The tour for the real cycling enthusiast

In three days different types of climbs, spectacular descents with views of the coastline, flat areas, national parks, Pyrenees, Costa Brava, little traffic, medieval villages, mountain lakes, green hills, …. In these three stages you will see why so much professional cyclists choose Girona!

Highlights along the way

The first climb is the one to Santuari de la Mare de Déu dels ngels. Or the Els Angels climb. In about 11km you climb gently to the top where you can enjoy a beautiful view before you start the descent. The route then takes you to the coast with beautiful views.

Choose the short or the long distance. There is a route for every level.

Itinerary per day

There is a medio and a grande version where you cycle 85 km or 125 km per day respectively. Both distances start and end in the same accommodations. Only the way there is different.

Day 1 Arrival in Girona.

We will pick you up from Girona airport or station. During the check-in we do a: bike-fit, explanation about the route and give personal info so that you can leave tomorrow.

Day 2 from Girona to Calella de Palafrugell

Distance: 76 km & Elevation: 650 m
Through the forests of Les Gavarres you get to two friendly climbs where the pros also train a lot, after which you reach the coast and from there you cycle the last part along the coastline. There is also a short 61 km option.

Day 3 from Calella de Palafrugell to Cadaques

Distance: 96 km & Elevation: 1000 m
The first 65 km are flat and you cycle from one beautiful medieval village to the next. In the last 30 km you have two climbs in the Cap de Creus National Park, the first of 8 km and the second of 5 km with two incredibly 

Day 4 from Cadaques to Girona

Distance: 81 km & Elevation: 800 m
Because Cadaqués is located on a bay in the easternmost part of the Pyrenees, you start a 5 km climb directly from the hotel. Once at the top you get, after a few kilometers at altitude, a spectacular descent to Roses. You then go back to Girona via the training area of ​​the pros, where they prepare for the spring classics (= a kind of Ardenne/Limburg-like course).

Day 5 Departure

Depending on your return journey, you have the day to discover Girona. We will pick you up at your hotel on time for the transfer to Girona train station or airport

Day 1 Arrival in Girona.

We will pick you up from Girona airport or station. During the check-in we do a: bike-fit, explanation about the route and give personal info so that you can leave tomorrow.

Day 2 from Girona to Calella de Palafrugell

Distance: 116 km & Elevation: 1700 m
From Girona you cycle directly into the forests of Les Gavarres where you do two climbs of 11 and 6 km. Then, after an 8 km climb, which is already somewhat steeper, you arrive at the coast, where you cycle to the north via a beautiful coastline. 

Day 3 from Calella de Palafrugell to Cadaques

Distance: 114 km & Elevation: 1200 m
Most of this stage consists of “Spanish flat” or short hills in the Emporda region. You regularly cycle through beautiful medieval villages. At the very end you still get a 6 km climb and after a spectacular descent you arrive at the next stay.

Day 4 from Cadaques to Girona

Distance: 140 km & Elevation: 2400 m
From the hotel you immediately start a 5 km climb right through the Cap de Creus National Park and after a short descent to Port de la Selva you start a steep / strenuous 6 km climb to the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes. You then go back to Girona via the training area of ​​the pros, where they prepare for the spring classics (= a kind of Ardennes/Limburg-like course), and the Olympic Lake of Banyoles. There is also a long option of 135 km. 

Day 5 Departure

Depending on your return journey, you have the day to discover Girona. We will pick you up at your hotel on time for the transfer to Girona train station or airport

Tour information

The cycling holiday has been carefully composed so that it is fully equipped. But you can always add an upgrade to make it complete.

You’ll stay in nice and comfortable 3* or 4* hotels every night. Breakfast is also provided. All the hotels are selected on good quality and friendly staff. There’s a safe place to store the bikes overnight.

The trip includes transfers to and from Girona station or airport. On arrival we will be waiting for you and take you to the first hotel. While you enjoy the surroundings during the bike rides, we will bring your luggage to the next hotel. On the last day we will bring you back to your last hotel, the airport or station of Girona in time.

This package includes the rental of a Bianchi Sprint racing bike. The Bianchi Sprint is a comfortable bike for everyone, but you can always upgrade to the more aero bike from Bianchi de Aria. Please choose your preference when booking

On the first day, we will do a bike fit together with you so that the bike is perfectly tailored for you.

We have a long and a short route package for you. Depending on how long you want to cycle per day or how big you want to make the challenge, you can choose either medio or grande. Not sure which distance is best for you? We are happy to help you with this during the introduction on the first day.

In order to be able to cycle easily from hotel to hotel, the trip includes bicycle navigation. You can choose a Garmin cycling computer with the routes on it, a GPX package with the routes for your own navigation device or for navigation via Komoot so that you can navigate with your own phone.

If you unexpectedly need help along the way, we are there for you. We have a bus with which we can be on site quickly and often help you on the road quickly. On arrival you will receive a special emergency number to call.

To make your holiday completely unforgettable, you can opt for upgrades. If you want to spend a day at the beach, choose an extra day halfway through the tour. And to get to know the city of Girona even better. Opt for an extra day in Girona. During the extra day you can continue to use the bicycle.

Extra day surcharge:

Basic Hotels low season price*
Price Per Head € 50
Single Supplement € 25

Basic Hotels high season price*
Price Per Head € 65
Single Supplement € 35

Luxury Hotels low season price*
Price Per Head € 65
Single Supplement € 40

Luxury Hotels high season price*
Price Per Head € 75
Single Supplement € 50

Low season price*
Price Per Head € 650
Single Supplement € 350

High season price*
Price Per Head € 700
Single Supplement € 400

* High season prices apply for trips that start in the months of June, July and August or fall during the holidays. The price is based on a standard two person accommodation. When booking, you can choose an upgrade or opt for a single room. The trip is exclusive, Flights, Lunches, Dinners, Snacks and Travel insurance (+extra cover).

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“A challenging bike tour through a beautiful, varied environment. Good organization, excellent hotels, the luggage was always neatly brought and the bikes were of very good quality.”
Caspar Onvlee
Nederland