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
- Guided: 2 - 12
- 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
Bring your swimming gear for a stop-off to jump into the Mediterranean Sea.
Discover Castle Montgrí
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!