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Spain - Girona & Costa Brava

Spain - Girona & Costa Brava

Degree of difficulty - A

This tour has it all, all the best components of Spain that is. City, coast, culture and culinary delights; what more could you ask for! 

Starting in Girona, you will discover the medieval history of this beautiful city - from the ancient Cathedral to the Independance square, these sights will fill you with culture. Then you travel along the off road greenway, "El Carrilet" which is constructed from the former Carrliet railway line. 
Travelling down to the coast you will pass through many small, classsic Spanish villages along the way, sampling the Mediterranean dishes and way of life . Then starts your journey North via the Costa Brava coastline passing long sandy beaches, fishing villages, rice fields and more medieval sights for your viewing pleasure. 

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 no doubt have been charmed by the Spanish lifestyle, cuisine and history. 

Day 1 Arrive 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 the medieval walls, which gives you a fantastic panoramic view of the city.

Day 2 Girona – Sant Feliu de Guixols 45km
After the delivery of the necessary documentation and bike fitting, the first bike ride takes you straight to the Mediterranean Sea, that follows the greenway “El Carrilet” , passing through the towns of Quart, Cassà de la Selva, Santa Cristina d'Aro and Llagostera. Just out of Girona, the route follows the Onyar River, which gives us one of the most picturesque and most photographed images: the colored houses of Onyar River. Along the route we always have the Gavarres Massif as a backdrop, a mountainous forest area, consisting mainly of oaks, important for the cork production. We arrive in San Feliu de Guíxols, in front of the Mediterranean Sea.

Day 3 Sant Feliu de Guixols – Calella de Palafrugell 30 km
Today you’ll ride North along the coast visiting the main port town Palamós. After few kilometers you’ll pass the unspoilt cove Platja de Castell, with it’s 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 and Palafrugell , this last one with its amazing seatown on the coast.

Day 4 Calella de Palafrugell – Torroella de Montgri 29 km
Route towards the north, following always the coast, visiting places of outstanding interest: Pals, with its beautifully conserved medieval centre, and Torroella de Montgrí. The ride will take you through natural wetlands with extensive rice fields and long sandy beaches. The bike tour ends at the foot of the karstic Montgri Massif.
The ride gives you an alternative route that will take you through natural wetlands with extensive rice fields and long sandy beaches.

Day 5 Torroella de Montgri – Girona 27/34 km
Route that 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.

Day 6 Girona Departure
Tour finishes after breakfast. Depart from Girona.

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

2019 Girona & Costa Brava Self Guided

Low Season (15 March - 14 April & 1 - 27 October)
€590 per person sharing
€710 for single occupancy
€795 solo traveller

Mid Season (15 April - 16 June   &  1-30 September)

€620 per person sharing
€755 for single occupancy
€840 solo traveller

High Season (17 June - 31 August)
€685 per person sharing
€845 for single occupancy
€930 solo traveller

An uprade to premium accommodation ( 3*/4* ) is possible,  please email us for further details ( details also in our tour dossier )

Tour Includes

  • 5 nights 2*/3* accommodation or 3*/4* accommodation (see tour dossier for more details)
  • Breakfast
  • 24 speed trekking bike
  • Helmet, odometer,
  • repair kit and lock
  • Route details and maps
  • Luggage transfers daily
  • 24 Hour service hotline

€80 - E-bike supplement
€50- GPS 
€66 - Supplement for 3 dinners

Self Guided Tour Information

Tour starts daily from 15 March to 27 Oct

On this tour you have the option of standard or upgraded accommodation.
Below is the list of places we typically use, although of course this is depending on availability.


Girona Hotel Peninsula 3 star Girona Hotel Peninsula 3 star1
First and last night in Girona: above Hotel Peninsular 3* below Hotel Double Tree Hilton 4*

Girona Hotel Double Tree Hilton 4 star Girona Hotel Double Tree Hilton 4 star 1

Sant Feliu Guixols

Sant Feliu Hotel Sant Pol Sant Feliu Hotel Sant Pol 2
Above: Hotel Sant Pol 3*, Below: Hotel Ilunion 4*
Sant Feliu Hotel Ilunion 4 star1 Sant Feliu Hotel Ilunion 4 start

Calella Palafrugell

Calella Palafrugell Hotel Garbi 3 star Calella Palafrugell Hotel Garbi 3 star1
Above: Hotel Garbi 3*, below: Hotel Alga 4*
Calella Palafrugell Hotel Alga 4 star Calella Palafrugell Hotel Alga 4 star1

Torrella Montgri

Torroella Montgri Fonda Mitja 2 star Torroella Montgri Fonda Mitja 2 star 1
Above: Hotel Fonda Mitja 2*, below: Hotel URH Moli del Mig 4*

Torroella Montgri Hotel URH 4 star Torroella Montgri Hotel URH 4 star1

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 2,75€
To Girona by taxi takes 25 minutes and it costs €32 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 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 €160 approximately.

Also, we can arrange airport transfers (from Girona airport to Girona €32. From Barcelona to Girona €160 up to 4 people)

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

Tour map

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)

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)

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