Colorful houses in Girona, Catalonia, Spain

GIRONA - SPAIN

Women’s Cycling Camp: Discovering Girona

Guided 6 days € 1,999

Discover legendary climbs, enjoy Mediterranean Sea views and get to know your fellow female cyclists as we explore some of the best roads and routes in Catalonia.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
Up to 7,000m
Distance
230 - 500 km
Level
Easy

Tour overview

FEMALE CYCLING TOUR TAKING GIRONA BY STORM

This exclusive women’s cycling training camp, based in and around Girona, Catalonia (Spain) offers a stress-free group setting for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or a pro, to relish in the joy of road riding. The itinerary covers an impressive variety of terrain and landscapes whilst we explore some of our favourite roads and showcase the best the region has to offer. This includes the spectacular rugged coastline of the Costa Brava, beautiful climbs and spectacular Catalan scenery. Two ride groups will be organised throughout the week and led by experienced (female) guides.

This guided tour welcomes female riders from any point in their cycling journey. Whether you’ve only been riding for a few months, or you’re no stranger to a hard day’s racing, this tour is the ideal option to discover new routes, heights and friends; there’s nothing like the fun, supportive nature of an all-female group for having a great time! 

Thanks to the professional guides and well-planned itinerary, all you have to think about is enjoying your ride. Each route has a high staff-guest ratio and your group will be joined by a support vehicle offering second to none assistance. Everything is taken care of so you can savour the ride of a lifetime. This is a flexible itinerary offering riders the opportunity to extend or shorten their ride depending on their fitness level.

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

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Support vehicle

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.

Views of 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.

Hotel Carlemany - epico accommodation

Luxury Accommodation

You will be staying in a beautiful 4-star hotel where the wonderful staff will make sure you have everything you need at all times, including secure bike storage and a fantastic breakfast.

Tour destination

CATALONIA - SPAIN

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

Luxury Accommodation

4* Hotel Carlemany

A luxury four-star hotel in the centre of town.

The Hotel Carlemany is a stylish hotel in the centre of Girona offering comfortable rooms, friendly staff and a dedicated bike storage room. We will be staying here for the duration of the tour. A delicious breakfast buffet is included with your stay to ensure you will be fuelled and ready for the day of riding.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

  • Distance Group 1
    47 km
  • Elevation Group 1
    500 m
  • Distance Group 2
    73 km
  • Elevation Group 2
    1400 m

Today, our two groups will go their separate ways on two different climbs. Group one will cycle to nearby Banyoles and its magnificent lake on a more or less flat ride, while Group 2 will head up the mighty Rocacorba and gain some impressive elevation. In the afternoon, there will be the option to take part in a presentation and discussion on nutrition for female athletes. Later on, we will have dinner at a local Catalan restaurant.

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 Airport

When best to arrive: The morning of the first day of the tour

Where the tour starts: Girona Old Town

Transfers: Group transfer to Girona from Barcelona Airport

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Barcelona El Prat Airport or Girona Airport

When best to depart: The afternoon of the final day of the tour (day 6)

Where the tour ends: Girona Old Town

Transfers: A transfer will leave for Barcelona at 10 am on the last day of the tour (day 6)

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Luxury Accommodation

    5 nights in a 4* hotel in a shared room with en-suite facilities. Single rooms are available as an additional extra.

  • All Meals

    Breakfast, ride nutrition, picnic lunches and four evening meals are included in the price of the tour.

  • Support vehicle
    Airport Transfers

    You will be fetched at the airport at the start of the tour and dropped off after the final stage of the tour.

  • Mont Ventoux, France - Support car
    Nutrition During Rides

    You'll be fuelled from start to finish with the on ride nutrition and snacks provided during the day.

  • Cyclists in Girona, Spain
    Guide & Support

    Throughout the tour you will have experienced guides riding with you as well as have a mechanic on standby should any issues arise.

  • girona-building
    Leisure Activities

    A ladies-only afternoon in Girona’s Roman Spa (included in the camp) and sign up to our free workshops on nutrition & physio (details to be confirmed one month ahead of the camp).

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.

  • Health & Travel 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
Road Bike Rental
From only €140 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.

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.

Basso-Astra-Disc - Eat Sleep Cycle
Basso Astra Disc

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

Extra
E-Bike Rental
Only €225 for the entire trip!

If you need a bit of a boost or would like to take on the tour at a bit more of a leisurely effort, then why not rent an e-bike for your tour?

Using an e-bike opens you up to new possibilities and can allow you to take on even more than you imagined. Also, if you are part of a group of varying abilities or you are coming back from a recent injury, an e-bike will allow you to enjoy the tour on the same level as everyone else. 

If you would like to rent an e-bike for your tour, please select this option at checkout.

Focus Paralane Road
Focus Paralane E-Bike

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • Single Room Upgrade

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €229 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.

  • 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. If you would like to arrange and extra night for either end of the tour, please get in touch with us.

  • Additional Airport Transfers

    Transportation that best suits your needs for you and your bike with our local providers can be arranged to ensure you get to and from the tour start and finish with ease. Transfers are available to book for an additional fee. If you would like to have a special transfer arranged or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Booking options

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Don't see the travel dates you want or have a special request, such as adding a non-rider, please contact us.

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Monday 8 May 2023
Saturday 13 May 2023
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