A Short Cycle Through Catalonia Overview
Cycle through a string of charming medieval villages of golden stone to reach the coastline at the picturesque bay of Llafranc.
- self-guided hotel-to-hotel cycling, luggage transported
- relaxed cycling, sightseeing and swimming
- quality hotels and good food
- pretty medieval villages
- benevolent Mediterranean climate
The contrasting charms of unspoiled Catalonia are impossible to resist. This stretch of coastline around Llafranc, reveals hidden coves and sandy beaches where you can relax well away from the crowds, while inland, the Empordà Plain, south of the River Ter, is a beguiling patchwork of medieval farms, ancient villages, fields of sunflowers and vineyards.
The peaceful, northern bays of the Costa Brava are small arcs of inviting sand enclosed by rocky outcrops and wooded hills; inland, quiet, undulating lanes lead past tiny vineyards, cornfields and olive groves to medieval villages and bustling market towns. This is perfect cycling country, with plenty of time to pause for a dip in the sea, to visit a Romanesque church, or to linger over a seafood lunch. The warm, sunny climate ensures a long season, and much of life here is lived outdoors. Cycling chiefly on quiet back roads, with sections on farm tracks, this journey takes you to the wooded foothills of the sierras, the medieval villages of the coastal plain, and sandy bays.