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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

CBT ROUTE:

162 kms

EPIC ROUTE:

237 kms

TOTAL
ASCENT

CBT ROUTE:

3.520 mts

EPIC ROUTE:

5.011 mts

AVERAGE
DAILY
DISTANCE

CBT ROUTE:

54 kms

EPIC ROUTE:

79 kms

AVERAGE
DAILY
ASCENT

CBT ROUTE:

1.173 mts

EPIC ROUTE:

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

DAY 1

¡WELCOME TO CATALUNYA!

We will meet at Palau de Bellavista Hotel in Girona 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

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.

CBT ROUTE

63 kms

989 mts

EPIC ROUTE

89 kms

1.699 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

ROCACORBA

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

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Vall de Bas
****
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.

CBT ROUTE

41 kms

1.233 mts

EPIC ROUTE

67 kms

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
****
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.

CBT ROUTE

58 kms

1.298 mts

EPIC ROUTE

81 kms

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

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Camprodon
Setcases
Vallter 2000
Vic

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:

Hotel Palau de Bellavista, Girona

(Girona)

MEETING TIME:

18:00 PM

DEPARTURE

DEPARTURE LOCATION:

Hotel Les Clarisses, Vic

(Barcelona)

DEPARTING TIME:

11:45 AM

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.

Barcelona – Vic

Train: The Renfe R3 suburban line connects the cities of Barcelona and Vic in about 1.5 hours. Trains depart every hour from Barcelona-Sants and Vic stations from 6:00 until 22:00. The approximate cost is €7.00 per journey. Renfe allows bicycles to be taken on trains as part of the luggage on all local and medium distance journeys. You can find the scheduled departure and arrival times here.

Bus: The e12 line operated by Sagalés connects the cities of Barcelona and Vic in about 1.5 hours. The approximate cost is €9.00 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

15/03/2020 – 19/03/2020 1.095€ / GIRONA CHARMING REGION BIKE TOUR CANCELED
26/04/2020 – 30/04/2020 1.095€ / GIRONA CHARMING REGION BIKE TOUR CANCELED
08/11/2020 – 12/11/2020 1.095€ / GIRONA CHARMING REGION 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.

  • 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 DAY 1

HOTEL DAY 2

Hotel Vall de Bas
****
Joanetes

HOTEL DAY 3

Hotel Grèvol
****
Llanars

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 4 pax 1.950€ 1.950€ 1.950€
Single Room Supplement +230€ +230€ +230€
Half-Board Supplement +130€
Optional Bike Hire SCOTT ADDICT 10 disc

INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR

DISCOUNTS BY NUMBER OF TRAVELERS

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

SMALL GROUPS SUPPLEMENT

2 travellers 3 travellers
Supplement travelling on small groups (price par client) On request On request

TOUR AVAILABILITY

MARCH TO NOVEMBER

February – May / October – November

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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