Catalonia Cycling Breakaway

Discover the Girona region from Barcelona in 6 stages

Experience

Medium level.
Road cycling holidays out of Barcelona

Touring Catalonia

From March to October

Available any day from March to October. Skills and days trip customization.

Highlights

Barcelona city.Girona region,
Pyrenees and Costa Brava

We had very different backgrounds and experience riding a roadbike out of Barcelona. We discover the region betwen Barcelona and the French border: GIRONA. Amazing! I strongly recommend that bike ride!

JAKOB G.

Great ride out of Barcelona!

On of our most populars road bike tours experiences: a bike trip Barcelona. Starting from the amazing city of Barcelona until Girona city, cycling around the catalan regions of Emporda, Garrotxa, Pla de L’Estany among Barcelona and the French border.

The Girona region is well-know by the riders because a lot of pros are or were living there:  Amstrong,  Hesjedal, David Millar, George Hincapie i Christian Vande Velde and more until more than 80 others. Also teams such as the Cannondale-Garmin or Orica-GreenEdge are located in the region.

No accidentally, riders love this region:  its weather, its landscapes, its food, its people and more!… With our cycling proposal you will have the chance to enjoy it like a pro!  Are you ready for it? Don’t miss this amazing road bike tour!

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Barcelona to Calella de la Costa. (83 Km / 52 Miles)

It is a stage to get closer the Costa Brava. Flat, quite crowded road, although riding on Sunday will be also plenty of cyclists riding beside the sea. We have introduced a different possibility. Instead of leading straight to Calella de la Costa, get a small nice hilly road in Mataró towards Arenys de Munt and Sant Pol de Mar. After that, back to the main road NII leading to Calella de la Costa.

DAY 2 - Calella de la Costa to Caldes de Malavella. (80 Km / 50 Miles)

One of the nicest roads you can cycle in whole Catalonia is the one from Tossa de Mar to Sant Feliu de Guixols. It is time to enjoy landscape, views, weather… cycling. Once in Sant Feliu de Guixols must follow direction Santa Cristina d’Aro and afterwards to Romanyà. Finally, a crossroad leading to Llagostera will put you in the right direction to Caldes de Malavella.

DAY 3 - Caldes de Malavella to L’Escala. (77 Km / 48 Miles)

Few miles after the start begins the climb of the day, a beautiful, solitaire and not very steep climb named Santa Pellaia. After the descent towards La Bisbal we will cycle through not very crowded roads, and then a stop in Peretallada is worth. Old and touristic town, cars are not allowed to pass and lots of restaurants and shops welcome the tourists. After Peretallada we will continue through Torroella de Montgrí till L’Escala.

DAY 4 - L’Escala to Figueres (53 Km / 33 Miles)

A shorter stage for those who are not that strong, but this stage can be much longer and tougher if needed. A possibility would be going from Roses to Alt de Perafita and stop in Cadaqués, where genious Salvador Dalí lived. Steep climb to the Monestry of San Pere de Rodes is also possible. Nice aerial views from there to Port de la Seva and Costa Brava. This area maybe windy, with the so named, tramuntana wind, very strong if it blows. Figueres is a must, with the Museum dedicated to Salvador Dalí.

DAY 5 - Figueres to Olot. (64 Km / 40 miles)

Going out from Figueres through N260 is a quick way out. Wide road leading Besalú that you will leave direction Esponellà and Banyoles. It is worth, the visit of Banyoles, the village beside the famous lake, where a lot of triathlon competitions take place. A good place to stop and enjoy the place. Afterwards there are severals climbs, not very steep, to get some height reaching finally Olot at 440 meters height.

DAY 6 - Olot to Girona (55 Km / 34 Miles)

This is also a quite short stage, mostly in descent. It is a quite wide road C-63 till getting the crossroad in Sant Feliu de Pallerols to a more narrow road leading to Girona. If you like steep climbs, there is a very good option from Olot and Sant Esteve de’n Bas, this is the climb to Coll de Bracons, challenging climb with nice overviews of the valley at the top. It is really worth. Afterwards it is possible to go back and follow the normal suggested stage.

DAY 7 - Sweet Godbye!

Departure after breakfast.

  • 6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION YES
  • 6 BREAKFAST YES
  • 1 DINNERS IN JOANETES YES
  • GIRONA GUIDED VISIT (2 hours) YES
  • WELCOME MEETING YES
  • DETAILED MAP ROUTE YES
  • ASSISTANCE FROM 9 TO 17 YES
  • LUGGAGE TRANSPORT YES

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