The Classic Pyrenees Experience

Girona, Spain

GV
Jul 17 - 23, 2022
Group size: 6 - 10
The Classic Pyrenees Experience
Girona, Spain


$NaN
Jul 17 - 23, 2022
Group size: 6 - 10

About this trip

This is an experience that offers you a chance to ride the legendary Pyrenean peaks that have graced the Tour De France for more than a century. This is without a doubt a mammoth challenge that will test your physical and mental limits, but naturally the rewards after a day ascending these giants always outweigh the effort

This epic ‘point to point’ journey takes us through the Pyrenees mountains all the way to the golden sands of the beautiful seaside city of San Sebastian. The diversity of landscapes you will encounter along the way is truly striking - from tiny Pyrenean villages huddled onto ancient rock, vast sweeping valleys, towering mountain tops to the rugged beguiling beauty of the Basque country. But the over-riding take-away from these trips is the genuine camaraderie with fellow riders. Once you’ve been through these shared experiences of Elation, Suffering, Awe and ultimately Triumph - you truly establish a special bond with your cycling compadres. We personally believe the highlights are the post ride evenings sitting around the dinner table, enjoying great local hearty food & wine and replaying the day’s events with a healthy dose of chatter and humour… there is inevitably always lots of laughter.

The Girona Velo Pyrenees Classic Experiences is all about immersing ourselves in every aspect this region has to offer. Aside from these folkloric TdF summits, that could also be the seemingly small details that make the difference - a bidon top up at an iconic french water fountain in a quaint mountain village, a moment to briefly rest at a mountain summit and converse with a shepherd, a spontaneous stop at a village market to sample some Cabecou goats cheese with a hunk of prune bread, or rolling into a classic French cobbled-stoned village square for a well deserved coffee stop. These moments are never the same, but they always make a trip something really special.

It is no surprise that the Pyrenees has such an appeal for cyclists - with some of the most challenging summits and beautiful landscapes to ride among in the world. With our guides, we have designed an itinerary that gives you the very best of the Pyrenees; not just the classic TDF giants like the Col du Tourmalet but also some of the lesser known hidden gems that give you the complete Pyrenean experience.

Allow us take care of everything - so you can just focus on riding, eating hearty Pyrenean food and sharing this unique experience with your fellow riders.
The recipe is very simple - riding through idyllic mountainous landscapes with like minded friends, quality ride support & attention, and a generous sampling of the best local food and wine...... what more does anyone need?


What’s included

  • Accommodation
    6 nights Luxury accommodation
  • Food & Drink
    All Food & Drink
  • Road Snacks
    Energy drinks, Snacks & Recovery shakes
  • Support
    Full Supported vehicles with mechanic
  • Laundry
    Alternate day Bike kit Laundry Service
  • Spa
    3 Spa entry sessions
  • Bike Rental
    Additional cost $300
  • Single Room Occupancy
    Additional cost $550
  • BCN Airport Transfer
    Additional cost $180

Available options

Single room Occupancy
$550
Bike Rental
$300
Airport Transfer
$180

Itinerary

Day 1 - July 17
Girona - Arrival Day

Benvinguts a Girona! 

Once we have shown you to your luxury hotel - let's get those travel legs stretched out, on a classic Girona coffee ride. Once you have showered and freshened up we will head out to Girona old town for some delicious local Catalan dinner.

Your Organizer


GV
Girona Velo
An experience that goes beyond cycling - an authentic journey that explores the roads, restaurants, mountains & more. A perfect balance that allows you to push yourself as hard as you choose but also a chance to relax, and soak up the stunning vistas of the regions. For us it’s all in the detail & care - from the moment you are collected at the airport, you will be looked after by us with meticulous care throughout the entire journey - from the daily cleaned and serviced bike, the fully equipped support vehicle & freshly laundered kit.