2004 Pyrenees to the sea

Three amigos booked up to travel to GRO. After searching the internet we came across a company called Cicloturisme i Medi Ambient who would provide the bikes and transport into the mountains to the start. We got a good price for 5 night’s accommodation in various hotels, hire of bike and transport into the mountains by minibus. £230 in 2004. The company were also on hand to give us assistance which we needed on one of the days after two flat tyres.

Day 1 Thursday 4th Nov

Leave Edinburgh on 10:30 train. Arrive Girone Airport 18:10. Lift to Ripoll from Cicloturisme. Stay in Hotel La Trobada Ripoll. Our luggage is transported to Girona hotel while we retain a small amount for travel.

Day 2 Friday 5th Nov

Cycle to Olot (35 km). the city of volcanoes (it has three).Stay in Hotel Perla.Things to see in Olot. web page of person from Olothill climb, snow, volcanoes, squid, cards

Day 3 Saturday 6th Nov

Cycle to Girone (52 km). Stay in Hotel Ultonia Downhill run, Get fireworks thrown at us in Correfoc (it’s a bull run with fireworks)

Day 4 Sunday 7th Nov

39km Cycle to Saint Feliu De Guixols (44 km) (the beach). Stay overnight in Hotel Barcarola. Nicer run, puncture, Shandy, family meet, made it to sea

Day 5 Monday 8th Nov

39 km Cycle to Girone. (44 km uphill). Stay overnight in Hotel Ultonia. Hot day, beach fun, Shandy, the finish

Day 6 Tuesday 9th

Shopping, drinking, eating. Catch bus at 5pm for Travel to airport for plane home. Arrive Prestwick at 20:30. Train at 21:19 Arrive Edinburgh 23:53.

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