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Explore the wooded volcanic hills of La Garrotxa beneath Pyrenean peaks. Glide along the ‘Via Verde’ to colourful Gironà, the City of Four Rivers, or follow Mediterranean coast-hugging pathways past rocky islands and Greco-Romano Empúries to the famous citadel at Roses bay.
Sip a glass of Empordà. Dine on the freshest fish at St Feliu de Guíxols or devour a large dose of Dali in Figueres. Cycling around the ancient villages, cities and coast of Catalunya is sure to be full of delicious surprises.
Our self-guided cycling holidays in Catalonia feature both linear and circular routes and include hotel to hotel cycling tours.
Stunning scenic cycling just doesn’t come more gentle or more colourful than on this neat downhill tour through northern Catalonia. Follow the gloriously green ‘Via Verde’ cycle path through the ancient rural Catalan county of La Garrotxa, from the wooded volcanic hills by the peaks of the Pyrenees down to the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea at the beaches and ancient port of St Feliu de Guíxols. Historic Girona, City of Four Rivers, is a real en route gem, with rich museum pickings and bright medieval houses leaning out by the Onyar River.
In Olot, Girona and St Feliu de Guíxols.
Enjoy an extra helping of captivating Catalan scenery up in the volcanic hills of the La Garrotxa natural park before wheeling away down via Girona to the blue waters and beaches near the ancient port of St Feliu de Guíxols. A rewarding circular route from Olot leads through the greenest and most peaceful countryside imaginable: a timeless world of hidden valleys, villages and waterfalls which makes for a really refreshing introduction to ancient rural Catalunya. From volcano country, the gloriously green ‘Via Verde’ cycle path steers you downhill almost all the way to Girona’s gothic cathedral and colourful riverside, then finally to magical Mediterranean itself.
In Olot (2 nights), Girona and St Feliu de Guíxols.
Ancient villages and vineyards, Greco-Roman ruins and rocky islands, the biggest bays and beaches and large dose of Dalí – the Empordà patch of Catalunya is not just full of contrasts, but is simply one delightful surprise all round. Set out for some great cycling down towards the magical Mediterranean from colourful Girona. Big beaches stretch out from L’Estartit as small roads and coast-hugging pathways lead north past the Illes Medes, L’Escala and the ruins of Empúries to beautiful Roses bay with its famous citadel. The Empordà wine museum here is a must to get the full flavour of the region before a route full of ancient rural villages leads back to Figueres, the local capital and birthplace of Surrealist painter, Salvador Dalí.
In Girona, L'Estartit, Roses and Figueres.
A delicious story of vineyards, olive groves and Roses, this tour takes in all the fantastic Catalan contrasts of our five day tour from Girona to Figueres and adds some more superb cycling so you can really savour the flavour of Empordà’s vineyard slopes and explore La Gola del Ter estuary as well as the beaches, bays and creeks of the Mediterranean coast. Leave colourful Girona to pedal past ancient villages for a first glimpse of the glittering Med at Sant Pere Pescador. Then it's round the mountain at Montgri towards the beaches of L’Estartit. Head west along La Gola del Ter, then venture north, riding alongside beautiful beaches and through the Aigamols natural park and visiting the ruins of Empúries en route from L’Escala to Roses bay with its famous citadel. The Empordà wine museum here is fine introduction to a day of cycling the vineyards in the foothills of the Pyrenees, before a route full of ancient rural villages finally leads back to Figueres, the local capital and birthplace of Surrealist painter, Salvador Dalí.
In Girona, L'Estartit (2 nights), Roses (2 Nights) and Figueres.
Enjoy the best of both Catalan worlds – stunning scenic cycling from the wooded volcanic hills of La Garrotxa natural park by the peaks of the Pyrenees all the way down to the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, then northwards up the coastline of beautiful bays and beaches to the refreshing vineyard slopes near Roses. There are many ancient villages along the way; the colours and cathedral of Girona; small fishing harbours and great river estuaries; not to mention the surrealist spontaneity of Dalí’s Theatre Museum at Figueres, Greco-Roman ruins, rocky islands and of course, some really relaxing cycling. Catalunya and gentle cycling adventures were just made for each other.
In Olot, Girona, St Feliu de Guíxols, L'Estartit, Roses and Figueres.
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