Boasting a rich and varied history, Catalunya was the first Iberian region to become Roman. It was during the Middle Ages that it developed its own identifiable culture and it remains rich in medieval villages to this day. Highlights include the fortified town of Peratallada where many of the old stone buildings are carved from stone taken from the moat encircling the town and give the town its name meaning 'carved stone'. Other highpoints include Begur, with its C11 castle perched on the hilltop and the cobbled streets of Pals overlooking Platja de Pals.
Explore this quiet corner of Catalunya and experience a diverse range of scenery and culture that offers something quite different to the rest of the Spanish Mediterranean. Follow a coastline that has inspired creativity in those from Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Salvador Dali. The cycling is varied, with gentle routes winding through olive groves and peach orchards contrasting with beautiful coastal paths overlooking the azure Mediterranean sea.
You'll stay in a variety of charming hotels, all with pools. The family run Hotel Garbi overlooks the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell and the elegant Sa Punta is just five minutes' walk from a large sandy beach. Inland you relax in a magnificently restored C14 castle with breathtaking views from the terrace before returning to the coast, and views over the bay, at bustling Palamos.
Please note that cycling helmets are a legal requirement in Spain. For safety reasons, we are unable to provide these, therefore we strongly advise you to bring your own.
|Meals||Continental breakfast and 4 evening meals.|
|Tour Starts||Flaca train station 17:02 (pick up, then transfer to hotel, 35 mins, provided).|
|Tour Ends||Flaca train station by 12:05 (transfer provided).|
|Rail Options||Barcelona Sants to Flaca 15:16/17:02. Return: Flaca to Barcelona Passeig de Gracia 12:05/13:39.|
|Rail Supplement||Standard class rail: Inquire for details and prices.|
|Singles||Add $74 per night.|
|Other details||Room upgrade: Prices from $12 per person, per night based on 2 sharing. Extra nights: we recommend Barcelona, Calella de Palafrugell or Castell d'Emporda. Prices from $91 per person, per night, based on 2 sharing a double room, B&B.|
|Hotels||**** (4 nights), *** (4 nights)|