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Cycling days
Catalonia cycling
Catalonia cycling
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Duration :
5 days
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period:
Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Code:
ESSB055
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Price in double room from: € 369
Catalonia cycling
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Volcanic Garrotxa to Medieval Girona

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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
Route
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

Arrive at your delightful rural accommodation, the ideal base for three days of cycling. This evening, sample local specialities at one of La Garrotxa’s best restaurants, situated right next door.

Challenge: Travel to Cataluña and arrive in Olot.

Day 2:    Cycling in La Garrotxa Natural Park
25 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,  270 m ascent.

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

Day 3:    Choice of cycling routes from Olot
11 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: 11 - 48 km, 150 - 350 m ascent. 

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

Day 4:    From Olot to Girona
60 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: 60 km, 150 m ascent.

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.

 

 

Accommodation

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)
Bikes

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
  • Brakes: TEKTRO ALUMINIO
  • Suspension: Front
  • Tires: SCHWALBE SILENTO 
  • 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

4 nights accommodation

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

4 breakfasts

Detailed route information and maps

Optional bike rental

24-hour telephone assistance

Luggage transport on Day 4

Routes in digital format (.gpx) for GPS or mobile devices 

  • 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

Extras

  • Extra nights can be booked at either accommodation

 

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ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

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 www.teisa-bus.com

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 www.sagales.com

Departure from Girona:

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

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 www.renfe.com

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

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