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// 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.

Yorkshire and the Lake District: A Cyclists Guide

Read our Cyclist's Guide to Yorkshire for our top tips on the best climbs, coffee stops & places to stay.

Self-Guided Tours: What to Expect

Booked on a self-guided tour? Read our guide on what to expect.

Supported Tours: What To Expect

Booked on a scheduled tour? Here's our guide to what to expect on tour.

Packing List for a Cycling Tour

Looking forward to your upcoming trip but not sure what to bring? Our comprehensive packing guide has got you covered!

Choosing the Perfect Bike for your Ride

Booked a cycling trip and not sure what bike to rent? My 2024 guide to choosing the perfect bike for your planned ride is here! One cool thing about renting a bike for your Eat Sleep Cycle trip is that we have a broad range to choose from - if you’re not sure what bike is right for you, keep reading. Oh, it might help if you have seen the Barbie movie too, you´ll find out why!

Top Cycling Trips for 2024, in Europe & Beyond

The start of any new year brings fresh energy, enticing plans and new cycling destinations to motivate you. As we pedal into the first promising weeks of 2024, the cycling world beckons with new horizons and exciting adventures.

Enhancing Cycling Performance: A Chiropractor’s Perspective

Cycling, a sport of endurance and agility, presents unique challenges to the body. The repetitive motion, the prolonged posture, and the relentless pursuit of speed and stability can take a toll on even the most seasoned cyclists.

A year in review – 2023

With the inevitable burst of the COVID fueled bike boom and accompanying over supply, 2023 has been a tough year for new bike sales. On the contrary, sales of kit and accessories have seen a nice increase.

Guide to Málaga road cycling

Málaga’s hills are alive with the unmistakeable sounds of smooth gear shifts, singing freehubs and rubber on tarmac…

A Guide to Gravel Routes in Málaga

A growing hub of cycling of all disciplines in the heart of southern Andalucia, Málaga is much more than the Costa del Sol holidays it is often associated with.

Only 6 % of sport science research focuses on female athletes

It’s shocking how many female athletes are simply following training plans that are designed for men. Not only can this be seriously detrimental to performance, it can also have serious negative health implications. 

Guide to Gravel Cycling in Uganda

Gravel cycling has become a popular way to explore new destinations, and Uganda is no exception. With its diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage, Uganda offers a unique experience for gravel cyclists. In this article, we will delve into the world of gravel cycling in Uganda, from understanding the basics to discovering the top routes and offering valuable tips for a successful trip.

Pilates And Mobility For Cyclists

While regular training is crucial for improving athletic performance, neglecting conditioning and recovery training can be detrimental to cyclists's overall health and progress.

Eat Sleep Cycle Joins the Adventure Travel Trade Association

We are proud to announce our new membership of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, the largest global network of adventure travel leaders.

Bikepacking Slovenia: A Gravel Bike Adventure

Earlier this month Ariel from our tours team set of to get to know Slovenia and tested our new Slovenia gravel tour itinerary. Here's his photo diary.

Classic Girona Cycling Routes

Girona is a playground for cyclists. Read on for our favourite routes!

Eat Sleep Cycle Wins Travel Award

Eat Sleep Cycle named as Europe's Most Innovative Cycling Tour Providor by LUXlife magazine.

Cyclist’s Guide To Girona

Girona is now well established as a capital of cycling. It has been decades since the first pros moved here to use the Catalan city as a training base and nowadays around 100 professional riders call Girona home for at least some part of the year. With this influx of pros Girona has raised its […]

Why You Should Consider Cycling in Málaga

The Eat Sleep Cycle Málaga Classic Climbs itinerary will have you enjoying the best of the cycling, the city and the beach, in this blog we will discuss what makes Málaga such a special destination for a cycling holiday all year around & why we've chosen Màlaga to be our base.

10 Essential Tips for Cycling in Gran Canaria in Winter

Gran Canaria is establishing itself as one of the go-to destinations for cyclists seeking sun in the cold winter months. The island is located off the west coast of Africa and is subject to warm weather, sunshine and very little rain all year around. We asked Eat Sleep Cycle founders Lee & Louise to compile […]

The First (Modern) Women’s Tour de France: Race Preview

It’s here, it’s finally here, the first (modern) women’s Tour de France is just around the corner and we could not be more excited. Kicking off from Paris, as the men’s race finishes, it makes the Tour last a whole extra week, except with fresh faces and what is sure to be really competitive, really […]

Bikes of the World Tour 2022

We love nothing more than checking out the latest bikes being raced by the pro peleton, especially when they are bikes made by brands we’re proud to partner with. No less than 6 of bike brands we stock & sell in our Girona store are World Tour team sponsors. In this blog we compare the […]

De Rosa Bikes: Evolution & Origins

As we head into Spring (yes, it feels like Spring here in Girona already!) we take a look at the origins & evolution of boutique Italian bike brand, De Rosa.  De Rosa Bikes: Racing Origins Ugo De Rosa was born in Milan, Italy in 1934. He grew up with a strong passion for racing & […]

2021: A Massive Year for Eat Sleep Cycle

If we thought 2020 (which included the cancellation of international travel) was a big year for Eat Sleep Cycle (primarily a travel business back then), 2021 has made it look like a tiny little stepping stone on the way to great things. This year has been incredibly challenging & extremely satisfying all at the same […]

Cyclist’s Guide To Italy

Italy has a special place in Eat Sleep Cycle history and we cannot wait to return to bring more of our amazing guests to this incredible country in the not too distant future. Italy has cycling deeply embedded in its culture & history. Capturing the depth of riding, the variety of terrain, the passionate cycling […]

Top Christmas Gifts for Cyclists – The 2021 Edition

It’s that time of year when it’s time to share our top picks for gifts for cyclists in your life this Christmas. From stocking fillers to lux new bike day’s, to bike hire & cycling tours, we have something for every cyclist who has managed to be good this year! Gifts for Cyclists We’ve broken […]

Badlands: My First Bikepacking Adventure

This year local Girona trio Rocket, Cristina, and Laura from Over & Out took on Badlands, by Transiberica. A 750km gravel race, crossing two deserts in Andalusia, with 16,000m of climbing. This was the first ultra-cycling race for all three, and for Rocket, her first ever bikepacking adventure…What a way to start. Read on to […]

Sram Rival eTap AXS Launch: Entry Level Goes Wireless

Sram have announced their latest release, a market-leading wireless groupset, cementing their stance that electronic shifting is something they want to make accessible to all riders. Sram Rival eTap AXS: First Reactions We asked the Eat Sleep Cycle team for their first reactions. Bernat from our Sales & Purchasing team says: It’s a game-changer in […]

Girona Onyar Collection

Our new Girona Onyar summer collection celebrates the life of the River Onyar & the fresh colours & good vibes of Spring. The kit is a collaboration with Tactic, a local kit manufaturer with a factory just 2 kms from the centre of Girona. We wanted to create a kit with soul, inspired by the […]

Merche Martín Perpiñá’s Basso Venta

Merche grew up in different villages along the Costa Brava. Now she’s a psycologist & lives with her partner Nestor in Girona’s Barri Vell. She currently works as a child and youth psychologist in a health center & is a professor at the University of Girona and the Open University of Catalonia. Basso Venta Basso […]