Baix Emporda Family Cycling

Baix Emporda Family Cycling

Baix Emporda Family Cycling

Prices

From $825USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels, B&B

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Highlights

Discover the beauty of the Catalonian countryside on this 8-day self-guided cycling tour

Pedal through the Baix Empordà, soaking in the tranquillity of the green countryside.

Trace the roots of Catalonia back to pre-Roman times as you explore historical gems in medieval villages.

Pedal fields of sunflowers, pine forests, and endless rolling hills as you discover the unspoiled beauty of this region.

Unwind in a selection of excellent local restaurants following exciting rides, savouring the rich flavours of the region’s food and wine.

The 8-day self-guided Baix Empordà Cycling Tour invites you to explore the countryside of Catalonia at your own pace, enjoying approachable cycling routes that allow you to soak up the marvellous sights and sounds that surround you.

Setting out from Corça, you’ll enjoy spectacular days on the bike, pedalling your way through fields of sunflowers, forests of pine and gorgeous stretches of sandy coastline. Along the way, you’ll encounter relics of the region’s fascinating past, as you explore medieval towns full of historical gems.

Pedal quiet country lanes leading to sleepy fishing villages along the coast. Stop for lunch at a beachfront restaurant serving up local specialties, and of course, the freshest seafood. Enjoy the thrill of a scenic trail, flanked by pristine beaches and the green rice fields of the delta. Ride through the gorgeous villages of Pubol, Pals, Calella, Empuries and many more! Overnight stays in Corça and Peratallada will introduce you to authentic village life, where you’ll find the warmth and charm of Spanish hospitality around every corner.

Combine the indulgence of your love for nature and history on this exciting cycling holiday in the Baix Empordà. Leave the planning to the experts and reserve your spot today!

Baix Empordà Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival

Your Baix Empordà Cycling Adventure kicks off today with a transfer from the Flaça train station to your accommodations in Corçà, where the tour begins.

The evening is yours to settle in as you please.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Corçà
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Scenic Loop from Corçà

Today you’ll become pleasantly acquainted with the beauty of the Baix Empordà!

Pedal your way through small, charming villages and soak in the serenity of the landscapes that surround you. The route unfolds as you pass neat crop gardens and Mediterranean woods, paving your way to the Medieval towns of Monells and Madremanya.

A visit to the castle-museum in Pubol, Salvador Dali’s former residence, which he dedicated to his wife beloved wife Gala, is highly recommended here!

A short cut can be taken to cut today’s distance down to 17 km.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Corçà
Distance
31 km, 200m of ascent, 300m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Cruise from Corçà to Peratallada

This morning you’ll enjoy a thrilling climb through woodlands before the road opens up on flat terrain, guiding you past several pretty hilltop villages.

Breathe in the fresh country air as you cruise to Peratallada.

Tonight, enjoy dinner at one of Peratallada’s 13 excellent restaurants, each serving regional specialties and spectacular local wines.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Corçà
Distance
24 km, 150m of ascent, 175m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Bound for Costa Brava

Peaceful country lanes mark your path this morning as you ride through the regional capital of Pals, then on to Palafrugell, Llafranca, and Calella de Palafrugell.

Enjoy lunch at a beachfront restaurant along the way, and then perhaps check out the Botanical gardens in Cap Riog or explore the valley of Aubi. The Costa Brava is your oyster!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Corçà
Distance
40 km, 150m of ascent, 150m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Explore the Costa Brava

Enjoy a relaxed route flanked by sandy beaches on one side and green rice fields on the other. This morning you’ll cycle the Ter River Delta, enjoying a pleasant ride through the scenic landscape.

If you prefer to rest the legs today, head to the pretty village of Peratallada, perfect for an afternoon of exploring, eating, and laughing!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sant Pere Pescador
Distance
40.5 km, 150m of ascent, 150m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Cycle into the Region of Alt Empordà

Today you’ll ride north into the region of Alt Empordà through mixed forests and picturesque orchards. You can opt to stop at the Empuries Archeological Site, a fascinating ancient Iberian settlement, perched on a hilltop and boasting archeological wonders.

This afternoon stroll the medieval lanes of Torroella de Montgri before continuing the route to arrive at your hotel in Sant Pere.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sant Pere Pescador
Distance
38 km, 200m of ascent, 220m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Visit Figueres, the Dali Museum, and Aiguamolls Natural Park

Your final day of cycling is packed with fascinating explorations!

Ride to Figueres to check out Salvador Dali’s museum, home to stunning pieces of surrealist art.

Up next, you’ll follow the Muga River to Castello d’Empuries, another fascinating medieval town perfect for exploring.

The final section of today’s ride will have you navigating the gorgeous paths of Aiguamolls de l’Emporda Natural Park, full of wetlands home to a majestic seasonal waterbird colony.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sant Pere Pescador
Distance
37 km-53 km, 125m/225m of ascent, 125m/225m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Departure

Your cycling adventure in Catalonia comes to an end this morning following breakfast. Time to say farewell and depart!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Baix Empordà Cycling Tour Prices and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour of the Baix Empordà is always run as a private tour for your group and the price per person depends on the number of people staying in one room, as well as the season.

Prices below are per person.

Departures from April 10th to June 11th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,350USD per person
  • Price per person in a single room (groups of 2+): $1,250USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $925USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a twin room: $825USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $825USD per person

Departures from June 12th to July 26th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,550USD per person
  • Price per person in a single room (groups of 2+): $150USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $925USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a twin room: $1,025USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $875USD per person

Departures from July 27st to August 31st:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,650USD per person
  • Price per person in a single room (groups of 2+): $1,550USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $1,075USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a twin room: $975USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $950USD per person

Departures from September 1st to 9th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,550USD per person
  • Price per person in a single room (groups of 2+): $150USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $925USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a twin room: $1,025USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $875USD per person

Departures from September 10th to 24th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,350USD per person
  • Price per person in a single room (groups of 2+): $1,250USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $925USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a twin room: $825USD per person
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $825USD per person
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Accommodation on the Baix Empordà Cycling Tour

This tour is based in a 3-star hotel and a 3-star B&B.

All accommodations offer private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, basic amenities, and breakfast.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $495USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible. The price listed for solo travellers includes the required supplement.

Casa Matilda in Corca

This gorgeous 15th-century stone building has been restored into a lovely rural hotel, preserving the original charm and elegance of the building.

Hotel El Cau del Papibou in Peratallada

This recently renovated hotel, located in a restored 12th-century building, boasts excellent rooms with tons of natural light and unique amenities.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Baix Empordà Cycling Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included on this tour.

Transportation during the Tour

A transfer on Day 1 from the Flaça train station to Corçà is included, as well as a transfer on Day 8 from Sant Pere Pescador to the Figueres train station. Luggage transfers according to the itinerary are also included.

Also Included

  • Detailed maps and routes in English
  • Phone assistance between 8 am and 9 pm

Not included

  • Flights to and from Spain
  • Transfers between the airport and the train station
  • Visas if required
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Fees not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental:
    • Hybrid bike: $225USD
    • E-Bike: $395USD
  • Activities and excursions unless otherwise mentioned as included
  • Single room upgrades
  • Solo traveller supplements
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Baix Emporda Family Cycling

How hard is the Baix Empordà Cycling Tour?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. The route is mainly flat with some minor hills. The daily distance covered ranges from 30 km to 50 km. While you should be comfortable on a bike, you’ll be riding a hybrid bike or an e-bike, which make the rides easier.

Do I need a visa to travel to Spain?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Baix Empordà Cycling Tour?

7 breakfasts are included on this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover cycling. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Corçà to start this tour?

You can fly into Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO) or Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN). Take a train from the airport stations to Flaça Train Station. From here, a transfer will pick you up and take you to your first accommodations.

Where does the Baix Empordà Cycling Tour end?

The tour ends in Sant Pere Pescador. A transfer will take you to Figueras, where you can take the train to whichever airport you are flying out of.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process. You can rent either a hybrid or e-bike.

What does the bike rental include?

Bicycle rental includes a helmet, repair kit, padlock, pump, front and rear luggage rack.

What bike models are available for rental?

The following hybrid bikes are available for rental:

  • Scott Atacama Sport X60 (Men/Women)
  • Scott Sporster Comfort 20 (Men)
  • Scott Sporster Comfort 20 (Women)
  • Scott Sub Sport (Women)

The following e-bikes are available for rental:

  • E-BIKE GIANT Prime E+ 3Disc LDS
  • E-BIKE Scott E-SUB Comfort Unisex
  • E-BIKE Scott E-SUB Active Unisex

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes, you can bring your own bike. Please ensure it is suitable for the demands of the tour.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Spain?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Spain?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Spain for this tour?

The best time to travel to Spain for this tour is the early summer (June) and early autumn (September) when the weather is warm and generally dry but not uncomfortably hot for cycling.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 2/5. The route is mainly flat with some minor hills. The daily distance covered ranges from 30 km to 50 km. While you should be comfortable on a bike, you’ll be riding a hybrid bike or an e-bike, which make the rides easier.


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