Welcome to Hotel Mas Pelegri, an Ecologic and Sustainable hotel.
Hotel Mas Pelegri is a small family hotel offering cycling, triathlon, swimming, running, trail running, hiking, MTB, yoga, horse riding and many other activities year round.
Hotel Mas Pelegri has onsite a 25m pool, sauna, gym/yoga studio, bike rental & mechanic, coaching, sports massage & injury therapist, restaurant offering large high quality breakfasts and freshly cooked 3 course dinners, bike cleaning area and much more.
Mas Pelegri (which means Pilgrim's House) is an eco country hotel set in the province of Girona, Catalonia, 1 mile from the small town of Serinyà; 5 miles from the Lake of Banyoles and 5 miles from medieval Besalu. The foothills of the Pyrenees are on our doorstep and a 2200m ski station is just 48 miles away or the beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava are 27 miles away.
The hotel is completely non smoking.
Everyone is welcome from individuals, to couples, to families and groups, to professional teams (maximum 45 guests), with 17 bedrooms all with their own private bathrooms. The 9 suites are a perfect size for long stays or as family rooms.
We look forward to making sure you have a great stay with us.
Ecological Hotel & Responsible Tourism.
Our goal since starting the refurbishment of Mas Pelegri 15 years ago was to build an ecologic and responsible place were people could come to be healthy and active in a wonderful countryside location.
Many guests are surprised to hear we are completely off-grid and have no connection to the municipal systems for electricity, water and sewage. We think about all of our water and power usage and what waste we are producing. We think about each watt that is used, so all electric items use the least watts possible. We reasearch every product, and try to buy the ones that use the least power, but still function well. Our small boutique hotel runs on approximately 4kw on summer days and this drops to about 700w at night even when full with guests.
To make full use of our PV electric solar panels, we use the larger electric items at different times of the day. None of the sun’s energy is wasted. There is a large AC unit in the main building, and smaller AC units in the new garden suites, to keep the bedrooms comfortable (25°C indoor temp even in last Summers heat waves). Guests are amazed how cool it is inside during the Summer, as the main building has 60cm thick stone walls. There are shutters fitted to the windows in the main building, so we can prevent the sun warming up the rooms.
The new garden suites have been built with the sun’s angle in mind. In the Summer the windows are shaded from the sun and in Winter the sun shines in to heat up the rooms. At night we use eco ventilation, where the night air is used to cool the buildings down, while using very little power.
We have a solar pool cover which heats the water and minimises evaporation. This means our pool is swimmable from March through to November all via the sun’s power. Our light bulbs are low energy. Our hair dryers use half the power of a standard drier. We do not have electric kettles, instead we provide thermoses of hot water for tea and coffee in the dining room, and kettles on the gas rings of the BBQs.
We plan to keep buying PV panels and adding more eco AC units, as the possibility of heat waves rises, so that we are not burning fossil fuels to keep cool. We plan to buy an electric vehicle and more PV panels so we can do airport and train station transfers using the power of the sun.
Facilities and Services at Hotel Mas Pelegri 3*.
Services for free with every stay:
Onsite is a 3 lap 25 metre pool, small pool, infra-red far-red sauna, gym/yoga studio, WIFI throughout the hotel, free tea and coffee and iced water in the dining room, bike room, route maps and GPS downloads and emergency back up are included in every stay at Hotel Mas Pelegri.
In your room you will find blue towels for use in the pool and sauna and these will be changed every few days or if you put them in the bath/shower area we will change them earlier. Please do not take our hotel towels to the lake or beach as they tend to get ruined. If you require beach/lake towels please ask as we have tougher towels you can borrow for this purpose.
Soap, shampoo and an eco hairdryer is provided in every room. We also have hair straighteners, a curling iron, Apple TV and a tablet should you require them.
In the laundry room is a washing machine (small charge per wash) and laundry liquid (no charge). If you have wet shoes please ask for paper to dry them out. Please do not use our hairdryers to dry shoes etc as this will blow up the electric system in the Hotel as they are not meant for this purpose and overheat.
Guiding and Coaching Rates:
1 day bike or MTB guide - 250 euros
1 day bike, MTB or triathlon coach - 250 euros
Half day (9am to 1pm) guide or coach - 130 euros
Bike/running guiding or coaching by the hour - 50 euros
SAG vehicle - 300-350 euros per day depending on the length of route.
Sports massage - 30 euros for 30 minutes, or 60 euros per hour.
Core strength and conditioning - 50 euros for a 1 hour session, can be split with other hotel guests.
Swim coaching - 50 euros for a 1 hour session, can be split with other hotel guests.
Yoga group session before breakfast is free in 2022. Private classes can also be booked in yoga, yoga trapeze, pranayama and meditation - 50 euros for a 1 hour session, can be split with other hotel guests.
Bike set up:
Gareth has been bike fitting for over 15 years. When you rent a bike from us we include a simplified bike set up, taking measurements, angles, balance, flexibility etc, to make sure you are comfortable and will have a great ride. We also offer a more complete bike set up for 50 euros. This usually takes up to 1 hour. Gareth is a qualified and fully accredited bike fitter (International Bike Fit Institute).
Onsite bike mechanic and spares:
We have an onsite bike mechanic who will help you with building your bike or if you have a problem with your bike, although we will charge by the hour if there is a big fix required. We also have a local bike shop who can help should you need specific parts. Onsite we have spare inner tubes (5 euros per tube). We also have gas canisters (free but please leave them behind if you do not use them), track pumps, bike stand, tools for you to use while you are here. We have isotonic drinks powder, sports bars and snacks, bike shoes, bike clothes onsite for sale.
Enjoy morning yoga before breakfast in our onsite yoga studio/gym with our own onsite Yoga Alliance 200 hour instructor who trained at a yoga school in Rishikesh, India.
Freshly cooked evening dinners:
Three course evening dinners are available every evening except Wednesdays at Hotel Mas Pelegri for 24 euros per person and 14 euros per child 5 to 10 years old and free for under 5’s. We believe in high quality nutrition cooked each day from fresh local in season ingredients. Special diets are no problem but please let us know in advance so we can buy in the correct ingredients. We take food allergies very seriously so please let us know if you have a food allergy (especially a peanut or similar allergy) well before you arrive at the Hotel.
Airport/train station transfers:
Girona airport - 1-5 people is 50 euros per trip, 6-8 people is 70 euros per trip.
Barcelona airport - 1-5 people is 225 euros per trip, 6-8 people is 275 euros per trip.
Girona and Figueres TGV station - 1-5 people is 45 euros per trip, 6-8 people is 60 euros per trip.
Rates include transport of bike boxes. For larger groups please contact us for a quote.
Note: Flights are not included in any of our packages. Other pick-up and drop off points can be arranged (for example Perpignan airport) but these may entail a supplemental fee. Rates are for Girona Cycling S.L. bike tours and Girona Cycling S.L. training camps at Hotel Mas Pelegri. Rates do not cover camps run by other companies based at Hotel Mas Pelegri. Please contact the other companies for their own rates and to book those weeks.
When booking extra services such as coaching, guiding or airport transfers, with Girona Cycling S.L. a non refundable deposit of 25% is required when making a booking. Please take out travel insurance when you make a booking with us to cover the cost of cancelation and also to cover your whole trip.
Hotel Mas Pelegri's bedrooms and suites.
Hotel Mas Pelegri 3*, is a small family ecological hotel and training center. Hotel Mas Pelegri is set in a historic stone Masia which was one of the places Pilgrims stayed on on the trail to Santiago de Compostella. Pelegri is the Catalan word for Pilgrim. Mas Pelegri has been beautifully restored with luxury in mind, while still keeping the ambience of the old Catalonia. The hotel is in a picturesque secluded location, so that you can fully relax and concentrate on your sport away from busy streets and noise.
Breakfast, route maps, GPS downloads, emergency back up, WIFI, iced water, tea & coffee in the dining room are included in every stay at Hotel Mas Pelegri.
All the bedrooms have their own private bathroom and are large for European standards and have double (American queen sized, or 160cm wide by 200cm long beds) or twin beds (90 by 200 cm). We have nine very large suites at Hotel Mas Pelegri which can be booked for small groups or as family rooms. Two of the new suites are have adjoining doors.
Two of the bedrooms on the ground floor are disabled accessible with roll in showers. We are very happy to chat with you about your exact requirements. It is important to us that you have a great stay at Hotel Mas Pelegri.
The large ground floor suite includes a fridge, table & chairs, sofas, easy chair, coffee table, utensils and plates etc, kitchen sink and outdoor BBQ and outdoor table and chairs. The 6 new bedrooms suites are available from May 2018, each has a walk in shower and a small fridge and they are in a private garden with an exterior shared kitchen with outdoor gas BBQ and gas ring. So they offer the possibility for a group of up to 16 guests to have a private area for their stay.
Bed linen and towels are changed every 3 to 4 days. Everyone is given a white bath towel and a blue pool towel. If you need a change of towel please just put it in the bath or shower area and during daily maid service you will be provided with a fresh towel. Please note we are an ecological hotel so we like to be as environmentally friendly as possible, so you can air dry your towels in the sun between uses. All of our laundry goes to an outside local Catalan laundry service for cleaning. We also use ecological cleaning products when cleaning the Hotel and buy and use local products where possible. Soap and shampoo are provided for you. Eco hairdryers are also provided and we have hair straighteners and curlers if required. We have bath mats available for the baths, as required.
We offer Apple TVs or Kindle Fires so you can keep up with current events and relax in your rooms. These need to be pre-booked. When the Olympics or the TDF or other events are televised we set up a large TV in the lounge area so everyone can enjoy the events together.
The Hotel has underfloor heating and a large wood burning stove in the lounge, as the nights can be cool in December, January February and March. There are fans in every room and the Hotel stays cool (around 25˚C) in the Summer due to the huge stone walls, wooden window shutters and thick insulation. We have also added a large ecological AC unit for the interior of the main hotel building and eco AC units to the 6 new garden suites. If the windows are kept shut in the day time the unit works really well. We have also added ventilation units in so that we can utilise the cool night air in the Summer to cool the buildings down during the night.
There are also many other rooms for relaxing and reading in after training, including a high terrace with amazing views over the Volcanic national park, a media room in an ancient barrel vault, the lounge next to the dining room. We have a few hammocks set up around the grounds and sun loungers in the pool area. We have a large variety of books for you to enjoy and games such as chess, table tennis etc.
Tea and coffee is freely available at any time in the dining room, so after training you can come in and relax and chat about your day with the other guests.
We also have other accommodation available and can look after groups of up to 100 people in lovely apartments near by, also in a beautifully restored old stone house. The apartments range in size for 2 - 16 people, depending on the apartment. They have all the mod cons, including AC and there is a bar, pool and BBQ area on site.
Please contact us for more details.
Cuisine (Healthy Mediterranean Cuisine).
Catalans take food very seriously and they still have their town markets where you can buy all the local produce from the region. Catalans live their lives around their food, even taking two hours off work in the middle of the day to enjoy their 3 course menu dias or lunches.
It is therefore no surprise that Catalonia is now world-renowned for its food and many of the worlds top rated restaurant are located here. There also are a number of fantastic local restaurants where you can get the real flavour of Catalonia. Do not be scared to try pigs cheeks, calcots, black rice or cuttlefish, all of these are fantastic local dishes. We can also recommend and make bookings for you at local restaurants.
At Hotel Mas Pelegri we take our cuisine very seriously. We buy in fresh local produce and cook everything from fresh for each meal. This takes more time, for example in a normal restaurant many of the dishes are already prepared, stored and then reheated to order, therefore we ask that you prebook each morning if you would like evening dinners, as usually we start cooking around 4pm each afternoon.
Food hygiene is also taken very seriously and we do also have hand sanitisers available for our guests in the dining room. Three course evening dinners are 24 euros per person per night and 14 euros per child under 10 years old and free for under 5 year olds.
We usually serve evening dinner to everyone staying in the Hotel as a group. We feel it is fun for our guests to meet people from all over the world and this also offers a time to meet up and discuss the days biking and also what routes you would like to do the next day.
Special diets can be catered for at Mas Pelegri, please let us know when booking your stay so we can make sure we have everything ready for you. We are used to gluten free (celiacs), non dairy, vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, egg free, nut allergies and low sugar diets. But please let us know exactly what you require. We take food allergies very seriously.
On Wednesday evenings the kitchen is closed for deep cleaning, so on that evening we take our guests who do not have their own transport out to a local town for an evening out.
Breakfasts are very important and a range of foods are available, to specifically suit the needs of our healthy and athletic clientele.
All of our workers have the food hygiene and food manipulation and allergens certification.
Cereals including muesli, corn and bran flakes, oats or oatmeal/porridge
Freshly squeezed orange juice, tea and coffee.
Wholemeal and white bread for toast with butter, jams, marmalade and honey.
Fresh in season fruit.
Freshly made eggs (scrambled, boiled, poached or fried) to order.
Natural and fruit yoghurts. Milks, rice & soya milk.
We also offer home made bread rolls or fruit breads or other options depending on the time of year.