Biking on a budget
 

Bike on a budget

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Dates: 1st April – 31st October 2017

Introduction
Live like a local on this budget friendly tour based in the small seaside town of Palamos, 90 minutes from Barcelona and only 35 minutes from Girona airport. The surrounding area offers hundreds of kms of designated cycle trails and some of the most spectacular coastline on the Costa Brava.

Your accommodation for the next 7 nights is based in a beautifully restored apartment in the heart of the old quarter. It comprises of 2 bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin room, (perfect for families or 2 couples sharing) lounge with small terrace, well equipped kitchen, shower room, air conditioned, WIFI and Free View TV. There is a communal roof terrace with sea views and a private seating area which makes it ideal for evening dining when the sun has gone down.

Palamos

 


Day1:
Collect from Palamos bus station. Welcome meeting and tour briefing at local bodega. Walking orientation of local tapas bars, restaurants, including the best place to eat breakfast at €3.50 including freshly squeezed orange!

Day 2:
Circular route via La Fosca and the vineyards of Calonge

Level:
Easy
Distance
18.5km

Day 3: Old Carrilet railway. Today you will be dropped off along the old carrilet railway just outside Cassa de la Selva which meanders down towards the sea passing Platja d’ Aro, great for shopping, and on to Palamos.

Level: Easy/Moderate
Distance: 35.1 km

Day 4: This morning your guide will collect you and take you to the local market where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the local cuisine and to sample some local produce.This afternoon cycle to the pretty bay of Castells where you can snorkel or we can arrange sea kayaking (available May to Sept).

Level: Easy
Distance: 11.0 km

 

Cassa de la Selva

Market

 

Day 5: Your cycle today takes you to the pretty former fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell with several tiny coves to swim from and some great cafes overlooking the sea.

Level: Easy/Moderate
Distance: 29.0 km

Day 6: Medieval Villages. You will meet at the Cycle Centre and be taken to the medieval villages starting in the hilltop village of Pals, Your route takes you through some of the best examples of perfectly preserved medieval villages including Fontclara, Palau Sator and Peratallada. Cycle back to Palamos.

Level: Moderate
Distance: 35.5 km

Day 7: Lazy day. Perhaps back to Castells Beach for a swim or just along the front to Sant Antoni. Late afternoon you can watch the fishermen bring in their catch to Palamos and visit the fish auction.

Day 8: Depart by express bus back to Girona or Barcelona.

Price

LOW

MID
HIGH
2 persons
€545pp
€595pp
€645pp
4 persons
€375pp
€425pp
€475pp




LOW - April October
MID - May June September
HIGH - July August
*PP = Per person

 

fish auction

 


What’s included

• 7 nights self catering accommodation in 2 bedroom apartment
• 21 speed hybrid bikes including helmets, water bottles, locks, panniers, route map, information sheet.
• Collection from Palamos bus station on arrival.
• Welcome meeting over a glass of Cava in local tapas bar.
• Collection on day 3 to start the Old Carrilet railway route.
• Collection on day 6 to start the Medieval villages route.
• Services of a Cycle Catalan guide throughout your tour.
• Guided tour of local market and local produce tasting.

What’s not included.
• Private transfer from Girona airport (cost €45)
• Travel Insurance



 



 

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