2019 – The Year In Reviews

It’s the time of year to reflect on the year gone by and share accounts of the year with our favourite reviews from you, our wonderful guests! We want to extend our thanks to our amazing team of guides across Europe, to our incredible team in our Girona Hub, to our fabulous crew in the […]

It’s the time of year to reflect on the year gone by and share accounts of the year with our favourite reviews from you, our wonderful guests! We want to extend our thanks to our amazing team of guides across Europe, to our incredible team in our Girona Hub, to our fabulous crew in the office & of course to you, our off-the-scale-awesome guests! So sit back and scroll down to see our cycling highlights from 2019.

Early-Season Sun

“Just finished the Costa Del Sol tour. What a great trip. Knut and Luis were a great team and provided a great experience. Everything from my bike rental to special mid-ride stops were taken care of. They were always checking with the group, altering the routes if needed. Their extensive knowledge of the area, both of the roads but also the history and culture, made the trip even more special. Would definitely recommend Eat Sleep Cycle and will tour with them again! Can’t wait to be visit Girona next time and ride there.” – Angie Harrison, Feb

Orbea Gain Rental Bikes - Eat Sleep Cycle

Brilliant Bikes

“Able to supply a new (literally out of the box) e-assist Orbea Gain bike in my size for a recent trip. Totally fab fun – highly recommend. Staff could not be nicer or more helpful. Opened up on a Sunday morning to allow me to collect my bike and then provided a pre-loaded wahoo and lots of local advice. Can’t recommend highly enough (and I’m very fussy!). Their free of charge shop rides are simply lovely – so friendly with knowledgeable leaders. Turn up and enjoy.

P.S. don’t think all e-bikes are made equal. This one was fully carbon, looked normal enough to fool almost everyone and went up hills like the wind. I will miss her!” – Caroline N, Feb

Costa Brava Cycling

“I took part in the last Costa Brava tour and had an absolute great time. ESC team was able to find a way to adapt the trip to my travel arrangement and I was able to join the tour for a few days. the group was international, interesting and fun people to be around, the parcour was breathtaking, and Knut (the guide) gave me the opportunity to push a bit more every day and get what I wanted from the rides. Chris (the guy stalking us in the van all day 😀 ) gives you support through day with plenty of fruits, bars and encouragements, this really gives you the possibility to enjoy 100% the rides. I’ll definitely come back to ride with them, absolute thumb up for the ESC team!!!” – Jean-Christophe Theard, April

London Dynamo - Eat Sleep Cycle - Cycling Tour Operators

London Dynamo at Gran Fondo Squali

Superb experience with the Eat Sleep Cycle team in Emilia-Romagna on the Adriatic coast with guided rides to San Marino and the surrounding gorgeous countryside, culminating in the Squali Granfondo. Every detail was taken care of and all we needed to do was ride and enjoy ourselves! The ESC team are not only super-pro tour operators and talented cyclists – they are lots of fun as well! – James R, May (View review on TripAdvisor)

Tour de France Operator - RAC Review Eat Sleep Cycle

RAC in Girona

“The full on ‘Tour de France’ style Experience We Were Looking For”

“Our members are used to very high levels of service at our Club on London’s Pall Mall and at our Country Club in Surrey. Lee and the team at Eat Sleep Cycle delivered an experience which delighted our group. They went the extra mile to ensure that all aspects of the trip were up the standard we are used to. Transfers, hotels, bike hire, support vehicle, guides and bespoke roadside catering were all excellent and delivered the ‘Tour de France’ style experience we were looking for.” – John Biggs Vice Chair, Cycling Activity Group, Royal Automobile Club UK, May

Birthday Cycling Celebration - Eat Sleep Cycle

A Birthday Celebration in Provence

JoAnn gathered her favourite cycling buddies to celebrate a milestone birthday in the exquisite region of Provence. Kudos for the double ascent of Ventoux on the big day!

Cyclist Trip to Mallorca - Eat Sleep Cycle Tour Operator

Mallorca in May

“Have done many cycling trips throughout Europe but never had been to Mallorca before, a place that I had been in my bucket list for many years. Well, finally made it last May with the organisation and support from Eat Sleep Cycle and it was Amazing!! 6 nights, staying in 3 different bases, so two nights in each one. Different experiences, different views and sceneries and different rides in one single trip. We had the chance to gain a broad view and unique experience of the island. The hotels, the food, the rides, the roads, the guides, all the coffee and cake stops were really Top! The trip and Mallorca will remain in my memory as one of the best cycling trips and places that I have been, if not the best.” – Fabio, May

Basque Country

“I just finished a custom tour they put together for just me which included baggage transport, GPS files for my daily routes, first class hotels, and bike rental in the Basque Country of Northern Spain. This was a last minute trip that they put together within a matter of weeks and it all went perfectly. Not one problem. I will definitely book future tours with Eat Sleep Cycle.” – Wayne Riley, August

Fantastic Customer Service

“The customer experience was fantastic! Easy booking through web site – used chat bot to ask a few questions… immediate/helpful response. Once I got there, the people at the shop were extremely helpful in getting me set up for my rides: showed me routes, set my Wahoo Roam up… even gave me an electrical charger adapter… My bike was perfectly tuned and ready to go. If you’re ever in Girona, do yourself a favor and connect with Eat, Sleep, Cycle!” – Clain Udy, September

Tour de Mice - Costa Brava - Eat Sleep Cycle

Tour de MICE on the Costa Brava

We welcomed 90 guests from all over Europe to the ultimate networking event on bikes! It was a pleasure to work in partnership with the Costa Brava Tourist Board & Worldwide Events to deliver a seamless event for MICE industry professionals. Kudos to our team of 14 guides who ensured a safe & fun 4 days for guests at the beginning of their cycling journey, to seasoned riders smashing the climbs!

Local Knowledge in Girona

“We had a group of 11 riders from the UK arrive at the ESC HQ at 9am and we were rolling on our first ride by 930am. Pedals, power meters, sensors all fitted and waivers signed. We’d pre-supplied bike fit measurements and every bike was pretty much spot on with reach and seat height. Hire bikes were best I’ve ridden, topping the box fresh F8 in Mallorca a few years back. We had a Girona native pro cyclist on off season as a guide who knew exactly where to go. And paced it hard enough to keep the faster riders happy without snapping the elastic for the slower bunch. Our guide’s local knowledge of the best roads, where to eat to get the real Catalan experience and how long everything would take, gave you confidence you were going to get home in daylight. Dropping bikes back was simple. Couldn’t fault them. Chapeau ESC and in particular Bernat!” – Chris Mather, October

Thank You For Your Reviews & For Cycling with us in 2019!

A huge thank you to each and every person who took the time to leave us a review this year, we appreciate the time taken by all to write about your Eat Sleep Cycle experiences! If you’d like to check out more reviews you can see them here. If you’d like to find out more about one of our European cycle tours then give us a call on +34 972 754 301 or contact us online for more info!

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Written by Louise Laker

The bike has always been an escape for me - a way to get rid of the stresses of the day, to set myself a physical & mental challenge, to meet great people and have ton of fun.

After years of studying, working in the sustainability sector and road racing on the UK circuit, I moved from London to Girona to pursue the dream of professional cycling.

Instead, something more incredible happened - I co-founded Eat Sleep Cycle in the cycling capital of Europe, Girona.

We create & deliver beautiful cycling tours all over Europe. We love what we do and that shows in our work.

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