FAMILY

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4 – 5 NIGHTS

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SELECT

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LEVEL 1

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UP TO 158 KM

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UP TO 1,200 M

FAMILY CYCLE TOUR

Ride from the Pyrenees to the Costa Brava on a fabulous family holiday! Discover rural landscapes of Catalunya, experience the beauty of the Pyrenees and spin along the Costa Brava on a network of well-maintained, traffic-free cycle routes.

This is a flexible itinerary which can be ridden over any number of days depending on your family needs – the more time you have available, the easier the ride!

There are three levels of support available for the ride: fully supported by a support vehicle & guide, self-guided with luggage transfers or bike-packing adventure style.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Ripoll & explore the town

Day 2:

Ripoll – Olot, 56 km, 600 m

*nb. this ride is on a quiet road, guests with younger children may prefer to start the tour in Olot, where the bike path begins.

Day 3:

Olot – Sant Miquel, 16 km, 190 m

Day 4:

Sant Miquel – Girona, 43 km, 143 m

Day 5:

Girona – Sant Feliu de Guixols, 43 km, 280 m

Day 6:

Departure from Sant Feliu

*Why not extend you stay & spend some time on the beach?

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

The Pyrenees to the Costa Brava family cycle tour is suitable for active families. Let us know the ages of your children and we’ll suggest the best itinerary for your family. Choose to take the route at a leisurely pace over extra days or why not add an extra night or two at the beach at the end of the ride? For older families looking for a more challenging ride it’s no problem to extend the rides – check out our Pirinexus package if this is you! The route is either off-road or on roads with a small amount of traffic.

MAP

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • THE PYRENEES
  • GIRONA
  • THE COSTA BRAVA

PIRINEXUS TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

Choose this for the full Eat Sleep Cycle experience. You’ll be taken care of by an Eat Sleep Cycle guide & support driver and all you have to think about is enjoying the ride!

Self-Guided

Navigate with a Wahoo GPS device.

We’ll take care of your luggage and transfer it to you new destination each day.

Bikepacking

For the adventurous souls. Navigate with a Wahoo GPS device and carry your own luggage for the ultimate adventure.

Quick Facts
  • FOLLOW THE ROUTE OF THE OLD TRAIN LINE FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA
  • THE ROUTE IS FULLY SIGNED FROM OLOT
  • CYCLE THROUGH A VOLCANIC REGION

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

You Choose

Breakfast is included every day at your hotel.

Choose your lunch and coffee stops at any of the towns and villages you pass through along the way.

Choose to upgrade to half board and enjoy meals at your accommodation or nearby restaurants.

Hospitality in Catalunya

We work with the best family & cyclist friendly guesthouses and hotels along the route. For example:

Rectoria Sant Miguel de Pineda

A 12th century rectory beautifully restored by owners Goretti & Roy. Enjoy delicious food prepared from local produce & relax in the garden or jump in the pool at this rural paradise in the heart of the Garrotxa region.

Hotel Eden Roc

Perfectly located on an outcrop overlooking the Mediterranean sea. A tranquil, family friendly paradise with a pool, private beach and everything you could need for a perfect end to your holiday.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

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

Choose from a Mountain Bike, Gravel Bike or Electric Bike depending on your riding style. All bikes can be equipped with Ortileb bikepacking bags. 

Our Bikes

RIDLEY MOUNTAIN BIKE

  • Carbon Frame
  • XT Groupset
  • Super lightweight

RIDLEY X-TRAIL GRAVEL BIKE

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Fulcrum Racing 5 Wheelset

RIDLEY TEMPO DISC

  • Lightweight hybrid
  • Available in men’s & women’s frames.
  • Disc brakes
  • Rack for luggage

ORBEA KERAM COMFORT

  • Electric hybrid bike
  • Disc brakes
  • Up to 90 km range
  • Rack for luggage

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

You choose

Dates subject to availability

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

from €769*

*Based on 2 adults, 2 children, 5 night tour with bag drops

Ready to Ride?

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Travel Logistics

Start Point: The tour starts in Ripoll or Olot depending on your preference.

Fly in to Girona or Barcelona Airport and we can arrange your transfers for you. There is a train from Barcelona to Ripoll for those who wish to make their own way.

What's Included?

Cycling: Bike-packing, Self-guided or Full Support
Accommodation: 3*/4* Hotels and guesthouses
Food: Breakfast only or Half board available
Bike Hire: Optional
Luggage Transfers: Available
Airport Transfers: Available

Group Bookings

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.

Absolutely perfect! I just completed the Pirinexus route with my wife and we used Eat Sleep Cycle for bikes, accommodations, baggage transport, and navigation. I cannot say enough how easy they made our trip. I scheduled the vacation from thousands of miles away and it was seamless. Every detail has been considered by this fantastic group of passionate cyclists and it’s clear they want to provide the best, and they do! I encourage anyone considering a cycling vacation to consider the Pirinexus and use Eat Sleep Cycle as your guide. It was one of the many pleasures of our trip was to work with and meet such a wonderful group. See you soon!

Greg McDonaldAbsolutely perfect!

Everything was brilliant: organisation, great communication before and during the trip, fantastic people, lovely kit. Recommend these guys without hesitation. They are so passionate about what they do, and it shows! Loved it.

AligilanBest Bike Holiday Ever!

Peter (Eat Sleep Cycle's gravel guide) was also a great companion on my gravel day, I had a lot of fun exploring the back roads and it was a pleasure chatting to him over the course of the day. 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

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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