Costa Brava Bike Tour

Cycling Girona Province: the Gastronomic Heartland of Catalonia

6 days / 5 nights Level: 2Price From: $5,295Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy captivating coastal rides and routes that pass through Empordà vineyards, peaceful farmland, and classic European villages
  • 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

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 high-speed train station near the city of Figueras. Located just south of the French border, Figueres is the capital of the Alt Empordà and the birthplace of Salvador Dalí, so a guided visit to his museum is a must. We’ll remain in Figueras for lunch at our favorite tapas bar, sampling bite-sized dishes like gazpacho and spicy patatas bravas. After checking into our first hotel and getting fitted to our bikes, a short warm-up ride follows quiet, tree-lined country roads with views of the Pyrenees. Toast a week of adventure with a glass of local Cava before tonight’s gourmet dinner at our hotel restaurant.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Figueras, Peralada, Masarac
    Accomplished:
    16 miles / 27 km, elevation gain: 770 feet / 235 meters
    Longer Option:
    19 miles / 31 km, elevation gain: 885 feet / 270 meters
    Accommodations: Hotel Peralada

  • Day 2

    Catalan Cuisine

    Today we ride south out of the Alt Empordà region and over rolling plains into the Baix Empordà. Our route passes rural villages, hushed landscapes, and the ancient ruins of Ullastret before we reach the pretty village of Palau-Sator. Here, our friend Maria and her family prepare lunch for us in the garden of her restaurant, which specializes in traditional Catalan cuisine with a hint of her Argentine heritage. It’s a short, easy spin to our next luxury hotel: take a dip in the pool or arrange a treatment at the spa before we reconvene for dinner at the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Verges, Ullastret, Palau-Sator, Torrent
    Accomplished: 38 miles / 62 km, elevation gain: 1,761 feet / 537 meters
    Longer Option: 41 miles / 67 km, elevation gain: 1,981 feet / 539 meters
    Accommodations: Mas de Torrent Hotel + Spa

  • Day 3

    Medieval Village Loop

    Our ride today is a tour of charming medieval villages. First up: the town of Peratallada with its time-worn cobbled streets and stone buildings trellised in blooming bougainvillea. Our next stop is the ancient plaza in Monells, where we’ll pause for coffee or cold beer. Get back on the bike and continue pedaling to our friend Yassim’s home for a cooking demonstration that transforms regional ingredients into seasonal dishes. From here, catch a ride back to the hotel in the van or hit your miles for the day by biking the rest of the way there. This evening, we visit one of the Baix Empordà’s most exclusive wine producers for a tour of their award-winning cellar, followed by an organic dinner set on the terrace of their refined estate.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Peratallada, Ullastret, Monells, La Bisbal
    Accomplished:
    19 miles / 31 km, elevation gain: 958 feet / 292 meters
    Longer Option:
    25 miles / 41 km, elevation gain: 1,217 feet / 371 meters
    Accommodations:
    Mas de Torrent Hotel + Spa

  • Day 4

    Braving the Costa Brava

    Today’s Costa ride is short but Brava! We’ll spin along the outskirts of Palafrugell to reach the village of Llafranc, pausing to appreciate a breathtaking view from the 150-year-old lighthouse. Tackle some short but challenging sections as we pass chic holiday homes, classic coastal vistas, and salty seaside villages on the approach to Begur, a beachfront town with a medieval castle at its historic center. Continue along the coast to an al fresco lunch at an oceanfront restaurant: our reward is gourmet tapas, crisp local rosé, and the best Mediterranean view around. If you’re up for it, enjoy a celebratory swim in the sea before riding the rest of the way to the hotel, or take a lift in the van. The remainder of the days is yours to spend as you wish: camp out by the pool with a book, treat your legs to a massage, or explore the medieval town of Pals and have dinner at your leisure.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Llafranc, Tamariu, Begur
    Accomplished:
    18 miles / 29 km, elevation gain: 1,912 feet / 583 meters
    Longer Option:
    28 miles / 46 km, elevation gain: 2,772 feet / 845 meters
    Accommodations:
     Mas de Torrent Hotel + Spa

  • Day 5

    The Tossa Challenge

    Begin the day with a transfer to the town of Sant Feliu de Guixols, the starting point for today’s spectacular coastal ride. This road is a favorite of local Catalonian cyclists and pro riders alike—a rollercoaster ribbon of undulating pavement that clings to the coast, with Mediterranean views to keep you motivated. A long, glorious descent brings us right into the seaside town of Tossa de Mar, and the mood is right for a well-deserved drink at the beach. After, get a little lost in this 13th-century fortified city—the only one of its kind in Catalonia—or ride this morning’s route in reverse back to Sant Feliu. A lovely, relaxed lunch awaits back at our historic hotel. On our last evening together, gather in the hotel bar beloved by Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, and Jack Nicholson to toast our wonderful week on the Costa Brava. We’ll linger into the evening over a show-stopping meal right on the beach.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Sant Feliu de Guixoles, Tossa de Mar, S’Agaró
    Accomplished: 16 miles / 26 km, elevation gain: 1,945 feet / 593 meters
    Longer Option: 32 miles / 52 km, elevation gain: 3,904 feet / 1,190 meters
    Accommodations: Hostal de La Gavina

  • Day 6

    Adios to Catalonia

    Sit down to a final breakfast before our guides transfer you to Girona. We highly recommend a few extra days in this captivating city—now recognized as a filming location for Game of Thrones, but long beloved for its majestic cathedral, Sephardic history, and medieval streets brimming with charming 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: 11:45 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Barcelona, Spain Drop-Off Location: Girona Drop-Off Time: 11:00 am

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2024Single Supplement From: $1,200

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Weather by Month
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Average Temperature + Precipitation

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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
  • 4 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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Synapse 2 RLE

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Road

Included in trip price

Quick 1 Disc

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Hybrid

Included in trip price

Roadmachine AMP TWO

Manufacturer: BMC

Type: Road E-Bike

$400 supplement

257 AMP AL TWO

Manufacturer: BMC

Type: Hybrid E-Bike

Included in trip price