CATALONIA - SPAIN

Girona Classic Climbs: Europe’s Cycling Mecca Tour

Guided 6 days

Conquer the Classic Climbs of Girona on this 6 day, all-inclusive tour. Enjoy beautiful climbs in this unique region and discover the roads used to train by many professional cyclists in the World Tour peloton. Test your legs and stay in the heart of Girona.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
6,300 m
Distance
436 km
Level
Medium

Tour overview

A CLIMBER’S PARADISE

Tackle some of the most famous climbs in Catalonia, including Rocacorba, Els Àngels, San Grau, Sant Hilari Sacalm and Mare de Deu del Mont. This is true professional training ground and a quick look at the stats will confirm that some of the best names in the business are at the top of the list for the fastest ascents. 

Girona itself is a unique corner of the world, with the hustle and bustle of a busy market town mixed with the slow pace of life of a rural village. This all-inclusive Classic Climbs of Girona tour is designed so that all you have to do is concentrate on enjoying riding, from the first coffee of the day to the spectacular views that await you at the top of every climb. 

Our fantastic team will take good care of you throughout your trip, giving you the option to make each day as easy or as hard as you want, with extra routes or shortcuts, depending on your fitness level and goals for the week. The hotel is one of the best in Girona for cyclists, and they are well used to catering for adventurous individuals. These are long back-to-back rides, giving you the afternoon to relax and rest your legs. If what you’re looking for is beautiful scenery and a second-to-none experience riding some of the most wonderful and popular climbs in Spain with a support vehicle, then this is the tour for you.

 

Start point
Girona
End point
Girona
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Barcelona
Flying out
Barcekona

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Rocacorba - Girona, Spain

Iconic Climbs

Over the course of this exclusive six-day tour, you’ll tackle some of the most beautiful and well-known climbs in the area, from Rocacorba to the Sant Hilari Sacalm. Professional cyclists are no stranger to this area, and many teams live and train in and around Girona, so don’t be surprised if you see them coming speeding past on the flats! This really is a bucket-list location and an unmissable opportunity to ride through one of the most beautiful landscapes in Spain.

Expert Support

Our on-the-ground team will guide and support you throughout the tour. They live here all year round, they know these roads like the back of their hand and are always eager to share their insider knowledge about the region’s hidden gems. You will also be joined by a support vehicle stocked with snacks, extra electrolytes and water, whilst lunch will be at some of our team’s favourite local cafés en route.

Hotel room key

Premium Accomodation

You will be staying in the 4-star Hotel Carlemany, one of the most comfortable and cycling-friendly hotels in Girona. The wonderful staff will make sure you have everything you need at all times, including secure bike storage and a fantastic breakfast tailored specifically to cyclists. The rooms are newly refurbished and the hotel also has a bar and two restaurants should you want to enjoy an after-dinner drink with the other members of your group.

Tour destination

GIRONA

Girona is the perfect blend between bustling city and rural market town. There is so much to do and see, including a wealth of excellent cafés, bars and restaurants, as well as numerous historic attractions such as the imposing cathedral that overlooks the Old Quarter. This densely built up area of the city is also well-known for featuring in the popular television show Game of Thrones, and fans will immediately recognise some of the most famous scenes whilst walking around. Its narrow streets snake in between the incredibly well-preserved buildings that nowadays house local shops and eateries, but a 10 minute walk from the city centre takes you out to green spaces and avenues, such as Devesa Park, that make you feel as if you were in the middle of the countryside. It is precisely this wonderful mix of urban and rural life that makes Girona such a haven for cyclists. You can be out riding on quiet country roads in no time, and still have your flat white before you leave the city.

Discover More
  • Weather

    The weather in Catalonia does not disappoint. Whilst the region does get cold in winter (especially in the north), and can experience some rainy days in Spring and Autumn, the majority of the year is hot, dry and sunny. Make sure you pack your sun cream and a waterproof gilet just in case you get caught out in a shower!

  • Terrain

    Catalonia is a beautifully varied region in terms of terrain. Whilst it is predominantly covered in hills and mountains, there are some wonderfully flat areas covered in vineyards or that run parallel to the coast. It is home to some magnificent geographical wonders, such as Montserrat Mountain, the Montseny mountain range and the Pre-Pyrenees region, all well-trodden routes among cyclists from far and wide.

  • Culture

    Catalan culture is a melting pot of history and tradition. Most people born in the region are raised bilingual, speaking both Castilian Spanish and Catalan. The traditions unique to this area are as surprising as they are unmissable, featuring human towers (known as a castell in Catalan), ‘fire-runs’ (or correfocs) and spring onion barbeques (called calçotades). We promise they’re all worth experiencing if you are lucky enough to witness them!

Accommodation during your tour

Comfortable 4* Accommodation

You will be staying in the 4-star Hotel Carlemany. The wonderful staff will make sure you have everything you need at all times, including secure bike storage and a fantastic breakfast tailored specifically to cyclists. The rooms are newly refurbished and the hotel also has a bar and two restaurants should you want to enjoy an after-dinner drink with the other members of your group.

The tour includes five nights at the hotel. 

All Meals Included

Catalan Cuisine

From breakfast to dinner, your meals and mid-ride nutrition are all catered for and tailored specifically to cyclists. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel in preparation for a day on the bike, followed by a lighter roadside picnic prepared by our team on the ground. Please note that any additional coffee stops are not included in the tour. You’ll have evening meals with the group at one of our favourite local restaurants, including a welcome meal and evening celebration at our very own Cafè Restaurant.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

The Costa Brava
  • Distance
    90 km
  • Altitude Gain
    1300 m

Day 2 features a full day of riding around Girona as we head west from the city towards the coastline and the Sant Grau, a 5 km climb featuring some wonderful hairpin bends. You can make the ride as easy or as hard as you want depending on your experience and fitness level, just ask your guides for advice!

Distance: 90 km

Altitude gain: 1,300 m

Climbs: Sant Grau

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport: Barcelona or Girona

When best to fly in: in the morning on the first day of the camp

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you are picked up

Flying out

Fly out airport: Barcelona or Girona

When to leave: in the afternoon on the last day of the tour

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you can take your flight hassle-free

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Hotel Room
    Luxury 4* Accommodation

    5 nights in 4* accommodation in a shared, double room.

  • All Meals

    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

  • Professional Guide

    A professional multilingual guide will be riding with you to lead the group. A support vehicle will be available for any case of emergency

  • Experienced Mechanic

    An experienced mechanic is on hand in case of any mechanical breakdowns (spares are not included)

  • Full Support

    The support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water to suit all your fuelling needs.

Cycling bottle

What’s not included in your cycling trip.

  • Flights

    The best airport to fly to is Barcelona. We can assist with additional transfers for you and your bike. If you have any questions on how to best organise your flights, contact us for more information.

Extra
Bike rental
Only €267 for the entire trip

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, you can rent one and benefit from a 10% discount as being a part of this tour.

The options range from a state-of-the-art Factor bike, an Italian-made Basso, or a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium.

Need a boost? Why not hire our Basso e-assist road bike, the Volta.

All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-30 or 11-32 cassettes and with a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly to ensure maximum comfort for the duration of your trip.

Please feel free to contact us for more information or any preferred choices.

Factor O2 VAM road bike
Factor O2 VAM (SRAM Force AXS)

Fitted to you and ready to ride.

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • EXTRA
    Single accommodation
    €300 for the tour duration

    By default, you'll share a room with a rider of your gender. If you wish to stay in a single room, you will be able to select this option for €300 per person when you proceed to checkout.

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