The main theme of this excellent tour is the railway line now used as a cycle track for recreation “the Carrilet”. It will take you from the beautiful volcanic region of la Garrotxa, to the Mediterranean Sea. The entire tour takes place in the Catalonian region of Girona in the very north eastern tip of Spain. All hotels have swimming pools and you finish with two nights by the beach on a lovely part of the Costa Brava.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Your tour begins in the interesting town of Olot, the capital of the Garrotxa Natural Park.
Your first cycle will take you exploring this beautiful area on the foothills of the Pyrenees. There are many extinct volcanoes to be seen around Olot, now camouflaged amongst dense woodland, one can still guess where they are by the conical shape of the hills and the flat tops of the edge of the craters.
Follow the Via Verde or disused railway line with no traffic and mainly downhill to your hotel in Les Planes d´Hostoles, a large art nouveau house built in 1906, set in its own beautiful ground.
Today you have another cycle along the Via Verde to the city of Girona where you will have plenty of time to explore the city centre of this medieval charming city.
This day is spent continuing the Carrilet towards the sea. There will be several interesting towns to stop in along the way and finally you will reach the stunning Costa Brava of Girona at the coastal town of Sant Feliu de Guixols.
Your last cycling day will offer you several cycling options as well as the chance to spend the day at the beach if you so wish!
A private transfer can be booked back to Girona or Barcelona or you can extend your stay by the sea!
An easy level cycling tour designed for families and people who want to cycle in safe cycle lanes and avoid climbs.
Connecting flights go into Barcelona and Girona. The first hotel is just a 5 minute walk from Girona Rail Station.
Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 in pleasant small, family-run hotels. Day 5 in a city hotel in the historic town of Girona, centrally located. All hotels with swimming pool.
Departure Dates 2019: Departs daily from April thru October
|Per person, double occupancy||CAD||$1315|
|Half-board option (6 dinners with wine included)||$190|
This tour includes:
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment