RIDE CAMP

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6 NIGHTS

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SELECT

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LEVEL 2-3

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575 KM

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9,000 M

CHRISTMAS IN GIRONA

Allow us to introduce you to cycling paradise at Christmas time! Join the Eat Sleep Cycle community for a week of festivities & cycling in the beautiful region of Girona.

Ride the Costa Brava, climb Girona’s highest peaks, discover the beauty of the Catalan landscape.

Great for couples, solo travellers & anyone who’s looking to balance the Christmas feasting with quality cycling. Together with the other riders and guides, you will have lovely meals, great rides and cosy evenings!

On an Eat Sleep Cycle tour all you have to think about is enjoying your ride. Our trip support is second to none and we pride ourselves on a high staff-guest ratio. We take care of everything so you can savour the ride of a lifetime. This is a flexible itinerary offering riders the opportunity to extend or shorten the ride depending on their fitness level.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Girona
Optional warm-up ride at 13:00 along the Vall de Llemena, 50 km, 200 m
Welcome briefing & evening meal

Day 2:

Banyoles Lake, Rocacorba & the lanes of Canet d’Adri, 90 km, 1,300 m

Day 3:

Sant Hilari Sacalm, 99 km, 1,600 m

Day 4:

Christmas Eve on the Costa Brava, 90 km, 1,300 m
Group evening meal

Day 5:

Christmas Day ride to Els Àngels, up to 40 km, 500 m
Christmas Lunch

Day 6:

Boxing Day ride to Olot, 110 km, 1,500 m
Farewell evening meal & awards night!

Day 7:

Departures

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

In line with Christmas spirit, ‘Christmas in Girona’ is a week that’s suitable for anyone who enjoys cycling.

We have a fabulous team of guides and flexibility to offer different level rides according to the ability of the rider.

This tour is perfect for individual riders looking for a more social Christmas and open to social events with the Girona community.

MAP

Map - Girona Christmas Week

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • COSTA BRAVA COAST ROAD
  • ROCACORBA
  • CATALAN LANDSCAPES

CHRISTMAS IN GIRONA INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

Enjoy the support of our experienced team, guiding you from the bike and from the Eat Sleep Cycle support vehicle.

Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders 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. Our Tour Leaders know the region well and speak the local language.

Quick Facts
  • NEARLY 100 PRO CYCLISTS ARE BASED IN GIRONA
  • DAVID MILLAR HAS LIVED IN GIRONA SINCE 2006.
  • THE CHAPEL WHERE SALVADOR DALI GOT MARRIED IS 15KM EAST OF GIRONA.

OUR GIRONA GUIDES

Julie

Julie has chose a good place to live, her base being on Mallorca means she is never short of stunning scenery. However, she still happily comes to Girona to show you the best places around.

Joan

Joan is a Catalan local from Manresa. He knows our local Girona roads like the back of his hand and can also be found guiding in the Pyrenees.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Festive Feasting

Girona is as famous for its food as it is for its cycling. Ride through the Emporá wine region by day and taste the produce by night. Taste ice-cream from the best restaurant in the world. Sample Catalan home cooking with views of sunset over Les Serres. From seafood to paella, tapas to pintxos, the flavours of this town and the surrounding region are sure to tickle your tastebuds.

Enjoy a breakfast buffet each morning in the hotel. 3 evening meals are included, as well as the all important Christmas lunch (all enjoyed as a group).

We’ll carry a good selection of ride nutrition to keep you fueled on the bike. Any coffee stops, lunches & additional meals are at your own expense.

Catalan Hospitality

Stay in Hotel Carlemany, a 4* Hotel located in the centre of town and a few minutes walk from Eat Sleep Cycle. Hotel Carlemany welcomes cyclists and has a dedicated, secure bike room. The hotel is newly renovated and offers stylish rooms featuring work by leading artists.

Start your day with a healthy breakfast buffet in the hotel’s Pati Verd restaurant (included). The hotel cafe is also open all day for refreshments & the new Indigo tapas bar & lounge is the perfect spot for a nightcap (the cocktails are excellent…)

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.

Choose from a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium, or a state-of-the-art Factor bike.  All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes. 

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

21st – 27th December 2020

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€1,199*

Single Supplement €249

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Travel Logistics

Arrive: Plan to fly into Barcelona Airport

Depart: Plan to fly out of Barcelona Airport

We can arrange transfers for your or give advice on trains & buses.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully Supported
Accommodation: 6 nights, Hotel Carlemany, 4*
Food: Breakfast, 3 Evening Meals & Christmas Lunch
Bike Hire: 10% Discount available
Transfers: Available on request

Group Bookings

Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.

Payment

Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.

I spent Christmas week with Eat Sleep Cycle in Girona. It was my first time doing anything like this, having only taken up road cycling very recently. From the initial enquiry right through to the trip, the team were helpful, informative and encouraging. I was really nervous to do this as a solo traveller, with limited experience but right from the start, Louise, Brian and Lee were helpful in offering easier routes to try but also pushing me to challeng myself. I was amazed by what I achieved.

Jint Y

Eat Sleep Cycle is the place to go for your cycling needs and fun in Girona! Beautiful store and rental fleet, with an even more incredible and helpful staff, who are all passionate in what they do. We were lucky enough to be in town for their Christmas group ride to Rocacorba, what a fun and festive ride to be able to join!

Luca NThanks guys for a great trip

ESC organised a wonderful training camp that included excellent guides, including pro's. Everyone was very generous with their time and advice. Highly recommend Eat Sleep Cycle.

AinfolkTraining Camp

Beautiful bike, great staff with local knowledge of routes, couldn’t ask for more, will definitely be back.

William McCann

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

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EXCELLENT LOCATION

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