Catalonia holiday, cycling and relaxation

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Environment
We believe that you can discover a lot more about an area by bike! You can experience the natural beauty of Catalonia with minimum impact to the environment. Our cycle tours are aimed at people looking for an authentic travel/holiday experience. Our local knowledge and love of the area ensures that guests are introduced to the areas of natural interest as well as the local history and customs. This benefits the community directly as well as the local tourist tax which goes in to creating new cycle trails and walking paths as well as preserving the areas of natural interest. Our new Cycle Centre blends in with the old medieval village of Calonge which is typically Catalan and not particularly a tourist destination. We have employed local craftsmen to build our houses in a traditional style and have sourced some beautiful local materials. We have installed solar panels which heats the water , have a recycling bin area and a composter.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

We sponsor an organic vegetable allotment with seeds and tools. It provides freshly grown produce weekly to the local Red Cross in Palafrugell. Volunteers distribute the vegetables along with other essential food items to people in the local community who are under severe financial pressure mainly due to the current high levels of unemployment.
Every tour promotes local producers and markets as well as small family run restaurants and hotels. We have built up an excellent network of visits to Can Solivera an organic olive oil producer, Mas Eugeni, a Calonge based vineyard and market garden, La Vinyeta a small vineyard and olive oil producer run by Josep Serra Pla and his graphic designer brother who creates the most imaginative labels. Can Serra, a third generation wine shop run by Enrique Serra whose knowledge of Emporda wines is immense.
The museum de confitura owned by Georgina Regas who started up her little jam factory seven years ago after making great marmalade from her lemon tree. The fish museum which was rebuilt after it was bombed in the Civil war. Most tours offer a visit to the fish auction, fish museum or a cookery class/ demonstration.

Every two years we host a Burns Supper or St Andrews night to introduce local people to Scottish cultural activites and traditions.

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Reviewed on 26 Jul 2019 by

Every day was memorable. Cycling through sunflower and rice fields, arriving at gorgeous medieval villages and lovely beaches. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2019 by

Wonderful, 10 out of 10. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2017 by

We particularly enjoyed the cycle route through the medieval villages, which goes past orchards and rice fields too. The whole team were great. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2016 by

The last night, when we walked back along the beach from an excellent restaurant in Santa Antoni. There were live bands, dancing and warm, happy people everywhere. The perfect end to one of the best holidays ever. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2015 by

Excellent - beautiful accommodation, spotlessly clean and with lovely extra thoughtful touches. The bicycles were perfect - very comfortable and trustworthy. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2014 by

We all had a brilliant time and I can't thank Alan and Vivian enough for the warm welcome we received and the thoughtfulness they demonstrated while we were there. They are super hosts and really did think of everything we might have needed. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2014 by

It was an unexpected delight. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anybody. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2014 by

Fantastic apartment. Great introductory cycling with interesting routes and very well supported by Alan and Vivian. Read full review

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