August 13 - 27, 2018
$4,200 (double occupancy); $500 single supplement
Arrive Vienna, Depart Prague
Catalunya is both historically rich and tremendously beautiful.
You’ll see many (almost unaltered) medieval villages like Santa Pau, Pals, and Begur, as well as the ruins of Roman and Greek empires, which date back to the 6th century B.C. In Figueres, you’ll tour the Salvador Dali museum, which showcases the artefacts of this iconic artist who spent most of his life in this region.
Catalunya’s nature is overwhelming and varied. The ancient volcanic Garrotxa region around Olot is rugged and bold, while retaining a sense of old-world charm. You’ll cycle from Olot through fertile and rolling countryside to Banyoles and onwards to Peralada (just north of Figueres), stopping to taste wine at an enterprising new winery.
Then, you’ll cycle close to the Mediterranean coastline to Begur (or Pals), passing
through enchanting medieval villages, olive groves, vineyards and rice fields.
You’ll end in Girona, a larger and very beautiful historical town, one of Spain’s true hidden gems.
The cycling level is moderate, with most days averaging 30 to 35 miles.
Most of the cycling is on the gentle slopes of the hills and on the flatland close to the sea towards the middle of the trip. On some parts of the trip are some steep hills which will challenge the riders.
Price includes all 10 days and 9 nights' accommodations, with overnights in Olot, Banyoles, Peralada, Begur or Pals, and Girona. These are all two-night stays, except for a one-night stay in Banyoles.
On three evenings there is no group dinner, so you can explore local restaurants on your own.
Arrival and Departure
Pick up and drop off at the Barcelona airport.
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