Girona GravelA Gravel Cycling Paradise
Ride gravel in majestic countryside of Spain.
Girona has garnered attention over the past few years as a new cycling mecca – and we can’t wait to share this fantastic place with you. The area gained fame when the many professional riders called Girona home between grand tours like the Tour De France, Giro D’Italia, and Vuelta Espana. The riding is amazing, and you have everything from rugged coastlines along the Costa Brava to farmlands and the foothills of the Pyrenees.
We love Girona for many reasons, but we added this iconic location because guests could easily immerse themselves in Spanish culture in one of Europe’s most beautiful walled cities. Velo Vern, our accommodations, are ideal for exploring the narrow winding streets on foot. Stroll down to Espresso Mafia and The Service Course for a pre or post-ride espresso and take in the vibrant cycling culture that Girona has become.
In 2023 we introduced a road itinerary and are excited to add a gravel option. This trip will cover the roads less traveled and still utilize some of our classic roads from our Girona road itinerary.
More interested in riding on the road instead of gravel? Check out our Girona road cycling trip here.
- A single room is included in the trip rate. Couples sharing the same room will receive a discounted trip rate.
- Six days of guided, supported gravel rides through mountains, vineyards, and the rugged Costa Brava coastline.
- Stay in the beautiful old-city district of Girona.
- Eat chef-prepared meals inspired by Mediterranean cuisines.
- Ride the Costa Brava and explore the Spanish countryside
- Indulge in everything Spain in the historic city of Girona.
- More interested in riding road bikes? Check out our Girona road cycling trip here.
Everyone comes to Girona for cycling, but some of your favorite memories may be of the local food. Every morning starts with a casual breakfast and espresso before heading out on the day’s riding adventure. Our chef prepares Mediterranean-inspired cuisine featuring authentic Spanish foods. We’ll be sure to eat out at some of our favorite restaurants in Girona so you can plan on a nice mix of eating in and eating out.
We’ll be basing out of the Velo Vern apartments which is in the heart of the old town of Girona. The apartments are meticulously restored and each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and shared living space. Old town Girona is one of the most well-preserved medieval city’s in Spain and also one of the most interesting in Catalonia.
Off the bike, enjoy the wonderful walled city of Girona, and explore the narrow winding streets. You will feel like a local and are immediately immersed in the Spanish culture.
A single room is included in the trip rate. Couples sharing the same room will receive a discounted rate.
DATES & PRICES
- Apr 9 - 15 $4,795 / Person
- Oct 22 - 28 $4,795 / Person
- 6 nights/7 days accommodations (single occupancy – couples sharing a room will receive a discounted rate)
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Mechanical support (including bike build and breakdown)
- Professional trip guides
- Daily sag support
- Ride nutrition products
- High-quality ride photo
What's Not Included
- Airport transfers to/from Barcelona Airport (BCN)
- Bike rentals (+$300)
- Gratuity for guides
- Mid-ride café stops
- Personal shopping
- Massage therapy
- Beer and Wine
Rent A Bike
Traveling through the airport with a bike—and paying for it to fly—is not everyone’s idea of a fun way to start a vacation. Fortunately, we offer high-quality, full carbon bikes on all of our trips across the United States and Europe. Want to just show up and ride? Just bring your shoes, pedals, helmet, and saddle (if you want), and rent one of ours.
Bring Your Own
Your bike is yours—we get it. Bringing your own bike has obvious advantages in terms of individual comfort. Before your trip, we suggest getting a tune-up at your local bike shop so it’s ready to roll for your week of riding. Once you arrive, we’ll be sure to have our mechanics build it and help with any necessary tweaks. Check out some helpful resources here:
Skip The Bike
If you or your travel partner want to enjoy the trip and explore a new destination without a bike, drop us a line and we’ll discuss options. Some trips are better suited for non-rider participants than others.