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6 NIGHTS

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LEVEL 2-3

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455 – 600 KM

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6,800 – 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 peloton.

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
Optional self-guided warm up ride, Els Àngels, 25 km, 500 m
Climb: Els Àngels

Day 2:

The Costa Brava, 90 km – 124 km, 1,300 m – 2,100 m
Climbs: Sant Grau, Romanyà, Calonge, Els Àngels
Welcome evening meal in Girona

Day 3:

Sant Hilari Sacalm, 90 km – 112 km, 900 m – 1,500 m
Climbs: Sant Hilari Sacalm, Mas Llunes, Les Guilleries

Day 4:

Rocacorba or the Two Peaks Challenge, 70 km – 109 km, 1,300 m – 2,100 m
Climbs: Rocacorba, Els Àngels,

Day 5:

The Pre-Pyrenees, 110km – 134 km, 1,300 m – 2,000 m
Climbs: Les Encies, Santa Pau, Col de Condreu

Day 6:

The Gateway to the Pyrenees, 70 km – 118 km, 1,500 m – 2,100 m
Climb: Mare de Deu del Mont
Celebration evening meal in Girona

Day 7:

Departures from Girona

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

The Classic Climbs of Girona is designed for Advanced, Level 3 cyclists. The tour is accessible to Intermediate, Level 3 riders though using the support vehicle to shorten rides or choosing our Orbea M20 electric road bike. 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.

NON-RIDERS

This is a great tour for non-cycling partners or family to join. Girona is a beautiful city with a great cafe culture, shops & restaurants. The Dali Museum is a short train ride away in Figueres and the Catalan capital of Barcelona is just a 40 min train ride away. Why not rent an electric or brompton bicycle for a fun day out on the bike paths around Girona? Or relax in Girona’s Roman Spa. We’ll work with non-riders ahead of the tour to create their perfect holiday itinerary.

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

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

OUR GIRONA GUIDES

Peter

Also known as the Cycling Godfather of Girona, Peter is from Canada and came across Girona after touring across Asia on his bicycle. Like many others who came to Girona he set up home and started to cultivate his bicycle collection.

Peter is a talented guide and something of a Girona expert. He also joins many of our Trans-mountain tours.

Joan

Joan is a Catalan local from Manresa. He knows our local Girona roads like the back of his hand and can also be found guiding in the Pyrenees.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Catalan Cuisine

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 Carlemany, our favourite cycling-friendly accommodation in Girona.

There are 6 nights accommodation included in the tour. Boutique hotel upgrade available on request.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

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

Choose from a state-of-the-art Factor bike, an Italian-made Basso, or a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium.  

Need a boost? Why not hire our Orbea e-assist road bike, the M20 Gain.

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

BASSO ASTRA DISC

  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset
  • Disc brakes
  • 11-32 cassette

BASSO VENTA DISC

  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset
  • Microtech wheels
  • 11-32 cassette

FACTOR O2 VAM

  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset
  • Black Inc wheels, finishing kit
  • 11-32 cassette

ORBEA M20 GAIN

  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset
  •  Mavic Aksium Elite Disc UST wheelset
  • Ebikemotion X35 25kmh motor

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

2019 Trip Dates

October

6th – 12th, 13th – 19th, 20th -26th,

27th October – 2nd November,

November

3rd – 9th, 10th -16th, 17th – 23rd, 24th – 30th

December

8th – 14th  

For 2020 Trip Dates click here

Custom & Private Tours available for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€1,379

Single Supplement €249

Non-Rider €599

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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.

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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