Costa Brava Bike Tour

  • Region: Spain + Portugal
  • Destination: Costa Brava
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Level: Two
  • Price From: $4895
  • Single Supplement: $1000
Tour Dates
Apr 16 - Apr 21, 2017 $4895 Book Now
May 21 - May 26, 2017 $4895 Book Now
Jul 16 - Jul 21, 2017 $4895 Book Now
Aug 6 - Aug 11, 2017 $4895 Book Now
Sep 24 - Sep 29, 2017 $5095 Book Now

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In the cultural heartland of Catalonia, the province of Girona is situated between vibrant, cosmopolitan Barcelona and the southern French border, a training ground for cycling professionals and world-class chefs alike. Bike your way across a diverse topography of dramatic vistas, sparkling coastlines, and rolling plains. Indulge in heavenly cuisine cooked simply with the freshest ingredients and exclusive world-class boutique wines. You’ll never forget the generosity and vivaciousness of the local Catalans. Welcome to Costa Brava—where gastronomy and cycling go hand-in-hand.


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Tour by Day

Day One: Welcome to Catalonia
Your DuVine guides will greet you at the Vilafant train station and drive you to the nearby city center of Figueras, just south of the French border, where our boutique hotel is located. After a light lunch next to the hotel pool, our first ride of the week finds us spinning along quiet, tree-lined country roads and over rolling hills with views of the Pyrenees. This afternoon, we return to Figueras for a guided visit of Salvador Dalí’s surreal museum. Toast to the adventure ahead with a glass of local Cava before a dinner of bite-sized pintxos (gourmet tapas like gazpacho and spicy patatas bravas) at our favorite tapas bar.

Meals: Light Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Figueras, Avinyonet, Llers, Cistella
Accomplished: 16 miles / 26 km, elevation gain: 356 meters
Accommodations: Mas Falgarona Hotel

Day Two: The Plains of Catalonia
Our ride today will take us south over rolling plains from the Alt Empordà to the Baix Empordà, east of Girona. Pedal through country villages and farming landscapes to the bastion town of Ullastret. In the pretty village of Palau-Sator, Maria and her family prepare lunch for us in the garden of her delightful restaurant, which specializes in traditional Catalan cuisine with an added hint of her Argentine heritage. Then it’s time for a short, easy spin to our luxury hotel. Take a dip in the pool or experience the fabulous spa facilities, then reconvene for dinner at the hotel’s homey restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Verges, Ullastret, Palau-Sator, Torrent
Accomplished: 33 miles / 53 km, elevation gain: 590 meters
Accommodations: Mas de Torrent Hotel + Spa

Day Three: Exploring Medieval Villages
This morning we set out riding through charming medieval villages. Our first stop is the ancient main plaza of Monells, followed by La Bisbal, a town famous for its pottery. Our ride culminates at the De Roos family’s 800-year-old olive oil farm for a gourmet picnic featuring their organic, extra virgin olive oil. This evening, we visit one of the most exclusive wine producers of the Baix Empordà. For dinner, a beautiful, organic meal is prepared for us by our friends Pepi and Angel on their panoramic terrace.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Pals, Peratallada, Ullastret, Monells, La Bisbal
Accomplished: 25 miles / 40 km, elevation gain: 343 meters
Accommodations: Mas de Torrent Hotel + Spa

Day Four: The Wild Coast of Costa Brava
Today we’ll spin through the town of La Bisbal and climb to la Col de la Ganga. We’ll continue our journey to the bustling fishing town of Palamos where we’ll enjoy a tapas lunch at a beachside chiringuito. Next, choose to ride on or hop in the van for a short transfer to our colonial style home for the next two nights, La Malcontenta. Relax at the pool, arrange a massage, or walk down to Castell beach. This evening, enjoy dinner on your own in Palamos, whether you’re in the mood for wine and tapas on a waterfront terrace or a magnificent seafood feast.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: La Bisbal, Calonge, Palamos
Accomplished: 26 miles / 41 km, elevation gain: 436 meters
Accommodations: Hotel Malcontenta

Day Five: Braving the Costa Brava
Today’s Costa ride is short but Brava! We’ll follow the coast north to Llafranc for a spectacular view from the 150-year-old lighthouse. Arrive in Begur after some short but challenging sections peppered with chic holiday homes, spectacular vistas, and small seaside villages, then shop for souvenirs or take a stroll through this medieval market town. Our ride concludes with a thrilling descent into the petite fishermen’s cove of Sa Tuna. Here, 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. Tonight, we end our week in customary DuVine style with a show-stopping meal from chef Quim Casellas at Hotel Malcontenta.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Llafranc, Begur, Sa Tuna
Accomplished: 16 miles / 26 km, elevation gain: 559 meters
Accommodations: Hotel Malcontenta

Day Six: Adios to Catalonia
Sit down to a final breakfast at La Malcontenta before our guides transfer you to Girona, where our journey ends. We highly recommend a few extra days in this captivating city beloved for its majestic cathedral, Sephardic history, and medieval streets brimming with charming boutiques.

Meals: Breakfast

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