Welcome briefing and distribution of bikes. Maybe you will also find time for a little tour to get to know Olot, right at the foot of the Pyrenees.
Now the real treat begins on the “Vias Verdes”! Via Sant Andreu/Coll de Coubet to “Ripolles”, this is what the area around Ripoll is called. After a lunch break, you will continue towards Sant Jean de les Abadesses. Go past the windmill and you will go along a stream, which has a particular deep section. It is called the “Untiefe der Hexen” (the witch’s shallowness) due to a myth. You will get to the Coll de Couber by going via the Call de Sentigosa. You then return to Olot by cycling downhill.
The present day royal stage on the cycle-specific path, Via Verde del Carrilet, which takes you through wonderful valleys to Girona. After a day spent in the seclusion of the nature, you will spend the evening in a vibrant, Catalan town - Girona! It is even called Spain’s Venice.
Today you continue cycling along the former railway track, which has been reconstructed into an incredible bike path. The foothills of the Pyrenees are left behind today and the route heads towards the Mediterranean Sea past the offshore located fertile plain. The Costa Brava and its Mediterranean beaches are surrounded by Cassa de la Selva, Llogestera, La Platja d’Aro.
Today you have a demanding day of cycling. At first, you cycle along the bike path “Carrilet” until you get to Llagostera. Here you can visit the cathedral viewing point. Then continue by cycling through the wonderfully shady cork tree forests to the ancient St Martin’s Church and the megalithic monument, the Cova d’en Daina. You then have a great downhill run towards Cabaney, Sant Antoni de Calogne and once again, Playa d’Aro.
The road of the sea is with you for the entire day. The route takes you to Tosssa de Mar and offers fantastic views of the hidden beaches along the Costa Brava. These have their own special charm and maybe you feel like spending a couple of hours on the beach.
On your last day, you can head over to the East and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Discover the Palamos’ old town and then head back to Playa d’Aro.
The well-kept bike path runs on a former railway line and is virtually traffic-free. There are gentle slopes.
Category: 4**** hotels
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (DE,EN with route maps, route description local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Service hotline
- Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
- Return transfer by minibus to Olot, costs € 50/person incl. your bike, to be paid for at the time, reservation is necessary
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Girona train station, per Bus to Olot (90 minutes)
- Girona or Barcelona airport.
- Free and safe parking at the hotel
Things to note:
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!