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  • Holiday code
    C07MC
  • Holiday type
    Guided cycling
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $3300per person, tour only
  • Departure months
    JFMAMJJASOND
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by our sister company, Exodus
  • Tour leader thoughout
  • Bike hire
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Upgrade to e-bike

Spain: Catalonia

Cycling the Mediterranean Coast in Spain

  • Operated by our sister company, Exodus
  • Discover the culturally rich cities of Barcelona and Valencia
  • Cycle coastal routes and along car-free paths reserved for bike riders and walkers
  • Indulge in regional culinary delights
  • Enjoy several opportunities to swim in the Mediterranean Sea

Explore the Mediterranean coast on this week-long guided adventure on two wheels. We cycle the entire stretch from Barcelona down to Valencia, and at the end of each cycling day, we get the chance to enjoy a dip in the Mediterranean Sea as we stay in a different seafront hotel each night. Offering a fantastic mix of cycling lanes and quiet paved roads, this trip only includes four short transfers on the cycling days, so you really get a sense of accomplishment cycling the entire coastline from Barcelona to Valencia.



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If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 , or email sales@headwater.com

Day 1: Start Barcelona

We start the trip in Barcelona, a captivating city of quirky landmarks and excellent cuisine. Our cycling starts tomorrow but the adventure begins immediately as we take advantage of our time here with a guided walking tour. Stops include La Rambla, La Boqueria Market, the Christopher Columbus statue, Barcelona Cathedral and the Gothic Quarter. After, we get to know each other a little better with a trip briefing and our first meal as a group.
Overnight Catalonia Sagrada Familia (or similar), Barcelona.

Day 2: Transfer to Sitges; cycle to Altafulla (48KM)

After breakfast, we have a transfer (approximately one hour) to Sitges where we adjust our bikes before we start cycling by the coast. We explore some of Sitges, cutting through the cobbled streets and along the promenade before we start a gentle climb through a forest to get to Vilanova i la Geltru, where we stop for a well-deserved coffee. Afterwards we enjoy lunch at one of the many great restaurants along the way with sea-view tables. We then jump back on the bike and join the national road leading us to the Arc de Bera, which marks the Via Augusta connecting all the cities the Roman Empire controlled. Our destination today is the medieval town of Altafulla. This evening, we have a guided walking tour, visiting the castle and the main square, Placa del Pou, where there is a sculpture called Castell depicting an eight-person-high human tower.
Overnight Hotel Altafulla Mar (or similar), Altafulla.

Day 3: Transfer to Salou; cycle to L'Ampolla (47KM)

We start with a transfer (approximately 30 minutes) this morning to cross the city of Tarragona and begin cycling in the coastal town of Salou. We ride along the promenade in Salou and Cambrils until we join a road running parallel to the coast. We have another transfer (approximately 10 minutes) to avoid pedalling past a nuclear power station. After lunch, we cycle to the picturesque fishing village of L'Ametlla de Mar and enjoy a quick break before our final stretch on the saddle. Our ride ends in the seaside town of L'Ampolla, known for having lovely beaches and great restaurants. As we are staying at a beachfront hotel, you have the chance for a swim in the sea or in the hotel pool.
Overnight Hotel Flamingo (or similar), L'Ampolla.

Day 4: Cycle the Ebro Delta to Sant Carles de la Rapita (50KM)

The highlight today is riding through the Ebro Delta National Park, the largest wetland area in Catalonia and home to more than 300 bird species. We cycle alongside canals that travel through rice fields and lagoons. Our first stop is the town of Deltebre, where we enjoy a coffee before crossing the Ebro river, situated in the middle of the delta. When we reach Tancada Lagoon, we admire and take pictures of all the flamingos, plus other birds, such as gulls, marine crows and ducks.

When we leave the delta, we take a coastal route in the afternoon to reach the picturesque fishing town of Sant Carles de la Rapita and enjoy time to relax at the beach or the hotel pool.
Overnight Hotel Miami Mar (or similar), Sant Carles de la Rapita.

Day 5: Cycle to Alcossebre via Sierra de Irta Natural Park (58KM)

Today we enter the Valencia region and enjoy the most scenic day as we cycle through Sierra de Irta Natural Park. We ride mainly next to the coast and pass through the fishing town of Les Cases d'Alcanar where we find the remains of two defensive bunkers from the Spanish Civil War. We stop for lunch in Peniscola and get a chance to explore the old streets and white houses surrounding the castle. After lunch, we enter Sierra de Irta Natural Park and ride on a bumpy dirt track with a few short, steep climbs. This is a truly spectacular section: an unspoiled stretch of coastline offering Mediterranean Sea views while cycling through forest.
Overnight Gran Hotel Las Fuentes (or similar), Alcossebre.

Day 6: Cycle along a car-free path to El Grau de Castello (56KM)

Today we continue cycling south along the coast, mostly using cycling paths and enjoying inspiring views of beautiful sandy beaches along the way. We pass through the Parque Natural del Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca, one of the most unspoiled wetlands in the Valencia region. Once we have reached the town of Oropesa, we use a car-free cycling path that runs along the coast and includes a few short tunnels. We stop in Benicassim and have lunch at one of the many restaurants with sea-view terraces. After, we continue using cycling lanes but head inland to reach our destination for the night, El Grau de Castello.
Overnight Hotel Doña Lola (or similar), El Grau de Castello.

Day 7: Cycle to Valencia (30KM)

On our last day of cycling, we start with a transfer (approximately one hour) to Playa Puzol on the outskirts of Valencia. From here, we jump on our bikes and take modern cycling lanes passing typical vegetable orchards growing the delicious produce used in the classic local paella. When we arrive in Valencia, we enjoy a guided cycling tour of the city, which includes stops at the City of Arts and Sciences, the Quart and Serranos towers, and the central market. It ends in the old neighbourhood of El Cabanal, where we have lunch. After, we check into our hotel for a chance to shower, before we head into the city to enjoy our last group meal and reflect on an incredible week of cycling.
Overnight Hotel Olympia Universidades (or similar), Valencia.

Day 8: End Valencia; transfer to Barcelona airport

Our adventure ends with a transfer (approximately four hours) from Valencia to Barcelona airport. If you've still got the appetite for more exploration, speak to your sales representative to book further nights in our Valencia or Barcelona hotel.

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199, use our live webchat or email sales@headwater.com

Hotels,

We spend seven nights in three-to-four-star hotels, each chosen for their comfort and location. Some hotels have a swimming pool and/or sea view. Examples of hotels used:

Barcelona: Hotel Catalonia Sagrada Familia

Altafulla: Hotel Altafulla Mar

L’Ampollla: Hotel Flamingo

Sant Carles de la Rapita: Hotel Miami Mar

Alcossebre: Gran Hotel Las Fuentes

El Grau de Castello: Hotel Doña Lola

Valencia: Hotel Olympia Universidades

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 0044 1606 720199 or email us at sales@headwater.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback and pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. Below is a small selection of reviews we've received from our satisfied customers.


Martin Wyatt, 14/11/2023

I am at the beginning of the booking process. So far everything has been ok. There was some confusion about the insurance position in the event of theft or damage to the bicycle, but this was cleared up to my satisfaction. The sales and admin staff I have dealt with so far have been pleasant and helpful, and service has been good and timely. Telephone answering times are good.


Janet Sodring, 09/08/2023

As previously when I have booked at least 10 former holidays with Headwater, Very friendly, very helpful. We look forward to our next adventure with you


05/04/2023

Thorough and professional. Thanks for all the advice.


Andrew Mason, 28/03/2023

Always very easy to deal with.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation

All breakfasts

Management by our sister company, Exodus

Tour leader thoughout

Bike hire

Luggage transfers between hotels

Airport transfers


How to book:

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' or 'check availability' button below.

To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'check availability' button below.

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Minimum group sizes
A minimum of 6 people (in total) are required for each departure.

Solo travellers
Please call for details and prices

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Guided cycling Managed by our sister company, Exodus.

Departures
Selected Saturdays from 20th Apr 2024 to 25th Oct 2025, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Tailor-made travel

If you choose to book your own flights please check with us first that your chosen departure date is definitely operating as our guided holidays are subject to minimum group sizes.

How to book

To book this holidays speak to our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'book now' button above.

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To book this holiday call our sales team on 0044 1606 720199 or click on the appropriate 'Book now' or 'Check availability' button below.