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VOLCANOES AND COAST TOUR

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Duration

6 days –– 5 nights - 4 cycle days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

Dutch, English, Espanol

Overview

This 6 day bike tour in Catalonia with 4 easy stages is ideal for the slow cyclist and families with children. You will cross the volcano area of La Garrotxa, the plains of Gerona and end by the sea, where the medieval villages and beautiful beaches await you. This is a simple bike tour along cycle paths and rural roads, with some gentle slopes. The route largely runs along cycle paths of gravel and low-traffic asphalt roads.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • the volcanoes in and around Olot
  • the via verde cycle path
  • the city of Girona
  • the beaches of the Costa Brava

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival at Olot, city of volcanoes
Day 1: Arrival at Olot,  city of volcanoes

Transfer (included) from the airport to your hotel in Olot, where you will spend the first night. We give you a welcome briefing with all the tourist information, cycling maps, GPS and rental bike that we prepare for you. Visit the Volcano Museum and a crater located in the middle of the village In and around the center of Olot are craters and lava flows that you can visit on foot or by bike. We will provide you with maps and tracks for several excursions in the area

Day 2: The volcanoes of Olot
Day 2:  The volcanoes  of  Olot

Olot - Olot: circular route
Distance: 26 or 32 km
Today you will explore a land of volcanoes. You have the choice between an easy and slightly more difficult route today. Via asphalt paths and gravel paths you cycle through the volcanic area of La Garrotxa, which with its forty volcanoes and twenty solidified lava flows is unique on the Iberian Peninsula. An easy route with a number of short, steep climbs and descents You can extend the route to the village of Santa Pau.

Day 3: The green way or “via verde” cycle path
Day 3: The green way or “via verde” cycle path

Olot to Girona
Distance: 60km
Virtually flat stage from Olot to Girona along the via verde (old railway). Along the way you will pass through narrow gorges, find hidden waterfalls, volcanic rocks, endless forests and old railway stations that are now cozy cafés where you can stop for a drink and picnic. As you get closer to Girona, you cycle through plains, villages and along the river Ter. Take your time to visit the old town of Girona, with its cathedrals, city walls, historic buildings, shops and restaurants.

Day 4: Costa Brava and the Mediterranean Sea
Day 4:  Costa Brava and the  Mediterranean Sea

Girona - Sant Feliu de Guixols
Distance: 47km
You leave Girona via a pleasant cycle path called "El carrilet". After 40 km along fields and forests you arrive in Sant Feliu on the coast. The beautiful fishing port and the beautiful old town are well worth a visit. You stay in a hotel near the beach and the car-free center of Sant Feliu.

Day 5: The beautiful coast
Day 5:  The beautiful coast

Calella de Palafrugell - Sant Feliu de Guixols
Distance: 27km
Our transfer will take you to the beautiful village of Calella de Palafrugell, a lovely place to enjoy the beach and the typical Mediterranean atmosphere, before you start the bike ride. Via a gravel cycle path you reach the beautiful beach of Castell, one of the best preserved sandy beaches of the Costa Brava. The route leads you right through the large fishing village of Palamos and the touristic Platja d'Aro before arriving in Sant Feliu de Guixols.

Day 6: Sant Feliu de Guixols. – Departure
Day 6: Sant Feliu de Guixols. – Departure

Free day in Sant Feliu de Guixols and transfer (not included) to the airport or departure point. You can also choose to stay a few days longer to enjoy the beautiful beaches or continue to the Dali region or visit Barcelona.

Included/Excluded

  • Transfer from the airport to Olot on the first day
  • Welcome meeting by our local guide in English, German or Dutch
  • Accommodation and breakfast (+dinner in case you have halfboard)
  • GPS with all the stages
  • Maps and roadbook for each stage
  • All the touristic information about the region
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • 24/7 emergency telephone number
  • Flights
  • Rental bike
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transfer on the last day to the airport
  • Dinner and extra drinks
  • Additional services

Durations

6 days

Languages

Dutch
English
Espanol

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