Catalonia self guided cycling holiday, Spain
Description of Catalonia self guided cycling holiday, Spain
This self guided cycling holiday in Catalonia reveals this region’s most beautiful landscapes and routes. Cycle along the ‘wild coast’, with its long, sandy beaches. Pedal inland through the Aiguamolls Nature Reserve, home to an array of seabirds and songbirds. Follow beautiful trails that offer long views into the Pyrenees and hop off your bike to explore Romanesque and gothic buildings, pretty medieval villages and the Greek and Roman ruins of Empuries. The wonderful food and drink local to this part of Spain is another treat so, after a day in the saddle, enjoy a hearty meal and delicious wine, produced by the vineyards you pass on your bike.
This self guided eight day holiday is designed with an itinerary, but you can tailor make it to your interests. Bikes are included and 24 hour local support included. Cycle routes are typically easy to moderate, involving around four hours’ cycling, but you are free to cut routes short and spend a day on the beach instead. There is also a free day factored in, for time relaxing on the coast or perhaps a visit to Dali’s house in Cadaqués or the Dali Museum in Figueres.
This holiday is perfect for families, couples and small groups. Luggage is transferred for you, with accommodation in family run country hotels. This region is only 40 minutes from Girona and thanks to the new AVANT (high speed rail link), it can be reached in just 53 minutes from Barcelona.
Note: The timescales on the cycle routes do not include breaks or visits to attractions.
16 Reviews of Catalonia self guided cycling holiday, Spain
Reviewed on 19 Sep 2017 by Deborah BeauchampTraveling with our friends. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Apr 2014 by Beth from CanadaLoved the fact that this worked so well for my husband and I - he's a serious recreational cyclist and I'm an avid cyclist but more casual in my approach. We're '50 something's' and found this all very enjoyable. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Jan 2014 by Claire HermolleWhat a fantastic holiday! Cycling each day down a new route, through vineyards, small hamlets, to the beach! A holiday quite different to anything we had both been on before. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Sep 2014 by Jane CowardIt was well organised. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Dec 2013 by Amy ShannonLoved it! There were many memorable moments: views of the Mediterranean from the Cap de Creus Park, hike to San Pere de Rodes, delicious food at every turn, nifty Romanesque churches at seemingly every cross-road….I could go on Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Nov 2013 by Justin Bonetto10 out of 10, it was a great experience, exactly what I was looking for. Read full review
Reviewed on 30 Jul 2013 by Elizabeth CharltonExcellent, far exceeded our expectations. Has to be one of our best holidays. The best parts were the contrasting spectacular scenery and cycling through the Aiguamolls National Park. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Nov 2013 by John BurkartThe holiday was exactly what we were looking for to complement our other travels in Spain. Everything worked out well: equipment, directions, and lodging. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Nov 2013 by Mellena BridgesIt was a great trip. It's so nice to be outside doing active things and get away from the typical tourist activities. Steve was very helpful throughout the experience. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Nov 2012 by John WatsonSplendid. An unforgettable experience. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Sep 2012 by Carolyn RogersWe really enjoyed our week and visited some beautiful locations on our bikes. The crew were very friendly and helpful. I would not hesitate in recommending them. The accommodation was excellent and again we were given a very warm welcome. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Sep 2012 by Karen BethuneThe most memorable part was cycling down to the Mediterranean on the 4th day of cycling, the views were fantastic and the tracks and roads were great...Excellent! Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Sep 2012 by John WilkinsonThe most memorable part was going downhill on some of the bumpier tracks was great, it was very exciting. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 May 2012 by Lucy SalterThe owner was really friendly and helpful throughout our stay and it was only a 10 minute walk from the beach. Enjoyed the Catalonian way of life and experienced some wonderful food, drink, cycling and sightseeing during our stay. We would thoroughly recommend to others. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Apr 2012 by Claire WilsonJust cycling around the villages was a great way to see them and experience some of Catalonian life. There wasn't one bit that stood out but thoroughly enjoyable. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Oct 2011 by David DunnIt was great. The area was beautiful for cycling, the accommodation was first class and the operator very well organised. We had not done this kind of holiday before and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Read full review
PlanetWith regards to the environmental impact, all our guests are encourage to respect the local flora, fauna and wildlife and to act responsibly. They cycle on designated paths and make sure no litter is left behind. All of our business waste is recycled where possible through a local community initiative. All communication via fax is done electronically where possible, saving on paper. On arrival our guests are given information on recycling in this part of Spain. They are also given information in the form of a leaflet on how to minimize waste.
PeopleOur self guided cycling holidays in Catalonia and tourism in general has benefited the local community here immensely, without tourism many of the local restaurants, hotels, guest houses and craft shops would not exist, all of which employ local staff. Many of the younger generation have also stayed due to the employment tourism brings to the community.
All of our accommodation is family owned and staffed by locals with their food being sourced locally. As our holidays run out of season they are particularly grateful of our custom.
We also believe our guests give a positive impact on the community. We encourage all our guests to interact with the local community, this gives both the guests and locals the change to interact and embrace each other’s cultural differences. In order to limit the social impact of tourism all are guests are sent information packs about the local customs, religion, politics and history. We encourage our guests to visit local craft shops and to buy any provisions locally.