Riding all the way from the mountains up in the Pyrenees down to the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea is truly a great little adventure! The combination of the mountain views, beautiful old villages, big forests, the historical city of Girona and finally ending by the beach makes it hard to understand it’s possible that you can experience all this in as little as 3 days of biking!

If you have a full week you will start even high up in the mountains, letting you experience more of the beautiful Pyrenees and the Catalan countryside. Or maybe you prefer to spend a couple of days on the beach at the end of your trip instead!

For this biking adventure the navigation is easier so no GPS is included unless you explicitly ask for it.

Highlights
Spectacular mountain views
Girona – our favourite city in Spain
The beautiful Green Way (old train line) between Olot and Girona
Ending on the beach in Costa Brava

Season
March to October – for exact dates, contact us.

Difficulty
Touring – read more about difficulty.

If you want a bit more of a challenge, we have an MTB Medium version of this tour. It uses the same hotels but the biking is a little more challenging. The MTB option is only available as a week long trip. Read more.

Route Description

Part A – the mountains

Day 1 – arrival
Arrival to the Pyrenees.

Barcelona is the closest airport. There is a bus that you can take from the city or we can arrange for pick-up at the airport.  Checkin at your first hotel in the small city of Berga.

3* hotel in Berga

Day 2 – first day of biking
After a healthy breakfast it’s time for you to start your adventure!

We start the morning bringing your bikes and everything else that you will receive from us (roadbook, GPS, etcetera) to the hotel. Here we give you an introduction to the week, set up the bikes for you and make sure that everything works well. We then join you for the first day of riding, teaching you how the bikes works, explaining the history of the area and answering any question you might have.

If you want we are happy to supply you with a pick-nick for this day of biking (you will not pass by any restaurants).

The tour is a beautiful loop up to the village of Capolat with big views over the flatlands to the south and the Pyrenees to the north. BONUS! There is a tulip farm in this village, if you come here in spring we can setup a visit to them for a small extra feel.

In the afternoon you return to the same hotel in Berga.

Dinner on your own, we will suggest restaurants for you.

30 km, +500 vertical meters, -500 vertical meters.
3* hotel in Berga

Day 3 – heading east
After breakfast you check out of the hotel and take your luggage down to the reception. Here we wait with our van and we start the day with a 30 minutes drive east, to the village of Borredà. From here you start your bike ride towards Ripoll. Today is a shorter ride so you will reach Ripoll in time for lunch. In the center you find several nice restaurants.

Your luggage is waiting for you at the hotel.

35 km, +410 vertical meters, -540 vertical meters.
2* hotel in Ripoll

Part B – towards the coast

Part B – day 1
If you only have a long weekend, you can do only this part. You then take the train from Barcelona up to Ripoll and check into the hotell. We arrive with the bikes to the hotel the day after and help you getting started towards the coast.

2* hotel in Ripoll

Day 4 – Ripoll to Olot (part B, day 2)
After breakfast (included) you head out for another beautiful day. You start by following the old train line that went from the mines of Ogassa down to Ripoll. When you reach the old train station in the village of Sant Joan de les Abadesses after 10 km you can stop for a coffee and enjoy the morning sun. After a short break you pass the village and start the long uphill of the day. When reaching the mountain pass Coll de Santigosa we suggest you take a moment to relax, turn around and enjoy the view of the mountains.

From here you have a long downhill to the city of Olot and your next hotel. This city has a beautiful center that is well worth a visit. So after checking in to your hotel, take the bikes down to the city center for some exploring!

40 km, +450 vertical meters, -750 vertical meters
3* hotel in Olot

Day 5 – Olot to Girona (part B, day 3)
Breakfast and off for another beautiful day on the bike! Today you follow the clearly marked Green Way (old train line) down to Girona. You pass many villages on the way, all offering bars just next to the bike path.

You reach Girona early in the afternoon and have the rest of the day to discover this beautiful city. Don’t miss out walking on top of the old city wall!
If you are interested in a city day, consider staying one day extra here! Girona is like Barcelona 20 years ago.

60 km, +175 vertical meters, -540 vertical meters
3* hotel in Girona

Day 6 – Girona to the beach (part B, day 4)
After breakfast it’s time for the last stretch down to the coast. Today you continue on the same well marked Green Way (old train line), passing several villages of course all with bars just next to the bike lane. As you start catching the first glimpses of the sea you start feeling the salty in the air – you are close to your goal!

At the hotel we will be waiting for you to pick up the bikes and leave your luggage. Good job, what a great week!

50 km, +100 vertical meters, -200 vertical meters
3* hotel by the beach

Day 7 – Good bye (part B, day 5)
After breakfast the tour ends.

To return to Barcelona you can take the bus to the city center or straight to the airport.
We cab of course also a taxi for you, see prices under Extras below.

More Information

Included
Hotels
Breakfasts
Luggage transport to your next hotel
Map, tourist information and route descriptions in English
GPS-track and GPS on request (not necessary)
Welcome meeting and guiding first day
Tourist taxes
Service-hotline (also at weekends)

Not included
Transfer to the start of the tour
Transfer from the end of the tour
Bike rental
Lunch and dinners
Extra nights

Extras
Bike rental – read more
Picknics – we offer to prepare you lunch for some of the days where you don’t pass by restaurants.
Airport-pickup Barcelona – between 150 € to 210 € depending on the size of your group.
Airport-drop-off Barcelona – between 180 € to 230 € depending on the size of your group.

Extra night in Girona: from 45 €/person
Extra night by the coast: from 52 €/person

General information
Possible to do from March till end October. August is a complicated month with fully booked hotels, it is important to book well in advance.
Possible to start any day of the week.
The closest airport you can fly into is Barcelona El Prat (BCN).

There are buses from Barcelona to the city of Berga.
If you do the long weekend tour there is a train that you can take from the airport to the city of Ripoll.
We can of course arrange for you to be picked up at the airport.

If you arrive by car there is parking possibilities at the hotels.

Bike rental
For this tour a modern hybrid ebike with front suspension works perfect. You can come with your own bikes or rent from us, we then supply you with the bikes at your hotel the first day and pick them up at your hotel the last day of the tour.

3 bike days: 180 €/person
5 bike days: 250 €/person

Read more about our bikes.

Booking

Price and booking

Please note: The price is slightly higher during high season. August is complicated so please contact us well in advance to arrange this.

3 days of biking

PersonsPrice
2495 €
4+455 €

Price per person, sharing double/twin room. Tripple rooms available on request.
Extra for individual rooms: 80 €

5 days of biking

PersonsPrice
2735 €
4+595 €

Price per person, sharing double/twin room. Tripple rooms available on request.
Extra for individual rooms: 140 €

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