Besides the long-distance routes for road and mountain bikes there are also other alternatives and services for exploring the province of Girona on two wheels. These include electric bikes, gear hire on a daily basis, personalised routes and specialised accommodation. Here are some ideas for organising a short break to suit yourselves in the region of the Costa Brava and the Girona Pyrenees!
If you don’t feel like getting sweaty or overdoing things and you think that holidays are for resting, then electric bikes are just the thing for you. You’ll be able to ride along tracks and discover areas a different way. And you’ll be able to cycle without difficulty no matter how unfit you are. Projects like Burricleta, eBici or Cicle JK hire and sell electric bikes as well as providing self-guided GPS routes through places of interest in the area. Take for example the burricleta tour guided by historians to discover the voyage that Christopher Columbus made from Pals, on the Costa Brava, to America. Do you dare to explore history from the saddle of a bike?
If you really prefer to pedal away but you don’t want to be laden down with your bike for the whole journey or you simply don’t have a bike, you can always hire one at any of the various firms in the area, whether you want a road or mountain bike. This gives you the chance to organise an excursion for just one day, or more, to suit yourselves. A highly recommendable option is to hire a bike and ride around Girona and the natural countryside of the Valley of Sant Daniel with the Centre Biker Girona. A different kind of tourism!
A great option for discovering the province on two wheels is to book an organised or personalised tour of your liking for one or more days. Throughout the Empordà, the Garrotxa and Girona, for example, dozens of roads and tracks await you, whether you prefer tarmac or off-road and whatever your level. Here you can check out the specialist bike tour firms’ options. One example is a self-guided weekend tour pedalling through La Vall d’en Bas with activities and accommodation included, organised by the Agència de Turisme Medioambiental (ATMA). It’s a fantastic way to go on holiday with your friends or family and combine sport and tourism.
Whether you decide to hire bikes or bring your own you can stay at any of the bike-friendly acommodation in the area, which have special facilities to cater for cyclists and also organise bike activities. An attractive proposal is to link the Pyrenees with the Costa Brava, staying at the four Hostels in the Costa Brava Girona Pyrenees and passing through Sant Joan de les Abadesses, La Vall d’en Bas, Banyoles and Llançà.