Discover Catalonia: Mountains to the Mediterranian sea

Details of Catalonia by bike
  • Electric mountain bike
  • Medium / Extreme level
  • Daily luggage transferYour bags will be waiting at the next hotel
  • 240-300km y 8.200-8.600m+Daily variations available

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!

Start and finish

It is a circular route that begins and ends in the pretty town of Besalú.

What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast (1 - 2 nights will be with shared bathroom)
  • Track of the route for GPS
  • Briefing prior to the start of the activity
  • Detailed trip road book
  • Daily transfer of luggage between accommodations

Not included or optional

  • Guide
  • Electric mountain bike rental (€ 240 per person)
  • Flights, taxis or public transport (both on arrival and departure)
  • Transfers to the beginning or from the end (consult)
  • Lunch and dinner (picnic available for € 10 or € 25 in restaurant)
  • Energy drinks or bars
  • Tickets to museums, monuments and other associated services
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What will you see?
  • Travel on a electric bike between mountains, rivers and the Mediterranean Sea
  • Pedal through two countries, France and Spain
  • Pyrenees, Albera Natural Park
  • Visit an abandoned castle hidden in the middle of the forest
  • Pedal through the spectacular Cap de Creus
  • Don't forget your swimsuit! The route passes through rivers, lakes and the Mediterranean Sea
The route passes through
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Itinerary Catalonia travel tour in eMTB

Day 1: Accommodation in BesalúWelcome - arrival at the meeting point in 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!

Day 2: Besalù - Sant Llorenç de La Muga45km 2000m+

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.

Day 3: Sant Llorenç de La Muga - Boadella31km 1.300m+

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!

Day 4: Historic roads to France51km 2.100m+

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!

Day 5: From the forest to the Mediterranean Sea54km 1.300m+

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.

Day 6: Cap de Creus44km 600m+

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.

Day 7: We return to the beginning ascending by the river to Besalú62km 1000m+

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!

Day 8: Enf of the tripEnd of the trip after breakfast

Where you will stay

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am only one, is it possible to book the tour?

No, a minimum of two people is needed to book this tour

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, a fully equiped bike is available for rent. You can select during the booking process.

Is the daily luggage transfer between the accommodations included?

Yes, every day we will take your luggage to the next hotel. You just have to leave it at reception, and we take care of everything. Usually it will already be at the hotel when you arrive.

Can I cancel the booking?

We want to be as flexible as possible. Therefore, in the event of an unforeseen event, we will do our best to change the dates of the trip at no cost so that you can travel within the same year.

And if your plans change and you want to cancel the trip before the start date, the following management fees will apply:

• With more than 30 days, the management costs will be 20% of the amount of the trip.
• Between 30 and 15 days, the management costs will be 50% of the amount of the trip
• With less than 14 days, the amount to be paid will be 100% of the amount of the trip.

To have more flexibility, we recommend contracting travel, assistance, CR and cancellation insurance with which the trip can be canceled up to 24 hours before the start date with a 10% franchise. Check with us the conditions. Keep in mind that the price of the insurance is not refunded once contracted in case of cancellation or modification.

Do you need any further clarification? get in touch, we will be delighted to assist you.