Catalonia & Costa Brava

Our Catalonia Cycling tour brings you to the essence of Catalonia. Bike through scenic pastoral fields and rolling hills of sunflowers, tranquil coastal routes with stunning views and then explore the coast from your private cruise!

Trip Highlights:

Inspiration to artists like Picasso, Dali and Gaudi, this is Catalonia!

Ask any Catalonian and they will tell you that their land is equally steeped in history as that of the great European nations… or that Catalonia stand amongst the great nations. It is easy to see why as it served as inspiration to great artists such as Dali, Picasso and Gaudi, was fought over by the Romans, Moors, Visigoths and the Spanish crown, and today boasts a culinary revolution that has changed the way the world sees food.

Visit sleepy hilltop villages crafted by Roman artisans and ancient Iberian walled towns, sleep in charming family run hotels and historic castles and delight your senses with the famed Catalan Cuisine nightly!

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  • *Custom dates available April-June & September-October (*See Tour Prices Tab above)
  • 18-35 miles on easy country roads and gentle climbs
  • Cycle the stunning coastal roads along the rugged Costa Brava
  • Visit the vibrant Ribes de Ter market in Girona
  • Explore the Gala/Dali Castle, Dali's dedication to his muse
  • Taste the celebrate wines of the D.O. Emporda
  • Raise your glass on your Costa Brava private cruise
 

Trip Itinerary

Days 1 & 2 ♦ Sleep Catalan villages and the Dali/Gala Castle

Enjoy the family run luxury hotel of La Placa in the sleepy Catalan village of Madremanya ♦ Taste the delicious wines of the region with a private wine tasting ♦ Discover by bike the beautiful quiet country roads and why this region is the training destination of choice for over 65 pro riders ♦ Visit the Gala/Dali castle in Pubol, his surrealist ode to his wife and muse ♦ Explore the town of La Bisbal d'Emporda, a pottery mecca.

Days 3 & 4 ♦ The historic Catalan city of Girona and its world renowned cuisine

Cross Les Gavarres nature reserve by bike and then descend down quiet roads to the capital of Catalonia - Girona ♦ discover the cultural heritage and indulge your culinary passions in this great city ♦ Visit the impressive Cathedral (originally a Moorish mosque) and the 1st Century BC Roman ramparts that span the old city ♦ walk the ancient Jewish Quarter, touted as the best preserved in Europe ♦ Girona, home to the number 1 rated restaurant in the world, offers a fabulous selection of fine restaurants which you will discover.

Days 5 & 6 ♦ Cliff top coastal views and beautiful villages dating 700 BC

Cycle via lush scenery of the Baix Emporda and a couple of fun climbs ♦ savor the spectacular coastal views from the cliffs by bike ♦ enjoy a private cruise along the many coves of the Costa Brava ♦ visit the curiously impressive Marmalade Museum then on to an artisanal cheese producer and wine maker ♦ pass through the beautiful villages like Ullastret, an ancient Iberian settlement dating 700 BC ♦ celebrate our week's journey with a final dinner and gala event at our hotel

Luxury Accommodation & Charming Inns

Hotel la Placa de Madremanya- 2 nights

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The charming Hotel La Plaça de Madremanya lies between the Girona countryside and the neighbouring Empordà district, within a little paradise of gentle hills. The village has an Italian look to it as the hilltop church and honey-colored stone houses attest; here time seems to stand still. This is a perfect location to cycle the surrounding area, wander the handful of tranquil streets or have a dip in their pool surrounded by the restaurants gardens. Dinners will be in the hotel’s jewel of a restaurant where the Chef/Owner Vicenç will treat us to his delicious regional cuisine.

Nord 1901 Hotel - 1 night

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This 4**** design hotel is located in the heart of Girona and perfectly located to explore this fascinating city away form the tourist hordes. The Nord 1901 boasts sleek modern design, luxury amenities and the only garden swimming pool in Girona’s center. Ideally situated to discover Girona’s sites and unique history… and perhaps most importantly it’s vibrant culinary scene!

Hotel Castell d’Emporda - 2 nights

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The stunning 4**** Castell d’Emporda is living history. Dating to the beginning of the 14th century, once owned by Columbus’s captain, bid upon by Salvador Dali but refused, the current owner has lovingly restored the castle in a tasteful blend of it’s rich past and contemporary design. Enjoy the views from the hilltop swimming pool as you gaze across the countryside and the refined dinners presented by chef Maurice de Jaeger, a former 3 Michelin starred chef.

What's Included

  • Accommodation, Meals and Transportation

    5 nights luxury accommodation
    All breakfasts, 4 gourmet dinners and 4 lunches
    Wine at dinner (a set amount of local, artisanal bottles included with dinner)
    Our famous gourmet picnics
    Snacks and drinks between meals
    All transportation during the tour
    Luggage transfers and handling

    Cycling Support & Nutrition

    High quality hybrid bike rental
    Fully guided rides lead by our expert local guides
    Turn-by-turn ride directions for each ride
    Support following vehicle for longer rides with mechanical & nutritional support
    Gourmet Cycling Travel T-shirt, water bottle and plenty of other goodies

    Not Included

    Airfare
    Road bike rental ($350 for carbon bike)
    Transportation to the tour starting point Café Vienes in the Hotel Casa Fuster Barcelona
    Transportation leaving the Barcelona airport (BCN)
    Accommodation before and after the tour
    All alcohol except a set amount of wine included with dinners
    Personal items purchased
    Gratuities for guides
    Hotel room telephone, mini bar and hotel food and drinks between meals

Choose a date between April through June or September through October for your group. We’ll get back to you asap to confirm if we can accommodate your dates.

Number of Guests Trip Price
2-3 guests $5,695 pp sharing
4-5 guests $5,195 pp sharing
6-7 guests $4,595 pp sharing
8 or more guests $4,095 pp sharing