Girona is a gravel wonderland waiting to be discovered. For every classic Girona climb, you can bet there’s a gravel version. Done Sant Grau already? Do it on gravel and see it through a whole new perspective. Ever wondered if there was a different way to get to Banyoles Lake? There is, on gravel. If you thought road cycling in Girona seemed like an inexhaustible labyrinth of new discoveries then prepare to be amazed by what you can uncover off-road.
Ride the hidden gravel roads of Girona guided by local experts. Stay in a 4* accommodation in the centre of Girona. Enjoy the best of Catalan food & Mediterranean flavours. The routes are designed for gravel-lovers, not too technical but with lots of fun, varied terrain & spectacular views throughout.
Arrival & ride, Banyoles Lake, 50 km, 400 m
Soak up views of the Pyrenees at Banyoles Lake
Les Gavarres, 71 km, 900 m
Climb Montnegre to Santa Pelaia, enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant
Volcà de la Crosa & Mas Lunes, 67 km, 690 m
Empordà, 75 km, 480 m
Visit Rustik for coffee & Dos Kiwi’s for a taste of Empordà-brewed heaven
Mieres & the Vall de Llemena, 83 km, 1700 m
The alternative Rocacorba
Departure from Girona
The Girona Gravel Camp is suitable for Intermediate (Level 2) to Advanced (Level 3) riders. It’s ok if you have never ridden a gravel bike before – our guides will be on hand to coach you through any technical sections and we will adapt the rides to suit the level of the group. Please give us a call if you have any questions or doubts.
To be able to enjoy the rides regular cycling in the weeks before the tour is highly recommended.
We can customise the ride itinerary for groups of 6 or more riders and make this a custom camp.
Enjoy first class guiding from your dedicated gravel cycling guides throughout the week. A support vehicle will appear at perfect moments along the ride to supply food & water, as well as mechanical back up & a ride home if needed.
Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders are experienced professionals from all walks of life. Fun, friendly and patient, you will never be left behind.
We also offer this as a self-guided 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. We’ll also include recommendations for coffee stops, lunch stops & evening meals.
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. A welcome and departure dinner is included in our favourite restaurants. We’ll give you a ride nutrition pack every morning to keep you fuelled throughout the day and we’ll stop en route at our favourite coffee stops where you can choose from the menu (not included in the package).
Hotel Carlemany****, Girona
Stay in the city centre Hotel Carlemany & enjoy comfortable rooms & a warm welcome. The hotel has a bar, restaurants and a delicious breakfast buffet tailored to cyclists (yes, they serve oats!)
The hotel is located in the centre of the vibrant new town, and is just a 5 min walk from the medieval old town and the Eat Sleep Cycle hub.
Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.
Choose from the titanium Gradient by Reilly, the carbon Palta by Basso, or the carbon Kanzo Adventure by Ridley.
RIDLEY KANZO ADVENTURE
2022 Trip Dates
September 26th – October 1st
2023 Trip Dates
25th – 30th September
Available as a private tour
On demand for groups
Supported Tour, Price Per Head
Self-Guided Tour, Price Per Head
4 or more riders – €949
2 – 3 riders, €1,149
1 rider, €1,499
Single Supplement €299
Meeting Point: The meet point for the tour is Barcelona Sants Train Station at 11:00 on Day 1 of the tour.
Departure: The group transfer departs at 10:00 on the last day of the tour to Barcelona Sants Train Station and/or Barcelona Airport as required. Perfect for flights departing after 14:00 or trains after 12:00.
Return group transfers are included in the sheduled tour as detailled. We can arrange alternative private transfers for you from Girona or Barcelona Airport at additional cost. Let us know your travel plans and we’ll do the rest!
Cycling: 5 days – full support on our scheduled tour
Accommodation: 5 nights, 4* City Centre Hotel
Food: Full board on our sheduled tour, breakfast only on our self-guided package
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Group return transfers to Barcelona are included in the scheduled tour
Groups of 8 or more riders: can opt to make a tour private and choose their own dates with the same pricing. Smaller groups are welcome, just ask us for a quote.
Deposit: a €500 deposit will secure your place on the tour.
2nd payment: 50% of the balance is due 6 months ahead of your tour departure.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.
I've just returned from a trip to Girona, almost entirely organised by ESC[...] The staff were super friendly and highly organised. Our bikes were superb and immaculate. We had such fun with the guides and we would not have seen as much without them. I cannot recommend ESC highly enough and I will be encouraging my cycling buddies and other club members to go! As a group we are planning a return visit next year!cyclebabe72Superb views, roads, climbing and great coffee stops!
I recently visited gerona on a cycling trip and came across this new company! They were excellent from the start and made my trip such a pleasure! It was a one stop shop for everything I wanted on this trip and nothing was too much hassle! Brian was my guide, he has a great knowledge of the area & knows the hidden gems of gerona of which there are many! I will make this an annual trip and would definitely recommend! The bikes are top notch too!Sean CThanks guys for a great trip!
Best Shop in Girona! I have visited Girona a number of times.[...] The bike rental service is best of class. Most important the staff is nice, professional and eager to help. I will be back! Don't think twice, The best in Girona!Uri Geiger
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