Girona Winter Training Camp

Custom tours

6 nights

Advanced

470 km

7260 m

GironaGirona Winter Training Camp

Summary

A controlled and purposeful winter training block is imperative for a successful season of riding & racing. Too much training and you risk burning out, not enough and you’re unlikely to be able to absorb high intensity training stress later in the year. An early season training camp is a great way to lay the aerobic foundations that will solidify your fitness and ensure you have a consistent and prosperous season on the bike.

We’ve partnered with Duchy Cycle Coaching to bring you a training camp hosted by professional coaches with expereince as professional riders. We’ve carefully designed the rides for maximum enjoyment during the winter months. Expect to see lots of the stunning coast roads & mediterranean sea and discover a different side to cycling in the Girona region.

Enjoy one base for the week at Hotel Carlemany, a stylish city centre hotel located on a large plaça in Girona’s new town. Enjoy breakfast tailored for cyclists and access to the hotel’s bike room. The hotel is located a short 5 minute walk to the Eat Sleep Cycle Hub and Girona city centre.

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights

DISTANCE

470 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Girona

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Advanced

Average Distance X DAY

78 km

Average Time X DAY

3 h 55 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 1.999

TOUR highlights

Coaching by the Duchy Cycle Coaching team

A structured ride program designed to give you the foundations for a successful season

The climbs of San Grau & Els Àngels

The Costa Brava & the mediterranean sea

Stay in the medieval city of Girona

Train on the same roads as World Tour Pro's

Ride from the Eat Sleep Cycle Girona Hub, your home away from home!

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Advanced

Rated 3 out of 4 our Advanced tours are designed for people who ride regularly and want back to back challenging days on the bike. Riders should be confident riding in a small group, comfortable on extended climbs (at your own pace) and have good bike handling skills on corners and descents. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

Business winner awards EAT SLEEP CYCLE

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Girona

Rendevoux with the group at Eat Sleep Cycle at 12 noon. Meet your coaches, fellow riders and get your bike set up for the week ahead. The first ride is on rolling terrain at areobic endurance pace. Finish with riding through and off on the way back.

EAT

Light lunch on arrival, welcome evening meal in Girona city centre

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany

CYCLE

Mas Lunes, Les Serres, Canet d'Adri, 2.5 hour ride

Day 1

Rumanya & Calonge

Today's four hour ride includes a Team Time Trial Chase on flat roads, with two gentle climbs. Enjoy views of the mediterranean in between drills.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany

CYCLE

Rumanya and Calonge, 4 hour ride

Day 1

Esponellà and Banyoles Lake

Day 3 bring an easier 3 hour ride. The pace is controlled and defined as 'easy aerobic endurance'. We'll stop for lunch at Banyoles Lake before cruising home.

EAT

Breakfast | Evening meal in Girona old town

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany

CYCLE

Esponellà and Banyoles Lake, 3 hour ride

Day 1

Mare de Deu del Mont

After yesterday's easy ride today is race day! Ride at an easy endurance pace to the base of Mare de Deu del Mont then race to the top as a team or solo. The climb is 19 kms and real test for the legs. There is an option to climb Rocacorba on the way back - an extra 13 km of climbing for a huge day!

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany

CYCLE

Mare de Deu del Mont, 5 hours

Day 1

Els Àngels and Santa Pelaia

After yesterday's sufferfest today we'll ride 3 hours at an easy aerobic endurance pace and enjoy a lunch stop in the historic village of Monells.

EAT

Breakfast | New Year's Eve Party (on tour departing 28th Dec)

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany

CYCLE

Els Àngels and Santa Pelaia, 3 hours

Day 1

Empordà & the Begur Coastline

For our last ride of the week take on a epic endurance ride. Head out across Empordà to the small coastal roads of the Begur headland. We'll wind through medieval villages, olive groves and vineyards to the town of Pals. From here we'll head to the coast and enjoy a roller-coaster section of steep climbs and descents around the headland. On the way back we ride through and off. Celebrate tonight with a special evening meal in Girona centre.

EAT

Breakfast | Celebration evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Carlemany

CYCLE

Empordà & the Begur Coastline, 6 hours, 118 km, 1,300 m

Day 1

Departures

Sadly, the tour draws to an end on day 6, and all that's left to do is say our goodbyes and prepare for the journey home.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

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CYCLE

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THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

Guided Rides

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

We work with an industry leading guide to guest ratio – expect up to 5 guests per guide on the trip.

Each morning your guides will give you ride nutrition for the day. On each ride there will be one or two café stops to refuel (not included in the trip)

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 Filante SLR

Pure Road

The Filante SLR is an extremely lightweight aerodynamic bicycle used by World Tour team Astana. Enjoy a Shimano Ultegra Si2 groupset and DT Swiss ERC 1400 wheelset.

Premium Upgrade

Wilier Filante SL Hybrid Road E-Bike

Pure Road Electric

Our top of the range road e-bike from Wilier. Enjoy a lightweight carbon frame, carbon wheelset and Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting. The Filante Hybrid has a range of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs. Range extenders are avialable to hire which doubles this range.

Electric Premium Upgrade

Wilier Garda Hybrid Road E-Bike

All Road Electric

A comfortable e-road bike with a lightweight carbon frameset and a clean-cut design featuring fully integrated cable routing. The Garda Hybrid uses the proven and reliable Mahle X35+ drive unit with 250 Wh motor inserted in the rear hub while the battery is housed in the down tube. The groupset is Shimano 105 Di2. The Garda has an autonomy of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs - it's possible to rent a range extender to double the range for an additional fee.

Electric

Wilier Filante SL

All Road

The Wilier Filante SL guarantees a first-class weight, a precise ride and a great aesthetic clarity thanks to the integrated cables. Carbon Monocoque frame with full internal cable routing Electronic Shimano 105 Di2 shifting Carbon wheels Chainrings: 50/34, Cassette: 11-34

Basso Diamante

Pure Road

The ultimate bike for climbers. The Diamante features a lightweight fully integrated frameset, a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and a carbon ERC 1400 wheelset from DT Swiss. The Diamante has gearing for climbing - a 50/34 chainset and an 11-34 cassette.

Premium Upgrade

Basso Astra

All Road

An endurance all-road bike that increases versatility with features that lean closer to gravel. Enojy a comfortable performance carbon frameset, an electronic SRAM Force AXS groupset and a MicroTech RE38 Carbon wheelset. 48/35 chainrings and 10-36 cassette

THE GUIDES

Will Harper

As a coach Will's primary concern is forging a comprehensive understanding of exactly what makes his athletes tick- everyone is different! His academic background in Law has encouraged him to analyse every aspect of training with great detail and precision. In recent years Will has ridden for some of the UK’s biggest pro teams including ONE Pro Cycling and Swift Carbon Pro Cycling, competing across Europe in some of the world’s most prestigious races. Will is Performance Director at Duchy Cycle Coaching.

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Travel to Barcelona or Girona

MEETING POINT

Eat Sleep Cycle Hub, Girona

TIME

12:00

DEPARTURE

The tour finishes in Girona city centre on day 7

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Guided Rides

ACCOMMODATION

4* hotel

FOOD

Breakfast & 3 evening meals

TRANSFERS

Not included, available on request

BIKE RENTAL

Not included, available on request

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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RESERVATION
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DEPOSIT

A deposit of €500 will secure your place on the tour.

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SECOND PAYMENT

50% is due 6 months before the departure of the tour.

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 2 months before the tour departure.

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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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