GRAN FONDO

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2 NIGHTS

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COMFORT

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LEVEL 2-3

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148 KM

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2,490 M

ROCACORBA GRAN FONDO

Take on one of Girona’s toughest and most iconic climbs as part of the inaugural Rocacorba Gran Fondo!

Choose from two distances, both of which culminate at the top of the 14km climb.

Gran Fondo: 148 km + 2,490 m

Medio Fondo: 89 km + 1,800 m

Allow us to take care of everything – your accommodation, food, transfers, event entry & mechanical support before the event. With Eat Sleep Cycle all you have to do is focus on completing the distance.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

15:00 warm up ride

Dinner in Girona

Day 2:

Rocacorba Gran Fondo

Celebratory evening meal

Day 3:

9:00 Ride from Girona

12:00 Return to hotel

Departure from Girona

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

The Rocacorba Gran Fondo is designed for cyclists looking for a challenge. Accessibility depends on whether you choose the Gran Fondo or the Medio Fondo however Rocacorba itself is not for the faint hearted.

Those who do not train for the event will need unbreakable willpower to complete the course. Good luck!

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • ROCACORBA CLIMB

ROCACORBA GRAN FONDO TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

Our support team will take care of you and your bike throughout the weekend, from making sure your event registration is completed, delivering you to the startline & scooping you up at the finish.

All you have to do is focus on completing the course.

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
  • THE ROCACORBA CLIMB IS 10 KM LONG WITH AN AVERAGE GRADIENT OF 7%.
  • THE CLIMB GOES UP TO 992 M.
  • MANY PROS USE ROCACORBA AS A BENCHMARK AND THE KOM IS HELD BY BRITISH RIDER JAMES KNOX WITH A TIME OF 27:13 WITH SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPION ASHLEIGH MOOLMAN HOLDING THE QOM AT 34:41

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Full Board

We understand that quality miles require quality and quantity of food.

Breakfast & evening meals are included at the hotel – we work with the hotel to make sure the meals are designed to fuel you for the ride & to aid recovery after.

Ride food is provided as part of your event entry, however we strongly recommend carrying some of your own favourites.

Catalan Hospitality

Hotel Carlemany ****

Located 5 mins from the Eat Sleep Cycle Hub the hotel offers excellent rooms, service and bike storage facilities.

*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

24th – 26th May 2019

Girona breaks available on demand for groups

Available as a custom or private tour

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€495

Single Supplement €100

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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 the 24th May.

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 supported.
Accommodation: 4* City Centre Hotel
Food: Breakfast & two evening meals
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Available at additional 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 trainingsweek 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 trainingsweek such a success and if we come to Girona again, you'll see us again!

Pieter FPerfect week

They set us on great routes, showed us some tougher challenges (Rocacorba was a highlight) and we were accommodated from start to finish. Would recommend the micro adventure!

Declan WTop notch

I just finished a bespoke trip with the crew from ESC. It was the most amazing cycling I've ever done in my life. The trip with worth every penny. Everything from the routes, support, and hotels were planned with such thought and care. Looking forward to many more trips with ESC!

Jennifer Oh

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.

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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.

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