RIDE CAMP

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5 NIGHTS

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COMFORT

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LEVEL 2-3

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391 – 524 KM

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7,000 – 8,300 M

PEDAL IN THE NEW YEAR IN GIRONA

Kick off 2020 with a week of cycling with the Eat Sleep Cycle peloton and attempt to ride 500 kms in just 5 days of festive riding.

The itinerary kicks off with a Girona-classic & the well-cycled road up Els Àngels. On day 2 ride north out of the city to Banyoles Lake, soak up views of the Pyrenees with a coffee in hand, or tackle the steep slopes of Rocacorba.

For New Years Eve ride the 25 kms up to Sant Hilari and take an afternoon siesta to prepare for an evening of celebrations! Enjoy a traditional meal together before heading to the steps of Girona cathedral to welcome 2020 with grapes & cava.

New Year’s day brings the first edition of our Costa Brava Classic, what better way to cure a hangover than with sparkling views of the Mediterranean & a choice of 114 km or 157 km for a monster start to the year.

Finish the week with a ride out the Vall de Llemena to Olot in the pre-pyrenees. The evening is spent together at a local restaurant where we celebrate our achievements and look forward to an excellent year in the saddle.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Girona & afternoon ride at 13:00
Short: Els Àngels out & back, 25, km, 500 m
Long: Els Àngels & Santa Pelaia, 67 km, 1,100 m

Day 2:

Short: Join the Lazy Lunes ride for coffee at Banyoles Lake, 47 km, 500 m
Long: Venture up Rocacorba, La Mota & the lanes of Canet d’Adri, 95 km, 1,900 m

Day 3:

New Year’s Eve ride, Sant Hilari, 94 km, 1,300 m
New Year’s Eve in Girona, evening meal followed by grapes & cava at Girona cathedral

Day 4:

New Year’s Day ride, Costa Brava Classic
Long: 157 km, 2,700 m
Short: 114 km, 2,000 m

Day 5:

Olot, 111 km, 1,300 m

Day 6:

Departures

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

This is a tour for riders looking to kick start 2020 in style. Blast away the Christmas pudding with a quality week of long rides & good company.

Guides will set a sustainable pace for the group on the flats & guests are free to ride their own pace on the climbs.

This tour is perfect for individual riders, couples & groups – anyone who’s looking to bring the new year in with fellow cyclists.

MAP

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • THE COSTA BRAVA
  • ROCACORBA
  • ELS ÀNGELS
  • THE PRE-PYRENEES
  • NEW YEARS EVE IN GIRONA

NEW YEAR'S IN GIRONA INFORMATION

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

RIDE SUPPORT

Guided Rides

Enjoy guided rides in the company of our experienced 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 savoring the trip of a lifetime.

Our Tour Leaders know the region well and speak the local language.

Quick Facts
  • IT IS CUSTOMARY IN SPAIN TO EAT 12 GRAPES AT MIDNIGHT ON NEW YEAR’S EVE FOR GOOD LUCK!
  • THE IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER 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

Festive Feasting

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.

Ride nutrition, cafe & lunch stops are at your own expense and there will be plenty of opportunities to stop at local cafes along the way.

A welcome and departure meal is included 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

Stay in Hotel Carlemany, a 4* Hotel located in the centre of town and a few minutes walk from Eat Sleep Cycle. Hotel Carlemany welcomes cyclists and has a dedicated, secure bike room. The hotel is newly renovated and offers stylish rooms featuring work by leading artists.

Start your day with a healthy breakfast buffet in the hotel’s Pati Verd restaurant (included). The hotel cafe is also open all day for refreshments & the new Indigo tapas bar & lounge is the perfect spot for a nightcap (the cocktails are excellent…)

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

29th December 2019 – 3rd January 2020

 

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€999*

Single Supplement €249

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Travel Logistics

Arrive & Depart: Fly in to and out of Girona or Barcelona Airport. We can arrange transfers for you on request.

What's Included?

Cycling: Guided group rides
Accommodation: Hotel Carlemany, 4*
Food: Breakfast, 2 Evening Meals
Bike Hire: 10% discount available
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.

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

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

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EXCELLENT LOCATION

Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.

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