Cycling tour in Catalonia for food lovers, Spain

Discover Catalonia's artisan markets, tapas bars and fishing ports as you take a week to self-guided cycle the Baix Emporda region's extensive network of rural paths.
Baix Emporda region circular wine trail around Peralada fantastic seafood medieval villages local markets and festivals cycletouring network fishing port and Museo de pesca in Palamos Dali museum Greek/Roman ruins of Empuries visits to local artisan food producers Museu de la Confitura Palamos Tapas bar tour 4 days cycling daily avg: 35kms
Price
1080To1290 excluding flights
Duration
7 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Price is per person based on double occupancy, and includes: 6 nights accommodation,3 dinners incl.
wine, airport transfers or collection from Figueres station if arriving from Barcelona.
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Description of Cycling tour in Catalonia for food lovers, Spain

Price information

1080To1290 excluding flights
Price is per person based on double occupancy, and includes: 6 nights accommodation,3 dinners incl.
wine, airport transfers or collection from Figueres station if arriving from Barcelona.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary

Travel guides

Spain cycling
Spain’s reputation for sun, sea and summer vacations is well established, but beyond the chaotic Costas and baking interior, it’s also fantastic for cy...
Catalonia
This is a country-within-a-country, an autonomous region whose inhabitants speak, without irony, of what happens “In Spain…” as if it were a foreign n...

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Reviewed on 10 Jul 2021 by

We had a wonderful time! We really enjoyed the combination of exercise, seeing the sights, and ending the afternoon with a delicious meal. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Sep 2017 by

Getting to know catalan culture, from ancient ruins over medieval villages to seaside resorts, from tapas over olive oil to wine and beer. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2012 by

It was great. We could do as much as we wanted. We could have made it as hard or easy as we liked. We loved being active. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Each village has at least one recycling point and a general bin area. Our office is home based and we endeavour to run a ‘minimum paper‘ administration and use recycled paper and recycled cartridges.

Small rucksacks are provided with the bikes and guests are asked to put all rubbish in it for disposal at the end of the day. Packed lunches are provided in reusable containers and refillable water bottles.

Fresh food is sourced locally, and menus are very much dictated by the seasons, which reduces transportation. Strawberries and peaches only appear on the menu in the summer, and pumpkins, mushrooms, apples and pears are on the table in autumn. Our local bakery produces fresh bread every day from a wood burning oven, free range eggs and chicken are delivered from the smallholdings to the butcher, and weekly markets provide organic produce.

The Emporda is an area of great natural wealth. Its situation and layout means that it provides a habitat for a number of species which are under threat of disappearing. There are three areas of special interest that you might want to visit by bike. The Isles de Medes, a tiny archipelago which has a unique flora and fauna system, supporting a lavish marine life, the Aguamolls Natural Park, a wetland home to over300 species of birds, and the Gavarres Natural Park, where wild boar roam through ancient cork, oak, and pine forests. Guidelines are given to our guests on arrival regards using the Cycle Network in a responsible manner.

People

Our aim is to provide quality self guided and guided tours, enabling our guests to experience the natural beauty of the Emporda region of Catalunya without damaging the environment. The main economy in the area is based around agriculture and tourism. Through our cycling tours we support the local economy by booking directly with locally run and managed hotels and restaurants, including the ‘Turisme Rural' initiative. We support local markets and producers by including visits and tastings by bike on our travels.

Preserving local culture is of paramount importance to our cycling tours. Although Catalunya is in Spain, and everyone here speaks Spanish, the first language, particularly in rural areas is Catalan.

We are based in Baix Emporda which is very much a rural community that takes great pride in its heritage, particularly since the end of the Franco regime, when many local traditions were banned for the Catalan people. Every village has a strong sense of community, and there are always festivals, concerts, film shows, craft fairs, markets throughout the year. We have started a regular articles page on our website of any forthcoming events, and we actively encourage our guests to participate. Our tour always includes several visits to local producers.

We believe that experiencing local culture, makes a vacation memorable and worthwhile, and the best way to do it is on a bike! In many ways this strong sense of tradition is what makes this area so unique and worthy of a visit. Unlike some other areas of Spain, the Baix Emporda area of Catalunya is largely unspoilt, has managed to preserve its language and traditions, and has retained its own identity. We feel very privileged to live in such a beautiful place, and would like the opportunity to share the experience with like minded travelers through cycling with us.

We recently sponsored and hosted a charity cycle to raise funds for the Football Foundation of South Africa which aims to break down racial barriers through sport.

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