Bike from the Volcanoes to the Mediterranean

Cycle along the Volcanoes in La Garrotxa across the Costa Brava until the vineyards in L'Empordà

Experience

Easy level.
Cycling holidays for all.
Distance: 340 km (approx.)
Self-guided tour

Touring Catalonia

Arrivals

Available any day of the year
Arrival any day
Scheduled twice per year on:
June: 9th to 16 th
October: 20th to 27th

Highlights

Visit the Garrotxa region
Pals Medieval Village
Girona City
The Costa Brava
Dali Museu in Figueres city.

CATALONIA

2 SCHEDULED

 

June: 16 to 23th

 

October: 20 to 27th

Awesome bike tour from La Garrotxa til the Mediterranean sea, biking through small typical villages it was awesome. Also helps a lot to enjoy the lovely Spanish food.

MIKE W.

Perfect tour to discover the Girona region!

This bike trip offers you a panoramic view of all the Girona’s region: Down from the Pyrenees, across the Garrotxa Region to the major city, Girona, and to the Costa Brava. Then, you will bike north near the coast and visiting many beaches and sleeping in a coastal villages. The tour ends in Figueres city, in the Empordà region.

The first part of the bike tour is cycling on the Greenways cycle path. It is the an ancient railway from the tiny train which time ago travelled from the Pyrenees to the Costa Brava, today turned into a track only for hikers an bikers, making it a safe and peaceful cycle tour which allows you enjoy a privileged environment and diverse landscapes, from the volcanoes at the Garrotxa to the Costa Brava beaches and coves, This is a Cycle route for the whole family.

The second part, after Sant Feliu de Guixols  goes thought the Pirinexus path and secondary roads and dirty tracks. All of them are indicated in our roadbooks and maps to discover the most interesting points such as the typical medieval villages of the area, Pals or Peretallada, or one of the many natural beaches that you will reach during your bike experience in this priviligied enviroement: The Costa Brava. Also in this visit, and taking advantge of the Emporda wine region, we include in a visit in the Wine Muses “Coll de Roses” in Roses village. The Last day is in Figueres where you can visit the Museum of the quite famous painter Salvador Dali.

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Settle down in Joanetes

Arrival at Joanetes. Settle down in the hotel and welcome meeting with someone from Touring Catalonia staff to introduce aboute the bike trip. Overnight in the fully restored farmhouse in Joanetes. a small and millenary village in the heart of La Garrotxa county, where the route begins

DAY 2 - Go down from Joanetes to Girona ( 50 Km)

Today the route descents from Joanetes to Girona by the Greenway cycle path, an easy and safe path, across the countryside and different ancient villages such Sant Feliu de Pallerols, Les Planes d’Hostoles, Amer or Angles. In Amer you can stop an visit its natural sparkling fountain called “Font Picant”. Of course, if you could visit one of these villages, didn’t miss the opportunity to enjoy it. Then, after 4 hours, you will arrive at Girona. There you can visit the Old town, the Cathedral and the magnific Jewish quarter, as well as many historical and art museums. Also, Girona is well-known for its gastronomy. The hotel is located in the city center.

DAY 3 - Reaching the Mediterranean, from Girona to Sant Feliu de Guíxols (43 Km)

Again, the route the Greenways bike trip continues go down to the Costa Brava. Across some fields and plains, you can reach Cassa de la Selva and Llagostera before arrive at Sant Feliu de Guíxols. There you would enjoy its seafront, its beach and its port.

DAY 4 - From Sant Feliu de Guíxols to L’Estartit, La Gola del Ter & Medes Islands (48 Km)

You will bike north along and near the beach. You will pass through beaches without buildings and small villages. Then, you will go inside the medieval town of Pals, where you will enjoy the panoramic view of the Empordà. The final part of the track is following the Ter river’s mouth (Gola del Ter), an amazing natural enviroment. After you will arrive at L’Estartit where easily you can enjoy its beach and of course its Medes Islands, a protected area since 1983.

DAY 5 - L’Estartit to Roses, Biking along Roses bay (58 Km)

Leaving l’Estartit, you will bike around Montrgí mountain range with its lonly castle in the top. Then, after Bellcaire d’Empordà and Albons you will reach to L’Escala, another lovely tytpical coastal village. In l’Escala there are the famouse Ruines of Empuries, an ancient Greek settlement. Also there is a small and amazing medievall neighborhood called Sant Martí de Empúries, their views of the Roses bay are priceless… After take the bike again and go to Sant Pere Pescador. Following, you will arrive at the Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de L’Empordà. That’s a Natural Parc where you can enjoy the bird watching. Then continue biking along the Roses bay, what is one of the most beautiful experiences that you can have in the Costa Brava, always with the sea on your right side. In Roses you can enjoy its seafront the beach, the citadel and the lighthouse. In Roses you will visit the wine museum where you would taste the wines of L’Empordà.

DAY 6 - From Roses to Figueres, across the vineyards (28 or 40 Km)

Back to Figueres across small and ancient villages in the countryside, such as Castelló d’Empúries, Vilanova de La Muga or Perelada.And also surronded by vineyards and always with the Pyrenees on the right on your way, it will be the best way to finish your trip in Figueres city: the city of the famous painter Salvador Dalí.

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
  • BIKE OR E-BIKE RENTAL OPTIONAL
  • GUIDE OPTIONAL
  • EXTRA NIGHTS (BEFORE, AFTER OR DURING) OPTIONAL
  • TRANSFER TO START POINT OR FROM END POINT OPTIONAL
  • DINNERS (EXCEPT IN JOANETES, WHERE IS INCLUDED) OPTIONAL
  • TOURISTIC TAX (0,50 EUR/DAY) NOT

By plane:

Girona Airport: Every hour there is a bus from Girona Airport to Girona train station. Then bus to Olot http://www.teisa-bus.com/en/index.html . People whoe sleep in Joanetes needs an extra transfer ( about 20 Euros). Direct Transfer upon request.

Barcelona Airport. Every half hour there is a train to Barcelona Sants train station. Bus to Olot: http://www.teisa-bus.com/en/index.html  . People whoe sleep in Joanetes needs an extra transfer ( about 20 Euros). Direct Transfer upon request.

By car:

E15/A9 in France and then AP7.

Until Joanetes: N141e and then (after Angles) C-63

Until Olot. Exit in AP7 Sarria – Girona Sud and take C-66

By train:

Girona Station. You can check the timetables and prices in http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/horarios.html .

Just select Departure: Barcelona and Destination: Girona and your arrival date. The trains to Girona depart in Barcelona Sants Station.

Then bus to Olot http://www.teisa-bus.com/en/index.html . People whoe sleep in Joanetes needs an extra transfer ( about 20 Euros). Direct Transfer upon request.

VIDEOS FROM BLOGGERS

bike trip

In June 2015 two well known bloggers came to bike our route “From the Volcanoes to the Costa Brava”. The bloggers were Ryan Gargiulo of Pause the moment and Darren Alff of Bycicle touring Pro. We strongly recommend to check their blogs. Ryan is for “general” travelers and Darren is specially focus in bike travels.
Here are their videos.

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