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CATALONIA - SPAIN

Barcelona to Girona Adventure: Catalonia Bike Tour

Guided 5 days € 1,495

Ride through the most breathtaking scenery of Catalonia – a renowned cycling paradise. Ride perfect roads with little traffic and deep forests. Take on challenging mountain passes and discover the region.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
4,200 m
Distance
240 km
Level
Medium

Tour overview

CATALONIA'S GOLDEN ROUTE

This tour from Barcelona to Girona has three intensive days in the Catalan countryside, pedalling through landscapes where plains and mountains alternate in harmony with forests and fields. We’ll go through the lush Montseny Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve. Then we’ll climb up to the highest point in the province of Barcelona, the Turó de l’Home. All before continuing north to reach the monumental and gastronomic city of Vic.

The delightful Catalan villages of Rupit and Tavertet will take us deep into the colourful display offered by the beech tree forests in the Volcanic Area of La Garrotxa. And before we reach Girona, we’ll climb the legendary Rocacorba, the pole of attraction for many professional cyclists in the region of Girona.

An epic guided tour to discover some of Spain’s best roads to ride on. Book your place today!

Start point
Barcelona
End point
Girona
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Flying in
Barcelona
Flying out
Barcelona

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Expert Guides with Van Support

You will ride side by side with expert multilingual cycling guides. They will support you along the way and share their local knowledge so that you feel at home and immerse in the local atmosphere. Support van is also there when you need it.

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Exceptional Experience

We are getting you to one of the world's greatest cycling spots. Excellent empty roads, jaw-dropping beauty and vibrant Catalan culture is a recipe for an outstanding riding holiday. Prepare for an experience of a lifetime.

Luxury Accommodation

Each hotel is carefully selected in dreamy locations. You'll feel well rested after each day in the saddle throughout your trip. Every hotel is a 4* standard with fantastic facilities to make the trip even more memorable.

Tour destination

CATALONIA

Catalonia is where the love of biking knows no bounds. Explore the Terra Alta or Girona's greenways, or hit the magnificent mountain passes for a spot of MTB. Catalonia is the land of great cyclists. It gives you roads, paths and greenways for a bicycle excursion perfect for all levels. For decades, the hundreds of cycle touring associations in the country have been creating space in the Catalan local road network. On weekends, the curvy roads and steep hills are the perfect places for bike-lovers to cruise around with friends for the sheer pleasure of the sport.

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  • Weather

    Catalonia offers lots of the warm Spanish sun. North of the peninsula, you'll get fresher rides during the spring and autumn months. Make sure you grab your gilet for some wind and rain protection for those unlucky days and bring sun cream for the rest.

  • Terrain

    Catalonia is a remarkably rough country! Flat areas are limited. Hills and mountains dominate. North is marked by the Pyrenees. Then, there is the seaside ridge. Inland is also surprisingly hilly with some remarkable places like the Montserrat Mountain, perfect for climbing.

  • Culture

    Catalan culture boasts a huge history as well as its own unique traditions and cuisine. Take the time to discover some authentic Catalan traditions to make your trip to Catalonia even better. And of course, cycling is big deal here. La Vuelta has a Catalan root waiting to be discovered.

41.5912° N, 1.5209° E

Discover more about the rides you'll be conquering

Cyclists descending on a road on the Costa Brava in Girona, Spain

El Àngels, Girona

A certain ‘ex’ 7x tour winner regularly rode this route for a tough short workout, but there’s far more than just a test of fitness to be had. Cross the Gavarres mountain massif twice and climb to the chapel where Salvador Dali married. This loop is an ideal intro to Girona road cycling.

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Sant Hilari from Girona

For a good day’s challenge, we recommend taking on the Sant Hilari loop. This loop takes you up to the town of Sant Hilari Sacalm, inland from the coast, offering a great quiet alternative in the holiday season.<br /> <br /> If you are in the Girona area, this ride is not to be missed!<br /> <br />

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Rocacorba

Rocacorba has been used for over a decade by many local pros as a test of form, the famous mountain is a challenge to anyone and everyone. The 10.7 km climb has a deceptive overall gradient of 7%. Starting teasingly gentle before levelling off, disciplined pacing will pay off.

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Accommodation during your tour

Luxurious 4-5* Hotels

Hand selected deluxe stays

All hotels has been meticulously selected to provide you with luxury experience. Great food to power your rides and excellent locations to be expected. Hotels are 4* level and have just everything you need to a relaxed stay.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Saint Celoni - Vic
  • Distance
    73 km
  • Climb
    1827 m

We will start our trip with a short drive in a van that will take us from Barcelona to Sant Celoni, a town nestled at the foot of the Montseny Massif, where we will tackle the first challenge of the tour with the ascent of the Turó de l’Home – one of the longest and hardest mountain passes in Catalonia. We advise you to save some energy for the last 5 kilometres, a popular stretch chosen by professional cyclists for training on its steep slopes.

After reaching the top, we’ll carry on riding for a few kilometres in Montseny Natural Park to join up with another summit that is popular in the Catalan cycling world, the Alto de Santa Fe, which will delight you with wonderful views of the province of Girona.

Continuing the route along privileged roads of great natural beauty and without losing sight of the Montseny, we come to Viladrau, a charming rural village located to the south-west of our final destination, Vic. The bucolic spirit of its historic quarter and the renowned gastronomy of the capital of this inland area of Barcelona will undoubtedly be a perfect combination for completing this first intensive day of the tour.

group on costa brava cycling tour

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport: Barcelona

When best to fly in: in the morning or early afternoon on the first day of the camp (the group meets up in the hotel in Barcelona at 18:00 on the first day)

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you are picked up

Flying out

Fly out airport: Barcelona

When to leave: in the late morning on the last day of the tour

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you can take your flight hassle-free

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Luxury Accommodation 4*

    Standard accommodation is a shared room with another rider of the same gender

  • Half-board meals

    Breakfasts and dinners are included

  • Guided Cycling

    Professional multilingual guide on bike to lead the group, assistance vehicle available in cases of emergency

  • Daily Luggage Transfer

    Support vehicles will transport your luggage on to the next hotel, so you only have to carry your essentials

  • Experienced Mechanic

    Mechanical service in case of breakdowns (does not include spare parts in customer bicycle repairs)

  • Health Insurance

    Medical sport accident insurance covering any cost up to €6000 is included on this trip

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Extra
Bike rental
Only €240 for the entire trip

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, high quality disc brake carbon bikes are available for rental for the duration of the tour. To make sure you get the maximum from your bike for your trip, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of equipment.

Choose a lightweight Canyon Endurace Road bike or a CANYON Endurace:ON E-road bike to suit your needs for your tour.

With a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly.  All rental bikes are mechanically checked and adjusted before each and every tour so you can have peace of mind that your bike will be running smoothly from start to finish!

You can select this option when you proceed to checkout.

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Canyon Endurace Road Bike

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • EXTRA
    Single accommodation
    €240 for the tour duration

    By default, you'll share a room with a rider of your gender. If you wish to stay in a single room, you will be able to select this option for €240 per person when you proceed to checkout.

Booking options

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Sunday 16 October 2022
Thursday 20 October 2022
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