Costa Brava Gravel Self-Guided

Self guided

5 nights

Intermediate

344 km

3876 m

GironaCosta Brava Gravel Self-Guided

Summary

Welcome to the Costa Brava by gravel! This tour takes you to different villages around the Costa Brava on compact gravel and quiet tarmac roads. The tour is perfect for intermediate level riders seeking an adventure as well as for lesiure cyclists looking for a challenge.

Stay in our handpicked 3*/4* hotels, each adding something diffferent and unique to your expeirence. In Llafranc, enjoy the serentity of the Adults only hotel and spacious rooms. Once in l’Escala, stay inland and discover the boutique hotel with its own wine celler. Wake up to the beautiful seaview and walk around the idyllic vllage of Cadaqués. Stay in a restored Masià (country house) outside of Fiigueres. Stay in a 4* city centre hotel in Girona to witness the incredible cycling atmosphere.

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

344 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Girona

Terrain

Gravel

LEVEL

Intermediate

Average Distance X DAY

57 km

Average Time X DAY

3 h 50 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 1.899

TOUR highlights

Girona

Views of the Mediterranean Camí de Ronda

Medieval villages, Begur

Wine-making region of Empordà, Sant Pere de Rodes

Peralada

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 of town. A short warm up ride along the via verde will ensure you are ready for the week ahead.

EAT

Meet at the Eat Sleep Cycle Cafe for your Tour briefing

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany

CYCLE

Warm up ride 36,2 km, 283 m

Day 1

From Girona to the Costa Brava!

Begin the tour and set off to Llafranc. The ride is steady with no major climbs, but a couple of short, sweet hills taking you through the Baix Empordà known for its numerous midieval villages such as Corça and Peratallada. Once you arrive into Llafranc, why not walk part of the Camí de Ronda or just relax on the beach!

EAT

Brekafast

SLEEP

Mas Pastora

CYCLE

Girona - Llafranc 69,5 km, 615 m

Day 1

Through Medieval Villages to the Fishing Village of L'Escala

Begin your journey north. Today's route runs parallel from the Costa Brava all the way into l'Escala, taking you through the scenic village of Pals as well as farmlands of the Empordà.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Boutique Hotel Can Pico

CYCLE

Llafranc - l'Escala 51 km, 286 m

Day 1

Over Cap de Creus to Dalí Country & Cadaqués

Today's ride takes us to the picturesque Cadaqués. The route will first continue inland, taking you through the wetlands of l'Emporda. From Roses, you'll ride against the coast and steadily make your way up into Cadaqués. The ride has a couple of climbs, each steady and rewarding.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Hotel Llane Petit

CYCLE

l'Escala - Cadaqués 55,6 km, 762 m

Day 1

Across the Empordà wine region to Figueres

It is time to leave the coast and head back inland. Riders have the option of taking the tarmac road out or the gravel path. Less experienced riders may prefer the tarmac as it is more steady. From the top of the first climb, you cross the road and pedal into a haven. The noise from the street will dissappear and you'll be surrounded by compact graval paths, mountains and a seaview. Meet the coastline again until El Port and ride into Llança. There is a spectacular climb from here taking you inland and finally down on the ouskirts of Figueres.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Mas Falgarona

CYCLE

Cadaqués - Figueres 67,7 km, 1182 m

Day 1

Girona Old Town

The final leg of the tour is a relaxed ride into Girona. This ride takes you into l'Estany, the region home to Banyoles lake and known for its gorgeous countryside and rolling hills. Criss the Fluvià river and make your way throughg small villages until you return to Girona. The tour ends at our Eat Sleep Cycle Cafe. Those wishing to add an extra ngiht to their trip just need to let us know.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

CYCLE

Figueres - Girona 64,3 km, 748 m

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 Adlar Hybrid Gravel E-Bike

Gravel Electric

This lightweight carbon gravel e-bike is almost identical to the non e-bike version, with the adition of a 300 W power unit weighing only 3.9 Kg. The Adlar has an autonomy of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs. A range extender is available to hire for double the range. The bike has a Shimano GRX 1 x groupset.

Electric

Cannondale Supersix Evo CX

Gravel Race

An evolved race bike ready for the rough and tumble of grass crits, mud ruts or open gravel tracks. Enojy a Lightweight, durable carbon frameset with ample tire clearance and a SRAM Force 1 11-speed groupset.

Wilier Rave SLR

Gravel Race

The Rave is perfect for all-road, perfect for gravel and is desgined for speed. Enjoy a lightweight carbon frame with racey geometry and an electronic SRAM Rival XPLR groupset for full gear range and precision shifting.

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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.

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Travel to Barcelona or Girona

MEETING POINT

Eat Sleep Cycle Hub, Girona

TIME

12:00

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
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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

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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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