Sea landscape with Calella de Palafrugell, Catalonia, Spain near of Barcelona. Scenic fisherman village with nice sand beach and clear blue water in nice bay. Famous tourist destination in Costa Brava
Two people on beach laughing
Two people biking past sunflower field
Bowl of raw olives
Couple hugging with bike in foreground
Backroads' guests and leader having a glass of wine with bikes
Three people walking down alleyway backlit
Person in Backroads' jersey holding glass of wine
Two Backroads' guests biking on street
Details of Salvador Dali museum in Figueras, Spain
Passageway in the old town of Pals in Girona, Catalonia.
Sunset in Pals medieval village, streets of the historic center at dusk, Girona on the Costa Brava of Catalonia in the Mediterranean
BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 10, 2016: Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona. The Antoni Gaudi masterpiece has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
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Spanish Pyrenees to Costa Brava Easygoing E-bike Tour

A Dolce Tempo Journey from Barcelona to Glorious Peaks & Mediterranean Beaches

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,599 pp dbl occ

($1,500 for sgl occ)

Barcelona lures you with its irrepressible éclat, tapas and wine. Soon you're swept into the Pyrenees, traversing the French border and riding some of the best roads in Europe at your own pace. Descend to Costa Brava's beaches, with Mediterranean views that inspired Salvador Dalí—a fitting end to this leisurely adventure through one of Spain's most enticing regions.

Spain Pyrenees to Costa Brava Easygoing Biking Tour
Spain Pyrenees to Costa Brava Easygoing Biking Tour


Start/End Barcelona

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


Refreshingly Active Adventures
Picturesque routes in the Spanish and French Pyrenees were made for e-biking. Stunning views abound, and there's no place quite like Barcelona to kick off your journey.

Immersive Travel
Experience the artistic genius of Salvador Dalí, king of the surrealists, at the eponymous museum in Figueres and go off the beaten path to landscapes where farmers work the earth.

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Relax at magnificent Relais & Châteaux retreats and dine on highly acclaimed Catalan fusion cuisine and fresh seafood paired with great wines, straight from local sources.


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Kick things off in Barcelona, Catalonia’s effervescent capital | Gaze at the limestone massif of Cadí-Moixeró Nature Reserve, one of the region's largest parks | E-bike at your own pace through mountain villages, past herds of sheep and farmers plying their trade | Scenic cycling routes in the High Pyrenees ease across the border between France and Spain | Ride in Llívia, a Spanish enclave on the famous Camino de Santiago (Way of Saint James) pilgrimage trail | Savor rustic regional cuisine in a mountain village | Relax at our exquisite Relais & Châteaux hotel, an architectural gem.

Exterior view of Torre del Remei
Torre del Remei
Bolvir de Cerdanya
| Premiere Hotel

Set amid acres of lush manicured gardens, this modernist château from the early 1900s was designed by a disciple of Antoni Gaudí. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool)

Day 3

Climb up Coll de la Creueta, one of the highest paved roads in this cyclist's mecca and the perfect spot to engage the boost of your e-bike | Take in stunning views over the Alt Ripollès Valley | Journey to Figueres, the birthplace of surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, and experience his mind-bending work at the Dalí Museum | Taste Catalan wines and Mediterranean-influenced dishes at our stylish retreat.

Exterior view of Mas Falgarona Hotel & Spa
Mas Falgarona Hotel & Spa
| Premiere Hotel

Enjoy a warm welcome at this renovated 15th-century stone farmhouse, tucked into the countryside between the Pyrenees and Costa Brava. (pool, spa) 

Days 4-6

Golden fields of wheat and sunflowers blanket the countryside as you ride to the luminous Baix Empordà region | Explore hamlets with cobbled squares and Romanesque churches | Wander through the enchanting medieval town of Pals and admire its bell tower, built in the 12th century | Bike along the Costa Brava to the “region of coves,” where the Mediterranean laps against secluded beaches and villages cling to forested hills | The Gavarres Nature Reserve offers up another memorable climb | Cool off in the sea or at the pool | Sample tasty Catalan specialties in the charming fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell | Put your feet up at a historic Catalan farmhouse turned luxury hotel. 

Exterior view of Mas de Torrent Hotel
Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa
| Premiere Hotel

A beautifully restored 18th-century manor house with stylish rooms and historic country charm. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Activity Level: 1-3

Our Dolce Tempo e-biking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-4 hours of e-biking per day. Our custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 12 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 18 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 27 miles* | 2600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 35 miles | 2600 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 14 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 3500 ft. gain
Dalí Museum Guided Tour (1.5 hours)
Day 4
Level 2 | 27 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles* | 1900 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 22 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 33 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 45 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 15 miles | 200 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below. (click the arrow to see all available options)

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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