Cycling and water sports holiday

Cycle Catalan
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 595 $ 74 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore the foothills of the Gavarres and the vineyard
  • Discover Barcelona
  • Cycle to Calella de Palafrugell, a pretty former fishing village
  • Explore the coastal paths before enjoying some snorkelling off the rocks
  • Cycle takes you to the medieval villages
  • Opportunity to cycle to Castells bay for some snorkelling.

Short Description

Palamos has all the ingredients for creating a dream activity holiday. The surrounding area offers an undeveloped coastline, beautiful beaches with crystal clear water, and hundreds of kms of designated cycle trails. This tour includes a morning’s sea kayaking, padel boarding, snorkelling and a sailing trip on the beautiful yacht, Pepa Banderas. Your base for the next 7 nights is a luxury full restored townhouse in the centre but only a ten minute walk to some of the best beaches on the Costa Brava.

A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Trip Type Self-guided / Independent Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Barcelona
End City Girona

Trip Includes

  • 7 nights self catering accommodation in luxury restored townhouse in center of Palamos.
  • Welcome pack with essential items to get you started.
  • 21 speed hybrid bikes, helmets, water bottles, locks, maps, route notes etc.
  • Two hour sea kayaking session
  • Two hour paddle boarding.
  • Snorkeling equipment and underwater camera.
  • Two hour sailing trip on Pepa Banderas or similar.
  • Services of a Cycle Catalan guide throughout your trip.
  • Transfer to medieval villages on Day 6.
  • What’s not included.
  • Travel insurance
  • Private transfer from Girona airport ( supplement of $48)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

You will be collected from Palamos bus station if arriving from Barcelona. A private transfer can be arranged from Girona airport at a small supplement. Welcome meeting, tour briefing and bike fitting over a glass of Cava.

Day 2:

Level: Easy to Moderate

Distance: 26kms

Circular bike route exploring the foothills of the Gavarres and the vineyards.

Day 3:

Cycle to Calella de Palafrugell, a pretty former fishing village with quaint cobbled streets and 4 small sandy bays, perfect for your paddle board experience! Jordi your guide will be there to meet you and give you your equipment and some tips on how to get started. Relax on the beach before heading back to Palamos by bike.

Day 4:

Explore the coastal paths before enjoying some snorkelling off the rocks around the bay of La Fosca. Equipment and an underwater camera is provided.

Day 5:

Head over to the bay of Castells one of the last remaining totally unspoilt beaches on the Costa Brava. We have booked you a two hour sea kayaking session to explore the coastline and some of the amazing rock formations. It’s ideal for snorkelling so pack your gear as well as your swimsuit!

Day 6:

Level: Easy to Moderate

Distance: 34kms

Today’s cycle takes you to the medieval villages. You will be collected at 9.30 am and driven to Pals, a perfect example of a fully restored medieval village with great views from the top at El Pedro. You will cycle along quiet roads exploring many of these pretty villages before returning to Palamos by bike later this afternoon.

Day 7:

Cycle to Castells bay for some snorkelling. This afternoon we have booked you on a two hour sailing trip on the magnificent sail boat Pepa Banderas which sets sail from the bay of Palamos.

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast you take the express bus back to Barcelona or alternatively we can arrange a private transfer back to Girona airport.

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Price Per Day: $ 74 per day
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Independent

Accomodations

Accommodation comprises of lounge with balcony,3 bedrooms, (two with balconies),2 double and 1 twin room, 3 bathrooms, large utility room, small exterior patio, herb garden, 1 large fully equipped kitchen open to dining room and patio. Large roof terrace with kitchen and heated plunge pool, garage for bikes. Full air conditioning throughout, Free View TV and WIFI. Palamos has a lovely old quarter famous for its tapas bars and many restaurants all within 3 minutes of the house.

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