Retreat-Eat-Sleep-Cycle-European-Cycling-Tour

PREMIUM

Duration-Eat-Sleep-Cycle-European-Bike-Vacation

5 NIGHTS

LUXURY

Level-Two-Eat-Sleep-Cycle-European-Cycling-Tour

LEVEL 1-2

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

UP TO 300 KM

Elevation-Eat-Sleep-Cycle-European-Bike-Holiday

UP TO 2,000 M

GIRONA & THE COSTA BRAVA

An exclusive tour showcasing the very best of this unique region. Stay in two luxury hotels, one nestled in the heart of the wine-making Empordà region and one exquisitely located in prime postition on the dramatic Costa Brava coastline.

Discover the flavours & landscapes of the Empordà wine region. Cycle to the rugged coastline & the fishing village of Cadaques, made famous by Catalan artist Salvador Dalì. Next up are the rice fields & paella of medieval Pals & the stunning Costa Brava coastline. Experience one of the most dramatic coastlines in the world by bike & by boat. Finish the tour in the historic city of Girona.

This tour is a great option for non-cycling partners & loved ones to join.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Meet your guides at Figueres train station.

Empordà: Ride & Taste
Ride: Mollet de Perelada for a wine tour, tasting & picnic lunch, 8-18 kms.
Evening meal: Tastes of Perelada
Stay: Hotel Wine & Spa Perelada * * * * *

Day 2:

Salvador Dalí & Cadaques
Morning ride or transfer – Perelada to Cadaques via the monastery at Sant Pere de Rodes, 39 km
Enjoy lunch at our favourite spot in Cadaques
Afternoon ride: Cap de Creus, 17 km
Evening meal: Indulge at a michelen star restaurant with an unforgettable view of the coast.
Stay: Hotel Wine & Spa Perelada * * * * *

Day 3:

Pals rice fields & the medieval villages of Empordà
Morning ride: Empuries to Pals, 27 km
Walking tour of Pals & traditional paella lunch
Evening meal: A meal to remember in the Candlelight restaurant
Stay: Hostal La Gavina * * * * *

Day 4:

Costa Brava by bike & boat
Ride the best coast road in the world, 26 km
Enjoy a casual lunch on a picturesque medieval terrace
Return back along the coast by boat.
Evening meal: Enjoy a picturesque meal in a traditional Catalan restaurant.
Stay: Hostal La Gavina * * * * *

Day 5:

Historic Girona
Ride along the via verde to Girona
Evening meal: Celebrate the end of the tour with a special meal
Stay: Hotel Nord 1901 * * * *

Day 6:

Departure from Girona

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.

This is a perfect tour for non-cycling partners to enjoy alongside the group – with luxury hotels to enjoy & a variety of optional excursions to choose from. E-bikes also make many of the rides acessible to all who wish to take part.

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

Catalan Gastronomy

Catalunya is known all over the world as a creative hub for cutting edge gastronomic cusine.

Combine tours & tastings of Catalan produce with dining in some of the regions best restaurants – known for both haute cusine and fabulous quality traditional dining.

Spanish Hospitality

Stay in the regions best luxury hotels.

Hotel Wine & Spa Perelada * * * * *

Set in the vineyards of Empordà, soak up views of the Pyrenees, indulge in Spa treatments & gastronomy.

Hostal La Gavina * * * * *

Overlooking the bay of S’Agaro this is a gorgeous hotel dating from the 1920’s. The hotel plays host to Hollywood stars, Kings & Queens.

Hotel Nord 1901 * * * *

The best boutique hotel in Girona, perfectly located in the heart of Girona’s old town.

*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 top of the range road bike, hybrid bike or e-bike for your tour.

We work with world class bike brands – from Factor, Basso, Ridley & Orbea to offer you the perfect bike for your vacation. 

Our Bikes

FACTOR O2

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

ORBEA M20 GAIN 

  • Carbon Frame
  • E-bike
  • Shimano Ultegra

RIDLEY TEMPO DISC

  • Disc Brake Hybrid bike

HYBRID ELECTRIC

  • Disc brake hybrid bike
  • E-bike

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

24th – 29th May 2020

11th – 16th October 2020

Private dates available

Available as a custom tour

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour PricingScheduled Tour, Price Per Head

€3,499

Single Supplement €699

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Travel Logistics

Arrive: Meet at Figueres train station at 11:00 on Day 1 of the tour for a group transfer to Perelada.

Depart: Plan your onward travel from Girona. The train station is a short taxi ride from our final hotel.

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: 5 nights (4 nights 5* luxury,  1 night 4* boutique)
Food: Breakfast, lunch & evening meals are included.
Bike Hire: Available
Transfers: Avialable

Group Bookings

Groups of 4 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.

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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!

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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.

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EXPERT GUIDES

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