This trip is entirely flexible and can be tailored to your requirements. Arrive on any day and stay for as long as you like. This itinerary is just our suggested itinerary.
Arrive in Barcelona or Girona and we will be waiting to take you to the hotel. Check in and relax or explore the wonderful medieval town of Girona. You can pick up your bicycle the day you arrive and your meeting point is located a few hundred meters from a number of great hotels that we use.
We have some amazing gravel rides and the one we suggest for your first day makes use of the extensive network of cycle paths and gravel tracks in the mostly flat area to the south of Girona. This easy loop heads through the farmland and passes the Medieval castle at Brunyola, you can walk inside an authentic Catalan castle, ascend to its north tower and enjoy here magnificent view, as well as the Volc de la Crosa prehistoric Volcano.
The county of Empordá is located to the north of Girona, famous for wine and olive oil production and it is one of the most beautiful landscapes. Dotted with hilltop stone villages, there are many places you can stop for a well earned coffee. This ride includes the village of Verges as its suggested coffee stop. The ride then returns by crossing over the Las Gavarres mountains which is also a nature reserve. There are low hills but steep and short climbs giving yet another view of the region, followed by a decent back to the Girona side and a short spin into town on the greenways cycle path.
This route uses the Routa del Ter cycle route that follows the river Ter, one of the largest and longest rivers in the area as it extends from the Pyrenees all the way to the Mediterranean sea. After leaving the river the route passes through the county of Empordá before entering the mountains of the Las Gavarres nature reserve. The ride then visits the famous Als Angels monastery where coffee can be found, then passes through the mountains to the ruined castle of Sant Miquel, which offers one of the best panoramic views of the area and is only accessible by gravel trail. The ride then descends directly back into the city.
From here, we will provide you with a return airport transfer or alternatively, you can extend your trip to enjoy more gravel cycling in the area.
Girona offers incredible gravel riding. Ride single track gravel paths, climbs and greenways as you immerse yourself in the Catalan countryside. Discover the magic of Girona with its cultural delights and historical treasures as you cycle among the numerous squares, gardens and narrow streets. Girona is a paradise for cyclists. Known as a favourite training place and home for professional cyclists, Girona really does have everything: quiet roads, varied terrain, quality restaurants, a medieval city centre, cafès & a buzzing cycling culture.