Two Wheels Over Catalonia

Cycling the Back Roads of North-Eastern Spain

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Ebook
  • Pages: 320
  • Price: £4.79
  • Publication date: 9 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780857652850

About the book

Sixteen years after first moving to Catalonia, Richard Guise finally finds time to slow down and explore the back roads by bicycle. With over 400 kilometres of sparkling Mediterranean shoreline and an interior dominated by the Pyrenees, it’s a spectacular journey from wind-blown headlands to the glitzy costas, and from bustling Barcelona to remote hillsides where only wild goats grazing and chirruping cicadas disturb the tranquillity.

Dipping into the unique history of this fiercely independent nation-within-a-nation, he uncovers many of its cultural peculiarities, such as why the sardana dance is not as easy as it looks and what to do in a bugaderia. Chancing upon nudist beaches, ancient Iberian sites and revolutionary road-sweepers, this slow cyclist revels in authentic Catalonia.

About the author

Richard Guise is baed in Quorn, Leicestershire, and spends part of the year in Girona, Spain.