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GIRONA CHARMING REGION BIKE TOUR

If you like mediaeval villages and mysterious forests, if you have ever believed that witches existed, this is definitely your tour.

Three stages so you can see for yourself the mountains, forests and most legendary villages of our catalogue. You’ll discover rural Catalonia, with its pastureland and country houses. You’ll cross the Natural Park of La Garrotxa Volcanic Area, where you’ll feel the energy of this fertile land. You’ll reach the Pyrenees by riding through the lovely valley of Camprodon until you come to the natural border with France, Coll d’Ares. All of this, pedalling along peaceful roads and conquering the area’s most legendary mountain passes.

A tour that will be the joy of nearly all your senses: sight, smell, hearing and taste.

TOTAL
DISTANCE

237 kms

TOTAL
ASCENT

5.011 mts

AVERAGE
DISTANCE

79 kms

AVERAGE
ASCENT

1.670 mts

TOUR INFORMATION:

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

RENTAL BIKE:
2020 SCOTT ADDICT SE DISC

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Look no further. Your next cycling adventure starts here!

One Tour, two options:

Private Tour: Enjoy a guaranteed to run premium cycling experience with us. Choose your own dates and fill in the form to get your group’s custom quote within 24 hours.

Scheduled Tour: Come cycle with us and meet other cyclists from all over the world on an epic adventure. Check date availability and book online in the Scheduled Tour section down below.

DAY 1 WELCOME TO CATALONIA!

PICK UP, TRANSFER AND WELCOME ROUTE

Our services begin. Pick up and transfer to our hotel in Girona, Southern Europe’s cycling capital.

Upon arrival at the hotel we will offer a briefing providing general information of the tour before proceeding to bicycles tuning for all those customers who have contracted our rental service.

In the afternoon and depending on your arrivat time, we will take a first ride to Els Àngels legendary mountain pass.

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

Note: For your convenience and if you plan to arrive by your own, you will be able to check in, indicating your name and our company name (TOURMALET 2015 SLU).

ACCOMMODATION

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DAY 2 / STAGE 1 GIRONA-LES PRESES

STAGE DESCRIPTION

We’ll set out from Girona, leaving behind the basilica and cathedral of this privileged city of Roman, Arab and Jewish buildings.

Banyoles is waiting for us, the sun-filled village that lives around the largest natural lake of the Iberian Peninsula. We’ll leave the ducks and rowing boats and canoes to start the renowned ascent to Rocacorba. From the top you’ll be able to soak up the wonderful panoramic view of the Pyrenees and the sea and, lower down, the sanctuary, which bids us farewell and takes us back to Banyoles to divert towards Santa Pau.

This small mediaeval village stands in the centre of the Natural Park of La Garrotxa Volcanic Area. The route leading to the small town of Olot runs through a landscape of leafy forests. In spring, its lush vegetation brings to mind mystery and fairy tales and autumn, its famous beech trees transform into a perfect postcard.

On the last stretch, from Olot to Les Preses, it’s worth looking up to see the towering mountains embracing the valley. Our magnificent hotel lies at the foot of the Puigsacalam, where we can rest while listening to the silence and breathing in the smell of the forest.

DISTANCE

89 kms

ELEVATION

1.699 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

ROCACORBA

ELEVATION: 812 m / 2664 feet
LENGHT: 13 km / 8,07 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 6,4%

ACCOMMODATION

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Hotel Vall de Bas
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Joanetes

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Banyoles
Santa Pau
La Fageda d’en Jordà
Olot

DAY 3 / STAGE 2 LES PRESES – LLANARS

STAGE DESCRIPTION

We’ll start out from Les Preses to Castellfollit de la Roca, a village perched on a 50-metre cliff next to the River Fluvià that will take us to the Coll de Camporiol. We then have a short flat stretch that leads to Montagut i Oix, in the heart of Alta Garrotxa.

This protected landscape is the home of wild boars, deer and roe deer that will hide away from us, while in the sky impressive birds such as golden eagles, vultures and bearded vultures will effortlessly fly above us while we work our way up the second mountain pass, Coll del Buc.

We come to Beget, a place where time stopped many years ago to preserve the beauty of the streets and stone houses that stand on the banks of the stream of clear water that flows through the village.

We’ll carry on climbing until we arrive at Coll de la Boixeda to then continue to Llanars, in the middle of the valley of Camprodon, where our fantastic hotel will be waiting for us.

DISTANCE

67 kms

ELEVATION

1.603 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

COLL DE CAMPORIOL

ELEVATION: 235 m / 770 feet
LENGHT: 5,5 km / 3,4 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 41%

COLL DE BUCS

ELEVATION: 384 m / 1259 feet
LENGHT: 7,8 km / 4,8 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 5,8%

COLL DE BOIXEDA

ELEVATION: 600 m / 1968 feet
LENGHT: 12,3 km / 7,64 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 5,1%

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Grèvol
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Llanars

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Castellfollit de la Roca
Alta Garrotxa
Beget

DAY 4 / STAGE 3 LLANARS – OLOT

STAGE DESCRIPTION

We head towards Setcases that marks the start of the well-known ascent to Vallter 2000. The asphalt of each one of the hairpin turns of the mountain pass has been painted red as a tribute to the most important world cycling races, except the bend dedicated to the Giro d’Italia, painted pink and the Tour de France, painted yellow.

We reach the summit at a height of 2,155 metres above sea level. The Pyrenees embrace us in all their splendour. Now the waters of the river flow under our feet, as we are right above the source of the Ter.

On the way down we leave the road to Camprodon, where we cross the River Ter with a view of the emblematic stone bridge that is joined to the historical town centre by a watchtower. The slope accompanies us to mediaeval territory, Sant Joan de les Abadesses. We tackle the Coll de Santigosa and the final descent that takes us to Olot.

DISTANCE

81 kms

ELEVATION

1.709 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

VALLTER 2000

ELEVATION: 854 m / 2801 feet
LENGHT: 12,1 km / 7,1 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 7,2%

COLL DE SANTIGOSA

ELEVATION: 376 m / 1236 feet
LENGHT: 6,4 km / 3,91 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 5,9%

ACCOMMODATION

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Camprodon
Setcases
Vallter 2000
Vic

DAY 5 GOOD JOURNEY BACK!

DROP OFF TRANSFERS

End of our services. Early morning transfer to Barcelona.

After a few intense cycling days, this great experience will come to an end. We sincerely hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.

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

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ACCOMMODATION DAY 1

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ACCOMMODATION DAY 2

Hotel Vall de Bas
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Joanetes

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ACCOMMODATION DAY 3

Hotel Grèvol
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Llanars

ACCOMMODATION DAY 4

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¿WHAT’S INCLUDED?

INCLUDED SERVICES

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

  • Transfer of travellers as soon as they arrive to our country to their destination.

  • Execution of the tour by certified and multilingual bike tour guides specialised in tourism.

  • Supply of solid and liquid provisions during the tour including pasta or rice dish, energy bars and gels.

  • Health insurance.

  • Support vehicle and roadside assistance.

  • Daily transport of luggage.

  • 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.

  • Activities and additional visits.

  • Additional nights.

NON-INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Transfers to our country.

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

  • Minibar and extras in the hotel.

SCOTT ADDICT SE DISC
(Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic)

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.

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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
(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
11 fageda
10 santapau
12 olot
07 vallter
08 vic
09 banyoles
06 setcases
05 ccamprodon
01 castellfollit

Look no further. Your next cycling adventure starts here!

One Tour, two options:

Private Tour: Enjoy a guaranteed to run premium cycling experience with us. Choose your own dates and fill in the form to get your group’s custom quote within 24 hours.

Scheduled Tour: Come cycle with us and meet other cyclists from all over the world on an epic adventure. Check date availability and book online in the Scheduled Tour section down below.

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