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Spanish Pyrenees to Costa Brava Bike Tour

Barcelona, Glorious Peaks & Mediterranean Beaches

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,399 - $5,949 pp dbl occ

($1,450 - $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 the same roads as pro cyclists. Descend to Costa Brava's beaches, with Mediterranean views that inspired Salvador Dalí—a fitting end to this adventure through one of Europe's most enticing regions.

Spain Pyrenees to Costa Brava Bike Tour map
Spain Pyrenees to Costa Brava Bike Tour map


Start/End Barcelona

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


  • Discover vibrant Barcelona, home to Antoni Gaudí's treasured art and architecture—a great place to start your journey!
  • Ride picturesque routes in the Spanish and French Pyrenees, where stunning views abound and farmers work the earth
  • Dine on highly acclaimed Catalan fusion cuisine and fresh seafood paired with great wines, straight from local sources
  • Experience the artistic genius of Salvador Dalí, king of the surrealists, at the eponymous museum in Figueres


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 | Bike 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 | Enjoy an exhilarating downhill with 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 thrilling 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: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 12 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 18 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 3 | 27 miles* | 2600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 35 miles | 2600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 50 miles | 4400 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
Level 4 | 45 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 52 miles | 3700 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 22 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 45 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 48 miles | 2400 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 15 miles | 200 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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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. 

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 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+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package.
$650 rental fee; subject to availability

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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