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RIDE CAMP

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5 NIGHTS

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SELECT

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LEVEL 2-3

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350 – 500 KM

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5,500 – 8,000 M

GIRONA CYCLE TOUR

Conquer the Classic Climbs of Girona on this 6 day, all inclusive tour. Enjoy beautiful climbs in this unique region and discover the roads used to train on by many professional cyclists in the World Tour peloton.

Test your legs on Rocacorba, Els Àngels, San Grau, Sant Hilari Sacalm and Mare de Deu del Mont. Stay in the centre of Girona, a Catalan city fast become the centre of cycling in Europe and enjoy the delicious food, culture and atmosphere of this unique place.

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 & Tour Briefing
Els Àngels, 68 km, 1,300 m
Climbs: Els Àngels & Santa Pellaia
Welcome evening meal in Girona

Day 2:

The Costa Brava, 90 km, 1,300 m

Climbs: Sant Grau

Day 3:

Sant Hilari Sacalm, 90 km, 900 m
Climbs: Sant Hilari Sacalm, Mas Llunes
Evening meal in the mountains…

Day 4:

Rocacorba 70 km, 1,300 m
Climbs: Rocacorba

Day 5:

The Gateway to the Pyrenees, 118 km, 1,500 m
Climb: Mare de Deu del Mont
Celebration evening meal in Girona

Day 6:

Departures from Girona

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

The Classic Climbs of Girona is a tour designed for people who love to ride back to back, long & beautiful days in the saddle. We like to keep everyone together on the flats & save energy for the key climbs of the day. Guests are invited to ride their own pace up each climb & we regroup at the summit.

We are above all, flexible. Our detailled knowledge of the area allows our guide team to adapt to your group – sometimes guests want to ride further & seek more of a challenge & sometimes they want to strip things back. Just let you guides know how you’re feeling & they’ll do the rest to make sure you have the best time possible on your trip!

Rest assured if you need to take a break the support vehcile is never far away. Some guests also take the opportunity to test out one of our awesome Focus Paralane2 e-road bikes if they know the daily distances are a challenge but don’t want to miss out.

We also offer coaching for riders looking to get into shape ahead of the trip!

NON-RIDERS

This is a great tour for non-cycling partners or family to join. Girona is a beautiful city with a great cafe culture, shops & restaurants. The Dali Museum is a short train ride away in Figueres and the Catalan capital of Barcelona is just a 40 min train ride away. Why not rent an electric or brompton bicycle for a fun day out on the bike paths around Girona? Or relax in Girona’s Roman Spa. We’ll work with non-riders ahead of the tour to create their perfect holiday itinerary.

MAP

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • THE COSTA BRAVA
  • SANT HILARI SACALM
  • PANTA SUSQUEDA
  • ROCACORBA
  • BANYOLES LAKE
  • MARE DE DEU DEL MONT

GIRONA TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

Rides are fully supported by our team of guides and vehicles.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water. Lunches & coffee stops will be enjoyed at our favourite cafes along the route (note that these are at your own expense so carry a few euro’s with you!)

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.

Mechanical support is close by at all times.

Custom Options

We also offer this as a self-guided, self-supported package. Guests will receive a welcome from our team, a road book detailling each day of riding & a wahoo GPS device with pre-loaded routes.

Quick Facts
  • JAMES KNOX HOLDS THE STRAVA KOM ON ROCACORBA (IN A TIME OF 27 MINS, 13 SECONDS)
  • SALVADOR DALI WAS MARRIED IN THE CHURCH ON TOP OF ELS ÀNGELS
  • GIRONA IS A POPULAR TRAINING GROUND FOR WORLD TOUR PRO CYCLISTS

OUR GIRONA GUIDES

Local Guides

Our Girona guides come from here in Catalunya from all over the world. They are a diverse mix of cycling aficionadoes who have chosen to make Girona their home.

Our guides are carefully selected for their classy riding, charisma & instincitve ability to look after fellow cyclists. All of our guides are first aid trained & know the local roads intimately.

You can be sure you’ll be well looked after & will have the time of your life!

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation

Rest and recover from the day in the 4* Hotel Carlemany, our favourite cycling-friendly accommodation in Girona. The Carlemany offers newly refurbished rooms, fantastic staff, bar, two restuarants, a breakfast buffet tailored to cyclists & secure bike storage.

We also offer accommodation upgrades:

Hotel Nord 1901****

The Nord is located on a quiet street in Girona’s old town. It’s bursting with charm & character & guests can relax in the courtyard garden & pool. Breakfast is sourced from local produce & there is secure bike storage too.

Hotel Casa Cacao*****

Girona’s most fashionable boutique hotel, Casa Cacao offers a feast for the senses. Enjoy exquisite rooms, relax at the rooftop bar and indluge in a fabulous breakfast every day. Casa Cacao is the sister hotel of El Cellar Can Roca, the three michelin star restuarant in Girona.

There are 5 nights accommodation included in the tour.

Catalan Cuisine

Enjoy meals and ride nutrition tailored especially for cyclists.

Start the day with a breakfast buffet at the hotel to prepare for a spectacular day in the saddle. Stay fueled all day with ride nutrition from the support vehicle and enjoy a roadside picnic or a light lunch at our favourite cafès every day.

Any additional coffee stops are at the riders expense.

A welcome and departure meal is included in the package. Choose from our recommended restaurants over the course of the week or explore Girona and see where your taste buds take you!

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. 

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TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

2020 Trip Dates

13th – 18th September, 4th – 9th October, 1st – 6th November

2021 Trip Dates – Book Now for €100

15th – 20th March, 5th – 10th April, 3rd – 8th May, 14th – 19th June, 6th – 11th September, 4th – 9th October

Custom & Private Tours available for groups. Self-Guided Package available on request.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€1,379

Single Supplement €249

Non-Rider €599

Travel Logistics

Meeting Point: The meet point for the tour is the Eat Sleep Cycle Hub in Girona at 14:00 on Day 1 of the tour.

We can arrange transfers for you from Girona or Barcelona Airport at additional cost. Let us know your travel plans and we’ll do the rest.

What's Included?

Cycling: 5 day, guided and supported.
Accommodation: 5 nights, 4* City Centre Hotel
Food: Breakfast, ride nutrition & lunch every day, plus two evening meals
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Available at additional cost

Group Bookings

Groups of 6 or more riders: can opt to make a tour private and choose their own dates.
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.

Eat Sleep Cycle S.L. is a registered Spanish Travel Agency, registration number ESB55305734. This includes financial coverage for losses in case of insolvency by Seguros Catalana Occidente, Policy Number: 8-6.673.112-A & Civil Liability insurance by AXA Seguros, Policy Number: 81701012.

Last week we stayed in Girona for our pre-season training week and hired bikes with ESC. The bikes were perfect - very good service by ESC when we arrived, Bryan, Louise and team are super friendly. We joined one group ride to Rocacorba - very cool! Thanks again for making our training week such a success and if we come to Girona again, you'll see us again!

Pieter FPerfect week

[...] Since the very beginning when I booked the trip the girls & guys from ESC have been incredibly helpful and kind. [...] Anyway, the rides, most importantly, were super well organised with adjustments for different levels (smaller rides, additional loops) and a van always being closeby for snacks, water, mechanics and even music :)!! The bikes they rent are perfect, I took my own saddle, they adjusted the bike and ready to go. Once again the team are so nice and friendly, they really made it an unforgettable week and I am sure the other rides they organise are equally awesome. Definitely hoping to ride with them again next year!

Jessica WAwesome week in Girona with ESC

Ive found few bike rental places in Girona online. [...] Lee has a big smile practically glued to his face all the time, his wife Louise is the sweetest girl you can cycle with and Brian is an amusing, chatty and friendliest guy ever. They are all amazing people. Wouldn't go with anyone else!!!

Edyta MGreatest hols ever

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

Classic Climbs of the Alps

EXCELLENT LOCATION

Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Tour Guides

EXPERT GUIDES

Our guides are experts in cycling, travel & hosting world class tours. We recruit professionals from all walks of life who love to ride.

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5 STAR REVIEWS

You’ll be back!
98% of our guests say they’ll come back to Eat Sleep Cycle for another tour.

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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.

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