CATALONIA - SPAIN

Costa Brava Easy Riding: Iconic Spanish Cycling Tour

Self-Guided 5 days € 590

Discover sweeping roads and a slow pace to life. This is the most refreshing leisure self-guided tour that takes you from Girona to the coast, with local activities along the way.

Style
E-Biking
Gain
1,650 m
Distance
207 km
Level
Medium

Tour overview

DISCOVER THE COSTA BRAVA AT A LEISURELY PACE

Our most sunny and refreshing self-guided bike tour will take you throughout the southern half of Costa Brava. You will discover the most iconic coastal landscapes and places in Girona, Spain’s quintessential cycling capital, at your own pace.

The tour begins and ends in Girona, a beautiful city with a rich cultural and historical heritage. This leisure tour will take you through charming fishing towns, sandy beaches, and secluded coves, as well as picturesque mediaeval villages.

This 5-day tour is designed for leisure cyclists and consists of four stages. Book now, personalise your trip, and explore these rugged landscapes and winding roads! This epic self-guided cycling tour requires a minimum of four people.

Start point
Girona
End point
Girona
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Girona
Flying out
Girona

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Day-to-day Luggage Transfers

Each day, the team will transfer your luggage from hotel to hotel, allowing you to focus on cycling. We arrange bike transfers for you on the first and last days, and the digital travel guide is available for everything in between.

Road cyclist on curving road

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.

Customisable Accomodation

Choose your hotel level to tailor your trip to your budget. Each hotel has been carefully chosen for its idyllic setting. Throughout your journey, you'll feel well rested after each day in the saddle.

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 so, you can avoid the traffic and crowds. Costa Brava manages to keep the feel of small fishing villages while offering some seriously good restaurants and accommodations.

Discover More
  • 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 climbs, as well as some pack riding on the winding, limited, flat sections.

  • Culture

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

Accommodation during your tour

Brilliant 4* Hotels

Throughout the tour you will be accommodated in wonderful 4* hotels.

All our hotels are certified bike-friendly accommodations and offer cycling facilities, such as secure bike garage storage, early morning breakfast service, and common bicycle repair tools.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Stage 1 – From Girona to the sea
  • Distance
    50 km
  • Altitude gain
    320 m

You will leave Girona by bike in the morning, heading to the coast to Sant Feliu de Guxols, which has a lovely old town, marina, and beach. S’Agaró, one of the most beautiful towns to cycle in the Costa Brava, is located further along the trail.

Finally, you’ll arrive at Platja d’Aro, which has everything from Roman ruins to hidden coves dotting the coastline. 

Overnight Town

Platja d’Aro

Considered the heart of the Costa Brava, this town boasts a long beach, hidden little coves, and Roman ruins.

Suggested Activities

Visit a local winery

Boat tour

Kayak or Paddlesurf

Accommodation Possibilities 

Explorer – Hotel Spa La Terrassa

Comfort – Park Hotel San Jorge

Luxury – Cala Del Pi Hotel

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 self-guided tour (before 14:00)

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are extra for an additional fee which can be added to your trip at booking

Flying out

Fly out airport: Barcelona or Girona

When to leave: in the afternoon on the last day of the self-guided tour

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are extra for an additional fee which can be added to your trip at booking

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Choice of Accommodation

    Standard accommodation is a shared room with another rider in your group (if applicable)

  • Digital Guide

    Turn by turn navigation throughout the entire trip

  • 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 €220 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 CANYON CF 7 etap AllRound (Gravel) or a ​​SCOTT SubCross20 E-Ride electric touring 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. 

canyon-Endurace-CF7-Sram-Rival
CANYON CF 7 etap AllRound (Gravel)

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • EXTRA
    Hotel Upgrade
    Starting from €100

    Upgrade your hotel to the mid-range Comfort Level or premium Luxury Level. Prices vary depending on the season of your trip and your accommodation choice. Price per person.

  • EXTRA
    Return airport transfers
    Starting from €60

    Add on your airport transfers from Girona for €60 or Barcelona for €240. Prices are based on groups of 4+ and are per person.

  • EXTRA
    Half Board Meal Add-On
    Starting from €120

    Include breakfast and dinner throughout your trip for an additional €120 per person (€240 if you choose the Luxury Level accommodations).

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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Wednesday 24 August 2022
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