4 independent reviews for Self guided cycling holiday Catalonia, Spain

Reviews for Self guided cycling holiday Catalonia, Spain

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review 27 Jul 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Attending a Cuban style music concert at 10 pm on the beach at Palamos; listening to the Catalan national anthem with white hankies waving, and cycling back to Calonge after midnight!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

This holiday worked well for our family of two adults and two teenagers. The house at Calonge was perfect and the pool a big hit. The Festival was on in Calonge when we arrived, making for interesting things to enjoy over the weekend - puppets, concert in the castle grounds and a firework display. We enjoyed the cycle rides though probably would think again about cycling to Cape Rough on our day off as it turned out to be the hottest of the holiday, but we survived! The beaches were safe and clean; indeed everywhere we went was spotless. Calella was a delight and well worth the cycle but start early before it gets too hot.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We bought our bread from the local baker and the street market, all friendly and helpful. We drank the tap water so no plastic bottles to dispose off. We cycled everywhere - the bikes were extremely comfy - along cycle friendly routes. Even when on roads, the drivers were courteous and considerate, stopping for us at crossings etc. So, yes, we did support the area/environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We viewed our holiday as a success - being met at Gerona by Jordan and transferred to the house worked well. We extended our trip by four nights in Gerona, staying get at a hotel which was recommended by the operator. This worked well and allowed us to get the train to Barcelona for a day - sadly we hadn't appreciated the need to get tickets for the Cathedral in advance so weren't able to go inside. We had a great lunch sitting at one of the more locally frequented lunch cafes and took the tour buses around the city - well worth the expense. If, like us, you like something to do on holiday and for all the family to be happy, then this holiday is an excellent choice. It would be ideal for an Easter break when perhaps less hot for longer cycles.

review 26 Oct 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Visiting a new part of Spain

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

As we wanted a cycling holiday we should have taken our own research. For a 'chill' holiday the accommodation was very good.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Good

review 16 Jul 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

La Rectoria accommodation: comfortable ease, nothing a problem, beautiful rural location, delightful hosts and delicious food.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

If possible get a good map of the Grarroxta area similar to an ordinance survey before setting off to compliment any given maps. If possible take your own water bottle and helmet.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Travelling by cycle reduces environment although as our bags were moved each day anyway maybe this is not true. Always stayed locally ate local produce.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very good

review 15 Aug 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

From a bike you see the country in a way you never can from a car - we saw a huge variety of scenery in just a few days.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

We would definitely recommend this operator to either keen or beginner cyclists - just tell Alan whether you want to do more or less, and he's happy to plan an itinerary for you.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

We stayed in some great small hotels in some stunning settings, run by owners who were really committed to making our holiday special.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We loved the flexibility of this trip - Alan and Vivian were happy to tailor the trip to our needs and always ready to offer advice or ideas. The trip they planned allowed us to see Catalonia and stay in some fantastic places without the hassle of sorting everything out ourselves.

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