Costa Brava 4-Day Bike Tour

Barcelona's Backyard: Exploring Girona Province

4 days / 3 nights Level: 2Price From: $3,595Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Admire the surrealist works of Salvador Dalí at his dedicated museum in Figueres
  • Visit a boutique winery for an exclusive tasting and private dinner in a historic masía
  • Rest and rejuvenate at the ultra-refined Mas de Torrent hotel and spa
  • Pedal to places of cultural and geographic importance, including a 150-year-old lighthouse in Llafranc, the foothills of the Pyrenees, and the Empordà

Eat

A mix of mar i muntanya (sea and mountain): Jamón Ibérico, paella, olive oil, tapas, organic meats, and fresh seafood like Mediterranean lobster and prawns

Drink

Sparkling Cava and robust table wines of the Empordà

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  • Day 1

    Welcome to Catalonia

    Meet your DuVine guides at the Vilafant train station for a transfer to the city center of Figueres, just south of the French border and home to our boutique hotel. After a light lunch beside the hotel pool, begin with a warm-up ride on quiet, tree-lined country roads that follow undulating hills with views of the Pyrenees. This afternoon, we return to Figueres for a guided visit of Salvador Dalí’s surreal museum. Stroll to our favorite tapas bar where we’ll end our first day with a glass of local Cava and bite-sized pintxos (gourmet tapas like gazpacho and spicy patatas bravas) for dinner.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Figueres, Avinyonet, Llers, Cistella
    Accomplished: 16 miles / 26 km, elevation gain: 315 meters
    Accommodations: Mas Falgarona Hotel

  • Day 2

    The Plains of Catalonia

    Today we ride south over the rolling plains from the Alt Empordà to the Baix Empordà, east of Girona. Pedal through country villages and farming landscapes to Ullastret, the bastion town noted for its 6th-century Iberian settlement. Pedal to the pretty village of Palau-Sator, where Maria and her family prepare lunch for us in the garden of her delightful restaurant; our meal pays homage to traditional Catalan cuisine with an added twist of her Argentine heritage. Then it’s time for a short, easy spin to Mas de Torrent—take a dip in the pool or take advantage of the fabulous spa, then reconvene for dinner at the hotel’s homey restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Verges, Ullastret, Palau-Sator, Torrent
    Accomplished: 30 miles / 48 km, elevation gain: 478 meters
    Longer Option: 33 miles / 53 km, elevation gain: 539 meters
    Accommodations: Mas de Torrent Hotel + Spa

  • Day 3

    Braving the Costa Brava

    Today’s ride showcases the wild Costa Brava coastline. We’ll pedal south through Palafrugell, once an important center of the wine cork industry, and out towards the pretty seaside cove of Tamariu for some beachside refreshments. Continue along quiet back roads and chic holiday homes to the medieval town of Begur, then seize the opportunity to check out some colorful boutiques. Our ride concludes with magnificent coastal vistas at the beachside village of Pals Playa. The day’s cycling achievements are rewarded with a paella lunch and picturesque terrace views—we may even take a celebratory dip in the cool coastal waters. This evening, meet our friends Pepi and Angel for an organic dinner and wine tasting at their unique winery.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Llafranc, Begur, Pals Playa
    Accomplished: 23 miles / 38 km, elevation gain: 680 meters
    Accommodations: Mas de Torrent Hotel + Spa

  • Day 4

    Adios to Catalonia

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before our drive to the bustling city of Girona where your guides will see you off at the train station for your journey back to Barcelona. We highly recommend extending your stay an extra night in Girona to explore this vibrant medieval city, its enigmatic cathedral, the Sephardic quarter, and its busy cobblestone streets lined with a variety of small boutiques.

    Meals: Breakfast

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Barcelona, Spain Pick-Up Location: Figueres-Vilafant Train Station (AVE) Pick-Up Time: 10:40 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Barcelona, Spain Drop-Off Location: Girona Drop-Off Time: 12:00 pm

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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 3 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
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