Tour of the Costa Brava

Scheduled

5 nights

Intermediate

264 km

3860 m

Cadaqués sea view
GironaTour of the Costa Brava

Summary

Welcome to cycling paradise on the Mediterranean coast. Ride a stunning loop from the Catalan city of Girona to Tossa de Mar, Llafranc, Empuriabrava and Cadaqués. Each destination has it’s own special character and a unique beach to relax after each ride. Enjoy the evenings sampling delicous meals and views of the sea.

Sleep in a new location each night in one of our handpicked 3 or 4* hotels along the route, including the Hotel Carlemany in Girona, the Boutique Hotel Can Pico in L’Escala and Llane Petit in Cadaqués on the final night. Fuel up with breakfast at the hotel before each day of riding, a light lunch en route and a evening meal in a new, picture-postcard town each night.

This is a fully supported tour on quiet roads, designed for riders who love to enjoy cycling and relaxation in equal measure.

DURATION

6 days / 5 nights

DISTANCE

264 km

HOTELS
★★★★★ ★★★★★
REGION

Girona

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Intermediate

Average Distance X DAY

53 km

Average Time X DAY

2 h 38 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 2.799

TOUR highlights

Cadaqués & Port Lligat - visit Dalí country

The historic city of Girona

The seaside villages of Tossa de Mar, Llafranc and L'Escala

Visit the Roman Ruines d'Empuries

Fresh seafood, Empordà wines & traditional tapas

The Costa Brava

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!

Enjoy a warm welcome from the Eat Sleep Cycle team and lunch in Girona before heading out for a warm-up ride with the group. Dine at one of our favourite restaurants in Girona in the evening.

EAT

Lunch at Eat Sleep Cycle | Evening meal in Girona old town

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany, Girona

CYCLE

Warm-up loop - 40.3 km, 380 m

Day 1

From Girona to Tossa de Mar

The first leg of the tour kicks off with a 50 km ride south from Girona to Tossa de Mar on the coast. Head for lunch along the seafront and enjoy the evening exploring Tossa de Mar at your own pace. Don't miss the town's impressive castle!

EAT

Breakfast | Picnic lunch | Evening meal in Tossa de Mar

SLEEP

Hotel Diana, Tossa de Mar

CYCLE

Girona-Tossa de Mar, 50.9 km, 777 m

Day 1

From Tossa de Mar to Llafranc

After fuelling up with a good breakfast at the hotel, ride north, hugging the rugged Costa Brava coastline to the village of Llafranc. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing and exploring the town. Take a stroll along the Camí de Ronda and stretch your legs in preparation for tomorrow's ride. Tonight is a free evening - take your pick of Llafranc's casual seafood restaurants or book a table at the michelin star restaurant Casamar.

EAT

Breakfast | Picnic Lunch | Free evening in Llafranc

SLEEP

Hotel Mas Pastora, Llafranc

CYCLE

Tossa de Mar - Llafranc - 53.0 km, 816 m

Day 1

From Llafranc to L'Escala

Day 4 brings a mix of coastal views and pretty roads as the route snakes inland through Torroella de Montgrí and towards the hotel in Montiró. In the afternoon take a stroll along the coast and visit the Roman Ruïnes d'Empuries. Enjoy an evening meal with the group tonight, included in the tour.

EAT

Breakfast | Picnic Lunch | Evening meal with a sea view

SLEEP

Hostal Empuries, L'Escala

CYCLE

Llafranc - L'Escala - 57.0 km, 874 m

Day 1

Arrival in Cadaqués

The final stretch awaits today as the route snakes northwards through the pretty towns of Sant Pere Pescador and Castelló d'Empúries, before a scenic climb and descent to the seaside town of El Port de la Selva before crossing over the final hill to Cadaqués, considered by many to be the most beautiful town on the Costa Brava. Take some time in the afternoon to explore the winding streets and beachfront cafés. There will also be time to visit Salvador Dali´s house in Port Lligat (advance booking recommended) before a final evening meal with the team at our favourite restaurant in Cadaques.

EAT

Breakfast | Picnic Lunch | Evening meal in Cadaques

SLEEP

Llane Petit, Cadaqués

CYCLE

L'Escala - Cadaqués - 62.5 km, 1,013 m

Day 1

Departures from Cadaqués

Sadly, the time has come to say goodbye. However, there is the option to extend the tour in Cadaqués or Girona. Ask the Eat Sleep Cycle team for a self-guided track back to Girona and discover more hidden corners of Catalonia!

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

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CYCLE

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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

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

Cadaqués

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Full Support

ACCOMMODATION

3* and 4* Hotels

FOOD

Breakfast, Lunch & 4 evening meals

TRANSFERS

Not included - private transfers available on request

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 €599
Peak Season (15/06/2024 - 15/09/2024):  PLUS €800
Thursday

25 marzo 2024

Thursday

30 marzo 2024

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20 mayo 2024

Saturday

25 mayo 2024

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Thursday

17 junio 2024

Thursday

22 junio 2024

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2 julio 2024

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7 julio 2024

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23 septiembre 2024

Thursday

28 septiembre 2024

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28 octubre 2024

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2 noviembre 2024

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9 noviembre 2024

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14 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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