GIRONA & COSTA BRAVA

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2020 GIRONA & Costa Brava

REGION: Costa Brava (Spain)

TOUR DATES: 6 - 14 JUNE 2020

DURATION: 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

HOTELS: Girona (x3), Figueras (x3) & Cadaques (x2), 3-4 star hotels

INCLUDED:
Arrival & Departure transfers
8 nights accommodation (twin share)
8 breakfasts
4 dinners & 1 lunch with beer & wine provided
8 guided cycling stages fully supported
Food & drinks during cycling stages
Sierra Sports cycling jersey

PRICE: 3250 € p.p.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: 500 €

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
Carbon Road Bike Hire: 350 €

DAY ONE – Sat 6 June 2020
Barcelona to Girona, Spain


We will be available to meet you in the reception of Hotel Grums Barcelona at 9:30am. From Barcelona we drive 1hr to the outskirts of Girona which is undoubtedly one of Europe’s key cycling destinations. We will prepare the bikes and head out for an introductory ride through to our hotel for the next three nights.

Meals: Dinner included

Destinations: Girona

Ride: 50km cycling

Accommodation: Girona (Costa Brava)

DAY TWO – Sun 7 June 2020
Girona to Mediterranean


Today you will cycle a fantastic ride through the hills south of Girona towards the Mediterranean coastline. Today there are four climbs to contend with but they all range between 5-7km in length and 6% average grades. Those with some training in the legs will really enjoy today’s ride. In between all the climbing is a wonderful 10km stretch along the coast to Tossa de Mar which will be great fun before ducking back inland. 

Meals: Breakfast

Destinations: Tossa de Mar

Ride: 100km cycling

Accommodation: Girona (Costa Brava)

DAY THREE – Mon 8 June 2020
Els Angels Monastery


Riding from the hotel and you encounter some stunning scenery as you climb over the Les Gavarres mountain range twice. The road from Girona heads east and the first climb is up to the Els Angels Monastery. This is one of the most popular rides in the region and its 10km at 3% average gradient is the perfect way to get your legs going.

Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: Les Gavarres

Ride: 90km cycling

Accommodation: Girona (Costa Brava)

DAY FOUR – Tue 9 June 2020
Girona to Figueras


Today we change hotels and with this our base moves to the scenic landscapes directly adjacent to Figueras. Figueras is famous as Salvador Dali’s birthplace and later during the tour you will have time to visit a collection of his surreal artwork in Cadaques. Getting back to the cycling though and following breakfast the group will roll out of the hotel. The cycling on offer is best described as a transitional day where an early climb then follows a final 70km of flat riding through to our new hotel for the next three nights. 

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Figueras

Ride: 85km cycling

Accommodation: Figueras (Costa Brava)

DAY FIVE – Wed 10 June 2020
Two Climb Double


The most challenging day on the bike awaits. Cycling from the hotel and the climb up to Mar de Deu del Mont at 1085m altitude will be sure to impress. The 360° degree views from our favourite platform on the Costa Brava makes the energy expended well worth it. Mar de Deu del Mont is an 18km climb with an average gradient of 5%. After lunch though the final ‘Rocacorba’ challenge is waiting for those itching for more! This climb has become famous in recent years with professional riders using the climb for their specific hill interval sets. While the 13.5km is characterized by a 6% average grade it is the final 5km which are really tough and constantly maintain ramps hovering around double digit gradients!


Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: Lake Banyoles

Ride: 65km or 100km cycling

Accommodation: Figueras (Costa Brava)

DAY SIX – Thur 11 June 2020
Spanish & French Pyrenees


From Figueras there is a short 30min van transfer west to the edge of the Volcanica de la Garrotxa Natural Park. As the name suggests this is an area of extinct volcanoes which is a road cycling paradise. The cycling heads north in search of the Pyrenees. It is in this region that the mountains follow isolated back roads right up to the Spain/France border. Tomorrow we have designed an easier day for you all so here is your chance to put in a solid Pyrenean raid!

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Pyrenees

Ride: 100km cycling

Accommodation: Figueras (Costa Brava)

DAY SEVEN – Fri 12 June 2020
Cabo de Creus


Today we take a shorter recovery ride to the most eastern point on the Iberian Peninsula. The ride leaves the hotel and first stop is the beach at Playa de Garbet. A coffee stop is a given considering time is required to take in the wonderful sights of this protected small cove and its sparkling clear waters. From Cadaques things get really interesting as the road out to the lighthouse constantly dips and winds its way through an abrupt rocky landscape with constant coastal views. GoPro cameras ready?

Meals: Breakfast & lunch included

Destinations: Cabo de Creus

Ride: 60km cycling

Accommodation: Cadaques (Costa Brava)

DAY EIGHT – Sat 13 June 2020
Serra de Rodes mountains


Today's route includes three climbs which again all range between 5-8km in length. The climb though with the most prestige is Sant Pere de Rodes. For many we have saved the best for last because the arrival at the picturesque Benedictine Monastery with its curving roads and spectacular coastal views all combine to create a most memorable experience. The ‘Sant Pere’ climb begins from sea level and the views of the Mediterranean will follow you all the way to the very top!

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Sant Peres de Rodes

Ride: 75km cycling

Accommodation: Cadaques (Costa Brava)

DAY NINE – Sun 14 June 2020
Tour Farewell


Following breakfast we will transfer you to Barcelona Airport by 11:00am (2hr drive). A number of clients have spent additional days relaxing and enjoying all the wonders of Barcelona. We hope you have enjoyed your Costa Brava cycling experience!

Meals: Breakfast included

Girona & Costa Brava Cycling Tour

Find out why Girona and the Costa Brava region is considered by many as the place to be when it comes to road cycling. This cycling tour will find you zipping along the Mediterranean coast, crossing the interior mountains, visiting spectacular lakes and climbing up to some simply breathtaking lookout points.

During 2020 we start and finish our cycling tour in Barcelona but in between move through three different but equally stunning bases. The initial nights in Girona enjoy the buzzing cycling culture that is all around, followed by some relaxing nights in the scenic interior mountains before finishing things off with what can only be described as a gem of a coastal town!

This tour is perfect for cyclists who like to do shorter climbs but who equally enjoy undulating roads and flowing descents on smooth asphalted roads. We guarantee you a variety of picture perfect views from hilltop monasteries, small coastal coves and beaches and serpentine roads out to remote Mediterranean peninsulas!

Dates: 06-06-2020 to 14-06-2020

Tour price: 3250 € per person (twin share)

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