Covid Policy – Our aim is to be as flexible as possible if there are any travel interruptions due to Covid-19 restrictions that may affect your travel dates. Our preference is to postpone a tour to a later date rather than to cancel a tour.
For all of our tours, we arrange bed & breakfast accommodation in carefully selected 2, 3 and 4 star hotels, and transfer your luggage between your night time stops each day.
We have good relationships with all our accommodation providers, having used them for many years – ensuring that you have the best experience, with that special personal touch, leaving you to just relax and enjoy the ride!
For each of our cycling tours, we provide you with the latest bikes, carefully selected for the riding conditions, and meticulously maintained.
The 2018 Canyon Endurace AL 7.0 provides the perfect combination of light weight and reliability. Equipped with a full Shimano 105 11-speed groupset for slick shifting and confidence-inspiring braking, and a compact (50/34) chainset to provide the range of ratios to keep you spinning on the exhilarating climbs and descents that Catalonia has to offer.
The new Radon Scart 7.0 is the ideal touring bike for the combination of roads and cycle trails you will encounter. Equipped with the ever-reliable Shimano Deore drivetrain, Shimano disc brakes and a Suntour suspension fork, the Scart has a comfortable riding position and a triple (48/36/26) chainset – perfect for long days enjoying the delights of the region.
Electric Bike Option
There is the option to upgrade to an Electric bike for our Cycle Touring holidays. The bike option is the ever reliable Scott E-SUB Active Unisex.
This unisex electric bike is the classic trekking style and is perfect for leisurely rides. The bike has got many features including an efficient electric motor centrally mounted to maintain a low centre of gravity, ideal for stability and control.
- Bosch E.DRIVE motor
- SR Suntour NEX HLO suspension fork with lockout.
- Hydraulic disc brakes
- Shimano Deore 10 speed
- 28” Wheels with 140 km 400Wh battery drive.
We have a range of quality hardtail mountain bikes with suspension forks. The bikes are equipped with Shimano gears and disc brakes. For those demanding a higher specification bike please ask.
For your own comfort we suggest that you bring your own SPD pedals, helmet and hydration pack.
All our bikes come equipped with puncture repair kit, spare inner tube, water bottle, pannier (Cycle Touring) and helmet.
If you wish to use your own pedals, your own bike, or have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We provide a Garmin Edge 1000 GPS unit per group.
We also provide a 6 inch screen mobile device per group with Maps.Me installed, and each day’s cycling routes loaded.
Our rides are catgorized as follows:
- Easy to Moderate – mostly flat terrain, with up to 500m of cumulative climbing daily. Suitable if you ride and exercise at least once or twice a week – create your path …
- Moderate – rolling hills and occasional moderate climbs with 250-1000m of cumulative climbing daily. Suitable if you ride two to three times a week, and exercise fairly hard a few times a week – create your path …
- Moderate to Difficult – challenging climbs and descents with 500-1000m+ of cumulative climbing daily. Suitable if you are a regular rider and exercise regularly for sustained periods – create your path …
For our Cycle Touring holidays clients must be comfortable riding a multi-geared Hybrid style bike on non-tarmac surfaces.
Map reading skills are an essential component of our Self-Guided holidays.
Clients are responsible for repairing a flat tyre en-route on our Self-Guided holidays.
Creative Catalonia is located in Santa Cristina D’Aro which is in the heart of the Baix Emporda region of Catalonia, Spain. Our superb location affords us the ability to provide the best cycling and walking holidays that this incredible area has to offer – with the minimum of travel involved.
The Baix Emporda is one of eight regions that compose the Costa Brava. It is often referred to as the “region of coves” and is located roughly in the centre of the Costa Brava, therefore requiring little travel to discover the highlights of what this remarkable area offers its visitors. We are approximately 25km from Girona airport and 5km from Sant Feliu de Guixols on the Mediterranean Sea. Barcelona is a little over an hour away, as is France, and the ski slopes of the Pyrenees are less than two hours’ drive.
The climate in Catalonia is typical for the Mediterranean; dry and hot summers with mild and humid winters. The average annual number of sunny days is 300. The average seasonal temperatures are:
- 18C in spring
- 26C in summer
- 20C in autumn
- 10C in winter
The minimum water temperature is 13C in February and the maximum is 25C in July. The warmest months are July and August when the temperature regularly exceeds 30C.
Flights and Car Hire
Girona and Barcelona airports are incredibly well connected to many other European cities flying with either Ryan Air to Girona or Easyjet to Barcelona. Once you have landed we recommend the professional services of Carjet
Buses and Trains
The Costa Brava has excellent bus and train links to and from Barcelona.
For train services to Girona please visit the Renfe website
For bus services to Santa Cristina d’Aro and Sant Feliu de Guixols please visit the Sarfa website
Included with our tours:
- Luggage transfers between all hotels.
- Bed & Breakfast accommodation staying in 2, 3 & 4 star hotels.
- Detailed maps and route notes for all walks and rides.
You will need to arrange your own:
- Lunches and evening meals.
- Transfers to and from the start and end of your holiday.
- Travel insurance.
Our ‘Customer Loyalty’ offer
If you have already been on one of our cycling or walking holidays we offer a very generous 10% discount* on any repeat booking with Creative Catalonia. This offer can be passed on to friends and family just by including Creative Catalonia in your recommendation email.
*This offer can not be used in addition with another discount
For groups of 5 or more people we offer a very generous 10% discount on the total tour price.**
**Only applicable for bookings made directly through this website
High Season supplement
For cycling and walking holidays during July and August a high season supplement of 50 Euros per person per night will be applied to the holiday price.
Single supplement charges
Our Single supplement charge for occupancy of a Double Room for Individual use is 50 Euros per person per night.
In addition, our Single supplement charge for a Private Guided tour for one person is 50 Euros per day.
Non-rider or non-walker charge
The minimum charge for a non rider or non walker accompanying the group on holiday is a charge of 105 Euros per person per day.
We accept a range of payment methods, including bank transfer, PayPal and by Credit or Debit Card via this website.
To ensure that your booking is confirmed, a 50% deposit is required.
The remaining 50% of your payment is required to be paid no less than 30 days prior to the commencement date of your stay. If the 50% remaining payment is not paid 30 days prior to the commencement date, you may lose your reservation.
- 30 days or more prior to the start of the tour = 75% refund for cancellation.
- 15 – 30 days prior to the start of the tour = 50% refund for cancellation.
- 7 – 15 days prior to the start of the tour = 25% refund for cancellation.
- less than 7 days prior to the start of the tour = no refund for cancellation.
If you would like to change your tour dates we will do what we can to change your hotel reservations. However, if a hotel applies a cancellation charge, then this charge will have to be paid for by the client. Additionally, an administration charge of 50 Euros will be applied.
Creative Catalonia is registered in Spain as a Sociedad Limitada (Limited Liability Company). Our CIF (Tax) registration number is B55078547.
We are a fully insured and bonded Travel Agency registered with the regional government of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Our registration number is GC-002647
Hire Bike Terms & Conditions
1) The client is responsible for paying for mechanical damage that occurs to a hire bicycle or Garmin GPS unit, including labour and the cost of replacing damaged parts. This excludes brake and gear cables as well as inner tubes.
2) The cost for callout for Creative Catalonia to repair a puncture on a self-guided tour is 100 Euros.
3) If a hire bicycle or Garmin GPS unit is stolen while being hired by a client, the client is responsible for the cost of replacing the bicycle.
General Terms & Conditions
1) In participating in a cycling or walking holiday with Creative Catalonia the client is aware of the fact that these activities have an inherent element of “risk”. It is obligatory that the client has checked with his or her travel insurance policy to confirm that he or she is covered to participate in the chosen activity.
2) Creative Catalonia takes all necessary precautions to reduce the element of risk during the activity. However, due to circumstances that are impossible to foresee or control (Force Majeure*) or for negligent behaviour on the part of the participant(s), Creative Catalonia can not be held responsible for any accident or incident that may occur.
* circumstances which may include civil disobedience, terrorism, natural disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control.
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