Group of cyclists in La Garrotxa
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Catalonia cycling
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Volcanic Garrotxa to Medieval Girona


Bike Tour: Catalonia cycling - 5 days

Let La Garrotxa lure you with striking volcanic formations set among smooth slopes and silent woodlands. Many world-class cyclists train here in the winter, testing themselves on varied terrain in a mild climate. You will spend time first riding in rural surroundings from the town of Olot, then take a rails-to-trails bike path to the capital of the province, Girona. Amble along ancient lanes, marvel at the well-preserved Jewish Quarter and select a spot for a farewell feast on Catalan cuisine.

E-bikes are available on this tour!

Map cycling routes in Catalonia
Day 1: Arrival in Olot
Day 2: Cycling in La Garrotxa Natural Park
Day 3: Choice of cycling routes from Olot
Day 4: From Olot to Girona
Day 5: End of programme

Day 1:    Arrival in Olot

Arrival at your lovely rural accommodation with private swimming pool. The perfect base for your cycling routes in the next few days. And just steps away from the hotel, one of the best restaurants in all of La Garrotxa.

Challenge: Travel to Cataluña and arrive in Olot.

Day 2:    Cycling in La Garrotxa Natural Park
24 km

Get going with a ride in La Garrotxa Natural Park, a veritable mosaic of landscapes. Roll along through beech woods and open farmland. Linger at ancient lava flows and enchanting villages. Stop off to stretch your legs on optional walks to natural and historic monuments.

Challenge: 25 km,  270m ascent and descent

Villages along the way: Olot, Sta. Margarida, Sant Privat d'en Bas

Day 3:    Choice of cycling routes from Olot
48 km

Determine which is your favourite of the tours offered, as today it's up to you! Pedal among hefty holm oaks or bizarre basalt pillars, marvel at the local 'Museu del Volcans', test your toughness on a short MTB section or select a stroll to a waterfall. In between, take a break at storybook settlements right out of the middle ages. 

Challenge: 32 - 38 - 48km, 150 - 300 - 350 m ascent and descent. 

Villages along the way: Olot, Sta. Margarida, Sant Privat d'en Bas

Day 4:    From Olot to Girona
59 km

Follow the “Via Verde”, a converted railway bike path, from volcanic Olot to enchanting Girona. Pedal among villages and farms until the serene landscapes give way to an urban setting: lovely Girona with its medieval mystique, imposing cathedral and brightly-coloured houses on the river.

Challenge: 59 km, 150 - 500m ascent and descent.

Day 5:    End of programme

Today after breakfast, your arrangement comes to an end, leaving you with a wonderful sensation and plans to return to this beautiful area some day.

Challenge: Travel from Girona.




The hotels on this trip have been carefully selected for their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite. A list of the hotels we work with appears below. If a certain hotel is unable to confirm due to lack of availability, we will request a similar one and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra nights: Extra nights can be booked at any accommodation along the way.

Mas Can Blanc (Olot)
Mas Can Blanc (Olot)
Hotel Historic
Hotel Historic (Girona)

Comfortable mountain bikes (Conor) with 18 gears, lugagge carrier, repair kit, pump and lock. Child seats and children's bikes available on request  

  • Bike model: Connor Malibú
  • Bike type: Hibrid
  • Front fork: SUNTOUR CR-8V
  • Frame: Aluminum 6061 TB
  • Gears:  SHIMANO ALTUS M310 7V
  • Chainwheel: SHIMANO M171 170MM 28/38/48T
  • Suspension: Front
  • Frame sizes: M, L, XL (Leyton Conor )

                 Model Connor Malibu              Model Conor Leyton

  • Bike model: Ecobike elegance
  • Bike Type: E-bike
  • Autonomy: 50-60 km
  • Motor: 250W Brushless
  • Batery: Lithium Polymer 36V-10Ah (3.5 Kg)
  • Charging time: 4-6 hours
  • Gear change: Shimano Tourney Revoshift 6-speed gear change
  • Brakes: Shimano Alivio
  • Weight: 23 kg


Kids bikes and trailers are available. Please check with us.

Bicycle rental includes helmet, repair kit, padlock, pump, front and rear luggage rack.

Tandem Univega/Raleig

  • Bike Type:  Tandem
  • Frame: Aluminium
  • Wheels: 26"
  • Sizes:  One size

Practical info

5 nights accommodation

2 good family-run hotels, rooms with en-suite bathrooms

5 breakfasts

Detailed route information and maps

Optional bike rental

24-hour telephone assistance

Luggage transport on Day 4

Acces to the trip on our navigation app

Single Room Supplement(s)

Solo Traveller Supplement

Private taxi transfers can be booked from/to Barcelona airport or Girona airport

Not Included

  • Lunches and dinners: there are excellent restaurants near your accommodation.
  • Bicycle rental
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, entrance fees, gratuities, etc.
  • Transport to the first and from the last accommodation
  • Tourist tax


  • Private taxi transfers from/to Barcelona airport or Girona airport can be booked through S-cape
  • Extra nights can be booked at either of the accommodations. We recommend the rural accommodation in Olot for those who want to extend their cycling experience or spend a day resting by the swimming pool. The hotel in Girona makes a perfect base for exploring the city of Girona or making an excursion to Barcelona by train.
  • Shipment of printed documents to the first accommodation


prices & dates

The nearest airports to La Garrotxa are: Girona (GRO) and Barcelona (BCN)

Arrival in Olot:

From Girona airport (GRO) there is a good bus connection to Girona bus station (Line 607, 30min). From there you continue by bus to Olot. See timetables at

From Barcelona airport El Prat (BCN). After taking the airport express bus, from Barcelona city centre you first travel to Girona, then continue to Olot by bus. There is also a bus service from Barcelona airport via Girona airport to Girona city centre (Line 602). See

Departure from Girona:

To Girona airport (GRO) there is a good bus connection from Girona bus station (city centre) (Line 607). See

To reach Barcelona airport El Prat (BCN) you can travel from Girona by bus (Line 602, via Girona airport) or by train to Barcelona Sants station (1,5 hrs). Check timetables at

Private taxi transfers from/to Barcelona airport or Girona airport can be booked through Spanish Bike Tours.


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