GRANFONDO

2 NIGHTS

COMFORT

LEVEL 4

145 Km

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

On an Eat Sleep Cycle tour all you have to think about is enjoying your ride. Our trip support is second to none and we pride ourselves on a high staff-guest ratio. We take care of everything so you can savour the ride of a lifetime. This is a flexible itinerary offering riders the opportunity to extend or shorten the ride depending on their fitness level.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Transfer from Girona (3 hrs).
Event registration and afternoon warm-up ride.
Dinner feast and early night!

Day 2:

The BIG day! You will be accompanied to the start and collected at the finish.
Celebratory meal and drinks in the evening.

Day 3:

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

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

Our La Purito Challenge is designed for ‘Advanced’ and ‘Epic’riders. To best enjoy the tour riders should be comfortable riding 100 kms and able to climb for at least an hour without stopping. Training for the tour is highly recommended.

We are experienced at adjusting rides to suit different rider levels within a group. Please give us a call if you have any doubts or questions.

MAP

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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

CALPE RIDE CAMP INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

The ride is fully-supported by an Eat Sleep Cycle staff crew, guiding you on the road and in an Eat Sleep Cycle vehicle.

Our support staff are experienced professionals from all walks of life united by a love of cycling. They’ll take care of everything; keeping you and your bike in tip top condition throughout the tour.

All you have to do is Eat, Sleep, Cycle.

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. That’s why this trip is full-board and we provide ride nutrition too.

From the moment you leave Girona to the moment you return, all your food requirements are included.

The Eat Sleep Cycle team will prepare nutritious breakfasts, dinners and lunches for you, which have been tuned to prepare for events like La Purito. Just tell us about any dietary requirements beforehand.

Ride food is included, however if you like a particular brand, please do bring your own.

Spanish Hospitality

Apartments

Rest-up in comfort and in close proximity to the event, in our carefully selected apartments. Clean and spacious, these apartments provides the perfect event preparation and recovery area.

Choose from your own room or sharing with one or two others. Two nights apartment accommodation is included.

Should you require additional accommodation in Girona before or after the event, or have any other accommodation requirements, please just ask.

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

4th- 6th August 2019

On demand for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

2019 price coming soon

Travel Logistics

Plan to fly into Girona or Barcelona Airport on or before the 4th August and fly out of Girona Airport on or after the 6th August. Just let us know if you’d like to extend your stay in Girona (highly recommended!)

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully supported.
Accommodation: Apartments
Food: Full board.
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Inquire

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 LA PURITO CHALLENGE 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.

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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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