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.

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.

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.

A Guide to riding the Great Divide: Patagonia, Chile & Los Andes

Discover the thrill of gravel riding in South America and experience the boundless natural beauty and vast landscapes of the Great Divide in Patagonia, Chile and Los Andes.

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!

Gravel cycling on the Canary Islands: A new perspective

Ideal riding conditions 365 days a year, majestic landscapes, challenging climbs, amazing food, an endless network of gravel roads… The Canary Islands just moved to the top of our must-ride list.

Guide to Cycling in Slovenia

If it’s not already on there, Slovenia should be at the top of every cyclist’s list of must-ride locations. Read our guide to find out more

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?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Pirinexus 360 – A Different Side of Catalunya

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5 Reasons Why It’s Time to Try Gravel Cycling

GRAVEL CYCLING FOR ROADIES Let’s face it, once a roadie always a roadie. Or not? Read on to see why you should seriously consider gravel cycling as a new discipline to add to your repertoire of excuses to ride and reasons to go to new places. 1. Gravel cycling can be really fast. If you […]

Riding Gravel in Girona: An Interview with Peter Gaskill

Want to add some new adventure to your road riding? Perhaps you should get out on some gravel! But, you say, I love the quiet paved roads around Girona — why do I need to venture onto gravel? We asked Eat Sleep Cycle guide and gravel-Godfather of Girona Peter Gaskill for the low down on […]