SECRET GEMS AND HIDDEN CLIMBS
This Barcelona Hidden Secrets Cycling Tour has three days of guided intensive routes starting from Vic, a historic city known for its large market square and for being full of churches and convents in its old town. The accommodation was originally a former cloistered convent, now converted into a comfortable 4 star hotel. From here, you will travel the mythical Bracons road, explore the beautiful Vall d’en Bas and enjoy the imposing views of Collsacabra. Soak in the Montseny atmosphere in the high mountains and relax among meadows in El Lluçanès.
An epic guided tour for lovers of the most authentic experiences and in which you will discover the most secret corners of inland Catalonia. Book your spot today!
Pedal the secret gems of Catalonia
Highlights of your trip
GUIDED TOUR WITH EXPERTS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Hotel Les Clarisses
4* Hotel Les Clarisses
Hotel Les Clarisses was originally a former cloistered convent but is now a beautifully converted 4 star hotel. Located in the heart of the city, very near the Cathedral of Sant Pere, the Episcopal Museum, the Roman Temple and the Plaça Major. Its central location means our guests can easily get to all the most interesting tourist and leisure sites in the city.
It’s never a chore to get from your accommodation to the nearest roads. All of our accommodation is chosen for its bike security and links to the routes on your program.
Day 1 (no riding)
Welcome and gear set up
WELCOME TO CATALUNYA!
We will start the trip meeting at our hotel in Vic, where our team will be waiting for you in the hall to welcome you at 6:00 p.m.
For your comfort and if you plan to arrive before the scheduled time, you can check-in at the hotel reception indicating the reservation in the name of TOURMALET 2015 SLU and your names and surnames. In case you have hired the hotel in a shared room with another client, we would appreciate it if you would keep the room in perfect condition until their arrival.
After check-in and room distribution, our team will offer an informative briefing of the tour. Then we will proceed to the set-up of the bicycles for all those who have hired a rental bike. Maybe even go for a leg stretch ride if you arrive earlier in the day!
We will end this first day of travel with a magnificent welcome dinner with the entire team at the hotel.
Day 2 - Stage 1
VIC - JOANETES - VIC
Day 3 - Stage 2
VIC - EL MONTSENY -VIC
Day 4 - Stage 3
VIC - PERAFITA - VIC
Day 5 (no riding)
Optional recovery ride and onward travel
Information to help you book your flights and get around.
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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: airport transfers are not included in the price of this trip; contact us if you need any assistance or need to organise a private transfer so you can arrive from your flight hassle-free
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
What’s included in your trip
Half Board Accommodation
Standard accommodation is shared with one other person on the tour with ensuite facilities and half board meals (lunch and dinner)
Professional multilingual guide on bike to lead the group, assistance vehicle available in cases of emergency
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
Medical sport accident insurance covering any cost up to €6000 is included on this trip
What's not included.
High quality carbon bikes are available for rental for €150 for the tour duration. Tailored to your body size and in perfect technical condition. You can select this option when you proceed to checkout.
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.
Single room accommodation
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 when you proceed to checkout.
Transportation for you and your bike to and from Barcelona/Girona Airport is available to book for €240 (round trip). You can select this option when you proceed to checkout.
Choose when you want to travel
After selecting the date of travel, you will be able to enter the detail of who is traveling and see further options for accomidation and cycle hire, subject to the operator.
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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