COSTA BRAVA - SPAIN

Costa Brava Gravel Bike Tour

Self-Guided 6 days € 2,399

A beautiful loop that begins and ends in Girona. Ride along rugged coastal paths, through vineyards and mediaeval villages. Stay in secluded villages along the way, such as Llafranc, L'Escala, Cadaques, and Figueres as you experience their brilliant hospitality and culture.

Style
Gravel
Gain
3350 m
Distance
330 km
Level
Medium

Tour overview

RIDE OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN THE COSTA BRAVA

On this tour you’ll ride a beautiful loop that begins and ends in Girona. You’ll explore rugged coastal paths, vineyards, and the many mediaeval villages along the way.

You’ll be accommodated in secluded villages along the way, such as Llafranc, L’Escala, Cadaques, and Figueres as you discover the vineyards and farmlands of the Empordà region while taking in spectacular views of the Mediterranean.

If you’re an art lover, you’ll get to learn more about the surrealist Salvador Dali as you ride through Pubol, home to Gala’s Castle, stay in Cadaques, and visit Dali’s home in Port Lligat. To top it all off, you’ll get to visit the Dali Museum in Figueres.

This tour can be enjoyed at just about any time of year, except during the hot summer months of July and August.

* A luxury accommodation upgrade is also available for this tour. You can select this as an extra during the booking process.

** The dates for this tour are customisable so you can decide exactly when you would like to start and finish the tour. During booking, please select the month you would like to book and then contact us to finalise your start and end dates.

Start point
Girona
End point
Girona
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Barcelona El Prat or Girona
Flying out
Barcelona El Prat or Girona

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Espresso Mafia - Girona

Extraordinary Experience

We're taking you to one of the world's best cycling destinations. Excellent empty roads, breathtaking scenery, and a vibrant Catalan culture combine to make for an unforgettable riding vacation. Prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Self Guided

You’ll get to ride at your own pace each day. Professional local guides crafted the itinerary to provide you with the best routes of the area. Daily luggage transfers allow you to concentrate solely on pedalling to your next destination.

Fantastic Hotels

All the hotels along the route have been carefully chosen to provide you with the best possible experience. Once fully rested and refuelled, you'll be ready to tackle each big day as it comes. All hotels cater for cyclists and will have secure bike storage.

Tour destination

Costa Brava - Catalonia

Costa Brava's rugged coast, which stretches north from Barcelona to the Spanish–French border, is without a doubt the most beautiful of Spain's three main coastal holiday destinations. The satisfaction levels of cyclists here are unrivalled. The ride's beauty and quality are both excellent. There are a few stretches of coastal road that should be on everyone's bucket list. Even though the Costa Brava is a popular destination for all tourists, you can easily avoid the traffic and crowds without missing anything. The Costa Brava has managed to maintain the authentic feel of its small fishing villages while offering the same amazing restaurants and accommodations you would expect from a destination as such.

  • Weather

    Costa Brava has a lot of warm Spanish sun. Fresher rides can be found north of the peninsula during the spring and autumn months. Make sure to bring your gilet for wind and rain protection and sun cream for the rest of the time.

  • Terrain

    Costa Brava means "wild" in Spanish, which already says a lot. It's a rocky and mountainous terrain with some excellent and diverse riding. There will be some decent mountain passes and coastal climbs, as well as some softer pedalling on the winding descents and, limited, flat sections.

  • Culture

    This area has its own distinct features, such as its small fisherman's villages, some seriously good food and boasts a relatively unspoiled version of Catalan culture. Its famous anchovies are worth a try! There are some absolute gems to visit in the region, such as Cadaqués, Salvador Dali's birthplace.

Accommodation during your tour

Comfortable 3 & 4* Accommodation

You will sleep in a range of 3 & 4 star hotels along our route, all of which offer a very pleasant stay after a full day of riding. We chose the accommodation based on its location and proximity to the routes we have chosen to ride. Each location includes secure bike storage facilities and other amenities aimed at cyclists so you can focus on some well-deserved R&R.

Hotel Carlemany****

Girona (1 Night)

Arrive in Girona city centre & stay at Girona’s best 4* hotel, the Carlemany. The hotel is located in the centre of Girona’s shopping district & is just 5 mins from the old town.

Hotel Terramar***

Llafranc (1 night)

Situated on the seafront, overlooking the magnificent beach of Llafranc, the Hotel Terramar boasts modern and well-lit rooms, which provide you with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.

El Moli

L’Escala (1 night)

Stay in an old masia set back from the coast. Stroll into the town of L’Escala for dinner or relax at the hotel restaurant.

Llane Petit****

Cadaqués (1 night)

Hotel Llané Petit is a two-storey hotel located on a small beach in Cadaqués,with a seasonal outdoor pool and is just 5 minutes’ walk from the bustling centre of Cadaques.

Mas Falgarona****

Figueres (1 night)

Stay on the Mas Falgarona estate, a boutique 4* hotel nestled in the vineyards of the Empordà region. Relax by the pool or book a session in the Spa. This is the perfect place to re-charge ahead of tomorrow’s ride into Girona.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Girona – Llafranc 
  • Distance
    55 km
  • Elevation
    500m

Today’s route will take you out to the coast, from Girona, through stunning fields and back country trails that will make you wonder why so many people choose to ride on the road here when the gravel riding is this good.

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport options: Barcelona El Prat or Girona

When best to arrive: Morning of day 1 of the tour.

Where the tour starts: Girona

Transfers: Not included but can be arranged on request.

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Barcelona El Prat or Girona

When best to depart: Evening of the final day or morning after the final day of the route.

Where the tour ends: Girona

Transfers: Not included but can be arranged on request.

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Comfortable Accommodation

    5 nights in 3 & 4* hotels in a shared room with en-suite facilities. Single rooms are available as an additional extra.

  • Delicious Breakfasts

    Breakfast is included on this tour so you can be assured that you will be adequately fueled for every morning of riding.

  • Girona Gravel - Spain, Catalunya
    Planned Routes with GPX

    All routes are mapped out for you to follow. A GPS navigation app is provided for use on IOS or Android smartphones.

  • Luggage Transfers

    Your luggage will be transferred from hotel to hotel throughout the trip so you only need to pack a day bag for your essentials.

Cycling bottle

What’s not included in your cycling trip.

  • Flights

    Flights are not included in the tour package. We have suggested which flights and airports are best suited for this tour but should you have any doubts or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

  • Travel & Health Insurance

    We strongly recommend that you obtain a dedicated health insurance that covers your sports activities. Reach out to us if you have questions about the insurance.

  • Ride Guide

    This tour is self-guided. You are provided with routes and a GPS app to help you along the way, but there will be no guide riding with you.

Extra
Gravel Bike Rental
Make your travel hassle free for only €225 for the entire trip!

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, you can rent one and benefit from a 10% discount as being a part of this tour.

Our gravel bike rental options are the Ridley Kanzo Adventure or the Basso Palta.

Both options are perfectly equipped for the gravel riding on this tour and with a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly to ensure maximum comfort for the duration of your trip.

Please feel free to contact us for more information or any preferred choices.

Basso Palta Gravel - ESC Rental Bike
Basso Palta Gravel Bike

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

Extra
E-Bike Rental
Make your tour that much more enjoyable!

If you need a bit of a boost or would like to take on the tour at a bit more of a leisurely effort, then why not rent an e-bike for your tour?

Using an e-bike opens you up to new possibilities and can allow you to take on even more than you imagined. Also, if you are part of a group of varying abilities or you are coming back from a recent injury, an e-bike will allow you to enjoy the tour on the same level as everyone else. 

If you would like to rent an e-bike for your tour, please select this option at checkout.

Ridley Kanzo All Road e-assist

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • Single Room Upgrade

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €349 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. You can select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

  • Additional Nights

    The tour starts in the morning and ends in the evening, plus airport transfers take time. We recommend that you fly in the day before and fly out the day after to maximise your trip, avoid unnecessary rushing and explore the area a bit more. If you would like this option, please be in touch with us during your booking process and we can arrange this for you.

  • Airport Transfers

    Transportation that best suits your needs for you and your bike with our local providers can be arranged to ensure you get to and from the tour start and finish with ease. During your booking process, please contact us to arrange this for you. If you have any questions or require anything specific, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Luxury Accommodation

    Should you wish to enjoy a little more luxury after a day on the bike, you can upgrade your tour accommodation package for €999 for a double room. All hotels are bike friendly and will be ready to welcome you after a day in the saddle. Sit back, relax and refuel for another awesome day of riding to come.

Booking options

Choose when you want to travel

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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Saturday 1 October 2022
Monday 31 October 2022
Tuesday 1 November 2022
Wednesday 30 November 2022
Sunday 1 January 2023
Tuesday 31 January 2023
Wednesday 1 February 2023
Tuesday 28 February 2023
Wednesday 1 March 2023
Friday 31 March 2023
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