Girona province is home to over 60 professional riders and it’s easy to see why. This area is a paradise for cyclists and one of the top road bike destinations in the world. Excellent network of secondary roads offering spectacular scenery. This is a two centre tour based in Girona and then the coastal town of Palamos.
Arrive from Barcelona by train or collection from Girona airport. Stay at the Hotel Carlemany in the centre of town. Welcome meeting and tour briefing over a glass of Cava.
Ascent 650 descent 640 Distance 65kms level Moderate.
Girona is a wonderful compact city with great restaurants. We would suggest dining at Le Bistrot or for a more gastronomic experience NU. We can book the dinner for you in advance.
Leave Girona, 2 climbs El Angels, and La Ganga famous road cycling training route down to coast.
Ascent and descent 970. Level Moderate to Challenging. Distance 72 kms.
Check in to Hotel Trias overlooking the beach and harbour. Tonight we can organise dinner in Fabrica de Gel, they do a great gastronomy menu, the service and food is first class.
Palamos to Estartit and Medieval Villages. This is a lovely circular route that takes you to the coastal town of Estartit famous for its Greek/Roman Ruins of Empuries, then through the beautiful medieval villages where we can organise a wine tasting at Mas Oller on the return leg.
Ascent and descent 450 Level Moderate. Distance 78 kms.
Tonight explore the local tapas bars. We provide you with a tapas guide book and map and you can enjoy the variety of local dishes and excellent local wines from Emporda.
Depart from Palamos to Barcelona by bus or to Girona Airport
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.
The most memorable part of the holiday was the breathtaking beauty of the Costa Brava countryside and the quiet roads. Vivian and Alan gave us wonderful suggestions on places of interest, recommended restaurants and organised a visit to a local vineyard which was great fun! Vivian and Alan helped us with so many details above and beyond our tour.