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MINI-BREAK

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2 NIGHTS

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GUESTHOUSE

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LEVEL 3

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335 KM

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6,400 M

PYRENEES MINI BREAK CYCLE TOUR

Ride from Girona to the Catalan Pyrenees and spend a magical 2 nights & 3 days in the mountains. Stay in the pretty village of Pobla La Lillet, nestled at the base of the Col de Morella & Col de la Crueta and packed with history and warm hospitality.

This is a tour which combines stunning riding with excellent Catalan food & hospitality inspired by the landscapes ridden on the tour.

Choose our bike-packing tour for the adventurous souls on a budget or our self-guided option with luggage transfers.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Girona to Pobla La Lillet, 133 km, 2,500 m
Option to extend the ride via Oix and Beget, 152 km, 2,700 m

Day 2:

Coll de la Crueta & Montgrony, 61 km, 1,700 m
Option to switch the ride for a hike into the hills to visit the Santunari de Santa Maria de Falgars for lunch or visit Gaudi’s Xalet del Catllaràs. Or take a tranquilo rest day & visit Gaudi’s Artigas Gardens

Day 3:

Pobla La Lillet to Girona, 140 km, 2,200 m
Option to shorten the ride, 115 km, 1,500 m 

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Our Pyrenees Mini-Break is designed for cyclists who enjoy a long day in the saddle. Cyclists riding unsupported should be confident in completing a 100 km + day with lots of climbing. Opt for luggage transfers if you prefer the comfort of riding weight-free!

MAP

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pobla La Lillet
  • Coll de Morella
  • Coll de la Crueta
  • Tasting menu at El Castell

PYRENEES MINI-BREAK TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Choose Your Ride Style

Bikepacking

We’ll welcome you to Girona, talk you through the ride & make sure your have everything you need for an amazing trip! We’ll provide you with a Road Book which includes detailed route information as well as gpx. files loaded onto a GPS device.

You’ll have a number to call if you need support along the way & we’ll work with you to find solutions as soon as we receive your call.

It’s essential that you are able to fix a puncture & any basic mechanicals to undertake a self-guided tour.

Self-Guided with Luggage Transfers

Add luggage transfers to your trip & enjoy the freedom of a lightweight ride!

Customize Your Tour with Full Support

For the ultimate pro-cycling experience choose full support from a dedicated Eat Sleep Cycle team. Ask us for a quote for your group.

Quick Facts
  • Girona is a Pro-cycling hub of Europe
  • Pobla La Lillet is home to the Artigas Garden, designed by none other than Gaudi on the banks of the Llobregat river.
  • The old Cement Train has a station in Pobla La Lillet and is a relic of the industrial era.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Catalan Hospitality

Stay in El Castell del Pobla La Lillet, a gorgeous guesthouse located a the base of the Coll de Morella & the Coll de la Crueta. Enjoy warm hospitality in this restored castle from hosts Montse & Àlvaro.

Food at El Castell

Enjoy an evening meal to remember served by Àlvaro at El Castell. Àlvaro is a talented chef who works with the changing seasons & local produce.

Breakfast is enjoyed at El Castell & we’ll recommend the best lunch stops en route.

We’ll also provide each guest with ride nutrition. For your second night in Pobla de Lillet choose to enjoy a second night at Àlvaro’s table or head out into the village to try some traditional food. For real foodies it’s worth taking a taxi up the mountain to Fonda Xesc – a michelin star resturant in Gombren.

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 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.

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

Choose your dates! This is a great ride all year around!

Available as a custom tour for individuals, couples & groups.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Bike Packing Tour, Price Per Person

€649 (4 or more guests), €749 (2 or more guests), €999 (solo rider)

Self-Guided Tour with Luggage Transfers, Price Per Person

€749 (4 or more guests), €899 (2 or more guests), €1,299 (solo rider)

Ask us for a quote if you’d like vehicle support or a guide to join you.

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Travel Logistics

Meeting Point: The ride starts at the Eat Sleep Cycle Hub in Girona

Departure: The tour finishes at the Eat Sleep Cycle Hub in Girona

Extend your tour: Girona offers incredible riding and is a great place to stay. We can arrange your rides & accommodation before and after the tour.

Travel Logistics: Fly in and out of Girona or Barcelona Airport. We can arrange transfers for you on request.

What's Included?

Cycling: Bikepacking or self-guided with luggage transfers
Accommodation: Pyrenees Guesthouse
Food: Ride nutrition, 2 breakfasts, 1 evening meal
Bike Hire: Optional
Bikepacking equipment: Optional
Transfers: Available on request

Group Bookings

Customize your trip: we can add additional days of riding & build your dream trip!

Payment

Deposit: a €500 deposit will secure your place on the tour, 50% is due 6 months out.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.

Excellent customer service from this enthusiastic team of people. High spec rental bikes in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition. Will definitely use again. Thanks.

Robert Collin

Great service from Sylvia and her colleagues at ESC. Good communications, bikes set up correctly, helpful and friendly. Recommended.

Pete Smart

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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EXPERT GUIDES

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5 STAR REVIEWS

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98% of our guests say they’ll come back to Eat Sleep Cycle for another tour.

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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

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