Independence and enjoyment

Outlaw Pack‍-‍Trip

Independence and enjoyment

670 € pp
+ additional services

Overview

Short Tour Description

We offer a self-sufficient and self-guided e-bike pack-trip during which you will discover volcanoes, table mountains and canyons. You will enjoy cycling through this stunning area, which is filled with legends of outlaws and bandits that used these highlands to escape justice. They were the ones that carved out many of the paths that we still use today!

This type of pack-trip is ideal for those that wish to go at their own pace, ride completely independently and at their own rhythm. You will have an e-bike adapted trailer to carry all that you need to take with you, and you will keep this with you at all times. This is an active cycling tour with some technically challenging stretches. This panoramic trail is varied, exciting and fulfilling and you will have the opportunity to swim in clear river pools and lakes, cross canyons and ride up towards table mountains! You will stop at picturesque villages, with many secrets to discover along this stunning route.

Duration

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights / 5 Days of e-cycling

Total km: 150-180 km*
Ascent: 7000-7800 m*
*This will depend on the daily variations of the tour that are available

Participants

  • Self-Guided: 2 - 4

Scenery

  • Pyrenees

Highlights & Facts

  • Fantastic experience - e-MTB with an adapted trailer
  • Natural park and volcanic area “La Garrotxa”
  • Cosy accommodation on top of a Table Mountain
  • Picnic by a wonderful waterfall
  • Trail of the four seasons:
    • Spring: discover the soft green colours of the deciduous forests in the springtime
    • Summer: enjoy the comfortable climate on the high plateau during the summer months
    • Autumn: marvel at the colours of the falling leaves – our "Indian Summer"
    • Winter: dry, bright and sunny midwinter days

Cycling Level

  • 4 wheels (Moderate to Challenging)

Recommendation

Pack light! We will offer you waterproof bags where you can put all of your belongings. The secret it is to bring only what is needed.

Outlaw Pack‍-‍Trip
Outlaw Pack‍-‍Trip

Tour Route

Day 1: Welcome to Besalú

Besalú is a medieval old town, situated alongside the river, with an iconic bridge! It was once a very important place and was the capital of an earldom. We will welcome you here and give you all of the necessary information about the e-bikes and your trailer as well as the route that you will follow over the next five days!

Day 2: Fall in love with nature

Leaving Besalú, you will head uphill to Torn Mountain and you will follow a pleasant trail alongside a stream, which is a rather laid-back start to the tour. You will continue on a fun and windy downhill ride from here! You will be amazed at how much stability the little trailer, which is attached to the rear of your bike will give you! Down in the valley, there is the possibility to swim in a fresh river pool and relax those muscles! Shortly afterwards, following a flat track you will arrive at the medieval village of Santa Pau. By the end of today you will definitely be fully immersed into your mountain surroundings!

Km: 24 km approx.
Ascent: 800 m approx.

Day 3: Volcanic essence

You enter into the land of volcanoes this morning and will see lava fields and pass a mystical forest between outstanding black volcanic stones. The tracks lead you to a cliff edge, with views to the high Pyrenees mountains and the Mediterranean Sea ahead of you! It is a truly great spot to stop for a picnic! The beautiful e-MTB tracks that you will follow downhill from here pass through meadows and woodlands and you will reach the valley of the River Brugent. Tonight’s lodgings are a refurbished 12th Century rectory which has been renovated with excellent taste. Here you can put your feet up and relax in style!!

Km: 32 km approx.
Ascent: 1000 m approx.

Day 4: The power of water and rock

Your journey today begins heading down an old train track and continues with an easy uphill ride, surrounded by oak trees and views of the Pyrenees. Suddenly in front of you, almost from nowhere, appears large and spectacular rock formations. You will be at the bottom of the Table Mountain el Far. What a place to rest for a tasty picnic! After a good rest and a little siesta, you will enjoy the downhill run to Susqueda Lake. Tonight’s lodging is a unique place with spectacular panoramic views over all of the nearby table mountains.

Km: 37 km approx.
Ascent: 2000 m approx.

Day 5: At the heart of Guilleries

Day 5 is a rather long e-cycling day through the woodland of Guilleries. Leaving the woodland, you will descend to a lake for a well-deserved swim. Going uphill after your break, you will discover magical and secluded spots along this next stretch and will arrive at the quaint town of Rupit for lunch. Guilleries became the famous land of the Robin Hood of Catalunya in the 17th Century. The famous bandit Serrallonga became a legend after many epic stories about him emerged over the years. On a breath-taking path across the Table Mountain you will arrive at the village of Tavertet, which is located majestically on the edge of the mountain.

Km: 44 km approx.
Ascent: 3000 m approx.

Day 6: Sculpted woodland forests and river landscapes

Woodland and meadow e-cycling via memorable tracks lead you to an authentic and beautiful village. Here you will leave your bikes and walk down to a gorgeous hidden spot! Accompanied by the sound of powerful water flowing nearby, you can swim in the river pool here. Refreshed you will return to the village for lunch and to collect your e-bike. During the afternoon, you will discover the picturesque church of Sant Julià de Cabrera that is protected by the Table Mountain of the Aiats. From here you will enter into a dense beech forest where the sunlight reflects off the leaves, creating a delight for the senses. Plunging downhill from here to your lodging for the night, you will really enjoy your e-bike on this stretch of the ride! The house that awaits you is a distinguished and remarkable property that you are guaranteed to love!

Km: 25 km approx.
Ascent: 600 m approx.

Day 7: See you soon!

An old and typically Catalan country house, Masia El Güell marks the end of this adventure … and maybe the beginning of new ones. Transfers to train stations from here are available … or you may continue with a tour towards the Costa Brava.

Information & Services

Character

The Outlaw Pack-Trip is an e-MTB trekking route where you can be totally self-sufficient. You will carry all of your belongings with you. The e-bikes allow you to enjoy this tour perfectly and the comfortable trailers are well-adapted to get you across any kind of terrain. In this way, independent and spontaneous, you will enjoy the table mountains, volcanoes, rivers and lakes with incredible views and landscapes at your own pace.

This route is classified as a moderate level tour, with some challenging stretches and you will need to have a good biking ability. To enjoy the beauty of the countryside around you, the number of biking hours per day is not excessive and the paths are not extremely difficult. Despite this, the trail is recommended for sporty people with good cycling skills. If you have a taste of adventure, love sport and a desire to get to know the culture and landscape of Catalonia then we can certainly recommend this trail to you!

You will pack your biking items within our waterproof bags, and you will find the rest of your luggage at the end of the trail for your convenience.

Included services

  • e-cycling programme as described
  • 5 cycling days with 6 nights’ accommodation, including breakfast. Stay in a double room with shower and toilet facilities (approximately 1-2 nights of which will be with shared shower and toilet facilities)
  • GPS with detailed route
  • Taxes on stays in tourist establishments
  • Transportation of luggage to the final night´s accommodation ready for you to collect after your tour!

Excluded services

  • Flight or public transport (on arrival and on departure) including taxis
  • Transfer to / from the start / end-point of the tour
  • e-bike + trailer rental and accessories
  • 5 lunches and 6 dinners (a packed-lunch style picnic for you to take with you in your bike bag for 10 euro or a restaurant for 25 euro depending on your choice)
  • Drinks / food in bars
  • Entrance fees to museums, monuments and any associated guided tours
  • Tips for the team and other services
Transfer fees for 2019 here

e-bike hire

Your hired e-bike is equipped with a rack - bike bags, basic e-bike tools and a battery charger are all included.

ebike
Fee per e-MTB 250,- Euro
helmet
Fee per helmet 9,- Euro

Accommodation

Double room

Single room supplement – extra 30,- Euro per night

Please note

  • Arrival day: at 7:00 p.m. with a tour briefing and introduction to the e-bikes (typically last about 2 hours). Dinner at 9:00 p.m.
  • Departure day: Breakfast (approximately 9:00 a.m.) – departure with transfer to the train station / airport (Girona).
  • The tour operator reserves the right to substitute the described accommodation with an equivalent alternative if necessary.
  • Due to local conditions, a route change or amendment may be necessary.

Arrival / Departure

Self-guided tour:

For a private taxi (1-4 persons) the costs are approximately:

Arrival:
70,- € from Girona Airport (GRO)/train station
230,- € Barcelona Airport (BCN)

Departure:
80,- Euro to Figueres train station
130,- Euro to Girona Airport (GRO) / train station
200,- Euro to Barcelona Airport (BCN)

We would be happy to organise your personalised arrival / departure to the respective start/end points. If needed, we can book a taxi transfer or reserve train tickets in advance for you. Please contact us!

Important notices

Important notices to all customers!

All tour itineraries are general guidelines and in order to offer our customers the best e-cycling holiday experience we make occasional changes. The number of daily kilometres and metres of ascent are approximate as we offer different options on most of the days of the tour. For example, sometimes you can choose between a longer or a shorter route and sometimes between easy and more challenging paths to suit your preferences.

Depending on the number of simultaneous tours, the season, the weather and national holidays, we may make alterations to the itineraries at short-notice, which could affect the number of hours of e-cycling per day, the route we take to any given destination or the use of alternative accommodation. Tours can also be cycled in both directions. All changes are at our discretion, but when changes are made, we endeavour to ensure that our high quality standards are maintained and reflected in the alternatives that we choose.

Presentation, organisation, photos and information are provided by Anaïs Roca and Rudi Stolz.

Booking

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You can choose your own travel dates (upon request).

670 € *
* Prices without not included services

Guest opinions

Outlaw Pack-Trip

September 2018

I went on this tour with a friend and it was an exceptionally wonderful experience. Everything was perfectly organised. Cycling in this environment is a great experience, in addition, with the trailers it gives you the sense of a real independent voyage! Fantastic landscapes and some challenging but fun moments. Thank you for this dream vacation!

Astrid and Sonja