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Best of Catalonia Cycling Holiday - 'Point to Point'


Tour type - Cycle Touring
Tour level - Easy to Moderate

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Prices for this tour*:

6 day / 5 night tour

Self-guided from 1150 Euros per person

Private guided from 1650 Euros per person

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7 day / 6 night tour

Self-guided from 1250 Euros per person

Private guided from 1750 Euros per person

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8 day / 7 night tour

Self-guided from 1350 Euros per person

Private guided from 1850 Euros per person


*based on 2 people sharing a twin room

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This is an 8 day/7 night cycling holiday that includes cycling the “Carrilet”, the converted railway that runs for 135km from Ripoll in the Pyrenees to Sant Feliu de Guixols on the Mediterranean Sea.

The riding starts in the mountain town of Ripoll cycling along the ‘Ruta del Ferro’ to the village of Sant Joan de les Abadesses. Once we have passed through the town we climb up and over the beautiful mountain pass of the ‘Col de Santigosa’ before descending into Olot, which is the capital city of the volcanic region of 'La Garrotxa".  

From Olot to Girona the riding takes place on the converted railway that is known as “The Carrilet”. It is a gentle descent for about 60 km into Girona through stunning scenery. The following day’s section of the Carrilet between Girona and Sant Feliu de Guixols is approximately 40 km and covers a diverse range of scenery from the undulating farmland around Girona to the Pine and Cork forests of the coastal region.

From Sant Feliu de Guixols the itinerary then heads north along the beautiful Costa Brava coastline exploring the many gems of this coastline. Your hotel is located overlooking the stunning bay of Llafranc. A second day in Llafranc is included in the itinerary to further explore the iconic Costa Brava bays of Tamariu and Calella de Palafrugell.

The last two days of the cycling holiday are spent following the Baix Emporda Cycling Network cycling routes that head inland through the timeless Medieval Villages of the region. Your base for two nights is a beautifully restored 4 star Hotel situated in one of the best preserved Medieval Villages. On your second day exploring the medieval villages your cycling route takes you to the village of Pubol, where Salvador Dali’s Castle Museum’ is located with many of his great works are on display.

On your final day you will be transferred to Girona train station to return to Barcelona by train after a fantastic 8 days of exploring the very best of the cycling on offer in this part of Catalonia, Spain.


Itinerary

Day

Activity

1

Arrival in Ripoll and cycle to Olot

Approx 40 km

2

Cycle from Olot to Girona

Approx 60 km

3

'Girona to the Mediterranean Sea' ride on ‘The Carrilet’

Approx 45km

4

Coastal ride to Llafranc

Approx 30km

5

Coastal ride exploring the beautiful fishing villages of Calella, Llafranc and Tamariu

Approx 30km

6

Cycling across the plains to the beautiful Medieval Village of Monells.

Approx 40km

7

Exploring the Medieval Villages of the Baix Emporda

Approx 40km

8

Departure to Girona


 Description of Itinerary

Day

Destination

Activity

 

1

Olot

Morning arrival by train from Barcelona to the Pyrenees mountain town of Ripoll. After the tour briefing and bike setup cycle to Olot, cycling over the mountain pass of the ‘Coll de Santigosa’.

Approx 40 km

2

Girona

Cycle along the “Carrilet”  (converted railway line) from Olot to Girona, cycling through the beautiful 'La Garrotxa' volcanic region.

Approx 60 km

3

Sant Feliu de Guixols

Cycling ‘The Carrilet’ from Girona city to the Mediterranean Sea. The old converted railway line snakes its way from the plains of Girona down to the pine forests of the coast.

Approx 40 km

4

Llafranc

Following the beautiful coastal route through fields and forests of Pine and Cork trees to Llafranc.

 Approx 30 km

5

Llafranc

Exploring the beautiful bays of Llafranc, Calella de Palafrugell and Tamariu.

Approx 30 km

6

Monells

Cycling through the ‘Medieval Villages’ of the Baix Emporda takes us back to a time to when distances were shorter and we had the time to sit back and enjoy the scenery.

Approx 40 km

7

Monells

Exploring more of the Medieval villages following the Baix Emporda cycle network, visiting the Salvador Dali ‘Castle Museum’ in Pubol.

 Approx 40 km

8

Departure to Girona

Return to Girona with the option to cycle up and over the challenging and stunning 'Els Angels' monastery route that is one of the favourite rides of many of the pro riders who live in Girona.

 Approx 30 km

 


 Notes:

  • Creative Catalonia will provide you with your bicycles and locks

  • Each bike is equipped with:

    • a puncture repair kit,
    • spare inner tube,
    • a pump,
    • a water bottle
    • a helmet
    • a pannier

The Bike:

Our bike for this cycling holiday is the fantastic Corratec X-Vert Cross with front suspension. It is your perfect partner for riding the Carrilet as well as for the tranquil Baix Emporda Cycle Network routes that you will follow on this unforgettable cycling holiday in Catalonia, Spain.

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