Girona, Spain / Costa Brava Bike Tour

   
 

Girona, Spain / Costa Brava Bike Tour

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9 months ago

DURATION

6 Days/5 Nights

SEASON

April To October

RATES

USD 3,190.00 per person

EXPIRES

Dec 31, 2016
Girona, Spain / Costa Brava Bike Tour
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There’s a reason why so many pro cyclists call Girona their home when they are not racing. Situated roughly half-way between the French border and Barcelona, Girona is perhaps THE cycling epicenter of Catalonia. Blessed with numerous sunny days, quiet mountain roads and the Mediterranean only a short distance away, it is the perfect base to explore all this amazing region has to offer.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

Price based on double occupancy. Additional Services: Single Supplement, Bicycle Rental. Price does not include: transportation to and from trip (i.e airfare) or bike rental.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Warm-Up Loop
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

We’ll pick you up in Barcelona and then shuttle north to Girona. There will be time to assemble your bikes, have a light lunch and discuss the week ahead, before we head out for an afternoon ride in the surrounding countryside. Today’s ride is a chance to loosen up the legs, meet your fellow travelers and make sure your bike is ready for the week ahead. This evening, we’ll have a welcome cocktail and group dinner. Ride: approximately 40 km (24 miles) with 479 m (1572 feet) of climbing.

Day 2: Sant Hilari Loop
Sant Hilari Sacalm, Catalonia, Spain

Our first full day of cycling includes a classic and challenging route, the Sant Hilari Loop. We’ll pedal westward out of town, passing through several small villages before tackling the climb up to Sant Hilari and beyond. There’s an additional 6km effort for those who want the challenge, before we begin our descent back towards Girona. Beautiful terrain on small roads. Tonight’s meal will be in town, together as a group. Ride: 121 km (75 miles) with 1512 m (4961 feet) of climbing.

Day 3: Olot Loop
Olot, Catalonia, Spain

Our longest day of cycling awaits you today. We’ll start our ride by gently climbing northward toward the foot of the Pyrenees and the Garrotxa mountains. Near the town of Olot we’ll turn eastward and cycle through the Zona Volcànica de Garrotxa, an area of extinct volcanoes. On our descent, riders have the choice of testing their legs on the Rocacorba. Dinner will be as a group. Ride: 131 km (82 miles) with 1230 m (4035 feet) of climbing.

Day 4: Girona Loop
Girona, Catalonia, Spain

After yesterday’s longer effort, today’s cycling route will be on the shorter side, allowing you plenty of free time to explore Girona in greater depth, have a leisurely lunch, shop or perhaps indulge in a customary siesta. The ride will consist of a loop to the east of town on small, rolling roads through medieval villages. It’s also an excellent day to take a cafe break while out on the route and soak up some of the local culture. Dinner will be on your own tonight at a restaurant of your choosing. Ride: 74 km (46 miles) with 650 m (2133 feet) of climbing.

Day 5: Costa Brava Loop
Costa Brava, Catalonia, Spain

The Mediterranean or bust! Today we’ll cycling southward toward the fortified seaside village of Tossa de Mar, before rolling north along the Mediterranean Sea. This is the Costa Brava, perhaps at its most picturesque: the sea on your right, mountains on your left. While most of the day is mildly rolling, you will be put to the test as we re-approach Girona. The Els Angels climb tops out at 7% over its roughly 5km. Ride: 119 km (74 miles) with 1199 m (3934 feet) of climbing.

Day 6: Adéu
Girona, Catalonia, Spain

One last Catalan breakfast together before shuttling back to Barcelona to say “adéu” (goodbye).

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • All Accommodations
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Transfer to/from Barcelona at trip start/end
  • GPS bike units for each guest to use during trip
  • Accompanied route support every day with van support
  • Snacks (energy bars, fruit, etc.) and drinks (hydration mixes, water, etc.) provided every day
  • Experienced bilingual tour leader(s)
  • Secure bike storage
  • Wine or beer with group dinners
  • In Situ bike jersey

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