Start: Corçà Finish: Sant Pere Pescador
Arrival at your accommodation in the village of Corçà. A taxi transfer from the airport or train station can be arranged.
Challenge: Travel to the Ampurdán.
Villages along the way: Corçà
Immerse yourself in the ambience of the Baix Empordà, or Lower Ampurdán, cycling through its traditional and picturesque landscape. Small vegetable gardens, Mediterranean woods, the Medieval village centres of Monells and Madremanya, and an interesting optional visit to the castle-museum in Pubol which Dalí dedicated to his wife, Gala.
Challenge: 17-31 km, 200/300 m ascent/descent.
Villages along the way: Monells, Madremanya, Pubol
A short climb through the woods, then on to flat terrain, surrounded by Tuscany-like villages situated atop natural mounds. This vast and fertile agricultural region was worked long ago by the Iberians, who introduced the now characteristic cypress tree as a wind-panel. In the evening, you'll have the challenge of selecting one of Peratallada's 13 inviting restaurants for dinner.
Challenge: 24 km, 150 m ascent, 175 m descent.
Villages along the way: Ullastret, Peratallada
Quiet country lanes lead you through the pretty regional capital of Pals, and on to Palafrugell, Llafranca and Calella de Palafrugell, one of the most beautiful fishing villages along this coast. Optional break to enjoy a very nice lunch at a restaurant on the beach. Other possibilities include a visit to the lovely botanical gardens in Cap Roig or an adventure future south through the valley of Aubi. In any case, it's a day to fill the senses!
Challenge: 40 km, 150 m ascent/descent.
Villages along the way: Pals, Palafrugell, Llafranca, Calella
Cycle placidly between the sandy beaches of the Costa Brava and the green rice fields of the delta, passing an occasional windmill along the way. Or, should you prefer to relax today, the village of Peratallada is a lovely spot for a rest day, with the chance to take a short stroll through the nearby Mediterranean woods.
Challenge: 40,5 km, 150 m ascent/descent.
Villages along the way: Río Ter
Northwards into the region of Alt Empordà, through mixed forests, open rural landscapes and endless orchards. Optional stop to admire Greek and Roman ruins at the Empuries archaeological site. Then, take a break and stroll along Medieval lanes in Torroella de Montgrí. In the afternoon, arrival at your charming hotel in the village of Sant Pere.
Challenge: 38 km, 200 m ascent, 220 m descent.
Villages along the way: Empuries, Torroella de Montgri
On to Figueres, the village whose name is synonymous with that of Salvador Dalí. Visit the surrealist painter's museum, take a pleasant stroll along the town Rambla and admire the beautiful Augustine monastery just outside town. Then follow the Muga River to the medieval town of Castello d'Empuries. Later you are welcomed by the refreshing greenery of Aiguamolls de l'Emporda Natural Park, whose wetlands are home to a significant seasonal waterbird colony.
Challenge: 37 - 53 km, 125/225 m ascent/descent.
Villages along the way: Figueres, Castello d'Empuries
Your arrangement ends today after breakfast. Transport to the Flaça train station included. An optional taxi transfer to the airport may also be booked.
Challenge: Departure from Sant Pere Pescador
The 15th century stone builiding that hosts this nice rural hotel, has been completely restored preserving the original charm of the traditional architecture and adding modern style and many details in each of the rooms.
Chraming hotel, completely renovated, located in a 12th century building. The decoration is quite unique, with modern and customised rooms that offer all the amenities a guest may want.
This beautiful and remarkable 18th century building in Sant Pere Pescador has been restored to offer the visitor a unique hotel. A relaxing stay in an accommodation in which all details have been taken care of to make you feel at home.
NOTE: There is a similar trip available with lodging in friendly rural guesthouses, especially indicated for families with (small) children. Please look at our family trips in Spain.
You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between March 1st and October 25th.
Departure from Sant Pere Pescador: At the end of your trip, you can take the train back to Girona or Barcelona from Figueras.
Transfers from Flaça train station to your first accommodation and from the last accommodation to Figueras train station are incluced in the trip price.
Optional transfers: A private taxi transfer can be booked from Girona to either Girona airport or Barcelona airport. Rates will depend on the number of passengers, your arrival time and the day of the week. Prices on request
(*) In Spain bicycles can only be transported on regional trains.
O´Connor hybrid bicycles with Giant frame and Shimano parts, 21 gears, repair kit, lock, pump, and front and back cycle bags
Adult tandem cycles available on request
GPS tracks are available on request.
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