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Catalonia Road Bike Tour - Catalonia Road Bike Tour Girona to the Sea – 8 Days

Experience the very best of the fantastic Road Riding that the Girona area has to offer and discover for yourself why so many Pro's choose Girona as their training base.

The rides are a fantastic mix of stunning coastal scenery, quiet and hilly inland roads, challenging climbs and buzzing descents that take you through undoubtedly some of the most picturesque scenery on the Costa Brava. The rides have been carefully selected to take you along high quality secondary roads that reduce your exposure to traffic – even during the busier times of the year.

The accommodation for this tour is staying in three very different and exciting locations. The tour starts in the medieval city centre of Girona city where you will spend the first two nights of your tour. After riding two of the many great rides that the 'Professionals' train on you cycle to the Mediterranean Sea which is your base for the next two nights, where you will experience some of the most stunning coastal riding available pretty much anywhere.

The final destination of the tour is staying in one of the timeless 'medieval villages' of the Baix Emporda region in a beautifully restored 4 star hotel. From your base here you will ride some of the classic rides of the 'Les Gavarres' range.



Highlights:

1. Exploring the Medieval City of Girona

2. Riding the routes that the professionals train on

3. Cycling along high quality, secondary country roads with very little traffic

4. Riding 'out and back' from your hotel without requiring transfers to your riding routes

5. The rolling hills of the Girona plains

6. Stunning Mediterranean coastal routes

7. Medieval villages of the Costa Brava

8. Very challenging climbs and descents through the 'Les Gavarres' pine and cork forests protected area

9. A perfect Road Riding tour for your pre-season training program



Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Individual arrival to Girona.

Overnight in Girona.

Day 2: Girona Warm up ride (25 miles/40 km)

A fantastic way to warm up and get accustomed to the un-crowded and beautiful riding that the Girona area offers. This ride is about 40 km in length and offers the opportunity to experience some of the beautiful and tranquil Girona countryside as you cycle along.

Overnight in Girona.

Day 3: Girona Loop (50 miles/80 km)

This is one of the great Girona road rides with some of the most spectacular scenery on offer in the whole of the Girona area. There is plenty of time to set your rhythm with some quality climbing and buzzing descents that just seem to go on and on. This ride will clearly explain why so many professional riders choose Girona as their winter training base!

Overnight in Girona.

Day 4: Girona to the Mediterranean Sea (31 miles/50 km)

Today we leave Girona heading for the coast. We cycle through the rolling Girona countryside before heading towards the coast for our first good climb up and over the coastal L'Ardenya range. Once at the coast we join the famous Tossa de Mar road that was part of the '2009 Tour de France' stage from Girona to Barcelona. We follow the beautiful coastal road as it hugs the sea towards Sant Feliu de Guixols where we are based for the next two nights.

Overnight in Sant Feliu de Guixols.

Day 5: Tossa de Mar return alongside the Mditerranean Sea (31 miles/50 km)

This ride is just over 31 miles/50 km in length riding along the famous Tossa de Mar coastal road that was part of the '2009 Tour de France' stage from Girona to Barcelona. The turn around point is the seaside town of Tossa de Mar with its stunning Citadel overlooking the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea – a great place to have a coffee before returning back to Sant Feliu de Guixols.

Overnight in Sant Feliu de Guixols.

Day 6: Medieval Villages (31 miles/50 km)

Today we head out on a beautiful and more relaxing ride that takes us through the plains of the Baix Emporda, stopping off at the timeless medieval villages that are dotted throughout this area. We then make our way to our final beautifully restored 4 star hotel in one of the most charming medieval villages of the area.

Overnight in Monells.

Day 7: Medieval Vllages 2 (40 miles/65 km)

We finish our week of riding exploring more of the pretty Medieval Villages of the Baix Emporda region with a visit to the beautiful hilltop village of Begur as our turn around point with stunning views to the sea and mountains from the castle.

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to Girona rail station included.



Package Inclusion:

• 7 overnight stays in double room

• 6 bike packets, strengthened and protein content snack with bananas and sandwiches

• A skilled bike guide for 6 loops

• Maps and information material

• Safe storage for your bike at the hotel

• Workstand tool bench for basic maintenance

• Isotonic drink or water for your ride

• Washing and cleaning area for bikes

• Daily laundry service for your cycle clothing

• Bicycle recovery assistance in case of breakdown

• Internet Wi-Fi

• Car parking

Package Exclusion:

• GST (Government Sales Tax)

• Lunch

• Tips & Gratitude

• Alcohol

Note:

Bike Rentals:

Bikes available on this tour, and included in the tour cost (reserved in advance at the time of booking):

The Canyon Roadlite 6.0, weighing 8.1 kgs and equipped with a Canyon Carbon fibre fork, Shimano 105 triple chainset and a mix of Shimano Ultegra and 105 groupsets.

Road bikes come equipped with:
• Helmet

• Pump

• Repair kit

• Multi tool

• Spare tubes

• Lock

• 2 Water bottles (750ml each)

• 1 Garmin Edge 800 GPS Unit for the group

• Map holde



Pedals:

Our road bikes do not come equipped with pedals. Bikes can be fitted with clients' pedals during the bike setup. Of if clients do not want to bring their own pedals, the bikes can be fitted with standard flat pedals (without a cage) or Shimano mountain bike SPD style pedals. If you choose to have your bike fitted with the SPD pedals, you will need to bring your own cycling shoes with cleats. It is your responsibility to ensure that your cleats will fit these mountain bike style SPD pedals.

Helmets:

Helmets are included with the bike rentals. We recommend, for safety and hygiene reasons, that you bring your own helmet.

Inclusions:
Stay ,Transfer,Sightseeings and Meals as per the above Itineraries.

Exclusions:
Airfares,Visa and Government Service Tax.