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CATALONIA - SPAIN

Costa Brava Road Cycling – Self Guided Tour 🇪🇸

5 days | Self-Guided |

Sunny weather and challenging, yet quiet, sweeping roads. This is our most refreshing self-guided tour that takes you through the gorgeous picturesque Med coast, soaking up the iconic vibes of Girona.

Distance
340 km

Gain
5,213 m

Road
Road

Temp
22°C

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Overview

Overview

THERE ISN'T ANYTHING LIKE THE COSTA BRAVA

Flying in:

Girona

Start point:

Girona

Flying out:

Girona

End point:

Girona

The sunniest and most refreshing tour available this year! Our Self-Guided Costa Brava Road Cycling Tour takes you through the southern region of this fantastic region. Discover, at your own pace, the most emblematic coastal landscapes and places in the province of Girona, Northern Catalonia’s classic cycling capital.

Starting and finishing in the beautiful city of Girona, home to multiple professional cycling teams and pro riders. On this tour, you’ll pass through beautiful fishing towns, sandy beaches, and medieval villages all while challenging yourself to world-famous cycling routes.

This 5-day tour takes on 4-stages and is for brave cyclists. Book now, customise your trip to suit you, and experience these rugged landscapes and winding roads! A minimum of 4 people is required for this epic self-guided cycling tour. Contact us directly for more information and to check date availability.

Highlights of your trip

DAILY LUGGAGE TRANSFERS

The team will transfer your luggage each day, from hotel to hotel, so you can get on with your cycling. We organise bike transfers on the first and last day for you and the digital travel guide is there for everything in between.

EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE

We are getting you to one of the world's greatest cycling spots. Excellent empty roads, jaw-dropping beauty and vibrant Catalan culture is a recipe for an outstanding riding holiday. Prepare for an experience of a lifetime.

CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION

Choose your level of hotels to customise your trip to match your budget. Each hotel is carefully selected in dreamy locations. You'll feel well rested after each day in the saddle throughout your trip.

Destination

Destination

Costa Brava - Catalonia

Stretching north from Barcelona to the Spanish–French border, Costa Brava's rugged coast is undoubtedly the most beautiful of Spain's three main coastal holiday destinations. Cyclist's satisfaction levels here are unparalleled. Both the beauty and the quality of the ride are top-notch. There are a few stretches of the coastal roads that go straight to must-do lists. And still, you can get away from the cars and crowds. Costa Brava manages to keep the vibe of small fisherman's villages with some seriously good restaurants and stays.

Weather

Costa Brava offers lots of the warm Spanish sun. North of the peninsula, you'll get fresher rides during the spring and autumn months. Make sure you grab your gilet for some wind and rain protection for those unlucky days and bring sun cream for the rest.

Terrain

Costa Brava means 'wild' in Spanish – says a lot already. It's a highly rocky and mountainous terrain that offers some high-quality and diverse riding. You'll be able to see some decent mountain passes and climbs while also finding some pack riding on the winding, limited, flat sections.

Culture

Boasting a relatively unspoiled version of Catalan culture, this area has its own distinctive features that include small fisherman's villages and some seriously good food such as famous anchovies. There are some total gems to visit, like Cadaqués – the birthplace of Salvador Dalí.

42.2755° N, 3.0176° E

Discover more about the rides you'll be conquering

Accommodation

Accommodation

Explorer Level

Budget accommodation without compromising on quality

The Explorer Level is the most budget accommodation choice.

All our hotels are certified bike-friendly accommodations and offer cycling facilities, such as secure bike garage storage, early morning breakfast service, and common bicycle repair tools.

Accommodation

Comfort Level

Upscale 4* hotels where you can relax and enjoy all the comforts

The Comfort Level is the mid-range accommodation choice.

All our hotels are certified bike-friendly accommodations and offer cycling facilities, such as secure bike garage storage, early morning breakfast service, and common bicycle repair tools.

Accommodation

Luxury Level

The best hotels with premium facilities and top locations

The Luxury Level* is the premium accommodation choice.

All our hotels are certified bike-friendly accommodations and offer cycling facilities, such as secure bike garage storage, early morning breakfast service, and common bicycle repair tools.

*Only available from March to November.

Program

Program

DAY 1

Welcome and gear set up

Distance

30 km

Altitude gain

450 m

Distance

30 km

Altitude gain

450 m

Welcome to Girona, Catalonia’s cycling capital!

The first destination of the trip is the marvellous city of Girona, a major city and pro-cycling hub near Costa Brava.

Check in to your accommodation then grab your bike to start riding straight away. Enjoy the rest of your time ascending Els Àngels, the most iconic climb in Girona, or explore the city. Don’t miss the opportunity to stroll around its historic quarter or share your passion for bikes while enjoying a coffee in one of the numerous cycling cafes.

Ride Details
30 km, +450 m
Depending on your arrival time, we suggest you take a short ride to Els Àngels, the most iconic climb in Girona, before visiting the city.

Overnight Town
Girona
This city has established a perfect balance between history, leisure, gastronomy, and cycling culture. Girona is bubbling and alive!

Included Climbs
Els Àngels (from Girona) 

11 km, 3.66% av. gradient

Accommodation Possibilities 
Explorer – DoubleTree by Hilton
Comfort – Ciutat de Girona Hotel
Luxury – Nord 1901 Hotel

DAY 2

Stage 1 – From Girona to the sea

Distance

82 km

Altitude gain

1319 m

Distance

82 km

Altitude gain

1319 m

DAY 3

Stage 2 – Classic climbs of the Costa Brava

Distance

92 km

Altitude gain

1516 m

Distance

92 km

Altitude gain

1516 m

DAY 4

Stage 3 – The coastline of the Costa Brava

Distance

87 km

Altitude gain

1290 m

Distance

87 km

Altitude gain

1290 m

DAY 5

Stage 4 – The medieval villages

Distance

79 km

Altitude gain

1088 km

Distance

79 km

Altitude gain

1088 km

Essentials

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: Barcelona or Girona

When best to fly in: in the morning or early afternoon on the first day of the self-guided tour (before 14:00)

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are extra for an additional fee which can be added to your trip at booking

Flying out

Fly out airport: Barcelona or Girona

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

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are extra for an additional fee which can be added to your trip at booking

What’s included in your trip

Choice of Accommodation

Standard accommodation is a shared room with another rider in your group (if applicable)

Digital Guide

Turn by turn navigation throughout the entire trip

Daily Luggage Transfer

Support vehicles will transport your luggage on to the next hotel, so you only have to carry your essentials

Experienced Mechanic

Mechanical service in case of breakdowns (does not include spare parts in customer bicycle repairs)

Health Insurance

Medical sport accident insurance covering any cost up to €6000 is included on this trip

Extra

Bike rental

Only €275 for the entire trip

High quality carbon bikes or modern e-bikes are available for rental from €275 for the tour duration as not always is getting your own gear to another country suitable for you. To make sure you get the maximum from your tour, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of kit.

Tailored to your body size and in perfect technical condition. You can select this option when you proceed to checkout. Price includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service and components.

Canyon CF Rental Bike (Shimano SPD)

Made fit for you and in perfect condition

More things to maximise your trip

EXTRA

Hotel Upgrade

Starting from €110

Upgrade your hotel to the mid-range Comfort Level or premium Luxury Level. Prices vary depending on the season of your trip and your accommodation choice. Price per person.

EXTRA

Return airport transfers

Starting from €60

Add on your airport transfers from Girona for €60 or Barcelona for €240. Prices are based on groups of 4+ and are per person.

EXTRA

Half Board Meal Add-On

Starting from €120

Include breakfast and dinner throughout your trip for an additional €120 per person (€240 if you choose the Luxury Level accommodations).

What's not included.

Flights

The best airport to fly to is Barcelona or Girona. We will then organise for you and your bike. If you have any questions on how to best organise your flights, contact us for more information.

Meals

Unless you add them on, meals are not included during this self-guided trip.

Transfers

Airport pick up and drop off can be arranged. Let us know if you want to add this on to your booking.

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