Costa Brava Experience: Iconic Spanish Cycling Tour

Self-Guided 5 days

Sunny weather and challenging, yet quiet, sweeping roads. This is our most refreshing self-guided tour that takes you through the gorgeous picturesque Med coast, soaking up the iconic vibes of Girona.

Road cycling
5,213 m
340 km

Tour overview


This year’s tour is the sunniest and most refreshing! Our Self-Guided Costa Brava Road Cycling Tour takes you through the region’s southern region. Discover the most iconic coastal landscapes and places in Girona, Northern Catalonia’s classic cycling capital, at your own pace.

Starting and finishing in Girona, home to numerous professional cycling teams and pro riders. On this tour, you’ll cycle through picturesque fishing towns, sandy beaches, and mediaeval villages while taking on world-famous cycling routes.

This 5-day tour consists of four stages and is intended for experienced cyclists. 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. For more information and to check on date availability, please contact us directly.

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Flights not included. Direct flights available at

Highlights of your cycling trip

Support vehicle

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 Accommodation

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.

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  • 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

Explorer Level

Budget accommodation without compromising on quality

The Explorer Level is the most budget accommodation choice.

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.

Comfort Level

Upscale 4* hotels where you can relax and enjoy all the comforts

The Comfort Level is the mid-range accommodation choice.

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.

Luxury Level

The best hotels with premium facilities and top locations

The Luxury Level* is the premium accommodation choice.

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.

*Only available from March to November.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Stage 1 – From Girona to the sea
  • Distance
    82 km
  • Altitude gain
    1319 m

You will leave Girona in the morning and cycle through one of Catalonia’s most beautiful sections to Platja d’Aro. The unforgettable Sant Grau Climb, from which you can enjoy panoramic views over the wooded mountains and down to the sea, will be the trip’s first challenge. Take it all in with a coffee from the famous monastery’s courtyard.

As you descend the mountain, you will arrive in Tossa de Mar, which has a lovely castle, old town, marina, and beach. Sant Feliu de Guxols is located further along the trail, just before S’Agaró – Platja d’Aro, the main tourist destination on the Costa Brava.

Overnight Town

Platja d’Aro

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

Included Climbs

Sant Grau 

8.8 km, 3.6% av. gradient

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

Cycling bottle

What’s not included in your cycling trip.

  • Flights

    The best airport to fly to is Barcelona or Girona. We will then organise for you and your bike. If you have any questions on how to best organise your flights, contact us for more information.

  • Meals

    Unless you add them on, meals are not included during this self-guided trip.

  • Transfers

    Airport pick up and drop off can be arranged. Let us know if you want to add this on to your booking.

Bike rental
Only €275 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 road bike with etap AXS electronic gears or a CANYON CF SL 8 road bike with mechanical Ultegra gearing 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.

Endurace Canyon-cf-sl-8
Canyon Endurace CF SL 8 Road Bike

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

    Hotel Upgrade
    Starting from €110

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • Guarantee a spot during busy periods
  • Only 30% down payment to secure your place
  • Fair & Transparent Cancellation Policy
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