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The Catalan Coast

Tour: SCF5
Hotel To Hotel Cycling Holiday
Linear Cycling Holiday

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. Read More

Destination

Europe, Spain

Start Day

Any Day

Board Basis

Bed & Breakfast

Prices from

£0.00

Duration

5 Days, 4 Nights

Availability

Mar - Oct

Tour Grade

Grade 1 (Very Easy)

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Overview

Pedal down from colourful Girona to spot the Medes Islands by the Mediterranean coast at L’Estartit. Bike alongside beautiful beaches almost all the way from L’Escala to Roses. Sit back and sip a refreshing glass of well deserved Empordà or put a toe in the water in some quiet Catalan cove. As well as stunning scenery, highlights include Dalí’s eccentric Theatre Museum in Figueres; the citadel and lighthouse at Roses; the village of Sant Pere Pescador; the natural park of Aiguamolls de l’Empordà and the famed Empordà wine museum Coll de Roses – such a must that we’ve included a ticket in the tour price!

Tour Code:
SCF5
Activity:
Cycling
Type:
Hotel To Hotel Cycling Holiday, Linear Cycling Holiday
Country:
Europe, Spain
Area:
Catalonia
Duration:
5 Days, 4 Nights
Board Basis:
Bed & Breakfast
Availability:
Mar - Oct

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive & explore

Arrive in Girona and relax and unwind with a glass of something local on the café terrace, take a wander to admire the ancient town and its ramparts. Climb the Roccoco steps leading up to the world’s widest Gothic nave.

Overnight Girona.

Day 2 Cruise along to the coast

A day to head eastwards along the Ter river, through relaxing rural landscapes and sunbaked ancient villages. Scale the ramparts at Pals for your first glimpse of the magical Mediterranean, glittering in the distance across the outstretched landscape. From here the Medes Islands come into view too, before you head on down to the Catalan coast and the big beaches of L’Estartit for your next overnight.

Overnight in L’Estartit

Miles 31 Kms 50

Day 3 Bike up the Bay of Roses

Heading out from L’Estartit, you’ll have the sea on your right side as you pedal along this very special stretch of ancient coastline. The area is renowned for its wealth of creeks and beaches, its historic settlements and beautiful Mediterranean colours. Roses boasts 3000 years of fascinating history, not to mention truly amazing sunsets perhaps best enjoyed from viewpoints such as the Puig Rom.

Overnight in Roses.

Miles 31 Kms 49

Day 4 A true taste of the place

Roses has so many sights to enjoy from its lighthouse to the historic citadel and its ancient megaliths, but the wine museum (admission ticket included in tour price) is a must before you head off to explore the vineyards en route back to Figueres. With the Pyrenees on your right, small country lanes lead through time-honoured villages and gentle landscapes to Figueres, for your final taste of Catalan culture and last overnight.

Overnight in Figueres

Miles 20 Kms 32

Day 5 Depart after breakfast

Depart after breakfast following your final night in Figueres.

Extra nights can be booked to allow more time to explore the colourful Catalan coast at your leisure.

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Accommodation Options

In Girona, L’Estartit, Roses and Figueres.

is located in Girona, L’Estartit, Roses and Figueres. Selected properties include three 3 star hotels. Two hotels have open air swimming pools. We are pleased to discuss details on request.

Half board is an option on this tour (wine and water included in the package in this region).

Half board is an option on this tour (wine and water included in the package in this region).

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