Catalan Bike Tour

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Catalan Bike Tour


Introduction

Our epic Catalan bike tour will take you from the shimmering Costa Brava, through the little known Volcanic region of the Garrotxa and back to the coast again before you head back inland into the ancient undiscovered Languedoc wine region in France.

The ancient kingdom of Catalonia once straddled the lofty Pyrennes between northeastern Spain and southwestern France all the way from Valencia in Spain to Carcassonne in France. Nowadays, it is better known as the autonomous region of Catalunya in Spain and the Languedoc-Roussillon province of France.

Catalonia offers outstanding cycling, food and wine, but it was also home to some of the greatest creative geniuses of our time such as Dali, Miro, Gaudi and Picasso, as well as, the powerful medieval religious sect, the Cathars. You’ll spend 11 days following in their footsteps exploring artistic, breathtaking Catalunya and the vine-covered hills of Languedoc-Roussillon - areas of extraordinary contrasts, both culturally and scenic, unmatched in their romantic associations.

From the stunning pine clad cliffs of the Costa Brava to enchanting seaside villages, artist Mecca's, eye-popping austere castles of the doomed Cathars and riding through the largest wine producing area of France, while in the evenings sampling some of their produce accompanied by the incomparable Catalan cuisine before finally arriving at the greatest Cathar fortification of all – fairytale Carcassonne with its perfectly preserved walls.

Highlights

  • Enjoy spectacular rides fuelled by unforgettable meals from 2 culinary giants – Spain & France!
  • Ride Spain’s stunning trails-for-rails through the lush volcanic Garrotxa region.
  • Enjoy one of the most memorable, imaginative and unique culinary experiences at a Michelin starred restaurant.
  • Sample the rich art of Catalonia’s favourite son when we visit Salvador Dali’s museum and, later, his whimsical home in a tiny cove.
  • Spend a day in the seaside town that was home to Matisse, Derain and Picasso. Follow the path that shows where they painted many of their views of the town.
  • Take in breathtaking views of the castles - perched high above the Languedoc vineyards - of the doomed Cathar knights.
  • Spend the night in France’s fairy-tale citadel of Carcassonne.

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Tour Details

Suggested Dates:
June / July / September

Duration:
9 nights / 10 days

Accommodation:
Converted palaces, Luxury B&B, Small country Hotels

Daily Mileage:
57km / 35 miles Average

Activity Level:
Moderate to Challenging

Tour Interests:
Gourmet Foods, Wines, Art, Salvador Dali

Price:
From €3860

Single Supplement:
€500
At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. may change if required to ensure or improve the trip experience.

Included

  • Hybrid or Road bicycle hire for the tour duration (e-bikes or race bikes available as optional extras).
  • Daily breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners, and en route snacks available at all times from the van.
  • Carefully selected local wine or beer with every delicious meal.
  • Expert guides with extensive local knowledge, who go above and beyond to cater to your every need.
  • Entrance fees to all scheduled historic sites, museums, and scenic natural parks.
  • Pick up and drop off before and after your tour from convenient locations.

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