Girona & Empordà Leisure Tour Self-Guided

Self guided

5 nights

Leisure

199 km

1892 m

GironaGirona & Empordà Leisure Tour Self-Guided

Summary

The Girona Empordà and Leisure tour begins in the luxurious hotel of Casa Anamaria near Banyoles Lake. Each day, riders ride point to point to their next hotel. The tour takes riders on quiet lanes and occasionally on very compact gravel paths to avoid the most traffic and give riders an easygoing and leisure experience. There is a picnic wine tasting lunch included as well as carefully thought out evening meals, designed to give riders a food and cultural experience to remember.

The hotels have been carefully considered to give a luxurious feel to the tour. Each hotel offers something unique such as a wine cellar, impressive decor and wonderful breakfast to get you through the day.

The tour includes breakfast everyday as well as a selected number of meals. This ensures a high quality experience. There is an included welcome lunch upon arrival to Casa Anamaria, one wine tasting along with a picnic lunch and two evening meals.

DURATION

6 days / 5 nights

DISTANCE

199 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Girona

Terrain

Gravel

LEVEL

Leisure

Average Distance X DAY

40 km

Average Time X DAY

1 h 59 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 1.899

TOUR highlights

Banyoles Lake

Picnic lunch and wine tasting in the Alt Empordà

Local rice in Pals

Begur and the Costa Brava

Girona Old Town

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Leisure

Rated 1 out of 4 our Leisure tours are designed for active people who are looking to combine easy miles on the bike with rest and relaxation. E-bikes are available on all of our tours. Rides are up to 50 km with occasional small climbs.

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ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Banyoles

We'll collect you from Girona centre for a 30 min shuttle to the peaceful oasis that is Casa Anamaria. We'll help you to get set up on your bike and brief you for the tour ahead. After a light lunch set out on a short, guided warm up ride to Banyoles Lake to ensure everything is running smoothly.

EAT

Welcome light lunch at Casa Anamaria, evening meal

SLEEP

Casa Anamaria

CYCLE

Banyoles Lake ride 30,9 km, 408 m

Day 1

Empordà vineyards

The journey begins today with a point to point ride to Viladamat. It is a scenic ride taking you from the country-side of Banyoles, over la Fluvià river and into the Alt Empordà region known for its winemaking. Halfway through today's ride stop in a local village for a picnic lunch & wine tasting at an Empordà vineyard.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch with wine tasting

SLEEP

Boutique Hotel Can Pico

CYCLE

Banyoles to Viladamat 41 km, 328 m

Day 1

Medieval village of Pals

Today ride south towards the medieval village of Pals on a stunning route that winds through local villages. Coffee and pastries beckon at a local bakery and look out for the castle as you skirt around Montgrí! Spend the afternoon wondering the cobbled streets of Pals and relaxing at the boutique Arke Hotel. Pals is known for growing rice - we'll recommend the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious local rice dish for dinner.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Arkhe Hotel

CYCLE

Viladamat to Pals 36 km, 195 m

Day 1

The real Costa Brava

From Pals, head towards the Costa Brava and the Begur headland where beautiful coves offer ample opportunities to stop for a coffee by the sea. The coastal road around Begur has undulating hills, but the views are worth it!

EAT

Breakfast, evening meal

SLEEP

Mas Bell Lloc

CYCLE

Pals to Palamos 39 km, 524 m

Day 1

Baix Empordà and Girona!

For the last ride head west across more idyllic farmland to the city of Girona. Be sure to stop en route at our favourite local foodtruck & brewery for lunch. The route brings you into Girona along the Ter River - the perfect scenic way to finish your ride. Head to the Eat Sleep Cycle Hub in the afternoon and take some time to explore the medieval streets of the Old Town.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany

CYCLE

Palamos to Girona 51,4 km, 437 m

Day 1

Departures

Sadly, it is time to depart. Let us know if you need us to arrange transfers for you.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

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CYCLE

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THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

self-guided

We’ll welcome you to the start of your tour, talk you through the week ahead and ensure you have everything you need to enjoy a great ride.

Guests receive a detailled digital Road Book, containing routes, route descriptions, details of hotels and our recommended places to stop along the way and enjoy in the evenings. Guests can choose to navigate from their own phone or GPS devices are available on request.

On a self-guided tour we take care of your luggage and move it from hotel to hotel. We also provide a contact number for support during the trip and will help you out of any situation.

We recommend that guests are able to fix a puncture and perform basic roadside bike repairs to best enjoy a self-gudied tour.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Wilier Adlar Hybrid Gravel E-Bike

Gravel Electric

This lightweight carbon gravel e-bike is almost identical to the non e-bike version, with the adition of a 300 W power unit weighing only 3.9 Kg. The Adlar has an autonomy of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs. A range extender is available to hire for double the range. The bike has a Shimano GRX 1 x groupset.

Electric

Wilier Filante SL Hybrid Road E-Bike

Pure Road Electric

Our top of the range road e-bike from Wilier. Enjoy a lightweight carbon frame, carbon wheelset and Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting. The Filante Hybrid has a range of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs. Range extenders are avialable to hire which doubles this range.

Electric Premium Upgrade

Wilier Garda Hybrid Road E-Bike

All Road Electric

A comfortable e-road bike with a lightweight carbon frameset and a clean-cut design featuring fully integrated cable routing. The Garda Hybrid uses the proven and reliable Mahle X35+ drive unit with 250 Wh motor inserted in the rear hub while the battery is housed in the down tube. The groupset is Shimano 105 Di2. The Garda has an autonomy of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs - it's possible to rent a range extender to double the range for an additional fee.

Electric

Cannondale Supersix Evo CX

Gravel Race

An evolved race bike ready for the rough and tumble of grass crits, mud ruts or open gravel tracks. Enojy a Lightweight, durable carbon frameset with ample tire clearance and a SRAM Force 1 11-speed groupset.

Wilier Rave SLR

Gravel Race

The Rave is perfect for all-road, perfect for gravel and is desgined for speed. Enjoy a lightweight carbon frame with racey geometry and an electronic SRAM Rival XPLR groupset for full gear range and precision shifting.

Premium Upgrade

Cannondale Tesoro Neo x3

Leisure

This off-road e-bike is a fully loaded trekking machine. Get out of the rat-race and into the wilderness. The Tseoro is built for speed, efficiency and comfort. Enjoy a light, durable SmartForm C2 Alloy frame w/ 100mm travel fork. A Shimano 9-speed drivetrain with hydraulic disc brakes and a Bosch Performance Line 250W drive-unit / 500Wh battery with a range of up to 140km

Electric Leisure

THE GUIDES

Laura

Laura is a guide, professional cycling coach and endurance cyclist who has completed some of the coolest ultradistance gravel events (which she absolutely loved!). Laura loves guiding as she really enjoys empowering people to ride their bikes and discover new places, help their cycling adventures come true, and share unforgettable moments together.

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Travel to Barcelona or Girona

MEETING POINT

Girona Train Station

TIME

12:00

DEPARTURE

The tour finishes in Girona city centre on day 6

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Self-guided

ACCOMMODATION

3*/4* Hotels

FOOD

Half Board: Breakfast everyday, welcome lunch, wine tasting with picnic lunch, two evening meals

TRANSFERS

Optional

BIKE RENTAL

Optional

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Girona

If you love cycling put a cycling tour of Girona high on your bucket list. A paradise for roadies, gravellers & mountain bikers alike, Girona has an amazing network of rides ready to blow your mind. It’s a destination that can be enjoyed all year around, with the most popular months to ride being March to June & September to November.

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to ride?

RESERVATION
& PAYMENT

If you have any questions about our tours, dates, or anything else, contact us here
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DEPOSIT

A 30% deposit will secure your place on the tour

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 90 days before the tour departs

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €599
Peak Season (15/06/23 - 15/09/23):  PLUS €800
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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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