CATALONIA = A MIX OF fRANCE & Spain !

Catalonia recently become the preferred European base for professional cyclists. Indeed, it has everything: a wonderful climate, good roads, mixed terrain and the chance to cross paths with some of the world’s most famous cyclists. With its own language and unique local customs, Catalonia feels distinct from the rest of Spain and France. Beyond Barcelona, Spain’s most attractive and cosmopolitan city, it unveils an astounding wealth of natural splendour. Pyrenean peaks loom above meadows and pine rolling roads near Girona, plains are pock marked with volcanic cones, rocky coves of the Mediterranean border sandy beaches and wind blown capes give way to serene seaside paths and fertile vineyards around Cadaques and Collioure.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Winding rides along the Mediterranean
  • Cadaques and Collioure fishermen village
  • Border crossing between Spain and France
  • Girona & Barcelona
  • Wine tasting & San Pere de Rodes Monastery (included in the guided version)

A BIKE TRIP THAT ADAPTS TO YOUR WISHES!

Choose the option that suits you: supported, guided or custom.

Supported Tour

The perfect balance between autonomy and assistance.

Thanks to the simplicity of use of the biking GPS, which we include, you can enjoy your day the way you want. We suggest places for lunch and dinner as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the van is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 2390€/person

Guided Tour

Follow the guide !

All you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenery, we’ll take care of everything! You discover the region accompanied by a certified bike guide. Every day we program the best places for lunch and dinner, as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the van is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 3450€/person

Custom Tour

The trip of your dreams !

With our expertise and the elements that you will share with us, we will know how to accompany you in the conception of the trip of your dreams! Whether it’s a question of creating a new itinerary or adapting one of our tours, each element of your trip will be carefully studied to meet your expectations: budget, dates, itinerary, difficulty, activities, theme, guiding, accommodation, catering or bike rental.

We design and organize bike tours for friends and families who wish to celebrate an event or simply share good times. We also offer solutions to companies, associations and administrations who wish to thank their teams or partners.

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    BIKe itinerary

    Welcome to Catalonia !

    We welcome you at Barcelona airport at 2 pm and drive you at your ideally located hotel in the historical center of the charming Girona.

    After a bike fitting and a tour oriention, we will enjoy the beauty of Northern Catalonia’s largest city. Girona is a jewellery box of museums, galleries and Gothic churches, strung around a web of cobbled lanes and medieval walls.

    Girona LOOP

    Riding doesn’t get much better than this: peaceful, rolling roads with hardly any traffic, pretty woodland, medieval villages, and ancient churches. At the end there are two lovely villages: Pubol, where stands a Palace-Castle offered by Dali to his wife Gala, and Madremanya, a medieval village secreltly preserved between Girona and the Mediterranean.

    Girona > Cadaques

    Els Àngels is a classic climb that’s part of a popular cycling loop from Girona. The route was made famous by Lance Armstrong. We climb Els Angels and then roll down to the coast through pretty Catalan villages. In Sant Marti d’Empuries we can relax on the beach and admire the view over the Rosas’ bay. Cadaques stands in a delightful site, to the south of the Cap de Creus. Its picturesque streets and bohemian atmosphere, which made it a popular haunt for artists and intellectuals in the first half of the 20C, the most famous of whom was undoubtedly Salvador Dalí, continue to appeal today.

    Cadaques LOOP

    This morning we head first to Castello d’Empuries. The site, remarkable, is dominated in the distance by the old monastery of San Pere de Rodes that we will climb. The panorama is magnificent. At the bottom of the hill lies the discreet village of Port de la Selva. On the way back, we take the direction of Cap de Creus by a desolate road of 8 km long that leaves Cadaques and crosses lunar landscapes. Cap de Creus is the easternmost point of the Spanish mainland, a place of sublime and wild beauty. With its rocky, steep coast, cut by coves with turquoise waters, it is a particularly magical place.

    Cadaques > Collioure

    We leave the Spanish Catalonia for the French Catalonia by following rocky coves, small fishing ports and terraced vineyards on the hillside. It is grandiose! We reach Collioure where we will spend the next two nights. A fortified church, standing so close to the coast that it looks like it has risen from the sea, old streets with flowered balconies, a seaside promenade, terraces of cafés and stores with colorful windows, this is the enchanting setting of Collioure!

    collioure LOOP

    Our last ride, although short, will take us up to the heights of Collioure to pass at the foot of the Madeloc Tower along a spectacular tiny road, which from its 650 m altitude, will offer us an exceptional panoramic view of the Côte Vermeille, the terraced vineyards, fruit trees, pine forests and the charming village of Collioure. Don’t miss it for anything !

    Barcelona REST DAY

    Today no biking scheduled as we drive to Barcelona and explore Spain’s most attractive and cosmopolitan cities, offering a perfect blend of tradition and modernity, art and history, and culture and dynamism. Admire its astonishing Modernist buildings, superb museums and contemporary art foundations, majestic Gothic churches, cutting-edge design, stunning.

    TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

    It is unfortunately already time to say goodbye. We will take you back to Barcelona airport after breakfast to end this Catalonia bike tour, unless you want to extend your stay with Veymont Travel.

    ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS

    Veymont Travel retains the right to change the hotels if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

    Girona – 2 nights

    Hotel Nord 1901 4*

    Located in the historical heart of Girona, in an old building, the Nord 1901 Hotel has the only garden with swimming pool in the centre of the city.

    CAdaques – 2 nights

    Hotel Playa Sol 4*

    Family hotel located in a privileged cove near the sea with a breathtaking view, large garden with swimming pool, jacuzzi, and hammam.

    Collioure – 2 nights

    Relais des Trois Mas 4*

    Blessed with a perfect location, the Relais des Trois Mas offers comfortable accomodation with a superb view of the Bay of Collioure.

    Barcelona – 1 night

    Miramar Barcelona 5*

    Beauty extends from the horizon all the way to the edge of your bed, even in the stitches of the sofa. And, while you sit on your comfortable terrace, the day looks appealing, kind and beautiful.

    equipment / bikes

    Included

    Hybrid Bike

    Trek Zektor 3 or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 47 (XS) – 51 (S) – 54 (M) – 57 (L) – 61 (XL)

    Chainring: 48-32 Cassette: 11-34

    Supplement + 45 €

    Carbon road bike – Shimano 105

    Trek Emonda SL5 or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 47 – 50 – 52 – 54 – 56 – 58 – 60 – 62

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Supplement + 75 €

    Hybrid E-bike

    Trek Dual Sport + or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 15″(S) – 17,5″ (M) – 20″ (L) – 22″ (XL)

    Supplement + 145 €

    Road E-bike

    Pinarello Nytro or equivalent

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 53 – 55 – 58

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-30

    Supplement + 215 €

    Carbon road bike – Ultegra DI2

    Pinarello Prince or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5 – 62

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Supplement + 570 €

    Carbon road bike – Dura Ace DI2

    Pinarello Dogma F12 or equivalent

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Equipment / dEtails

    You can choose to travel with your own bike and/or bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet. The guide will set up your equipment upon arrival.

    Equipment provided with the rental of a Road Bike
    Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
    • Pedals to choose from the following:
      • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
      • flat with cages
      • flat
    • 1 Pump
    • 1 Computer
    • 2 water bottles
    • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
    • 1 helmet
    Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
    • Pedals to choose from the following:
      • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
      • flat with cages
      • flat
    • 1 Pump
    • 1 Computer
    • 1 water bottle
    • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
    • 1 helmet
    • 1 handlebar bag
    • 2 rear panniers

    WHAT’s INCLUDED / WHAT’S NOT incluDED ?

    Included
    Supported tour
    Not Included
    Supported Tour

    Accomodation

    • 6 nights in a 4* hotel (or equivalent) in double occupancy
    • 1 night in a 5* hotel (or equivalent) in double occupancy

    Meals

    • 7 breakfasts
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide

    Activities

    • 5 hybrid / road bike rides

    Equipment

    • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
    • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
    • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

    Support & Transfer

    • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
    • Transfer of people
    • Transfer of luggage
    • Transfer of bikes
    • Mechanical assistance
    • Refreshments
    • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
    Not Included
    Guided Tour
    • Travel and repatriation insurance
    • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
    • Accomodation before and after the stay
    • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
    • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
    • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
    • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants
    Included
    Guided tour
    Not Included
    Guided Tour

    Accomodation

    • 6 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy
    • 1 night in a 5* hotel (or equivalent) in double occupancy

    Meals

    • 7 breakfasts
    • 5 lunches
    • 7 dinners
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide
    • 1 certified bike guide

    Activities

    • 5 hybrid / road bike rides
    • Wine tasting
    • Visit of San Pere de Rodes Monastery

    Equipment

    • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
    • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
    • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

    Support & Transfer

    • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
    • Transfer of people
    • Transfer of luggage
    • Transfer of bikes
    • Mechanical assistance
    • Refreshments
    • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
    Not Included
    Guided Tour
    • Travel and repatriation insurance
    • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
    • Accomodation before and after the stay
    • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
    • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
    • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
    • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants

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