As in 2019, I'm going to run an open springtime Girona trip. Few flights go into Girona in March so riders will fly into Toulouse and I will meet them with their bikes and bags which I will bring down by road. I can then launch you all to ride over the eastern end of the Pyrenees from inside the French border to our hotel.
This a 5 day trip and you'll be able ride long rides on all five days, including arrival and departure days.
A 5 day trip from Friday 20th to Tuesday 24th March.
Fly to and from Toulouse (via Gatwick) on early morning and evening flights allows for good ride days on days 1 & 5.
I bring your bikes ready-to-ride (no boxes needed) and luggage down from and back to the UK by road, so would collect the day before you travel and deliver the day after you return home.
Day 1 ride starts after a transfer from the airport to ride start point near French border. Then a ride to a great, rural, cycling-oriented hotel with a nice 25m pool, near Girona and the beautiful Catalan cities of Figueres and Besalu.
Days 2-4 rides will take in all the classic rides of the area, such as Rocacorba, Els Angel, Mare de Deu del Mont and the Costa Brava coastal road. You can ride as much or as little as you like.
I will support all rides from the fully-equipped van and you can carry everything you need in the van which means you can ride light like the pro's who you are also likely to spot out on the roads.
Day 5 will have a morning ride and then a lift back to Toulouse for an evening flight back to Gatwick.
The price is £845, which includes all of the above (not flights), and half-board at the hotel, so evening meal is included.
The northern Spanish Province of Girona, part of Catalonia, is named after the beautiful medieval city at it's heart. It has fast achieved cult status amongst the pro' cycling community for its wonderful climate, hilly landscape and laid back Catalan lifestyle. The riding is truly world class. Quiet roads, fabulous coastline, great climbs with distant views and that warm and sunny from early spring to late autumn.
I've found a great place to stay nestled in the hills north of the city with direct access to the most iconic climbs such as the Rocacorba and the Mare de Deu del Mont, and with the fantastic Costa Brava coastline also within striking distance.