Catalunya is a semi-autonomous area of Spain, steeped in culture, its traditions and festivals date back over thousands of years. Rich in medieval villages, highlights include prosperous Peratallada, peach colored Pals and fashionable Begur. The rocky coastline is dotted with pretty fishing villages, crystal clear waters and beautiful beaches which are perfect to explore.
This self-guided tour is full of contrasts and variety and explores one of the most beautiful corners of Catalunya. It's gentle cycling too, occasionally off-road, through olive groves, peach orchards and pine forests, and along pretty coastal paths. The landscape is gently rolling for the most part, making this an easy cycle and a relaxing holiday. The changing seasons bring white blossom in spring, sunflower yellow in summer and warm gold at harvest time. Fabulous coastal views and perfect beaches with aquamarine sea make this an inspirational area.
You stay in a variety of hotels, all with pools, which have been hand-picked for their charm and character. The family run Hotel Garbi in the traditional fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, is set on the hillside overlooking the sea. The stylish Hotel Sa Punta in Platja de Pals is set in attractive gardens and is within walking distance of the beach or you can cycle to nearby Begur. One night of the tour is spent at the Castell d'Emporda, a magnificently restored C14 castle perched proudly on its outcrop, just outside La Bisbal. The breathtaking views over the plain from its sun terrace are not to be missed.
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 2 evening meals.|
|Tour Starts||Flaca train station 17:02 (pick up, then transfer to hotel, 35 mins, provided).|
|Tour Ends||Flaca train station by 14:05 (transfer provided, 35 mins).|
|Rail Options||Barcelona Sants to Flaca 15:16/17:02. Return: Flaca to Barcelona Passeig de Gracia 14:05/15:39.|
|Rail Supplement||Prices starting from $59 per person, round trip, 2nd class.|
|Singles||Add $74 per night.|
|Other details||Room upgrade: Prices from $19 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||**** (2 nights), *** (2 nights)|