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The Catalan Tourism Agency grants the seal of Cicloturismo to Salou

The offer of specialized companies has helped this concession.



Salou. Costa Dorada. 27 March 2018. The Catalan Tourism Agency has given the municipality of Salou the certification of Cycle Tourism. The municipality of the Costa Dorada has earned this seal for its excellent communications and variety of routes enabled on the coast. The touroperator Sport no limit travel, from the Olympia group, has advised and collaborated with the City Council when mediating to obtain this concession.

In addition, the Tourism Board of Salou, as a local tourist promotion agency, meets the requirements for obtaining certification, such as having an offer of companies specialized in bicycle tourism, a physical space where cyclists can consult the information related to this sport (Information Offices of the Tourist Board), a specific catalog and a space on the tourist website of Salou to consult all this information. (http://www.visitsalou.eu/ca/destinacio-de-turisme-esportiu/cicloturisme?set_language=ca)

The Councilor for Tourism of the City of Salou, Benet Presas stressed that "we have worked hard to get this certification, as we believe it is a segment that can help to seasonally season and that brings quality and value to the destination."

The capital of the Costa Dorada also has four hotels specializing in bicycle touring that offer exclusive services to welcome cyclists and who have opted to obtain the seal of Establishment Cicloturista of the Generalitat de Catalunya. These are the H10 Vintage Salou ***, Vil·la Romana ****, Regente Aragón **** and Calypso ***; all of them have installed a specific space to store the bicycles, with tools available to the client to clean and fix them if necessary. The mayor, Pere Granados, also wanted to point out "the importance of offering exclusive services to this new tourist sector so that their experience in Salou is unique".

It should be noted that Salou obtained the Family Tourism seal during 2003 from the Catalan Tourism Agency. Subsequently, in 2013 it obtained the Sports Tourism Destination certification with the Football modality, thanks to the facilities and services offered and still offered by the Salou Soccer Sports Complex and the 9 establishments affiliated with the brand. And it was 2016 when he also received this seal with the modality of light sailing for the Salou Yacht Club, a fact that Salou proclaimed as a sailing sub-site for the Mediterranean Games.

Bet on Sports and Family Tourism

In order to offer a good experience in this visitor sector, Salou also makes available to cyclists several possibilities depending on the levels and tastes of the user. On the one hand, they can opt for road cycling, which consists of five routes departing from Salou to discover the Costa Dorada - Delta del Ebro; Colldejou and Pradell de la Teixeta; Priorat; Pratdip and Llaberia; and Prades-.

It also offers the Cross Country, a circuit designed between the City of Salou and the Cycling Association of Salou, and located between the avenue of Cap de Salou and the avenue of Pla de Maset. This circuit consists of small consecutive mountains of half a meter, elevated areas, banked parts, ramps, etc. In addition, it is a double circuit, one aimed at adults, 4 km long, and another child of half a kilometer.

Finally, bicycle lovers can also opt for family cycling, a way to practice sport with the family and discover the city from another perspective. Visitors can pedal along the bike path along the coast, ride along the lane of coexistence discovering the different walks of Salou or reach Cambrils or La Pineda by the bike path, contemplating the beach and the sea.





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