Girona

$3,590.00 (5% GST not yet added)

May 1 – 10, 2020
A couple of hours outside of Barcelona, Girona has grown from a little-known town pro cyclists used as a training base, to a full-blown hotbed of European cycling. Our 8-night, 9-day package delivers you the very best rides Girona has to offer, from stunning coastal rides to epic mountain climbs, all from our luxury apartments located in the centre of Girona’s cultural, gastronomic, and cycling scene.

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On the same day you could see over 100 cyclists climbing Mallorca’s alluring Sa Calobra, you’d be lucky see four riders on Girona’s testpiece, Rocacorba. With the absence of crowds of tourists, Girona maintains a true originality and old-world charm that many other cycling destinations have surrendered to the mighty tourist dollar. This is a city that fiercely clings to it’s Basque traditions and culture, much to the benefit of visitors.
Sipping coffee with locals, strolling polished cobblestone streets, and riding quiet, endlessly rolling perfect ribbons of asphalt characterize the Girona experience. There’s a reason that many pro cyclists chose to retire to Girona. In fact, there are many. Let us show you some.

Are you ready for the ride of your life?


Trip Highlights:

  • Ride the coastline of the Costa Brava, connecting medieval towns with stunning seaside roads. 
  • Enjoy Girona’s best breakfast at La Fabrica, owned by Canadian ex-pro Christian Meier. 
  • Have one of the best days of your life riding the incomparable Rupit Loop. 
  • Climb to the Santuari dels Angels where Salvadori Dali was married to enjoy a coffee and the 360 view of Girona below. 
  • Indulge in the local delicacy of la paperina with a crisp glass of cava at one of Girona’s many fantastic restaurants.
  • Test yourself on the incredible climbs of Lliruona, Mare de deu del Mont, and Rocacorba.
  • Spend a rest day getting lost in the culture, cuisine, and chaos of vibrant and colorful Girona or spend a day at the beach, relaxing under the Mediterranean sun

Our Price Includes:

  • 8 nights accommodation at a luxury apartment in the centre of Girona’s vibrant social centre
  • 6 full-day rides (plus 1 optional ride) led by professional Magic Places on-course riding guide
  • All breakfasts, lunches and non-alchololic refreshments during the rides; 
  • All bike, luggage and personal transfers during the tour 
  • 1 set of Magic Places professional-grade cycling bibs and jersey 
  • All airport transfers to and from Barcelona airport
  • Our friendly and attentive customer service

Optional Services Include:

  • Rental Bike: Carbon race bike w/ Shimano Ultegra components for $450;
  • Single Occupancy room supplement for $750;

Dates:

May 1 – 10, 2020

Trip Specific FAQ

 

What does a typical day look like?
7:30am to 9:00am – Breakfast at one of our preferred cafes in old town Girona.
9:30am – Ride departure
12:00 – 1:00pm – Lunch stop enroute at our favourite cafes / restaurants.
2:00 – 5:00pm – Return to your suite mid-afternoon: enjoy a post-ride drink in the vibrant Placa d’Indepencia or take the afternoon to explore the narrow cobbles streets of beautiful Girona.
8:00  Dinner at one of the many top-notch restaurants that Girona boasts.  Our guides will arrange for a table or if you wish to venture off on your own, they can give you some great suggestions.

Where do I fly in and out of?
Barcelona International airport is a 45 min shuttle from Girona and we provide transportation to and from the airport.

What is the terrain like?
Girona offers an incredible diversity of terrain, from rolling coastal rides that wind through ancient villages and flat rides through meandering valleys, to serious climbing routes up into the Pyrenees mountains.  Our guides will offer you multiple options each day so you’ll be in your comfort zone on each ride.

What are the hotels like?
Our accommodations are located in the heart of Girona’s old city, surrounded by narrow cobbled streets with great cafes, restaurants, and shops all within walking distance.  We have wonderfully modern apartments situated directly above a coffee roastery, so you awake each morning to the smell of fresh roasting coffee. Want a cup? Simply walk down stairs to the adjacent Espresso Mafia for a cup of Girona’s finest brew.

For General FAQs Click HERE 

 

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