From Collioure to Cadaqués by bike (guided)
Arrival in Collioure or in Perpignan
Visit of Collioure, wine tasting and briefing by a local cycling instructor
Welcome to Collioure, the charming Catalan village that inspired the famous painters Matisse and Derain. Lined with vineyard terraces plunging in staircases from the mountains to the sea, you'll enjoy panoramic views, interwoven cobbled streets, art galleries and beaches.
Wine tasting available at our partner Sylvain.
Handover of bikes and advice from a local cycling instructor at the end of the afternoon.
Dinner on your own and overnight in a hotel*** in Collioure.
Suggestions (see options tab):
- Pick-up at Perpignan train station or airport and transfer to Collioure.
- Additional night(s) in Collioure
- Catalan wine tasting at Sylvain, our partner wine merchant / art gallery
From Collioure to Banyuls
23km, 470m D+
This first day of cycling is a gentle mix of mountains, vineyards and crystal-clear creeks... You head for the mountains, sheltered from tourists, which smell of ubiquitous Mediterranean flora. You overlook ancient vineyard terraces, plunging down a staircase to the coves of the Côte Vermeille.
This cycling stage takes you right up close to nature, in a sublime setting where Catalans have been developing the resources of their land since the Middle Ages.
At the end of the day, we invite you to taste their wine in the bay of Paulilles, before taking a dip in the clear waters of the sea below.
Arrival in Banyuls. Dinner on your own and overnight in a hotel in Banyuls.
Banyuls, Cerbère and the underwater trail
27km, 600m D+
The colorful ambience of the holiday is gradually taking hold of you, as the day promises to be radiant! A cool climb up to the mountains, where you may notice small cactus-like shrubs growing small, colorful fruits... And yes, the prickly pear joins the landscape, heralding your descent southwards.
You pedal towards the ridges that form a natural border between France and Spain, where you'll be tomorrow. Pass Cerbères, the last small French port. Known for its exceptional nature reserve, we suggest you round off your day with a snorkeling trip along the underwater trail.
During this fun outing, you'll swim along a signposted path to discover the beauty of underwater life.
On arrival in Banyuls, we'll treat you to a tasting with our friends Vincent, Augustin and Martin. These brothers have taken over from their father Marc, who passed on to them his peasant vision of wine.
Dinner on your own and 2nd night in a hotel in Banyuls.
- Snorkeling on the underwater trail of the Banyuls reserve
- Tasting of dry Collioure wines and sweet Banyuls wines on a family estate.
From Banyuls to Port de la Selva
37km, 850m D+
Off to Spain for another day. Hidden away from the touristy Costa Brava by Cap de Creus, you enter Spanish lands that have remained timeless. Passing through the small Benedictine abbey of Saint Quirze, lost in the heart of the Albères mountains. Finally, you descend through fields of olive trees, holm oaks, arbutus, cysts... where the scents of thyme and rosemary gradually mingle with sea spray.
Arrive at the small Spanish fishing port of Puerto de la Selva, where you can enjoy some tapas by the sea.
Dinner and overnight in your hotel in Puerto de la Selva (or Llança).
From Port de la Selva to Cadaqués
18km, 550m D+
Leaving Puerto de la Selva, you pedal towards the Cap del Creus nature park along ancestral paths bordered by attractive dry-stone walls.
Founded in 1998, the national park contrasts with the coast to the south, as it is the largest uninhabited coastal area in Spain. The landscape has therefore remained untouched, almost unchanged since the creation of the surrounding villages by the Greeks and Romans. Arrive in Cadaqués, where the crystal-clear waters of the sea are reflected in the beautiful white houses.
Dinner at your own and overnight in your hotel in Cadaqués.
Discover the Cap del Creus nature park - Cadaqués
27km, 550m D+
This morning, you'll set off from Cadaqués in the heart of the Cap del Creus nature park to discover coves, ancestral paths and, of course, the cape, which looks like the end of the world. Lunch is available at the lighthouse restaurant, with its stunning sea views. In the afternoon, we recommend our favorite coves, where you can swim in the heart of nature.
Back to the "white village", where we warmly recommend a visit to Dali's house in Portligat.
Dinner on your own and 2nd night in your hotel in Cadaqués.
- Visit Dali's house in Portligat
- Lunch at the Cap del Creus lighthouse
- Swimming in wild coves
Arrival in Collioure or in Perpignan
1h15 of transfer
Breakfast in Cadaqués. Departure at 10am for your private transfer to Collioure or Perpignan, arriving late morning.
Arrival in Collioure or Perpignan at 3:00 pm (please specify when booking).
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Our price includes :
Our price does not include :
Options, supplements and reductions:
|Hire of an electric bike (e-bike) throughout the trip (delivery & repatriation included)
|Hire of a hybrid bike throughout the trip (delivery & repatriation included)
|Superior category of accommodation
|Single room supplement
NB: prices are per person.
Our selection of 3* hotels
Here is our selection of 3* partner hotels.
NB: These are our preferred accommodations.
Depending on your registration date, we may be able to book other accommodation of the same category for you.
APPOINTMENT / DISPERSAL
Appointment on Day 1 :
Dispersion on day 7 :
LEVEL AND NATURE OF THE TERRAIN
E-BIKE (ELECTRIC-ASSIST BICYCLE)
HYBRID BIKE (ALL PATH BIKE)
ALL YOUR EQUIPMENT IS INCLUDED
NATURE OCCITANE THEFT AND ASSISTANCE INSURANCE INSURES YOU FOR 1€50 PER DAY AND PER BIKE AND/OR EQUIPMENT
- 1 sun hat or cap (helmet supplied on request when you register)
- 1 scarf
- Breathable T-shirts
- 1 fleece jacket
- 1 waterproof, breathable Gore-tex jacket
- 2 cycling shorts (short or long), preferably padded for greater comfort on the bike
- 1 pair of comfortable evening pants
- Socks. Avoid tennis socks (cotton), which take a long time to dry.
- 1 bathing suit
- 1 pair of multi-activity shoes for cycling and walking
- Tennis shoes or sandals for the evening
- 1 pair of sunglasses
- 1 pocket knife (to be packed in checked baggage if flying)
- Toilet paper
- Sun cream
- Soothing anti-chafing cream