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Top 5 European Cycling Tours: The Most Popular 2019 Cycling Tours

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Top 5 European Cycling Tours- The Most Popular 2019 Cycling Tours - Eat Sleep Cycle

The cycling season is now well underway and we’ve already seen hundreds of guests fulfil their cycling dreams and experience some of the best cycling locations that Europe has to offer. Some destinations, however, are more popular than others, and when you look closer it’s obvious as to why: they’re simply amazing places to ride a bike! In this post we’ll let you know the top 5 European cycling tours of 2019!

Classic Climbs of Girona Cycling Tour - Popular European Cycling Tours

Girona Classic Climbs Cycling Tour

In 2019 we have seen four successful Girona Classic Climbs tours and by the end of the season there will have been eight! It’s no wonder that this tour is popular with guests looking to test their legs on the training grounds of the pro peloton. Girona Classic Climbs is a challenging week with the maximum distance and elevation at 600km and 8,000m, however the ultimate goal of the tour is to experience the ride camp life in Europe’s unofficial base for the pro peloton and the itinerary can be (and often is) adjusted.

Girona Classic Climbs Highlights:

  • Rocacorba climb
  • Girona Old Town
  • The Costa Brava
  • Mare de Deu del Mont

2019 dates:
8th – 14th September
6th – 12th October
27th October – 2nd November
10th -17th November

2020 dates:
12th – 18th April
3rd – 9th May
19th – 25th May
14th – 20th June
13th – 19th September
4th – 10th October

Trans Pyrenees Cycling Challenge - Popular European Cycling Tours

Trans Pyrenees Cycling Challenge

You’ve probably heard before that Trans Pyrenees is the original Eat Sleep Cycle Tour. An epic point-to-point adventure from our base in Girona to the coastal town of San Sebastian in the beautiful Basque Country this tour attracts those who are looking for a challenge. This year four groups have taken on the task with one guest even completing the route for two charitable causes.

Trans Pyrenees Challenge Highlights:

  • The Col du Tormalet
  • The Peyresourde
  • San Sebastian

2019 dates:
1st – 8th September

2020 dates:
2nd- 9th August
30th August- 6th September

Trans Dolomites Cycling Challenge - Popular European Cycling Tours

Trans Dolomites Cycling Challenge

If ticking off the famous Giro d’Italia climbs is on your bucket list then Trans Dolomites Challenge is the tour for you! From Monte Zoncolan to the Passo dello Stelvio this is an experience of a lifetime. Popular among private groups looking to take on a challenge together the Trans Dolomites Challenge comprises an epic 611 km with 17,100 m of climbing!


  • Monte Zoncolan
  • Passo dello Stelvio
  • Passo Mortirolo

2019 dates:
30th August – 6th September

2020 dates:
20th – 27th September

Cycling Tour of Italian Lakes - Popular European Cycling Tours

Cycling Tour of the Italian Lakes

Staying in Italy, the Cycling Tour of the Italian Lakes combines some of the most scenic (albeit still relatively challenging) cycling with the best of Italian culture -yes, that means food! Based in the stunning Piedmont & Lombardy regions, home to the spectacular Lakes of Como, Lugano & Maggiore.

Cycling Tour of the Italian Lakes Highlights:

  • Lake Como
  • Lake Maggiore
  • Madonna del Ghisallo (the cycling shrine)

2019 dates:
6th- 12th September 2019
14th – 20th September 2019

2020 dates:
27th September – 3rd October

Pirinexus (self-guided) Cycling Tour - Popular European Cycling Tours

Pirinexus (self-guided) Cycling Tour

Something a little different but which has been popular amongst our guests this year is The Pirinexus self-guided tour. There are three levels of support available for the ride: fully supported by a support vehicle & guide, self-guided with luggage transfers or bike-packing adventure style. The route is primarily along the network of traffic-free cycle lanes known as the ‘via verde’ and traverses the gorgeous Catalan countryside through the Girona and Costa Brava region into the Pyrenees with a brief venture across the French border.

Pirinexus Cycling Tour Highlights:

  • Girona
  • The Costa Brava
  • Empordà Wine Region

You decide!

Custom and Private European Cycling Tours Available!

All of these tours are also available as custom and private tours, book for your club or group by emailing [email protected] or contact us online. Groups of 8 or more will benefit from a 5% discount!

European Cycling Tours – Book Yours Now!

To find out more about our European Cycling Tours give us a call now on +34 972 754 301 or contact us online! We still have some spots avaiable for 2019 and our 2020 calendar is already starting to fill so make sure you contact us asap to save your saddle!

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