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Costa Brava Bike Tours

Our Costa Brava bike tour takes cyclists riding through the region of Catalonia. It takes you from the Baix Emporda to the Pyrenees, passing by the cities of Barcelona, Girona and Pals. Our tour to Costa Brava is simply a wonderful cycling adventure across the amazing countryside of Catalonia and in the surrounding of Blanes, Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar. Join us today and see for yourself what cycling in Costa Brava is like.

At a glance
Duration 6 days
Starting Location Barcelona
Finishing Location Barcelona
Activity Level Moderate
Price $4,598
Sgl. Suppl. $1,100

Details of our Costa Brava bike tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Start in Barcelona

Welcome to the city of Barcelona. Known for its art and architecture, Barcelona is definitely worth a visit before the start of the tour. Make sure to visit La Rambla, the Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà, Park Güell and other landmarks by Antoni Gaudí.

Day 2: Discover Pals

Today, enjoy a scenic bike ride not to far from the Platja Gran de Pals also called Playa de Pals. You then explore the wonderful town of Pals, a fortified medieval town overlooking the Platja de Pals.

Day 3: Explore Baix Empordà

Today’s bike route goes through Baix Emporda, passing the towns of Palamós, Calella de Palafrugell, Begur and Llafranc. You cycle along sandy bays and hidden coves as well as the villages of Pals and Peratallada.

Day 4: Ride through the Pyrenees

The ride takes you through the Pyrenees National Park and the comarca of the Berguedà passing the beautiful Puigllançada. You arrive in La Molina for lunch before you cycle some more through the Parc National des Pyrénées on your way to Bolvir.

Day 5: Cycle through Catalonia

Today, enjoy one last ride through the Province of Girona. You start the day in the town of Bolvir and cycle through Puigcerdà before crossing the border between the Catalonia region and France.

Day 6: Visit Girona

Even-though the tour doesn’t end in Girona, it is a city worth visiting. It features the Girona Cathedral, the Sant Here de Rodes and the Passeig de la Muralla. You may fly back home from the Girona-Costa Brava Airport.

Dates

Starting date Ending date
2018-04-15 2018-04-20
2018-04-22 2018-04-27
2018-04-29 2018-05-04
Starting date Ending date
2018-05-06 2018-05-11
2018-05-13 2018-05-18
2018-05-20 2018-05-25
2018-05-27 2018-06-01
Starting date Ending date
2018-06-03 2018-06-08
2018-06-10 2018-06-15
2018-06-17 2018-06-22
2018-06-24 2018-06-29
Starting date Ending date
2018-07-01 2018-07-06
2018-07-08 2018-07-13
2018-07-15 2018-07-20
2018-07-22 2018-07-27
2018-07-29 2018-08-03
Starting date Ending date
2018-08-05 2018-08-10
2018-08-12 2018-08-17
2018-08-19 2018-08-24
2018-08-26 2018-08-31
Starting date Ending date
2018-09-02 2018-09-07
2018-09-09 2018-09-14
2018-09-16 2018-09-21
2018-09-23 2018-09-28
2018-09-30 2018-10-05
Starting date Ending date
2018-10-07 2018-10-12
2018-10-14 2018-10-19

Make a date private

Private bike tours are for those looking to travel exclusively with their group of friends. For a private biking trip choose one of our regularly schedule travel dates. You may make it exclusively for you and your friends and family or contact us to choose your own departure date. Our private bicycling tour prices are explained below:

  • An extra $500 per person for 6 – 9 guests
  • An extra $1,000 per person for 4 – 5 guests
  • An extra $2,000 per person for 2 – 3 guests

Lodging

Casa Anamaria (1 night)

Star rating: ****
Location: Ollers
Amenities: Pool
Member of:

Mas de Torrent (2 nights)

Star rating: *****
Location: Torrent
Amenities: Pool, spa
Member of: Relais & Châteaux

Torre Del Remei (2 nights)

Star rating: ****
Location: Bolvir
Amenities: Pool, treatments
Member of: Relais & Châteaux

Activity level

Our bike trip in Costa Brava provides bike riders of different ability levels an opportunity to ride the same route. Each day offers a choice of multiple bike ride options, which means that on certain days you may want to enjoy recreational cycling while on other days you may want to workout more.

 

Day Short option Basic option Long option
Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain
1  22  1600
2  20  1300  36  2000 41 2100
3  28  1300  40  2100  47  3000
4  12  2000  22  2200  32  3500
5  16  1800  30  2500  40  3600

What’s Included

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiples daily routes
  • The use of a fully equipped DIGnGO touring bike and gear
  • DIGnGO water bottle, helmet, Garmin GPS and saddle bag
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • A leader offering minivan support
  • Luggage transfers
  • Porterage
  • Minivan transfers during the trip
  • Local guides and experts
  • An email a few days prior to your trip

Types of bikes available

Touring Bike (Included)

Brand: Fuji
Model: Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
Weight: 10,35 kg

Road bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Scott
Model: Scott Addict Disc or similar
Weight: 8,5 kg

Electric bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Rubbee
Model: Rubbee Drive
Weight: 4.0 kg

Tour map

Figueres

Ollers

Camallera

Pubol

La Bisbal d'emporda

Paratallada

Torrent

Sant Antoni de Calonge

Palamos

Llafranc

Palafrugell

Castell de Begur

Pals

Castellar de n'Hug

La Molina

Bolvir

Llivia

Travel information

How to get to the starting location

  • Buy your flight(s) to Barcelona
  • Buy your train ticket(s) on www.raileurope.com if needed
  • Make sure to check online for any timetable changes
  • In case of a delay, please email or call your trip leaders

What to pack

We ask you to limit the number of bags you bring to 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on luggage, due to the limited space in our minivan. In order to deliver your bags to your room, we ask that each bag has a clear luggage identification tag.

What to pack for biking:

  • Padded cycling shorts
  • Cycling jersey
  • Cycling jacket
  • Bike shoes & pedals
  • Sneakers
  • Cycling gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Cycling pants
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg warmers
  • Shoe covers & booties
  • Cycling headband or cap
  • Windbreaker
What to pack for dinner:

  • Dress pants
  •  Shirt
  •  Polo
  • Jacket but not required
  •  Dress
  •  Skirt
  • Dress pants
  • Nice top

Pre & post trip lodging options

Turin:

  • Madarin Oriental | Rates: €€€€€
  • Alma Barcelona | Rates: €€€€
  • Hotel 1898 | Rates: €€€€
  • Mercer Hotel Barcelona | Rates: €€€€
  • Hotel Neri | Rates: €€€€
  • Casa Camper Barcelona | Rates: €€€€
  • Hotel Primero Primera | Rates: €€
  • Hotel Do Placa Reial | Rates: €€
  • Olivia Balmes Hotel | Rates: €€
 

  • El Palace Hotel | Rates: €€€€
  • K+K Hotel Picasso | Rates: €€€€
  • Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel | Rates: €€

Room rate guide:

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401€ to 900€: €€€€€

Climate

 

January February March April May June
High F 57 59 64 66 74 81
Low F 35 36 40 43 51 58
Prec. (In) 2.2 1.5 1.8 3.2 2.5 2.4
July August September October November December
High F 87 87 79 72 62 57
Low F 63 63 57 51 41 36
Prec. (In) 1.2 1.6 2.6 3.2 2.2 2.6

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