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family  Catalonia along cycle lanes

Leisure
Difficulty: Easy
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Category: Cycle touring, self-guided (also ideal for families)
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
  • Recommended time of year: 1st April - 31st October
 

From sleeping volcanos to white sandy beaches this gentle cycling holiday reveals the many jewels of Catalonia

  • Whatever your age or fitness level this easy cycle tour is for you... and it's perfect for kids!
  • Explore beautiful landscapes while cycling along a purpose-built rail trail 'The Carrilet'.
  • Hand-picked comfortable hotels with swimming pools, by the sea or by the river.
  • Explore La Garrotxa Natural Park with its sleeping volcanoes hidden amongst dense woodland.
  • Discover the town of Olot and enjoy its modernist architecture.
  • Take a dip in the crystal waters of the waterfall 'La Gorga Santa Margarida'.
  • Stroll through the cobbled streets of the vibrant city of Girona and be surprised by its colourful hanging houses along the river Onyar.
  • Three pleasant circular routes mean you spend two nights in each hotel so you don´t have to pack each day.
  • Two final nights at the Mediterranean seaside town of Sant Feliu, with time to relax on its white sandy beaches.

 

Travel:

Which airport should I fly to? Girona or Barcelona International Airports.
How do I get to the Starting Point? Private transfer by taxi. 88 € for a taxi carrying up to 6 passengers. 45 minutes.
How do I get back? Private transfer by taxi. 50 € for a taxi carrying up to 6 passengers. 30 minutes.

ITINERARY
Day 1: Individual arrival to Olot

Your tour begins in the interesting town of Olot, the capital of the Garrotxa Natural Park.Why not visit one of its interesting museums or ejoy a guided tour of the modernist quarter.

Day 2: Round trip Olot

Your first cycle will take you exploring this beautiful area in the foothills of the Pyrenees. There are many extinct volcanoes to be seen around Olot, now camouflaged amongst dense woodland, one can still guess where they are by the conical shape of the hills and the flat tops of the edge of the craters. Don't miss the curious chapel hidden in the centre of the crater of Santa Margarida.
11-16 miles (18-26 km) / Climb: 480 m

Day 3: Olot to Les Planes d´Hostoles

Today you will cycle from Olot to Amer along the “Carrilet” rail trail. The journey takes you through several typical towns through beautiful landscapes. If you fancy a dip in the afternoon the 'Gorga Margarida' waterfall is a short walk away, it's worth exploring!
16 miles (26 km) / Climb: 170 m

Day 4: Les Planes d´Hostoles to Girona

Today the Carrilet takes you from La Celera de Ter to the Capital of the Province: Girona, a fabulous city which basks in colour and sunshine. Enjoy losing yourself in the old quarter and soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant city!
19 miles (33 km) / Climb: 10 m

Day 5: Girona to Sant Feliu de Guixols

Today you will be able to enjoy the white sands and crystal clear waters of the Sant Feliu beaches, which await you at the end of today's route. There will be several interesting towns to stop in along the carrilet before you reach the stunning costa Brava of Girona.
26 miles (43 km) / Climb: 140 m

Day 6: Round trip Sant Feliu

Today you will have several great options to choose from all of which give you the opportunity to explore and enjoy the spectacular beaches and indulge in a refreshing dip or two.
11-16 miles (17-25 km) / Climb: 82 m

Day 7: Departure

A private transfer can be booked back to Girona or Barcelona or why not take the opportunity to extend your stay by the sea!

ACCOMMODATION

Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 in pleasant small, family-run hotels. Day 5 in a ***city hotel in the historic town of Girona, centrally located. All hotels with swimming pools (except day 3).

Day 1 and 2, Olot

  

Day 3, Les Planes d´Hostoles

  

Day 4, Girona

 

Day 5 and 6, Sant Feliu de Guixols

  

 

OUR BICYCLES
Our hire bikes and equipment:

A bicycle specialist will deliver your hire bike and adjust it to your specifications. We provide you with fully equipped touring bicycles. Remember that we carry your luggage between hotels so you can travel light.

OUR BICYCLES  Bicycle description:
  • Hybrid bikes
  • 24 gears
  • Bicycle stand
  • Bottle holder
  • Mudguards
  • Bike Computer (odometer)
(Electric bikes available on request.)

Equipment provided:

  • Rear panniers
  • Map carrier
  • Helmet
  • Pump
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Multitool set

PRICES
 

  • Price: 727 € per adult
  • Single room supplement: 153€
  • Solo traveller supplement: 240€
  • 1st and 2nd children in family room: 369 € per child
  • Child in his/her own single room: 646 € per child
  • Children in their own double room: 494 € per child
  • Children in their own triple room: 449 € per child
  • Half board / dinners (wine not incl.): 110€
  • Half board Children (per child): 95€
  • Bike hire: 75€
  • Electric Bike hire: 155€
  • Child bike hire: 60€
  • Child tándem or trailer hire: 75€
  • GPS rental (one per group): 15€
What´s included?
  • 6 nights´ accommodation.
  • 6 breakfasts.
  • Luggage transfers between hotels.
  • Detailed maps with your trail clearly marked.
  • Itinerary description, full of recommendations for things to do and places to visit, advice and suggestions and information about your accommodation, etc.
  • Emergency support.
  • Activity insurance.

CHECK AVAILABILITY AND RESOLVE YOUR DOUBTS 
PRICE CALCULATION AND BOOKING
Using the tool below you can calculate the final price of your trip. PLEASE, BEFORE YOU BOOK, CONSULT AVAILABILITY.
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Cycling Catalonia along cycle lanes

Number of travelers (adults)

Single Supplement

Single room supplement: 153€

Half Board Adults

Half Board Adults (per person): 110€

Family Room

1st and 2nd children in family room (price per child): 369€

Single Room

Child in his/her own single room (price per child): 646€

Double Room

Children in their own double room (price per child): 494€

Triple Room

Children in their own triple room (price per child): 449€

Half Board Children

Half Board Children (per child): 95€

Bicycle Rental adult (+155cm tall)

Adult Bicycle rental (for persons taller than 155 cm): 75€

Electric Bicycle Rental

Electric bike rental (per bike): 155€

Child Bicycle Rental (-155 cm tall)

Child Bicycle Rental (for children less than 155cm tall): 60€

Child Tandem Rental

Child Tandem Bike Rental: 75€

Child Trailer Rental

Child Trailer Rental: 75€

Child Seat Rental

Child Seat Rental: 40€

GPS rental

GPS rental (one per group): 15€

Transfer

Transfer Girona to Olot (up to 6 persons per taxi): 95€

Transfer

Transfer Barcelona to Olot (up to 6 persons per taxi): 180€

Transfer

Transfer Sant Feliu to Olot (up to 6 persons per taxi): 120€

Transfer

Transfer Sant Feliu to Girona (up to 6 persons per taxi): 50€

Transfer

Transfer Sant Feliu to Barcelona (up to 6 persons per taxi): 170€

Extra night

Extra night in Girona (double room): Price on asking.

Extra night

Extra night in Girona (single room): Price on asking.

interroacion Difficulty

EASY

facil

  • EASY: The route is almost exclusively through valleys and along rivers with no significant ascents.

EASY/MODERATE

medio

  • EASY/MODERATE: Predominantly flat route with a few small ascents each day.

MODERATE

moderado

  • MODERATE: Undulating / hilly terrain with perhaps three ascents per day.

MODERATE PLUS

moderado plus

  • MODERATE+: Longer distances and hilly terrain, with perhaps four ascents per day.

 


Reviews 

Tom

Every bit of the holiday was fantastic, from the moment we arrived at the airport till the moment we departed! I would highly recommend this holiday to anyone as it was truly amazing.

Anonymous
We really enjoyed our Spanish adventure. The trip was good fun and we really loved the scenery and hospitability of the Catalan people along the way. The route was easy to follow and the Hotels were all of good standard, we especially enjoyed our first 2 nights in the Natural Park, very peaceful indeed and our cycle to the volcano’s was very interesting, the hills broke us in nicely before our pretty easy route for the week. The pannier on the third day ripped but as soon as we reported it another one was waiting at our next Hotel, we were impressed with the service. The only negative was the bikes tyre treads was very bare and it made braking on some surfaces difficult, new tyres would have made a big difference. This however did not spoil our holiday and we would consider booking next year on another route.

Jane Hatherall

Buenos dias. What we liked on the trip was the well sign posted routes, the converted old railway stations into cafes or tourist offices. The route is great with protection from the sun with vegetation. Going down hill to the sea made it easier we were not as fit as usual so just right. Everyone we met was helpful and the drivers are amazing after London, giving way to a cyclist is a shock and unheard of. It is like a war cycling here, so that is delightful. Having cycle paths in the towns amazing. This really is something to be sold as a unique offering on these trips as so many English would cycle if they thought it was safer than here. Seeing the lovely mix of ages on the bikes and in the cafes and restaurants is something we love about your country. Sun shone all week so we had the gods in our favour again. We would recommend the trip, well organised and bikes were just right. I would have preferred not to have such large panniers or a front basket as not really needed on this route. May be one bike with this. We did practise our Spanish and start class again this Saturday. Everyone very patient as we massacred your language. All the hotels had some facilities for bikes and were good about locking them away. Can Jepet – good accommodation, very helpful and welcoming, had two meals there which were good. I delightful host, lovely setting. Hostal del Sol Sant Feliu – well located, helpful. Hotel Costabella – Bit bland may be use a smaller more Spanish bed and breakfast. We wondered why these hotels do not use the local produce, for example Spanish jams and preserves instead of the packets. Fresh orange juice may be. Ricard was friendly and very accommodating. Bernard was as well but probably worried we would speak English and confuse him and ourselves! Our Spanish has improved so that makes the trip much easier. So overall great trip, been on the Boris hire bikes this morning and it all comes back and we were in the sun again, pretending to be like Miguel Indurain! Thank you so much great time looking at what to do for next year. 

CO2 footprint offsetting

This holiday produces a carbon footprint of 0,3053 tonnes of CO2. (The calculation includes taxis, luggage transfers and accommodation for every traveller).

We will compensate the CO2 footprint for each booking through tropical reforestation projects in collaboration with the CeroCO2 platform.

Additionally, you can also offset your own flight emissions here:
www.myclimate.org


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