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Medieval Villages and Coastal Paths – Short Tour

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Short Cycling Tour
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4 nights'/ 5 days
Availability : 1st April – 31st October 2018
Girona/Barcelona
Min Age : 10+
Tour Details
Difficulty Level: Easy/Moderate

This 5 day tour is designed to give you an overview of this unique part of Catalonia.

Baix Emporda has a special atmosphere unlike any other in Spain. The countryside is green and pastoral and the coast rugged and unspoilt.

Your first two nights’ will be based in a small charming boutique hotel on the outskirts of the pretty medieval village of Peratallada perfectly placed to explore the medieval villages. 
www.hotelaatu.com. The second hotel has been chosen to enable you to explore the coastal paths. www.hoteltrias.com.

We can organise a private wine tasting at Mas Eugeni or Mas Oller or Clos d’ Agon. Please enquire for details.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival

Collect from Flaca station (if arriving from Barcelona). Transfer from Girona airport can be arranged.
Tour orientation, maps and bike fitting. Bikes available for use today. There is a very good selection of restaurants to choose from in the village and we provide a list of recommendations.

Day 2Medieval Villages

Tour of the medieval villages including Pubol where you can visit the Dali Gala Castle/Museum. This is a must see exhibition with the famous elephant sculptures in the garden. Return via Corca and Ullastret where you can visit the Iberian settlement. We can organise a private olive oil tasting at Can Solivera. Please enquire for details.

Level: Moderate Distance 46 kms

Day 3Day 3

Leaving Peratallada behind your first stop is the village of Fontclara meaning “clear spring”. Your journey takes you to Pals a magnificent example of a perfectly preserved medieval village. Walk up to el Pedro and admire the church and the viewpoint overlooking the Baix Emporda plain.
Onwards now to the lovely fishing town of Palamos, staying at Hotel Trias, perfectly positioned overlooking the sea.

Level: Easy/Moderate Distance 42kms

Day 4Day 4

First stop La Fosca bay, then on to Castells Beach which is a protected area and wetland attracting migratory birds. To the north of the beach there is the remains of an Iberian settlement. Next head up to the vineyards of Calonge where you can enjoy a wine tasting before returning to Palamos via Sant Antoni de Calonge.

Level: Easy/Moderate Distance 38 kms

Day 5Departure

After breakfast you take the express bus back to Barcelona which is located behind the hotel. Cost €18.
A transfer to Girona airport can be arranged at a small supplement.
We can organise a private wine tasting at Mas Eugeni or Mas Oller or Clos d’ Agon. Please enquire for details.

What's Included
  • 4 nights' accommodation and breakfast in Hotel Aatu and Hotel Trias
  • Lightweight aluminium 21 speed hybrid touring bike including water bottle, helmets, panniers if requested, tool kit and pump.
  • Information pack which includes cycle route maps, your itinerary, fact sheet with restaurants recommendations
  • Emergency numbers and back up assistance
  • Tour and tasting at Mas Eugeni or Mas Oller
  • Tour and tasting at Can Solivera
  • Transfer from Flaca station to the Hotel Aatu
  • GPS, Maps, Locks, Helmets, Panniers
What's Not Included
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entrance fees
Prices based on double occupancy
  • LOW SEASON: April & October - €745 pp
  • MID SEASON: May, June , 16th to 30th September - €775 pp
  • HIGH SEASON: July, August, 1st to 15th September - €845 pp
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Booked months ago, in an attempt to help the boys GCSE spanish we came away in a rush with our 2 teenage boys for the Oct half term so hadn’t done much research. Alan and the team were brilliant and paved the way for 3 / 4 glorious days of cycling, eating and exploring. Didn’t expect rural Catalonia to be a Spanish, flat and very quiet CotswoldS Beautiful weather and few climbs made it an easy jaunt through stunning countryside, picking up an olive farms and the Dali museum in Publo. It was so quiet in fact that there weren’t many restaurants open but that didn’t seem to stop us eating like kings. Reached the coast on day 3 to find a town far more chic than we expected. Hotel Trias was stylish and sophisticated ( wouldn’t recommend the in house restaurant for supper though). Great tips from alan made sure that we found the quiet local beaches and quality beach restaurants. Day 5 was off to Barcelona and again Cycle Catalan sorted out our train, hotel in Barca and cycle tour of the city. Thanks team for a brilliant break.

Sophie
Lemington Spa