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.