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GIRONA RANDONNÉE
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ACCOMODATION: Hotel 3* / Hotel 4*
DURATION: 7 days / 6 nights
RATING:
DATES: May - October
OTHER DATES: Ask
GROUPS: 4/... MIN/MAX
PRICE: From 2050 € / person
         





Among Volcanoes itineraryLa Garrotxa is one of the best zones to practice cyclotourism in Catalonia. It possesses a magnificent natural environment, picturesque landscapes and multiple routes and altitudes. Girona province has become the training location for a lot of professional cyclists and for some of the world's best teams because of the unbeatable conditions it offers: excellent roads, nice weather, superb gastronomy, inviting cities and optimum communications.

GIRONA RANDONNÉE is a very complete route running through Parc Natural de la Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa (Garrotxa's Volcanic Zone unforgettablerk), the best example of volcanic landscape in Iberian Peninsula and one of the most important in Europe, with more than 40 volcanoes, what makes it specially unique. We will ride surrounded by fields, pastures, forests and, of course, volcanoes, which define a quiet and tidy scenery. In the heart of the Natural Park we will discover the Croscat Volcano (with the biggest cone in the Iberian Peninsula -160m-) and the incredible Fageda d'en Jordà, an exceptional beech forest placed in a very low altitude plain and established over the flow of Croscat's past eruptions.

Throughout all the route we will enjoy a very rich cultural patrimony as well. In this area we can find exceptional medieval samples, like the village of Besalú, designated a site of national artistic and historical interest,  which conforms one of the most important and well preserved medieval sites in Catalonia and where a majestic romanesque XI century bridge stands out. Or the XIV century medieval village of Santa Pau, located inside the natural park. Designated a site of national artistic and historical interest too, we can single out its XIII century castle and its arcaded square, one of the most beautiful in Catalonia.

The city of Girona is to be discovered as well. A place with the charm of big cities but with no crowds. Located in a privileged site between the sea and the mountains it offers us a great display of unique and spectacular monuments, testimony of its millenary history.

At the end of every stage we will taste a unique and rich gastronomy, based in local, native and traditional products. Volcanic features of the soil in la Garrotxa make it very rich and fertile. This has a clear effect in its cuisine and we can definitely affirm that culture and nature can be found in local dishes. We will lodge in charming hotels, where we can relax, rest and forget about the daily routine to turn these days into an unforgettable vacation.

We are waiting for you!

Utopic Bike travel


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  • D1
    GIRONA

    Individual arrival at hotel.
    UTOPIC BIKE TRAVEL presentation.
    Bicycles set up

    Possibility of pickup at the Train Station or at the Girona Airport.
    Please consult "Arrivals & Departures" in case of different arrivals or for  additional logistical information.

    WELCOME TO CATALONIA!

    Once settled in the hotel, our guides will give you information regarding tour details and will complete the setup of your bike. You have spare time to visit the Barri Vell (Old Neighborhood), the historical center of the city where you can find unique constructions in Europe: the roman city walls, el Call (one of the best conserved jewish quarters in Spain) and the Gothic Cathedral, with the widest central nave in the world. We recommend too a visit to the river Onyar colored houses that, together with the numerous bridges and the Cathedral in the background, define the most emblematic image of Girona.
    At night we will have dinner in one of many traditional restaurants available. Lodging in a central 4* hotel.

  • D2
    GIRONA-OLOT Distance: 102km / Elevation: 1210m img02

    After breakfast we start our tour towards the land of volcanoes. Along our way we will find and visit the Estany de Banyoles (lake of Banyoles), an enigmatic, misterious and charming spot surrounded by gardens and trees. Is the biggest natural lake of Catalonia and in 1992 hosted the rowing competition during the summer Olympic Games.

    We leave behind this beautiful scenery and enter the volcanic area of La Garrotxa, finding the village of Besalú, designated a Site of National Artistic and Historical interest and one of the most important and well preserved medieval sites in Catalonia and Castellfollit de la Roca, a village placed on the top of an spectacular 50m high basaltic rock. Some of its houses actually hang at the edge of the cliff.

    A short stop and we ride to Olot, capital of La Garrotxa. From here we keep pedalling to la Vall d'en Bas, a delicious valley with one of the most fertile soils in Catalonia and crossed by numerous streams that flow into river Fluvià.

    Our route ends today in Hostalets d'en Bas, designated Site of Historical and Artisitic Interest.

    Short transfer to our hotel in the medieval village of Santa Pau. An old country house located in a privileged spot.

    Dinner and lodging in 3* hotel.

  • D3
    VALLEY OF CAMPRODON Distance: 86km / Elevation: 1400m img02

    Route throughout Ripollès and Garrotxa regions, discovering beautiful landscapes among pasture fields and beech and oak forests. A very attractive itinerary with impressive views of Canigó mountains and Alta Garrotxa area.

    After breakfast we will ride towards Vall de Bianya where our first climb starts. A nice narrow and winding road will take us to the top of Capsacosta (870m), entering the region of Ripollès. This is a very popular pass because it's part of the itinerary of two of the most important cyclotourist events in the country. We will visit as well the beautiful village of Camprodon, located in the valley of its name and in the heart of Oriental Pyrenees, with an spectacular romanesque XII century bridge. We'll use the moment to taste the most typical products of  this zone: Cold meats of Ripollès, mushrooms, honey and traditonal pastries.

    Our route continues heading to Vall del Bac shaded valley), a very extreme spot  located in the Natural Interest Space of Alta Garrotxa. It can be considered the most important space of Oriental Pre-Pyrenees because of its diversity and singularity. Along the valley we will find restored traditional country houses and a stream with sections where you can take a bath.

    In the afternoon we will visit the "Saints Museum", a quite singular experience that will allow us to discover the traditional techniques used to produce religious imagery and ancient trades related to this locally highly rooted activity.

    After this, a visit to the old town and dinner in a central traditional catalan restaurant.

    Lodging in the same 3* hotel.

  • D4
    GARROTXA'S VOLCANIC NATURAL PARK Distance: 47km / Elevation: 810m img02

    After breakfast we will start our journey riding through the Volcanic Natural Park and the Mieres valley. A wide, green and sunny place in one of the most quiet and rural areas of Garrotxa.

    We will visit two of the most interesting places in the Park, the Croscat (the youngest of all the volcanoes in the area with the biggest cone -160m- in the Iberian Peninsula) and La Fageda d'en Jordà, an exceptional beech forest that grows at a very low altitude (550m) plain spot. It is also stablished over the flow of Croscat's past eruptions.

    Santa Pau is a place we must see. This XIV century village has been designated Site of National Artistic and Historical Interest and deserves an extense visit.

    Back to the hotel, spare time to rest in the garden, the reading room or to relax with a massage (this service is not included in the tour price and must be reserved previously)

    For our most active guests trips to Santa Margarida and Roca Negra volcanoes or to a gorgeous waterfalls hidden in the middle of nature can be arranged. We have endless possibilities since we are sorrounded by nature.

    At night, dinner in one of the most emblematic restaurants of the area. We will discover there why "pa amb tomàquet" (bread and spread tomato) is the gastronomic symbol of Catalonia.

    Lodging in the same 3* hotel.

  • D5
    NATURAL AREA OF COLLSACABRA Distance: 104km / Elevation: 1840m img03

    An spectacular route is waiting for us today. We'll have the chance to discover one of the most beautiful and inhospitable spots in Catalonia. The unmistakable landscape of Sau Collsacabra is characterized by the relief of its plateaus, precipices that descend abruptly and green and deep valleys where streams flow. Romanesque churches and hermitages appear everywhere, as well as traditional country houses, waterfalls, natural springs, prehistoric caves, more than 40 km of cliffs with an average height of 1100m, leafy forests, small medieval villages and even a reservoir.

    We start climbing Coll de Condreu (1017m), a winding and narrow road sorrounded by a leafy forest. 12 km of smooth ascent with a slope of about 5%. Once at the top we will be taking and even narrower road to visit El Santuari del Far to enjoy the views of Sau and Susqueda reservoirs and Montseny mountains.

    We will keep our tour until we find, hidden in the middle of this huge territory of natural richness, the village of Rupit. Rupit maintains almost intact its architectural patrimony. Rustic XVI and XVII century houses, cobblestone streets, a medieval bridge and its peculiar hanging wooden bridge. Designated Site of National Artistic and Historical Interest, is considered one of the most beautiful villages of Catalonia.

    We keep riding on a concrete road to Tavertet. Designed as a Place of Cultural Interest as well, rests on an enormous 200m high cliff. Such rugged land and remote place has helped the preservation of 48 rural houses build during XVII and XVIII centuries.

    Dinner and lodging in the same 3* hotel.

  • D6
    LLÉMENA'S VALLEY ROUTE Distance: 89km / Elevation: 810m img03

    In our last stage will enjoy, pretty effortlessly, a route through the rural valleys of Hostoles and Llémena, a very popular itinerary in this area. LLémena's valley is one of the best preserved natural spots in Girona. We will ride through small secondary roads where small villages and unique appear, conforming a great landscape value setting.

    Spare evening to visit the city of Girona, to rest or to enjoy the sun and the memories of this amazing tour throughout the province with the most cycling flavour in Spain.

    At night farewell dinner at one of the most emblematic restaurants of Girona.

    Lodging in 4* Hotel, the same of the first night.

  • D7
    DEPARTURE

    After breakfast, farewell and end of our services.Possibility of extra days in Costa Brava, Girona or Barcelona. Consult us.

    NOTE: Since we try to give our customers the best possible experience, our guide reserves the right to modify itinerary for weather reasons.



In UTOPIC BIKE TRAVEL we have made a selection of what we think are special lodgings, regardless of their price or category. They are usually located in unique surroundings and placed at historical or ancient buildings with a great architectural value.
Charming and inviting places which are family-runned and join quality, peacefulness and personalized care.

In this GIRONA RANDONNÉE we will stay in little 3* and 4* hotels (spanish qualification) and in charming rural houses.

Hotel Carlemany

HOTEL CARLEMANY

Girona
Hotel Cal Sastre

HOTEL CAL SASTRE

Santa Pau


MAY
   09th   (7 days - 6 nights):
  2050 € / person   (+245 €  Single OCC)

JUN
   06th   (7 days - 6 nights):
  2050 € / person   (+245 €  Single OCC)

JUL
   18th   (7 days - 6 nights):
  2050 € / person   (+245 €  Single OCC)

AUG
   15th   (7 days - 6 nights):
  2050 € / person   (+245 €  Single OCC)

SEP
   26th   (7 days - 6 nights):
  2050 € / person   (+245 €  Single OCC)

OCT
   24th   (7 days - 6 nights):
  2050 € / person   (+245 €  Single OCC)



  • INCLUDED


  • ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES
  • Transfers to and from Girona Train Station or Girona Airport to Hotel

  • LODGING & MEALS
  • 6 nights at selected and unique lodging
  • Breakfast every day, lunches, picnics, snacks and drinks throughout all the route. Dinners and local wine included in every meal.

  • SUPPORT
  • Minimum of one guide + one support vehicle. (depending on group size)
  • Road book with maps and tour documentation in spanish or english.
  • 24h personalized care.
  • Clothes clean and ready every day.
  • Luggage transportation during the tour.
  • Client transportation in our support vehicle if necessary.

  • TICKETS & ACTIVITIES
  • Tickets for the most important historical places like churches, monasteries and museums. Specially: Museum "dels Sants".

  • INSURANCES & TIPS
  • Basic travel insurance (consult policy)
  • All tips in restaurants and hotels


  • NOT INCLUDED


  • Plane ticket, air taxes and airport taxes.
  • Bike rental. Bianchi Intenso. 130 €.
  • Optional travel or cancellation insurance
  • Guide tips
  • Personal items purchased during the tour.
  • Optional activities not programmed by Utopic Bike Travel
  • Any aspect not specified in the above section.


  • EXTRAS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR TRIP EVEN MORE INTERESTING...


  • We know that, even though our tours offer a lot, you may want more. That's why we provide you with extra experiences which can be added to the standard tour.
    You can contact us once you've made the reservation of your chosen trip, or before you actually book it , and we will send you all the information about the available options and prices in those dates.

    Some examples...

    SPORT ACTIVITIES
  • Trekking
  • Sailboat rides
  • Balloon flights
  • "BIKE FIT"


  • ENJOY BARCELONA
  • Extra nights in Barcelona
  • Shopping
  • Cultural visits
  • FC Barcelona Stadium visit


  • AND MUCH MORE...
  • Sports massages
  • Bianchi  products
  • Grand Prix of Formula 1 and MotoGP in the Circuit of Montmelò...


  • Contact us if you have any idea or wish. There's a lot of possibilities and experiences that can make your trip unforgettable!!!



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