Reasons to book your stay in HOTEL MONTERREY ROSES

If you have chosen to stay at our all-inclusive hotel in Roses, you should know that there are a wide range of activities that you can enjoy with your family or friends in the area, either during the week or at the weekend.

One of the options that Roses offers is cycling, as the surrounding area has a wide variety of trails for all levels, both for expert cyclists and those who just want to enjoy a relaxing ride in the countryside. Cycling is a great alternative for those who have already done the hiking routes in Roses and Girona and want to try something new, or for those who simply don’t fancy walking.

Cycling around Roses is one of the best ways to discover this region, although it is not always easy to know where to go. To make it easier for you, we have selected some of the best cycling trails in Roses.

Find your ideal trail and get out there and explore!


1. Wooden bridge over the Muga – Castelló d’Empúries

This ride is classified as moderate and requires a good level of fitness. The route is about 50 kilometres, and the average duration is 3 hours 18 minutes. Most of the route is paved, although there are some dirt sections where you will have to get off the bike and push. The trail starts at the car park next to the bus station, just 8 minutes’ drive from the hotel.

2. Roses – St. Pere Pescador

This is a medium-difficulty circular route that is around 45 kilometres and takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to complete.

Surrounded by emblematic natural spaces and bordered by the river Fluvià, Sant Pere Pescador offers the perfect balance between land and sea, with the greens and yellows of the pastures and the blue of the sea. You may even be lucky enough to see some storks. You will be amazed by the elegance and beauty of these magnificent birds, they are a real spectacle!

3. Basilica of Santa María – Castelló d’Empúries

This is a circular route that starts in Santa Margarida, with medium difficulty. The trail is about 38 kilometres and takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, so you need to be in good physical shape. You should be aware that there are parts of the route that are not paved and difficult to cycle.

Along the way, you will be able to admire the Basilica of Santa Maria de Castelló d’Empúries, breathe in the fresh air as you pass through the Empordà Natural Park and admire the banks of the River Fluvià until you reach the wooden bridge over the River Muga.

4. Roses harbour breakwater – Roses (beach)

Enjoy this circular route from Muntanyeta. This is a moderate ride that covers 37.8 kilometres, with an average time of 2 hours 35 minutes. It is important to know that you need to be in good physical shape to cycle this trail. It follows mostly paved paths, although there are sections where cycling is forbidden, and you will have to get off the bike and push. This trail offers fantastic views of the sea and the Pyrenees.

5. Cala Pelosa – Roses (beach)

This is a circular route from Muntanyeta. It is for experienced cyclists only and covers 30.1 kilometres, taking 2 hours and 18 minutes to complete. We would like to point out that you need to be in very good physical shape to do this route. The trail is mostly paved.

Where to hire a bike in Roses

Although there are several bicycle hire companies in Roses, Cicles Empordà is one of the closest to Hotel Monterrey Roses. This company not only hires out bicycles in Roses, but also offer guiding services and can recommend many interesting places to visit by bike.

If you are not particularly fit, but don’t want to miss the opportunity to enjoy a cycle, Bicicletas y Rutas is also not far from our hotel. This company specialises in electric bicycles and offers cycle tour packages, including visits to Cadaqués, for example. 

As well as suggesting routes and the best bikes for you and the trail, they will provide you with GPS, helmet, and everything you need for the trip. Electric bikes allow you to enjoy the ride and discover the landscape from a different perspective without wearing yourself out!