Rich with medieval villages, historic castles and churches, Catalunya is contrasted with an impressive rocky coastline, dotted with pretty fishing villages, crystal-clear waters and beautiful golden sandy beaches. Steeped in culture and history, Catalunya's traditions date back over thousands of years.
This holiday is packed with stunning scenery and a wealth of fascinating historical and cultural discoveries that date back to Greek and Roman times. Your holiday starts and ends in the pretty seafront town of Calella de Palafrugell. From here, you'll head north, via Begur, to Torroella de Montgri and its hilltop C13 castle with panoramic views across the Emporda plain. You'll continue via the coast and Empuries, where you can visit the Greek and Roman ruins, on to Figueres, the famous birthplace of Salvador Dali. Heading west, we follow undulating roads through deep green meadows and cork forests to the city of Girona with its impressive architecture and great dining choices. Your final stretch takes you along an old narrow gauge railway line, now a Via Verde, which heads down to the coast. Continue on past Platja d'Aro and Calonge to Calella de Palafrugell.
The hotels on this holiday are as varied as the scenery, and include the Hotel Garbi, overlooking the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell; the contemporary Hotel Moli del Mig; a converted C15 mill in Torroella de Montgri and two chic town hotels one which has a small pool.
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||Fly to Barcelona airport, then train to Flaca for 17:02, pick up (then transfer to hotel, 35 mins, provided).|
|Tour Ends||We take you back to Flaca train station at 12:05 for a train back to Barcelona.|
|Rail Options||Rail Barcelona Sants to Flaca 15:16/17:02. Return: Flaca to Barcelona Sants 12:05/13:39.|
|Rail Supplement||Standard class rail: Inquire for details and prices.|
|Singles||Add $62 per night.|
|Other details||Room upgrade from $12 per person, per night based on 2 sharing. Extra nights: We recommend Barcelona and Calella de Palafrugell, prices from $90 per person, per night, based on 2 sharing.|
|Hotels||**** (6 nights), *** (2 nights)|