The Grand Tour - Sep 17-23
The Grand Tour - Sep 17-23
The Grand Tour of tours. Where you bring yourself and your cycling shoes and leave the rest to us. From the moment when we pick you up at the airport to when we drop you off everything is taken care of, including top class accommodation, excellent dining experiences and incredible riding guided by a former Tour de France rider, Christian Meier. The price for this trip is €4200 and deposit of €1000 is required to hold your spot in the group.
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Welcome party - 6 nights luxury accommodation - 6 guided and fully supported sides - Breakfast and lunch daily at La Fabrica - Afternoon coffees at Espresso Mafia - Dinner each night at some of Girona´s finest restaurants - Coast ride with lunch on the beach and transfer back - 2 one hour sports massages - Airport transfers to and from Barcelona - Welcome bag with a full Service Course kit and other surprises - Bike rental for the trip, Fara with full Dura Ace 9100, Kask Proton helmet and Wahoo GPS - Daily laundry* - Extra surprises along the way!
We will meet you in Barcelona and shuttle you up to Girona. Upon arriving to the accommodation we will have a quick lunch prepared for you before heading down the The Service Course where your locker with your new kit and swag pack is waiting. Your bikes will be ready to go and after any minor adjustments we are off for a quick spin around Canet D´Adri. After a shower we will head off for a welcome drink before dinner.
30km 466m climbing
Start the day off like we will all week, breakfast at La Fabrica, don't worry you will get to try everything on the menu before the end of the week. Then we will roll out of town soon hitting the lower slopes of of Els Angels, and 11km gentle climb leading up to the church where we will take a quick look at the views, mountains to one side and the Med to the other. Descending down we will shortly be on the Santa Paella climb, another gently 6km climb before descending and taking the back roads back into Girona. Another stop into La Fabrica for lunch and back to shower up and enjoy the siesta. Stroll down to Espresso mafia anytime for a little pick me before dinner in the evening.
70km 1157m climbing
After another good breakfast we will set of around a shop favourite, heading out out of town with some gentle climbing and descending before the days main obstacle, affectionally know as the Moustache climb. After climbing up to spectacular views from the reservoir we start the Moustache with its spicy gradients for the first kilometre but after a section of flat to recover the rest of the climb slightly more forgiving. We will climb all the way to the top taking in the views from Del Mont. The ride home takes in a long downhill section before a short climb and the final cruise into town.
94km 1581m climbing
It may not a the queen stage to the tour but is definitely is the jewel in the crown. Heading out of Girona we will head towards Llagorstera from where will start the climb up to St Grau a longer but gradual climb that takes up well above the Mediterranean but its not until we start the descent that the views open up to the coast and the beautiful turquoise water. Left at the bottom takes us along one of the most spectacular costal you will have ridden, winding up and down with the beautiful views to your right and leading us to S´Agaro where we will stop for lunch at the beach. After a quick swim we transfer back to Girona.
57km 1017m climbing
Heading north from Girona we will trend uphill towards the farthest point of the day at the town of Olot. After a quick coffee stop we will head uphill through the Garrotxa volcanic region before trending down on the way home through Banyoles and the base of the infamous Rocacorba climb, any takers?
117km 1772m climbing
Our last day takes us to Banyoles where you can find the lake that hosted the rowing events in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. We will cruise along, share war stories of the past week, stop at the lake for a coffee taking in the views before rolling back into town for lunch. Enjoy a lazy afternoon, maybe pack a few things up before our farewell dinner.
48km 684m climbing
Sadly we say our goodbyes and get you back to Barcelona to catch your flight back home, though we don't believe in goodbyes and only see you next times. Optional spin if you have and afternoon transfer.
Total distance 416km
Total elevation 6614m
**Single occupancy is a 450€ supplement. Dinners include wine/beer but additional bottles ordered off the menu must be paid by the guest.
Please note: Once payment is received, we will provide a full confirmation email within 24 hours, your trip will then be secured! If in the event we are unavailable for these dates and no alternative can be found a full refund will be made.