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Baix Emporda Explored

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6 nights'/ 7 days
Availability : 1st April – 31st October 2018
Girona/Barcelona
Min Age : 10+
Tour Details
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Following on from the success of our ‘Cycle and Chill tour’ based in our cycle centre in Palamos we are offering ”Baix Emporda” explored for road cyclists.

This tour is based in our luxury town house close to the centre of the vibrant coastal fishing town of Palamos, which is famous for it’s seafood and numerous tapas bars and restaurants, all within a 3-minute walk of the house.

The beautiful sandy beach in Palamos stretches from the fishing port all the way to Playa Torre Valentina, which is just 3 kms from the historic village of Calonge. This is a charming coastline with a series of spectacular rocky coves and breath-taking scenery. 

Self-catering accommodation, sleeping minimum 2 / maximum 6

The accommodation comprises of lounge with balcony, 3 bedrooms (two with balconies) – 2 doubles and a twin, 3 bathrooms, a large utility room, small exterior patio, herb garden, a large fully equipped kitchen which opens to the dining room and a patio. There is a large roof terrace with outdoor kitchen and a heated plunge pool, plus a garage for bikes. Full air conditioning throughout, Free View TV and WIFI, books, games and DVDs.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival

Private transfer from Girona airport or Caldes de Malavella station (if arriving from Barcelona). The property will have a welcome pack with basic supplies and a bottle of wine. On arrival there will be a tour briefing with maps, GPS, information pack and a bike fitting.

Day 2Pals & Torroella de Montgri

From Palamos you will head north to Pals. This village is one of the prettiest and well worth seeing. After your coffee stop head on to Torroella de Montgri. The next 15 Km are level and fast although you may want to stop in Ullastret, another fine example of an early medieval village on the way past. After this you head for home picking up the route back to Palamos where you can have a well earned swim in the sea before returning to the house.

Level : Moderate
Distance 68 km

Day 3La Gavarres

Leaving Palamos, you will head along the coast to Calonge. You will ride through the village of Calonge and climb ‘La Ganga’. This pass goes through the Gavarres, a protected area of great natural beauty. The climb is moderately difficult but the reward is the free run into La Bisbal, the main town of the Baix Emporda province. The route again turns into the woods of the Gavarres and heads to Cassa de Selva and on to Caldes de Malavella famous for Vichy Catalan mineral water before turning for home through Llagostera. One last climb will take you over to Calonge and back along the coast road home.
Level: Moderate to Difficult
Distance: 74 km

Day 4Beach

This is a rest day so you may want to just head to the beach in Palamos for a chill day, or a quick cycle to Mas Eugenes, a local wine producer near Calonge, where you can have a guided tour of the vineyards and do some wine tasting. The fish museum in Palamos is interesting and you can watch the fleet come in with its catch around 4.30. Alternatively we can organise another route if you would like to do more kms.

Day 5The Medieval Villages and Pubol

Today you will be transported into the middle of the ‘medieval village’ area and start from Fontclara. This circular route will take you through some of prettiest villages in Catalonia surrounded by some of the most stunning countryside. Pubol Dali’s wife’s castle will be visited along the way. You will also get a chance to work those legs climbing through Madramanya. A short run takes you back to la Bisbal and then on to Fontclara. Some may even wish to cycle home but transport will be available.

Level: Moderate
Distance 72 km

Day 6The Coastal Road

Heading down to the coast you turn south this time and go through Platja d’Aro then on to Sant Feliu de Guixols. The next section hugs the coastline with some spectacular views before turning inland and heading back to Llagostera. This route can be lengthened to take in Tossa de Mar but this does make for a long day. After Llagostera you climb back up to Romanya de la Selva before enjoying the long free run down to Calonge, and then along the coast road back to Palamos.

Level : Moderate/Difficult.
Distance 65 km

Day 7Departure

Private transfer back to station for Barcelona or Girona airport.

What's Included
  • Private transfer from Girona airport or Caldes de Malavella station
  • 6 nights' accommodation in private townhouse
  • Starter food hamper including cereal, fruit juice, water, butter,tea, coffee etc
  • 27 Speed Cannondale Evo
  • Maps, fact sheets, helmet, locks etc. GPS route system. Transportation with the bikes
  • Beach Towels on day 5
  • Services of Cycle Catalan. Emergency back up and assistance from support vehicle equipped with water and first aid kit. Maps, water bottles/ rucksacks
  • GPS, Maps, Locks, Helmets, Panniers

Please Note: We endeavor to book your first choice of hotels, however occasionally we offer you an alternative hotel of the same standard. You will be notified of any hotel change at the time of booking.

What's Not Included
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entrance fees
  • Tapas tour Palamos
  • Dinner Mas Pou
Prices based on double occupancy
  • Based on 2 sharing: April, May, June, September, October - €775
  • Based on 2 sharing: July & August - €899
  • Based on 4 sharing: April, May, June, September, October - €559
  • Based on 4 sharing: July & August - €625
  • Based on 6 sharing: April, May, June, September, October - €475
  • Based on 6 sharing: July & August - €549
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