Ride Catalonia
A four-night road cycling tour for the more dedicated cyclist, riding classic mountain and coastal routes through Baix Empordà and Girona
2nd – 6th May 2019

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The backroads of the Empordà

Join us for a four-day road cycling tour on the peaceful backroads of Baix Empordà and Girona. Our local guides have spent years cycling in this region. As friends of local wine and olive oil makers, they will provide you with a unique perspective of a corner of Catalonia infused with fascinating culture, history and jaw dropping vistas.

Each evening we will arrive to the comfort of home cooked dinners and carefully handpicked accommodation, from beautifully restored medieval castles to charming renovated manor houses overlooking the Mediterranean.

“Never before has exercise been such a joy, interrupted by a little wine-tasting in the morning, and then a leisurely lunch by the sea”

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Please note you are not required to pay the full amount for your tour now, but we do request a 30% deposit per guest in order to confirm your place on the trip. An invoice for this will be sent to you within the next 24 hours and the outstanding amount will be requested 8 weeks before your departure date.

We will also be in touch shortly with a form to obtain important information about you before your tour (medical history, dietary requirements, passport details, bike measurements etc).

A taster

  • Distance: 95km | Overnight: Las Heras
  • Distance: 75–90km | Overnight: Finca Bell Lloc
  • From Finca Bell Lloc, we will ride to Sant Grau Hermitage. Enjoy a Bacchus picnic in their charming courtyard before descending to the Costa Brava coastline – part of a route used in Stage 6 of the 2009 Tour de France, weaving in and out of the cliff side above azure waters and sandy coves. On return to Finca Bell Lloc, the afternoon is yours to relax in the garden or by the pool. We will reconvene for an evening tour of Bell Lloc’s spectacular underground cellar followed by wine tasting and dinner together on the terrace.

    Distance: 75–90km | Overnight: Bell Lloc
  • Finca Bell Lloc’s tranquility may well mean you choose to spend the morning enjoying your surroundings. However, if you still have an appetite to explore, the Costa Brava coastline beckons. Descend towards the azure Mediterranean waters for a sea swim before returning to Bell Lloc for lunch. We will then say our goodbyes and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

    Distance: 20km

Support – Bikes – Flights

SUPPORT

Our host and local guides love getting to know our guests and take great joy in sharing their intricate knowledge of the region to ensure you have a memorable time in this special part of Catalonia. There will always be a support vehicle nearby to accompany you during your time with us. If you ever feel like you’ve had enough time on the bike, please just let us know and we would be more than happy to have a fellow passenger in the car.

BIKES

The best tools for the job are a road bike with clip-in pedals and cleats, ensuring you the comfiest of rides on the peaceful backroads through the Empordà and Girona. If you’d prefer a little assistance along the way, you can request an electric bike for a supplement of £100. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

Flights

If possible, we ask for all guests to arrive to Girona airport or train station on Thursday afternoon. From here, we will take you onwards to our first overnight location. There are flights to Girona from London Luton and Stansted and other regional airports in the UK. Those who fly to Barcelona, please get in touch and we can arrange alternative transfers.

What is included?

Included

  • Bacchus local host and guide
  • Airport transfers for recommended flights to Girona
  • All other transfers incl. luggage
  • Four nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches and evening meals incl. wine
  • Wine tasting and other activities
  • Bike hire

Extras

  • Single Room Supplement (£200)
  • Electric Bike Supplement (£100)
  • Transfers from Barcelona

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Costs