Optional arrival in Girona and transfer to Olot. Olot is known for being the most singular volcano landscape in the Iberian Peninsula, with about 40 dormant volcanoes. You can also walk through La Fageda den Jordà, a beech wood, well-known for its beauty.
Start to follow the cycle path along the old narrow gauge railway line "Carrilet dOlot". You reach Les Planes d'Hostoles, passing the fantastic area of the Bas Valley with its gorgeous countryside and typical villages, also called the Catalán Switzerland. Once in Les Planes, take your time to enjoy the gorges next to the river. 22 km - 14 miles
Cycle down the Ter River towards Girona. This is a loger ride, but manly downhill and flat. Once in the city, you can spend the rest of the day visiting the Cathedral, with the broadest nave of Gothic architecture in the world and getting lost in the narrow streets of the ancient Jewish quarter. We also recommend a stroll along the Rambla or the medieval walls, with a fantastic panoramic view of the city. 35 - 20 miles
Today is a short ride, so you have time to say goodbye to Girona. You pass the village of Quart, well-known for its ceramics, and Cassà de la Selva, with beautiful modernist houses in the centre of the town. You can spend the afternoon having a good time with the animals in the farms nearby the accommodation. 16 km - 10 miles
The last stage is long but also flat and easy to cycle. A fun downhill takes you to the town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, with its magnificent fishing port and cultural interest, especially for its monastery. You can enjoy the rest of the day at the beach. 30 km - 19 miles
End of IberoCycle services. Take the opportunity to extend your holiday by spending a few days with the family on the Costa Brava.
From Sant Feliu de Guíxols
We think cycle touring is the ideal way to travel in Europe and that is why we are very pleased to launch European Bike Adventures, as it allows us the opportunity to offer a whole new set of experiences to people we know will appreciate them.
Accordingly we have taken our time in selecting the portfolio of cycle tours you find listed here.
A selection of hand-picked bike trips in spectacular places throughout Europe that focus on fun with the same attention to detail and quality that hundreds of our very satisfied clients have been enjoying with Ibero Cycle Tours since 1999.
On a self-guided tour, you are basically independent. IberoCycle transports luggage to the next hotel.
Riders are expected to complete each day's ride, unless there is an emergency, or a mechanical problem.
Cyclists do not travel as part of a group or with a guide, although they may coincide with other cyclists on the same trip.
Our "IberoCycle On Call" service means we are always available for help or advice.
Cyclists are provided with our own detailed Route Guide and maps for their chosen route.
Fitter cyclists may extend stages at will.
Information will be added shortly for the bikes available on these tours.
From Sant Feliu de Guíxols
You are free to add extra nights at the beginning, at the end, or during the tour. You may like to take the opportunity to have a day off the bike at any of the stops en-route.
Please keep your luggage to 2 items: one suitcase and one piece of hand luggage. Avoid loose items such as plastic bags, laptops, handbags. Everything must be stored in the two items of luggage. Cases must be clearly labelled.
To reach Olot, you may travel via Girona. Girona is just 98 km north of Barcelona, and can be reached by bus, train, plane or car.
Girona Airport has may flights connecting to Spain and Europe. See destinations here.
From Girona Airport, take a bus to the city. It takes 25 minutes and costs 2.75 €.
The train to Girona leaves from Barcelona Sants Station. If you arrive in at Terminal 1, take the free shuttle bus to Terminal 2 and then take the train to Barcelona Sants and then the train to Girona. The high-speed train AVE takes under 40 minutes and costs around 15 €.
A taxi from Barcelona Airport to Girona would take around 1 hour at a cost of around 150 €.
Bus to Olot
You can take the bus (1 hour - 8€) from Girona to Olot Bus Station with TEISA. The same company also runs a service (2 hours - 17 €) from Barcelona to Olot. From the bus station to the Hotel Can Blanc is a 3 km taxi ride.
IberoCycle can also organise transfers as follows:
Olot - Girona Airport - 105 € per vehicle up to 4 pax and then 15 € for each additional person up to 8.
Olot - Barcelona Airport - 240 € per vehicle up to 4 pax and then 15 € for each additional person up to 8.
Olot - Girona - 90 € per vehicle up to 4 pax and then 15 € for each additional person up to 8.
Sant Feliu de Guíxols - Barcelona Airport - 175 € per vehicle up to 4 pax and then 15 € for each additional person up to 8.
Sant Feliu de Guíxols - Girona Airport - 60 € per vehicle up to 4 pax and then 15 € for each additional person up to 8.
Girona - Sant Feliu de Guíxols - 70 € per vehicle up to 4 pax and then 15 € for each additional person up to 8.
Olot - Sant Feliu de Guíxols - 130 € per vehicle up to 4 pax and then 15 € for each additional person up to 8.
The ride is designed for families with children. Distances are short and the riding is along the old railway line know as El Carrilet which has now been converted into a popular cycle path, thus making this tour absolutely ideal for smaller children.
The last few years have seen a revolution in the use of e-bikes. We now offfer e bikes on absolutely all of our rides. There are of course multiple advantages to using one on a bike tour:
The difficulty level is lowered by a grade. Thus an intermediate level tour becomes an easy tour as the motor assists pedalling.
The distance you can cycle on each day is effectively "reduced". Longer distances become accessible to a greater range of riding abilities.
Ability levels between riders on the same tour are levelled out as riders can choose an e-bike to enable them to keep up with stronger riders.
No more worrying about the hills!
So if you are in any doubt about whether a particular tour might be too challenging for you, then take the e-bike option. You can still get a good workout by keeping the pedal assistance level low. E-bikes are now available on all of our tours. And many have both the standard e-bike and also the road e-bike.
|Self Guided / per person
|Standard Catalonia Family 2024