Cycle Map in Costa Brava: Enjoy The Most Beautiful Sceneries
Have you ever dreamed of riding your bike through one of the most spectacular areas of the Mediterranean? The Costa Brava wind blows, blurring the clouds. A rough road crosses vineyards and fields, cliffs that hide small coves, and pine forests that stain the gentle hills. The landmarks are marked by Romanesque art, the hustle, and bustle of a fishing port, and the gastronomy of sea and mountain. So put on your shorts, put on your helmet and get ready to pedal.
So here we go, we give you all the keys to plan your future pedaling getaway, ready?
Cycling Holidays In Costa Brava: The Sceneries
Here it is not worth the car. There is no traffic or noise. The rhythm is imposed by the landscape, the only protagonist, as Salvador Dalí and Josep Plá knew. And we know that to decipher all that essence that treasures the Costa Brava our best ally is the bicycle.
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With its medieval architecture, the walls, and the remains of the Roman fortress. Many of its most beautiful corners are still hidden from the less curious traveler.
Its nice temperatures all year round, the variety and beauty of the landscapes, and the existence of peaks and classic routes that everyone should ride at least once in life (from Vallter 2,000, the Catalan ceiling of 2,150 meters, Rocaborba and Banyoles, or the coastal road from Lloret-Tossa de Mar to Sant Feliu de Guíxols), make the Costa Brava and Girona are a destination to consider for cycling enthusiasts. And for many, as in our case, they are not at all unknown, but they are certain destinations that we seek to rediscover for the variety of options offered to those who seek escapades at the pace of pedaling.
Costa Brava: 4 Best Cycling Routes
There are so many routes of different companies specialized in bike tours. These routes are available all year round thanks to the wonderful climate of the Costa Brava. Come whenever you want, ride at your own pace and without rushing. In this post, we recap 4 companies that offer the best bike tours:
Bike Breaks has proposals of very interesting routes, ranging from a single day to 8, with thematic “cycling holidays” to discover the Pyrenees or to approach the figure of Dalí through 6 stages that cross the emblematic areas of Feliu de Guíxols, Calella de Palafrugell, Bordils or Figueres and without losing sight of another suggestive route that discovers the cyclist the most succulent Catalan culinary delights.
There is a lot to choose from and even more if you prefer to take care of your accommodation from the beginning, although, for those who want to “go on their own”, they have a wide section of “where to cycle in Girona” where they leave us their recommendation with the 22 most beautiful cycling routes, from the best known Banyoles or Calonge and Brunyola, to Les Gavarres, Llagostera, Mare de Déu del Mont, Rocacorba, Sant Grau, Sant Hilari or the Vall D’En de Bac.
Cicloturisme Tours offers different options of routes, such as “Touring” to discover emblematic areas, like the circular route of Girona in 2 days, the route of the Medieval Villages of the Empordà or the DO Wine Route.
Very interesting for those who plan family trips and with the youngest or teenagers of the house: they have specific routes by Vías Verdes (to choose the background landscape: sea or mountain) adapted to different levels and difficulties so that they can be done by all members of the family.
They also propose as more specific road routes the Gran Vuelta al Empordà, with 6 days of cycling and 65 km per day, perfect for medium level cyclists looking for more challenging routes, and with gentle mountain passes. Additionally, they think about gravel lovers and offer specific routes for this modality, both in the circular route in Girona and the Gran Vuelta al Empordà above.
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Eat, Sleep and Cycle
Eat, Sleep and Cycle has a wide range of services to prepare bike trips, with an online store, bike rental, guides, mechanics, assistance, and personalized tours depending on whether we are looking to prepare a trip with family, as a couple, etc.
Among its star tours is the “Girona Cycle Tour”, with the classic climbs of Girona to ride in 6 days through the unique landscapes of the region and the roads where some professionals of the Tour peloton usually train and “test legs” in Rocacorba, Els Àngels, San Grau, Sant Hilari Sacalm and Mare de Deu del Mont.
Another of their great options, more relaxed and open to those not so used to cycling “non-stop”, is the wonderful route that they propose along the Costa Brava, in an itinerary designed for all levels with the aim of enjoying cycling, but also to discover the small and beautiful villages of Tossa de Mar, Llafranc, Sant Marti D’Empuries and Cadaques.
Catalonia Bike Tours
In Catalonia Bike Tours, all their tours have been designed and validated by their specialized team, which includes the cycling school created and led by the professional cyclist Josep Jufré. In its wide range of services, we find tours to design completely handmade and options for private tours from 4 people and with flexible dates.
Some of their most spectacular “road tours” are the Costa Brava, which runs in 4 stages (you choose the option of 259 km or 373 km) throughout the area from south to north through the most emblematic landscapes and places of the coast of Girona, from the fishing village of Tossa de Mar to the peninsula of Cap de Creus.
Another of its options that have seduced us the most is the “Girona Charming Region Bike tour”, which proposes to travel in three stages (162 km or 237) rural Catalonia: crossing the Natural Park of the volcanic area of La Garrotxa, reaching the Pyrenees through the beautiful valley of Camprodon, conquering the most mythical ports of the geography.
A journey from mountain to sea, an adventure that will leave a mark and will reinforce your cycling DNA. Let’s bike!