11 - 12
The Province of Girona has fantastic mountain biking, with easy picturesque trails, single track, river beds, technical descents and gravel trails. We customise routes for each family depending on your abilities. It is important to us that you all have a great time and that the routes fits your abilities. Routes commence straight from the door of Hotel Mas Pelegri and you can ride all day without covering the same ground. Routes include trails up into the volcanic national park, along the river Fluvia, or to the medieval town of Besalu or to the Banyoles lake, or to the medieval caves of Serinya. We also make sure there are fun stops along the way to view wildlife, relax for a drink or ice cream or plunge into a lake or river to cool off.
Every stay at Hotel Mas Pelegri includes route maps, GPS downloads for garmins and smart phone apps and emergency back up. Expert mountain bike guides and coaches are available on either an hourly or daily rate. You can choose between self guided trips to luxury fully guided or coached camps. Mountain bike rental is available onsite. You can also book a coach by the hour for you or your children. We have also helped children learn to ride for the first time. All abilities are welcome.
There is year round mountain biking with dry sunny winters, beautiful picturesque Spring and Autumns days and wonderful morning and evening Summer runs. In the Summer it gets light early and stays light until late in the evening. Maximum Summer morning temperatures of 20˚C make morning walks a joy. It does not get hot until midday or later, with maximum afternoon temperatures of around 34˚C at 2 to 4pm and then it cools off again in the evening.
In spring there are the spring flowers and orchids and in Spring, Summer and Autumn, it is lovely and warm and you can enjoy refreshing dips in the lake and mountain rivers. In Autumn the leaves change colour making for beautiful colourful scenery. In winter it is still warm once the sun (1st of Jan has seen highs of 20˚C) comes up and most days are sunny, making for enjoyable hiking and trail running. While out in the countryside, I (Fiona), have seen wild bore (evening or early morning), deer, salamanders, toads, rabbits, hedgehogs, fox, egrets, herons, hoopoes, owls, jays, woodpeckers and raptors etc. Catalonia can boast 232 species of regular breeding birds not including the migrating birds. We as a family quite often bike with our labradors and rarely meet anyone except riders from the local horse stable.
We also have many other activities available either onsite or in the local area including our 25 metre long pool, table tennis, gym and the nearby horse riding centre, ropes & zip lines, canyoning, via ferrata, tennis, golf and site seeing. Come and enjoy a very healthy and fun family holiday in nature.