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Girona Training Camp

4th May - 11th May

£1195
Girona (Gerona) Road Cycling Camp in Europe

Many pro-cyclists live in Girona and use it as a cycle training base due to its climate, varied terrain and excellent road quality. 

In May 2024, Alpine Cadence will return to the Girona area for a another week of epic riding. 

Daily rides will include beautiful coastal riding along the Mediterranean, challenging climbs like the infamous Rocacorba and rides through the volcanic area of the Garrotxa.

Although riding is always the priority on our trips, Girona is a gastronomic and cultural delight. Riders will have plenty of time to enjoy this vibrant and exciting town.

We’ll help organise different restaurants for you each evening so that the food is as much to look forward to as the road cycling.

Our hotel in the old town of Girona will provide an atmospheric start and finish point for our daily adventures.

New for 2024!  For the first night of this camp we’ll stay in the gorgeous seaside town of Calella de Palafrugell before riding to Girona to spend the rest of the camp.

Cycling in Girona, the schedule

Saturday May 4

Arrival day – we pick up from Girona airport or Barcelona airport.

  • Girona Airport is 45 minutes (airport transfer included).
  • Barcelona Airport is 90 minutes (small additional cost).

We can collect you and get you settled into the hotel in Calella de Palafrugell. 

There will be an opportunity for a guided, coastal warm up ride on the Saturday afternoon.

Sunday May 5

Day one of the camp will take us along the stunning Costa Brava coast before heading inland to complete the ride in the centre of Girona where we’ll check into to our central hotel that we’ll stay in for the next 6 nights.

Monday May 6 – Friday May 10

Over the next five days, we’ll ride a selection of loops from Girona that will be between 100km and 150km in length. 

There will be significant climbs each day, although much of the riding will be on flat and rolling terrain too.

There will be vehicle support for our rides each day except for the rest/recovery day

That day will most likely in the middle of the week, and will be considerably easier/shorter to allow some recovery.

Rides will generally begin at around 9.00; there will be a coffee/light lunch stop every day.

We aim to complete rides by mid-afternoon to allow recovery and relaxing time. 

Each evening there will be an informal lecture/briefing session where there will be an opportunity to pick the brains of your coach and guide. We also go over the route for the next day.

Riding highlights of the Girona Training Camp includes the following:

  • the incredible coastal section between St Feliu de Guixols and Tossa de Mar, 
  • the classic local climbs of Rocacorba and Els Angels, 
  • the magnificent climb to Mare de Deu del Mont  
  • the stunning promontory on which sits El Sanctuari del Far.

 

Saturday, May 11th

Departure day.

We’ll take you and your bike to Girona airport or Barcelona airport for flights departing midday or later.

Alpine Cadence Club Championships

For 2024 we’ll again be adding a bit of spice and fun into our week in Girona by integrating a friendly and inclusive ‘Club Championships’ into the week. 

There will be three carefully chosen Strava segments that will be part of our usual rides, the results from these segments will contribute to overall winners for men, ladies and age categories. 

The whole idea of this is to add a bit of fun and competition without compromising or adapting the existing format. 

We anticipate some riders relishing the chance to go for it a bit and push themselves and others being quite content to ride the route without any pressure to perform. 

Who will enjoy this trip?

This trip will suit a wide range of riders. 

Riding comfortably in a group environment will be beneficial. There will be a considerable amount of cycling in groups outside of the more significant climbs.  

Number permitting, we will run two groups for different levels. Both groups will benefit from vehicle support.

The Girona Cycle Camp is a trip that will suit non-cycling partners too. There is a lot to see and do in the area.

Contact us to find a price for a non-rider on this trip.

What we include

  • 7 nights bed and breakfast, twin share accommodation in cycle-friendly 3 and 4 star hotels in Callella and Girona 
  • Single occupancy is available at extra cost.
  • Transfers to and from Girona Airport (Barcelona Airport transfers available at small extra cost).
  • Six guided rides.
  • Full vehicle support is for five days.
  • Informal evening lectures from a qualified coach.

What we don’t include

  • Travel insurance.
  • Drinks, snacks and evening meals.
  • Flights to and from Girona/Barcelona.

Contact us to learn more or to book. 

IMPORTANT

We include transfers to and from Girona airport in the package. We are flexible on pick-up times. 

Barcelona airport collection is possible at a small additional cost. 

Please contact us before booking any flights so that we can confirm that we’ll be able to collect and drop you off promptly.

Can’t make the whole week?

Let us know if you’d like to join us for part of the ride.

Usually, we can accommodate riders to join us for shorter trips or those who would like to arrive/depart on different days.

Girona has great transports links making it easy to join us midway through a trip.

The Volta Catalunya cycling trip immediately follows this Girona Camp. 

You could join us mid-week for the Girona Camp and enjoy a few days in Girona before embarking on the Volta. 

Details

Start:
4th May
End:
11th May
Cost:
£1195
Event Category:

Organiser

Alpine Cadence
Phone:
0033 687375164
Email:
info@alpinecadence.co.uk

Venue

Girona (Gerona):
Girona, Catalonia Spain + Google Map