Explore the Pyrenees

Coming soon - new dates for 2020

2019/09/07 09:00:00

We are a family of cyclists and triathletes who understand the requirements and demands of our beloved sports.

We live at Cycle Retreats as a family and provide a more relaxed, sociable and flexible retreat for you to retire to after an awesome day of riding. We are flexible to your needs and we are very much focused around cycling on your terms. Our beautiful retreat offers a very relaxed, chilled and sociable environment to unwind and relax whilst enjoying good company, great food and drinks within the most stunning of settings.

The Retreat

The retreat is located to the north of Girona in a beautiful traditional village, a perfect location for cycling and only a stones throw from the Pyrenees.

The retreat sleeps up to 8 people in double/twin rooms which are all air-conditioned and all have en-suite bathrooms. The retreat has beautiful indoor and outdoor eating areas overlooking the rolling landscape.

Ride Options

At the foothills of the Pyrenees Girona really is a cycling paradise. Whilst you will feel challenged on the bike, the routes are ridden without the worry of timescales and pressures of everyday life. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the stunning scenery in the best way possible….on two wheels!

We offer 2 types of holiday at Cycle Retreats, Chilling Rider and Challenging Rider.

For groups we can create bespoke packages to maximise your time with us.

Chilling Rider

The routes are ridden at a relaxed pace where the focus is as much about the holiday experience as it is about the cycling.

Guided rides to suit all levels, with a support vehicle on hand with a qualified bike mechanic at the ready to fine tune your ride.

The distance covered in a day is around 70km – 85km and whilst this may sound a lot we have all day to cover the distance. The maximum you will ride at any one time is around 90 minutes before stopping for refreshments or lunch. We take in some beautiful routes which are much gentler in terms of elevation but enough to feel challenged. In terms of elevation, you need to be comfortable climbing 500m to 1200m during the day on some wonderfully smooth rolling roads.

Challenging Rider

Girona area has countless breathtaking routes ranging in distance and difficulty from 80km of rolling roads to epic 140km challenging routes taking in some of the most famous climbs in the area with the option of heading out to the Pyrenees to really test yourself.

No wonder this area is a favourite for the pro riders. We always stop at a local café for lunch and refreshments to soak up the local ambience.

All the rides are guided with a support vehicle on call. Over the duration of your stay we will mix up the riding but ensure we take in some wonderful climbs such as Els Angels, Rocacorba and of course what trip would not be complete without a trip into the Pyrenees.

Bike Hire

Feel free to bring your own bike but if you don’t want the stress of transporting your pride and joy we have it covered.

 

Our hire bikes are all fully carbon and less than 12 months old and are included as part of the package.

 

We can carry out bike fits to ensure you are riding in the best possible position.

 

Specification is detailed below.

  • Orbea / Canyon / Eddy Merckx or similar and are full carbon road bikes
  • Shimano 105 / Ultegra group-set
  • 28/11 cassette with a compact chain ring

 

Why not upgrade to our New Cycle Retreats Bespoke Fleet

  • Ribble Endurance SL Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra Group Set
  • Ultegra Di2 Gears
  • Disk Brakes
  • 11/32 Cassette
  • Compact Chain Ring

The additional cost to upgrade is £40.00 (for a 4 night holiday) or £70 (for a 7 day holiday)

What's included?

Airport transfers (Girona & Barcelona Airport)

Exclusive Luxury Retreat

Breakfast how you like it

Unlimited Wine & Beer in Retreat

Soft Drinks, Coffee, Tea etc

3 Course Evening Meals

Guided Rides

Support Vehicle on Call

Cycling Kit Cleaned

Toiletries

Full Carbon bike hire

Exclusive Cycle Retreats Jersey

Package Price – 7 night package – to be confirmed