The riding starts in the mountain town of Ripoll where you will get your first views of some of the stunning peaks of the Pyrenees on your way to Olot, the capital of the La Garrotxa volcanic region.
Your next day’s ride encompasses some of the prettiest scenery of the La Garrotxa Volcanic region of Girona. You will pass by timeless medieval villages surrounded by lush forests and fertile farmland that are picture perfect to stop for a photo.
The next day of riding heads towards Girona city following one of the lovely ‘hidden’ valleys with its rolling hills and rocky outcrops surrounding you as you ride downhill almost all the way to the Medieval centre of Girona city.
Your second day in Girona city is spent riding one of the favourite Girona road riding routes through tranquil countryside. The following day you cycle towards the coast through the lovely rolling countryside before a short climb into the Les Gavarres coastal mountain range and then a lovely descent to the Mediterranean Sea. Your hotel is right by the water in a fantastic 4 star hotel with its ‘Spa and Treatment’ centre. This is your base for two nights, where you will experience some of the most stunning coastal riding available pretty much anywhere.
The accommodation for this tour is staying in an beautifully located 3 star hotel in Olot, the capital of the La Garrotxa volcanic region, as well as two beautiful 4 star hotels in very different and exciting locations.
Arrival for the start of this fantastic Road Riding holiday is by direct train from Barcelona. Departure to Barcelona at the end of the tour is by direct bus service from Sant Feliu de Guixols.
Pyrenees Warm up ride – 40 km
A great warm up ride to get accustomed to the un-crowded and beautiful riding that the Pyrenees mountain area offers. The ride is about 40 km in length and includes a taste of some of the great road riding still to come. There is the option to extend this day of riding, depending on your arrival time.
Olot out and back – 70 km
Today’s ride passes through some of the prettiest medieval villages of the La Garrotxa Volcanic region of Girona. The riding follows beautiful country roads, visits the largest lake in Catalonia and then returns to Olot along the same route.
Olot to Girona – 55 km
Today’s ride leaves the La Garrotxa region and enters the Girona region following one of the lovely ‘hidden’ valleys with its rolling hills and rocky outcrops surrounding you as you ride downhill almost all the way to the Medieval centre of Girona city.
Girona loop – 85 km
Today’s ride heads out the same valley as yesterday before climbing ‘up and over’ into another adjacent valley for the return to Girona. There is another short ‘up and over’ to return to Girona via the same route as yesterday’s ride.
Girona to the Mediterranean Sea – 50 km
Today you leave Girona heading to the Mediterranean Sea, cycling through the rolling Girona countryside, followed by a short climb into the Les Gavarres coastal mountain range before a great descent towards Sant Feliu de Guixols, where you will be based for the next two nights.
Tossa de Mar return alongside the Mediterranean Sea – 50 km
This ride is just over 50 km in length riding along the famous Tossa de Mar coastal road that was part of the ‘2009 Tour de France’ stage from Girona to Barcelona. The turn around point is the seaside town of Tossa de Mar with its stunning Citadel overlooking the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea – a great place to have a coffee before returning back to Sant Feliu de Guixols.
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.
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.