In this trip, we combine Barcelona, one of the nicest Mediterranean metropolis, with Girona, possibly the top cycling destination anywhere in Europe. Good weather, smooth asphalt, amazing and scenic roads, polite drivers... what else do you need?
- Barcelona to Girona!
- All year round trip
- Carbon bike rental
- 6 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Evening meals (except day 1)
- Maps & tracks
- Luggage transportation
- Cycling guide first day
- Support hotline
- 6 cycling stages
- Contact us to tailor make your trip
Departure, Barcelona-Calella 83 km
This is a stage to get close to the Costa Brava. Flat road beside the sea to get out of the city and then, instead of leading straight to Calella, get a small nice hilly road in Mataró towards Arenys de Munt and Sant Pol de Mar. After that, back to the main road NII leading to Calella.
Calella-Caldes de Malavella 80 km
One of the nicest roads you can cycle in whole Catalonia is the one from Tossa de Mar to Sant Feliu de Guixols. It is time to enjoy landscape, views, weather… cycling. Once in Sant Feliu de Guixols then direction Santa Cristina d’Aro and afterwards to Romanyà. Finally, a crossroad leading to Llagostera will put you in the right direction to Caldes de Malavella.
Caldes de Malavella-L’Escala 77 km.
Few miles after the start begins the climb of the day, a beautiful, solitaire and not very steep climb named Santa Pellaia. After the descent towards La Bisbal we will cycle through not very crowded roads, and then a stop in Peretallada is worth. Old and touristic town, cars are not allowed and lots of restaurants and shops welcome the tourists. After Peretallada we will continue through Torroella de Montgrí till L’Escala.
L’Escala-Figueres 86 km
There are several options for this stage. A possibility would be going from Roses to Alt de Perafita and stop in Cadaqués, where genius Salvador Dalí lived. Steep climb to the Monestry of San Pere de Rodes is also possible. Nice aerial views from there to Port de la Seva and Costa Brava. This area may be windy, with the so named, tramuntana wind, very strong if it blows. Figueres is a must, with the Museum dedicated to Salvador Dalí.
Figueres-Olot 73 km
Going out from Figueres through N260 is a quick way out. Wide road leading Besalú that you will leave direction Esponellà and Banyoles. It is worth, the visit of Banyoles, the village beside the famous lake, where a lot of triathlon competitions take place. A good place to stop and enjoy lunch. Afterwards, there are several climbs, not very steep, to get some height reaching finally Olot at 440 meters. For the strong riders, we can include the beautiful and very steep climb to Mare de Deu del Mont. Really worth, breathtaking views from the top to the Canigou peak in the Pyrenees!
Olot-Girona 84 km.
One of the best spots for last day! The climb to Santuari del Far is one of the highlights of the whole trip. Climbing to Coll de Condreu and then taking the crossroad to the Sanctuary. Once you have enjoyed the views, then the rest of the stage is mainly downhill. This stage can be shortened to 55 km avoiding the climb if some of you had enough of climbing! When you get to Girona you realize why this town is becoming so popular for cyclists!