The accommodation provided is staying in 3 and 4 star hotels, including breakfast with your stay. Each day’s ride is approximately 40 km and covers terrain that is mostly flat with rolling hills, so you can pace yourself to stop and enjoy the views. Each day, after arriving at your hotel, there are plenty of great cycling options to explore the local areas further. These rides range from 20 to 40 kilometers, so if you have enough energy to "see a little more" then each area is well worth exploring.
You will be provided with detailed maps and route plans to help you on your way. Each day from your accommodation base you will explore the beautiful scenery of the Baix Emporda region of Catalonia, cycling the selected highlights of the well sign posted Cycle Network. Additionally, you will cycle a variety of stunning rides that will clearly explain why this area of Europe is renowned as a cyclist’s paradise!
Day 1: Girona. Individual arrival. Explore the medieval center of this beautiful city.
Day 2: Girona to the Mediterranean Sea (35 km/22 miles). Riding the "Carrilet" - the converted railway, from Girona to the Coast. Optional extra ride: Exploring the coastal area of Sant Feliu de Guixols to Cala Sa Conca (approximately 20 km/12 miles).
Day 3: Coastal ride to Calella de Parafrugell (approximately 30-40 km/19-25 miles). Following the beautiful coastal route through fields and forests of pine and cork trees to Calella de Palafrugell. Optional extra ride: Calella de Tamariu (approximately 30 km/19 miles).
Day 4: Calella - Llafranc - Tamariu (approximately 25-40 km/15-25 miles). Exploring the beautiful bays of Llanfranc and Tamariu.
Day 5: Monells (approximately 30-40 km/19-25 miles). Meandering through the charming medieval villages of the Baix Emporda.
Day 6: Baix Emporda (approximately 30-40 km/19-25 miles). Exploring more of the medieval villages following the Baix Emporda cycle network.
Day 7: Departure to Girona. Return to Girona with the option to cycle up and over the challenging and stunning "Els Angels" monastery route that was one of Lance Armstrong's favorite Girona rides (approximately 30 km/19 miles).
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