You will cycle through the countryside with its rollings hills, through medieval villages, romain ruins and rugged coastline of the Costa Brava. With the wind in your hair you ‘ll cross the area of beautiful and varied Catalonia, surrounded by the Pyrenee
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ROUTE 2 : EMPORDÀ'S PLAIN AND THE COSTA BRAVA
DAY 1: ARRIVAL & OPTIONAL TRIP
Upon arrival, if you come by the train you will be transferred to you charming hotel in Castelló d’Empúries. This is a historic small city with an impressive cathedral. After you are settled in, we’ll provide you with a welcome drink and an info package about your trip and bike.
If you are up for it, you can already do a cycle or hiking trip the same day.You can cycle for example to the sea coast of Empuriabarava, which is only 3km away.
Empuriabrava is built around canals and therefore is called the Venice of Spain. You ‘ll find several restaurants at the beach and you can also rent a small electrical boat and take it through the canals. This town is the biggest pleasure port of Europe and is the home of the biggest skydiving club in Europe. Those you likes a bit of adventure, can do a tandem jump ovet the bay of Roses (reservation required).
The hotel is in the center of the historic city of Castelló. It is a beautiful decorated hourse with a quiet terrace and swimming pool. You’ll find several restaurants at walking distance in the cozy, narrw streets.
- Rent one of the electrical boats and go throught the canals of Empuriabrava.
- Do a skydive above the bay of Roses with the views ever on the Pyrenees and the Mediterrean.
- Take a windsurfing initiation.
DAY 2: AIGUAMOLLS & ROMAN RUINS
CASTELLÓ D’EMPÚRIES – PALS
- 49 km
- 220 m up
- 150 m down
- 3h 44 cycling
After breakfast you will get on your way and cross the century old Pont Vell. You will cycle through the swamps of the Aiguamolls, a known bird sanctuary and natural preservation. In springtime you can see the storks and flamingo’s.
You’ll cross Sant Pere Pescador, a surfers village with a 7 kilometer long sandy beach.
After leaving Sant Pere Pescador you follow the coastline south. A stop in the beautiful village of Sant Martí d’Empúries overlooking the rugged coast, is a must. Next, you will cycle on the coast boulevard, along the Greek and Roman ruines of Empúries.
You’ll follow the track into the countryside with its rolling hills. This area looks a lot like Italian Tuscany. End station of today is Pals where you will be staying in a charming little castle in the countryside. The house looks like an old fort and every room has his own personality, some with terrace and fireplace. The village of Pals is just steps away.
Pals was chosen to be one of the prettiest villages in Spain. It is a medieval village with charming narrow streets where you can get the feel of the Middle Ages. The beaches of Pals are just a few kilometers east of the hotel. In the hotel you can enjoy a 3 courses meal with wine for as little as 22€.
- Visit the ruines of Empúries.
DAY 3: TRAVEL IN TIME IN THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGES
PALS – TORROELLA THE MONTGRI
- 45 km
- 320 m up
- 380 m down
- 2h 58 cycling
The route today takes you from one authentic historic place to another. You will cycle through the Baix Empordà, a place with great cultural and historic value.
Your first stop will be Peratallada, a village that looks like a fairy tale. It is a hidden gem that complements Spain’s list of historic-artistic monuments ever since 1975. The paved narrow streets and purple windshields will make you travel in time.
You continue your way over quiet country roads and over rolling hills. The next villages on your way are the historic towns of Palau-Sator and Ullastret.
You will then cycle up to the coast and overlook the Isles Medes, 7 small Islands that are a bird sanctuary and paradise for those who like snorkeling and diving.
You finish your short trip in the historic city of Torroella de Montgri. Here we either arrange a pick up for you or you can stay an extra night. Your hotel is a castle from the 14th century. You can start the evening with a glass of wine in the peaceful garden with swimming pool and enjoy exclusive food in the restaurant.
DAY 4: TRANSFER & RETURN HOME
After breakfast, we will pick you up and take you back to your car or to the train station.
- 2 nights: 299€ per person + 2 days ebike 60€
- 3 nights: 349€ per person
What is included
- Boutique hotels & breakfast
- Welcome drink & info package with routes
- Water bottle & snack every day
- Back up in case of trouble
- Transfers from and to the train station of Figueres
- Transfer of the luggage every day.
What is not included:
- Dinners and entrance museums