Spain – Greenways of Girona Family
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A chance to cycle along the Girona Greenways in Catalonia. The tour is broken into shorter rides to make an ideal trip for families with children- depending on the children’s ages and fitness, even the smallest ones from 5 years can do this cycle. The accommodation is handpicked for you; staying in quiet and lovely little hotels and farmhouses, some of them with swimming pool. The tour has plenty of different pretty spots to explore with children such as volcanic areas, forests and river marshes.
In Girona city there is plenty to do and see, such as visiting the Cathedral or the ancient Jewish Quarter, one of the best preserved in the world. The last section of the greenway brings you to the coast, reaching the Mediterranean Sea. The ride is easy, downhill, and fun and you’ll be passing through cropland and forests. You can spend the rest of the last day relaxing and enjoying the beach town.
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Arrival in Olot
Optional arrival in Girona and transfer to Olot.
Olot is known for being the most singular volcano landscape in the Iberian Peninsula, with about 40 dormant volcanoes. You can also walk through La Fageda d’en Jordà, a beech wood, well-known for its beauty.
Olot ~ Les Planes d‘Hostoles (22km)
After receipt of your tour details and bike fitting (if bikes contracted) you start your cycle following the cycle path along the old narrow gauge railway line “Carrilet d’Olot”. You reach Les Planes d’Hostoles, passing the fantastic area of the Bas Valley with its gorgeous countryside and typical villages also called Catalan Switzerland. Once in Les Planes, take your time to enjoy the gorges next to the river.
Les Planes d’Hostoles ~ Girona (35 km)
The cycle today is quite long but is mainly downhill and flat. You’ll follow the Ter River, one of the most important rivers of Catalonia, with a fantastic cultural heritage, left among the years. You'll arrive at Girona, where you can spend the rest of the day visiting the Cathedral 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 ~ Campllong / Llagostera (18 km / 21 km)
Today you pass the village of Quart, well-known for its ceramics, and Cassà de la Selva, with beautiful modernist houses in the centre of the town. You can spend the afternoon with the animals in the farms nearby the accommodation.
Campllong/Llagostera ~ Sant Feliu de Guixols (30 km / 26 km)
The last stage is the longest, but also flattest and easy to cycle. A fun downhill takes you to the town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, with its magnificent fishing port and cultural interest, especially for its monastery. You can enjoy the rest of the day at the beaches.
Tour finishes after breakfast next morning. Depart from Sant Feliu de Guixols.
- 5 nights in 2/3* Accommodation Bed & breakfast
- Luggage transport
- Information Pack (Route Guide and maps)
- 24 hours service hotline
Half board option: 4 dinners €105 per adult, €60 per child
Tourist tax: €5 per person
€65 : Hybrid / Touring Bike
€155 : Electric Bike
€45 : Childs Bike
€20 : Pedals (Shimano, toe clips)
€45 : GPS
€25 : Child seat
Bike rental is not included in the basic tour package for 2022.
Tour rental price does include bike delivery to Olot
GREENWAYS OF GIRONA SELF LED TOUR 2023
Low Season Tour Price ( 1 March - 5 April & 1 October - 31 October )
€595 per person sharing
€140 single supplement
Mid-Season Tour Price ( 6 April - 22 June & 3 September - 30 September)
€655 per person sharing
€150 single supplement
High Season Tour Price ( 23 June - 2 September )
€695 per person sharing
€200 single supplement
Child discount available and discount for 3rd adult in triple room. Please have a look at the tour dossier for details
Self Guided Tour Information
Tour can begin any day from 1st March to 31st October
How to get to the start point in Olot:
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 €40 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 19€
By train: T1-T2 shuttle bus schedule is from 5.30 hr to 24.00hr every 6 or 7 minutes approximately, and from of 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
By taxi: it takes approx 1hour and it cost 150€ approximately.
To Olot hotel by bus: take the bus in Girona Bus station, (1 hour) and costs €8. OR the bus in Barcelona (Pau Claris Street , 117), takes 2 hours and costs €18. Between Olot Bus Station to Hotel Clan Blanc is 3km, so you could take a taxi.
Also, we can arrange airport transfers (price for 1-4 people)
- Olot to Girona Airport = €115
- Olot to Girona = €100
- Barcelona airport to Olot = €250
- Sant Feliu to Girona Airport = €70
- Sant Feliu to Girona = €80
- Sant Feliu to Olot = €140
Hotel Can Blanc, OR Hotel La Perla
Les Planes d'Hostoles
Hotel Peninsular 3* (images left and right) OR Hotel Double Tree Hilton 4*
Can Serra (images left and right)
Sant Feliu Guixols
Hotel Sant Pol 3*, OR Hotel Ilunion 4*