CLASSIC CLIMBS

6 NIGHTS

COMFORT

LEVEL 2-3

600 KM

8,000 M

GIRONA CYCLE TOUR

Conquer the Classic Climbs of Girona on this 7 day, all inclusive tour. Enjoy beautiful climbs in this unique region and discover the roads used to train on by many professional cyclists in the World Tour peleton.

Test your legs on Rocacorba, Els Àngels, San Grau, Sant Hilari Sacalm and Mare de Deu del Mont. Stay in the centre of Girona, a Catalan city fast become the centre of cycling in Europe and enjoy the delicious food, culture and atmosphere of this unique place.

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
Warm up ride, Canet D’Adri, 26 km, 355 m

Day 2:

The Costa Brava, 124 km, 2,100 m
Climbs: Sant Grau, Rumanya, Calonge, Els Àngels

Day 3:

Panta Susqueda, 112 km, 1,500 m
Climbs: Sant Hilari Sacalm, Les Guilleries, Mas Llunes

Day 4:

The Two Peak Challenge, 109 km, 2,100 m
Climbs: Els Àngels, Rocacorba

Day 5:

The Pre-Pyrenees, 134 km, 2,000 m
Climbs: Les Encies, Col de Condreu, Santa Pau

Day 6:

The Gateway to the Pyrenees, 118 km, 2,100 m
Climb: Mare de Deu del Mont

Day 7:

Departures from Girona

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

Our Classic Climbs of Girona tour is designed for regular cyclists with optional extensions for riders who want to challenge themselves further, as well as options to shorten the rides for those who need to. Guests are invited to take all climbs at their own pace. To best enjoy the tour riders should be comfortable riding 100 kms. Training for the tour is recommended.

MAP

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • THE COSTA BRAVA
  • SANT HILARI SACALM
  • PANTA SUSQUEDA
  • ROCACORBA
  • BANYOLES LAKE
  • MARE DE DEU DEL MONT

GIRONA TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

Rides are fully supported by our team of guides and vehicles.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water. On longer days the team will serve a roadside lunch – a time efficient pit stop with the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fruit & veg to keep you energized and feeling healthy all week.

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.

Mechanical support will be close by at all times.

Quick Facts
  • JAMES KNOX HOLDS THE STRAVA KOM ON ROCACORBA (IN A TIME OF 27 MINS, 13 SECONDS)
  • SALVADOR DALI WAS MARRIED IN THE CHURCH ON TOP OF ELS ÀNGELS
  • GIRONA IS A POPULAR TRAINING GROUND FOR WORLD TOUR PRO CYCLISTS

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Full Board

Enjoy meals and ride nutrition tailored especially for cyclists.

Start the day with a breakfast buffet at the hotel to prepare for a spectacular day in the saddle. Stay fueled all day with ride nutrition from the support vehicle. Cafe & lunch stops are at your own expense and will be at local cafes along the way.

A welcome and departure meal is inlcuded in the package. Choose from our recommended restaurants over the course of the week or explore Girona and see where your taste buds take you!

Catalan Hospitality

Rest and recover from the day in the 4* Hotel Nord or 4* Hotel Carlemany, our favourite cycling-friendly accommodation in Girona.

There are 6 nights accommodation included in the tour.

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

7th – 13th April 2019

5th – 11th May 2019

2nd – 8th June 2019

On demand for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€1,379*

Single Supplement €249

Travel Logistics

Meeting Point: The meet point for the tour is the Eat Sleep Cycle Hub in Girona at 14:00 on Day 1 of the tour.

We can arrange transfers for you from Girona or Barcelona Airport at additional cost. Let us know your travel plans and we’ll do the rest.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 4* City Centre Hotel
Food: Breakfast, ride nutrition & two evening meals
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Available at addtional cost

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 CLASSIC CLIMBS OF GIRONA 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.

Last week we stayed in Girona for our pre-season training week and hired bikes with ESC. The bikes were perfect - very good service by ESC when we arrived, Bryan, Louise and team are super friendly. We joined one group ride to Rocacorba - very cool! Thanks again for making our training week such a success and if we come to Girona again, you'll see us again!

Pieter FPerfect week

[...] Since the very beginning when I booked the trip the girls & guys from ESC have been incredibly helpful and kind. [...] Anyway, the rides, most importantly, were super well organised with adjustments for different levels (smaller rides, additional loops) and a van always being closeby for snacks, water, mechanics and even music :)!! The bikes they rent are perfect, I took my own saddle, they adjusted the bike and ready to go. Once again the team are so nice and friendly, they really made it an unforgettable week and I am sure the other rides they organise are equally awesome. Definitely hoping to ride with them again next year!

Jessica WAwesome week in Girona with ESC

Ive found few bike rental places in Girona online. [...] Lee has a big smile practically glued to his face all the time, his wife Louise is the sweetest girl you can cycle with and Brian is an amusing, chatty and friendliest guy ever. They are all amazing people. Wouldn't go with anyone else!!!

Edyta MGreatest hols ever

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