Catalonia Walk Bike Hot Air Balloon

Catalonia Walk Bike Hot Air Balloon

On our Catalonia Walk Bike Hot Air Balloon explore the best of Catalonia on this leisurely multi active holiday. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the foothills of the Pyrenees to begin you short break holiday. Take the afternoon to explore Ola and walk to Montsacopa volcano crater on a 15min trail.

Follow the best well preserved roman road. The amazing Via Annia roman road links the mountains with the sea. Walk the old path between the lands of Bianya and Besalú county to get to Olot.

Gently drift over La Garrotxa natural park in a spectacular balloon ride with Champagne and greaves cake and enjoy a farmers breakfast/lunch after landing.

Bike along the greenway from Olot to Amer through forrestforrests and villages.

Stroll though medieval villages and along wonderful coastal paths.

“GREAT OUTDOORS: SPAIN’S COSTA BRAVA, WHICH RUNS FROM JUST NORTH OF BARCELONA TO THE FRENCH BORDER, BOASTS PLENTY OF ROCKY OUTCROPS AND QUIET COVES – HIKING IS A GOOD WAY TO EXPLORE IT”. SOPHIE WHITE THE INDEPENDENT 09/02/2016

Detail Description
Location Catalonia Spain
Duration  5 Days
Season  Best time to visit is February-June & September – November
Tour Type  Multi active. Walking Cycling Balloon Ride
Accommodation 3 & 4 star hotels.
Meals  4 breakfasts – 4 dinners – packed lunch 2 days.
Distance  Average 5-6hrs per day. See itinerary for daily distances
Getting there  Return flights to Girona – Private transfer to starting point

What we do

We put together the trip for you: reserve the hotels, transfer the luggage and organise your transfers to the start of your itineraries. Included in our trips is a complete Road book with detailed itineraries, information for visits along the way, a detailed map and total peace of mind with our 24-hour local support. We work with local operators through-out each destination that are passionate about their regions. We can tailor make this tour, if you want to add an extra rest day, spend a few days relaxing before or after the trip just let us know and we will be happy to provide a quotation.

Day1
Arrival at Girona airport.
Transfer from Girona to Olot.
Leisure: time to visit Olot town centre.
Olot is the county town of La Garrotxa. Inside the town there is four volcanoes. One of the most visited is Montsacopa volcano. It’s possible to walk up to the crater (10 min steps or 15min trail). The views from the crater are amazing: 360o panoramic view, form the Pyrenees to Olot valley and the volcanic zone.

Dinner: La Deu Restaurant (volcanic cuisine association) Accommodation: Hotel Rural Can Blanc (Olot)

Day2
Walk on the roman road
Tranfer to Sant Pau de Segúries village.
Walk from Sant Pau de Segúries along roman road.
You will follow the best well preserved roman road. The amazing Via Annia roman road links the mountains with the sea. Walk the old path between the lands of Bianya and Besalú county to get to Olot.
This a great walk for nature and landscape views. Special interest on flora in spring and autumn.

Distance: 19,5km (12.1 miles)
Climb: 450m (1476 ft) / 910m (2985 ft) Walking timing: 6h 30min

Dinner: La Moixina restaurant (volcanic cuisine association) Accommodation: Hotel Rural Can Blanc (Olot)

Day 3
Morning: balloon at Volcanic Zone
The balloon flight departs at 7:30, and includes:
Coffee at Vol de Coloms
1h 30 min flight with the balloon Champagne and greaves cake (typical from Catalonia) during the flight Transfer from landed balloon back to Vol de Coloms on 4×4
Farmer breakfast/lunch: local products
Flight certificate

Afternoon: bike on the Girona green way.
After a stop at the hotel (to change clothes), route by bike along the greenway: from Olot to Amer.
Until the sixties, the Girona-Olot railway was the main transport artery for the rural districts of La Garrotxa, La Selva, and El Gironés. A modest narrow gauge railway (of the type known as “carrilet” in Cataluña) just 54 Kms long, it ran along the banks of the rivers Ter, Bruguent, and Fluvià in the shadow of the menacing La Garrotxa volcanoes.
Distance: 33km (20.5 miles)
Climb: 200m (656 ft) / 400m (1312 ft) Transfer back to hotel.

Dinner: La Quinta Justa Restaurant (volcanic cuisine association) Accommodation: Hotel Rural Can Blanc (Olot)

Day 4
Transfer to Platja de Pals.
Walk from Pals to Tamariu village.
On one side, the green of the pine trees; on the other side, the blue of the sea. On the Costa Brava there are no walks more spectacular than the ones along the coastal footpaths, a wonderful way to discover small coves, vertiginous cliffs, charming beaches and other unmissable coastal beauty spots.

Distance: 15,5km (9.6 miles)
Climb: 600m (1968 ft) / 600m (1968 ft) Walking timing: 4h 30min

Dinner & Accommodation: Hotel Tamariu

Day 5
Feel the Costa Brava in your feet: following the coast.
This is one of the best walks on the Costa Brava: it’s a wonderful walk that winds along the coast from Tamariu to Llafranc.

It is said that an image is worth more than a thousand words. Therefore, take a look at the results of searching for images of Costa Brava bays: steep cliffs, crystal clear water, golden sand, exuberant plant life, and so on. You will be able to find the authentic essence of this landscape in the walk from Tamariu to Palafrugell.

If you enjoy panoramic views, before arrival to Llafranc, you’ll find the Sant Sebastià Lighthouse, from where you will have an impressive view 167 metres above sea level.

Distance: 5,5km (3.4 miles)
Climb: 200m (656 ft) / 200m (656 ft) Walking timing: 2h

Transfer to Girona city.
Free time for visit Girona. It is a city on a human scale with all the charm of a larger city. Take a leisurely stroll through the old town, visit the museums and the historic buildings, wander through the streets and squares, and discover the tourist attractions, festivals, restaurants, cultural events, et
Transfer to Girona airport.

Season: Available year round

Prices
€1065 per person on double room

Optional: guided excursions by local experts on main routes

  • Accommodation
  • Bed & Breakfast accommodation staying in 3 & 4 star hotels
  • Transfer from Girona Airport to Olot
  • Bed & Breakfast accommodation: 4 nights.4 dinners
  • Packed lunch: 2 days
  • Balloon flight
  • Door to door luggage transfer when needed
  • Bike rental and all equipment required for cycling
  • All other transfers as requiredTransfer from Girona city to Girona Airport.
  • Route notes and map of the route, with description of the landscape, flora, fauna and historical sites.

Your Accommodation

Accommodation 3 & 4 star hotels.

Where you rest your head after an active day is hugely important to us. We go to great lengths to find properties that are unique expressions of the region you are travelling through. Think of them as the charming and intimate garnish atop your trip. 

Whether nestled in the heart of a village or lost in the countryside and surrounded by nature, all accommodations are chosen using a strict criteria of comforthospitality, and authentic charm. We like to use locally run independent small hotels, guest houses and B&Bs instead of the larger “chain” hotels.  All of them are hand-picked, visited, and re-visited by our local partners. On most of our holidays you will be staying in different hotels and their  uniqueness and individual character only adds to the enjoyment of your holiday. You will also benifit with knowledge that your trip is contributing to local economies, and supporting local family run businesses.

You will be welcomed in a double or twin room (2 beds) – based on double occupancy.
All of our rooms have private bathrooms.
Individual rooms are possible upon request when you book; they are subject to availability and incur a supplemental fee.
For biking trips, all of our inns have a safe place to keep bicycles for the night

Book return flights to Girona – Private transfer to starting point and return transfers included.

Flights are not included in the price. Adventure Holidays do not book flights but we can advised on times dates and airfares for you to book.

From Price pp

€1,065

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