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COSTA BRAVA BIKE TOUR

Our sunniest and most refreshing 4-stage tour will take you all over the Costa Brava, moving from south to north, discovering the most emblematic coastal landscapes and places in the province of Girona, our country’s quintessential cycling capital.

We start off in the beautiful fishing village of Tossa de Mar with its fortified castle, then move up the coast until we reach Cap de Creus, the most easterly point in the Iberian Peninsula. A tour that first meanders with the sea, riding along the bright and precipitous roads that join the bustling coastal villages, to then enter the plains and peaceful atmosphere of the charming mediaeval villages that lie inland.

Our trip starts on one of the most spectacular and beautiful rideable roads in Europe and then we ride through protected natural parks and climb the region’s short but challenging mountain passes. You will stay in luxury hotels and discover why, year after year, Girona and its coast attract thousands of cycling enthusiasts.

A tour for plucky cyclists who want to find out for themselves why the wild and rugged landscape of the coast and its roads is called ‘Brava’ (fierce).

TOTAL
DISTANCE

CBT ROUTE:

259 kms

EPIC ROUTE:

372 kms

TOTAL
ASCENT

CBT ROUTE:

4.163 mts

EPIC ROUTE:

6.201 mts

AVERAGE
DAILY
DISTANCE

CBT ROUTE:

65 kms

EPIC ROUTE:

93 kms

AVERAGE
DAILY
ASCENT

CBT ROUTE:

1.041 mts

EPIC ROUTE:

1.550 mts

TOUR INFORMATION:

Starting point: Girona
Arrival: Girona
Duration: 6 days, 4 stages
Recommended season: February to November

RENTAL BIKE:
2020 SCOTT ADDICT SE DISC

DAY 1

¡WELCOME TO CATALUNYA!

We will meet at Girona Train Station where our team will be waiting to welcome you and take you to the hotel in Platja d’Aro, in the heart of La Costa Brava.

Transfers will be made in two groups from Girona Train Station: at 15:00 and 18:00. For your convenience, we ask you to indicate your estimated time of arrival in Girona either on your booking form or by sending us an email no later than 2 weeks before the trip starts. We will send you an email with your scheduled transfer time at least one week before your arrival.

You can also arrive at the hotel on your own, but you must indicate it on the booking form or by emailing us. If you are arriving 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.

Upon arrival at the hotel we will give a briefing to provide you with general information about the tour before tuning 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

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

DAY 2 / STAGE 1 PLATJA D’ARO – PLATJA D’ARO

STAGE DESCRIPTION

The first stage of the tour begins in Platja d’Aro, which we will leave behind to head towards Tossa de Mar, riding along one of the most beautiful roads in Europe.

On this day, we will deal with two wonderful ascents: Alt de Sant Grau, which will offer breath-taking views of the sea as we work our way up to the summit at a height of 472 metres, and Puig d’Arques, the highest altitude in the whole Baix Empordà region and the summit of our tour, standing at a height of 532 metres above sea level. The 360º view from its man-made observation point will be the best reward after the steep slopes.

To end this amazing first stage, we will head towards Palamós, a pretty fishing village where we’ll be able to get our energy back in one of the numerous bars and restaurants, before tackling the last kilometres of the stage, which will take us to Platja d’Aro, the region’s quintessential tourist municipality with busy commercial activity and a good number of leisure and gastronomic offers.

CBT ROUTE

64 kms

1.283 mts

EPIC ROUTE

93 kms

1.987 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

ALT DE SANT GRAU

ELEVATION: 340 m / 1115 feet
LENGHT: 6,2 km / 3,85 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 5,5%

ALT DE PUIG D’ARQUES

ELEVATION: 304 m / 997 feet
LENGHT: 7,6 km / 4,72 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 4%

ACCOMMODATION

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

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Tossa de Mar
Carretera de Tossa de Mar
Mirador de Puig d’Arqués
Platja d’Aro

DAY 3 / STAGE 2 PLATJA D’ARO – GIRONA

STAGE DESCRIPTION

The second stage starts off following the coastline until we enter the Castell-Cap Roig Protected Natural Area, of considerable scenic interest, where we’ll ride along a gravel path for a few kilometres.

Without leaving the coastline, we’ll head towards Calella de Palafrugell and LLafranc, two villages that best preserve the old atmosphere of traditional fishing villages. After leaving LLafranc, we have to climb the 170-metre cliff where the Sant Sebastià lighthouse stands, a short but steep slope that will offer us the marvellous views of the sea that can be seen from the lighthouse presiding over the cliff. We’ll continue in a northerly direction, passing through the small, idyllic villages of Tamariu and Fornells, where we can make a stop to have a drink or bathe in the crystalline waters.

Before we get to Girona, we’ll have to overcome the last mountain pass of the day, the legendary Els Àngels, the most popular ascent in the Costa Brava for professionals and cycling fans. After reaching the top, we’ll go back down to end the day enjoying the city that has become a paradise for cyclists.

CBT ROUTE

57 kms

938 mts

EPIC ROUTE

82 kms

1.409 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

ALT FAR DE SANT SEBASTIÀ

ELEVATION: 170 m / 557 feet
LENGHT: 1,3 km / 0,8 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 13%

ELS ÀNGELS

ELEVATION: 430 m / 1410 feet
LENGHT: 10,5 km / 6,52 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 4%

ACCOMMODATION

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Espacio Natural Protegido Castell-Cap Roig
Calella de Palafrugell
Llafranc
Far de Sant Sebastià
Tamariu
Girona

DAY 4 / STAGE 3 GIRONA – TORROELLA DE MONTGRÍ

STAGE DESCRIPTION

We’ll leave the charm of Girona behind to set off on our third stage. Once again, we’ll be riding uphill, but in the opposite direction to the previous day, to go to Els Àngels, which will warm us up ready for the wonderful day we have ahead of us.

Once we have reached the top of the mountain pass, our next stops are the villages of Monells, Peratallada and Pals, mediaeval jewels of the Costa Brava, where we’ll ride among their walls and along the cobbled streets, breathing in the atmosphere of past centuries.

We’ll carry on following our mediaeval route until we get to Begur, a village that can’t be missed, standing on a hill facing the sea and overflowing with colonial houses, presided over by its 11th-century castle.

Immediately afterwards we have a vertiginous descent that will take us to the coves of Sa Tuna and Sa Riera, an ideal place for having a drink on one of the terraces or taking a dip among little fishing boats.

We’ll end the day riding up steep roads that lead to the inland plains. We’ll leave the coast behind while crossing rice fields and orchards to go to today’s destination, Torroella de Montgrí, where we will stay in an old water mill converted into a fantastic hotel.

CBT ROUTE

77 kms

590 mts

EPIC ROUTE

92 kms

1.038 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

ELS ÀNGELS (from Girona)

ELEVATION: 399 m / 1309 feet
LENGHT: 11,3 km / 7,02 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 3,5%

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Molí del Mig by URG
****
Torroella de Montgrí

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Monells
Peratallada
Pals
Begur

DAY 5 / STAGE 4 TORROELLA DE MONTGRÍ – VILAJUÏGA

STAGE DESCRIPTION

Last day of the tour. We’ll leave Torroella de Montgrí crossing Els Aiguamolls de l’Empordà, one of the most important biodiversity reserves in the country, before we start climbing the linked mountain passes of Alt de Can Berta and Puig del Pení, heading towards the bohemian town of Cadaqués, home of Salvador Dalí.

Before reaching the end of the stage in Vilajuïga, we will ride further north so we can visit Port de la Selva and enjoy the last two mountain passes of the trip: Coll de Perafita and the demanding Alt de Sant Pere de Rodes, which will take us to the Benedictine monastery of the same name, which is open to visitors.

After our final descent to Vilajuïga, the van will take us to our hotel in Girona (about an hour away), where we’ll have one more night to enjoy the quintessential cycling capital of Southern Europe, thus bringing our fantastic experience to an end.

CBT ROUTE

61 kms

1.352 mts

EPIC ROUTE

104 kms

1.767 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

ALT DE CAN BERTA I PUIG DEL PENÍ

ELEVATION: 346 m / 1135 feet
LENGHT: 9,6 km / 5,96 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 3,6%

COLL DE PERAFITA

ELEVATION: 223 m / 731,6 feet
LENGHT: 4,5 km / 2,79 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 5%

ALT DE SANT PERE DE RODES

ELEVATION: 474 m / 1555 feet
LENGHT: 7,8 km / 4,84 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 6,1%

ACCOMMODATION

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Aiguamolls de l’Empordà
Cadaqués
Cap de Creus
El Port de la Selva y Monestir de Sant Pere de Rodes

DAY 6

¡ 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:

Girona Train Station

Girona

MEETING TIME:

15:00 and 18:00 PM

DEPARTURE

DEPARTURE LOCATION:

Hotel Palau de Bellavista

Girona

DEPARTING TIME:

11:45 AM

Girona – Platja d’Aro transfer included in this tour.

HOW TO GET THERE?

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: 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

05/04/2020 – 10/04/2020 1.375€ / COSTA BRAVA BIKE TOUR CANCELED
17/05/2020 – 21/05/2020 1.275€ / COSTA BRAVA BIKE TOUR CANCELED
08/06/2020 – 13/06/2020 1.275€ / COSTA BRAVA BIKE TOUR CANCELED
20/09/2020 – 25/09/2020 1.275€ / COSTA BRAVA BIKE TOUR
25/10/2020 – 30/10/2020 1.275€ / COSTA BRAVA BIKE TOUR
29/11/2020 – 04/12/2020 1.275€ / COSTA BRAVA BIKE TOUR

¿WHAT’S INCLUDED?

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Accommodation in selected hotels in double occupancy room with half-board.

  • Transfer Girona – Platja d’Aro on first trip day.

  • 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

  • Hired bicycles: includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service, daily fine-tuning and components (check prices in Renthal Bikes section).

  • Single room.

  • Cancellation insurance.

  • Activities and additional visits.

  • Additional nights.

NOT INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Transfer to our country.

  • Lunch.

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

  • Minibar and extras in hotels.

HOTEL DAYS 1 and 2

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

HOTEL DAY 3

HOTEL DAY 4

Hotel Molí del Mig by URG
****
Torroella de Montgrí

HOTEL DAY 5

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 1.690€ 1.690€ 1.950€
Single Room Supplement +290€ +390€ +550€
Half-Board Supplement +150€
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) +350€ +150€

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 and bed and breakfast regime.

  • First and last trip dinners.

  • 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.

  • Half board.

  • Single room.

  • Cancellation insurance.

  • Activities and additional visits.

  • Additional nights.

WHAT ISN’T INCLUDED?

  • Transfer to our country.

  • Lunch.

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

  • Minibar and extras in hotels.

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