Costa Brava Gravel Lux

Scheduled

6 nights

Intermediate

344 km

3876 m

GironaCosta Brava Gravel Lux

Summary

Experience one of the world’s most incredible coast lines. Journey through our favourite exclusive spots on the the Costa Brava via picturesque gravel routes with the full support of our local guide team. This is an incredible ride designed for adventure seekers who appreciate the finer things in life.

Stay in our handpicked 4* luxury hotels selected to ensure maximum rest, relaxation and enjoyment after each ride. Watch the sunset every evening over the mediterranean and wake-up to beautiful sea views. Walk in the footsteps of Salvador Dalí in the fishing village of Cadaques, sample the best wines and produce of the Empordà region and indulge in the ride of a lifetime.

The tour starts and finishes in the cycling mecca of Girona, a vibrant city which provides the perfect kick-off and grand finale for the ride.

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights

DISTANCE

344 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Girona

Terrain

Gravel

LEVEL

Intermediate

Average Distance X DAY

57 km

Average Time X DAY

3 h 50 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 3.499

TOUR highlights

Discover the Catalan city of Girona, home to many pro cyclists

Experience the Costa Brava coastline from secluded gravel paths

Journey through the medieval villages of the Empordà wine making region

Marvel at the rugged landscapes of the Cap de Creus nature reserve

Relax in the fishing village of Cadaques and walk in the footsteps of artist Salvador Dalí

Enjoy the best boutique hotels along the coast & dine in style every night

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Intermediate

Rated 2 out of 4 our Intermediate tours are designed for sporty people who are looking to enjoy some more challenging rides. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

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ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Girona

Begin your journey at our Eat Sleep Cycle Cafe in the centre of of town. A short warm up ride along the via verde will ensure you are ready for the week ahead.

EAT

Light lunch at the Eat Sleep Cycle Café, evening meal in Girona centre

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany

CYCLE

Warm up ride 36,2 km, 283 m

Day 1

From Girona to the Costa Brava!

Begin the tour and set off to the pretty coastal village of Llafranc. The ride is steady with no major climbs, but a couple of short, sweet hills taking you through the Baix Empordà known for its numerous medieval villages such as Corça and Peratallada. Once you arrive into Llafranc, why not walk part of the Camí de Ronda or just relax on the beach!

EAT

Breakfast | Lunch en route | Evening meal in Llafranc

SLEEP

Mas Pastora

CYCLE

Girona - Llafranc 69,5 km, 615 m

Day 1

Through Medieval Villages to the Fishing Village of L'Escala

Begin your journey north. Today's route runs parallel from the Costa Brava all the way into l'Escala, taking you through the scenic village of Pals as well as farmlands of the Empordà.

EAT

Breakfast | Lunch en route | Evening meal at the hotel

SLEEP

Hostal Empuries

CYCLE

Llafranc - l'Escala 51 km, 286 m

Day 1

Over Cap de Creus to Dalí Country & Cadaqués

Today's ride takes us to the picturesque Cadaqués. The route will first continue inland, taking you through the wetlands of l'Emporda. From Roses, you'll ride against the coast and steadily make your way up into Cadaqués. The ride has a couple of climbs, each steady and rewarding.

EAT

Breakfast | Lunch en route | Evening meal in Cadaques

SLEEP

Hotel Villa Gala

CYCLE

l'Escala - Cadaqués 55,6 km, 762 m

Day 1

Across the Empordà wine region to Figueres

It is time to leave the coast and head back inland. Riders have the option of taking the tarmac road out or the gravel path. Less experienced riders may prefer the tarmac as it is more steady. From the top of the first climb, you cross the road and pedal into a haven. The noise from the street will dissappear and you'll be surrounded by compact graval paths, mountains and a seaview. Meet the coastline again until El Port and ride into Llança. There is a spectacular climb from here taking you inland and finally down on the ouskirts of Figueres. If time allows plan a visit to the Dalí Theatre museum in the afternoon.

EAT

Breakfast | Lunch en route | Evening meal at a local restaurant

SLEEP

Mas Falgarona

CYCLE

Cadaqués - Figueres 67,7 km, 1182 m

Day 1

Girona Old Town

The final leg of the tour is a relaxed ride into Girona. This ride takes you into l'Estany, the region home to Banyoles lake and known for its gorgeous countryside and rolling hills. Cross the Fluvià river and make your way throughg small villages until you return to Girona. The tour ends at our Eat Sleep Cycle Cafe. Those wishing to add an extra ngiht to their trip just need to let us know.

EAT

Breakfast | Lunch en route | Evening meal in Girona centre

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany

CYCLE

Figueres - Girona 64,3 km, 748 m

Day 1

Departures

Sadly, it's time to say goodbye! Plan your onward travel from Girona centre. There's plently of gravel riding to enjoy from the city - ask us if you'd like to extend your stay.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

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CYCLE

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THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

full support

Enjoy small group sizes and professional, personal support all week from your guides & support vehicle.

We work with an industry leading guide to guest ratio – expect up to 4 guests per guide on the trip with guides leading the way on the road and a support vehicle close by at all times. Note that for groups of 4 riders or less this tour is run as a guided trip without the support vehicle.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water, as well as a full set of tools to resolve any mechanicals. On selected days the support crew will serve a delicious picnic lunch in a scenic location en route. Enjoy local foods chosen to keep you feeling energized and healthy.

Eat Sleep Cycle guides are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Wilier Adlar Hybrid Gravel E-Bike

Gravel Electric

This lightweight carbon gravel e-bike is almost identical to the non e-bike version, with the adition of a 300 W power unit weighing only 3.9 Kg. The Adlar has an autonomy of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs. A range extender is available to hire for double the range. The bike has a Shimano GRX 1 x groupset.

Electric

Cannondale Supersix Evo CX

Gravel Race

An evolved race bike ready for the rough and tumble of grass crits, mud ruts or open gravel tracks. Enojy a Lightweight, durable carbon frameset with ample tire clearance and a SRAM Force 1 11-speed groupset.

Wilier Rave SLR

Gravel Race

The Rave is perfect for all-road, perfect for gravel and is desgined for speed. Enjoy a lightweight carbon frame with racey geometry and an electronic SRAM Rival XPLR groupset for full gear range and precision shifting.

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THE GUIDES

Laura

Laura is a guide, professional cycling coach and endurance cyclist who has completed some of the coolest ultradistance gravel events (which she absolutely loved!). Laura loves guiding as she really enjoys empowering people to ride their bikes and discover new places, help their cycling adventures come true, and share unforgettable moments together.

Josep

Josep is from a small city in Catalunya called Reus. He loves cycling and has a passion for sharing cycling experiences with others. He's a guide for Eat Sleep Cycle all over Europe & leads our Morocco tours.

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Travel to Barcelona or Girona

MEETING POINT

Eat Sleep Cycle Hub, Girona

TIME

12:00

DEPARTURE

Plan your onward travel from Girona centre

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Full-support

ACCOMMODATION

4* boutique Hotels

FOOD

Full board - breakfast, lunch & evening meals

TRANSFERS

Not included

BIKE RENTAL

Gravel bike rental included.

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Girona

If you love cycling put a cycling tour of Girona high on your bucket list. A paradise for roadies, gravellers & mountain bikers alike, Girona has an amazing network of rides ready to blow your mind. It’s a destination that can be enjoyed all year around, with the most popular months to ride being March to June & September to November.

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to ride?

RESERVATION
& PAYMENT

If you have any questions about our tours, dates, or anything else, contact us here
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DEPOSIT

A 30% deposit will secure your place on the tour

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 90 days before the tour departs

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €699
Peak Season (15/06/2024 - 15/09/2024):  PLUS €800
Monday

29 July 2024

Saturday

3 August 2024

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19 August 2024

Saturday

24 August 2024

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25 November 2024

Saturday

30 November 2024

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Monday

12 May 2025

Saturday

17 May 2025

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9 June 2025

Saturday

14 June 2025

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29 September 2025

Saturday

4 October 2025

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Monday

27 October 2025

Saturday

1 November 2025

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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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