Catalonia

Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees and bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, this autonomous area of Spain offers cyclist a wonderful natural beauty with its rugged landscape.

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Many cyclists can start to feel restless on a beach holiday. Even city breaks can give them itchy feet when they can’t take their bikes with them. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of stunning cycling destinations throughout Europe. Catalonia is a wonderful example of this. Home of the gorgeous city of Barcelona and the stunning Costa Brava at the foot of the Spanish Pyrenees, the region has a range of cycle routes to suit all abilities as well as some of the most incredible views in Europe.

Catalonia is a sprawling region with diverse topography. As such, it offers a wide variety of routes to suit all abilities. Girona is now a favoured destination for cyclist and home for many pros. The most famous and challenging climb in the region is the Rocacorba, loved by both amateurs and pros alike.

La Fabrica Cafe Girona Aldstadt loop offers mostly flat, well-paved terrain along with some stunning views of the ancient architecture of Girona’s old town. If you’re up for a greater challenge you can try the same loop but venture into the mountains for challenging terrain but incredible high altitude views which are more than worth the effort. If you feel like challenging your skills with a partially off-road loop try the Els Angels- La Fabrica Cafe Girona Loop.

When to Visit

July and August are great months for sunbathing in Catalonia but the punishing heat may not be conducive to cycling in the mountains. Cyclists will find pleasant sunshine to complement the views but with balmier weather in June or perhaps September. You’ll also likely find cheaper prices, too, on either side of the school Summer holidays.

Latest Catalonia Tours

Road Cycling €1200
Barcelona - Girona

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…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Intermediate
Road Cycling €1100
Barcelona - Montserrat - Penedes

Barcelona is an amazing city to discover on a bike, and also the countryside and mountains surrounding the city. Montserrat is an iconic destination, a must for every visitor, but beware, there is a steep…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Intermediate
Family Cycling £660
Catalonia by Bike for Families

Experience the subtle landscapes and interesting villages on a gentle cycle through Catalonia, specially designed for families. Ride across nearly flat or gently rolling terrain, from the green countryside…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Intermediate
Road Cycling $4899
Explore the Wild Catalonian Coast

Ocean breezes. Mediterranean views. Beachfront luxury. Welcome to a most incredible destination. On the alluring Mediterranean shoreline where the mountains meet the sea, somewhere between the real and…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Easy
Road Cycling $2499
Experience Catalonia from Girona to the Costa Brava

The gentle hills and soothing ocean breezes of this dream destination beckon us to return again and again. On the alluring Mediterranean shoreline where the mountains meet the sea, somewhere between the…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Intermediate
E-Bikes £564
The Greenways of Catalonia

Time to enjoy a Family Cycling cycling holiday in Spain along the Girona Greenways, these are normally converted old railway lines which in turn means a nice flat Family Cycling friendly route. This cycle…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Beginner
E-Bikes £782
Cycle the Catalonia Cycle Ways

Our cycling holidays in Spain. This particular biking vacation in Catalonia is an easy level Family Cycling cycling tour or for people who want to cycle in safe cycle lanes and avoid climbs. You will discover…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Beginner
Road Cycling GBP885
Catalonia (Catalunya) Activities

You stay in the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, where the rocky coastline has a number of small coves, nearby, to explore. We provide a range of fully researched, self-guided walking and cycling…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Beginner
Road Cycling GBP885
Catalonia (Catalunya) Activities

You stay in the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, where the rocky coastline has a number of small coves, nearby, to explore. We provide a range of fully researched, self-guided walking and cycling…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Beginner
Road Cycling GBP120
Train like a pro in Girona

Medieval Girona has quickly become the new cycling mecca of mainland Spain. Home to nearly 100 professional cyclists, it is a perfect gateway to the quiet roads of northeast Catalonia. Weave through the…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Intermediate
Road Cycling GBP120
Train like a pro in Girona

Medieval Girona has quickly become the new cycling mecca of mainland Spain. Home to nearly 100 professional cyclists, it is a perfect gateway to the quiet roads of northeast Catalonia. Weave through the…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Intermediate
Road Cycling GBP100
Cycling the Costa Brava

Lloret de Mar lies to the south of medieval Girona, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Costa Brava coastline. Ride iconic routes overlooking the Mediterranean and take on the Catalan Mont Ventoux…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Intermediate
Road Cycling GBP100
Cycling the Costa Brava

Lloret de Mar lies to the south of medieval Girona, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Costa Brava coastline. Ride iconic routes overlooking the Mediterranean and take on the Catalan Mont Ventoux…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Intermediate
Road Cycling GBP120
Train like a pro in Girona

Medieval Girona has quickly become the new cycling mecca of mainland Spain. Home to nearly 100 professional cyclists, it is a perfect gateway to the quiet roads of northeast Catalonia. Weave through the…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Intermediate
Road Cycling GBP120
Train like a pro in Girona

Medieval Girona has quickly become the new cycling mecca of mainland Spain. Home to nearly 100 professional cyclists, it is a perfect gateway to the quiet roads of northeast Catalonia. Weave through the…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Intermediate
Road Cycling GBP100
Cycling the Costa Brava

Lloret de Mar lies to the south of medieval Girona, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Costa Brava coastline. Ride iconic routes overlooking the Mediterranean and take on the Catalan Mont Ventoux…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Intermediate