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

Group Coordinators



First + ThirdFriday10:00


Exploring Estany de Sils by bike01 Mar 201910:00

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 5 routes. See Cycling Guidelines.

To view details of many of the routes we have enjoyed:
select 'Members Archives'    'Cycling For Pleasure' 
 The last 3 years include links to maps of the routes.

U3A Cycling For Pleasure

1st and 3rd Friday of the month.

Our steadily growing, friendly group's aims are:

  • To cycle at a pleasurable pace.
  • To take advantage of as many off road cycle tracks and C class roads as possible.
  • To avoid steeper terrain.
  • Seek 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 3 1/2  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.
April 6th Wiebe Van der Meer Pals to the Ter
April 20th Alan Campbell Torroella Belcaire
May 4th Roland Hoath Palamos Area
May 18th David Fleming St Joan de Boada
June  1st  Caroline and Dennis  Palafrugell / Torent
June  15th  Kent and Eva Vilobi
July    6th  POOL PARTY Platja de Pals
Sept   7th Sue and Roger Albons St Mori
Sept    21st  Maggie & Ian Torroella de Montgri / L'Estartit
October 5th Alan Turner Ullastret/Canapost
October  19th Grace & David Ultramort CANCELLED
Nov   2nd  Henny & Henrik Casa de la Selva
Nov  16th Noel & Jacqui Parlava
December 11th Jane Kingham XMAS CYCLE & GROUPS MEAL
Jan 4th  Pete Hull Ultramort
Feb 1st Ken and Ethel Monells
Feb 15th John and Inger Bescano (popular request)
March 1st    
March 15th Joan and Andy  
April 5th Sandy and Mike   
April 19th EASTER BREAK  
April 26th Alan and Jenny  
May 3rd Kent & Eva  
May 17th Paul Rowlerson  
June 7th Alan Packman  
June 21st Caroline & Den  
July 5th   POOL PARTY

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: