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Girona (Gerona) road cycling camp
29th April - 6th May£1195
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 April 2023, 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.
Cycling in Girona, the schedule
Saturday, April 29
Arrival day – we pick up from Girona airport or Barcelona airport.
- Girona Airport is 15 minutes (airport transfer included).
- Barcelona is just over an hour away (small additional cost).
We can collect you and get you settled into the hotel in the centre of Girona.
Six days of road cycling
Over the next six 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.
Five of the days will have full vehicle support.
One of the days, most likely in the middle of the week, will be considerably easier/shorter to allow some recovery during the week.
Rides will generally begin at around 9.00; there will be a coffee/snack stop.
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.
The Girona road cycling tour will include
- 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 and
- the stunning promontory on which sits El Sanctuari del Far.
Alpine Cadence Club Championships
For 2023 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.
We anticipate this extra element being a fun addition to the week.
Saturday, May 6th
Alpine Cadence takes you and your bike to Girona airport or Barcelona airport for flights departing midday or later.
Who will enjoy this trip?
This centre-based 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
- Bed and breakfast, twin, shared accommodation in a cycle-friendly 3-star hotel centrally positioned in Girona.
- Single occupancy is available at extra cost.
- Transfers to and from Girona Airport and Barcelona Airport transfer are available at extra cost.
- Six guided rides.
- Full vehicle support is present 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.
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.