LEISURE

4 NIGHTS

COMFORT

LEVEL 1-3

305 KM

4,200 M

TOUR OF THE COSTA BRAVA

The Costa Brava in the off-season is like nothing else: empty roads, rugged coastline, fresh sea air and deserted beaches. Enjoy our 5 day relaxed cycling itinerary designed for cyclists of all levels to enjoy. Optional ride extensions are offered every day for anyone looking to increase their mileage. So sit back, relax and pedal your way through the pretty towns & villages of Tossa de Mar, Llafranc, St Marti D’Empuries & Cadaques.

This is a fully supported tour, guests can also chose to take a break in the support van whenever they need. This tour is designed for riders of different abilities to enjoy cycling the Costa Brava & Girona region.

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
Girona – Tossa de Mar, 50 km, 700 m
Long: Add Els Angels & Santa Pelaia

Day 2:

Tossa de Mar – Llafranc 50 km, 800 m
Long: Add Calonge & Romanya

Day 3:

Llafranc – Sant Marti d’Empuries, 58 km, 900 m
Long: Ride the medieval villages, Pals & Pubol

Day 4:

Sant Marti – Cadaques, 56 km, 800 m
Long: Add the Col du Banyuls

Day 5:

Cadaques – Girona, 91 km, 1,000 m
Option to transfer to Girona in the afternoon.

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

Yes! This is a relaxed cycling itinerary for all levels of cyclist. Fully supported, guests can take a break at any time in our support van. Stronger riders may also wish to take advantage of the optional ride extensions offered every day (that, or enjoy a beer with a sea view, tough choice!)

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.

MAP

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • CADAQUES
  • GIRONA
  • TOSSA DE MAR
  • THE COSTA BRAVA

TOUR OF THE COSTA BRAVA

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

Enjoy first class guiding, vehicle & mechanical support from our dedicated 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 and ride nutrition or working with our host hotels.

Mechanical support will be close by at all times.

Quick Facts
  • COSTA BRAVA LITERALLY TRANSLATES TO ‘RUGGED COAST’
  • THE COSTA BRAVA EXTENDS OVER 214 KM
  • THE COSTA BRAVA CONTAINS 245 BEACHES AND COVES

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Half Board

Seafood is on the menu!

The tour includes breakfast every day at our hotels and evening meals on the first and last nights of the tour (in Tossa de Mar & Cadaques). Ride nutrition is also included.

Guests are welcome to choose a restaurant to suit their taste and budget in Llafranc, St Marti & Cadaques and we’re more than happy to assist with recommendations and reservations.

Lunch will be enjoyed at our favourite cafes along the route or when we arrive at our destination & riders can choose from the menu at their own expense.

Spanish Hospitality

Stay in excellent hotels in beautiful locations on the Costa Brava. There are 4 stopovers on the tour, in Tossa de Mar, Llafranc, Sant Marti D’Empuries & Cadaques. For example:

Hotel Diana * * *, Tossa de Mar
A modernist boutique hotel set on the beach of Tossa de Mar. Perfectly located to enjoy the beach and to explore the old town.

Hotel Casamar * *, Llafranc
A simple family run hotel with a michelin star restaurant overlooking the beach at Llafranc.

Hostal Sant Marti D’Empuries * * * *
Beautifully located overlooking the coast this hotel is stylish, elegant and offers a choice of 2 onsite restaurants.

*We reserve the right to stay in different hotels, subject to availability.

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. 

Our Bikes

RIDLEY FENIX SL 105

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano 105 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

RIDLEY HELIUM X

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

RIDLEY FENIX DISC

  • Disc Brake Road Bike
  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • DTSwiss R24 DB wheelset.

FACTOR O2

  • State-of-the-art lightweight frameset
  • Black Inc. carbon wheels & finishing kit
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

10th- 14th November 2018

13th- 17th April 2019

9th- 13th November 2019

On demand for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€1,099*

Single Supplement €199

Travel Logistics

Arrive: The tour departs from the Eat Sleep Cycle Hub in Girona at 12:00 noon on the first day (plan to arrive by 11:00 am).

Depart: The tour finishes in Girona on Day 5, guests are free to plan their onward travel from here. Please ask us if you would like an additional night of accommodation in Girona.

Guests are responsible for booking their own flights and travel insurance. We can book your transfers for you.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 2*/3*/4* Hotels and guesthouses.
Food: Breakfast & 2 evening meals
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Ask us for a quote

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.

TAILOR OUR TOUR OF THE COSTA BRAVA ITINERARY TO SUIT YOU

Choose your dates, accommodation type, tailor your ride itinerary & support.
Add a physio, gourmet food experiences and more!

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.

Classic Climbs of the Alps 5 star reviews

5 STAR REVIEWS

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

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Local Knowledge

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

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

If you are looking for some awesome riding in the Costa Brava or Europe in general, these are the people that can help you. And if you are in Girona, check out their brand new Hub - it is a great place!

Manon BThe ESC experience - amazing cycling in Costa Brava

These guys made our 4 day cycling trip a pleasure. Excellent comms in advance, great bikes, good value, brilliant local knowledge. Personable and professional. Don't bother looking elsewhere, just use these people. They seem to be at the heart of the Girona cycling scene.

Andrew FCouldn't be more helpful

They were very accommodating and helpful for my cycling trips! The rented bike provided was very comfy (Lee changed the stem to suit my reach as well). They uploaded the routes to Rocacorba and Costa Brava on my Garmin. The accommodation was great too, everything you need at the door steps (food, coffee, groceries, etc).
Will definitely go back!

Bernie_Perth_OzCycling heaven

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