- Cycle the Bici Carril, a dedicated cycle route
- Relax on Mediterranean beaches
- Explore vibrant Barcelona
Starting from the small town of Ripoll, surrounded by mountains up to 2100m, our route leads through the Pyrenean foothills and lush forests, and takes us into beautiful, atmospheric mediaeval villages and towns.
Catalunya has the highest density of well-preserved Romanesque architecture in the world: the monasteries in Ripoll and Sant Joan de les Abadesses are two fine examples. Part of the route is along a former railway line, the Bici Carril, which is now a graded cycling route taking us all the way to the sea at San Feliu de Guixols.
The route follows many valleys, and goes through some mountainous landscapes and tunnels. A couple of days are set aside to swim in the Mediterranean, explore Girona and, of course, Barcelona. This cosmopolitan city has something for everyone, whether you are looking for architecture, history, vibrant night life or good food.
What makes this trip responsible?
As a self-guided trip you will be pedalling under your own steam and at your own pace. You will not be part of a group so the impact of your visit on the landscape and communities you pass will be absolutely minimal. Our local operator works with local suppliers and hoteliers to ensure that we support the communities we visit, maximising the benefit to them and also our enjoyment of the region. We will stay in characterful, locally run hotels and the route notes will often give you hints and tips of local restaurants you can try, giving you a taste of the local cuisine while helping to support these establishments. Moreover, we encourage you to journey by train to minimise your carbon footprint.
Cyclist viewing Tossa del Mar, Costa Brava, Spain