Version A Sample Itinerary
(Shorter distances, some good dirt roads that require a hybrid bike)
Day 1 – Arrival in Girona
Arrival on your own by train and taxi to your hotel in the center of town. You can enjoy visiting the old part of this historical city where the cathedral remains and the Jewish quarter are outstanding. Your hotel is a great central location.
Day 2 – Girona – Sant Feliu de Guíxols (42 km)
Visit our office in Girona in the morning where you will receive your rental bike, maps and tour information. You will following the ancient railway called “El carrilet” to the coast. It means 40 km through a railway conditioned for pedestrians and bikers only. You will reach Sant Feliu with its wonderful seaport and an old monastery of great cultural and historical interest. Lodging in front of the sea on the interesting beach of Sant Pol.
Day 3 – Sant Feliu de Guíxols – Calella de Palafrugell (30 – 47 km)
Today the itinerary goes along the coast as far as Calella following the Palamós bay, you can visit the most important villages in the area, Platja d’Aro and Palamós, with its interesting fishing port and its exquisite fishes. You can also visit the Iberian settlement of Castell. You have a choice of a long or short route.Lodging in the old fishing village of Calella de P., which still retains its original charm, in one hotel located on the top of a hill, with a magnificent view over the settlement of Calella.
Day 4 – Calella de Palafrugell – Madremanya (40 km)
Today, the itinerary goes from the most interior part of region to the coast. It goes through a large number of medieval settlements: Cruilles, Peratallada, Ullastret… You can also visit La Bisbal d’Empordà, the region’s capital, with its medieval castle and its pottery museum. Lodging is in the old fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, which still retains its original charm. You will spend 2 nights in a very special lodging in a small hamlet. You will love not having to pack up the following morning!
Day 5 – Circular route Madremanya – Medieval villages (40 km)
This could be a rest day by the pool, or stroll to the village. But a nice loop ride is also available to visit some small but very charming medieval villages such as Rupia, Foixa and Pals. Return to Madremanya for the night.
Day 6 – Madremanya – Sant Marti d’Empuries (40 km)
Our route passes through rural villages with great views of the magnificent panorama of the Baix Empordà plain and you peddle back to the Mediterranean coast. Your lodging tonight is a lovely spa hotel right on the sea. There is a magnificent Greek /Roman Ruins of Empuries is just behind the hotel and you will arrive in time to explore these ruins.
Day 7 – Sant Marti d’Empuries – Figueres
Your final ride takes you from the coast inland and passes through wetlands where you are bound to see a great variety of birds. You’ll stop en route in the very beautiful medieval village of Castelló d’Empúries before arrriving at your destination – the city of Figueres. There is a very interesting Dali museum in Figueres. Your lodging tonight is in the center of the town and the restaurant in the hotel was often frequented by Salvador Dali.
Your tour ends after breakfast. There is train service in Figueres with access to Barcelona, Girona and other destinations in Spain.
Version B Sample Itinerary – This route is the best of Costa Brava!
(Asphalt roads, varied terrain, longer distances)
Day 1 – Arrival in Girona
Arrival on your own in Girona, there are many trains each day from Barcleona . You can enjoy visiting the old part of this historical city where the cathedral remains and the Jewish quarter are outstanding. Your hotel is a great central location.
Day 2 – Girona – Circular Loop(65 km)
Visit our office in Girona in the morning where you will receive your rental bike, maps and tour information. Today’s loop ride takes you into the foothills of the mountains of Costa Brava to Vall de Llemaena. Hotel in Girona.
Day 3 – Girona – Sant Feliu de Guíxols (75 km)
The route goes from Girona to the coast. You will reach Sant Feliu, with its wonderful seaport and great cultural and historical interest, with an old monastery. Lodging in front of the sea at the interesting beach of Sant Pol.
Day 4 – Sant Feliu de Guixols – Madremanya (about 60 km)
Today’s route goes along the coast as far as Calella following the Palamós bay. You can visit the most important villages in the area, Platja d’Aro and Palamós. Then you’ll head into the interior through lovely countryside until your reach the hamlet of Madremanya where you will spend 2 nights. This is a favorite accommodation of everyone who comes to this region!
Day 5 – Rest day or optional loop rides. (70 km)
A loop to Torroella de Montgri will take you to many of the famous medieval villages in the region – Pals & Pertallada. You’ll return to Madremanya for another night.
Day 6 – Madremanya – Cadaques (75 km)
Your route today is quite varied and spectacular. You’ll pass by the Greek/Roman ruins of Empuries, the wetalnds of Aiguamolis with abundant birdlife, the medieval village of Castello d’Empuries and you’ll finish with an awesome downhill to Cadaques, one of the most beautiful villages on the Mediterranean.
(Let us know if you would like to spend an additional night in Cadques. There is a lovely hike you can do from this village.)
Day 7 – Cadaques to Figueres
Today is a roller coaster ride. Your day begins with an uphill climb from the sea followed by a downhill back to the sea. You’ll continue riding inland to Figueres, where you will spend the night. There is a wonderful Dali Museum to visit and your hotel’s restaurant is where Salvador Dali often had his dinner.
Your tour ends after breakfast. There is a train station in Figueres with access to Barcelona, Girona and other destinations in Spain.