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
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The province of Girona sits neatly between Barcelona city and France and has hosted countless professional cyclists since the early 1990s. Join us on our Costa Brava Bike Tour for easy-going riding on traffic-free roads with a few energetic sections here and there. Indulge in heavenly cuisine cooked simply with the freshest ingredients and exclusive world-class boutique wines. Enjoy coffee in a quaint medieval plaza, and taste organic olive-oil at Hans’s 800-year-old farm. You’ll never forget the generosity and vivaciousness of the local Catalans. As you bid farewell at the end of your adventure, you’ll already be thinking about coming back.


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 for a guided visit of the intriguing Salvador Dalí museum. A short stroll takes us to our favorite tapas bar for some bite-sized pintxos (gourmet tapas) such as gazpacho and spicy patatas bravas. Our first ride after lunch finds us spinning along quiet, tree-lined country roads and over the gently rolling hills that form the base of the Pyrenees. This evening we will toast our first day with a glass of local Cava before enjoying some local specialties at our hotel’s acclaimed restaurant.

Meals: Light Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Figueras, Avinyonet, Llers, Cistella
Accomplished: 16 miles / 25.6 km, elevation gain: 356 meters (Longer option: 22 miles / 34,6 km, elevation gain: 577 meters)
Accommodations: Mas Falgarona Hotel

Day Two: The Plains of Catalonia
Today’s ride will take us south over the rolling plains from the Alt Emporda to the Baix Emporda, east of Girona. Our journey takes us through Ullastret, noted for its sixth-century BCE Iberian settlement, before stopping in the pretty village of Palau-Sator. Lunch will be prepared for us by chef Toni and his wife Silvia in the tree-shaded garden of their delightful local eatery specializing in traditional Catalan cuisine. Then a short spin takes us to our luxury hotel, Mas de Torrent, where you will have time to relax at the hotel pool or experience the fabulous spa facilities. Tonight, we will dine at the hotel restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Verges, Ullastret, Palau-Sator, Torrent
Accomplished: 32.7 miles / 52.6 km, elevation gain: 599 meters
Accommodations: Mas de Torrent Hotel + Spa

Day Three: Exploring Medieval Villages
This morning we ride through charming medieval villages and paddy fields that produce round bomba rice for rich, Catalonian-style paella. We will stop at a pottery producer in the town of La Bisbal before meeting our friend Hans at his family’s 800-year-old olive oil farm for a gourmet picnic featuring the de Roos family’s olive oil. This evening, we drive to one of the most exclusive wine producers of the Baix Emporda for a visit of their unique winery, followed by an organic dinner with panoramic views, prepared for us by our friends Pepi and Angel.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Pals, Peratallada, Ullastret, Monells, La Bisbal
Accomplished: 27.6 miles / 44.5 km, elevation gain: 366 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 your guides will transfer you back to Palamos time on your own to enjoy wine and tapas on a seafront terrace or dinner at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: La Bisbal, Calonge, Palamos
Accomplished: 21.1 miles / 34 km, elevation gain: 420 meters (Longer option: 26.2 miles / 42.2 km)
Accommodations: Hotel Malcontenta

Day Five: Braving the Costa Brava
Today’s roller coaster ride is short and sweet! We’ll ride north along the coast to Llafranc for a spectacular view of the 150-year-old lighthouse. We then continue our journey following quiet back roads past chic holiday homes to the medieval town of Begur for a coffee stop. Next we’ll descend to the small fishermen’s cove of Sa Tuna where we’ll enjoy a paella lunch on the picturesque terrace and perhaps a refreshing dip in the crystalline waters. Tonight we celebrate the end of our week in customary DuVine style, at the hotels own restaurant, with a show-stopping meal from chef Quim Casellas.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Llafranc, Begur, Sa Tuna
Accomplished: 16.5 miles / 26.5 km, elevation gain: 559 meters (Longer option: 31.7 mile / 51.1 km, elevation gain: 927 meters)
Accommodations: Hotel Malcontenta

Day Six: Adios to Catalonia
Enjoy breakfast at La Malcontenta 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 also highly recommend extending your stay an extra night to visit this vibrant city, its enigmatic cathedral, the Jewish quarter, and its busy cobblestone streets lined with a varied array of little boutiques.

Meals: Breakfast