Catalonia - Girona & Costa Brava

Costa Brava, Girona, Dalí, volcanoes of La Garrotxa, Mediterranean cuisine - a wonderful tour!
  1. 1 Arrival Point Girona

    Today we arrive in Girona. Pick up from the airport. The rest of the day is free to tour the city.

  2. 2 Girona 57 km Olot

    Today's ride takes us along one of Spain's Vias Verdes (Green Ways). These are off-road cycling tracks, usually along disused railway lines. After enjoying the beautiful countryside, we finally arrive in the town of Olot, which lies within the protected area of the Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of the Garrotxa. The urban area includes two volcanic craters. 57 km - 35 miles

  3. 3 Olot 75 km Figueres

    We begin by riding through the volcanic area of La Garrotxa. Our route takes us past the dormant volcanoes. We pass charming medieval villages such as Santa Pau. In Banyoles, we can stop for a swim in the lake before continuing to the town of Figueres, birthplace of the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. Here we can visit the superb Dalí Museum. 75 km - 47 miles

  4. 4 Figueres 48 km Cadaqués

    We continue east towards the Mediterranean and the Costa Brava - the Rugged Coast. We cycle through the magnificent scenery of the Cap de Creus before reaching Cadaqués, one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava in a beautiful setting. The Dalí trail continues here; the painter used to spend his summers here and later kept a home in the adjacent village of Port Lligat. 48 km - 30 miles

  5. 5 Cadaqués 62 km Torroella de Montgrí

    From Cadaqués, we turn southwards along the Mediterranean. Leaving the Cap de Creus, we cycle through the flat plain and the Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, a protected area of marshland. We later pass the ancient Greek / Roman city of Empúries, the ruins lying right by the fine beaches of the coastline. We spend the night near Torroella, at the foot of Montgrí with its impressive castle. 62 km - 39 miles

  6. 6 Torroella de Montgrí 48 km Sant Feliu de Guíxols

    Our first stop today is in Pals, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in the area. We continue inland past Peratallada, another fine village. Finally, after passing through the beautiful forests of Les Gavarres, we descend towards the coast and the town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols. 48 km - 30 miles

  7. 7 Sant Feliu de Guíxols 42 or 64 km Girona

    On our final day, we take advantage of another Vía Verde to take us back to our starting point in Girona. The route is relatively short, so we can take advantage to prolong the route by starting in the nearby village of Tossa del Mar, do some last-minute shopping, enjoy the beach etc. Or alternatively, head back to Girona to spend more time in this fine city. 42 km - 26 miles or 64 km - 40 miles

  8. 8 Girona Departure point

    Transfer to departure point. End of trip.

2017 Prices

1 person in double share - 1070 €

Single person - 1220 €

Bike hire - 99 € / Tandem hire - 158 € / E-bike hire 158 €

Our 2017 schedule will soon be published. Start dates for you own group may be available on request. 

  1. Personalise this tour for 6 or more riders

    Personalised tours are available for groups of 4 or more riders. You may like to add extra days, choose a different arrival day, modify the itinerary.

    Please contact us at info@iberocycle.com if you would like to personalise this tour.

  2. Who runs IberoCycle?

    IberoCycle is run by Simon Proffitt. Born in Lancashire, England, Simon has been resident in Northern Spain since 1985. He is a keen amateur cyclist and cycle-tourist, and is well acquainted with Spain and the Spanish way of life. 

  3. What is a guided tour?

    Guests are transported to and from arrival / departure points (these are specified in the route guides), unless otherwise stated in the tour descriptor. 

    Luggage is transported by IberoCycle to the next hotel. Cyclists carry just what they need for that day.

    A back-up vehicle and IberoCycle staff member supports cycling stages.

    There are normally 10 - 20 cyclists on each trip. Cyclists choose whether they cycle alone or with other cyclists.

    Clients do not cycle with a cycling guide.

    Cyclists are free in the evenings to dine with other members of the group or to do their own thing. Our representative will organise a meal for those who wish to dine in company.

    Routes have soft options for those cyclists who do not wish to cycle the full stage. Thus the routes are suitable for all levels. Non-cyclists may also participate using our transfer service.

    Cyclists are provided with our own detailed Route Guide and maps for their chosen route.

    Fitter cyclists may extend stages at will.

  4. What is included on a guided tour?

    Accommodation in double, twin or single room with en-suite bathroom 
    Breakfast
    Transport to and from arrival / departure points
    Information Pack with Route Guide and maps
    Luggage transport between hotels

    Accompanying vehice and guide (note that the guide does not cycle with the group)

  5. What are the arrival and departure points for the Catalonia - Girona & Costa Brava guided tour?

    The tour begins and ends in Girona. IberoCycle will pick up from the local airport. Many riders will arrive at Barcelona Airport and may choose to extend their stay with a visit to the city. There are good rail and bus connections from Barcelona. At the end of the tour, IberoCycle will transfer to Girona Airport. 

  6. IberoCycle bikes

    Comfortable fitted and fully-equipped bikes for your cycling pleasure. We use exclusively Trek bikes on all tours except Camino de Santiago / Lanzarote / Portugal (please request information on bike used on these tours).

    You can either make arrangements to bring your own bicycles or hire Iberocycle's own models. Most airlines will carry bicycles for a small extra charge or even free. Cyclists who choose to hire will be provided with a comfortable quality bicycle to suit their particular measurements and preferences. We place great importance on getting the bikes right.

    Too many cyclists on trips with other companies have complained about past experiences where they have had to put up with uncomfortable saddles, the wrong sized bike etc. Measurements are requested on booking so the right bike is waiting for you on arrival.

    You are provided with hybrid-type tourist bicycles from Trek with conventional handlebars and with triple chain ring and easy-to-change gear ratios for comfortable and easy cycling. Road bikes may also be available on request.We can also provide tandems, which make for great cycling fun, and are also ideal for those with children.

    Click on the images below to vist the manufactuters' websites. 

    Ladies bike (Trek 7.2 FX) Men's bike (Trek 7.2 FX)
    Road bike (Trek 1.5 or 1.2) Female road bike (Trek Lexa)
    Tandem (a fun way to ride, and also ideal for helping smaller children - Dawes Duet)



    Equipment depends on the tour option chosen Luggage Service or Independent. Cyclists who choose to carry their own luggage will be provided with spacious waterproof panniers fitted on the rear of the bicycle. Those who take advantage of our luggage service will have their bicycles fitted with two lateral panniers with sufficient space to carry what they need for that particular day.



    Hybrid bikes will carry a handlebar bag, useful for carrying money, documents, camera and lots of other useful items which may be needed close at hand. This bag is easily removed it from its click fastening and carried around with the shoulder strap. They are also equipped with a rear luggage rack and one or two panniers, or a rear rack bag to carry just what you need for each day's cycling. Road bikes carry a seat post bag if required.

    In addition, all cycles are equipped with pump, spare inner tube, water bottle, bike lock and basic toolkit. Extras such as lights or toe clips are available on request. Iberocycle provides cyclists with a fine bicycle in tip-top condition to make cycling an absolute pleasure.

    Childrens Bikes

    Children's bikes, and child seats are available on request.

    Iberocycle Route Guide and Maps

    Full route directions and general information along with plenty of suggestions for your free days.

    Each tour has its own Route Guide. This booklet is designed to provide constant suggestions for routes and activities so cyclists are never alone but enjoy a supported independence.

    This Guide includes detailed route instructions along with interesting information on landscapes, towns and villages, monuments, alternative route suggestions, timetables for local trains and buses, tips on eating and drinking, an exhaustive gastronomic dictionary and a host of other useful information and suggestions to keep cyclists occupied. Routes are carefully described so no time is wasted on unnecessary deviations. Maps of the area are also provided to support the Route Guide.

    Trips that include more than one night in the same destination include optional round rides of differing lengths for these free days so cyclists will never be at a loose end.

Personalised tours are available for groups of 4 or more riders. You may like to add extra days, choose a different arrival day, modify the itinerary.

Please contact us at info@iberocycle.com if you would like to personalise this tour.