e-biking and hiking

Discover Castle Montgrí

e-biking and hiking

90 € pp
+ additional services

Overview

Short Tour Description

This tour comprises a spectacular e-bike journey within the Baix Emporda region, followed by a hike up to the summit where Montgrí Castle towers above the surrounding area. Before you get to the grey rocks of the castle, you will cycle through continental sand dunes covered with a magnificent pine tree forest.

The construction of the castle commenced in 1294 but it was never finished or used. The construction works stopped in 1301. The hike to the top of the mountain is wonderful! If you still have energy once you reach the top, then we recommend that you climb the final stairway to the top of the tower to take some photos and try to capture the panoramic views that will surround you in all directions! The unfinished castle provides fabulous vistas across the area. You can see the Pyrenees in the distance, the Mediterranean Sea and the Medas Islands, the Gavarres mountain range and the open plains of Empordà. From here you can clearly make out the crop patterns within the fields, with narrow roads running between the grasslands. This tour is not to be missed!

Day ride duration

Total km: 45 km*
Total ascent: 400 m*
*This will depend on the daily variations of the tour that are available

Participants

  • Guided: 2 - 12

Scenery

  • Countryside & Coast
  • Mountains & Sea

Highlights & Facts

  • Enjoy a combination of cycling and hiking
  • Spectacular views from Castel Montgrí
  • Diverse countryside including:
    • Rice fields and crops
    • Continental sand dunes
    • Majestic pine forests
    • Montgrí - grey rock ridges and colossal rock formations

Cycling Level

  • 3 wheels (Moderate)

Recommendation

Bring your swimming gear for a stop-off to jump into the Mediterranean Sea.

Discover Castle Montgrí
Discover Castle Montgrí

Information & Services

Character

This tour includes a mixture of e-cycling and hiking and is the perfect combination for a fun-filled day full of adventure. On the flatlands, approaching the Montgrí mountains, you will enjoy a flat and pleasant, relatively easy ride. Crossing the sand dunes and as you climb up towards the Montgrí mountains, the cycle and hiking slopes get steeper and steeper and are typically classified as moderate.

Included services

  • e-cycling programme as described
  • One full cycling day including a picnic and a guide
  • e-MTB rental

Excluded services

  • Transfer to/from the start/end-point of the tour
  • Helmet
  • Drinks / food in bars
  • Tips for the team and other services

Please note

  • Tours begins in Sant Pere Pescador at 9:00 a.m. with a tour briefing and an introduction to the e-bikes.
  • We would be happy to organise you a transfer to the start/end-point of the tour (Sant Pere Pescador). Please contact us!
  • Due to local conditions, a route change or amendment may be necessary.

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.

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

Booking

Available Months

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

90 € *
* Prices without not included services

Guest opinions

Discover Castle Montgrí

April 2018

We were on holiday in Catalonia, Costa Brava and found this tour. It was a great experience for a day to discover some unique spots, recommended by a local guide. The e-bikes really were helpful and great fun! Now I am determined to buy one! The combination of biking and hiking was perfect! Thanks for a wonderful day!

Roger