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Encounter the beauty of Catalonia's countryside and its rustic towns on this active bike trip. Designed for the weekend cyclist, this itinerary is challenging enough to get the heart pumping but comfortable enough that you can still appreciate the crystal-clear streams, medieval walled cities, and stunning Mediterranean coastlines of the Pyrenees. Journey across volcanic landscape to ancient towns where you can recharge with culinary delicacies before winding down on the beaches of the Costa Brava. Experience the beauty of Catalonia and cycle through its heart.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 126562
  • Starts: Barcelona, Spain
  • Finishes: Barcelona, Spain
You will Visit
  • Barcelona

Itinerary

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Day 1: Barcelona

If you arrive early, spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Spain's second largest city, known worldwide for its dynamic atmosphere and exciting style.

For nightlife, the highest concentration of young and beautiful locals dancing the night away – both in the bars and on the street – can be found near the intersection of Santaló and Mariano Cubi streets. Here you can always find good music, good drinks, and lots of fun. Another good nightlife spot for meeting the fashionable locals of Barcelona is on the Plaza Francesc Maciá.

Additional Notes:
Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Barcelona/Olot (1B)

Take the Bici Carril, a former railway line that has been transformed into a bicycle route, which leads all the way from the Pyrenees as far as the Mediterranean Sea.

Enter into the Catalan Pyrenees proper, where most of the trip is spent.

Included Activities:
Catalonia Cycling Excursion

Transport:
Train (2.00 hour(s))

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Day 3: Olot (1B)

Enjoy time to explore this lovely village and choose from the many optional activities available in the area.

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Day 4: Olot/Girona (1B)

Many bars and restaurants line Girona's Calle la Força in the centre of the old city. The areas that surround the Rambla, Libertan, and Plaça del Vi are two of the best areas to grab a bite in the afternoon since they have ample outdoor seating. Another little enclave of restaurants with good menús del dia is over the river in Plaça de la Independencia.

Included Activities:
Catalonia Cycling Excursion

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Day 5: Girona (1B)

Walk along the Passeig Arquaeologic, located outside the city walls, for an astounding view of the cathedral's eleventh-century Charlemagne Tower.

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Day 6: Girona/Sant Feliu de Guíxols (1B)

Go for a swim or walk on the beach at the end of an active day. Be sure to enjoy some of the great local seafood for the evening meal.

Included Activities:
Catalonia Cycling Excursion

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Day 7: Sant Feliu de Guíxols/Barcelona (1B)

If looking for some less strenuous activities, opt to check out the local museum.

Transport:
Train (2.00 hour(s))

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Day 8: Barcelona (1B)

Depart at any time.

Additional Notes:
Please note: check-out time from the hotel is normally mid-morning, but luggage storage facilities are usually available.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Guided cycling excursions (6-day)
    • All cycling equipment including bicycle
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (7nts)
    • 7 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Local bus, train, bicycle
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Cycle through glorious countryside
  • Learn about Catalan culture and customs
  • Savour tapas and local wines.