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Catalonia cycling
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Bike Tour: Catalonia cycling - 5 days

La Garrotxa Natural Park will surprise you with its faboluos volcanic formations along with the gentle hills of the countryside area. In this lanscape many world-class cyclists train in winter time, taking advantage of the good weather days. You will spend some days in Olot, at a comfortable rural hotel with private swimming pool just a few steps away from one of the best restaurants in La Garrotxa. The perfect base for some excellent cycling. The last part of your cycling trip will take you along a `Via Verde´, a converted railway cycling path, to reach the town centre in Gerona. This charming city has a beautiful Medieval centre with an impressive cathedral, the colourful traditional houses along the river are worth a visit.

E-bikes are available in this tour!

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Route
Day 1: Arrival in Olot
Day 2: Cycling in the Natural Park of La Garrotxa
Day 3: Choice of cycling routes from Olot
Day 4: From Olot to Girona
Day 5: End of programme

Day 1:    Arrival in Olot

Arrival at your beautiful rural accommodation with private swimming pool. The perfect base for your cycling routes in the next few days. And just steps away from the hotel, one of the best restaurants in all of La Garrotxa.

Challenge: Travel to Cataluña and arrival in Olot.

Day 2:    Cycling in the Natural Park of La Garrotxa
25 km

Today you have a cycling route to explore the Natural Park of La Garrotxa. Explore intriguing landscapes, while riding through gorgeous beech woods, past agricultural fields and among ancient lava flows, then on to enchanting villages. Optional walking routes to visit natural and historical monuments.

Challenge: 25 km,  270 m ascent.

Villages along the way: Olot, Sta. Margarida, Sant Privat d'en Bas

Day 3:    Choice of cycling routes from Olot
11 km

Today you'll choose between three tours available. Explore intriguing landscapes, while riding through gorgeous beech woods, past agricultural fields and among ancient lava flows, then on to enchanting villages. 

Challenge: 11 - 48 km, 150 - 350 m ascent. 

Villages along the way: Olot, Sta. Margarida, Sant Privat d'en Bas

Day 4:    From Olot to Girona
60 km

The cycling route today follows a converted railway bike path, the `Via Verde´, from Olot to the medieval town centre of Girona. Enjoy the green rural scenery which gives way to a lovely city with its imposing cathedral and colourful houses along the river.

Challenge: 60 km, 150 m ascent.

Day 5:    End of programme

Today after breakfast, your arrangement comes to an end, leaving you with a wonderful sensation and plans to return to this beautiful area some day.

Challenge: Travel from Girona.

 

 

accommodation

All hotels of this trip are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite.

You can find the standard hotels of this trip. If a hotel is fully booked, then we will book a similar one for you and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra overnight: You can book additional night(s) at any of the accommodations along the way.

Mas Can Blanc (Olot)
Mas Can Blanc (Olot)

Can Blanc is an 19th century "masía" (ctraditional cottage house). It was completely resotred to provide its facilities with the maximum comfort. It also has a wide terrace, a private swimming pool, a garden area of 8,000 m2 and a private parking area. 

www.canblanc.es

Hotel Historic
Hotel Historic (Girona)

Located in the very heart of Girona´s old town, next to the cathedral and near Sant Domènec square. This hotel is a mix between history and modernity; the building has foundations from Roman times, 11th century walls, and has been renovated preserving the spirit of the time adding the comfort and elegance of modern times. 

www.hotelhistoric.com

practical info

The nearest airports to La Garrotxa are: Girona (GRO) and Barcelona (BCN).

Arrival in Olot:

From Girona airport (GRO) there is a good bus connection to Girona bus station (Line 607, 30min trip), and from there you continue your trip by bus to Olot (see time tables at www.teisa-bus.com). 

From Barcelona airport El Prat (BCN) . After taking airport satellite bus, from Barcelona city center you can travel first by train to Girona and then continue by bus to Olot. There is also a bus service from Barcelona airport via Girona airport to Girona city centre (Line 602. check www.sagales.com)

Departure from Girona:

To Girona airport (GRO) you can go by bus from Girona bus station (city centre) (line 607, check www.sagales.com)

To get to Barcelona airport El Prat (BCN) you can go from Girona by bus (line 602 vía Girona airport) or by train from Girona to Barcelona Sants station (1,5 hrs). Check timtables at www.renfe.com

Private taxi transfers from/to Barcelona airport or Girona airport can be booked through Spanish Bike Tours.

Bikes

HIBRID BIKES RENTAL

Comfortable mountain bikes (Conor) with 18 gears, lugagge carrier, repair kit, pump and lock. Child seats and children's bikes available on request  

  • Bike model: Connor Malibú
  • Bike type: Hibrid
  • Front fork: SUNTOUR CR-8V
  • Frame: Aluminum 6061 TB
  • Gears:  SHIMANO ALTUS M310 7V
  • Chainwheel: SHIMANO M171 170MM 28/38/48T
  • Brakes: TEKTRO ALUMINIO
  • Suspension: Front
  • Tires: SCHWALBE SILENTO 
  • Frame sizes: M, L, XL (Leyton Conor )

                 Model Connor Malibu              Model Conor Leyton

E-BIKES

  • Bike model: Ecobike elegance
  • Bike Type: E-bike
  • Autonomy: 50-60 km
  • Motor: 250W Brushless
  • Batery: Lithium Polymer 36V-10Ah (3.5 Kg)
  • Charging time: 4-6 hours
  • Gear change: Shimano Tourney Revoshift 6-speed gear change
  • Brakes: Shimano Alivio
  • Weight: 23 kg

    

Included

4 nights accommodation

2 good family-run hotels, rooms with en-suite bathrooms

4 breakfasts

Luggage transport on Day 4

Detailed route information and maps

24/7 telephone assistance

GPS tracks are available

  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement

Private taxi transfers from/to Barcelona airport or Girona airport can be booked 

Not Included

  • Lunches and dinners: there are excellent restaurants near the accommodations.
  • Bicycle rental
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, entrance fees, gratuities, etc.
  • Transport to the first and from the last accommodation
  • Tourist tax

Extras

  • Extra nights can be booked at either of the accommodations. We recommend the rural accommodation in Olot for those who want to extend their cycling experience or spend a day resting by the swimming pool. The hotel in Girona makes a perfect base for exploring the city of Girona or making an excursion to Barcelona by train.

 

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