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CYCLING IN THE LAND OF DALI

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Duration

6 days – 5 nights – 4 cycle days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

Dutch, English, Espanol

Overview

4 easy cycle stages along medieval villages, the Costa Brava and the historic town of Girona and Cadaques . Visit the museum and house of Dali in Cadaques, cycle along the vineyards and marshlands of de Emporda region, relax at the Costa Brava and marvel at the beauty of the historic town of Girona.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The historic town of Girona
  • Costa Brava
  • Cadaqués and Dalí
  • The Nature Reserve of Cap de Creus
  • The wine region ofn Empordà
  • The Nature Reserve of the Medes Islands
  • The Nature Reserve of the Marshlands of Aiguamolls
  • The medieval villages of Pals and Peretallada
  • The coastal villages of Calella de Palafrugell and Palamos

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival at the airport and transfer to Cadaques
Day 1: Arrival at the airport and transfer to Cadaques

Arrival at the airport and transfer to Cadaques where our guide welcomes you and gives you all the explanations about the route. Your bike will be prepared especially for you and you will get all the documentation, maps and information you need for the trip. After the session it is time to take a walk along the beach and in the beautiful centre of Cadaques. Overnight stay in Cadaques.

Day 2: Cadaqués and the Nature Reserve of Cap de Creus
Day 2: Cadaqués and the Nature Reserve of  Cap de Creus

Distance: 20km
Circular route in Cadaqués and surroundings
You cycle out of Cadaqués, considered one of the most beautiful villages on the Costa Brava towards the Nature Reserve of Cap de Creus. The peculiar geological landscape gave Dali the inspiration of many of his paintings. You will arrive at the lighthouse from where you have a beautiful view of the rocky coast of the Costa Brava. Upon returning, you pass the “Landscape of Tudela”, a geological site that you can visit on foot. Before you arrive at Cadaques, you pass the museum and House of Dali in Portlligat, which is well worth a visit. Overnight stay in Cadaqués.

Day 3: Vineyards, marshlands and sandy beaches
Day 3: Vineyards, marshlands and sandy beaches

Distance: 57km
Garriguella - L'Estartit
Our transfer service takes you from Cadaques to Garriguella, a village famous for its fabulous wines. You cycle further inland through beautiful plains and the marshlands of Aiguamolls, an important nature reserve, before arriving at the medieval village of Peralada. You continue through ricefields and forest until you arrive at Castello d’Empuries, with its medieval castle and stunning cathedral. From Castello you head towards the coast until you arrive at L’Estartit, a coastal village with a large sandy beach and the nature reserve of the Medes Islands.

Day 4: Medieval villages and the rocky coast
Day 4: Medieval villages and the rocky coast

L’Estartit - Palamós
Distance: 53km
As soon as you leave L'Estartit, you turn inland through the stunning plains of de Emporda and the beautiful medieval villages of Peratallada, Ullastret and Pals. You are now heading to the coastal village of Calella de Palafrugell, an ideal place to relax at the beach. A combination of gravel roads and cycle paths along pine forests and Spanish countryside takes you to the beaches of Es Castell and Sant Joan de Palamos. Your final destination is Palamos, a typical Mediterranean fishing village with narrow streets, terraces and cosy restaurants.

Day 5: The “via verde” to the historic town of Girona
Day 5: The “via verde” to the historic town of Girona

Palamós – Girona
Distance: 46km
You leave Palamos cycling along the beach to the popular seaside resort of Platja d'Aro. Here the cycle path goes inland via pine forests and fields, past typical Catalan villages that are connected by the cycle path of the via verde. You cycle all the way along cycle paths to the city center of Girona, a beautiful town with lots of historic sites, nice shops, tapas bars and excellent restaurants.

Day 6: Girona and departure
Day 6: Girona and departure

Free day in Girona and optional transfer to the airport or departure point or ... why not stay for two or three more days and visit the museum of Dali in Figueres or Barcelona?

Included/Excluded

  • Welcome meeting with our local guide in English, German or Spanishi
  • 5 nights in hotel with breakfast
  • Transfer services as described
  • GPS with all the tracks
  • Maps for all the stages
  • All the touristic information regarding the region
  • 24/24 Emergency telephone number
  • Luggage transport between hotels
  • Transfer to Cadaques on the day of arrival
  • Flights
  • Extra drinks
  • Rental bikes
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers from Girona to the airport
  • Additional services

Durations

6 days

Languages

Dutch
English
Espanol

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