Cycling holiday in Catalonia, Spain

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This trip can be tailor made. Available April until 7 November
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Responsible tourism: Cycling holiday in Catalonia, Spain

Environment

Each village has at least one recycling point and a general bin area. Unlike the UK we can empty our refuse on a daily basis to a local point. Our office is home based and we endeavour to run a ‘ minimum paper ‘administration and use recycled paper and recycled cartridges. Small rucksacks are provided with the bikes and guests are asked to put all rubbish in it for disposal at the end of the day. Packed lunches are provided in reusable containers and refillable water bottles.

Fresh food is sourced locally, and menus are very much dictated by the seasons, which reduces transportation. Strawberries and peaches only appear on the menu in the summer, and pumpkins, mushrooms, apples and pears are on the table in autumn. Our local bakery produces fresh bread every day from a wood burning oven, free range eggs and chicken are delivered from the smallholdings to the butcher, and weekly markets provide organic produce. Guidelines are given to our guests on arrival regards using the Cycle Network in a responsible manner.

Guidelines for visiting Protected Natural Areas - The Emporda is an area of great natural wealth. Its situation and layout means that it provides a habitat for a number of species which are under threat of disappearing.

There are three areas of special interest that you might want to visit by bike. The Isles de Medes, a tiny archipelago which has a unique flora and fauna system, supporting a lavish marine life, the Aguamolls Natural Park, a wetland home to over300 species of birds, and the Gavarres Natural Park, where wild boar roam through ancient cork, oak, and pine forests.

Community

Our aim is to provide quality self guided and guided tours, enabling our guests to experience the natural beauty of the Emporda region of Catalonia without damaging the environment. The main economy in the area is based around agriculture and tourism. Through our cycling tours we support the local economy by booking directly with locally run and managed hotels and restaurants, including the ‘Turisme Rural' initiative. We support local markets and producers by including visits and tastings by bike on our travels.

This holiday is based in the Baix Emporda a rural community that takes great pride in its heritage. Our tour always includes several visits to local producers.

We believe that experiencing local culture, makes a holiday memorable and worthwhile, and the best way to do it is on a bike! In many ways this strong sense of tradition is what makes this area so unique and worthy of a visit. Unlike some other areas of Spain, the Baix Emporda area of Catalonia is largely unspoilt, has managed to preserve its language and traditions, and has retained its own identity. We feel very privileged to live in such a beautiful place, and would like the opportunity to share the experience with like minded travellers through cycling with us. For next year we have teamed up with the Girona college of tourism to provide a work experience placement for a young Catalan student.

Reviews of Cycling holiday in Catalonia, Spain

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 09 May 2014 by

Great. Would definitely now consider another cycling holiday with this company. We enjoyed the experience of cycling through the countryside and to the beach then stopping off for lunch and a beer. We saw so many lovely places. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2013 by

We all enjoyed it immensely...I think seeing the first medieval village and cycling through the deep countryside were the most satisfying experiences. For others it might have been stopping for the first beer at a village café. Or the fantastic burger and chips in Ripli when we were all tired and hungry. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2013 by

Very good..Cycling through the countryside and to and from the beach. Also the food was fantastic. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jul 2013 by

Very enjoyable....Go visit and eat at the castle hotel in Bispal Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2013 by

This was one of the best family holidays we've had...the best parts were cycling through the gorgeous Catalan countryside along farm tracks and empty roads, wonderful food and wine everywhere we went; a very picturesque coastline; and last but not least the operators, Alan and Vivian, who provided a brilliant service. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2012 by

The most memorable part was the day we cycled to Pals and visited the little tourist and ice cream shop. We then cycled to the beach where we had a wonderful meal and swam in the sea Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2012 by

top rate! great fun and haven't laughed or giggled so much for a long time. we went as a group of 9 people and the variety of countryside/ beach locations chosen by the operatort was perfect. Thank you so much. We're coming back next year! Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2012 by

Loved it! If your looking for activity, scenery and gorgeous food then book it! Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Oct 2012 by

We loved the experience of cycling through ancient stone villages with not a soul in sight, then finding our way into the main square to find bustling cafes doing a brisk trade in tapas and wine! Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2012 by

The most thrilling aspect of the holiday was the beauty of the Catalan countryside. The eccentric brilliance of the jam museum was as much of a surprise as the curiosities of Salvador Dali's Castel Gala-Dali. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2012 by

Vivian and Alan are great hosts and had made an excellent tour in every way...I will recommend it to everyone I know!!! Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2012 by

Everything about this holiday was great and memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2012 by

There is so much to remember about this holiday; we really enjoyed the mixed scenery of forest, countryside and coastal, we loved being able to have an active holiday that the whole family (children & adults) enjoyed, the hospitality we received at Casa Dos Torres was excellent, and it was exciting discovering gorgeous tiny old Spanish villages, packed with charm and very yummy tapas. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Apr 2012 by

The most memorable part was cycling for hours with our daughters, age 10 and 9, with hardly a complaint. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 May 2011 by

Fantastic - all of the accommodations were wonderful and gave us a sense of home away from home. Vivian and Alan helped us with so many details of our planning above and beyond our bike tour, making the experience so enjoyable and rich! Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2011 by

Most memorable was cycling to Castell Pubol - what a gem of a place. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2010 by

We enjoyed our short break and valued the open and friendly welcome of our hosts. We were assured that if at any point the journey the children got too tired Alan would come to the rescue with his car. We were also helped with getting to/from local train station which was great! Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2010 by

The accommodation was great and the food that was included within our holiday was fabulous. We enjoyed staying in a small village and being amongst local Spanish people... The places we cycled to were pretty villages and we saw very few English people Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Sep 2010 by

Fantastic and beautiful accommodation, great hosts who always greeted you on return from your day out or ensured you were happy with your plans for the day, extensive cycling network which wasn’t too demanding with different terrains, lovely breakfasts and 2 super evening meals. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Sep 2010 by

We loved cycling through the countryside to places we wouldn't normally be able to access. The bikes were excellent - and comfortable. The hosts were really welcoming and gave great attention to detail. Read full review

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