Catalonia self guided cycling holiday, Spain

“Our only self-guided cycling holiday in Catalonia that is available all year round. With luggage transferred. And good price, too.”


Peralada | Monastary of Santa Maria, Vilaberton | Medieval village of Castello D’Empuries | Aiguamolls Natural Park | Free day Cadaqués | Walled coastal settlement of Sant Martí d'Empúries | Greek and Roman ruins at Empúries

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.

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Departure information

Available all year round on any day to suit and can be tailor-made and adapted to your requirements
Our top tip:
Learn a few phrases in Catalan as you are really in rural Catalonia now.
Trip type:
Self-guided with itinerary.
Activity level:
Easy to moderate. 4 hours cycling per day.
4* country hotels.
Accommodation, breakfasts, transfers, some meals, hybrid bike hire, luggage transfers, maps and itinerary, 24 hour local support.
Plenty of cafes en route, but option to half board.
Solo travellers welcome. Surcharge for single room.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

With 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.

The Impacts of this Trip

Our 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.


33 Reviews of Catalonia self guided cycling holiday, Spain

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2017 by

Traveling with our friends. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2014 by

Loved 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

What 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

It was well organised. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2013 by

Loved 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

10 out of 10, it was a great experience, exactly what I was looking for. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2013 by

Excellent, 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

The 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

It 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

Splendid. An unforgettable experience. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2012 by

We 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

The 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

The 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

The 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

Just 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 28 Feb 2011 by

Most memorable was biking through the beautiful historical medieval villages... Spectacular with wonderful memories! Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2011 by

The sunny weather, the lovely accommodation and the great food cooked by Miguel were the most memorable parts of the holiday. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2011 by

Approaching San Pere Pescador, tired and a little sore it has to be said, we emerged from the campsite situated on the beach front. Having meandered, oblivious to the outside world, through the beautiful and quiet National Park we were met by a sudden unexpected fantastic spectacle of colour and activity. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Oct 2011 by

It 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

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2011 by

Very good. Don't hesitate - the cycling is very manageable. You get to see and do things on a bike that you will never do in a car or bus. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2011 by

Most memorable was visiting places on the bike that you would not normally see if you visited by car. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2011 by

Most memorable? The non stop enjoyment of cycling through the countryside and the laughter shared with my daughter! Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Jul 2011 by

This tour gave us the opportunity to see some beautiful villages and countryside of Catalonia while cycling on trails. It felt like it was our world!...It exceeded our expectations. Would recommend it to those who like to cycle trails, and be independent. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Jul 2011 by

Superb - if there was a 4.5* score I'd give it. If you want an interesting holiday with some activity then this is for you. As well as this, the surroundings, food and wine are just great. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Jul 2011 by

It was our first cycling holiday & based on this experience we will certainly be having another cycling holiday. An excellent week’s holiday which was extremely well balanced & organised with some lovely food as well!! Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2011 by

My daughter and I really enjoyed our week cycling in Catalonia. Very good guesthouses chosen where the people were really welcoming. Excellent comfy, reliable bikes, and attentive organiser. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 May 2011 by

This was a totally enjoyable holiday from start to finish. High quality bikes with suspension and soft saddles were a joy to ride...Steve and Maria went out of their way to ensure we had a good time. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 May 2011 by

A wonderful few days which I would gladly repeat. Well organised with charming accommodation. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 May 2011 by

Excellent in the attention to detail to make life easy and quality of the simple but lovely accommodation. Cycling along aside fields of poppies was most memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 May 2011 by

The area that we cycled through was really beautiful and being on a bike was a great way of seeing it. On top of this, the local food was fantastic and the people were really friendly. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 May 2011 by

We had a wonderful time. The hotels were very comfortable with helpful staff. We saw rural Spain in a way we have never been able to do before. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Apr 2011 by

The Natural park of Aiguamolls where we spotted dozen of breeding storks was the most exciting part...Most wonderful. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2011 by

Good time had by all 4 of us and well looked after by the holiday operator. Have already brought information back for other friends who are looking for cycling holidays. Read full review

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