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Girona Luxury Cycling Retreat

7 days | 2000€ | Spain

All inclusive luxury retreat in a Catalan cycling Mecca - Girona. Get a taste of local routes and culture and figure out why so many pros choose to live and to ride here.

Distance
700 km

Gain
10 000 m

Temp
20°C

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Overview

Distance

700 km

Gain

10 000 m

Temperature

20

31-70

Moderate to hard

Riding in the cycling paradise

It is no coincidence that Girona has become a cycling mecca – with some of the most beautiful diverse roads to ride on in the world. With our local guides, we have designed an itinerary that gives you a different flavour of the Catalan landscape every single day, whether that is a ascent of one of Girona’s mountains, an undulating day cruising through lush vineyards, hugging the wild coastline of the Costa Brava or rolling into enchanting cobble stoned ancient villages. We know Girona’s best routes & hidden secrets, the best coffee stop for your cortado, the local restaurant serving the best fresh regional cuisine or the wineries to visit that have their wines on the menu at 3 star Michelin restaurants.

We want to take care of everything – so you can just focus on riding, eating and sharing this unique experience with your fellow riders.

The recipe is very simple – riding through idyllic landscape, camaraderie, relaxation and a generous sampling of some of the best food and wine in the world…… what more does anyone need?

You only need to ride; everything else is being though of

Destination

Girona - Catalonia (SPAIN)

What makes Girona area outstanding first of all is it’s variety of terrain and incredibly diverse scenery. To the North Pyrenees set the scene - by allowing you to find just any type of climb you are looking for without needing to go many miles of just approaching the climb. Same time, you can still reach out to the East and find yourself on famous Mediterranian gem which is Costa Brava - stretch of coast ripped with calas or small bays and rocks hanging above the blue sea. It boasts maybe the best coastal stretch of cyclable road there is, with almost no traffic. Besides that, just in every other direction you will find some rolling hills, lakes and towns all ties together in endless network of empty secondary roads network that is maintained in excellent condition.

Weather

Catalonia boasts moderate Mediterranean climate which is best enjoyed in spring and autumn. North of Catalonia where Girona is situated has evident influence of Pyrenees which can bring some coolness and rainy weather. Closer to the sea, Costa Brava enjoys more sunshine. In the spring and autumn temperatures tend to be in the range of 18-22°C, making it a comfortable conditions to ride in.

Terrain

Catalonia is a mountainous land in general, and Girona area is no exception. On the contrary the overhanging Pyrenees that are only 30 km from here set the scene. The area is sometimes call pre-Pyrenees, which means lots of hills and some of them really high. In fact Girona offers top notch climbing opportunities, and some routes are famed by the pros who train there and by some grand tours that passed through those roads.

Culture

About 100 kilometres from Barcelona, this charming town in the northeast of Catalonia offers a comprehensive tourism agenda without the typical headaches of other popular destinations. Unlike more crowded holiday spots, Girona exudes tranquillity. Here, you can forget about long lines, the hustle of mass tourism and crowds of selfie-stick waving foreigners.

41.9794° N, 2.8214° E

There's even more to discover on your trip.

Meet Your guide

Michael Chipchase

Michael spent the first years of his life in Girona and later living and working there in his early 20s. Girona was somewhere where the family came every year when he was a child, so it always felt like home. After a career in finance in both London and NY – he never shook the Girona bug and always knew that it would be the place he would end up.

What’s included in your trip

Hotel

6 night in luxury local style villa

Guides

Professional guides will make you feel like a local

Fully supported rides

Support car is always there to help you out or just if you need that gilet on the descent

Daily bike cleaning and maintenance

Full peace of mind for your bike on a daily basis

What's not included.

Flight

Please book your flight yourself

Bike rental

Bring yours or rent out here separately

Insurance

Make sure you are fully covered for the trip

What you'll need on your trip.

  • Road bicycle - in perfect condition and technically checked (unless you plan to rent one)
  • Clothing: jersey, bib shorts, gilet, base layer, socks, gloves (make sure to have enough change for the entire trip)
  • Clothing for lower temperatures: leg and arm warmers, warm base layer
  • Equipment: helmet, glasses, shoes with cleats
  • Casual clothing: make sure you are dress up adequately for after the bike
  • Bike kit: Allen key and a spare tube
Kit guide

Trip dates

September 21 2020

One rider, all inclusive with single accommodation

2222€

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