Girona Cycling Escape
£650.00 – £800.00
Departure dates 7 March 2019 | 21 March | 4 April | 11 April | 2 May | 9 May
Where? GIRONA Catalonia, Spain
Why? Girona is the place pros from around the world call home – and for good reason. The Pyrenees dominate the horizon and shape the contours to the north; to the east, gentler slopes fall into the beautiful Mediterranean. There are challenges to push you to your limits, or simply enjoy the stunning scenery, if you prefer. Spectacular views, thrilling climbs, Catalan cuisine and café culture: this is a unique cycling experience in the heart of Catalonia, taking you from twisting country roads to glittering seascapes. History-packed yet buzzing with energy, the Old Town of Girona is our base for four days of incredible cycling, cuisine and adventure, on roads we know better than any other…
See our short film below. Shot on Els Angels.
2 full days; 2 shorter rides.
| Els Àngels | Sant Hilari Sacalm | Mare de Déu del Mont
Distance 380km (40km – 140km each day)
Ascents 6,200m (750m – 3,000m each day)
Biggest challenge The beast that is Rocacorba or the beauty, Mare de Déu.
Best pay-off Spectacular views from the top; exhilarating descents.
Off-bike highs After a pedal-powered day, grab an espresso at cult café Espresso Mafia, then stroll Girona’s cobbled streets to pick up souvenirs at the boutiques studding the Old Town’s walls or just soak up the history of this Romanesque town. Massages await each night, should you wish, and some of Europe’s most exciting cuisine.
Rendezvous Barcelona airport Transfer time 1hr
Day 1 Settle into your hotel, meet your fellow riders, then head out for your first ride. A couple of hours’ warm-up, chalking up one of Girona’s La Vuelta climbs in Els Àngels straight away, riding through Les Gavarres hills.
Day 2 140km and over 2,000m over to the stunning coast road; back over Les Gavarres and Els Àngels from the other side.
Day 3 135km Staff favourite Sant Hilari/ Sasqueda. Beautiful ride out of town with views towards Massis de Montseny before the epic decent down to Osor and the draw dropping Sasqueda reservoir.
Day 4 A couple of hours before you fly out, on one of the best 40km rides you can imagine, lunch and leave with a smile.
Eat, drink, sleep
Each ride will start and finish in the historic walled city of Girona, from your stylish accommodation in the cobbled Old Town, so you only have to unpack once, then relax. With the world’s best-rated restaurant and many other bistros and cafés on your doorstep, there’s some of the finest food you could wish for, drawing on fresh local produce and Mediterranean cuisine. We’ll also visit our friends at cycling café La Fabrica Girona: owner Christian makes a mean coffee which will fuel us on our daily rides.
2019 DATES AND DETAILS UPCOMING
7 March 2019 | 21 March | 4 April | 11 April | 2 May | 9 May
(trips run with a minimum of 4 riders. We aim for an ideal of 4-10 for a great dynamic of group size and to meet new friends)
All accommodation and daily breakfast . Sommet will look after everything to do with the ride – guiding and riding with you, as well as taking care of your bike. Price based on shared rooms; a supplement of £150 is payable for single occupancy.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Lunches and evening meals, alcohol, personal insurance, mechanical spares, airport transfers.
Airport transfers can be arranged at approximately €180.00 each way Barcelona and €35 Girona. Contact us to arrange these for you.
Massages and rental bikes
We’ll meet you upon your arrival and settle into your home for the trip and meet your fellow riders while we build your bikes and get them ready for our first ride that afternoon.
On the rides, you’ll be accompanied by our inspiring professional guides; they’ll lead the way, sharing their local insight and expert knowledge .No stone is left unturned and you need not lift a finger – unless you want to!
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