Join our unique women’s cycling training camp in Girona, Catalunya. Girona provides a stress-free environment to cycle in (no potholes, no crazy traffic) so all you have to think about is getting the best out of the ride. The itinerary showcases the best of Girona’s cycling and its huge variety of terrain. Prepare to marvel at the rugged coastline of the Costa Brava, beautiful climbs & spectacular Catalan scenery. There will be two ride groups throughout the week led by experienced (female) guides.
The camp brings together women from all stages of their cycling development, from beginner through to seasoned racers; there’s nothing like the fun, supportive nature of all all-female group for having a great time!
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.
Arrive in Girona
Group 1 & 2: Vall de Llemena, 50 km, 300 m
Welcome meal at one of our favourite Girona restaurants.
Group 1: Brunyola, 50 km
Group 2: Sant Hilari Sacalm, 97 km, 1,500 m
Optional presentation & discussion: Physiotherapy for Cyclists
Group 1: Banyoles, 47 km, 500 m
Group 2: Rocacorba, 73 km, 1,400 m
Optional presentation & discussion: Nutrition for female athletes
Group 1: Els Angels 40 km
Group 2: Santa Pelaia, 70 km
Relaxing afternoon at Girona’s Roman Spa followed by an optional cocktail at the best bar in town.
Group 1: Costa Brava, 45 km (includes a transfer home after lunch at the beach!)
Group 2: Costa Brava, 90 km
Optional Social Night with the Eat Sleep Cycle Club at Bagels & Beers.
Group 1: Bonmati, 62 km
Group 2: Olot, 115 km, 1,300 m
Farewell meal in a magical garden just out of town…
Optional morning ride, 30 kms, 200 m
Depart from Girona
Yes! Our Girona women’s cycle camp is an inclusive itinerary for female riders of all abilities – from those just getting started with road cycling to those preparing for competition.
There are two ride groups to choose from each day – Group 1 will cover a shorter distance at c. 15 – 20 kmph. Group 2 will cover a longer distance at c. 20 – 25 kmph. All climbs will be ridden at the riders own pace – offering those who want to push themselves further the freedom to do so, and those who prefer to take it easy can do so without pressure. In between the climbs experienced (female!) guides will set a pace that is comfortable for all members of the group.
There is also the opportunity to work on group riding skills, descending, cornering and climbing technique.
Don’t forget our support vehicle will never be from the group should you wish to take a break.
We are experienced at adjusting rides to suit different rider levels within a group. Please give us a call if you have any doubts or questions.
Enjoy first class guiding, vehicle & mechanical support from our dedicated all female team throughout the tour. Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders are experienced professionals from all walks of life. Fun, friendly and patient, you will never be left behind.
We’re experts at tailoring a tour to meet the needs of our guests, be that adapting rides, ride nutrition and working with our host hotels. Expect a high staff to rider ratio, small ride groups on the road and the cycling holiday of a lifetime!
Read our interview with guides Louise, Cheynna & Nicole to find out more.
Girona is as famous for its food as it is for its cycling. Ride through the Empordá wine region by day and taste the produce by night. Taste ice-cream from the best restaurant in the world.
Enjoy a breakfast buffet each morning in the hotel. A welcome and departure dinner are included in the camp and we’ll organise socials every night.
On top of these enjoy a ladies-only afternoon in Girona’s Roman Spa (inlcuded in the camp) and sign up to our free workshops on nutrition & physio (details to be confirmed 1 month ahead of the camp).
Whilst we’ll supply ride nutrition any coffee/lunch stops during the ride are at the riders expense.
Hotel Carlemany ****
Hotel Carlemany is a stylish hotel in the centre of town offering comfortable rooms, lovely staff and a dedicated bike room. It’s just a 5 min walk from Eat Sleep Cycle too.
A breakfast buffet is included with your stay.
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.
For smaller riders we also offer a Worx RA SL in a size 46 – a fantastic bike designed to handle perfectly despite being small.
We carry a full range of bike sizes from 46 to 63 and can supply female specific saddles when booked in advance.
RIDLEY FENIX SL 105
RIDLEY HELIUM X
RIDLEY FENIX DISC
Fly in and out of Girona or Barcelona Airport. We can book private transfers or provide advice on public transport options.
Cycling: 7 day itinerary (5 days fully guided and supported, 2 welcome & departure days guided)
Accommodation: 4* accommodation
Food: Breakfast, ride food & two evening meals
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Airport transfers can be added to your package.
Spa: 1 Roman Spa visit
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.
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.
I took part in the January training camp with Eat Sleep Cycle and it was a great experience. It was very professionally run from the pickup in Barcelona airport to the carbon bikes (better than my own at home). I wasn't as an experienced a cyclist as the others taking part but this didn't matter, I was encouraged to ride to a level that suited me and they took me on beautiful routes perfectly matched to my ability. [...] I would encourage anyone half thinking of taking on a training camp, a biking holiday or of doing some cycling while on holiday to give Eat, Sleep, Cycle a call.Deirdre CESCape training camp
Just back from Women only Cycle week and what a week week I've had! Was met at the airport by the enthusiastic, energetic Brian and he immediately made me feel at ease. I was delivered to the door of the Ultonia Hotel which was my base for the week. A beautiful hotel, in a perfect location. Feeling a little nervous on Monday for the Lazy Lunes ride, but the nerves soon passed as I was welcomed to the group by the charming Louise and Lee. This set the scene for the week which was full of challenging climbs, beautiful scenery and wonderful weather. [...]Jane BWomens only cycle camp
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