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To ride from Barcelona to Girona through Costa Brava is a unique experience that will allow you to ride trails, dirt roads and back roads with a gravel bike. Start your tour leaving Barcelona through the interior valley, to cross at the end of the day to the coast. Ride along the coast line of the famous Costa Brava sea side to enjoy the best villages. Discover the medieval villages of l’Empordà like Peratallada, Monells, Madremanya and arrive to Gerona passing through the charming village of Pals.
The Costa Brava, often translated as “wild coast,” is paradise not only for the wild-spirited and wild at heart, but also for those who are simply looking for something a little out of the ordinary. It has something to suit everyone: Along with peaceful villages and a quiet time sunbathing, fun parties.
Discover the Mediveal village of Peratallada. “Peratallada” means “Carved Stone”, and many of the narrow streets and building foundations in this town are just that, literally carved right into the natural rock. There are also ancient cartwheel ruts cut into the road. The town is beautifully kept, and strolling around its cobbled streets you can admire a whole range of well-preserved buildings whose origins date back to pre-Roman times.
Torroella de Montgri is a 13th-14th century urban structure, a good example of classical Roman camp type layout. The old part of the town is surrounded by promenades that trace the path of the former defence walls, of which some remain: the 15th-16th century Torre de les Bruixes (Witches’ Tower), evoking legendary witches who once prevented a Catalan king from entering the town, and the 14th century Santa Caterina gate, the only remaining of the six original entrances to Torroella.
Our last stage leads you to Girona has all the charm of a large city but without the crowds; The old town is one of the most evocative historical centres in Catalonia, with certain elements that are unique in Europe: the Carolingian wall, an exceptionally well conserved Jewish quarter, and the grandeur of the Cathedral’s Gothic nave. Girona also has become in recent years the capital of road and gravel cycling.
Day 1. Barcelona to Calella
80 km – 1030 m
50 miles – 3379 feet
56% paved – 44% unpaved
You will leave our Bike Shop in Barcelona after the briefing and bike fitting. Riding through the bike lanes Barcelona you will soon be in the Besós valley. In the afternoon you will cross the mountains to reach the coast where your hotel and your luggage will be waiting for you
Day 2. Calella to Pals
93 km – 1880 m
58 miles – 6170 feet
90% paved – 10% unpaved
You will ride along the coast with the Mediterranean at your right. Your route will run along the coast road, dirt roads and paved secondary roads to reach the Spanish Tuscany (Empordà) with several medieval villages, vineyards and dirt roads ideal for gravel. You will spend two nights in one of the best-known medieval towns in the area, Pals but with the comforts of a modern hotel.
Day 3. Pals Loop
77 km – 646 m
48 miles – 2120 feet
61% paved – 39% unpaved
The convenience of not having to change hotels will allow you to start the route at any time. You’re on vacation so there’s no rush. The route will discover the northern area of the Empordà crossing the Montgrí mountain and visiting a traditional fishing village such as l’Escala or the medieval Peratallada. We can offer you a longer ride for those who prefer to do a full day of gravel.
Day 4. Pals to Girona
75 km – 955 m
46 miles – 3130 feet
77% paved – 23% unpaved
There is nothing better than combining a good gravel route with a good coffee in a medieval square. With no doubt, the must stop will be at Monells and its cobbled square that will offer us the best coffees, croissants and pastries for a second breakfast. Arriving in Girona will be special, not only because of the cycling atmosphere that you will feel, but also because will know that you have two days to visit this beautiful city
Day 5. Girona Loop
64 km – 739 m
40 miles – 2430 feet
59% paved – 41% unpaved
From Girona there are many possible Gravel routes. On the last day of this trip you will travel through the west of Girona to reach the lonely valley of Llémena, reaching small churches hidden in the deep forests of the area. We can offer you a longer ride for those who prefer to do a full day of gravel.
INCLUDED in the price
- Welcome orientation in our shop in Barcelona
- 5 night’s accommodations in 4* hotels including breakfast.
- 1 GPS per couple with the daily preloaded GPS tracks.
- Maps and cue sheets to help you follow the tour.
- Daily Telephone assistance.
- Tour Souvenir
- All taxes.
NOT INCLUDED in the price
- Lunches during the tour.
- Dinners during the tour.
- Transport from and to Barcelona.
- Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel.
- Bike Rental
- Double Occupancy in Mar-Apr-Oct: 844€/person
- Double Occupancy in May-Jun: 917€/person
- Double Occupancy in Jul-Ago-Sep: 1040€/person
- Single Supplement: 190€/person
- Request you discount for a group more than 3 people
OPTIONAL EXTRAS PER PERSON
- Bike Rental
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OPTIONAL EXTRAS PER GROUP
- Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel (Barcelona to Girona): 443€/group
- Private transfer from Girona to Barcelona ( People + Bikes +Luggage ):
1-3 people 173 €/group
4-8 people 207€/ group