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Spain - Greenways of Girona

Spain - Greenways of Girona

Degree of difficulty - A

A new tour in Catalonia where you cycle along the Girona Greenways.   The tour is divided in shorter rides to make an ideal trip for families with children- depending on the children’s ages and fitness, even the smallest ones from 5 years can do this ride. The accommodation is handpicked for you; staying in quiet and lovely little hotels and farmhouses, some of them with swimming pool. The tour has plenty of different pretty spots to discover with children such as volcanic areas, forests and river marshes.

In Girona city there is plenty to do and see, such as visiting the Cathedral or the ancient Jewish Quarter, one of the best preserved in the world. The last section of the greenway brings you to the coast, reaching the Mediterranean Sea. The ride is easy, downhill, and fun and you’ll be passing through cropland and forests. You can spend the rest of the last day relaxing and enjoying the beach town.

DAY 1 Arrive in Olot
Optional arrival in Girona and transfer to Olot.
We start in Olot as it is on a higher elevation so the trip begins heading downhill!  Olot is known for being the most singular volcano landscape in the Iberian Peninsula, with about 40 dormant volcanoes. You can also walk through La Fageda d’en Jordà, a beech wood, well-known for its beauty.

DAY 2 Olot – Les Planes d‘Hostoles 22km
After the delivery of the necessary documentation and bike fitting (if bikes contracted) you start your day route following the cycle path along the old narrow gauge railway line “Carrilet d’Olot”. You reach les Planes d’Hostoles, passing the fantastic area of the Bas Valley with its gorgeous countryside and typical villages, also called the Catalan Switzerland. Once in les Planes, take your time to enjoy the gorges next to the river.

DAY 3 Les Planes d’Hostoles – Girona 35 km
The ride is downhill and fun, through the countryside. The ride is quite long but is mainly downhill and flat. You’ll cycle following the Ter River, one of the most important rivers of Catalonia, getting to know its fantastic cultural heritage, left among the years. You arrive at Girona, where you can spend the rest of the day visiting the Cathedral, which has the broadest single nave of Gothic architecture in the world and getting lost through the narrow streets of the ancient Jewish quarter, one of the best preserved in the world. We also recommend a stroll along the Rambla or the medieval walls, which gives you a fantastic panoramic view of the city.

DAY 4 Girona – Campllong / Llagostera 18 km / 21 km
You pass the village of Quart, well-known for its ceramics, and Cassà de la Selva, with beautiful modernist houses in the centre of the town. You can spend the afternoon having a good time with the animals in the farms nearby the accommodation.

DAY 5 Campllong – Sant Feliu de Guixols 30 km / 18 km
The last stage is the longest, but also flattest and easy to cycle. A fun downhill takes you to the town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, with its magnificent fishing port and cultural interest, especially for its monastery. You can enjoy the rest of the day at the beaches.

DAY 6 Sant Feliu de Guixols Departure
Tour finishes after breakfast. Depart from Sant Feliu de Guixols.

Please see our tour dossier for full information on the tour

GREENWAYS OF GIRONA SELF LED TOUR 2018
Low Season Tour Price ( 1 - 29 March &  1 - 31 October )

€585 per person sharing
€710 single occupancy
€765 solo traveler
Free Child 0-2 (child seat €30)
€310 Child 3-8 
€445 Child 9-11 

Mid Season Tour Price ( 30 March - 29 June &  3 - 30 September )
€620 per person sharing
€755 single occupancy
€810 solo traveler
Free Child 0-2 (child seat €30)
€335 Child 3-8  
€470 Child 9-11  

High Season Tour Price ( 30 June – 2 September )
€655 per person sharing
€805 per single occupancy
€860 solo traveler
Free Child 0-2 (child seat €30)

€345 Child 3-8  
€500 Child 9-11 

Tour Includes

* 5 nights in 2/3* Accommodation Bed & breakfast
* Luggage transport
* Bike hire from Olot
* Information Pack (Route Guide and maps)
* Helmets, odometer, repair kit
* 24 hours service hotline
* Child 0-2 - free ( supplement for a child seat on bike €30 )

Not included
* E-bikes are available for €80
* Airport transfers (from Girona airport to Olot €100. From Barcelona to Olot €220 up to 4 ppl)

* 4 Evening meals option ( €84 per person, Child €59)
* GPS €50
* Additional nights in Girona €60 per person
Additional nights in Sant Feliu from €65 per person

Self Guided Tour Information

Tour can begin any day from 1st March to 31st Oct

On this tour you have the option of standard or upgraded accommodation. Below is the list of places we typically use, although of course this is depending on availability.

 Olot

Olot 1 Hotel Can Blanc Olot 1 Hotel Can Blanc1
Above: Hotel Can Blanc, Below: Hotel La Perla
Olot 1 Hotel La Perla Olot 1 Hotel La Perla1

 

Les Planes Hostoles

Les Planes Hostoles 2 Hotel Can Garay Les Planes Hostoles 2 Hotel Can Garay2
Above: Hotel Can Garay


Llagostera

Llagostera Hostal El Carril Llagostera Hostal El Carril1

Above: Hostal El Carril


Girona

Girona Hotel Peninsula 3 star Girona Hotel Peninsula 3 star1
Above Hotel Peninsular 3* below Hotel Double Tree Hilton 4*
Girona Hotel Double Tree Hilton 4 star Girona Hotel Double Tree Hilton 4 star 1



Sant Feliu Guixols

Sant Feliu Hotel Sant Pol Sant Feliu Hotel Sant Pol 2
Above: Hotel Sant Pol 3*, Below: Hotel Ilunion 4*
Sant Feliu Hotel Ilunion 4 star1 Sant Feliu Hotel Ilunion 4 start

How to get to the start point in Olot: 

Girona Airport is the closest airport. Barcelona International airport is approx 110km away.

To Girona: by bus it takes 25 minutes and costs 2,75€
To Girona by taxi takes 25 minutes and it costs 35€ approximately.

Barcelona to Girona by bus There are 6 buses/ day from Barcelona Airport to Girona city, it takes 2hours 30 minutes and it costs 19€
By train: T1-T2 shuttle bus schedule is from 5.30 hr to 24.00hr every 6 or 7 minutes approximately, and from of 0.00 hr to 5.30 h. every 20 or 25 minutes. This bus is free and takes about 10 minutes. When you arrive in T2, you should take a train to Barcelona Sants, and then another one to Girona
by taxi: it takes approx 1hour and it cost 150€ approximately.

To Olot 1st hotel by bus: take the bus in Girona Bus station, (1 hour) and costs 8€. OR the bus in Barcelona (Pau Claris Street , 117), takes 2 hours and costs 17€. Between Olot Bus Station to Hotel Clan Blanc is 3km, so you could take a taxi.
Also, we can arrange airport transfers (from Girona airport to Olot €100. From Barcelona to Olot €220 upto 4 people)

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