Riders on a beautiful climb in Girona, Spain

Girona - Spain

Discover Girona: Catalunya Cycling Tour

Guided 7 days € 2,899

Discover the heart of Catalonia on our signature Girona tour. Begin your journey in the bustling city of Barcelona and travel North to begin your tour and explore the Catalan Pyrenees, its surrounding towns and beautiful Girona.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
8700
Distance
450 km
Level
Difficult

Tour overview

DISCOVER THE CATALONIAN CYCLING MECCA

Discover true Catalonia by sampling local delicacies, staying in historic towns and villages along the way as you ride your bike on the roads less travelled!

After traveling north from Barcelona into the Catalan Pyreness and spending two days exploring the higher peaks, you’ll ride east to Figueres via the mediaeval town of Besalu. Continue to the Alt Empordà wine-making region and explore the stunning coastline from El Port de la Selva into France and Banyuls sur Mer. The final ride takes you south to Girona, a mediaeval city and cycling mecca in Europe.

You’ll truly get to explore the best of the best that this beautiful region has to offer for cyclists.

All you have to think about on an epico tour is having fun. Our trip support is second to none, and we take pride in having a high staff-to-guest ratio. We handle everything so you can enjoy the ride of a lifetime.

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

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. Many teams and professional riders live and train in and around Girona, so don’t be surprised if you see them coming speeding past! A bucket-list location and an unmissable opportunity to ride through the most beautiful landscapes of Spain.

Rider in the Spanish mountains

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 Accommodation

You will be staying in beautiful 4-star hotels where 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.

Tour destination

Catalonia

Catalonia is where the love of biking knows no bounds. Explore the Terra Alta or Girona's greenways, or hit the magnificent mountain passes for a spot of MTB. Catalonia is the land of great cyclists. It gives you roads, paths and greenways for a bicycle excursion perfect for all levels. For decades, the hundreds of cycle touring associations in the country have been creating space in the Catalan local road network. On weekends, the curvy roads and steep hills are the perfect places for bike-lovers to cruise around with friends for the sheer pleasure of the sport.

  • 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

Premium Accommodation

You will be staying in various 3 & 4* hotels throughout your trip all situated in beautiful locations along the route. Each is carefully selected and chosen for their warm hospitality & attention to detail. So sit back and relax and let us take care of you. 

The tour includes 6 nights in hotels.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Point to Point ride Llanars
  • Distance
    80 km
  • Elevation
    2500 m

So, on today’s program you have the spectacular climb to the port of Vallter, which has been the end of the stage in several editions of La Volta a Catalunya and La Vuelta a Espaa.

The road is well-marked throughout its 12 km route, which begins in Setcases at 1260 metres above sea level and ends at the upper parking lot of the Vallter Ski and Mountain Station at 2155 metres, with a total ascent of 895 metres.

Ride Highlights: Vallter 2000

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

Any questions about flights and transfers? The Epico team is here for you. Ping us via the chatbot in the corner of your page or send an email to [email protected]

Flying in

Fly in airport options: Barcelona El Prat

When best to arrive: Morning of day 1 

Where the tour starts: Barcelona Sants Train Station

Transfers: The team will collect you from Barcelona Sants Train Station at 12:00

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Girona or Barcelona El Prat

When best to depart: Evening of day 7 or the following day

Where the tour ends: Girona Old Town

Transfers: Transfers to Barcelona and Girona airports are available

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Boutique Accommodation

    6 nights in 3 & 4* hotels in a shared room with en-suite facilities. Single rooms are available as an additional extra.

  • Tasty food platter
    Tasty Meals

    All meals are included on this tour so you can be assured that you will be adequately fueled for everyday of riding.

  • Support vehicle
    Luggage Transfers

    Your luggage will be transferred from hotel to hotel throughout the trip so you only need to pack a day bag for your essentials.

  • Nathan Haas - Girona, Spain
    Ride Guide and Support

    Throughout the tour you will have experienced guides riding with you as well as have a mechanic on standby for any necessary work needed.

Cycling bottle

What’s not included in your cycling trip.

  • Flights

    Flights are not included in the tour package. We have suggested which flights and airports are best suited for this tour but should you have any doubts or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

  • Insurance

    We strongly recommend that you obtain a dedicated health insurance that covers your sports activities. Reach out to us if you have questions about the insurance.

Extra
Bike Hire
From only €250 you can rent a road bike or e-bike for the duration of the tour

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 VAM 02 Road Bike

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • Additional Nights

    The tour starts in the morning and ends in the evening, plus airport transfers take time. We recommend that you fly in the day before and fly out the day after to maximise your trip and avoid unnecessary rushing. You can book these two additional nights (1 before and 1 after) for €150 when you proceed to checkout.

  • Single Room in Hotel

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €699 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. You can select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

  • Tour End Transfer

    The transfer on day 1 of this tour is included in the cost. However, should you need any additional transfers at the end of the tour, this can be arranged for you. Please get in touch with us regarding the varying options available for you.

Booking options

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Monday 22 May 2023
Sunday 28 May 2023
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