On weekends, we'll be skiing and boarding in winter; hiking, biking and roller blading in summer. On weeknights, indoor climbing, hill running or maybe a dinner, plus other events. Travel ideas include skiing in Europe or out West, hiking to Machu Picchu or the Dolomites, or a weekend nearby to kayak in the Thousand Islands.
The Costa Brava ("Wild Coast" or "Rough Coast") is a coastal region of Catalonia in northeastern Spain, consisting of the comarques (counties) of Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà and Selva in the province of Girona. Costa Brava stretches from the town of Blanes, 60 km (37 mi) northeast of Barcelona, to the French border.
We have created a custom cycling route that is unparalleled with others found on the Internet.
We will be overnighting in the most vibrant, the most exciting, the most lively and the most entertaining of all of northeast Spain's seaside towns. Our route will average 70 kms per day (10 km per day less than last year), giving us lots of time to ride from each overnight stop to the next, and still give us more time to explore each town, either on bike or on foot.
We will be cycling for seven days (one more day than last year), our first cycling day will be Saturday 28 September, and we'll end in Barcelona on the following Friday afternoon. Both Friday night hotel stays are included in this cycling adventure: eight nights are prepaid. The exact itinerary will be emailed to each participant.
Some of us will fly in a few days early to explore the area and/or stay a few days longer after the cycling week. I will also plan some optional excursions before and after our cycling tour.
There are inexpensive, nonstop flights to Barcelona, around $800.
Temperatures expected will be highs of 24 C during the day.
Instead of organizing an info session for this European adventure, I will allow up to 16 people to RSVP to this event. At the end of March, we will meet, discuss details, and finalize the members who will be joining the cycling group. We will be a maximum of 10 riders.
If you are already certain that you want to be a part of this exciting trip, you can send me a $600 deposit at any time (to the same email address as in the past). The final fee has yet to be determined, however it will be along the lines of last year ($1,400) plus the extra day. Also, Spain is more expensive than Italy.