The pine-scented coastal region of Catalonia has long attracted artists (Salvador Dali, among others), writers, and those in search of beauty, tranquility, and inspiration. With its multitude of villages, sunny weather, seaside splendor, art, culture, and gastronomy & wine, this corner of Spain offers everything we look for when traveling. Did we mention the cycling is superb? In fact, many pro teams live and train here when not competing. While most of our routes are more moderate in length and difficulty, avid cyclists will have lots of options should they choose. From Figueres, to Callela de Palafrugell to Girona, we have created an itinerary that shows you the very best of this region.



Figueres, Spain

Day 1+2

Calella de Palafrugell

Calella de Palafrugell

Day 3+4


Girona, Spain

Day 5+6+7

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?


6 nights hotels
All breakfasts and 1 dinner
Luggage transfers
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Detailed route instructions and maps
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits



Start any dates between May to October
Custom trips also available and can start any day. Call or email for details.


7 days / 6 nights, with 5 days of cycling


Figueres / Girona


Moderate 20-40+ miles daily Note the daily distances and elevation gains listed on the itinerary to determine whether this trip is suitable for you Layover days allow for time off the bike if you choose


Varied with some hills


Classic Accommodation: US $2,250
Single Supplement: US $570

Luxe Accommodation: US $2,750
Single Supplement: US $690

Bike Rentals

Hybrid or Racing Bikes: US$280

E-Bikes: US$480

E-bikes are generally available but are on an ‘on request basis ‘ and will be confirmed on receipt of your booking registration. E-bikes provided are the best rentals available in the region. Our regular fleet of hybrid and race bikes are fun to ride and light and fast, but if having an e-bike will make your trip, we’ll do our best to provide. E-bike rentals are non-refundable.

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. If you have any questions before making your reservation, please contact us.

Getting there

You can reach Figueres rom Barcelona by rail (1h50). The easiest way to reach the hotel in Figueres is by taxi and these can be found on arrival outside the train station.


Day 1


Arriving: Your hotel is included on arrival; assuming you are flying into Barcelona, the high-speed train reaches Figueres in 1h50. Our Area Manager typically meets you for bike fit etc. at 2pm or 4 pm, but this is flexible. We provide two ride options on Day 1 but these are optional.

The Classic trip starts in Figueres, the birthplace of Dali. Salvador Dali was known as much for his flamboyance and exhibitionism as he as for his surrealist and exotic imagery; most of his work are in the Dali museum here. Dinner is included at a restaurant where Dali was often a patron. The Luxe trip starts from Mas Falgarona 5km outside of Figueres which is a beautiful hotel in the countryside. If you prefer to be in a village, we also use Palau Macelli in the charming village of Castello d’Empuries if you prefer. Optional Ride distances: 36km; 320m or 44km; 500m


Day 2

Roses & Cadaques

Ride a loop east towards the coastal town of Roses. A long option will reach Cadaques, an unspoiled and remote village with crystal-blue water, fishing boats, sandy beaches, and old white-washed houses. Loop back through the charming center of Castello d’Empuries. Back in Figueres, walk the narrow, twisting streets and dine in one of the many excellent restaurants. Ride Distance Day 2: 42 km, elevation gain 515 m or 55 km, gain 700 m.*


Day 3

Figueres to Calella de Palafrugell

Riding south from Figueres, you will have a chance to visit Empuries, site of an ancient city from 535BC with a necropolis, tombs and other treasures left behind by Greek and Roman ancestors. Take some time to visit the museum and then stroll over to a magnificent sandy beach to take in the view or enjoy a coffee on the terrace of Hostal Empuries. The paved bike path next to the sea is sublime. Lunch is recommended in the medieval city of Torroella de Montgri or, at one of our favourite restaurants in the region in a tiny village along our route. The Classic trip stays in Callela de Palafrugell, one of the most charming sea-side villages along the coast and the idyllic Hotel San Roc. Stay at Castell d’Empordà in La Bisbal if you choose our Luxe option. Ride Distance Day 3: 42 km, elevation gain 295 m or 52 km, gain 155 m or 68 km, gain 705 m.


Day 4

Begur & Pals

The views between Calella and Begur are sublime and your next day’s ride along this coast has some challenging (but rewarding) climbs. You will have time to explore medieval Begur with its castle above town and Pals, which is one of the popular and enchanting villages in Catalonia. If you choose to take a day off from cycling, there is an option to hike along a glorious section of this coastline, where you can visit the Jardins de Cap Roig with its picturesque gardens and historic castle. Ride Distance D4: 44 km, elevation gain 820m.* Hiking alternative: up to 12.3km; 380m or 1.9km;200m


Day 5

Callela de Palafrugell to Girona

Ride to Girona, one of the most important historical sites in Spain, where professional cyclists often live and train off-season (attracted by the climate and food, just like us). Stop to visit the castle that Dali lived at in Pubol and to have lunch before a wee climb over the Mare de Deu dels Angels before descending into fantastic Girona. Distance D5: 40 km, elevation gain 460m up to 88 km, gain 760m.*


Day 6


Choose from moderate or challenging rides northwest of Girona and then post-ride lunch at Cafe Fabrica, owned by (now retired) Canadian pro cyclist Christian Meier and his wife Amber. For dinner, we will provide recommendations from dinner – options abound from Michelin starred (The Roca brothers El Celler de Can Roca is rated one of the best restaurants in the world, but their newest restaurant, Normal is easier to get into and also superb).  Hungry anyone? D6: 52 km, elevation gain 555m or 75 km, gain 900m.*


Day 7

Depart at your leisure for onward travel. Trains from Girona reach Barcelona in 30 minutes (25 trains per day).

*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.


Hotel Duran, Figueres

This is the top-rated TA hotel in Figueres. Located in the historical center, walking distance from the Dali museum and with an excellent restaurant, this hotel is a fine one to start your Catalonia experience.

Hotel Sant Roc, Calella de Palafrugell

This 3-star boutique hotel boasts sea-view rooms and a great location. It has been in the same family for 3 generations. “Quite simply the hotel has the best position in the most charming resort on the most beautiful and rugged coast on the whole Mediterranean.” Arnold Z, Leeds, England.

Hotel Nord 1901, Girona

This 4-star hotel has lovely lounges, comfortable guest rooms and the only swimming pool and gardens in the center of the city. Fully renovated in 2009 with contemporary style, and located walking distance to great restaurants. Top-rated TA hotel in Girona.


Mas Falgarona

Mas Falgarona is a 17th-century property with that large and light guest rooms that retain the original thick stone walls and raftered ceilings. There's a swimming pool, a shady garden and an organic kitchen garden providing much of the produce for the restaurant. The location, just 5km outside of Figueres, is quiet with lovely gardens and beautiful setting.

Castell d'Emporda, La Bisbal d'Emporda

This restored medieval castle, now a 4-star hotel, offers romantic lodging. The rooms are spacious and the bar and restaurant here are excellent. *For those who may prefer the 5-star Mas de Torrent, when available, this can be booked at an upgrade fee of $200 pp.

Hotel Llegendes, Girona

This 4-star hotel is located in the historic center of Girona and is intimate with just 15 rooms. The design incorporates the historic property with contemporary décor.

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Trip Reviews

October 30, 2023

“You are the best and this was my favourite tour. Loved the many surprising delights on the routes – wine tasting, emerging on a bike path by the sea, amazing food in the middle of nowhere, seeing the remains of ancient civilizations. Everyday brought new sensations- smelling fermented grapes, sweet apples, the rich scent of hogs- and incredible views. Loved the day we rode up and down along the coast and stopped at little beaches to cool our leg muscles and prepare for next climb. All 3 hotels were great – liked staying 2 nights in each place.”

October 30, 2023

“The beaches were amazing and the included dinner was outstanding. The Greek and Roman ruins were impressive!”

November 14, 2022

“We really appreciated how the routes took us off the beaten path and loved all the small towns, both interior and on the coast. The bikes were great and the navigation system was amazing. We really love the self-paced nature of this kind of trip. We will be back for sure!”

November 14, 2022

“I personally love the seaside towns in Spain and riding to and from them made it all the better. There is a ton of things to do at each destination and all along the way. We loved the gps app and the freedom of self guided travel. We will take another trip with Randonnee in the future. “

October 27, 2022

“The hotels and routes were really great, as were restaurant recommendations in the towns along the route. Stunning landscape and beautiful towns. Really enjoyed the 3 different towns we stayed in, as well as those we passed through. They were all very varied, and interesting. Loved the hiking day as well. Hotel staff were very helpful.”

October 27, 2022

“I was nervous not being a cyclist but it exceeded my expectations. Gorgeous scenery, weather and people. Loved the region.”

November 21, 2021

“This was my first bicycle tour and I definitely appreciated how this type of vacationing balances sightseeing with physical activity. Both the tour and the region exceeded my expectations. Our Area Manager was great- friendly, sociable and helpful. My interactions with the Travel Advisor exceeded my expectations: communication was prompt and helpful. I chose Randonnee Tours because they were quick at responding and they were recommended by a friend.”

October 22, 2014

“I loved it all!”

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