CONTRASTS OF CATALUNYA CYCLING
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Being able to cycle up all the hills without getting off was for me inspirational. The views from the outdoor dining area at the hotel Castella d'Emporda were wonderful, as well as the garden area. Pals was a lovely medieval town and we wish we had spent more time there rather than pedalling off to the next place on the itinerary
What did you think of your group leader?
Alan was very efficient and keen to make sure the route directions were up to date and everything running smoothly. His directions of how to get to and from Flaca station were invaluable.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
We flew into and out of Barcelona airport and on paper the onward train journey looked slightly complex. However, if you follow Alan's instructions in the trip notes they are spot on and the journey is relatively easy. Oddly enough, BA from Heathrow to Barcelona was cheaper than Ryanair to Girona at the time we booked but Girona is much nearer to Flaca where you can be picked up by Alan.. The price of drinks at hotel Castell d'Emporda and hotel Sa Punta seemed very high and were not itemised on the bill at check out. To avoid surprises at check out time you may want to do what some guests did and check the price at the time of ordering the drink.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
It was our first cycling holiday and we did not know what daily mileage and terrain would suit us best. We cycle at weekends but nothing more seriously than that and this holiday suited us very well. The hotels provided very good facilities at the end of a day's cycling- you could relax and eat well.