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Cycling routes in

Catalonia

Find the right bike route for you through Catalonia, where we've got 51,211 cycle routes to explore. The routes you most commonly find here are of the hilly or uphill type. Most people get on their bikes to ride here in the months of May and August.

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Top cycle routes in and around Catalonia


Las V铆as Verdes

Take old disused railway tracks, recover and repurpose them and you have the perfect cycle path聽connecting points of interest, cutting steadily through empty or built-up land at a gentle gradient. There are four聽V铆as Verdes (鈥済reen ways鈥) to choose from in Catalonia: The Iron and Coal route is 12 km (7 miles) long and follows the old industrial route from Ripoll to Sant Joan de les Abadesses-Ogassa. Two former narrow-gauge railway routes (El Carrilet from Olot to Girona and from Girona to Saint Feliu de Guixols) are much longer and offer scenic views of the valleys, towns and seascapes in their path. Finally, Terra Alta is a partly paved route along the old railway line which used to run between the towns of Tortosa and Pueblo de Hijar. Cutting through the P脿ndols and Cavalls mountains, it鈥檚 an easy route with glimpses of medieval towns and exceptional nature.

Costa Brava

Roads over rolling hills, coastal routes and deserted hinterland: the Costa Brava really聽has it all. This is the country of contrasts, and to top it off, it has聽some great cycling infrastructure. The popular route from Girona to follows the coast and takes you through the fishing village聽Tossa de Mar, with sunny beaches, rugged rock walks聽and a uniquely preserved medieval fort called聽"Vila Vella enceinte". Another highlight is artists' favorite聽Cadaqu茅s - Pablo Picasso, Joan Mir贸聽and Salvador Dal铆 were inspired by the beauty of the聽coastal town on the northern Cap de Creus peninsula. Cliffs and hidden coves are also found in nearby Cap de Creus national park.聽Take a trip here with your bike and find out firsthand why Lance Armstrong made the Costa Brava his training base!聽

Montserrat

The striking Montserrat mountain is first National Park. Situated near the city of Barcelona, the multiple peaks of Montserrat range in height and tower up to 1236 m above sea level. The mountain also houses the famous Benedictine Abbey Santa Maria de Montserrat, which can be reached by cable car, railway, road 鈥 or bike! Starting point is Monistrol de Montserrat, a village east of the mountain. A cycle trip around Montserrat sounds perhaps less challenging than venturing聽straight up but don鈥檛 be fooled 鈥 it includes some strenuous climbs. Stunning green valley views are the reward for mastering rocky peaks and forested ridges, while the round trip promises an ever-changing perspective on the Catalan people鈥檚 holy mountain.

Barcelona

There is no doubt 鈥 is great for cyclists. From next to no cycling infrastructure in place ten years ago to an impressive 11th rank among the world's most bicycle-friendly cities, the Copenhagenize Index praises its spectacular comeback with the words: "brilliant for showing the world what is possible"! With one of the most popular (by numbers) bike share systems and lots of traffic-calming measures in place, the city famous for unfinished Gaud铆 buildings and shopping in La Rambla ensures that bicycles are back in fashion in Spain. Pedal past the bars and restaurants in聽the聽Gothic Quarter, cycle along the seaside trail聽and visit Parc de la Ciutadella to see for yourself聽what the fuss is all about.

Girona

With its vibrant caf茅s, its beautiful old town and its exceptional cycling infrastructure,聽Girona is the perfect base for your biking holiday in Catalonia. 99聽km (62聽mi) northeast of Barcelona, this city is less touristy and has lots of historical and聽cultural attractions going for it. Built on a hillside, there are colorful聽stacked houses,聽narrow cobblestone streets, ancient city walls聽and significant Jewish heritage to discover.聽Newly聽built聽country roads leave聽alternative, older roads void of traffic 鈥撀爉aking them even more useful to cyclists. A charming聽nearby聽medieval town聽is Peratallada, known for its beautiful stone buildings. It lies halfway between Girona and the Mediterranean Sea.聽