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Catalan Coast & Villages

Catalan Coast & Villages

Catalan Coast & Villages Overview

Discover the magic of Catalonia, from the unspoiled countryside around traditional Madremanya to the idyllic coastline at picturesque 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. The coastline reveals hidden coves and sandy beaches where you can relax and cycle 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 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 from the gently rolling plain, rich in biscuit-coloured, medieval villages to the tranquil coves and pine-clad headlands of the Catalan Coast.
Inntravel website: cycling holiday, Catalonia, Spain

Reviews of this holiday

Catalan Coast & Villages by Dave, 16 Apr 2018
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6 nights cycling through Emporda in Catalonia, with three very varied accommodations - posh hotel in the countryside, guest ... read more

Catalan Coast & Villages by Mike, 1 Oct 2015
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Starting inland near Girona ,2 nights at brilliant country hotel,then excellent day's cycling to beautiful Peratellada before ... read more

Catalan Coast & Villages by Pooka, 13 Sep 2015
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Relaxed cycling around the medieval villages of Catalonia, including beach time along the Costa Brava read more

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Catalan Coast & Villages by Dave, 16 Apr 2018
Traveller rating:

6 nights cycling through Emporda in Catalonia, with three very varied accommodations - posh hotel in the countryside, guest ... read more

Catalan Coast & Villages by Mike, 1 Oct 2015
Traveller rating:

Starting inland near Girona ,2 nights at brilliant country hotel,then excellent day's cycling to beautiful Peratellada before ... read more