Mountains of Catalunya

Self guided

4 nights

Advanced

382 km

7770 m

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GironaMountains of Catalunya

Summary

Begin your journey from the Eat Sleep Cycle Hub space in the centre of Girona before beginning your trip direction to the Pyrenees before making a C shape back into Girona. Across the 4 nights, tackle numerous colls, sweeping descents, scenic mountains tops and race through national parks. This is a less-known region for travellers, adding a greater sense of adventure and challenge to your exerience. Stay in historical, stone villages and visit the roman remains scattered across the region.

The tour features our handpicked 4* hotels in each village destination. The first two hotels are situated in small alpine villages and provide excellent dining and spa services. Day 3 is a hotel a few kilometres from town, so we recommend having a good lunch in Tavertet before your arrival. The hotel has free access to the pool. In Girona, stay in a city centre hotel, situated just minutes from the old town.

The tour includes breakfast each day at the hotels, ensuring riders are fueled well for each days ride. It is optional to add evening meals to your tour. Just ask us! Most of the hotels feature spa services, important for rejuvinating after a day in the saddle.

DURATION

5 days / 4 nights

DISTANCE

382 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Girona

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Advanced

Average Distance X DAY

96 km

Average Time X DAY

4 h 47 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 1.799

TOUR highlights

Ride from the Pyrenees, through the Serra del Catllaràs and the Guilleries-Savassona national park

Stay in rural villages

Discover the quaint village of Rupit

Taste seasonal food and local produce

Ride the less known routes

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Advanced

Rated 3 out of 4 our Advanced tours are designed for people who ride regularly and want back to back challenging days on the bike. Riders should be confident riding in a small group, comfortable on extended climbs (at your own pace) and have good bike handling skills on corners and descents. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

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ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Girona. Ride Girona to the Pyrenees

Begin your journey from the Eat Sleep Cycle Hub space in the centre of Girona. Enjoy a complimentary snack to get you fueled for the day as the team guides you through your daily itinerary. The first ride of the tour is direction Pyrenees. The route gradually ascends with three key climbs. Tonight, stay in the stone village of Llanars, just minutes from Camporodon.

EAT

Welcome snack upon arrival to the Eat Sleep Cycle Hub to ensure you are fueled for the days ride, optional evening meal at the hotel tonight who uses seasonal products and local ingredients

SLEEP

Hotel Grevol

CYCLE

Ride Girona to the Pyrenees 103 km, 2465 m

Day 1

Pyrenees to Pobla de Lillet

Today is shorter route but it is not to be underestimated. After a stunning, sweeping descend, tackle the Coll de Canes at 1120 m elevation. Enjoy a gentle descend into Ripoll before tackiling the final challenge of the day, a steady 20 km climb averaging 2%. Stay in La Pobla de Lillet, a charming village on the Llobregat river.

EAT

Breakfast, optional evening meal and spa access tonight

SLEEP

El Castell del Pobla de Lillet

CYCLE

Pyrenees to Pobla de Lillet 88,2 km, 1890 m

Day 1

Pobla de Lillet to Tavertet

This route transvereses the Osona region, known for its Roman remains, rich soil and beautiful landscapes making it a popular area for outdoor enthusiasts. Tonight, stay in the calming hotel of L'Avenc a few kilometres from Tavertet. Make sure to stop in Tavertet for lunch before continuing to your hotel.

EAT

Breakfast, optional evening tasting meal with a selection of local products

SLEEP

L'Avenc de Tavertet

CYCLE

Pobla de Lillet to Tavertet 93,9 km, 2062 m

Day 1

Tavertet to Girona

The final ride of the journey awaits you and it does not dissapoint with the spectacular stops in Rupit and El Far. The majority of the ride is downhill, but requires a lot of energy, so be sure to fuel up along the way. Relax this evening and celebrate the journey you have made!

EAT

Breakfast, optional evening meal at our favourite restaurant in town with wine

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany

CYCLE

Tavertet to Girona 96,7 km, 1353 m

Day 1

Departures from Girona

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

EAT

Enjoy a final breakfast for the journey home today.

SLEEP

CYCLE

Departures from Girona

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 Filante SLR

Pure Road

The Filante SLR is an extremely lightweight aerodynamic bicycle used by World Tour team Astana. Enjoy a Shimano Ultegra Si2 groupset and DT Swiss ERC 1400 wheelset.

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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

Wilier Filante SL

All Road

The Wilier Filante SL guarantees a first-class weight, a precise ride and a great aesthetic clarity thanks to the integrated cables. Carbon Monocoque frame with full internal cable routing Electronic Shimano 105 Di2 shifting Carbon wheels Chainrings: 50/34, Cassette: 11-34

Basso Diamante

Pure Road

The ultimate bike for climbers. The Diamante features a lightweight fully integrated frameset, a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and a carbon ERC 1400 wheelset from DT Swiss. The Diamante has gearing for climbing - a 50/34 chainset and an 11-34 cassette.

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Basso Astra

All Road

An endurance all-road bike that increases versatility with features that lean closer to gravel. Enojy a comfortable performance carbon frameset, an electronic SRAM Force AXS groupset and a MicroTech RE38 Carbon wheelset. 48/35 chainrings and 10-36 cassette

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.

Josep

Josep is from a small city in Catalunya called Reus. He loves cycling and has a passion for sharing cycling experiences with others. He's a guide for Eat Sleep Cycle all over Europe & leads our Morocco tours.

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Arrive to Barcelona or Girona

MEETING POINT

Eat Sleep Cycle Hub, Girona

TIME

9:00

DEPARTURE

Girona

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Self-guided

ACCOMMODATION

Boutique Hotel Accommodations

FOOD

Breakfast

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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RESERVATION
& PAYMENT

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

A deposit of €500 will secure your place on the tour.

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SECOND PAYMENT

50% is due 6 months before the departure of the tour.

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 2 months before the tour departure.

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €249
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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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