Costa Brava Bike Tour

  • Region: Rest of Europe
  • Destination: Spain
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Level: Active
  • Price From: $4995
  • Single Supplement: $ 900
Tour Dates

Apr 26 - May 1,  2015 $4995 Book Now
May 17 - May 22,  2015 $4995 Book Now
Jun 21 - Jun 26,  2015 $4995 Book Now
Jul 12 - Jul 17,  2015 $4995 Book Now

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Test your limits on one of the pros’ favorite mountain passes: the infamous Els Angels. Discover the town of Girona, home to the Garmin-Sharp team, and its stunning cathedral. Enjoy a rejuvenating dip at one of the many stunning beaches. You’ll be treated to a world-class collection of Dalís in the town of Figueres, vistas of sparkling coastlines and charming medieval villages after serious climbs, and gourmet picnics of local jamón and olives. The region’s world-renowned restaurants and delectable fresh seafood mean you’ll replenish in style, and local cerveza and famous rosés will provide many an opportunity for a relaxing break from intense riding on your Costa Brava bike tour.

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Tour by Day

Day One: Welcome to the Costa Brava
Your guides will greet you at the Girona train station and transfer you north to the relaxing Costa Brava. We’ll change into our kits and, after a toast of chilled cava and bike-fitting, embark on our first scenic ride along the small country roads and bike paths. Our steady loop will loosen up our legs for the great riding to come. We’ll stop at the lighthouse in Llafranc to enjoy some tapas while admiring the view before heading back downhill to the stunning Hotel Malcontenta. The freshest seafood available awaits us in the hotel’s exceptional restaurant.

Meals: Light Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Palamos, Calella de Palafrugell, Llafranc
Accomplished: 12.5 miles / 20.5 km; 509 feet / 155 meters climbing
Accommodations: Hotel Malcontenta

Day Two: From Dolmens to Beaches
Start the day spinning past typical Catalan masserias scattered through the countryside. We’ll start to climb, and climb, and the view will only improve. Stop along the way to admire the dolmens hidden just off the road. Our climb lands us on 10 kilometers of undulating coastal road with nothing but nature and the blue waters below. Ending in St. Feliu de Guixols, enjoy a Spanish lunch on one of the terraced restaurants in the port. We’ll then transfer back to the hotel to relax. Tonight we’ll dine in the private dining room of a local winery followed by a tour of the establishment.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Palamos, Colonge, Llagostera, St Feliu de Guixols
Accomplished: 39 miles / 63 km; 2,513 feet / 766 meters climbing
Accommodations: Hotel Malcontenta

Day Three: Exploring Medieval Villages
We’ll ride inland today to discover the charming medieval villages that pepper the lands between Girona and the coast. We’ll spin through Peratallada, Ullastret, and Palau Sator to see the artisans at work and peruse the art galleries and shops. These villages are also home to many ancient Iberian archaeological remains. After a delicious local lunch, a quick ride brings us back to our hotel where you can refresh and relax before the evening’s activities. In the late afternoon, we have the option of visiting the terracotta atelier "Vila Clara" in la Bisbal before dinner at the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Peratallada, Ullastret, Palau Sator, La Bisbal
Accomplished: 44 miles / 71 km; 2,461 feet / 750 meters climbing
Accommodations: Castell d'Empordà

Day Four: Off to Els Angels
Today we’ll get a glimpse of what the pro cyclists are all raving about. We’ll start with some rolling hills to get us in gear for what’s to come: the infamous Els Angels. Don’t be surprised if you see the flash of a Garmin-Sharp rider zipping by. Atop this eight-mile beast will be a gourmet picnic fit for a yellow jersey. We’ll descend to the city of Girona and explore its historic Jewish quarters, taking a cerveza and tapas break before we transfer or ride back to the hotel in la Bisbal. Enjoy a delicious Catalan meal on your own tonight in Monells.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: La Bisbal de Emporada, Els Angels, Girona, Monells
Accomplished: 40 miles / 64 km; 2,182 feet / 665 meters climbing
Accommodations: Castell d'Empordà

Day Five: Into Dalí Country
We’ll ride this morning through the nearby towns toward the northeastern shores of the Costa Brava, into the heart of the Emporada region. This is one of the oldest wine regions in Spain, so a wine tasting is in order today. Enjoy lunch at one of the many cafés en route back to the hotel. We’ll head to Peralada, where we can take an extra ride to Cadaques or continue directly to our next hotel. Enjoy the night with a comprehensive wine of the Peralada Winery’s cava and the regional rosés, whites, and reds. We’ll feast in the hotel’s outstanding restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Gariguella, Vilajuiga, Port de la Selve, Cadaques, Peralada
Accomplished: 32 miles / 51.5 km; 2,854 / 870 meters climbing
Accommodations: Hotel Peralada & Wine Spa

Day Six: Adios to the Costa Brava
Enjoy breakfast at the Peralada before your guides drive you into the bustling town of Figueres, home of the largest Dalí collection at the museum in the center of town. We’ll enjoy a private tour of the museum with plenty of time to admire the artist’s works. Afterwards your guides will see you off at the Figueres train station for your transfer back to Barcelona.

Meals: Breakfast

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