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Welcome to Girona! It has long been a hotbed of cycling, with international pros relocating to this charming town, awash in local cafes, small markets and access to great roads right at your door. After a 45-minute shuttle, you’ll arrive at your hotel in Madremanya where a Trek Travel representative will ensure a perfect fit with your bike. Then, you’ll say, "Adiós!" and take to the road for a warm-up ride on a gently undulating route along poppy-lined roads that cut through the patchwork of wheat fields in the Empordà countryside. This evening, you’ll taste the much revered, local cava with handmade tapas on the hotel’s garden terrace before dining at its gourmet restaurant set in a beautifully restored 14th-century farmhouse.
Madremanya to Foixa Loop
Approximately 16 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing
Madremanya to Foixa Loop with Els Angels
Approximately 24 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing
La Plaça de Madremanya
Social Hour | Dinner
Be sure to pack your camera today, as you explore the enchanting countryside, charming villages, and stunning coastline of the Costa Brava. Take in the panoramic views of the Pyrenean mountains that rise above the countryside of the Baix Empordà. Pass by the medieval village of Pals, and stop for an espresso in its narrow cobblestone streets before setting off on an undulating ride to the ancient pueblo of Calella de Palafrugel. This traditional fishing village is perched on a rocky coastline, sprinkled with small coves and oozes old-world charm. Savor lunch overlooking the azure blue Mediterranean Sea, then wind your way back through green pastures decked with abundant swaths of wildflowers. Tonight, take a short taxi ride to Peratallada for a walking tour to learn about the history of this beautifully preserved medieval village, before enjoying a dinner at one of the colorful bistros in this truly enchanting town.
Madremanya to Calella de Palafrugell Loop
Approximately 53 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing
La Plaça de Madremanya
Your ride today, takes you from the plains to the sea through Les Gavarres, a mountain massif of the Catalan Coastal Range. The Gavarres mountains have been inhabited since prehistoric times and are largely protected as a nature reserve, dotted with a few farmhouses and hamlets. Choose to stop on your way to visit the Castell de Dalí, a gift from Costa Brava-born artist Salvador Dalí to his wife, Gala. The castle was transformed into a museum, showcasing the lives and art of the Dalís. Mount your bike once more, and cruise over the ridge that separates the mountains from the coast to enjoy a sweeping descent to the beach and your home for the next three nights: the decadent 5* Hostal de la Gavina. There will be plenty of time to take a dip in the infinity pool or schedule a massage before dinner overlooking the crystalline Mediterranean Sea.
Madremanya to Calonge to s’Agaro
Approximately 33 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing
Hostal de la Gavina
Today is yours to enjoy at your leisure, as nothing is pressing on your schedule. Perhaps you'll start with a stroll on the beach, visit the hotel’s luxurious spa, or take a trip into the beach town of Platja d’Aro which is awash with shopping opportunities and fantastic local restaurants and cafes. Alternatively, a ride option is also available if you'd like to explore the countryside and the stunning Costa Brava coastline. Return to the hotel at your leisure and then meander to a beach side bistro to enjoy a sunset cocktail before dinner. You'll be sure to sleep soundly tonight after a day of fresh sea air, great food, and excellent local wines!
S'agaro to Llagostera Loop
Approximately 32 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing
Hostal de la Gavina
This morning the journey is the destination as you ride along quiet winding roads following the extraordinary Costa Brava coastline (reminiscent of California’s Big Sur), this road boasts more cyclists than cars! Pause for a lunch of your choice in the medieval walled town of Tossa de Mar before riding back to the hotel along the same spectacular route, or maybe spend the afternoon exploring the old town and castle then relaxing on the beach. This evening, kick back and savor your final taste of "mar y montaña" (Catalunya's world-famous cuisine) at the hotel’s gourmet restaurant, Candlelight. The chef Romain Fornell was the youngest chef to get a Michelin star and prides himself in creating culinary masterpieces using a combination of daring and passion. Raise a glass and toast to an incredible week of riding, culinary discoveries and of course, memories to last a lifetime.
S’Agaro to Tossa de Mar Return
Approximately 32 miles with 3,400 feet of climbing
S'Agaro to Ermita de St Grau to Tossa de Mar Loop
Approximately 39 miles with 4,400 feet of climbing
Hostal de la Gavina
Breakfast | Dinner
Though this morning’s ride is short, it’s a great last spin through the historic Catalan countryside. During the ride stop off to explore a mystical grove containing a prehistoric burial site with some of the best-preserved dolmens in Europe. Or, if you prefer, simply linger over a hot cappuccino and enjoy a leisurely morning, soaking in the gorgeous sea views from the breakfast patio. Bid your farewell at 12:00 PM at the Hostal de la Gavina when you will transfer back to Girona. It's been a magical week in Costa Brava, and we've enjoyed hosting your adventure of a lifetime!
S'Agaro to Romanya de la Selva Loop
Approximately 19 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing
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See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.
Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride/Avid Ride" options.
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Barcelona (BCN) and then take a train to Girona. Outside Terminal 2, trains depart for Barcelona Sants, and from outside Terminal 1, buses depart every 30 minutes for Barcelona Sants (6:00 AM-11:45 PM). Alternatively, taxis are plentiful and operate 24 hours a day. The journey to the train station in the city center will take 20-30 minutes and cost around 35 euros. From Barcelona Sants and Estació de França, trains depart hourly for Girona. For more information, consult www.renfe.com.
Your Trek Travel guide will meet you at the Girona Train Station (Pl. Espanya, s/n, 17004, Girona) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. You'll shuttle 45 minutes to your first hotel, La Madremanya. Please have your first day cycling clothes and riding gear easily accessible, separate from your luggage.
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guide. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their name and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, La Plaça de Madremanya (+34 972 49 04 87), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. A taxi from the Girona train station to the ride start or first hotel will take about 45 minutes and cost around 60 Euros.View our pre hotel recommendations
You will say farewell to your bikes at 12:00 PM at the Hostal de la Gavina. You’ll then shuttle 1 hour to the Girona Train Station, arriving at approximately 1:00 PM. Please allow adequate connection time for any ongoing travel to accommodate possible traffic delays.View our post hotel recommendations
The springtime brings greener hills, with pleasant daytime temperatures (70F-80F) and evening temperatures 10-15 degrees cooler. The fall is drier and warmer with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 80s. Girona's northern location means that it can be hit with the odd cold spell or rain shower. Light layers and a waterproof shell are recommended. Packing List
The Catalonian capital of Barcelona boasts a beautiful coastline, a great diversity of culture, leisure and shopping, creative, innovative gastronomy and an avant-garde spirit. Be sure to check out some of the fantastic architecture and art of Antonio Gaudí, such as Sagrada Familia or Parc Guell.The Gothic quarter is the heart of Barcelona’s old town, with narrow cobblestone streets on which Picasso and Miró lived long ago. Las Ramblas is a long tree-lined shoppers’ paradise that leads to the sea. Be sure not to miss the fascinating Boqueria market for a slice of local life.We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:
Girona has long enjoyed the reputation for being the richest town in Spain. Founded in the first century BC, it soon became the most important point on the SpanishVia Augusta. Enjoy the reflections of the colorful pastel row houses on the River Onyar before crossing the river and wandering the narrow cobblestone streets of the medieval Jewish quarter.Admire the cathedral from below and then enjoy a 15-minute walk atop the old town walls to get great views of the town. Search out Café Viaugusta in the old quarter, where professional cyclists training in Girona sometimes stop for coffee. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:
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