Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is one of the most romantic, gorgeous, unspoilt stretches of coast in Europe. Where else can you cycle alongside rugged pink rocks with the teal coloured Mediterranean glimmering below, framed by grand, arabesquing pines? 

Gloriously wild in parts and tastefully manicured in others, the Costa has some of the finest Blue Flag beaches in Europe, from broad and sandy stretches to elegant horseshoe bays and secluded smugglers’ coves.

This stretch of the coast is a food lovers paradise and has one of the highest concentrations of Michelin-starred chefs in Spain, not to mention superb, locally produced wines.

The Costa Brava has some of the most exceptional cycling to be found anywhere in Europe, it has long been a favourite with the pro-peloton, Girona has one of the highest concentrations of professional cyclists to be found anywhere in the world, as well as being the home base of two World Tour cycling teams.

But it's not all about road cycling, mountain bikers will enjoy the rugged forested mountain trails and the coastal trails around Cadaques, leisure cyclists and e-bikers can enjoy one of the largest networks of "Vias verdes" to be found anywhere in Europe, or why not try a "slow" tour, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of this gastronomic paradise.

Beyond that there’s art and history. This is Dalí country and three excellent museums – including the painter’s home at Cadaqués – are devoted to him. The Costa is also home to some of the most scenic and important Greco/Roman and Iberian archaeological sites in Europe.