Sports in the Rialb Reservoir  Tossa de Mar. Aerial view of the port and beach in Canyelles  Pack Debutant  Discovering the little Costa Brava  Capçalera CCB To Organizers  Admission to the water circuit  Luxury stay with a glass of cava  Cycle tourism in the Delta de l’Ebre  Costa Brava. Magma Recreational Spa Centre in Santa Coloma de Farners  Sea and mountain to be savoured  Girona. Bridge over the Onyar River, with the Gothic cathedral of Santa María in the background  Terres de l'Ebre. Detail of the high altarpiece of the Virgin in Santa Maria de Tortosa Cathedral  Multitickets Berguedà  Barcelona. View of some of the galleries in Casa Batlló, designed by Antoni Gaudí  Local market, medieval town and human  Exploring the Aranese heritage  An innovative concept  La Seu d’Urgell. Radfahrer auf der Route durch Katalonien  Cultural experiences  The Pyrenees. Kayaking on the Terradets Reservoir  Barcelona. A room of the Picasso Museum  Houses next to the Onyar river  Sitges. Sunset in Aiguadolç port  Ten centuries of art in the lands of Girona  Guided visit to the Colònia  Disconnect at the Font Vella  Costa Brava. Catalan signature cuisine: cod  Terres de l'Ebre. Cyclist riding on the GR7 path from Casetes Velles to Montcaro, in Els Ports Natural Park  An active weekend in L’Estartit  Ermita de Castellnou  Casa Milà, La Pedrera  Visit to the museum and concert  Costa Brava. Martí Fabra Winery  Discovering the Jewish world of Besalú  The Pyrenees. Torre de les Hores (Tower of the Hours) and Romanesque church of Son, in Pallars Sobirà  A flavoursome weekend  Calçotada and oenology in the Alt Camp  Après-ski activities  Discovering the Romanesque in Lleida  Golf and haute cuisine  Central C
29 Jun 2017

CYCLETOURISM BY ROAD. A different touristic proposal.

CYCLOTOURISM. To enjoy the landscape, on two wheels.

As Albert Einstein said.- Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving

 

Allow us to suggest an original kind of tourism. It is time to forget about timetables. For this trip the only thing you need is to be up for some fun, because everything including your bike is waiting for you at your destination. Catalonia has kilometres and kilometres of perfectly signposted tracks and trails with a host of welcome points to start from.

Following cycle-touring routes you will discover Catalonia’s traditions, fiestas, gastronomy, local people and monuments. By bike, however, you will also discover places in the Catalonia Pyrenees that a tourist bus simply does not get to. You will feel unique sensations of contrast as you head out of these mountains towards the Costa Brava through the luxuriant forests of Montseny. You can even visit coves on the Costa Dorada, unseen on organised tours.

An exceptional Mediterranean environment, Catalonia is a land where everything is within reach, yet, it plays host to a greatly diverse geography including mountain passes – in the Val d’Aran – and the large sandy beaches of the Costa Dorada. It’s a country offering tourists a rich natural and cultural heritage, as well as incredible and revered gastronomy, all of which perfectly complement a cycling adventure. Cuisine, art and history take cycle tourism and turn it into the complete experience. Throughout the journey, cyclists will encounter fantastically maintained roads, in addition to businesses and services designed to cater for their specific needs.

 

In Catalonia, road cycle tourism is an experience for everyone.

An ensemble of cyclist lodgings offer a service tailored to cycle tourists.

  • Flexible food service timetable.
  • Facilities to prepare picnics for sporting purposes.
  • Qualified staff who can recommend routes and provide technical advice.
  • Workshop space for cyclists to carry out basic repairs.
  • Secure on-site bicycle storage facilities.
  • Sales and repairs services.

CYCLING HOLIDAYS IN CATALONIA

Bicycling in Catalonia is very popular in great part due to an extensive network of well-marked cycling paths. The government is committed to improving cycling conditions in Spain, and Catalonia is no exception. Routes are often on dedicated paths, converted railways, rural paths or side roads with minimal traffic. Signs on the routes are easy to understand, making tours navigable even to a first-time cycle tourist. Information boards along many of the trails provide interesting historical and cultural information.

 

Another reason cyclists love Catalonia is the diversity of landscape. Cyclists can choose tours along the coast, across the inland farmland and countryside, or in the steep Pyrenees Mountains. The diversity of landscapes makes cycle touring in Catalonia attractive to seasoned cyclists, professionals, first-timers and families with children.

 

The climate in Catalonia is diverse but is generally moderate year-round. Of course, don’t forget about local seafood, regional delicacies, locally produced wines and champagnes that you can dine on each day. And, traveling to Catalonia is very easy, with a major airport in Barcelona.


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