What is the best time of year to cycle in Girona for the Weather?

As I write this blog on 4th February, it is 23 degrees Celsius (73 degrees Fahrenheit) in Girona.

How to get to Girona: A Cyclists Guide

If you have decided to visit the cycling mecca of Girona, you may be comparing travel options. You may also be weighing up the option of bringing your own bike against renting a bike locally.

Turn your Dream Cycling Holiday into a Dream New Bike Day

There is one way to make your dream cycling holiday with Eat Sleep Cycle even better, turn it into a Dream new bike day too!

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.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for a better year on your bike

We are one week into 2024, have you changed anything yet? Whether you believe in New Year's Resolutions or not, if it is a way to ride your bike more than we think it's worth a go! Here are some of our top ideas to have a great year on your bike in 2024.

Best Girona Gravel Cycling Routes

Four compass points, Four challenging rides. Known for its road cycling, people are now discovering Girona’s environs are even better on a gravel bike.

Classic Girona Cycling Routes

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

Traka 2023 – Basso x Eat Sleep Cycle After Party!

The party after the ride before!

Top 5 Cycling Destinations for Spring and Fall

As winter starts to fade we're looking for ways to keep riding in a jersey and bib shorts. We've put together our top 5 destinations for riding this spring and fall.

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 […]

2022 In Review: The Real Comeback Year

This time last year we still didn’t know what kind of year was in store for 2022. We didn’t guess how quickly the world would forget about Covid and everyone would get back to living life at its fullest. For Eat Sleep Cycle 2022 has meant the complete return of cycling tourism and of course […]

Top Winter Cycling Destinations To Avoid The Cold!

Winter is coming... but imagine you could avoid donning those woolly overshoes and rain jacket and chase the summer around the world, where would you go?

Best Summer Cycling Jersey’s for Cycling in Girona

Yes. We know it’s hot.  Stinking hot here in Spain. We set our alarms a little earlier, slip out on the bike before the mercury has risen, but still, we need the right equipment to get us through longer days.  Jersey choice is so important to keeping you temperature regulated in the summer weather, and […]

Putting the 2022 Ridley Kanzo to the test: gravel riding in and around Girona

Nafent Magazine, the bilingual cycling magazine in Catalonia, tried Eat Sleep Cycle’s new Ridley gravel bikes for a week and tested them on all terrains and surfaces. Our conclusion: The Kanzo, whether it is electric or not, is your ideal gravel bike for both performance riding and bike packing. Looking back on a great week […]

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 […]

Cycling in Girona in Autumn 2021: Everything You Need To Know

If you are planning a cycling trip to Girona this Autumn and worried if it will go ahead or not this blog is just what you need! Eat Sleep Cycle founder Lee shares his thoughts & advice for travelling to Catalunya this year as a cycling business owner in Girona. Recently I have personally had […]

Eat Sleep Cycle Café: Food Philosophy

With less than a week to go until the Eat Sleep Cycle Café opens we speak to Bram, the Eat Sleep Cycle Café chef, as he talks about the inspiration behind the menu of our new Girona cycling café. One of the most important factors for Lee and Louise when deciding to expand Eat Sleep […]

Dirt Jumping in Girona

Our very own Joan and Daan head out after work to go dirt jumping in Banyoles. I caught up with Joan to find out what it is about dirt jumping that he loves so much, and check out these awesome shots of the guys in action! Photos by Daan van Meeuwen. How long have you […]

Eat Sleep Cycle Café – How Much Is It Really Costing?

Its difficult to put into words how grateful we are for every contribution to our Crowdfunding campaign for our very own Eat Sleep Cycle Girona cycling café. In this blog Eat Sleep Cycle Founder Lee reveals how the project really would not be possible without your help. The Dream I want to rewind to three […]

Cyclist’s Guide To Bikepacking

How To Plan A Bikepacking Trip The bikepacking season is well & truly here in Europe. Hot summer weather means packing light & an opportunity to expand your horizons and keep costs to a minimum (or splurge on some luxury hotels of course!). Planning a bike tour is great fun but also requires a bit […]

Made in Girona

Girona: A City of Bikes If Silicon Valley is where good tech companies start, Girona is where great cycling businesses & products are made! In this blog we look at our favorite local Girona brands. What we find, as always, is that it is all about the great people behind them, leading them forwards and […]

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, […]

Costa Brava Cycling: Why the Catalan Coastline is Perfect for a Cycling Vacation

Rolling, Mediterranean coastlines, stunning medieval towns and villages and the vineyards of the Empordà region – the Costa Brava is a fantastic place for a European cycling vacation, with plenty for non-cyclists to enjoy too! The best time to visit the Costa Brava is outside of the summer months when the region is quieter and […]

Style & Innovation: The Technology of CHPT3 Clothing

CHPT3 are a brand that we first started working with last November after their focus on local Girona cycling influence and innovative clothing caught our eye (something that ESC partner Brian has already written about and we’ve also explained why CHPT3 are a great fit for ESC). The Girona-based brand helmed by ex-pro David Millar […]

Hidden Girona: La Rectoria San Miguel de Pineda

Girona may take all the credit for being one of the world’s best cycling destinations but beyond Girona, 40 km to the northwest to be precise, lies the region of La Garrotxa – a volcanic region offering some fantastic riding. In this region, hidden in the small town of Sant Feliu de Pallerols is a unique […]

Girona Biking: Get off the Beaten Track this Spring

As temperatures start to nudge towards Spring cyclists all over the world are dreaming of ripping off the leg warmers and indulging in some quality legs-out cycling. Here in our Girona HQ that dream is already coming true with the early arrival of Spring in mid-February. Girona Biking in Spring Whilst most cyclists choose to […]

Classic Climbs of Girona #5: Rocacorba

20 km from Girona on a nondescript road in the outskirts of the town of Banyoles, overlooking the sparkling blue lake is the mountain of Puigsou, also known as the climb of Rocacorba. Once a well-kept secret amongst those in the know and only fully paved in 2006 it is now arguably one of the […]

Classic Climbs of Girona #4: Mare de Déu del Mont

Girona is renowned as a cyclist’s paradise for a reason: the city provides the perfect base from which to explore the myriad climbs of the surrounding area as well as being home to a plethora of cafes and restaurants – and as we know, cyclists love coffee and food just as much as riding bikes! […]

A Grand Départ we will never forget

This weekend we opened the doors to our brand new Girona Hub, a pretty momentous & proud moment in our short (but intense) history. Our early blog readers will remember how Eat Sleep Cycle started: in August 2016 we ran our first tour from Girona to Biarritz with a rented Enterprise van and 6 intrepid […]

Cycling Climbs of Girona: #3 Sant Marti Sacalm

Sant Marti Sacalm is THE 20-minute power test cycling climb of the Girona region and if you come here for a visit you can´t leave without giving it a blast, as we say in Eat Sleep Cycle language. At 5.2 miles, or 8.6 kilometres it´s not particularly long and at an average of 7% it´s […]