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7 nights'/ 8 days
Availability : 1st April – 31st October 2018
Min Age : 10+
Tour Details
Difficulty Level: Easy/Moderate

Palamos has all the ingredients for creating a dream activity holiday. The surrounding area offers an undeveloped coastline, beautiful beaches with crystal clear water, and hundreds of kms of designated cycle trails. This tour includes a morning’s sea kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling and a sailing trip on the beautiful yacht, Pepa Banderas. Your base for the next 7 nights’ is a luxury fully restored townhouse in the centre but only a ten minute walk to some of the best beaches on the Costa Brava. 

Accommodation comprises of lounge with balcony,3 bedrooms, (two with balconies),2 double and 1 twin room, 3 bathrooms, large utility room, small exterior patio, herb garden, 1 large fully equipped kitchen open to dining room and patio. Large roof terrace with kitchen and heated plunge pool, garage for bikes. Full air conditioning throughout, Free View TV and WIFI. Palamos has a lovely old quarter famous for its tapas bars and many restaurants all within 3 minutes of the house.


Day 1 Arrival

You will be collected from Palamos bus station if arriving from Barcelona. A private transfer can be arranged from Girona airport at a small supplement. Welcome meeting, tour briefing and bike fitting over a glass of Cava.

Day 2Day 2

Circular bike route exploring the foothills of the Gavarres and the vineyards.

Level: Easy to Moderate
Distance: 26kms

Day 3Day 3

Cycle to Calella de Palafrugell, a pretty former fishing village with quaint cobbled streets and 4 small sandy bays, perfect for your paddle board experience! Jordi your guide will be there to meet you and give you your equipment and some tips on how to get started. Relax on the beach before heading back to Palamos by bike.

Day 4Day 4

Explore the coastal paths before enjoying some snorkelling off the rocks around the bay of La Fosca. Equipment and an underwater camera is provided.

Day 5Day 5

Head over to the bay of Castells one of the last remaining totally unspoilt beaches on the Costa Brava. We have booked you a two hour sea kayaking session to explore the coastline and some of the amazing rock formations. It’s ideal for snorkelling so pack your gear as well as your swimsuit!

Day 6Day 6

Today’s cycle takes you to the medieval villages. You will be collected at 9.30 am and driven to Pals, a perfect example of a fully restored medieval village with great views from the top at El Pedro. You will cycle along quiet roads exploring many of these pretty villages before returning to Palamos by bike later this afternoon.

Level: Easy to Moderate
Distance: 34kms

Day 7Day 7

Cycle to Castells bay for some snorkelling. This afternoon we have booked you on a two hour sailing trip on the magnificent sail boat Pepa Banderas which sets sail from the bay of Palamos.

Day 8Departure

After breakfast you take the express bus back to Barcelona or alternatively we can arrange a private transfer back to Girona airport.

What's Included
  • 7 nights' self catering accommodation in luxury restored townhouse in centre of Palamos.
  • Welcome pack with essential items to get you started.
  • 21 speed hybrid bikes, helmets, water bottles, locks, maps, route notes etc.
  • Two hour sea kayaking session
  • Two hour paddle boarding session
  • Snorkelling equipment and underwater camera.
  • Two hour sailing trip on Pepa Banderas or similar
  • Services of a Cycle Catalan guide throughout your trip.
  • Transfer to medieval villages on Day 6
  • GPS, Maps, Locks, Helmets, Panniers
What's Not Included
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Private transfer from Girona airport ( supplement of €45)
Please note that due to the water sports activities this tour is only available from May to September.
  • MID SEASON: 4 Persons - €695
  • HIGH SEASON: 4 Persons - €745
  • MID SEASON: 4 Persons - €595
  • HIGH SEASON: 6 Persons - €645


This is a great option for a family of teenagers. The whole team at Cycle Catalan were brilliant. We particularly enjoyed the cycling route through the medieval villages, rice fields and orchards. We shopped and ate locally and purchased gifts from local producers. We travelled via train- Eurostar then high speed TGV from Paris to Girona. The weather was pretty hot in August, so we recommend starting early and heading to the numerous beaches locally in the afternoon.

Sara Bodey
24th August