CHALLENGE

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2 NIGHTS

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SELECT

LEVEL 4

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145 Km

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5,200 m

LA PURITO CHALLENGE

La Purito is one of the toughest sportives in Europe and takes place in Andorra, an undiscovered theme park for cyclists. It is a bucket-list challenge for the ambitious road cyclist.

The creation of former Spanish professional cyclist Joaquim Rodríguez, there are 2 options for event entry, both are extremely tough and characterised by lot of climbing!

1. 145 Km, 5,200 m climbing
2. 80 Km, 3,400 m climbing

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:

Transfer departs Girona for Andorra
Event registration and afternoon warm-up ride.
Evening meal & an early night

Day 2:

La Purito Sportive
Celebratory evening meal

Day 3:

Lazy breakfast.
Transfers back to Girona (3hrs).

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

The La Purito Challenge is designed for cyclists looking for a challenge. It’s a seriously hardcore ride with steep mountain climbs and sometimes technical descents.

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

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • COL DE LA GALLINA
  • COL DEL LA RABASSA
  • COLLADA DE BEIXALIS
  • ELS CORTALS D’ENCAMP

LA PURITO CHALLENGE 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.

Quick Facts
  • ‘PURITO’ (MEANING SMALL CIGAR) GAINED HIS NICKNAME AFTER ‘SMOKING’ HIS MORE EXPERIENCED TEAMMATES ON A TRAINING CAMP AND WAS LATER FORCED TO SMOKE A CIGAR AT THE DINNER TABLE!
  • THE FIRST EDITION TOOK PLACE IN 2015
  • THE LONG ROUTE CONTAINS 6 CATEGORIZED CLIMBS

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.

Art Hotel ****

Prepare for and recover from the ride in four star luxury. Enjoy food tailored for cyclists in the hotel restaurant and add to the glamour with a relaxing visit to the Spa.

Located in the centre of Andorra de la Vella the hotel is a near the Gran Valira river & a 3-minute stroll from Parc Central. Bright, relaxed rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and desks. 

The 2 restaurants feature park views; 1 provides direct access to a riverfront promenade. Other amenities include a gym and a 300 sq m spa with a sauna, an ice shower and massage treatments. 

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

FACTOR O2

  • State-of-the-art lightweight frameset
  • Black Inc. carbon wheels & finishing kit
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2

RIDLEY FENIX SL 105

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano 105 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.

RIDLEY HELIUM X

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

2020 dates coming soon

Andorra breaks available on demand for groups

Available as a custom or private tour 

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€599

Single Supplement €99

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Travel Logistics

Arrive: A group transfer from Girona to Andorra departs on the 3rd August at 12:00.

Depart: A group transfer departs from Andorra at 08:30 to return to Girona at 11:30 on the 5th August.

There will be one pick-up/drop-off from/to Girona Airport & one from/to Girona Train Station.

Guests are responsible for booking their own flights and travel insurance. If these transfer times don’t work for you please let us know and we’d be happy to help.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully supported
Event Entry: Entry to La Purito Sportive
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Food: Breakfast & Dinner
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Group transfers from Girona to Andorra as described

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.

The crew at ESC does it all; this is not an overstatement. From my first email with Brian, to our final goodbyes in Girona, these guys provided a top-notch experience. We decided to sign on for a weekend trip to Andorra for La Purito, a sportive that covered 140k with 5k meters of climbing. [...] Kudos ESC for going above and beyond to help us have a great time in Girona and Andorra. We'll be back!

AmyC6297Full service awsome

But ESC are absolutely the most accommodating organizers i have ever had the pleasure of touring a place on a bike with. They are the best! I highly recommend them.

Jeeanette

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