Spain – Emporda Wine Tour
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The Catalan region of Emporda originally produced Cava only but is now known for producing a long list of high quality red and white wines. This cycling holiday provides something for all of your senses.
Starting off in Girona, as you cycle through this medieval city take in the magical sights of cathedrals, gothic architecture and the ancient city walls. The route then follows the old railway line greenway of "El Carrilet" down towards the coastline, where you stay overnight. Cycling along the coast you will see lots of different sights - from fishing villages to Roman ruins to rice fields, leading you up to the vineyard region with the Pyrenees as your backdrop. You will not only experience the fantastic local cuisine but also enjoy optional wine tasting visits to the most interesing and charming of wine cellars in the region.
One last treat in store for your final day, is a visit to the world famous Theatre-Museum Dali - the most visited site in Spain.
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Arrival in Girona
There is plenty to see and do in this magic historical city. Spend the day visiting the Cathedral, which has the broadest single nave of Gothic architecture in the world and getting lost through the narrow streets of the ancient Jewish quarter, one of the best preserved in the world. We also recommend a stroll along the Rambla or walk the medieval walls, which gives you a fantastic panoramic view of the city.
Girona ~ Sant Feliu de Guixols (45km)
Your cycle heads for the Mediterranean Sea, following the greenway “El Carrilet”. The route passes the coloured houses of the Onyar River, one of most photographed images of Girona, as well as towns of Quart, Cassà de la Selva, Santa Cristina d'Aro and Llagostera. The Gavarres Massif provide a backdrop, a mountainous forested area, consisting mainly of oaks, important for the cork production.
Sant Feliu de Guixols ~ Calella de Palafrugell (30 or 47 km)
You cycle along the coast to the main port town Palamós. You'll pass the unspoilt cove, Platja de Castell, with its Iberian settlement, before arriving in the picturesque old fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, one of the pearls of Costa Brava. On the last section, you’ll cycle along the greenway called “Ruta del Tren Petit”, connecting Palamós to your destination, the seaside town of Palafrugell
Calella de Palafrugell ~ Torroella de Montgri (29 km)
Your route follows the coast, visiting places of outstanding interest: Pals, with its beautifully conserved medieval centre, and Torroella de Montgrí. The cycle will take you through natural wetlands with extensive rice fields and long sandy beaches, finishing at the foot of the karstic Montgri Massif, in a Natural Park.
Torroella de Montgri ~ Castello d'Empuries (36 km)
You pass the long Bay of Roses with long, sandy, white beaches. Next to the pretty medieval settlement, Sant Martí de Empúries, in front of the superb beach, you should take the time to visit the archaeological complex Empúries, with Greek and Roman ruins dating from 600BC. The route ends at the village of Castello d'Empuries which has a rich architectural heritage; gothic church, Count's palace, old market building and Jewish quarter.
Loop ride Castello d'Empuries (37 km)
Todays route offers fantastic views of the Pyrenees as a backdrop while cycling through 100-year-old vineyards. Today you will have the opportunity to visit the most interesting wineries, that are located in the towns of Pau and Vilajuïga. This day includes a wine tasting and lands product's picnic in Espelt Cellar.
Catello d'Empuries ~ Figueres (43 km)
The last cycle heads to Cantallops and takes you on a long downhill cycle to your final destination, the city of Figueres. A rewarding detour takes you to the village of Capmany which can boast the highest number of wineries in the Empordà area. After arriving at Figueres riders enjoy a visit to the world famous Theatre-Museum Dalí, still the most visited tourist site in Spain.
- 7 nights 2* - 3* en suite accommodation / upgrade to 3*-4* available
- daily luggage transfers
- Route details and maps
- 24 hour hotline assistance
- GPS tracks available ( €65 GPS device rental )
Bike rental is not included in our 2023 tour price. This is an additional:
€90: Hybrid / Touring Bike
€225: Electric Bike
€225: Gravel Bike
Celler visit, picnic & wine tasting €30
Gastronimic dinner 1* Michelin (Day 1 Girona or day 6 Castello) €135
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2023 Emporda Self Guided Tour
Low Season (1 March - 5 April & 1 - 31 October)
€715 per person sharing (standard accommodation) / €240 single room supplement (standard accommodation)
€890 per person sharing (premium accommodation) / €395 single room supplement (premium accommodation)
Mid Season (6 April - 22 June & 3 - 30 September)
€780 per person sharing (standard accommodation) / €275 single room supplement (standard accommodation)
€1020 per person sharing (premium accommodation) / €480 single room supplement (premium accommodation)
High Season (23 June - 2 September)
€860 per person sharing (standard accommodation) / €340 single supplement (standard accommodation)
€1270 per person sharing (premium accommodation) / €630 single room supplement (premium accommodation)
Standard accommodation: 2* & 3* accommodation
Premium accommodation: 3* & 4* accommodation
10% discount on 3rd person staying in triple room.
All details are in our tour dossier or please email us
Self Guided Tour Information
Tour starts daily from 1 March to 31 October
How to get to the start point in Girona:
Girona Airport is the closest airport. Barcelona International airport is approx 110km away.
To Girona: by bus it takes 25 minutes and costs 3€
To Girona by taxi takes 25 minutes and it costs €35 approximately.
Barcelona to Girona by bus There are 6 buses/ day from Barcelona Airport to Girona city, it takes 2hours 30 minutes and it costs €20
By train: T1-T2 shuttle bus schedule is from 5.30 hr to 24.00hr every 6 or 7 minutes approximately, and from 0.00 hr to 5.30 h. every 20/25 minutes. This bus is free and takes about 10 minutes. When you arrive in T2, you should take a train to Barcelona Sants, and then another one to Girona
We can arrange airport transfers (priced for 1- 4 people) :
Girona airport to Girona €55
Barcelona airport to Girona €205
Figueres to Girona €120
Figueres to Girona Airport €120
Figueres to Barcelona Airport €305
As always please contact us in the office for more information (email@example.com).
Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Calella de Palafrugell
Torroella de Montgrí
Fonda Mitjà (no website available)
Hotel Canet 2* (2 nights)