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Welcome to the Cycling: CYCLING FOR PLEASURE 25-30km Group

Group Coordinators



First + ThirdFriday10:00


Pleasurable cycle from Gualta03 Nov 201710:00

Venue: Details are notified at least seven days in advance.

Meeting Exceptions:

We only meet once in July & December.
Traditionally in July all U3A 
Cycle Groups do a ride and then  meet up for a BBQ & pool party.
In December each cycle group does a festive cycle followed by a joint celebratory meal.

No meetings in August.    Please note that from September 2017 Cycling for Pleasure cover up to Level 4 routes. See cycling Guidelines.

To view details of many of the routes we have enjoyed:
select 'Members Archives'    'Cycling For Pleasure'   

U3A Cycling For Pleasure

Program of events from January to December 2017

1st and 3rd Friday of each month.

Feb 3rd John & Jane Chapman Penedes Llagostera area
Feb 17th Anna Batlle L'Escala Bellecaire Verges
March 3rd John & Inger Hancock Torroella Peretallada
March 17th Noel Tite Flaca Bordills
April 7th Roger Creed led Peters route L'Estartit  Torroella Ulla
April 21st Alan & Anne Turner Col den Bas Fontanilles Fontclara
May 5th Alan & Jenny Lister  Corsa
May 19th Kent & Eva Erikson  Campllong
June 2nd Caroline & Dennis Ham  
June 16th David Cornock St Feliu de Boada
July 7th POOL PARTY Pete and Sandra Saus
Sept 1st  Sue and Roger  Flaca Fig 8 Pleasant Cycle
Sept 15th Henny  &  Henrick Serra de Aro Area
October 6th Roger and Pam Read Palafrugell to Palamos
October 20th Barry Stirling Pals and surrounds
Nov  3rd Kip and Lou Lou Gualta
Nov 17th Dave Fleming Girona
December 1st Peter & Janet T B A
December 11th Roger Creed & Sue  Xmas Joint Event
Our steadily growing, friendly group's aims
To cycle at a gentle pace.
  • To take advantage of as many off road cycle tracks and C class roads as possible.
  • Tries to avoid steeper terrain.
  • Seeks to explore different areas of the beautiful countryside.
  • Take a previously tested fairly circular route.
  • Passing through a point of interest or village where the group can take the opportunity to pause for breath and browse.
  • If possible the starting/finishing point is at a parking place near a restaurant offering a reasonable `Menu del Dia.'
The participating members should then feel free to prolong the social activity through lunch, or continue on their way to other commitments.
The rides tend to be a complete trip of no more than 4 hours total (including sight seeing and refreshment stops.)
In order to vary the cycle rides we meet at different points.
Many of our members contribute to discovering new rides and leading the group.
It is necessary to transport bikes on or in cars.
If any of you should need to purchase cycle racks we have found the cycle racks from Decathlon are reasonably priced.


Below are a few of the routes we have explored so far:

  • L'Escala - Sant Marti - L'Armentera - L'Arbre - Viladamat - Albons
  • Pals - Peratallada-La Bisbal
  • Seres d' Pals - Gualta
  • Verges - Colomers - Vilopriu - Les Olives
  • Empuriabrava coastal and inland
  • Bellcaire d'Emporda, Albons, Tor, La d'Emporda, Tallada Verges
  • Gualta - Ultramort - Ullustret
  • L'Estartit - Ter River - Verges
  • L'Estartit - coastal plain on both sides of Ter estuary.
  • Palamos - La Fosca- Calonge
  • Ultramort to La Sala, Foixa, Rupia and back.
  • Palamos - La Fosca - Palafrugell
 We have also undertaken 3 one way rides along the Vias Verdes-Greenways: