Catalonia Family Cycling Adventure

Spain
Biking
Self-Guided
Catalonia Family Cycling Adventure

Catalonia Family Cycling Adventure

Prices

From $450USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Create magical memories on this 8-day family-friendly cycling exploration

Soak in the tranquility of the peaceful green Catalan countryside as you cycle as a family through the Baix Empordà.

Discover fascinating history in the ancient land of Catalonia, originally settled by Iberians in pre-Roman times.

Enjoy a hassle-free beach day of sun and sea with the whole family on the beautiful golden shores of Costa Brava.

Be swept back in time by overnight stays in historical stone guesthouses, chock full of history and brimming with whimsical charm.

Looking for a family-friendly adventure that is approachable, engaging, active, and tons of fun? Check out the 8-day self-guided Catalonia Family Cycling Adventure that invites you to experience the magic of Spain’s Catalan region with the whole family by bike at your own pace.

The carefully selected routes on this tour unfold on a mostly flat and gently rolling terrain, making for an achievable ride for parents and children alike. Setting out from La Pera, the 8-day cycling adventure will guide you through historic medieval villages, like Monells and Madremanya, lush Mediterranean woods, stretches of beautiful sandy shores lapped by the Balearic Sea, and boundless green countryside. Daily rides range from 17 kilometres to 53 kilometres, with plenty of opportunities for breaks along the way. All routes can be done at your own pace, allowing you the freedom to spend some extra time or less time wherever you want.

Keep the kids engaged as you explore fascinating sites, like the castle museum in Pubol, dedicated to surrealist painter Salvador Dalí’s wife Gala. Challenge the kids to a race to the hilltop, where you’ll discover an ancient archeological site on the outskirts of Peratallada. Play “I spy” surrounded by thousands of colorful birds as you explore the protected wetlands of Aiguamolls.
Exhilarating days on the bike are complimented by restful overnights in comfortable historic accommodationsin La Pera, Peratallada, and Sant Pere Pescador, each full of authentic charm.

Travelling with kids doesn’t have to be chaotic, and neither does trip planning. Book the Catalonia Family Cycling Adventure, and let the experts take care of the details, allowing you to focus on enjoying the adventure trip of a lifetime with the whole family in Spain!

Catalonia Family Cycling Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive

Your Catalonia Family Cycling Adventure begins with a transfer from Flaça train station to your accommodations in La Pera.

Get settled into your accommodations and soak in the beautiful scenery that surrounds you with the Gavarres massif as your beautiful backdrop and a nearby beach, you’ll receive a warm welcome here, courtesy of Catalonia’s stunning natural beauty.

Overnight Location
Hotel in La Pera
Distance
None
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Cycle the Villages of the Baix Empordà

Today, the beauty of the Baix Empordà will rope you into its pleasant ambience as you cycle traditional villages and spectacular landscapes.

Your route, peppered with crop gardens and enchanting Mediterranean woods, will guide you through the lovely medieval village centers of Monells and Madremanya.

Opt to visit the castle museum in Pubol, Salvador Dalí’s former residence, which he dedicated to his beloved wife Gala.

If you prefer a shorter route to begin your cycling adventure, take a short cut to cut today’s distance down to 17 kilometres.

Overnight Location
Hotel in La Pera
Distance
32km, 300m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 3 Cycle Vast Farmland to Peratallada

The route begins with a short climb through pretty woods before continuing on flat terrain enveloped in picturesque hilltop villages.

Fresh country air and beautiful wide-open farmland characterize the rest of your ride as you cruise to Peratallada.

Tonight, you’ll be spoiled for choice, as Peratallada is home to 13 excellent restaurants serving regional specialties and spectacular local wines (for travellers over 18).

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

Day 4 Cycle the Daro River Delta and Medieval Villages

Today’s route has plenty in store as you set out on quiet, flat, tarmac lanes through the Daro River delta, an area home to vast swamps, rice fields, and snaking irrigation channels.

Several lovely hilltop villages will dot your path, as well as a few welcoming beaches, perfect for a pit-stop to stretch out on the sand and rest the legs. Fontclara and Gualta are excellent villages to visit for a peruse and a bite before continuing the route.

Next up, the wetlands of Les Basses d’en Coll, a beautiful nature reserve home to a myriad of fascinating birds.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Peratallada
Distance
31km, 150m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Explore the Costa Brava

The beautiful coastal region of Costa Brava is yours to explore today. A scenic ride along quiet country lanes sets the tone as you first ride to Calella de Palafrugell, an idyllic fishing village on the coast. Head down to the beachfront for lunch at one of the lovely sea view restaurants, soaking up some beachy rays in the process.

Later, stop and smell the roses on a visit to the beautiful botanical gardens of Cap Roig this afternoon before heading back to Peratalla.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Peratalla
Distance
40.5km, 150m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Cycle Pretty Woodlands to Sant Pere Pescador

North of Peratallada lies a beautiful section of charming woodlands, and your route today takes you right through them. Along the way, you’ll pass a fascinating ancient Iberian settlement perched on a hilltop with archeological wonders to explore. The settlement also grants sensational views of the countryside in all directions.

Further north on the route, you’ll pass the base of the mighty El Montgri massif, a breathtaking sight.

A final stretch along the coast will guide you through a former Greek colony and a small Roman village before navigating gravel tracks through a scenic nature reserve to Sant Pere Pescador, your home for the next two nights.

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

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

Figueres, a village whose name is indistinguishable from Salvador Dalí himself, is the first stop on today’s exciting route. Enjoy a fascinating visit to the surrealist painter’s museum followed by a pleasant stroll along the town’s pedestrian-only street, soaking up the sights and sounds of the lively village.

Back on your bike, you’ll trace the Muga River to Castello d’Empuries, another fascinating medieval town ripe for exploring.

Your final ride is doused in greenery as you navigate the gorgeous paths of Aiguamolls de l’Emporda Natural Park, wetlands home to a seasonal waterbird colony.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sant Pere Pescador
Distance
53km, 125m of ascent, 125m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 8 Depart

Your cycling adventure in Catalonia comes to an end this morning after breakfast. With memories that the whole family will cherish, check out of your accommodations and head to the airport to depart.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Catalonia Family Cycling Adventure Price and Dates

This self-guided family cycling tour to Spain 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 March 1st to 31st:

  • Price per solo traveller: €695EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €425EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room (group of 4+): €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (group of 5+): €450EUR

Departures from April 1st to 10th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €725EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €575EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €475EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room (group of 4+): €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (group of 5+): €450EUR

Departures from April 11th to 16th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €695EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €575EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room (group of 4+): €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (group of 5+): €450EUR

Departures from April 17th to May 20th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €695EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €425EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room (group of 4+): €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (group of 5+): €450EUR

Departures from May 21st to 26th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €725EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €575EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €475EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room (group of 4+): €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (group of 5+): €450EUR

Departures from May 27st to June 8th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €695EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €425EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room (group of 4+): €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (group of 5+): €450EUR

Departures from June 9th to 20th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €725EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €575EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €475EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room (group of 4+): €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (group of 5+): €450EUR

Departures from June 21st to July 27th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €695EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €575EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room (group of 4+): €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (group of 5+): €450EUR

Departures from July 28th to August 31st:

  • Price per solo traveller: €825EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €625EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €495EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €475EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room (group of 4+): €495EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (group of 5+): €475EUR

Departures from September 1st to 9th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €725EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €575EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €475EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room (group of 4+): €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (group of 5+): €450EUR

Departures from September 10th to 30th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €695EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €425EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room (group of 4+): €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (group of 5+): €450EUR

Departures from October 1st to 7th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €725EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €575EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €475EUR
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: €450EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room (group of 4+): €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room (group of 5+): €450EUR
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Accommodation on the Catalonia Family Cycling Adventure

This tour is based in 2-star, 3-star, and 4-star hotels. The 4-star hotels offer modern amenities and pleasant rooms with ensuite bathrooms and great locations. The 2-star and 3-star hotels offer basic amenities, comfortable rooms with ensuite bathrooms and great locations.

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

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
It is possible to stay in a single room, when travelling with your group and the prices in Dates and Prices include all the supplements necessary. Please note, that this tour is not available for solo travellers.

Can Massa in La Pera

This charming accommodation is a revived peasant farmer’s house, complete with its original stables and granaries in the courtyard. Guests can play parlour games and relax by the hearth in this timeless hotel.

Ca l’Anguila in Peratallada

This rural property is comprised of a group of 18th-century houses which have been carefully restored into charming hotel accommodations and is equipped with an excellent restaurant and lovely outdoor pool.

Hotel Mas del Joncar in Sant Pere Pescador

Located next to a natural park, river, and beach, guests will enjoy the serene setting of this family-friendly hotel. Jump into the outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees on a hot afternoon.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Catalonia Family Cycling Adventure?

Meals

7 breakfasts and 4 dinners are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights is included on this tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Luggage transport is included in the tour. You will receive transfers from the nearest railway stations at the start and end of the tour, as well as transfers on day 3 and day 6. Your bike rental is not included but can be added for a supplement.

Also Included

  • Detailed maps and routes in English
  • 24-hour phone assistance

Not included

  • Bike rental
  • International flights
  • Visas if required
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Meals or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Airport transfers

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental:
    • Hybrid bike: €95EUR
    • Bike trailer: €95EUR
    • Trailer bike: €95EUR
    • Child’s bike: €95EUR
    • Child’s seat: €25EUR
  • Activities and excursions unless otherwise mentioned as included
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Catalonia Family Cycling Adventure

How hard is the Catalonia Family Cycling Adventure?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. The route contains some hilly areas, but all the routes are kid-friendly and you can take as many breaks as you need. You should be comfortable on the bike for distances up to 53 kilometres in one day.

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 Catalonia Family Cycling Adventure?

7 breakfasts and 4 dinners 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 La Pera to start this tour?

The nearest airport to La Pera is Barcelona Airport (BCN). From Barcelona, you can take a train to Flaça, which takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. From Flaça, you will need to arrange a taxi to reach your hotel. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer in advance as a supplement, or arrange your own private transfer to the airport.

Where does the Catalonia Family Cycling Adventure end?

The tour ends in Sant Pere Pescador. You can take a taxi to Figueras, then take a 2-hour train to reach Barcelona to fly out of Barcelona Airport (BCN). Alternatively, you can book a private transfer in advance as a supplement, or arrange your own private transfer to the airport.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process.

What does the bike rental include?

Bike rental includes an e-bike or hybrid bike, repair kit, pump and lock, km counter and a lateral side bag. Helmets are available on request at an extra cost of 10 EUR.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes, you can bring your own bike.

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 Catalonia for this cycling adventure is during the spring, summer, and early fall when the weather is ideal for outdoor adventures. This tour is available from March to October.

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Prices

From $450USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. The route contains some hilly areas, but all the routes are kid-friendly and you can take as many breaks as you need. You should be comfortable on the bike for distances up to 53 kilometres in one day.


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