021
(Electric Bike)

Meet the Sub Cross eRIDE 20, the easy way to explore gravel roads or smooth trails. The bike is equipped with the powerful Bosch Performance drive unit, intelligently integrated into the frame for a slick and smooth design. An adjustable stem and ergonomic saddle result in optimal comfort.

Scott E-bike rental girona

Price: €50 / stage


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Sub eRIDE 6061 Alloy
  • SUNTOUR NVX 30 NLO DS QR 700C STEEL TAPERED
  • Shimano Alivio 3100 9 Speed
  • Shimano Alivio 3100 9 Speed
  • Shimano CS HG400 11-36
  • Shimano BR-M200 Disc
  • Bosch Performance
  • PowerTube 500 Wh
  • Purion Display
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CANYON Endurace CF 7 All Road 2022
(SRAM Rival AXS)

This bike combines the latest-generation comfortable-and-fast Endurace carbon frame, with wide 35 mm all-road Schwalbe tyres. The result: a quick, smooth endurance road bike that lets you switch between smooth asphalt, broken roads, and light gravel with total ease.

Canyon gravel bike rental girona

Price: €55 / stage


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Canyon Endurace CF Disc
  • Axle dimension: 12×142 mm
  • Material: Carbon (CF)
  • Canyon FK0089 CF Disc
  • Material: carbon
  • Steerer tube diameter: 1¼”
  • Axle dimensions: 12 x 100 mm
  • Brake mount: flat mount
  • Wheel size: 700C
  • SRAM Rival eTap AXS
  • Rear derailleur with wireless shifting. Featuring robust steel bearings and spring clutch for quiet, secure operation. Cage material: aluminium. Maximum cassette size: 36T.
  • SRAM Rival eTap AXS
  • Front derailleur with wireless shifting. Featuring Yaw technology, eliminating the need for derailleur trim. Mounting type: braze-on.
  • SRAM Rival eTap AXS, 2-speed
  • Left-hand shifter with hood shape optimised to fit hands of all sizes, for comfortable and controlled braking from any position. With wireless shifting, contact point adjustment, reach adjust.
  • Right-hand shifter with hood shape optimised to fit hands of all sizes, for comfortable and controlled braking from any position. With wireless shifting, contact point adjustment, reach adjust.
  • SRAM Paceline
  • Designed for optimal venting. With rounded edges for easier wheel installs. Disc mount: centerlock. Weight: 155 g.
  • SRAM Rival DUB
  • Number of chainrings: 2
  • 43/30T
  • SRAM Rival XG-1250, 12-speed, 10-36
  • With SRAM’s premier X-Range gearing for a smoother progression over a greater gear range. Gear range: 10-36 T.
  • Wheels : DT Swiss Endurance LN
  • Rotor Mount: Center Lock
  • Tyres: Schwalbe G-One Allround, 35mm
  • 8.62 kg
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PHOTO GALLERY COSTA BRAVA CYCLING TOUR

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