Bikepacking 101: Preparing for Badlands 2020

Daan is one of our Eat Sleep Cycle team based here in Girona. When not fixing bikes, coding our website, or taking photos, he can be found riding huge distances & sleeping in the great outdoors. This week Daan is taking on Badlands, an unsupported ultra-endurance race around Andalucia. The route starts in Granada, heads […]

The Rise of Gravel Cycling in Girona

Girona is firmly on the map as the European road cycling destination of choice for aficionados from all over the globe. It’s network of beautifully paved, quiet roads long climbs, beautiful descents, the Costa Brava, the Pyrenees & the fantastic food scene make Girona a true cycling mecca. But even die-hard roadies are choosing to […]

Riding the Atlas Mountain Race

The Atlas Mountain Race is an unsupported bikepacking race which starts in Marrakesh and heads over the Atlas mountains, through the Anti-Atlas & on to finish on the coast in Agadir. The 1,200 km course follows single track, gravel roads & old colonial pistes. There is plenty of hike a bike & not alot of […]

Reilly Gradient Gravel Bike Review

The Reilly Gradient is the latest gravel bike to join our Girona Bike Rental fleet, and this one is rather special with its British designed Titanium frame. The Reilly Gradient, A Brief History Reilly Cycle Works is a UK based bike manufacturer founded by frame builder Mark Reilly, graphic & product designer Damon Fisher & […]

Cyclist’s Guide to Morocco

Morocco is an off-the-beaten track destination with a fast growing reputation for all types of cycling. Eat Sleep Cycle founders Lee & Louise set off to spend a week exploring Marrakesh & the Atlas mountains by bicycle. They came back with this blog, a starter guide for anyone thinking of cycling in Morocco as well […]

Bikepacking the Pirinexus: Girona, Costa Brava & the Pyrenees

The Pirinexus is a circular 360 km route on cycle paths & quiet roads running from Girona to the Pyrenees and across the border into France & the town of Ceret. From here the trail climbs back across the border to the town of La Jonquera before hitting the flatlands of the Empordà region en […]

Girona Gravel Cycling Tour – Why You Should Come On One!

Gravel cycling is tricky to define. In terms of terrain, ‘gravel’ can mean anything from unpaved roads to MTB single track and everything in between. On the subject of bikes, bike manufacturers use terms such as ‘all-road’, and ‘adventure’ to define their gravel machines, but one thing that gravel cycling can be defined by though, […]

Basso Palta Bike Review

The Basso Palta is a machine turning heads in the gravel world so naturally we decided to add them to our fleet of Girona rental bikes. Not content with re-branding their cyclo-cross bike, Basso literally went back to the drawing board to design a bike specifically for gravel riding. And so, we sent ex-racer, Eat […]

New Gravel Bike Trans Alps Tour – Embrace It!

The Alps, the Dolomites, the Sella Ronda. Romeo & Juliet, Garda, the World Champs. Verona, Innsbruck, Munich. Italy, Austria, Germany. Groads. Yes. Our Trans Alps Gravel Bike tour is happening this summer, and you’re invited. Gravel Bike Trans Alps Tour Stages This is an incredible new itinerary rolling out in July 2019 linking Munich in […]

Cycling Barcelona to Girona: A CycloCat Adventure

Sunday 22nd January 2019 saw the third annual edition of the Ladies & Gentlemen’s Barcelona to Girona Gravel Ride. The ride was desgined & organised by CycloCat, a non-profit organisation on a mission to map all the off-road, safe cycling routes in Catalunya. When CycloCat approached Eat Sleep Cycle looking for a venue in Girona […]

First Gravel Ride: Ridley X-Trail

Amy Jones, long time road rider, reports on making the transition to Gravel in this account of her first ever gravel ride. Guide Ed takes her for a spin on our Ridley X-Trail rental on his favourite trails around Girona. I’m slowing you down, joked Ed who was showing me the ropes on my gravel […]