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Useful info and websites for arranging travel to/from your cycling holiday in Spain. Flight, rail, local connection options and onward travel ideas for start/ finish destinations featured in our circular and linear cycle tour routes in and around Spain.

Catalonia Valencia


Destinations  – Girona / Olot

1: High speed train via Paris to Girona.
2: Fly to Girona, Barcelona or Perpignan (France).

Please see below for more detailed information on options available.

By Rail:

Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord.  Twice-daily (more in high season) TGV Duplex services depart from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona, with stops at Figueres Vilafant and Girona. The journey from London can be done in one day.  Alternatively, overnight in Paris and travel to Spain the next morning.

By Air:
  • Girona
    jet2.com – flying from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds-Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle.
    Ryanair (airport referred to as ‘Barcelona Girona’) – flying from Belfast International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds-Bradford, London Stansted and Manchester, Newcastle, Belfast International, Glasgow Prestwick and Edinburgh.
    TUI – flying from Birmingham, London Gatwick and Manchester
  • Barcelona (El Prat de Llobregat airport)
    easyjet – flying from Belfast Int, Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester.
    jet2.tcom – flying from Birmingham, Leeds-Bradford and Manchester.
    Ryanair – flying from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow Prestwick, Liverpool, London Stansted, London Luton, Manchester and Newcastle.
    British Airways – flying from London Heathrow.
    Vueling – flying from Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Gatwick and Manchester.
  • Perpignan (airport shuttle bus to the TGV station and fast train (40 mins) to Girona)
    Ryanair – flying from Leeds-Bradford, London Stansted and Birmingham.
Getting to the hotel:

Tours starting at Olot 

By taxi – If booked and paid in advance, we can arrange for taxi transfers from either Girona railway station or Girona Airport to your hotel in Olot, and /or from St Feliu de Guixols back to Girona at the end of the tour.

By bus – good local bus services are also available offering a lower cost option.
Buses go from Girona Bus Station (next to the railway station) to Olot every hour, journey time 1hr (express service) to 1 hr 30mins.  There are regular buses from the airport to Girona city centre.

Carrier & Airports Info

This information is correct as at January 2023.



  1. Fly to Valencia or Alicante
  2. Rail to Valencia or Biar via Paris and Barcelona
By Air:
  • Valencia
    British Airways – flying from London Heathrow
    easyjet – flying from London Gatwick
    Ryanair – flying from Belfast International, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, London Stansted and Manchester.
    Vueling – flying from London Gatwick
  • Alicante
    easyjet – flying from Belfast Int, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester.
    Ryanair – flying from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Durham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow  International, Glasgow Prestwick, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Luton, Manchester, Newcastle and Newquay.
    Jet2.com – flying from Belfast International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Leeds-Bradford, London Gatwick, Manchester and Newcastle.
    TUI – flying from Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle.
    Vueling – flying from Cardiff.
By rail:

Eurostar from London to Paris, TGV from Paris to Barcelona then Intercity train from Barcelona to Valencia (and local train to Villena for Biar starts).  Overnight stop in Paris or Barcelona suggested. 

Getting to / from the hotel:

Tours starting in Valencia: frequent bus or metro services run from the airport to the city centre.  If flying into Alicante, take the bus to the railway station then by train to Valencia (regular inexpensive services)

Tours starting in Biar: from Valencia or Alicante airports, take the bus to the railway station then by train to Villena (regular services).  Transfer from Villena Railway Station to the Hotel in Biar (15 mins) is included in the tour price.

For information regarding taxi transfers, please call us for more details.

Carrier & Airports Info

This information is correct as at January 2023.


Useful Contacts

Please note that rail and flight contacts are for your convenience and no endorsement is intended.

Rail contacts

www.sncf-connect.com – website run by French Railways (timetables and online ticketing in English)
www.eurostar.com – Eurostar bookings
www.renfe.com – Spanish railways
www.seat61.com/spain – The Man in Seat 61 (an excellent independent site giving information and advice on rail travel across Europe with video previews of some journeys).

Flight contacts

If you can, it is often worth checking alternative days (days or weeks), as sometimes you can save money by adding an extra day to the start or end of your trip.

www.britishairways.com – British Airways
www.easyjet.com – easyjet
www.ryanair.com – Ryanair
www.vueling.com/en – Vueling
www.jet2.com – Jet2
www.tui.co.uk – TUI 

Airport websites

Most sites include local shuttle bus, train and taxi information.

www.aena.es – Girona Costa Brava (for all Spanish airport sites: go to “choose airport” dropdown at top of page)
www.aena.es – Barcelona El Prat
www.aeroport-perpignan.com – Perpignan Aeroport Sud de France
www.aena.es – Valencia
www.aena.es – Alicante -Elche

This information is correct as at January 2023.

Booking Procedure

  • Decide how and when you would like to travel, checking price and availability (either yourself or through your travel agent).
  • Once you are satisfied, place the booking with us. We will confirm the booking within 24 hours (week days only).
  • Once we have confirmed your reservation, book your travel arrangements.