HIDDEN GEM

6 NIGHTS

COMFORT

LEVEL 2-3

575 KM

9,000 M

CHRISTMAS IN GIRONA

Allow us to introduce you to cycling paradise at Christmas time! Join the Eat Sleep Cycle community for a week of festivities & cycling in the beautiful region of Girona.

Ride the Costa Brava, climb Girona’s highest peaks, discover the beauty of the Catalan landscape.

Great for couples, solo travellers & anyone who’s looking to balance the Christmas feasting with quality cycling.

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:

Transfer, warm-up ride, Vall de Llemena, 50 Km, 500m

Day 2:

Lazy Lunes, option for Rocacorba
50 km, 500m / 70 Km, 1,100 m

Day 3:

Christmas Lunch & Ride, 50 km

Day 4:

Panta Susqueda, 90 km, 1,700 m

Day 5:

Costa Brava, 90 km, 1,300 m

Day 6:

Olot, 110 km, 1,500 m

Day 7:

Canet d’Adri, 40 km, 300 m
Depart

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

In line with Christmas spirit, ‘Christmas in Girona’ is a week that’s suitable for anyone who enjoys cycling.

We have a fabulous team of guides and flexibility to offer different level rides according to the ability of the rider.

This tour is perfect for individual riders looking for a more social Christmas and open to social events with the Girona community.

MAP

Map - Girona Christmas Week

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • COSTA BRAVA COAST ROAD
  • ROCACORBA
  • CATALAN LANDSCAPES

CHRISTMAS IN GIRONA INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Guided Rides

Enjoy guided rides in the company of our experience team.

Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of Cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime. Our Tour Leaders know the region well and speak the local language.

Quick Facts
  • NEARLY 100 PRO CYCLISTS ARE BASED IN GIRONA
  • DAVID MILLAR HAS LIVED IN GIRONA SINCE 2006.
  • THE CHAPEL WHERE SALVADOR DALI GOT MARRIED IS 15KM EAST OF GIRONA.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Festive Feasting

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 with views of sunset over Les Serres. From seafood to paella, tapas to pintxos, the flavours of this town and the surrounding region are sure to tickle your tastebuds.

Enjoy a breakfast buffet each morning in the hotel. A welcome and departure dinner is included as well as the all important Christmas lunch (all enjoyed as a group).

Additional lunches, meals & ride nutrition are at your own expense & there will be regular stops at bars & cafes along the way and we’ll make group restaurant reservations throughout the week.

Catalan Hospitality

Stay in a 4* Hotel located in the centre of town and a few minutes walk from Eat Sleep Cycle. We work with the best cyclist friendly hotels in town.

A breakfast buffet is included with your stay.

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

23rd- 29th December 2019

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€999*

Single Supplement €249

Travel Logistics

Arrive: A group transfer from Barcelona airport will depart at 12:00 noon on Sunday 23rd Dec.

Depart: A group transfer will leave Girona at 10:00 on Saturday 29th Dec. This will arrive at Barcelona Airport by 12:00, suitable for flights after 14:00.

Please contact us regarding alternative travel plans.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 3*/4* Hotels and guesthouses.
Food: Half board.
Bike Hire: Fenix 105 included free
Transfers: Return group airport transfers to Barcelona

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.

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.

I recently visited gerona on a cycling trip and came across this new company! They were excellent from the start and made my trip such a pleasure! It was a one stop shop for everything I wanted on this trip and nothing was too much hassle! Brian was my guide, he has a great knowledge of the area & knows the hidden gems of gerona of which there are many! I will make this an annual trip and would definitely recommend! The bikes are top notch too!

Sean CThanks guys for a great trip

ESC organised a wonderful training camp that included excellent guides, including pro's. Everyone was very generous with their time and advice. Highly recommend Eat Sleep Cycle.

AinfolkTraining Camp

Beautiful bike, great staff with local knowledge of routes, couldn’t ask for more, will definitely be back.

William McCann

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