A Taste of Catalonia (Catalunya) Cycling

A Taste of Catalonia (Catalunya) Cycling
A Taste of Catalonia (Catalunya) Cycling
A Taste of Catalonia (Catalunya) Cycling
A Taste of Catalonia (Catalunya) Cycling
A Taste of Catalonia (Catalunya) Cycling
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Packed with contrast and variety, this cycling tour takes in unspoilt coastal and inland Catalonia (Catalunya).

This beautiful but gentle route is perfect for first time cyclists. The rides take you through olive groves and peach orchards to sun-drenched villages and picture-postcard fishing ports and pretty bays. The self-guided itinerary and short distances allow you to take everything at a relaxed pace, with plenty of time to soak up the sun on the undeveloped Catalan coast. Your days will end in luxury with our specially selected hotels, including a restored 14th Century castle, all of which boast swimming pools.

Highlights
* Quiet country roads - perfect for first-timers or nervous cyclists * Wide sandy beaches, beautiful bays, traditional fishing ports, sun-drenched villages off the tourist trail * Excellent hotels, all with pools, including 14th century luxury castle * Lovely sea breeze, perfect cycling conditions - never too hot, even in high season * Pretty mediaeval villages to explore en route and on your rest days * Based on our popular 6 night, Contrasts">https://www.headwater.com/holidays/cycling/spain/C06CN.htm">Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling
Destinations
  • Europe
  • Spain
  • Catalonia
  • Catalunya
Tour Types
  • New Cycling Tours
  • Adventure
  • Cycling
  • New Cycling Holidays
Day 1

Arrive at The Gallery Hotel in cosmopolitan Barcelona, a bustling seaside metropolis offering a fascinating blend between old and new. Spend time discovering the modernistic masterpieces of architect Antoni Gaudi, including the awe inspiring Basilica de Sagrada Familia and the Park Guell. Visit the narrow medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter and La Rambla, a broad tree lined promenade, always jostling with activity. Head out to dinner where you will find cuisine for every taste. *Staying at the Gallery Hotel. *



Day 2

Transfer by train to Flaca train station and then a transfer to Hotel Garbi. All Headwater guests are accommodated in rooms with a private balcony and sea view. It's less than 5 minutes' walk to the centre of town where you have so many restaurants to choose from, we've left evening meals up to you.* Staying at the Hotel Garbi. *



Day 3

Your route today passes through the pine forests behind Calella before heading off to peach-coloured Pals, a lovely medieval town with Romanesque church affording stunning views. After lunch, head on through the pretty hamlets of Palau-Sator (where there has been a settlement since Roman times) and Fontanilles, before looping back towards the coast and a gentle downhill ride to Platja de Pals. *Staying at Hotel Sa Punta. *



Day 4

We strongly recommend a visit to mediaeval Begur, a fashionable hilltop town with C11 castle and outstanding views over the coast. Alternatively, relax on the beach, follow the superb coastal walking path or simply chill out by the hotel's semi-Olympic pool.* Staying at Hotel Sa Punta. *



Day 5

You'll begin today cycling past rice fields before following the River Ter to Torroella de Montgri with wonderful views of the Illes Medes. Visit this lovely medieval town with its Roman defensive wall before heading inland along wonderfully quiet roads through the village of Gualta (picturesque 16th century bridge) and pretty hamlets of Fonolleres, Matajudaica and Casavells to La Bisbal. Here you'll stay in a uniquely converted 14th century Gothic castle - once reputed to have been on Dali's shopping list but now owned by Dutchman Albert Diks. *Staying at Hotel Castell d'Emporda. *



Day 6

Laze by the pool (there's a fabulous sun terrace and bar area) or follow our suggested cycling circuit linking the pretty medieval villages of Corca, Monells (pretty square and lovely choices for lunch) and La Bisbal, a lively market town famous for antiques and pottery. Take time to explore the old quarter including the Carrer del Call, formerly a Jewish ghetto, whose intricate arches are still intact today.* Staying at Hotel Castell d'Emporda. *



Day 7

Today offers lovely gentle cycling, stopping first at the walled village of Ullastret. The vast archaeological site here contains the remains of one of the oldest Iberian villages in Spain. Continue your journey through beautifully preserved Peratallada to the bustling market town of Palafrugell. Then back to Calella de Palafrugell for a final swim in the pool. *Staying at Hotel Garbi. *



Day 8

*Leave Calella de Palafrugell*



* All breakfasts and 4 dinners * All accommodation (see below) * All luggage transfers * Route notes and maps * Local bike hire

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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Touring with Exodus

With over 45 years’ experience of taking people on amazing adventure holidays, Exodus can help you reach some of the most incredible destinations on 500 itineraries across more than 90 countries around the world. All staff at Exodus have a passion for travel and adventure, and some team members have been professional archaeologists, wildlife guides, overland drivers, mountain leaders, diving and ski specialists and mountain bike gurus. But that’s not all. This reputable company is a Which? recommended escorted tour provider and has won many prestigious awards, including Best Activity and Sports Holiday Company at the 2018 British Travel Awards.

Exodus is all about adventure and helping others to achieve their travel dreams by offering a fantastic range of guided group holidays, self-guided trips, tailor-made getaways and escorted tours. So, if you’re looking to discover different countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts or even jungles, the expert team at Exodus can help you plan an unforgettable solo, group or family adventure.

Each tour and adventure has been created to give you maximum value for money, often including authentic activities, as well as flights, accommodation and a tour guide. And as the team has developed one of the very best and most exciting collections of guided-group tours and self-guided holidays, you’re guaranteed the adventure holiday of a lifetime, no matter which one you pick. Trips include everything from family adventure holidays and walking and cycling tours to mixed-activity tours and seasonal getaways. You can also ask Exodus to plan a tailored itinerary from scratch or tweak an existing one, which means you can book a bespoke holiday that is designed just for you.

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When it comes to travelling together as a family with Exodus, all family holidays are specifically designed to offer a mix of education and exploration, with plenty of downtime. Each adventure and tour has been created with one of three age ranges in mind, but children outside of the 5-8, 9-12 and 13-16 age bracket are welcome to travel too. Plus, the price for children up to the age of 16 is 25% lower than the adult cost for Exodus guided holidays to help make your trip more affordable. From canoeing and cycling in the Dordogne to safari tours in Africa and dolphin watching in Costa Rica, Exodus offer family adventures all over the world.

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Meals:8 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 4 dinners.
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