- Easy cycling through beautiful and ever changing landscapes
- Inland and coastal cycling past fields, orchards, medieval villages, river banks and beaches
- Renovated historical buildings converted to comfortable rural accommodation
- Delicious regional cuisine and a wide selection of restaurants for dining out
A relaxed cycle through the historic region of Catalonia. Catalonia in north eastern Spain has long been known for its colourful past, stunning coastline and rolling countryside. This remarkable landscape is ideally suited to cycle touring, where regular stops at medieval villages, ancient ruins and Mediterranean beaches are an essential part of the day. The pace is relaxed following flat to gently rolling terrain, from the green Catalonian countryside past fields of sunflowers and wheat, forests of pines and even rice fields into an ancient land inhabited by Iberians in pre-Roman times and once besieged by pirates. During the ride stay in three specially selected rural hotels (each with its own unique charm), where you'll enjoy hearty Catalan breakfasts each morning and dine out at any of the excellent local restaurants each evening.
Day 1 : Arrive Flaça, transfer to Corçà
Day 2 : Cycle through Monells and Madremanya, visit castle at Pubol (17 or 31km/11 or 19mi)
Day 3 : Cycle through woods and rolling landscapes to Peratallada (24km/15mi)
Day 4 : Cycle to the Costa Brava beaches (39km/24.5mi)
Day 5 : Cycle through the Ter River delta (32km/20mi)
Day 6 : Cycle via Greek and Roman ruins at Empuries to Sant Pere Pescador (38km/23.5mi)
Day 7 : Salvador Dalí museum, Aiguamolls Park (53km/34mi), return Sant Pere
Day 8 : Trip concludes
- 7 nights accommodation in rural hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
- 7 breakfasts - continental breakfasts are served and will often consist of breads, spreads, yoghurt, cheese, tea, coffee & juices.
- Arrival and departure transfers from/to Flaça & Figueres train station
- Transfer of luggage from hotel to hotel
- Rental of 21 speed bike equipped with panniers, helmet and repair kit
- Emergency hotline
- Information pack including smartphone app plus a route book and maps per room booked, GPS Tracks are available on request
- Travel to Flaça and from Figueres
- Lunch, dinner and beverages
- Items of a personal nature
- Entrance fees
- Transfers not stated as included
- Travel insurance - mandatory
- Tour guide - this is a self guided trip
- We recommend bringing a holder for your mobile phone to be fixed to the handlebar to cycle smoothly following the app
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Catalonia by Bike tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 17 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 December 2022, a deposit of 279 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Catalonia by Bike tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Catalonia by Bike tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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