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Girona Cycling Vacations

Girona Cycling Vacations

Self- guided cycling vacations for couples, friends and individuals with dedicated road bike support.​​
Get away from the daily routine, relax, enjoy staying in a nice hotel and cycle on the best small roads.

3 Steps to your Girona Cycling Vacation

We offer hub-spoke cycling packages – Stay in one hotel and cycle around the region. Your perfect Cycling Vacations begins here – with the right choice of hotel, a wide slection of wonderful routes, and a personalized mix of additonal services.

1. Select A Hotel

Choose one of our family-run partner hotels.
Our offer will include the lowest available prices.

2. Add Cycling Services

A basic cycling services package to take care of the essentials.
Choose from multiple customization options.

3. Send us your Request

We will answer within 48 hours with an offer. 

Our Hotel Partners

Follow our reliable hotel choices and pay the lowest price

Hotel Mas Rabiol

Season: 15 February – 31 December, 2020
Starts at €868/week/person with half board

Hotel Mas Torrent

Season: April – December, 2020
Starts at €2100/week/person with half board

Hotel La Costa

Season: 27 March – November, 2020
Starts at €637/week/person with half board 

La Costa Apartments

Season: 27 March – November, 2020
Starts at €459/week/person with half board 

This 16th-century homestead with a garden area of more than 50,000 m2 has been restored and turned into a charming hotel with 7 rooms. Gloria and Carlos live here with their son Ferran, who fondly care of their guests and every detail of the house. A dream come true!
Because there are only seven rooms, early booking is highly recommended. The Mas Rabiol is a very good choice for dog lovers.

Visit the website of Hotel Mas Rabiol

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This 5 Star Hotel of the superior class is one of the best hotels in Spain and member of the exclusive Relais & Châteaux association. At the heart of the elaborate compound is a spacious homestead built in 1751. Also the restaurant and the SPA are of the highest quality.

Visit the website of Hotel Mas Torrent

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The luxuriously equipped Hotel La Costa is only 50m away from the 8km long and very quiet beach of Pals. The hotel offers a classic atmosphere with a professional and warm service.
The rooms with views of the pool area and the golf course all have modern interiors. The outdoor pool is a highlight of the hotel. The terraces around the pool and garden offer a variety of possibilities to lounge and relax after the ride. The restaurant serves very good seasonal cuisine which is always praised by our guests.
Price: starting at €637 per person and week in a double room including half board and VAT.
Visit the website of Hotel La Costa

The La Costa Apartments are located directly at the 8km long beach of Pals. This beach is special: few buildings are close to the beach and there is no through-road next to the beach. View other beaches in Spain offer this level of exclusivity. This are is very well maintained and mainly frequented by families from Barcelona.
The apartments are modern, large and bright and are managed by the four-star Hotel La Costa just across the steeet. Breakfast and dinner are served in the hotel.
Price: Starting at €459 per person and week in a 2-person apartment with one bedroom and one bathroom. The price includes half board with breakfast and dinner in the four-star Hotel La Costa (2 min. by foot) The price is including VAT.
Visit the website of La Costa Apartments

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Cycling in Girona

Girona Cycling VacationsBetween the mediterrranean and the Pyrenees, in the northeast of Spain, lies Girona – one of the most attractive cycling regions of Euorpe: Fantastic scenery, Meditteranean climate, and an extensive network of very good light-traffic roads await you. Girona is both the name of the region and the name of its capital. We started offering professional Girona Cycling Vacations in 2003 as Canigou Cycling. Now we continue this tradition with Aliveness Cycling. Our preffered location in Girona is the Empordà on the Mediterranean coast to the East of the town Girona . Here is why:
  1. Local Tourism: This is one of the very few places along the Spanish coast where mass tourism has not taken over. You will not see concrete high rise hotels here. The Empordà is very popular with families from Barcelona who come for the weekend. You will not be isolated in a hotel with foreign tourists, instead, you will be staying in the places favored by locals.
  2. Small roads: There is an almost never-ending supply of small roads with little traffic for you to discover. The hotels we work with are located right along the best routes. No long back and forth before you reach the small roads.
  3. Endless Cycling Possibilities: You can cycle flat, hilly, into the pro-climbs around Girona and Roccacorba, or into the hinterland. The combination possibilities are endless.
  4. Medieval Villages: Every 5 to 10 kilometers you will pass along a medieval village. A perfect spot to have a quick refreshment, explore the tiny alleys and take some photos.
  5. Green: Nature here is much more green than you would expect in Spain. This is one of the few areas where the water from the Pyrenees flows towards the south into Spain and towards the Mediterranean. Two rivers naturally irrigate the area. You will be cycling along rice fields and beautiful fruit plantations.

Girona Cycling VacationPro Cyclists started coming to Girona in the late 90s  because of the many fantastic roads in the region and the very good connections to the rest of Europe. This makes the town perfect for Professional cyclists who live here and rely on the infrastructure and the large cycling community—fantastic!

However, what is ideal for a Pro-Cyclist is less than ideal for a hobby cyclists. There is a lot of traffic in and around the town of Girona, the main highway connecting Spain to northern Europe runs next to the town and the town is almost entirely surrounded by hills. For Pros these are less of a problem than for hobby cyclists who are here to enjoy a great vacation.

The Pro-Cycling community in Girona is fascinating to see and experience.
We love it and we highly recommend visiting the town while you are here!

Our Conclusion:
If “seeing and being seen” is your priority, Girona the town is the place to be.
If cycling on great roads is your priority, we recommend coming to the Empordà part of Girona.

Basic Cycling Service

This service package covers the basics for your worry-free Cycling Vacations and is always included

We will come to your hotel on your arrival day and personally welcome you. We will show you around, give you an introduction to the region and tips for activities. If you have ordered any other Services, such as a rent bike or a GPS-Navigation, we will set it up for you and explain to you how it works.

We will inform the hotel about breakfast and dinner specifically for the needs of cyclists with additional carbohydrates.

In all our hotel partners, the meals are served at the table. You have a selection of various starters, main courses and deserts. With our Cyclists’ half board you may order additional pasta, rice or vegetables with the menu. For breakfast you also have the option to order Muesli with Yoghurt and fresh fruits.

If you have any special requirements concerning your diet (e.g. vegan or gluten free), please let us know as soon as possible and we will inform the hotel.

One mini-sandwich, one energy bar/gel and one fruit per day for your ride. Mineral water for your water bottle.

An Aliveness Cycling water bottle. No need to bring your own. Additional bottles cost €4.

Equipped with floor pump, basic tools, bike washing area, and an individual cable lock (Deposit: €5).

Just in case you can’t complete your ride as planed, we bring you back to the hotel (Additional cost: €0,35/km).

Minor repairs are free of charge, larger ones upon request. Additional costs apply.
Common spare parts can be purchased directly form us. Most others will arrive within 48 hours.

Two shorts, two jerseys and two T-shirts for a price between 7€ and 12€ depending on the hotel.

Cycling Service Add-Ons

Rental Bike

We offer Cervélo C3 in our rental station. They are endurance road bikes idealy suited for most hobby cyclists. The modern carbonfibre frame features many Cervélo innovations that have made this brand worldfamous. The position is slightly more upright without loosing agility and fun. In descents the bike is very stable and easy to control. The bike is also gravel-ready, so it is an ideal companion to explore the region. All C-Series bikes feature modern 160mm disc brakes.  

View Girona Rental Bikes Page

Navigation Set

With our Navigation Set you will have access to a wide selection of beautiful and well-prepared routes. Each route is prepared specifically for your hotel and starts right in front of the bike garage.

We take special care to give each route a particular purpose. For different  training goals as well as for sighseeing, each route tels a little story about the region.

The set comes with a Route Book, an intuitive GPS unit, all the necessary accessories, and a personal introductory presentation.

One navigation set for the whole group is sufficient if the difference in speed is not too large and everyone always rides together.

Pyrenees Day Ride

This is a one day excursion into the Eastern-Pyrenees with breathtaking panoramic vistas of Andorra and one of the most beautiful descents of the Pyrenees. Including a two way transfer by van, snacks and a support car.

One day of full service like you experience on our Pyrenees Tours.

Services included:

  • Transfer
  • Bike transfer
  • Navigation Set
  • Snacks
  • Support car

Price and Payment

Basic Cycling Service​

First week per person: €75
One extra day: €6

Navigation Set, Rental Bikes, Pyrenees Day Ride may only be booked in conjunction with the Basic Cycling Services

Rental Bike

Cervélo / 3T

View Girona Rental Bikes Page

Navigation Set

Per stay up to 14 days: €65​
One extra set: €45​

Pyrenees Day Ride:

A group up to 6 people: €550

Price for larger group upon request

With the booking a total of €1,000 per person and the fee for the rental bike is payable.

The remainder is due 20 days before the arrival date of the tour.

Transaction cost are to be paid by the cutomer.

There is a 2% tarnsaction fee for credit card payments.

In compliance with European and Spanish regulations for tour operators, your payment is secured through our insurance. Our tour operator license is GC-1872.

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You may cancel your booking at any time.

We will acknowledge the cancellation within 3 working days and refund your payment within 30 days in accordance with the following table.

 

Amount Due as % of Total Tour Price

Cancellation fee per person

until 14 days after booking

until 15 days before tour begin

20 %

€45

until 11 days before tour begin

60 %

€45

until 3 days before tour begin

75 %

€45

Less than 3 days before tour begins

90 %

€45

No Show

100 %

€45

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About Us

Fangye and Dirk
Fangye & Dirk
The Adventurers behind Aliveness Cycling

16 years of experience organizing Road Bike Vacations in Girona

We are deeply connected to cycling in the region of Girona. Dirk came here by bike for the first time in 1988 and immedialty fell in love with the perfect cycling conditions. As often as possible, he would try to come back for cycling, before moving to the region in 2003 and starting Canigou Cycling. 

Canigou Cycling always prioritized the recreational and travelers perspective on cycling. At the time famous cyclist like Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton and George Hincapie were living in Girona. One thing was clear for Dirk from day one: Canigou Cycling will not offer tours to cyclists who are only looking to be close to the Pro-Cyclists here. Our tours prioritize what really matters to passionate hobby cyclsist: great roads, authentic hotels and a friendly, heartfelt experience.

Of course we foster good connections with the pro-community in Girona. For instance  Canigou Cycling organized launch events for Cervélo in Girona. Dirk also works as Associate Professor for Innovation in Tourism at the University of Girona.

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