GRAN FONDO CYCLING TOURS

Gran Fondos offer an excuse to take on a cycling challenge in a beautiful destination. Often featuring a tough parcours these events offer closed roads and the camaraderie of a large peloton of riders.

Whilst never an out and out race, Gran Fondos have a competitive edge and riders are timed over the course. Riders can choose from different route options depending on the event.

Join an Eat Sleep Cycle Gran Fondo tour and allow us to take care of you – from event registration, sign on, and your post-ride feed we’ve got you covered.

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Bike Hire

Hire a lightweight, comfortable bicycle for your tour. We’ll set up your bike to your specifications.

  • Ridley Fenix SL 105 or Ultegra Disc
  • Ridley Helium X
  • Factor o2 Ultegra Di2
 

Factor O2

From €57 per day

 

RIDLEY FENIX SL

from €22 per day

 

RIDLEY FENIX SL DISC

from €36 per day

 

RIDLEY HELIUM X

from €31 per day

 

RIDLEY X-TRAIL

from €36 per day

 

RIDLEY IGNITE CSL

from €31 per day

 

WORX RA SL

from €22 per day

Blogs from the Road

The 2019 Vuelta de España - Route Preview - Eat Sleep CycleCycling in Spain
August 22, 2019

The 2019 Vuelta a España: Route Preview

The Vuelta a España, the final grand tour of the 2019 cycling season, is nearly upon us. As our base is in Spain here at Eat Sleep Cycle we regard…
The Eat Sleep Cycle Hub - Connecting Cyclists - Girona Bike Rental and ToursGirona
August 14, 2019

The Eat Sleep Cycle Hub – Connecting Cyclists

Our cycling vacations are Europe-wide but Girona, Spain is our base. We’ve written previously about why we chose Girona and how much we love this Catalan city, however, Girona is…
The All-New Basso Venta - Bike Preview - Eat Sleep CycleBike Hire
August 8, 2019

The All-New Basso Venta – Bike Preview

We love Italy. The culture, the food, the cycling and since working with Basso, the bikes! For the end of the 2019 season we are super excited to be introducing…
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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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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.

TAILOR A GRAN FONDO ITINERARY TO SUIT YOU

Choose your event, accommodation type, tailor your ride itinerary & support.
Add city physio, gourmet food experiences, city tours, spa treatments & more!

Eat Sleep Cycle organised London Dynamo's annual overseas trip to the Girona Bike Festival (culminating in the Gran Fondo Girona) in June 2018 and looked after 45 of us beautifully. We were looked after perfectly and had fantastic guides, routes, accommodation and restaurants laid on - ESC were super-efficient, knowledgeable, friendly and charming (and even dug-out a couple of Pro-Tour riders to keep us company).

alexanderb715Cycling heaven

Eat Sleep Cycle organised our successful trip to Bormio to ride Gran Fondo Stelvio. ESC organised a team support van for airport transfers, excellent hotel choice, looked after the bikes, ferried us around to rides, ran errands when things broke or were forgotten and did a brilliant job supporting us on day of event with the guide working as a “domestique” support us with drinks on the bikes given the closed roads.

Nick Pink

We had a challenging ride at The Stelvio Santini Gran Fondo! Eat Sleep Cycle organised everything and made it a truly memorable weekend. Our ride leader, Knut, could not have been more helpful. Thank you ESC!

Ben Calthrop