This trip through Catalonia in eMTB will allow you to pedal from La Garrotxa to the Mediterranean Sea, passing through countless unique landscapes.
It is a very varied bicycle trip through mountains, meadows, cliffs and rivers to get to know the north of Catalonia and the south of France. All through 300km of trails and tracks that require being fit. It is a trip designed to be done by electric mountain bike because it has more technical sections combined with easier tracks.
If you are an active person and enjoy sport … this trip to discover Catalonia on eMTB is perfect for you!
It is a circular route that begins and ends in the pretty town of Besalú.
Besalú offers a splendid environment to begin this journey through the north of Catalonia by bicycle. In the Middle Ages, Besalú was an important city and the capital of a vast territory. Its medieval bridge makes you feel that great past. It is a perfect place to spend the first night!
Today the adventure of pedaling through nature will begin. You will enjoy the dense and virgin forest of the deep Garrotxa with the electric bikes through the Mediterranean forests until you reach the Fluvia river. From there, the route will take us to Lliurona, where you will make a well-deserved stop to enjoy the views of the blue sea on the horizon. From here you can see your entire route in front of you! Who knows if a deer will pay you a visit during this break? The deer here are curious, shy, and demure, so if you keep your eyes peeled, you might catch a glimpse of one of these beautiful creatures! The afternoon walk continues through evergreen oaks, descending towards the next river on this journey, the Muga River.
Today’s stage is a relaxed stage to get to know the area of an ideal reservoir to cool off and enjoy the surroundings. Among the cork oaks you will reach Molí de’n Robert to rest in the middle of the forest. You will spend the night in a charming accommodation, a former hydroelectric power station that has been converted into a beautiful spa hotel!
Today’s will be a historical stage of the Spanish Civil War. Since the tour will take us through hidden paths used to escape and cross the border many years ago. It is undoubtedly an area of many memories and very interesting on a historical level. In France, a magnificent beech forest awaits us where the views are wonderful.
When we cross the border back to Spain we will do it through Albera, a great natural park. You will have lunch in a truly authentic place within the park and enjoy the views of the castle in front of you!
As you approach the sea, the landscape around you changes. We will pedal through vineyards, cork oaks and olive groves as we approach the Costa Brava.
Today you can get wet in the Mediterranean Sea after a great trip on an electric bike through Catalonia. Cap de Creus is the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula and home to colossal cliffs and bays far from spectacular rock formations, it almost looks like a landscape from a distant planet!
You will spend the night in Port de la Selva, a picturesque fishing village.
Today we will have the opportunity to ascend to enjoy the great views of the Gulf of León and the Bay of Roses with the Costa Brava at our feet! It will be possible to organize a visit to a winery in Empordà. The terraces planted with olive trees and vineyards have been worked by local women and men for generations.
In the Bay of Roses there is much to discover, it is one of the most beautiful coasts in the country and it is where the two rivers that we have met on our way, the Muga and Fluvia, end their journey and flow into the Mediterranean Sea. Surrounded by palm trees, you will sleep in the National Park, known as Aiguamolls de l’Emporda.
Today is the last stage and we will do it through the river Fluvia, passing from open meadows to volcanoes and their impressive peaks. Riparian forests and pine trees give way to evergreen oaks, and the green colors get darker and deeper as we venture inland. As we go up the landscape changes: we will see meanders, small islands and lakes. Today’s final destination will close the cycle of this electric bike trip through Catalonia to return to the beginning of the cycling adventure. Today you should make the most of the views around you and enjoy the peace and quiet of riding in this beautiful natural setting before heading home!
Accommodation in a double room in charming rural accommodations and hotels specially selected for their tranquility. 1 or 2 nights will be in accommodation with shared bathroom.