RIDE CAMP

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4 NIGHTS

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COMFORT

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LEVEL 2-3

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235 KM

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2,280 M

GIRONA GRAVEL EXPERIENCE

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.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival & warm-up ride, the River Ter & Bonmati, 36 km & 280 m

Day 2:

Medinya & Sant Medir, 51 km, 640 m

Day 3:

Empordà, 87 km & 560 m

Day 4:

Les Gavarres, 61 km, 800 m

Day 5:

Departure from Girona

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

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.

MAP

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • THE COSTA BRAVA
  • LES SERRES
  • LES GAVARRES
  • SAN GRAU

GIRONA GRAVEL TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Guided Rides

Enjoy first class guiding from your dedicated gravel cycling guides throughout the week.

Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders are experienced professionals from all walks of life. Fun, friendly and patient, you will never be left behind.

Quick Facts
  • NEARLY 100 PRO CYCLISTS ARE BASED IN GIRONA
  • FORMER TOUR DE FRANCE RIDER DAVID MILLAR HAS LIVED IN GIRONA SINCE 2006.
  • THE CHAPEL WHERE THE FAMOUS IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER SALVADOR DALI GOT MARRIED IS 15KM EAST OF GIRONA.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Food

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).

Catalan Hospitality

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.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

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.

Our Bikes

BASSO PALTA

  • Basso Palta Carbon Frameset
  • Sram Rival 1 x 42 / 11-42
  • Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • 700c wheels

REILLY GRADIENT

  • Reilly Gradient Frame, Carbon fork
  • Shimano GRX 1 x 40 / 11-42 cassette
  • 650b or 700c wheels
  • Byway WTB Tyres, 47c

RIDLEY KANZO ADVENTURE

  • Kanzo Adventure Carbon Frameset
  • Sram Force 1 x 42 / 11-42 cassette
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • WTB Riddler 700c x 45 mm tyres

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

2020 Trip Dates

5th – 9th July 2020

26th – 30th July 2020

2021 Trip Dates

21st – 25th June 2021

13th – 17th September 2021

Available as a private tour

On demand for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€1,149

Single Supplement €192

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Travel Logistics

Plan to fly in and out of Girona or Barcelona Airport. If you’d like to extend your stay ask us about accommodation in both cities. Airport transfers are not included in the package but we can arrange these for you. Let us know your travel plans and we’ll send a quote.

What's Included?

Cycling: 4 days of guided gravel cycling
Accommodation: 4 nights, 4* Hotel
Food: Breakfast, ride nutrition, welcome & departure evening meals
Bike Hire: Optional – 10% discount available
Transfers: Optional

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.

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

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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