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Catalonia from the Pyrenees to the coast

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The goal of this route is to get to know a part of Catalonia following the Carrilet cycle path. This beautiful route will take you from one of the most characteristic spots in the Pre-Pyrenees, the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, to the Costa Brava.

DAY 1

Arrival at Olot from Barcelona or Girona airport. Cultural visit through the town. We also recommend visiting the Volcano Museum and hiking up the crater of the volcano Montsacopa.

DAY 2

Circular route to explore the beauty this volcanic territory has to offer. Discover the main volcanoes in the region - currently inactive - while cycling in the leafy forests and the well-known beech forest: La Fageda d’en Jordà. We offer 3 different possible routes.

DAY 3

We start at Olot following the rail trail ‘The Railway Route’ (Ruta del Carrilet). After cycling slightly uphill towards Coll d’en Bas (620m), we start a very pleasant part of the route that goes downhill from Olot towards Amer; one the most emblematic sections of the rail trail. It is advisable to have lunch either in Planes d’Hostoles or Amer. We’ll continue the route going slightly downhill until we reach Sant Julià de Llor · Half-board accommodation in a country cottage.

DAY 4

Relish the tranquility that a country cottage has to offer, and enjoy the circular route from Sant Julià de Llor to Osor, a town with lots of history.

DAY 5

We start once more on the ‘Railway Route’ from Sant Julià de Llor to Girona, capital of the Gironès province. Free time to wander around the old town of Girona.

DAY 6

The route from Girona to the sea goes slightly uphill and reaches the highest point in Cassà de la Selva (136m). The train’s trail enables you to discover two different regions: El Gironès and El Baix Empordà, and will take you from the basin of the river Ter to the valley of Riudaura, passing through the valley of la Selva· It is advisable to stop and have lunch in Llagostera · Arrival at Sant Feliu de Guíxols where you’ll stay in a ***hotel (dinner will be served in a restaurant located right in front of the beach).

DAY 7

Leisure day. You can spend the day at the beach, wander around Sant Feliu de Guíxols or cycle on the path that goes along the coast called Camí de Ronda.

DAY 8

Time to go back. If you haven’t booked private transport, you have the option to take a public bus which will take you to Girona. From there you can take a bus either towards Barcelona or towards Girona Airport.

INCLUDED

7 nights in 3* and 4* hotels and country
cottages including half-board and
swimming pool.
Standard bicycle rental with saddlebags.
Route’s road book.
Repair kit.
Assistance during the route.
Baggage transfer from Hotel to Hotel.
Bicycle transfer in Olot.

NON INCLUDED

GPS with the route tracks.
Elite bicycle rental.
Transfers.

 

Please, check availability of this tour at info@turismegarrotxa.com

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