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Self-Guided Catalonia Cycling CSPM

Visiting: Spain
Trip Duration 8 Days
 
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Cycling Holiday in Spain

Discover Catalunya on this self-guided cycle trip that travels from the foothills of the Pyrenees to medieval Girona and on to the cycle paths of modernist Barcelona. Ride through a forested landscape past dormant volcanoes and picturesque villages in the low Garrotxa and follow the greenway trail to the gothic city walls of Girona. You travel by car to Barcelona and explore the city by bike. Much of the city can be navigated on cycle paths and you have time to experience the gothic quarter, Gaudi's fantastic modernist architecture, 1992 Olympics heritage, the beaches, gardens and parks.

Tour Highlights

  • La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park - Easy cycling through peaceful and picturesque landscapes
  • Girona - Explore the medieval backstreets of the atmospheric old quarter
  • Barcelona - Guided city cycling tour and two full days of bike rental to explore the city on your own
  • Catalonian cuisine - the best restaurants just steps away from your hotel
  • Foothills of the Pyrenees - Beautiful views from the saddle

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Trip starts in La Garrotxa

  • 2
    Explore La Garrotxa Natural Park

  • 3
    Optional rides through Pyrenees or countryside

  • 4
    Cycle along a Via Verde to Girona

  • 5
    Public transport to Barcelona

  • 6
    Guided bike tour of Barcelona; free afternoon

  • 7
    Explore more of Barcelona by bike

  • 8
    Trip ends in Barcelona

Trip notes

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Why Book this trip
Unlike many other operators, we include the hire of your bike in the overall cost of the holiday: you don't need to bring your own or pay extra to hire one locally. We also provide a pump, lock, spare inner tube and tyre levers. All you need bring is your own helmet.
Included meals 7 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Minimum Age
From 8 years
Transport
Train, Bicycle, Car
Accommodation
7 nights Standard Hotel
Cycling Information
On this journey you cycle 156 km over five days (an average of 31 km per day) with further optional rides available. The terrain is gently undulating with some downhill and flat sections mixed in. In Garrotxa you ride on quiet country roads and some wide gravel tracks. The route to Girona is a dedicated cycle path and in Barcelona you ride mostly on cycle paths. We have graded the route as easy to moderate.
Included Bike
21 gear hybrid bike in Garrotxa and a simple fixed gear bike in Barcelona.
Luggage Transfer
Included between each hotel. You need to take your own luggage on your transfer from Girona to Barcelona.