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SELF-GUIDED

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5 NIGHTS

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4* HOTELS

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LEVEL 1-2

Distance-Eat-Sleep-Cycle-European-Bike-Tour

198 KM

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1,900 M

GIRONA LEISURE TOUR

The Girona Leisure Tour is for people who love cycling, food & discovering new places. Enjoy relaxed rides, unique local food experiences and get a taste of Girona’s cycling culture.

Ride point to point between our handpicked locations – Begin the tour with a luxurious stay in the Pla de l’Estany region of Girona – one of the most diverse regions of Catalunya. Ride through the Empordà countryside visiting local wineries and staying in rural retreats until your final destination – Girona the cycling capital.

On an Eat Sleep Cycle tour all you have to think about is enjoying your ride. We’ll take care of everything else!

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Welcome to Girona!
Meet your guide at Girona Train station who will transfer you and your bikes to the start location of the tour.
After check in, enjoy a full Tour Brief before heading out on your guided warm up ride.
Banyoles Lake – 30 km, 408 m
Evening meal in Casa Anamaria

Day 2:

Point to point from L’Estany to the Alt Empordà – 41.3 km, 328 m
Ride through vineyards on your way to your next destination in the Alt Empordà (wine making) region of Catalunya.
Enjoy a picnic lunch with wine tasting along the way at our preselected venue.

Day 3:

Point to point from the Alt Empordà to Pals – 36 km, 195 m
Cycle from the Alt Empordà to the medieval village of Pals known for its local production of rice! You have the opportunity to visit a local rice production plant in the afternoon.
We’ll recommend the best place to enjoy a rice dish this evening!

Day 4:

Point to point from Pals to Palamós – 39 km, 524 m
Ride from the village of Pals to Palamós – a village on the Costa Brava.
Tonight’s dinner is included at our favourite location!

Day 5:

Point to point from Palamós to Girona – 51 km, 437 m
Today we ride to Girona – the cycling capital of Europe! The ride takes you onto the Via Verde – an old railway track that is now a designated bike path.
We’ll recommend Girona’s best restaurants for dinner tonight!

Day 6:

Departures
Transfers can be organised on request or let us know if you would like to extend your stay!

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes! The Girona Lesiure Tour is suitable for people who enjoy relaxing rides!

MAP

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • CYCLE AROUND BANYOLES LAKE
  • WINE TASTING IN ALT EMPORDÀ
  • VISIT A RICE PRODUCTION PLANT IN PALS
  • TASTE TRADITIONAL CATALAN CUISINE
  • EXPLORE GIRONA OLD TOWN

GIRONA LEISURE TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Self-Guided

This is a self-guided tour. As a minimum riders need to know how to fix a puncture & be confident using a GPS device.

The Eat Sleep Cycle team will welcome you to Girona & brief you about ride ahead. You’ll receive a road book with detailled route descriptions & GPS devices loaded with the routes.

We’ll provide you with an emergency contact number incease you need to contact us during the trip & your luggage will be transfered every day.

We can also offer guides & full support on this tour – ask us for a quote.

Quick Facts
  • NEARLY 100 PRO CYCLISTS ARE BASED IN GIRONA
  • CATALUNYA IS HOME TO SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST INNOVATIVE CHEFS
  • THE CHAPEL WHERE SALVADOR DALI GOT MARRIED IS 15KM EAST OF GIRONA.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Taste Catalunya

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, fresh seafood & the tastes of the land.

From seafood to paella, tapas to pintxos, the flavours of this town and the surrounding region are sure to tickle your tastebuds. Allow us to curate your food experience.

The tour is half board. A breakfast buffet is included each morning at your Hotel, a picnic lunch as well as 2 evening meals

Catalan Hospitality

Casa Anamaria**** (1 night) 

Stay in the heart of the Catalan countryside on the beautiful Casa Anamaria estate. Relax by the pool, take a walk in the beautiful gardens & enjoy delicious meals at the hotel restaurant.

Boutique Hotel Can Pico * * * * (1 night)

An intimate Boutique Hotel in the heart of Alt Empordà region.

Arkhé Hotel Boutique Pals* * * (1 night)

Family-run, boutique hotel, ensuring every detail is cared for in the centre of the medieval village of Pals.

Finca Bell-Lloc* * * *(1 night)

Unique experience as you stay on the outskirts of Palamós and are surrounded by the vineyards. A must for wine lovers!

Hotel Carlemany**** (1 night)

Stay in the city centre of Girona, relax after your ride at the bar or take a 5 min stroll into Girona’s old town

*Accommodation shown subject to availability at time of booking.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

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

Choose from a carbon Ridley road bike, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium, state-of-the-art Factor road bike or choose an electric road or hybrid. 

 All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes. 

Our Bikes

HYBRID BIKE

  • Lightweight alloy frame
  • 1x chainring for simple shifting
  • Tyres suitable for road & bike paths

GRAVEL BIKE

  • Drop bar, racier position
  • Range of groupsets to choose from
  • Hydraulic disc brakes

HYBRID ELECTRIC

  • Electric bike with 90km range
  • Disc brakes for extra control
  • Comfortable position

My wife and I recently spent two days on the Gourmet Tour [...] The team at Eat Sleep Cycle genuinely have something for everyone, from people looking for a hard weeks riding to those looking to spend a few days enjoying the weather, the food & wine and exploring the region. I couldn't recommend them highly enough

Chris CGreat set up and wonderful people.

[...] We were so impressed by the whole experience. The staff and guides are knowledgeable of the area and super accommodating. They can take you on mountains, hills, flats, intense, or low key rides. They are kind and welcoming. their equipment is first class. [...]

Colleen NAMAZING GOURMET AND CYCLING TOUR OF CATALONIA

Very little beats the satisfaction of discovering tastes of Girona on bike, with Louise, Lee and Brian. The team put together a well-planned 5 day route that connected our intimate group of three to the food, culture and rich cycling history of Girona. [...]

Harriet COn bike, ECS expertly connects riders to the food and culture of Catalonia

TRIP SUMMARY

With Luggage Transfer

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

2023 Trip Dates

22nd – 28th May

All inclusive, supported tour, price per head (min. 8 riders)

€1,699

Single Supplement €699

Available as a private tour & on demand for groups.

Travel Logistics

Meeting Point: The meet point for the tour is at Barcelona Sants train station at 12 noon on day 1 of the tour.

End Location: The tour finishes in Girona city centre. The last hotel is a 5 min walk from Girona train station.

We can arrange transfers to Barcelona or Girona Airport on demand.

What's Included?

Cycling: Choice of self-guided or Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 6 nights, boutique accommodation
Food: Breakfast only (self-guided) or full board (supported tours)
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Group transfer to start location inlcuded

Group Bookings

Groups of 8 or more riders: can opt to make a tour private and choose their own dates with the same pricing
Groups of 7 or less riders: can also opt for a privte tour – ask us for a quote!

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.

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

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