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Cycle Northern Spain

Encounter the beauty of Catalonia's countryside and its rustic towns on this active bike trip. Designed for the weekend cyclist, this itinerary is challenging enough to get the heart pumping but comfortable enough that you can still appreciate the crystal-clear streams, medieval walled cities, and stunning Mediterranean coastlines of the Pyrenees. Journey across volcanic landscape to ancient towns where you can recharge with culinary delicacies before winding down on the beaches of the Costa Brava. Experience the beauty of Catalonia and cycle through its heart.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: ESSB/126562
  • Starts: Barcelona, Spain
  • Finishes: Barcelona, Spain
You will Visit
  • Barcelona

Itinerary

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Day 1: Barcelona

Arrive in Barcelona at any time.
If you arrive early, spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Spain's second largest city, known worldwide for its dynamic atmosphere and exciting style.

For nightlife, the highest concentration of young and beautiful locals dancing the night away – both in the bars and on the street – can be found near the intersection of Santaló and Mariano Cubi streets. Here you can always find good music, good drinks, and lots of fun. Another good nightlife spot for meeting the fashionable locals of Barcelona is on the Plaza Francesc Maciá.

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Day 2: Barcelona/Olot

Begin the journey with a morning train to the medieval town of Ripoll where bicycles await.
Take the Bici Carril, a former railway line that has been transformed into a bicycle route, which leads all the way from the Pyrenees as far as the Mediterranean Sea.

Enter into the Catalan Pyrenees proper, where most of the trip is spent.

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Day 3: Olot

Enjoy time to explore this lovely village and choose from the many optional activities available in the area.

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Day 4: Olot/Girona

Start the morning on the Bici Carril and cycle along from Olot to Girona.
Many bars and restaurants line Girona's Calle la Força in the centre of the old city. The areas that surround the Rambla, Libertan, and Plaça del Vi are two of the best areas to grab a bite in the afternoon since they have ample outdoor seating. Another little enclave of restaurants with good menús del dia is over the river in Plaça de la Independencia.

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Day 5: Girona

Take a rest from biking and spend a well-earned free day in Girona.
Walk along the Passeig Arquaeologic, located outside the city walls, for an astounding view of the cathedral's eleventh-century Charlemagne Tower.

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Day 6: Girona/Sant Feliu de Guíxols

Departing Girona, cycle to the Mediterranean Sea at Sant Feliu de Guíxols.
Go for a swim or walk on the beach at the end of an active day. Be sure to enjoy some of the great local seafood for the evening meal.

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Day 7: Sant Feliu de Guíxols/Barcelona

Enjoy this lovely town, relax on the beach or do some hiking. Depart for Barcelona for a last night on the town with your newfound friends.
If looking for some less strenuous activities, opt to check out the local museum.

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Day 8: Barcelona

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Guided cycling excursions (6-day)
    • All cycling equipment including bicycle
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (7nts)
    • 7 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Local bus, train, bicycle
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Cycle through glorious countryside
  • Learn about Catalan culture and customs
  • Savour tapas and local wines.