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GIRONA SELF-GUIDED ROAD BIKE TOUR

Costa Brava self-guided road bike tour

Our sunniest and most refreshing self-guided 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.

DISTANCE AND ELEVATION FOR 3 STAGES PROGRAM

TOTAL
DISTANCE

248 km

TOTAL
ELEVATION

3.697 m

AVERAGE DAILY
DISTANCE

83 km

AVERAGE DAILY
ELEVATION

1.232 m

DISTANCE AND ELEVATION FOR 4 STAGES PROGRAM

TOTAL
DISTANCE

340 km

TOTAL
ELEVATION

5.213 m

AVERAGE DAILY
DISTANCE

85 km

AVERAGE DAILY
ELEVATION

1.303 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: 100% on-road 

  • Average distance: 85 km

  • Average elevation: 1.303 m

ACCOMMODATION CATEGORIES

  • Explorer

  • Comfort

  • Luxury

RENTAL BIKES

  • Road

  • E-Road Bikes

DOWNLOADING AREA

GIRONA SELF-GUIDED BIKE TOUR TRAVEL PROGRAM

DAY 1 WELCOME TO CATALONIA!

STAGE DESCRIPTION

Costa Brava self-guided road tour

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.

In the afternoon, 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

INCLUDED CLIMBS

  • Els Ángels 11 km | 3,66% av. gradient

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 self-guided road tour

In the morning you will leave Girona heading to Platja d’Aro through one of the most beautiful cycling sections in Catalonia. The first challenge of your trip will be the unforgettable Sant Grau climb, from where you can take in the panoramic views over the wooded mountains and down to the sea as well as enjoy a coffee on the courtyard of its monastery.

Descending the mountain you will reach Tossa de Mar with it’s lovely Castle, old town, marina, and beach. Further along the trail you can’t miss Sant Feliu de Guíxols just before reaching S’Agaró – Platja d’Aro, the main tourist spot in the Costa Brava.

STAGE DETAILS

  • 82 km

  • 1.319 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

INCLUDED CLIMBS

  • Sant Grau 8,8 km | 3,6% av. gradient

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 CLASSIC CLIMBS OF THE COSTA BRAVA (Only 5 days – 4 stages tours)

STAGE DESCRIPTION

Costa Brava self-guided road tour

In this optional stage of the tour you will enjoy three classic climbs in the Gavarres Protected Natural Area massif, all of them of great cycling interest. During today’s stage keep a watch out for your favourite professional cyclists living in Girona!

The first climb of the day is Alt de la Ganga and it’s also the easiest one. It connects the coast with the inland town of La Bisbal d’Empordà, home of the pottery industry in Catalonia.

Leaving the city behind, you will ride up to Alt de Santa Pellaia while soaking the wonderful views of the Gavarres massif.

Puig d’Arques is the last climb of the stage and the steepest and most challenging one and very much worth it, due to the wonderful views from the 360º viewpoint on top. Enjoy it!

STAGE DETAILS

  • 92 km

  • 1.516 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

INCLUDED CLIMBS

  • La Ganga 4,7 km | 3,7% av. gradient

  • Santa Pellaia 6 km | 4% av. gradient

  • Puig d’Arques 7,6 km | 4% av. gradient

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 4 | STAGE 3 (2) THE COASTLINE OF THE COSTA BRAVA

STAGE DESCRIPTION

estartit

The third stage of the trip will let you discover why the wild and rugged landscape of this coast is named ‘Brava’ (fierce).

You will start passing by the fishing village of Palamós and its most famous cove “La Fosca”. You will continue heading north until reaching Calella de Palafrugell, considered one of the most beautiful fishing towns in the Costa Brava.

Next section it’s a challenging sequence of short and step climbs that will test your cycling skills. From the top of those ascencions you will enjoy amazing panoramic views of the sea. Before reaching Torroella – l’Estartit, you will pass by Begur and the Natural Park of Aiguamolls de l’Empordà (Empordà Marshlands).

STAGE DETAILS

  • 87 km

  • 1.290 m

OVERNIGHT TOWN

Torroella – L’Estartit

Torroella & L’Estartit are privileged and interesting towns. The diversity of natural landscapes, the long beaches, the shopping and the cultural and leisure opportunities make this area an ideal spot for enjoying pleasant holidays.

castillo torroella

INCLUDED CLIMBS

  • Alt de Sant Sebastià 1,3 km | 13% av. gradient

  • Alt de Begur 5,3 km | 3,2% av. gradient

EXPLORER CATEGORY

can barnossell

Can Barnosell
3***
Llabià

COMFORT CATEGORY

molidelmig

Molí del Mig by URH
4****
Torroella de Montgrí

LUXURY CATEGORY

emporda golf

Empordà Golf – Hotel Terraverda
4****
Torroella de Montgrí

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

STAGE DESCRIPTION

pueblos medievales de la costa brava en bici

Departing from Torroella you will head to a huge number of medieval towns through a flat section of quiet secondary roads and apple tree fields.

We suggest you to take your time to visit the most important ones: Ullastret and it’s fortified old town; Palau-Sator with its famous clock tower; Pals, perhaps the most visited medieval town in the Costa Brava; Peratallada, with his imposing town walls and picturesque streets; Monells and it’s spectacular main square.

On the last section of your trip you will ascend the mythic Els Àngels climb that will offer you amazing views over Girona: the best way to say goodbye to this incredible adventure!

STAGE DETAILS

  • 79 km

  • 1.088 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

INCLUDED CLIMBS

  • Els Àngels 10,5 km | 4% av. gradient

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 GIRONA SELF-GUIDED BIKE TOUR

PRICES TABLE 4 DAYS | 3 STAGES TOURS

Enero-Mayo | Oct-Dic

Junio y Septiembre

Julio y Agosto

Precio/persona categoría AVENTURERO 380€ 470€ 620€
Precio/persona categoría CONFORT 540€ 630€ 740€
Precio/persona categoría LUJO 790€ 850€ 990€
Suplemento Media Pensión categoría AVENTURERO 130€
Suplemento Media Pensión categoría CONFORT 130€
Suplemento Media Pensión categoría LUJO 185€
Alquiler Bicicleta Opcional CANYON CF SL 8 (Shimano Ultegra) 50€/etapa

CANYON CF 7 etap (Sram AXS) 55€/etapa

*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

Enero-Mayo | Oct-Dic

Junio y Septiembre

Julio y Agosto

Precio/persona categoría AVENTURERO 480€ 580€ 840€
Precio/persona categoría CONFORT 680€ 790€ 950€
Precio/persona categoría LUJO 1.090€ 1.090€ 1.390€
Suplemento Media Pensión categoría AVENTURERO 170€
Suplemento Media Pensión categoría CONFORT 170€
Suplemento Media Pensión categoría LUJO 250€
Alquiler Bicicleta Opcional CANYON CF SL 8 (Shimano Ultegra) 50€/etapa

CANYON CF 7 etap (Sram AXS) 55€/etapa

*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.

USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIP

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.

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

USEFUL INFORMATION

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

ROAD BIKES RENTAL

CANYON Endurace CF SL 8 2022
(Shimano Ultegra)

A carbon-fibre, disc brake endurance road bike built for your longest rides. This setup strikes the perfect balance between speed and comfort with a complete Shimano Ultegra groupset, 4iiii power meter, lightweight DT Swiss Endurance LN22 wheels and CANYON award winning VCLS 2.0 leaf spring seatpost.

Canyon road bike rental girona

Price: €55 / stage


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Canyon Endurace CF SL Disc
  • Material: Carbon (CF)
  • Canyon FK0098 CF Disc
  • Material: carbon
  • Steerer: 1 1/4”
  • Axle dimensions: 12 x 100 mm
  • Brake mount: flat mount
  • Shimano Ultegra R8000 SGS
  • 11-speed, long cage design, max. cassette size: 34T, Shadow Shifting technology. Weight: 207g
  • Shimano Ultegra R8000
  • Front derailleur for 2×11 shifting systems.
  • Mount: braze-on.
  • Avg. weight: 92 g.
  • Shimano Ultegra R8020 2s
  • Left shift/brake lever with enhanced ergonomics for precise shifting and braking in all conditions. With increased reach adjustment range.
  • Right shift/brake lever with enhanced ergonomics for precise shifting and braking in all conditions. With increased reach adjustment range.
  • Shimano MT800
  • Light, high-grade centrelock brake rotor. Featuring Ice Freeza technology for superior heat management, creating consistent braking performance and increasing brake pad life. Weight: 133 g.
  • 4iiii Precision Ultegra R8000 Power Meter
  • Number of chainrings: 2
  • 50/34T
  • Shimano Ultegra HG800 11-34 11s
  • High-end cassette.
  • DT Swiss Endurance LN
  • Rotor Mount: Center Lock
  • Tyres: Continental GP5000s TR, 30mm
  • 8.06 kgs
CHECK YOUR SIZE HERE

CANYON Endurace CF 7 2022
(SRAM Rival AXS)

Built around the latest-generation Endurace carbon frame, this is an endurance bike built for all-day speed and comfort. A superb all-round package featuring wireless SRAM shifting and DT Swiss wheels wrapped in super-smooth 30 mm tyres.

Canyon road 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
  • 48/35T
  • 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 One TLE, 30mm
  • 8.62 kg
CHECK YOUR SIZE HERE

CANYON Endurace:ON 2022

(e-road)

This endurance e-road bike delivers a complete performance package, pairing a powerful Fazua motor with a comfortable frame geometry. The Endurace:ON AL 7.0 looks as good as it rides, and eats up the kilometres for fun.

canyon endurace:on

Price: €55 / stage


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Canyon Endurace:ON
  • Material: Aluminium (AL)
  • CANYON FK0074 CF DISC
  • Shimano GRX RX812 GS
  • Cage Length: long
  • Shimano GRX RX600 11s
  • High-quality shift/brake lever with gravel-specific ergonomics and outstanding control on rough terrain. With shifting lightness on par with road groupsets.
  • Shimano RT70
  • Disc Mount: Centerlock
  • Samox EC38 48T
  • E-bike specific crank. Constructed from forged 6061 aluminium.
  • Shimano SLX M7000 11-42 11s
  • 11-speed cassette. Gearing: 11-42T.
  • Alexrims RXD5C
  • Rotor Mount: Center Lock
  • Tyre: Schwalbe E-One Evolution (Ancho 32mm)
  • 15,18 kg
  • Fazua RIDE 50 STREET
  • Smooth drivepack with new housing, lighter design & more torque.
  • Max power: 350 W
  • Torque: 58 Nm
  • Weight: 1.8 kg
  • Fazua Evation 1.0
CHECK YOUR SIZE HERE

PHOTO GALLERY GIRONA SELF-GUIDED BIKE TOUR

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santfeliu
pals
girona
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begur
capcreus
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rodes