Costa Brava Road Self-Guided

Self guided

5 nights

Intermediate

305 km

4370 m

Cadaqués sea view
GironaCosta Brava Road Self-Guided

Summary

Begin your journey at our Eat Sleep Cycle Cafe in the centre of Girona and ride down to the magnificent Tossa de Mar. Take on Sant Grau, a wonderful 9 km climb with 385 m of elevation and 4% average. Look out for hidden beach coves along your journey and if your legs are feeling good, walk the Camí de Ronda from your hotel in Llafranc and see how versatile this region is. Ride acorss the hills in Begur and discover the relaxing wine region of Empordà as you gradually pedal your way north along the Costa Brava. Take on Sant Pere de Rodes climb and witness the impressive Monastery at the top. On the final day of the tour, head out of the picturesque Cadaqués and make your way inland and back to Girona. Upon arrival, why not have a celebratory drink at the Eat Sleep Cycle Cafe?

Stay in our handpicked 3* and 4* boutique hotels and guest houses. Our hotel selections are situated along the coast of each village.

A full breakfast buffet is provided each morning designed to keep you riding. We will provide riders with our recommended stops en route each day as well as recommended evening meals, to ensure you get the best out of each region.

DURATION

6 days / 5 nights

DISTANCE

305 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Girona

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Intermediate

Average Distance X DAY

61 km

Average Time X DAY

3 h 3 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 1.899

TOUR highlights

Tossa de Mar Castle

Views of the Mediterranean

Medieval villages

Cadaqués

Girona Old town

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Intermediate

Rated 2 out of 4 our Intermediate tours are designed for sporty people who are looking to enjoy some more challenging rides. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

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ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Girona

Begin your journey at our Eat Sleep Cycle Cafe in the centre of Girona. Get set up on your bikes and begin your tour down to the magnificent Tossa de Mar. Ride through small villages, quiet lanes and calming countryside. Once in Llagostera, the challenge of the day begins. Take one Sant Grau, a wonderful 9 km climb with 385 m of elevation and 4% average. From the top, glide down to the picturesque seaside.

EAT

Meet at the Eat Sleep Cycle Cafe for your Tour briefing

SLEEP

Hotel Diana, Tossa de Mar

CYCLE

Girona-Tossa de Mar, 50.9 km, 781 m

Day 1

Tossa de Mar to Llafranc

Ride with the sea on your right today and enjoy a rolling ride from Tossa de Mar to Sant Feliu. Pass through the pretty cove of S’Agaro and the busy town of Platja d’Aro. Continue along Calonge seafront and at Palamos head inland across flat farmland before turning back to the coast & the pretty villages of Calella & our resting place, Llafranc. Enjoy an afternoon at your own pace - relax on the beach or walk the Cami Ronda to Calella de Palafrugell.

EAT

Brekafast

SLEEP

Hotel Mas Pastora, Llafranc

CYCLE

Tossa de Mar - Llafranc - 49.2 km, 813 m

Day 1

Llafranc to l'Escala

Today, start with the challenging climbs around the Begur headland. After 25 km of beautiful, rolling terrain relax and enjoy the flat wine making region of Empordà. Pass through the medieval villages of Pals and Palau-Sator. Skirt around the base of the Montgri natural park (look out for the castle on top of the hill).

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Hostal Empuries, L'Escala

CYCLE

Llafranc - L'Escala - 56.7 km, 870 m

Day 1

l"Escala to Cadaqués

Enjoy a flat ride north from the hotel through the villages of Sant Pere Pescador, Castello d’Empuries & Vilajuïga. From here the road climbs up past Roses and descends into the village of Cadaqués. You are rewarded with spectacular views as you climb and descend.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Llane Petit, Cadaqués

CYCLE

L'Escala - Cadaqués - 58.3 km, 938 m

Day 1

Cadaqués to Girona

The final leg of the tour takes you up and out of Cadaqués before descending into Castello d’Empuries. From here, it is relatively flat as we ride through the Alt and Baix Emporda known for its versatile flora and fauna. We arrive back to Girona, why not have a celebratory drink at the Eat Sleep Cycle Cafe?

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany, Girona

CYCLE

Cadaqués - Girona 89.8 km, 958 m

Day 1

Departures

Sadly, it is time to depart. If you would like us to arrange transfers for you, just let us know.

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 detailed 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.

Premium Upgrade

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.

Premium Upgrade

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

Travel to Barcelona or Girona

MEETING POINT

Eat Sleep Cycle Hub, Girona

TIME

10:00

DEPARTURE

The tour finishes in Girona city centre on day 6

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Self-guided

ACCOMMODATION

3*/4* Hotels

FOOD

Breakfast only

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 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 €299
Peak Season (1st July - 5th September):  PLUS €500
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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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