Cycling in Catalonia
Explore Catalonia by bike as you cycle along easy and safe cycle lanes from the mountains to the Mediterranean Coast. From the sleeping volcanoes to the white sandy beaches of the Costa Brava this relaxed tour is perfect for you whatever your age or ability. Discover the beautiful landscapes and impressive volcanoes that the Garrotxa Natural Park has to offer as well as the beautiful modernist town of Olot. Head towards the Mediterranean coast via the vibrant city of Girona before spending your final two nights in the seaside town of Sant Feliu. Why not extend your stay with a visit to the nearby city of Barcelona?
From £1305.00 P/P
The starting point of your tour is the enthralling town of Olot. Located amongst the volcanoes it is hidden amongst dense woodland and is the capital of the Garrotxa Natural Park. Spend some time visiting one of the town’s fascinating museums or enjoy a guided tour of the modernist quarter which showcases its rich artistic influences.
Your first day of cycling sees a round trip of Olot allowing you to spend time exploring this beautiful area in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The many extinct volcanoes around Olot are now camouflaged by woodland but the conical shape of the hills and the flat tops of the edge of the craters give them away. Be sure to visit the crater of Santa Margarida where you’ll find a curious chapel hidden in the centre
Today you will depart from Olot cycling through several typical towns and lush landscapes to Amer along the “Carrilet” rail trail. Cool down in the afternoon with a dip in the “Gorga Margarida” waterfall which is only a short walk away and well worth the trip!
Continue your journey along the “Carrilet” from La Celera de Ter to the Capital of the Province: Girona. This fabulous city, which basks in colour and sunshine will captivate you with its vibrant atmosphere. Lose yourself in the old quarter and enjoy the surprise of the colourful hanging houses along the river Onyar.
The white sands and crystal-clear waters of Sant Feliu’s beaches await you at the end of today’s route. But before you reach the stunning Costa Brava of Girona, take the opportunity to stop at the several interesting towns along the “Carrilet”.
The penultimate day of your journey sees a round trip of the pretty seaside town of Sant Feliu providing you with several great options; explore your surroundings further, spend time relaxing on the spectacular beaches or indulge in a refreshing dip in the sparkling Mediterranean.
You can book a private transfer back to Girona or Barcelona where you can extend your stay if you wish or take the opportunity to spend a few more days by the sea!
The route for this 7-day cycle tour is an easy route along predominantly dedicated cycle tracks. The average daily distance covered is 24km with an average climb of 177m.
Total distance cycled: 114-127 km
Starting point of the cycling holiday: Olot
- 6 nights’ accommodation.
- Standard Bike Hire
- 6 breakfasts.
- Luggage transfers between hotels.
- Telephone Emergency Support in English and Spanish. Mobile Tel: +34 689 257 820
- Bicycle hire.
- Half Board.
- Extra nights Girona.
- Transfers Barcelona-Olot, Girona-Olot, Saint Feliu-Girona, Saint Feliu-Barcelona, Saint Feliu-Olot.
We have put a calendar of events together that will provide you with some inspiration of what you can expect on your holiday, and when the best time to jet off is. Now’s your chance to travel further than you can by foot and be part of a memorable and exciting two-wheel journey with us.