Go Enjoy the many Costa Brava views at your own pace

“Oh, la nostra costa brava, sense parella al mon.” “Oh, our wild coast, without equal in the world.” Catalan journalist Ferran Agullo’s 1908 lyrical description of the ‘wild coast’ says it all – the Catalans are in love with their coastal strip. And, with them so many travelers discover the special places of the Costa Brava and fall in love with the coast of Catalonia.

Highlights along the way

Cycle on quiet dirt roads to the coast. The roads are almost flat and suitable for every cyclist. The road takes you to the coast where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Costa Brava at your own pace along the coastal road.

Must-see places include the ‘silent’ village of Sant Mori, which owes its name and fame to the bell tower that almost abuts the castle of the village. The owner of the castle successfully protested a few decades ago against the ringing of church bells at night. Since then, the bells still ring every 15 minutes, but fortunately from eight o’clock in the morning.

And the ruins of Empuries North of L’Escala you will find the remains of both a Greek and a Roman settlement. For both cultures, Empuries was the gateway to the Iberian Peninsula. The ruins are now an open-air museum that sits right on the sea.

Choose the short or the long distance. There is a route for every level.

Itinerary per day

There is a medio and a grande version where you cycle 55 km or 70 km per day respectively. Both distances start and end in the same accommodations. Only the way there is different.

Day 1 Arrival in Girona.

We will pick you up from Girona airport or station. During the check-in we do a: bike-fit, explanation about the route and give personal info so that you can leave tomorrow.

Day 2 from Girona to Sant Feliu de Guixols

Distance: 44 km & Elevation: 340 m
From Girona you follow a flat old train route to the coast. The old stations on the route have been converted into cozy restaurants. Where to stay: Sant Feliu de Guixols.

Day 3 from Sant Feliu de Guixols to Calella de Palafrugell:

Distance: 56 km & Elevation: 420 m
You will cycle from the start along a number of coastal towns. Then you climb via a quiet ridge to the Emporda region. Enjoy the medieval villages here before cycling back to the coast via quiet roads. If you cycle with children, you can shorten the route to 25 km. Lodging: Calella de Palafrugell.

Day 4 from Calella de Palafrugell to Girona

Distance: 66 km & Elevation: 600 m
The first half of this stage you will cycle on flat roads again past nice villages. The second part of the trip there are a few short hills in the trail. The route can also be shortened to 42 km. Where to stay: Girona

Day 5 Departure:

Depending on your return journey, you have the day to discover Girona. We will pick you up at your hotel on time for the transfer to Girona train station or airport

Day 1 Arrival in Girona.

We will pick you up from Girona airport or station. During the check-in we do a: bike-fit, explanation about the route and give personal info so that you can leave tomorrow.

Day 2 from Girona to Sant Feliu de Guixols

Distance: 63 km & Elevation: 800 m
Via beautiful and quiet roads (paved roads) you cycle to one of the most beautiful coastal roads of the Costa Brava. At the sea there is a lot of climbing, but the views are beautiful. Where to stay: Sant Feliu de Guixols.

Day 3 from Sant Feliu de Guixols to Calella de Palafrugell

Distance: 69 km & Elevation: 690 m
In the first half of the route you will go over two climbs (4 km and 3 km). The second part of the stage is flatter and takes you past medieval villages.

Day 4 from Calella de Palafrugell to Girona

Distance: 76 km & Elevation: 600 m
A Spanish flat tour along beautiful villages, orchards and forests. There is also a long option of 109 km where you take a piece of coast in the north (at L’Escala).

Day 5 Departure

Depending on your return journey, you have the day to discover Girona. We will pick you up at your hotel on time for the transfer to Girona train station or airport

Tour information

The cycling holiday has been carefully composed so that it is fully equipped. But you can always add an upgrade to make it complete. Opt for an E-bike or spend an extra day at the beach. We are happy to arrange it for you.

You’ll stay in nice and comfortable 3* or 4* hotels every night. Breakfast is also provided. All the hotels are selected on good quality and friendly staff. There’s a safe place to store the bikes overnight.

The trip includes transfers to and from Girona station or airport. On arrival we will be waiting for you and take you to the first hotel. While you enjoy the surroundings during the bike rides, we will bring your luggage to the next hotel. On the last day we will bring you back to your last hotel, the airport or station of Girona in time.

The trip includes bike rental. We have specially converted MTB bikes for trekking with cases, raised handlebar gravel tires and comfortable saddle. And if you want a little help, we have an E-bike for you. Please choose your preference when booking.

On the first day, we will do a bike fit together with you so that the bike is perfectly tailored for you.

We have a long and a short route package for you. Depending on how long you want to cycle per day or how big you want to make the challenge, you can choose either medio or grande. Not sure which distance is best for you? We are happy to help you with this during the introduction on the first day.

In order to be able to cycle easily from hotel to hotel, the trip includes bicycle navigation. You can choose a Garmin cycling computer with the routes on it, a GPX package with the routes for your own navigation device or for navigation via Komoot so that you can navigate with your own phone.

If you unexpectedly need help along the way, we are there for you. We have a bus with which we can be on site quickly and often help you on the road quickly. On arrival you will receive a special emergency number to call.

To make your holiday completely unforgettable, you can opt for upgrades. If you want to spend a day at the beach, choose an extra day halfway through the tour. And to get to know the city of Girona even better. Opt for an extra day in Girona. During the extra day you can continue to use the bicycle.

Extra day surcharge:

Basic Hotels low season price*
Price Per Head € 50
Single Supplement € 25

Basic Hotels high season price*
Price Per Head € 65
Single Supplement € 35

Luxury Hotels low season price*
Price Per Head € 65
Single Supplement € 35

Luxury Hotels high season price*
Price Per Head € 75
Single Supplement € 50

If you come with children, we have various options for this. Such as children’s bicycles and various bicycle trailers. And accommodations that are ideal for children. Please indicate this when booking. We will then contact you to adjust the trip completely to your liking.

Low season price*
Price Per Head € 650
Single Supplement € 300

High season price*
Price Per Head € 750
Single Supplement € 300

* High season prices apply for trips that start in the months of June, July and August or fall during the holidays. The price is based on a standard two person accommodation. When booking, you can choose an upgrade or opt for a single room. The trip is exclusive, Flights, Lunches, Dinners, Snacks and Travel insurance (+extra cover).

5 day Trekking Bike Tour

Ruta Costa

“It was our first cycling holiday and we wanted a nice route and nice weather. We ended up with this organization. We were received very friendly and attentive. It was completely super organized and fully met our expectations: beautiful routes, great hotels and plenty to do along the way.”
Rene
the Netherlands