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CATALONIA - SPAIN

Costa Brava Experience: Spain’s Iconic Coastal Bike Tour

Guided 6 days € 2,090

Gorgeous riding on the Mediterranean picturesque coast. Spin along the rocky road following the sea, climb some serious mountains and soak up the iconic vibes of Girona – Europe's hottest cycling spot.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
6201 m
Distance
372 km
Level
Medium

Tour overview

THERE ISN'T ANYTHING LIKE THE COSTA BRAVA

The sunniest and most refreshing tour available this year! This 4-stage Costa Brava Cycling Tour guides you all over the region. South to North. Discover the most emblematic coastal landscapes and places in the province of Girona, Northern Catalonia’s classic cycling capital.

From the beautiful fishing village of Tossa de Mar to the Cap de Creus peninsula, the easternmost point of the Iberian peninsula. This tour winds in harmony with the sea through its luminous and rugged roads, linking bustling coastal towns and then enter the tranquil plains full of charming medieval towns.

This is a tour for brave cyclists. Do you want to experience rugged landscapes and winding roads? Book your spot now on this epic guided cycling tour!

Start point
Platja d'Aro
End point
Vilajuïga
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Flying in
Barcelona/Girona
Flying out
Barcelona/Girona

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Expert Guidance

With a decade of organising cycling tours in this region, Catalonia Bike Tours have become local legends. Expect professional guiding and expert advice the whole way round from cyclists who love riding here.

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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.

Wonderful 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

Costa Brava - Catalonia

Stretching north from Barcelona to the Spanish–French border, Costa Brava's rugged coast is undoubtedly the most beautiful of Spain's three main coastal holiday destinations. Cyclist's satisfaction levels here are unparalleled. Both the beauty and the quality of the ride are top-notch. There are a few stretches of the coastal roads that go straight to must-do lists. And still, you can get away from the cars and crowds. Costa Brava manages to keep the vibe of small fisherman's villages with some seriously good restaurants and stays.

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  • Weather

    Costa Brava 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

    Costa Brava means 'wild' in Spanish – says a lot already. It's a highly rocky and mountainous terrain that offers some high-quality and diverse riding. You'll be able to see some decent mountain passes and climbs while also finding some pack riding on the winding, limited, flat sections.

  • Culture

    Boasting a relatively unspoiled version of Catalan culture, this area has its own distinctive features that include small fisherman's villages and some seriously good food such as famous anchovies. There are some total gems to visit, like Cadaqués – the birthplace of Salvador Dalí.

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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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Tossa de Mar Sea Town on Costa Brava - Spain

Coast Loop

A ride that will burn itself solidly into the memory banks. Twisting gentle climbs, grin-inducing descents, views for miles, turquoise seas, a cycling experience for the soul. If you are cycling in Girona this is a must ride, you won’t regret it. Head to the coast!

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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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Accommodation during your tour

Luxurious 4* Hotels

Hand selected deluxe stays
Costa Brava

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

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Stage 1 – Platja d'Aro – Platja d'Aro
  • Distance
    64 km
  • Altitude gain
    1283 m

STAGE DESCRIPTION

The first stage of the tour begins in Platja d’Aro, which we will leave behind to head towards Tossa de Mar, riding along one of the most beautiful roads in Europe.

On this day, we will deal with two wonderful ascents: Alt de Sant Grau, which will offer breath-taking views of the sea as we work our way up to the summit at a height of 472 metres, and Puig d’Arques, the highest altitude in the whole Baix Empordà region and the summit of our tour, standing at a height of 532 metres above sea level. The 360º view from its man-made observation point will be the best reward after the steep slopes.

To end this amazing first stage, we will head towards Palamós, a pretty fishing village where we’ll be able to get our energy back in one of the numerous bars and restaurants, before tackling the last kilometres of the stage, which will take us to Platja d’Aro, the region’s quintessential tourist municipality with busy commercial activity and a good number of leisure and gastronomic offers.

 

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

Any questions about flights and transfers? The Epico team is here for you. Ping us via the chatbot in the corner of your page or send an email to [email protected]

Flying in

Fly in airport: Barcelona or Girona

When best to fly in: in the morning or early afternoon on the first day of the camp (before 14:00)

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 or Girona

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

Transfers: scheduled airport drop off’s are not included in the price of this trip; let us know if you want to add this on so 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

  • Airport Pick Up

    We will organise a transfer for you and your bike upon arrival

  • 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)

  • GPS Tracks Access

    Access to tracks of the route through the RIDE WITH GPS mobile application

  • 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 €320 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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Don't see the travel dates you want or have a special request, such as adding a non-rider, please contact us.

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Sunday 4 September 2022
Friday 9 September 2022
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