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Pyrenees to the Mediterranean Cycling Holiday - 'Point to Point'


Tour type - Cycle Touring
Tour level - Easy to Moderate

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Prices for this tour*:

4 day / 3 night tour

Self-guided from 750 Euros per person

Private guided from 1250 Euros per person

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5 day / 4 night tour

Self-guided from 950 Euros per person

Private guided from 1450 Euros per person

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6 day / 5 night tour

Self-guided from 1050 Euros per person

Private guided from 1550 Euros per person

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7 day / 6 night tour

Self-guided from 1150 Euros per person

Private guided from 1650 Euros per person

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8 day / 7 night tour

Self-guided from 1250 Euros per person

Private guided from 1750 Euros per person


 *based on 2 people sharing a twin room

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The 7 day / 6 night cycling holiday 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 (682 metres) and follows the old railway line that connects Ripoll to Sant Joan de les Abadesses (775 metres). This entire section is paved and is an idyllic start to the ride. From Sant Joan de les Abadesses the ride weaves its way through this medieval town before climbing its way up to the Coll de Santigosa at 1,010 metres before descending into Olot. This mountain section of riding is one of the highlights of cycling in Catalonia – truly spectacular.

 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. The 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. A truly beautiful ride.

The final two days of the cycling holiday are spent exploring the beautiful coastline of the Costa Brava, cycling to the south and to the north from your hotel based on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The highlights are visiting the medieval citadel of Tossa de Mar overlooking the sea as well as having lunch in one of the quality seaside restaurants in the iconic Costa Brava bay of Calella de Palafrugell.


Itinerary 

Day

Activity

Accommodation

1

Arrival to Ripoll by train from Barcelona and explore the medieval town

Ripoll

2

Morning tour briefing and bike setup in Ripoll. Cycle to Olot

Olot

3

Cycle from Olot to Girona

Girona

4

Cycle from Girona to Sant Feliu de Guixols

Sant Feliu de Guixols

5

Cycle from Sant Feliu to Tossa de Mar

Sant Feliu de Guixols

6

Cycle from Sant Feliu to Calella de Palafrugell

Sant Feliu de Guixols

7

Coach to Girona or Barcelona

 


 Description of Itinerary 

Day

Activity

 

1

Arrival to Ripoll by train from Barcelona.

Explore the Medieval centre of Ripoll, including visiting the 9th century Monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll.

 

2

You will be met by Creative Catalonia  for your detailed Tour Briefing and Bike Setup before cycling to Olot along the

'Ruta del Ferro' Carrilet – the converted railway line that now serves as a dedicated cycleway.

Approximate cycling distance: 40 km

3

Cycle along the “Carrilet”  (converted railway line) from the Volcanic zone of Olot in the foothills of the Pyrenees to Girona city.

Approximate cycling distance: 60 km

4

Continue along the “Carrilet from the plains of Girona through the Pine forests of the coastal hills to Sant Feliu de Guixols on the Mediterranean Sea.

Approximate cycling distance: 40 km

5

Explore along the coast south of Sant Feliu de Guixols. A favourite ride is the coastal road between Sant Feliu de Guixols and Tossa de Mar.

Approximate cycling distance: 50 km

6

Cycle north along the coast to Calella de Palafrugell, one of the jewels of the Costa Brava.

Calella de Palafrugell is one of the original Catalan fishing villages that has maintained its charm over the years.

Approximate cycling distance: 60 km

7

Return coach to either Girona or Barcelona from Sant Feliu de Guixols.

Please note that this is not included in the price of the tour.


 Notes:

  • Creative Catalonia will provide you with detailed route notes, maps, 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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