Classic Climbs of Girona

Scheduled

5 nights

Advanced

459 km

7700 m

GironaClassic Climbs of Girona

Summary

Welcome to the ultimate week of road cycling in Girona! Start the week with George Hincapie’s favourite training loop which includes the climbs of Els Àngles & Santa Pelaia. On day 2 make a beeline for the mediterranean on a classic Costa Brava loop and climb San Grau. The coast road is one of the most spectacular roads in the world, prepare to enjoy! On day 3 ride west and into the mountains. The climb of the day is up to the town of Sant Hilari Sacalm. The long ascent winds along a forested river for over 20 km. On day 4 a true classic awaits – Rocacorba! The KOM is one coveted by Pro Cyclists and the views at the top do not disappoint. The last day is a ride to Mare de Deu del Mont, a climb known as the ‘Gateway to the Pyrenees’. Stop for coffee and pastries on the way in the village of Esponellà, soak up the best views of the week at the top of the climb and visit the medieval village of Besalú en route back to Girona.

Enjoy one base for the week at Hotel Carlemany, a stylish city centre hotel located on a large plaça in Girona’s new town. The hotel is decorated with original artworks inspired by the region and is located a short 5 minute walk to the Eat Sleep Cycle Hub and Girona’s old town. Breakfast has been developed with cyclists in mind.

The first lunch of the trip is at the Eat Sleep Cycle Hub – relax in the sun on the terrace and enjoy a warm welcome from the team. Dine out each evening in our favourite restuarants in Girona city centre, each a short stroll from the hotel. Each restuarant offers something different & our selection is designed to showcase the best food in the region. Enjoy traditional Catalan cusine, Basque pintxos, seasonal dishes and international fusions. All meals are served with local wines and hosted by your guide team. Lunches are served by your guide team in scenic locations along each route and feature healthy, fresh, seasonal produce designed to keep you riding all week.

DURATION

6 days / 5 nights

DISTANCE

459 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Girona

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Advanced

Average Distance X DAY

92 km

Average Time X DAY

4 h 36 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 2.699

TOUR highlights

Rocacorba

Els Àngels

San Grau

Sant Hilari Sacalm

Mare de Deu del Mont

Medieval city of Girona

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Advanced

Rated 3 out of 4 our Advanced tours are designed for people who ride regularly and want back to back challenging days on the bike. Riders should be confident riding in a small group, comfortable on extended climbs (at your own pace) and have good bike handling skills on corners and descents. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

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ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Girona

Rendevoux with the group for a welcome lunch on the Eat Sleep Cycle terrace. Your guide team will help you set up your bike and give you a tour briefing. Then, get ready and set off for your first ride of the tour to Els Àngels as an introduction to the week ahead. At the top of Els Àngels take in the views of your playground for the next week and take a look at the sanctuary where artist Salvador Dalí married his muse Gala in 1958.

EAT

Light lunch on arrival, evening meal in Girona city centre

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany

CYCLE

Els Àngels, 70 km, 1,050 m. Climbs: Els Àngels & Santa Pellaia.

Day 1

The Costa Brava

Today's ride takes you east, riding away from Girona towards the stunning Costa Brava, passing through small medieval villages and climbing Sant Grau before reaching the sparkling Mediterranean sea, where you'll ride along the coastline and soak up the views before heading back towards Girona.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch on the Costa Brava, evening meal in Girona city centre

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany

CYCLE

The Costa Brava, 93 km, 1,367 m. Climbs: Sant Grau.

Day 1

Sant Hilari Sacalm

Two climbs await you on day 3, Sant Hilari Sacalm and Mas Llunes, as the ride takes you further inland to explore rural Catalonia in all its glory, complete with rolling hills and impressive masias dotted along the roadside.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch in Sant Hilari Sacalm, evening meal in Girona city centre

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany

CYCLE

Sant Hilari Sacalm, 102 km, 1,717 m. Climbs: Sant Hilari Sacalm, Mas Llunes.

Day 1

Rocacorba and Banyoles Lake

Today ride up one of the most legendary climbs in Girona, Rocacorba. This climb winds through wooded hillsides to the summit overlooking the patchwork green countryside. The views do not disappoint! Those in need of rest can choose to skip the climb and relax at Banyoles Lake - the largest natural lake in Catalunya & host to the 1992 Olympic rowing competition.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch at Banyoles Lake, evening meal in Girona city centre

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany

CYCLE

Rocacorba 74 km, 1,431 m Climbs: Rocacorba.

Day 1

The Gateway to the Pyrenees

On day 5, head north towards France and into the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains and climb Mare de Deu del Mont. Finish the tour in style with this impressive climb, drinking in the mountain views as you reach the summit, before heading back down towards Girona for a celebratory evening meal with the whole team.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch at the top of Mare de Deu del Mont, celebration evening meal in Girona.

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany

CYCLE

The Gateway to the Pyrenees, 119 km, 2,138 m. Climb: Mare de Deu del Mont.

Day 1

Departures

Sadly, the tour draws to an end on day 6, and all that's left to do is say our goodbyes and prepare for the journey home.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

CYCLE

Departures from Girona

THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

full support

Enjoy small group sizes and professional, personal support all week from your guides & support vehicle.

We work with an industry leading guide to guest ratio – expect up to 4 guests per guide on the trip with guides leading the way on the road and a support vehicle close by at all times. Note that for groups of 4 riders or less this tour is run as a guided trip without the support vehicle.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water, as well as a full set of tools to resolve any mechanicals. On selected days the support crew will serve a delicious picnic lunch in a scenic location en route. Enjoy local foods chosen to keep you feeling energized and healthy.

Eat Sleep Cycle guides are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

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 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

Cannondale Synapse

Endurance

A smooth and fast endurance road bike desgined for long, comfortable rides. The Synapse is lightweight, comes with built-in lights for safety and has a Shimano 105 Di2 groupset. Built with a Fulcrum Rapid Red 500 wheelset. 50/34 chainrings 11-34 cassette

Giant Revolt E-Bike

All Road Electric

A versitle drop bar e-bike for road, gravel and mixed terrain adventures. A lightweight aluminium frame, smooth-riding tubeless tyres and a comfortable D-Fuse seatpost give you the ability to ride any road, any route. The 500 W battery delivers long-distance pedalling support and is seamlessly integrated into the frame. The bike is simple to activate - press the on/off button and you're ready to go!

Electric

THE GUIDES

Chris

Chris is from Ireland’s North Coast and now a Girona resident. Chris has been cycling for over 35 years. He enjoys meeting people on the bike and exploring new roads. When not guiding he still enjoys the buzz of competition and training! Very fond of a good espresso!

Zippy

Originally from Ireland, Zippy moved to Girona a few years ago because of the best cycling options in road and gravel. He also works as a cycling coach, training individuals for whatever they wish to pursue.

Zippy
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

12:00

DEPARTURE

The tour finishes in Girona city centre on day 6

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Full-support

ACCOMMODATION

4* hotel

FOOD

Full-board - breakfast, lunch & 3 evening meals

TRANSFERS

Not included

BIKE RENTAL

High-end road bike included. E-bike upgrade avaialble.

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 deposit of €500 will secure your place on the tour.

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SECOND PAYMENT

50% is due 6 months before the departure of the tour.

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 2 months before the tour departure.

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €399
Thursday

1 abril 2024

Thursday

6 abril 2024

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Monday

13 mayo 2024

Saturday

18 mayo 2024

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27 mayo 2024

Thursday

1 junio 2024

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3 junio 2024

Thursday

8 junio 2024

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7 octubre 2024

Thursday

12 octubre 2024

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Thursday

14 octubre 2024

Thursday

19 octubre 2024

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Thursday

4 noviembre 2024

Thursday

9 noviembre 2024

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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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