Spain – Girona & Costa Brava
- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
- What people say...
Over five nights this tour encompasses all the best that Spain has to offer. City, coast, culture and culinary delights; what more could you ask for!
Starting in Girona, a beautiful city steeped in medieval history - from the ancient Cathedral to Independance square. You travel along the greenway, "El Carrilet" which was constructed from the former Carrliet railway line. Continuing down to the coast you will pass through many small, classsic Spanish villages along the way, sampling Mediterranean dishes and a wonderful way of life . Your journey heads North via the Costa Brava coastline passing long sandy beaches, fishing villages, rice fields and yet more medieval sights!
This tour gives you the luxury of seeing the Catalan route at your own pace and by the time you cycle back into Girona, you will undoubtedly have been charmed by the Spanish lifestyle, cuisine and history.
No details found.
A downloadable version of the itinery is available from the Resources Tab
Arrival in Girona
There is plenty to see and do in this magical 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 the medieval walls, which gives you a fantastic panoramic view of the city.
Girona ~ Sant Feliu de Guixols (45km)
The cycle takes you straight to the Mediterranean Sea, following the greenway “El Carrilet”. Just out of Girona, the route passes the coloured houses of Onyar River as well as numerous small Catalan villages. The Gavarres Massif provide an imposing backdrop, a mountainous forested area, consisting mainly of oaks, important for the cork production. Your destination is the Mediterranean and the town of San Feliu de Guíxols.
Sant Feliu de Guixols ~ Calella de Palafrugell (30 km)
Today you cycle North along the coast visiting the main port town Palamós. You’ll pass the unspoilt cove Platja de Castell, 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 and Palafrugell , with its amazing coastal town.
Calella de Palafrugell ~ Torroella de Montgri (29 km)
You continue North hugging the coastline, visiting places of outstanding interest: Pals, with its beautifully conserved medieval centre, and Torroella de Montgrí. You cycle through natural wetlands with extensive rice fields and long sandy beaches ending at the foot of the karstic Montgri Massif.
Torroella de Montgri ~ Girona (27/34 km)
Your final day on the bike follows the Ter River finishing at the city of Girona, through a woody and agricultural area in the countryside, with a rolling landscape and small villages. Optional short cut from Flaçà train station to Girona, on a 15 minutes ride by train to Girona.
- 5 nights 2*/3 star hotel accommodation
(or 3*/4* accommodation : see tour dossier for pricing)
- Breakfast included
Route details and maps
- Luggage transfers daily
- 24 Hour service hotline
Bike rental is not included in our 2023 tour price. This is an additional:
€65.00 : Hybrid / Touring Bike
€155.00 : Electric Bike
€155.00 : Gravel Bike
Option to book half board (3 dinners): €75 (standard) or €85 (premium)
No Details Found
Everything worked out really well on our Girona cycling holiday. We liked our bikes, the route and the scenery. Primarily off road, which was great. Lots of happy memories,
Valerie & Robin Morton (Girona 2015)
We had an absolutely marvellous time! Really enjoyed the cycling. We are absolute converts to the idea of cycling holidays and are hoping to do something more challenging next year. Thanks for all your help.
Eamonn Farrell (Girona Costa Brava self led 2016)
We had a great trip to the Costa Brava. Everything was very good. The route we cycled was lovely and the hotels and food were excellent. We would definitely do a Cycling Safaris Trip again. The bikes were fine too.
Mary Kelly (Girona Costa Brava self led August 2016)
2023 Girona & Costa Brava Self Guided ( 5 night tour )
Low Season (1 March - 5 April & 1 - 31 October)
€565 per person sharing / €165 single room supplement standard accommodation
€690 per person sharing / €225 single room supplement premium accommodation
Mid Season (6 April - 22 June & 3 - 30 September)
€595 per person sharing / €185 single room supplement standard accommodation
€780 per person sharing / €290 single room supplement premium accommodation
High Season (23 June - 2 September)
€660 per person sharing / €225 single room supplement standard accommodation
€1035 per person sharing / €390 single room supplement premium accommodation
Standard accommodation: 2* & 3* accommodation
Premium accommodation: 3* & 4* accommodation
Self Guided Tour Information
Tour starts daily from 1st March to 31st 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 or 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
Also, we can arrange airport transfers (from Girona airport to Girona €55. From Barcelona to Girona €205 up to 4 people)
As always please contact us in the office for more information.
You spend the 1st and 5th night in Girona:
Left image is the Hotel Peninsular 3*
Right image is the Hotel Double Tree Hilton 4*
Sant Feliu Guixols
Left image is the Hotel Sant Pol 3*
Right image is our 4 star Hotel Ilunion 4*
The left image is a sample of our 3 star accommodation Hotel Garbi 3*,
The right image a sample of our 4 start hotels: Hotel Alga 4*
The left image is the 2 star Hotel Fonda Mitja
The right image is the 4 star Hotel URH Moli del Mig