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2 NIGHTS

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SELECT

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LEVEL 3

Distance-Eat-Sleep-Cycle-European-Bike-Tour

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.

Join our set date tours for the fully supported experience, ask us about a tour on your preferred dates for your group. We also offer this as a bike-packing tour for the adventurous souls on a budget, as well as a 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

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. For those who arn’t, consider our supported option and enjoy the security of a guide and a support vehcile to help you through the miles.

This tour is available for private groups and we can amend the cycling itinerary according to the ability of your group.

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

Full Support

Our set date tours are fully supported by our team of guides and vehicles:

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water. On longer days the team will serve a roadside lunch – a time efficient pit stop with the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fruit & veg to keep you energized and feeling healthy. You’ll be guided on the road & have full mechanical back up if needed.

You can choose to go on this tour anytime of the year and we offer a bike packing option as well as a self-guided option with luggage transfers.

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

Full Board

This is a full-board tour.  Enjoy two evening tasting menu’s at our village guesthouse, prepared with exquisite care by your hosts & showcasing local produce. Wine is not included – choose your preferred wine or drink from the selection available.

On the road your support team will serve a buffet style lunch packed with nutrients to keep you fuelled for the weekend. Ride nutrition is available at all times from the support van.

Breakfast is enjoyed at the guesthouse.

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 hostpitality in this restored castle.

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

25th – 27th October 2019

17th – 19th April 2020

30th October – 1st November 2020

On demand for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€699

Single Supplement, €112

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Travel Logistics

Meeting Point: Meet at Eat Sleep Cycle, Girona at 08:00 am on the first day of the tour.

Departure: The tour finishes at Eat Sleep Cycle, Girona at 19:00 on the last day of the tour.

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: Fully supported
Accommodation: Pyrenees Guesthouse
Food: Full Board
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Available on request

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.

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?

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.

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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.

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