HIDDEN GEMS

6 NIGHTS

COMFORT

LEVEL 2-3

323 KM

4,420 M

GIRONA GRAVEL EXPERIENCE

Ride the hidden gravel roads of Girona guided by local experts & supported by Eat Sleep Cycle. Stay in a boutique hotel in Girona’s medieval old town. Enjoy the best of Catalan food & Mediterranean flavours. Eat, Sleep, Cycle.

This is a fully supported cycling tour, you’ll be looked after on the road by a dedicated Eat Sleep Cycle support team. The routes are designed for gravel-lovers, not too technical but with lots of fun, varied terrain & spectacular views throughout.

On an Eat Sleep Cycle tour all you have to think about is enjoying your ride. This is a flexible itinerary offering riders the opportunity to extend or shorten the ride depending on their fitness level.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Warm up, Palol, 36 km, 260 m

Day 2:

Palol, Adri, 43 km, 490 m

Day 3:

Caldes de Malavella, 52 km, 410m

Day 4:

Puig d’Afrau & Santa Barbara, 82 km, 1700 m

Day 5:

Sant Grau & Llora, 49 km, 580 m

Day 6:

Gavarres, Cassa, 61 km, 980 m

Day 7:

Departure from Girona

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

The Girona Gravel Experience is suitable for Intermediate (Level 2) to Advanced (Level 3) riders. It’s ok if you have never ridden a gravel bike before – our guides will be on hand to coach you through any technical sections and we will adapt the rides to suit the level of the group. Please give us a call if you have any questions or doubts.

To be able to enjoy the rides regular cycling in the weeks before the tour is highly recommended. Don’t forget our support vehicle will never be from the group should you wish to take a break.

We can customise the ride itinerary for groups of 6 or more riders and make this a custom camp.

MAP

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • THE COSTA BRAVA
  • LES SERRES
  • LES GAVARRES
  • SAN GRAU

GIRONA GRAVEL TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Guided Rides

Enjoy first class guiding from your dedicated cycling guides throughout the week.

Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders are experienced professionals from all walks of life. Fun, friendly and patient, you will never be left behind.

Stop at the best cafè stops for lunch & snack breaks – these are at your own cost.

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

Half Board

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. Your ride nutrition will be looked after by us to. Lunch can be enjoyed at a scenic spot and it’s up to you to choose what you want tform the menu.

Catalan Hospitality

Hotel Nord 1901

The Hotel Nord 4* luxury hotel brings the style of the Girona old town inside with beautiful decoration and fittings and exquisite attention to detail.

Complete with a courtyard garden and private pool the hotel serves a breakfast buffet of locally sourced produce – a perfect start to every day of your trip.

The hotel is located in the heart of Girona’s medieval old town, nestled in a tranquil setting just meters from busy cafés and restaurants, providing the perfect base from which to explore the city.

*Accommodation shown subject to availability at time of booking.

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

31st March- 6th April 2019

On demand for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€1,379*

Single Supplement €249

Travel Logistics

Plan to fly in and out of Girona or Barcelona Airport. If you’d like to extend your stay ask us about accommodation in both cities. Airport transfers are not included in the package but we can arrange these for you. Let us know your travel plans and we’ll send a quote.

What's Included?

Cycling: 6 guided rides
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Food: Breakfast, welcome & departure meals
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Optional

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 GIRONA GRAVEL EXPERIENCE 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.

I've just returned from a trip to Girona, almost entirely organised by ESC[...] The staff were super friendly and highly organised. Our bikes were superb and immaculate. We had such fun with the guides and we would not have seen as much without them. I cannot recommend ESC highly enough and I will be encouraging my cycling buddies and other club members to go! As a group we are planning a return visit next year!

cyclebabe72Superb views, roads, climbing and great coffee stops!

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!

Best Shop in Girona! I have visited Girona a number of times.[...] The bike rental service is best of class. Most important the staff is nice, professional and eager to help. I will be back! Don't think twice, The best in Girona!

Uri Geiger

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