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Emporada Bike Tours

 

Getting There

* The best airports of arrival are Girona or Barcelona, which are served by several low cost carriers.
* From the airports of Girona and Barcelona you can continue by train to the village of Flaca, at only 15km from the first accommodation. At the end of your trip, you take the train back to Girona or Barcelona from Figueras.
* The transfer from Flaca train station to the first accommodation and from the last accommodation to Figueras train station are included in the trip price.
* In Spain bicycles can only be transported on regional trains.

Accommodation

Corca - El Reces de Corca
Large Catalan village house, constructed in the 14th, 15th and 17th centuries. The earliest part of the building adjoins the last remaining section of the Medieval village wall and near the front entrance there is an archway which was an ancient village gate. Part of a working farm for centuries, El Reces once housed cattle on the ground floor, while the top floor was used for grain storage. Later, the house became an artist's holiday retreat and finally, in 2003, was converted to a guesthouse, renovated with great care to preserve the building's original structure and character.

Peratallada - Hostal Blau
Hostal Blau is an ancient stone house with a Medieval tower, situated just behind the castle in Peratallada. There are 6 uniquely decorated rooms and 2 lounges on the ground floor which invite guests to intimacy and relaxation. A collection of antique pieces displayed throughout the building creates an artistically authentic atmosphere.

Sant Pere Pescador - Can Ceret
Situated in a lovely coastal village, this unique 18th century building has been meticulously restored to create a small rural hotel and restaurant. The carefully prepared cuisine based on traditional dishes from the local Mediterranean diet of fish and seafood offers the most exquisite of flavours for guests' enjoyment.

Inclusions

Included:
* all overnight stays in double room with en-suite bathroomi
* breakfast (7)i
* luggage transport according to program
* transfers from and to the train stations on days 1 and 8i
* detailed route descriptions and maps

Not Included:
* lunch and dinner
* personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, additional transfers, etc.

Optional Services:i
* O'Connor hybrid bicycles with Giant frame and Shimano parts, 21 gears, repair kit, lock, pump, and front and back cycle bags (price per week:70,- euros per bike, extra day 8,50 euros)i
* adult tandem cycles available on request
* transfers to and from Barcelona airport by taxi
* extra nights at any of the standard accommodations along the route or at city hotels in Girona or Barcelona

 

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Self Guided Cycling Route in Baix Emporda

Tour Code: MT-CAT-BIKE-1
Departures:Early March to mid-October
Duration: 8 days
Cost: 560-595€ pp
Departure:Corca - Sant Pere Pescador
Level:Easy to moderate cycling routes on nearly flat or gently rolling terrain. Accommodations: Charming hotels in lovely rural settings.

* easy cycling through beautiful countryside among Medieval villages with an authenticity all their own
* both inland and coastal routes with a surprising variety of landscapes to enjoy
* comfortable accommodations housed in renovated historical buildings
* a wide selection of restaurants for dining out

Gentle cycling tour through nearly flat or gently rolling terrain from the azure Mediterranean Sea into the green Catalonian countryside, dotted with Medieval villages on mounds. Pedal back into history as you cross fields of sunflowers and wheat, forests of pines and even rice fields in this ancient land once inhabited by Iberians in pre-Roman times and formerly besieged by pirates. Enjoy a hearty Catalan breakfast to start each day and, in the evening, choose among wonderful local restaurants which serve a variety of traditional specialties made from regional produce, fish and seafood. Relax at three splendid rural accommodations, comfortable hotels with their own unique charm.

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Self Guided Tour Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL IN CORÇÀ

Arrival at your accommodation in the village of Corca. A taxi transfer from the airport or train station can be arranged.

Challenge:Travel to the Ampurdan
Villages along the way:Corca

Day 2 VILLAGES OF THE BAIX EMPORDÀ

Immerse yourself in the ambience of the Baix Emporda, or Lower Ampurdan, cycling through its traditional and picturesque landscape. Small vegetable gardens, Mediterranean woods, the Medieval village centres of Monells and Madremanya, and an interesting optional visit to the castle-museum in Pubol which Dali dedicated to his wife, Gala.

Challenge: 18km or 31km, 200m or 300m in ascent.
Villages along the way: Monells, Madremanya, Pubol

Day 3 FROM CORÇÀ TO PERATALLADA

A short climb through the woods, then on to flat terrain, surrounded by Tuscany-like villages situated atop natural mounds. This vast and fertile agricultural region was worked long ago by the Iberians, who introduced the now characteristic cypress tree as a wind-panel. In the evening, you'll have the challenge of selecting one of Peratallada's 13 inviting restaurants for dinner.

Challenge:25km, with 150m to ascend.
Villages along the way: Ullastret, Peratallada

Day 4 OUT TO THE COSTA BRAVA

Quiet country lanes lead you through the pretty regional capital of Pals, and on to Palafrugell, Llafranca and Calella de Palafrugell, one of the most beautiful fishing villages along this coast. Optional break to enjoy a very nice lunch at a restaurant on the beach. Other possibilities include a visit to the lovely botanical gardens in Cap Roig or an adventure future south through the valley of Aubi. In any case, it's a day to fill the senses!

Challenge: 50km or 25km, 350m or 150m in ascent.
Villages along the way: Pals, Palafrugell, Llafranca, Calella

Day 5 THE TER RIVER DELTA

Cycle placidly between the sandy beaches of the Costa Brava and the green rice fields of the delta, passing an occasional windmill along the way. Or, should you prefer to relax today, the village of Peratallada is a lovely spot for a rest day, with the chance to take a short stroll through the nearby Mediterranean woods.

Challenge: 30km, 150m in ascent. Or rest day.
Villages along the way: Rio Tar

Day 6 INTO THE ALT EMPORDA

Northwards into the region of Alt Emporda (Upper Ampurdán), through mixed forests, open rural landscapes and endless orchards. Optional stop to admire the Greek and Roman ruins at the archaeological site of Empuries. Then take a break to stroll along the Medieval lanes of Torroella de Montgrí. In the afternoon, arrival at your charming accommodation with private swimming pool. At dinner time, the chance to delight in your hosts' outstanding regional cooking.

Challenge: 38km and 170m to ascend.
Villages along the way: Empuries, Torroella de Montgri

Day 7 TO FIGUERES AND AIGUAMOLLS NATURAL PARK

On to Figueres, the village whose name is synonymous with that of Salvador Dalí. Visit the surrealist painter's museum, take a pleasant stroll along the town Rambla and admire the beautiful Augustine monastery just outside town. Then follow the Muga River to the medieval town of Castello d'Empuries. Later you are welcomed by the refreshing greenery of Aiguamolls de l'Emporda Natural Park, whose wetlands are home to a significant seasonal waterbird colony.

Challenge: 51km or 45km. 125m or 100m to ascend.
Villages along the way: Figueres, Castello d'Empuries

Day 8 End of Service

Your arrangement ends today after breakfast. Transport to the Flaça train station included.
An optional taxi transfer to the airport may also be booked.

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