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Provence to Girona Gravel Bike Tour

Gravel biking adventures off the beaten path from Provence to the Pyrenees

Tour Duration

9D / 8N

Trip Style

Signature, Gravel

Activity Level

4

Hotel Level

Combined

Bikes

Trek Checkpoint SLR 7
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

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Starting from

$4,899.00 per person

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Get ready for a thrilling nine-day gravel biking journey that combines epic adventure with scenic beauty from France to Spain.

Ride from Provence's limestone tracks to gravel paths near the captivating Mediterranean shores then head inland to the majestic and challenging Pyrenees en route to the cycling mecca of Girona. This remarkable trip highlights the best of all worlds, offering an exciting blend of natural wonders, cultural treasures, and the exhilaration of remote, challenging terrain. Fuel long rides with the local flavors of France and Spain from fresh grilled fish to hearty inland stews. As you delve deep into the Pyrenees, be awestruck by the towering mountain peaks and the secrets found in hidden valleys. Witness the changes in the landscape, vegetation, and gastronomy as you pedal from point to point each day. This trip truly has it all. And who knows? You might find that a French Provencal rosé will match with Spanish tapas better than you expected.
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Trip Wows
  • Explore amazing gravel roads between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees mountains

  • Discover geological wonders like the unique red shores of Lac Salagou and the imposing formations of Orgues d'Ille

  • Tackle the challenging climb to the summit of Ares Pass in the mighty Pyrenees mountains

  • Rest for a day in a renovated wine cellar at the luxurious Hotel Riberach

  • Enjoy eating in local restaurants in Béziers and Camprodon and explore the diversity of cuisine between France and Spain

Pyrenees Gravel

Explore amazing gravel roads in the Pyrenees mountains

Prepare yourself for the surprises that the Pyrenees mountains hold, and take on both challenging climbs and picturesque gravel paths.


What Guests are Saying
A cyclist with a helmet on

This trip is like no other. From the Mediteranean Sea to the mountains, from easy dirt paths to challenging mountainous gravel roads, every day of this trip will leave you in awe as you're riding from one stunning valley to the next. Crossing the border from France to Spain on gravel paths, it's the best way to discover Provence and Catalonia!

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Melanie, Trip Designer

A person posing with its bike in Provence

Bottom line—a great week, a memorable week, and a week that brought both Gloria and me much happiness, and a real sense of accomplishment.

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Michael R., Trek Travel Guest

A single cyclist on a dirt gravel road

Loving the exceptional and consistent TT experience. Top level guides, logistics, accommodations and equipment. Enjoy beautiful scenery, great rides, company, food and wine. Repeat. There is no better way to vacation!

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Rose, Trek Travel Guest


Gravel road in Ille sur Tete in Pyrennes

Great Ride

Belesta to Ceret in the Pyrenees

Ride on gravel roads connecting one valley to another and observe the change of scenery. One thing remain constant: it's stunning!


Dates & Pricing

Book early for the best price

  • Guaranteed

  • Join Waitlist

  • Private

  • Limited Availability


Itinerary
Rider Information

Hotels
Double bedroom with patterned wallpaper and wood floors at Zenitude Relais & Spa
Indoor pool at Zenitude Relais & Spa
Outdoor patio at Zenitude Relais & Spa
Dining area with glass doors at Zenitude Relais & Spa
Pool and patio garden at Zenitude Relais & Spa
Juvignac, France
Zenitude Relais & Spa – La Valadière
Explorer

Situated in close proximity to Montpellier, this hotel provides an ideal setting for unwinding following a busy day. Its facilities encompass an indoor heated pool and an outdoor pool, along with spa treatments and sports recovery massages. The comfortable rooms ensure a tranquil night’s rest, allowing you to wake up refreshed and prepared for the day ahead. The hotel’s bar and restaurant area provides a wonderful space for gathering with family and friends.

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Double bedroom with exposed brick wall and patio at Auberge de Val Mourèze
Aerial view of Auberge de Mourèze set in the hills surrounded by forest
View of hotel pool from a deck at Auberge de Val Mourèze
Bar and lounge area of Auberge de Val Mourèze
Double room at Auberge de Val Mourèze
Mourèze, France
Auberge de Val Mourèze
Explorer

Auberge de Val Mourèze is a charming boutique hotel, perfectly situated within the breathtaking Cirque de Mourèze. Relax by the heated outdoor pool, bask in the melodious birdsong, or gather with friends at the terrace bar for a well-deserved beer. The moment you step into your room, you’ll immediately appreciate why this hotel is renowned for its tranquility and serenity.

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Outdoor pool and lounge area at Hotel du Mas
Double bedroom with tiled bathroom and armchair at Hotel du Mas
Breakfast buffet at Hotel du Mas
Double bedroom and coffee station at Hotel du Mas
Aerial view of Hotel du Mas
Reception area with armchairs at Hotel du Mas
Vinassan, France
Hotel du Mas
Explorer

Nestled within a pine forest, Hotel du Mas exemplifies the quintessential charm of a Southern French residence, showcasing its vibrant facade. Adorned with beautifully decorated rooms in a Provençal style, the hotel offers a serene and authentic South of France experience, inviting you to relax and savor the tranquil ambiance. Savor a refreshing glass of pastis and unwind by the pool after a fulfilling day.

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Outdoor patio and bar area with evening vista at Hotel Riberach
Double bedroom with wine bottle and patio area at Hotel Riberach
Spa jacuzzi at Hotel Riberach
Double bedroom with patio at Hotel Riberach
Spa area with sauna at Hotel Riberach
Bélesta, France
Domaine Riberach
Luxury

Domaine Riberach is truly unique. This eco-friendly haven is set within vineyards, offering delightful wines, charming accommodations, and a regional dining experience. Relax in rustic-chic rooms located in former wine tanks, explore the vineyards, unwind in the spa, and savor the tranquility of the Pyrenees.

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Outdoor view of stone buildings of Mas de Trilles
A hotel room at Mas de Trilles
Elegant room with antique furnishings at Mas de Trilles
A hotel room at Mas de Trilles
Table with two glasses of rose wine and olives at Mas de Trilles
Céret, France
Le Mas de Trilles
Explorer

Constructed in 1377, the estate served a variety of functions throughout its history, ranging from a mill, farm, and even a brickyard. Today, this historic structure has been meticulously restored and reimagined into a stylish hotel. Christian and Christine will be happy to welcome you into their home. Enjoy some down time at the inviting swimming pool and make the most of the amenities available for your enjoyment.

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Old stone bridge and buildings along a river in Camprodon
Camprodon, Spain
Hotel Edelweiss
Explorer

Hotel Edelweiss in Camprodón offers a comfortable stay in the Pyrenees with well-equipped rooms featuring heating, cable TV, and private balconies. It boasts free WiFi and cozy lounge areas, along with a breakfast buffet featuring local products. Ideally located for many outdoor activities, it’s surrounded by picturesque villages and Romanesque churches, making it a prime base for cycling and exploring the scenic and cultural richness of the area.

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HOtel Nord outdoor pool and patio area
hotel room at the Hotel Nord
HOtel Nord guest room suite
HOtel Nord lobby seating area
Double hotel bedroom with dark walls and wood floor
Girona, Spain
Hotel Nord
Explorer

A beautiful modern take on Girona, Hotel Nord 1901 is a hotel built to embrace Girona’s rich culture and celebrate the incredible cycling the city has to offer. Combining the cultural influences of the old city, Hotel Nord 1901 is located right in the city center and even boasts its own onsite cycle-centric coffee bar to get that pre and post-ride espresso. Amenities include an indoor pool, spa treatments, proximity to great cycling routes and shopping, as well as sports recovery massage.
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image of queen bet with bright orange accent pillows in a hotel room
Rows of set tables with a wall of shelves filled with colorful bottles.
Front lounge of Hotel Ciutat with sofa and two chairs on an area rug.
Patio in front of Hotel Ciutat with street scene in background
Hotel breakfast smoothies, coffee, and toasts with tropical flowers in the background.
Outdoor patio with flowers, table, and umbrella at Hotel Ciutat
Girona, Spain
Hotel Ciutat de Girona
Explorer Hotel Variation. See dates for details.

This elegant and modern city hotel is situated in the tourist center and close to the old town center. The tastefully decorated rooms are filled with all the amenities needed to ensure a comfortable stay. You can take advantage of their professional spinning room and massage service, complete with ecological spa products. Hotel Ciutat de Girona has been the first hotel in the city to be awarded the sustainable tourism certification Biosphere Responsible Tourism and continues to make sustainable and ethical tourism a high priority while still maintaining a full commitment to attentive and authentic customer service.
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Bikes & Gear
Ride the Best Bikes in the Industry
Trek Checkpoint SLR 7 Gravel bike Gravel
Trek Checkpoint SLR 7

Take on the challenge of gravel with the knowledge that you are riding the best gravel bike in the business. With a high performance frame designed to be nimble yet stable, and the smoothing effect of rear IsoSpeed technology, it will let you ride with ease on any type of surface. The rugged drivetrain allows you to enjoy smooth and reliable shifting no matter the terrain. It also features Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for predictable and safe stopping power wherever you go. The 45mm tubeless gravel tires will give you confidence to tackle any bump in the road. If you want to escape the concrete, and adventure unpaved, let this bike take you there.

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Trek Domane+ SLR bike Electric road
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

Take the tailwind with you and leave your limits behind on the Domane+ SLR 7. With a groundbreaking ratio of ultra-lightweight design and electric assist, the Domane+ has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. This performance e-road bike will assist you on the climbs and enable you to venture further on your cycling vacation. So go ahead—take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance, more speed, and more fun!
Upgrade to the Domane+ SLR 7 on this trip for $399 (3-6 day trips) or $599 (7+ day trips). Available in limited quantities. See trip dates for details.

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Two cyclist and one rider

Trek Travel Guides

The World’s Best

From the moment you meet our guides, you'll understand the difference. You'll feel the genuine care they take to make your vacation perfect. From their expert support to sharing their favorite hidden spots, they tailor every moment to you.

Certified Guides

Additional Gear
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Bontrager saddle
  • Bontrager helmet
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer with pre-loaded routes
  • Shimano SPD mountain style pedals
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • For the most comfortable ride, we recommend you bring your own saddle. If you prefer, you can bring your own pedals and helmet on the trip and our guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.
A collage of cycling gear guests will use on a Trek Travel Classic Bike Tour.

Trip Inclusions

Additional Details

Know Before You Go!

We want you to be fully prepared for your cycling vacation of a lifetime. This involves making sure that you choose the appropriate trip for you and that every aspect of your experience is flawless. Each Trek Travel trip is unique to ensure maximum enjoyment every time.

Your Trip Need to Knows:

  • Getting off the beaten path means there may be limited services during gravel rides. There may not be traditional restrooms available on some routes, but there will be plenty of trees.
  • On some rides, we may opt for a simple picnic-style lunch on the route or a more traditional cafe lunch at or near the end of the ride when we are back in town.
  • It’s important to keep in mind that service at restaurants can sometimes be slow in France, and Spanish dinners are served late, with reservations beginning at 8:00 pm. But don’t let that discourage you! This is all part of the experience and it only adds to the charm of dining in France and Spain. Embrace the culture, savor each bite, and enjoy the flavors that make French and Catalan cuisine so amazing!

Before and After Your Trip

Weather

Average monthly temperature and precipitation

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High (°F) 53.0° 55.0° 61.0° 65.0° 72.0° 80.0° 85.0° 84.0° 77.0° 69.0° 60.0° 54.0°
High (°C) 11.7° 12.8° 16.1° 18.3° 22.2° 26.7° 29.4° 28.9° 25.0° 20.6° 15.6° 12.2°
Low (°F) 37.0° 38.0° 43.0° 48.0° 55.0° 61.0° 67.0° 66.0° 59.0° 54.0° 44.0° 39.0°
Low (°C) 2.8° 3.3° 6.1° 8.9° 12.8° 16.1° 19.4° 18.9° 15.0° 12.2° 6.7° 3.9°
Rain (in) 0.54° 0.28° 0.29° 0.98° 0.45° 0.29° 0.13° 0.24° 0.67° 0.9° 0.71° 0.44°
FAQs

In the Spring months near the Mediterranean Sea, you can expect variable temperatures ranging from 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (10-21℃). When traveling in the mountainous regions of France and Spain, it is best to be prepared for variable conditions, as weather can change very quickly, and there is always the chance of snow and rain. We recommend always traveling with rain gear, as well as plenty of breathable layers to provide warmth should the temperature drop at any point during the cycling tour in the Pyrenees. View our Packing List

To reserve your space on a trip, you can either call us at 866-464-8735 to speak with an expert Trip Consultant or book online any time by clicking the “BOOK THIS TRIP” icon near the upper right of each destination’s overview page.* Once you have submitted your reservation online, a Trip Consultant will contact you within one business day to answer any questions you may have and to confirm space, bike, and room availability on your desired trip. Your booking will be finalized once your no-risk deposit is paid. If you make a reservation more than 90 days prior to the trip, a $750 no risk deposit is due at the time of booking.** If you reserve your trip less than 90 days prior to the departure, the full balance is due at the time of booking. Once your booking is complete you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your trip.

*Please note that select trips cannot be booked online at this time. For those trips, please call a trip consultant at 866-464-8735.

**Deposit amounts vary for all Race, Cross Country, Special Edition, Ride Camp, Discover, and Self-Guided tours. Please confirm deposit amounts for all trips with your Trip Consultant at time of booking.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation email is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start, you’ll receive an email containing your trip start meeting location reminder and any last-minute information that you’ll need to know. You will also receive instructions to download the Ride with GPS app before your trip to provide you the day to day plan and daily route guides.

With one person booked on a date, the trip becomes guaranteed.*

In the case where trips are at one or two guests, we will contact you prior to final payment to give you the following options:

Pay a small trip fee of $500 per person for two guests or $1000 for one guest, which ensures your preferred trip date will run. If there are three or more guests before departure date, the fee will be refunded in full.

or

Switch to a different trip or different departure date. Should there be any difference in trip price between your original trip and the new one, you will be expected to pay the difference, or we will refund you accordingly.

Offer only valid if Trek Travel contacts a guest to discuss these specific options. Bike trips with fewer than three guests may operate with only one guide. The guide will support all rides with a Trek Travel van. If you would like to discuss the option of having two guides, please speak with your trip consultant.

The small trip supplement for Ride Camps is as follows – for two guests an additional $250 or for one guest an additional $500.

*Cross Country, Discover, Race, and Special Edition trips as well as a small number of select departures have a minimum guest count to guarantee. Please check with your Trip Consultant for more information.

Unforeseen events may make it necessary to cancel or modify a trip. Our Guest Services team will update you with any changes. We reserve the right to cancel departures in cases of force majeure or the failure of third parties—such as hotels—to honor their reservations, in which case all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes full settlement. Trek Travel is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled trips, such as airline tickets, or for costs that are incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness. We strongly encourage Travel Protection for complete coverage.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your tour.

Read our Cancellation Policy

Our Trip Consultants are available to assist and can answer your questions. Please call us at 866-464-8735.

Trek Travel recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help safeguard you and your travel investment against the unexpected. We offer a travel protection plan through Arch RoamRight that provides coverage for unforeseen events that could affect your ability to travel with us.
Learn more about our Travel Protection

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Sharing the joy that comes with wow moments

Trek Travel guides are dedicated to making moments that last a lifetime, and we invite you to thank them with a trip gratuity. These are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this Signature Gravel trip, we recommend $360-$450 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience.

Like everything else about your vacation, the Trek Travel team is here to make this experience easier for you. While local currency is preferred, you may also tip through the following options:

Via PayPal (please have this account set up in advance when possible) or with your guest services representative on the phone before or after the trip.

Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.

You cannot put a price on a wow. But you can show your thanks for an exceptional experience.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip. See Gravel FAQs


Guaranteed Trips

Our trips are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the trip. Click here to view our full guarantee policy.

Trek Travel reserves the right to cancel trips with zero guests, therefore you must book with Trek Travel before making travel arrangements for the trip. We are not responsible for travel arrangements made prior to confirming your Trek Travel Trip. Select trips are not guaranteed.

Sold Out/Waitlist

This trip is currently sold out, but you may be added to the waitlist in the case of availability.

Limited Availability

If a date is marked with Limited Availability, there are few spots left to book. We will secure additional rooms from our hotels before confirming your reservation.

Looking to travel with a small group? Ask our trip consultants about private trips and learn more.

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discovor:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Private

If a date is marked as Private, it is reserved for a private group.

Looking to travel with a small group or looking for a custom date?
Call our trip consultants at 866-464-8735

What is the Difference?

Ultimate Luxury:

Savor some of the most spectacular, 5-star properties in the world. Exuding luxury and elegance, these one-of-a-kind accommodations offer the chance to rejuvenate at award-winning spas, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, and more.

Luxury:

Enjoy luxurious accommodations handpicked for a refined experience. From signature spa treatments to delicious local cuisine, you’ll be more than provided for; you’ll be pampered.

Explorer

These handpicked hotels provide relaxation and fun in a casual and comfortable environment. Delicious cuisine and great service mix perfectly for a memorable stay.

Combined

On select cycling vacations, you’ll stay at a mix of hotel levels, from Explorer to Luxury to Ultimate Luxury. Rest assured, no matter which level of hotel you’re at, our trip designers carefully select every accommodation.

Activity Level

Level 1:

Road: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 25 mi (40 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Gravel: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 20 mi (35 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 1-3 hours of hiking. Up to 5 mi (8 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Level 2:

Road: 2-4 hours of riding. 20-35 mi (35-60 km). Up to 2,500 ft (750 m).

Gravel: 2-4 hours of riding. 15-30 mi (25-45 km). Up to 2,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 2-4 hours of hiking. 4-8 mi (6-12 km). Up to 1,500 ft (450 m).

Level 3:

Road: 3-5 hours of riding. 25-55 mi (40-85 km). Up to 4,500 ft (1,500 m).

Gravel: 3-5 hours of riding. 20-40 mi (35-60 km). Up to 3,000 ft (900 m).

Hiking: 3-5 hours of hiking. 6-10 mi (9-16 km). Up to 2,000 ft (600 m).

Level 4:

Road: 4+ hours of riding. 40-70 mi (60-110 km). Up to 8,000 ft (2,400 m).

Gravel: 4+ hours of riding. 30-50 mi (45-80 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

Hiking: 4+ hours of hiking. 7-15 mi (11-24 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discovor:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Single Occupancy

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself