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Difficulty: Leisure
  • Difficulty: Leisure
  • Category: Family donkey trekking, self-guided
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
  • Recommended time of year: 1st April - 31st October
 

Self-guided, easy level cycling tour along safe cycle lanes, ideal for families.

 

Self-guided, easy level cycling tour along safe cycle lanes, ideal for families.

  • 3 hotels with swimming pools.
  • Two circular routes
  • Exploring the La Garrotxa Natural Park.
  • One night in beautiful Girona.
  • Luggage transfers included.
  • Three circular routes mean you spend two nights in each hotel so you don´t have to pack each day.
  • Two final nights at the seaside town of Sant Feliu, Costa Brava.

The main theme of this tour is the railway line now used as a cycle track for recreation “the Carrilet”. It will take you from the beautiful volcanic region of la Garrotxa to the Mediterranean Sea. The entire tour takes place in the Catalonian region of Girona in the very north eastern tip of Spain. All hotels have swimming pools and you finish with two nights by the beach on a lovely part of the Costa Brava.

Travel:

Which airport should I fly to? Girona or Barcelona International Airports.
How do I get to the Starting Point? Private transfer by taxi. 88 € for a taxi carrying up to 6 passengers. 45 minutes.
How do I get back? Private transfer by taxi. 50 € for a taxi carrying up to 6 passengers. 30 minutes.

ITINERARY
Day 1: Individual arrival to Olot

Your tour begins in the interesting town of Olot, the capital of the Garrotxa Natural Park.

Day 2: Round trip Olot

Your first cycle will take you exploring this beautiful area on the foothills of the Pyrenees. There are many extinct volcanoes to be seen around Olot, now camouflaged amongst dense woodland, one can still guess where they are by the conical shape of the hills and the flat tops of the edge of the craters.
11-16 miles (18-26 km)

Day 3: Olot to Les Planes d´Hostoles

Today you will cycle from Olot to Amer along the “Carrilet”, a disused railway line now converted into a cycle track. The journey takes you through several towns typical of the area along beautiful landscapes. At the end of the day, you will be leaving the region of la Garrotxa.
16 miles (26 km)

Day 4: Les Planes d´Hostoles to Girona

Another cycle once again along the Carrilet from La Celera de Ter to the Capital of the Province: Girona.  At the end of the cycle you will be rewarded with sightseeing in this beautiful and interesting city.
19 miles (33 km)

Day 5: Girona to Sant Feliu de Guixols

This day is spent continuing the Carrilet towards the sea. There will be several interesting towns to stop in along the way and finally you will reach the stunning costa Brava of Girona at the coastal town of Sant Feliu de Guixols.
26 miles (43 km)

Day 6: Round trip Sant Feliu

Your last cycling day will offer you several cycling options as well as the chance to spend the day at the beach if you so wish!
11-16 miles (17-25 km)

Day 7: Departure

A private transfer can be booked back to Girona or Barcelona or you can extend your stay by the sea!

ACCOMMODATION

Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 in pleasant small, family-run hotels. Day 5 in a city hotel in the historic town of Girona, centrally located. All hotels with swimming pool.

Day 1 and 2, Olot

  

Day 3, Les Planes d´Hostoles

  

Day 4, Girona

 

Day 5 and 6, Sant Feliu de Guixols

  

 

OUR BICYCLES
Our hire bikes and equipment:

A bicycle specialist will deliver your hire bike and adjust it to your specifications. We provide you with fully equipped touring bicycles. Remember that we carry your luggage between hotels so you can travel light.

OUR BICYCLES  Bicycle description:
  • Hybrid bikes
  • 24 gears
  • Bicycle stand
  • Bottle holder
  • Mudguards
  • Bike Computer (odometer)
(Electric bikes available on request.)

Equipment provided:

  • Rear panniers
  • Map carrier
  • Helmet
  • Pump
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Multitool set

PRICES
 

  • Price: 664 € per adult
  • Single supplement: 88€
  • Solo Traveller supplement: 175€
  • Price 1st child in family room: 369 € per child
  • Price 2nd child in family room: 369 € per child
  • Price 1st child in own single room: 563 € per child
  • Price 2 children in own double room: 466 € per child
  • Price 3 children in own triple room: 438 € per child
  • Half board: 100€
  • Bike hire: 75€
  • E-Bike hire: 125€
  • Child bike hire: 60€
  • Child tándem or trailer hire: 65€
What´s included?
  • 6 nights´ accommodation.
  • 6 breakfasts.
  • Luggage transfers between hotels.
  • Detailed maps with your trail clearly marked.
  • Itinerary description, full of recommendations for things to do and places to visit, advice and suggestions and information about your accommodation, etc.
  • Emergency support.
  • Activity insurance.

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Cycling Catalonia along cycle lanes

Number of travelers (adults)

Single Supplement

Single room supplement: 67€

Half Board Adults

Half Board Adults (per person): 100€

Family Room

One child in family room (price per child): 369€

Single Room

Child in his/her own single room (price per child): 563€

Double Room

Children in their own double room (price per child): 466€

Triple Room

Children in their own triple room (price per child): 438€

Half Board Children

Half Board Children (per child): 95€

Bicycle Rental adult (+155cm tall)

Adult Bicycle rental (for persons taller than 155 cm): 75€

Electric Bicycle Rental

Electric bike rental (per bike): 125€

Child Bicycle Rental (-155 cm tall)

Child Bicycle Rental (for children less than 155cm tall): 60€

Child Tandem Rental

Child Tandem Bike Rental: 65€

Child Trailer Rental

Child Trailer Rental: 65€

Child Seat Rental

Child Seat Rental: 40€

Transfer

Transfer Girona to Olot (up to 6 persons per taxi): 95€

Transfer

Transfer Barcelona to Olot (up to 6 persons per taxi): 180€

Transfer

Transfer Sant Feliu to Olot (up to 6 persons per taxi): 120€

Transfer

Transfer Sant Feliu to Girona (up to 6 persons per taxi): 50€

Transfer

Transfer Sant Feliu to Barcelona (up to 6 persons per taxi): 170€

Extra night

Extra night in Girona (double room): 95€

Extra night

Extra night in Girona (single room): 75€

Customers´ comments

Anonymous 03/06/2015

“We really enjoyed our Spanish adventure. The trip was good fun and we really loved the scenery and hospitability of the Catalan people along the way. The route was easy to follow and the Hotels were all of good standard, we especially enjoyed our first 2 nights in the Natural Park, very peaceful indeed and our cycle to the volcano’s was very interesting, the hills broke us in nicely before our pretty easy route for the week. The pannier on the third day ripped but as soon as we reported it another one was waiting at our next Hotel, we were impressed with the service. The only negative was the bikes tyre treads was very bare and it made braking on some surfaces difficult, new tyres would have made a big difference. This however did not spoil our holiday and we would consider booking next year on another route.”

Jane Hatherall 09/18/2013

 Buenos dias.

What we liked on the trip was the well sign posted routes, the converted old railway stations into cafes or tourist offices. The route is great with protection

from the sun with vegetation. Going down hill to the sea made it easier we were not as fit as usual so just right. Everyone we met was helpful and the drivers are amazing after London, giving way to a cyclist is a shock and unheard of. It is like a war cycling here, so that is delightful. Having cycle paths in the towns amazing. This really is something to be sold as a unique offering on these trips as so many English would cycle if they thought it was safer than here.

Seeing the lovely mix of ages on the bikes and in the cafes and restaurants is something we love about your country. Sun shone all week so we had the gods in our favour again.

We would recommend the trip, well organised and bikes were just right. I would have preferred not to have such large panniers or a front basket as not really needed on this route. May be one bike with this.

We did practise our Spanish and start class again this Saturday. Everyone very patient as we massacred your language.

All the hotels had some facilities for bikes and were good about locking them away.

Can Jepet – good accommodation, very helpful and welcoming, had two meals there which were good. I delightful host, lovely setting.
Hostal del Sol Sant Feliu – well located, helpful.
Hotel Costabella – Bit bland may be use a smaller more Spanish bed and breakfast.

We wondered why these hotels do not use the local produce, for example Spanish jams and preserves instead of the packets. Fresh orange juice may be.

Ricard was friendly and very accommodating. Bernard was as well but probably worried we would speak English and confuse him and ourselves! Our Spanish has improved so that makes the trip much easier.

So overall great trip, been on the Boris hire bikes this morning and it all comes back and we were in the sun again, pretending to be like Miguel Indurain! Thank you so much great time looking at what to do for next year.

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