Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling (organised holiday) Cycling Route

Route Name:Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling (organised holiday)
Distance: miles (km)31.28 (50.34)
Duration: (hh:mm)
County/Region:Catalunya (Barcelona)
Start Location:Calella de Palafrugell
End Location:Calella de Palafrugell
Description
This route is taken from one of our organised hoildays - click here to view the tour
 
Day 1 - Arrive in Calella de Palafrugell
You arrive at your hotel where all Headwater guests are accommodated in rooms with a private balcony and sea view. It's less than 5 minutes' walk to the centre of town where you have so many restaurants to choose from, we've left evening meals up to you.
 
Day 2 - Calella de Palafrugell to Platja de Pals 24km/15mi or 33km/21mi
Your route today passes through the pine forests behind Calella before heading off to peach-coloured Pals, a lovely mediaeval town with Romanesque church affording stunning views. After lunch, head on through the pretty hamlets of Palau-Sator (where there has been a settlement since Roman times) and Fontanilles, before looping back towards the coast and a gentle downhill ride to Platja de Pals.
 
Day 3 - At Platja de Pals
We strongly recommend a visit to mediaeval Begur, a fashionable hilltop town with C11 castle and outstanding views over the coast. Alternatively, relax on the beach, follow the superb coastal walking path or simply chill out by the hotel's semi-Olympic pool.
 
Day 4 - Platja de Pals to La Bisbal 34km/21.5mi
You'll begin today cycling past rice fields before following the River Ter to Torroella de Montgri with wonderful views of the Illes Medes. Visit this lovely mediaeval town with its Roman defensive wall before heading inland along wonderfully quiet roads through the village of Gualta (picturesque C16 bridge) and pretty hamlets of Fonolleres, Matajudaica and Casavells to La Bisbal. Here you'll stay in a uniquely converted C14 Gothic castle - once reputed to have been on Dali's shopping list but now owned by Dutchman Albert Diks.
 
Day 5 - At La Bisbal
Laze by the pool (there's a fabulous sun terrace and bar area) or follow our suggested cycling circuit linking the pretty mediaeval villages of Corca, Monells (pretty square and lovely choices for lunch) and La Bisbal, a lively market town famous for antiques and pottery. Take time to explore the old quarter including the Carrer del Call, formerly a Jewish ghetto, whose intricate arches are still intact today.
 
Day 6 - La Bisbal to Calella de Palafrugell 32km/20mi
Today offers lovely gentle cycling, stopping first at the walled village of Ullastret. The vast archaeological site here contains the remains of one of the oldest Iberian villages in Spain. Continue your journey through beautifully preserved Peratallada to the bustling market town of Palafrugell. Then back to Calella de Palafrugell for a final swim in the pool.
 
Day 7 - Leave Calella de Palafrugell
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Please note: All routes are intended as a guide only, please consult relevant website or official route map for precise details.
Nearby Accommodation
Lodge
Garbí Bungalow for 5 personsDoctor Fleming 118, 17220
Hotel
Hotel Mas PelegriSerinya, 17852
Self Catering
Aparthotel Silvercarrer de Bretón de los Herreros,26, 08012
Lodge
Daina Bungalow for 2 adults 2 childrenDoctor Fleming 118, 17220