- Cycling was good variety. Some challenging climbing days, some long relatively flat paths and some undulating hills. Best day was the optional cycle from Tossa de mar to San Feliu. Amazing views, nice hills. Suggestions would be as follows: 1) explore should have a list of suggestion for activities on days off or discretionary time. I was interested in visiting figures when in Spain and even ask naturbike before I traveled. The reality is that I managed to do a side trip after we cycled and arrived in girona. Train was frequent and easy to catch. Frankly we saw the signs for Figuere on our bike path. That might have been a good option to consider adding. It is another 43km from girona and with the Dali museum there, it adds more dimension to the itinerary. Also on an optional cycle day, it would be useful to have a list of local activities and providers -- one of our group that did not want to cycle to tossa de mar investigated a boat trip and explored the town. She loved it but would have preferred to know her options in advance. After cycling the tossa de mar day, I had no idea that there was snorkeling at one of the beaches to the north of where we were staying. Explore could be more helpful with suggestions. Also start time for some of the cycling was quite late. Would prefer to start out on all days no later than 930 because of the intense heat. Should at least take that into comsideration for August trip. Lastly restaurants..... I did a fair bit in my own as the first two dinner options were v mediocre. Pretty telling if we are the only people there. Worst was the last night -- terrible value for money....no one was happy. We did have some dietary restrictions but frankly when some of us went on our own or in small groups we found better places and better value for money.
Published on: 09 October 2016
Thanks for your feedback, Constance - I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the cycling. Your Explore Leader gives suggestions for free time based on the best experiences of previous travellers. We have chosen the cycle route based on local expertise and client feedback. For those interested in Dali, rather than cycle to Figueres on a cycle path in poor repair, we recommend it is best visited as an optional excursion from Olot or Girona. The vast majority of clients opt to cycle on the final free day from Sant Feliu and some spend time on the beach. We generally don’t recommend the optional boat trips from San Feliu because of little interest from our groups. They are also dependent on numbers and can often be cancelled. Your Explore Leader has the freedom to choose the best restaurants that suit the budget of most travellers for a group meal and that we haven’t had negative feedback before on this point.