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Welcome to cycling's unofficial home base! Girona has long been known for its incredible road riding, but after a week of riding its dirt roads, you're bound to think of it in a whole new way. Upon arrival and check-in at the hotel, you'll meet your Trek Travel guides to get fit to your Trek Domane and install any saddles or other equipment you brought for the trip. Then, we'll get ready to ride! Today's route is a beautiful introduction to the gravel paths in and around Girona. You'll enjoy gradual climbs along the Riu Ter and ride through the town of Saint Gregori, home of the Girona Cathedral. Afterward, enjoy some downtime to relax at the hotel before meeting the group for a social hour and group dinner to kick off the week in style.
Saint Gregori self-guided
Approximately 25 miles with 950 feet of climbing
Hotel Nord 1901
Rise, shine and get excited! After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we'll gather for the first ride as a group and head to the Spanish countryside. Today, our route takes us to Costa Brava, a coastal region of Catalonia with incredible views and crystal-clear waters. We'll take a variety of terrain to get there, including forest roads, greenways and canal paths. Our destination is simple: we'll stop when we get to the Mediterranean Sea, where we turn around and head back through lush forests and long abandoned relics of Catalan history. Tonight, we'll gather again for a group dinner to relive the magic and share some special stories.
Mediterranean and Return
Approximately 58 miles with 1,900 feet of climbing
To the Mediterranean
Approximately 31 miles with 825 feet of climbing
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Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Up and at 'em today for a solid breakfast at the hotel in preparation for a challenging, beautiful day of riding. Our route will take us through quiet countrysides on rural roads, along old farmhouses and waterways as we ascend tough, short climbs and ride thrilling descents in typical gravel fashion. You'll be rewarded with some tremendous views of the Pyrenees in the distance. We'll also take the long route through the small village of Borgonya, a unique town with a Catalonian heart but Scottish soul. This afternoon, feel free to relax on your own around the hotel in preparation for tomorrow's big day riding the Girona Gran Fondo course. Tonight, you're free to explore the area and choose a favorite dinner destination.
Approximately 37 miles with 2,975 feet of climbing
Approximately 33 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing
Hotel Nord 1901
Breakfast | Lunch
Consider today's breakfast as a pre-ride fuel today as we prepare to tackle the Girona Gran Fondo course. This special route showcases the best of all the region's surface options, from smooth pavement to technical gravel. It's sure to put your legs and skills to the test. We'll ride through Cassa de la Selva, known for its cork production, and into the mountain ranges of Las Gavarres where we take on tough climbs and descents. Don't forget to enjoy the view though, as we'll be rewarded with epic panoramas across Girona at the top. Then, it's a smooth gravel push back into town, where you can relax and recover at your own pace. Tonight, we'll meet for dinner as a group.
Ride the Girona Gran Fondo Course
Approximately 66 miles with 6,700 feet of climbing
Approximately 77 miles with 8,850 feet of climbing
Hotel Nord 1901
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Endings can be so bittersweet, so we'll finish our Girona exploration in style with one last final spin through its country roads. After a leisurely breakfast with perhaps a cappuccino, we'll set out onto the rural roads of Canet D'Adri, a truly undiscovered province nestled in the countryside. Gentle climbs and fun, flowing descents will make for an all-around perfect finish to this totally unique, new Trek Travel cycling vacation that's like none other. Take your time and enjoy the ride while you look forward to your next adventure with us.
Final Gravel Spin
Approximately 25 miles with 3,025 feet of climbing
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See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.
Averages and totals are calculated from the longest ride option for each day.
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend flying into Barcelona (BCN) and taking a train to Girona. Outside Terminal 2, trains depart for Barcelona Sants, and from outside Terminal 1, buses depart every 30 minutes for Barcelona Sants (6:00 AM-11:45 PM). Alternatively, taxis are plentiful and operate 24 hours a day. The journey to the train station in the city center will take 20-30 minutes and cost around 35 euros. Trains depart hourly for Girona from Barcelona Sants and Estació de França (For more information, consult www.renfe.com).
From the Girona Train Station, Hotel Nord 1901 is approximately a 15-minute walk, or taxis are also available for the short ride.
Your Trek Travel staff will meet you at Hotel Nord 1901 (Carrer Nord, 7-9, 17001 Girona, Spain) between 12:00 PM-1:00 PM on the first day of the trip. It's recommended that you bring a set of cycling clothes in your carry-on in case of lost luggage. After checking in to your room and meeting your guides, change and come to the bike room ready to ride. Our first ride of the trip will be self-guided.
If you will be late for the meeting time, or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip starts with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our hotel, Hotel Nord 1901 (+34 972 41 15 22), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. Please have your first-day cycling clothes and riding gear easily accessible, separate from your luggage.View our pre hotel recommendations
You will say farewell to your guides at 11:30 AM at Hotel Nord 1901. Please be sure to secure transportation to your departure airport prior to the last day of the trip.
The use of your Trek Travel bike ends at 11:30 AM on the day of departure, and in some cases, may be needed for another guest arriving that day. Extensions may be available upon request but cannot be guaranteed before your trip begins.View our post hotel recommendations
In Girona, you can expect to experience temperatures in the 60s and 70s in the fall and 50s to 60s in the winter months. Girona is located between the Mediterranean Ocean off the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees Mountains. Be sure to bring plenty of layers for riding as there can sometimes be cooler temperatures with sporadic precipitation. Packing List
Girona has long enjoyed the reputation for being the richest town in Spain. Founded in the first century BC, it soon became the most important point on the Spanish Via Augusta. Enjoy the reflections of the colorful pastel row houses on the River Onyar before crossing the river and wandering the narrow cobblestone streets of the medieval Jewish quarter. Admire the cathedral from below and then enjoy a 15-minute walk atop the old town walls to get great views of the town. Search out Café Via Augusta in the old quarter, where professional cyclists training in Girona sometimes stop for coffee. We recommend the following accommodation for your post-trip hotel:
Hotel Nord 1901 | www.nord1901.com
Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.
Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.
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