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Girona Retreat

20th - 26th May 2018

Pro training roads and Rapha luxury in northern Spain: the ultimate in riding and relaxation.

A throng of WorldTour pros have made the Catalan town of Girona their home, lured by the mild weather, the Pyrenees and the rolling roads down to the Costa Brava. For those who don’t turn pedals for a living, the experience can be just as special on our Retreat. Disconnect from the worries of everyday life in a luxurious renovated farmhouse, pamper yourself and indulge in the cuisine that Catalonia is famous for, while treating your legs to the incredible mountain and coast roads that keep the pros in top form.

Single occupancy — £4,000 per person
Double occupancy — £3,300 per person

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Who is it for?

Rapha Travel pioneered the idea of the cycling Retreat, a luxurious break where the emphasis is as much on unwinding and enjoying stunning surroundings as it is on challenging yourself on the bike. With exclusive accommodation in which to stretch out, and the best regional specialities, local wines and culture, the Retreats set a standard that other trip providers cannot match. Rapha Retreats are always based in one stunning location, for the ultimate in stress relief, and you can tailor-make the riding itinerary to suit you. Choose 150km over the high mountains, or a gentle coffee spin before an afternoon of relaxation; guided or solo, it’s up to you. Non-riding partners are welcomed along to share the experience with you.

How Hard is it?

Retreats suit all types of riders, except for those who want packed days and relentless riding. Although you will have the chance to do big days in the saddle and test yourself on amazing roads, your time can be as demanding or as gentle as you like: wine tastings, market trips, swimming and massages are examples of indulgences that are positively encouraged. You’ll return home fitter and happier, and recharged in mind and body.

*Please note that all routes are subject to change depending on local conditions.

All Retreats include

  • Airport transfers
  • All meals including alcohol
  • On-road food
  • Daily massage
  • Laundry

Double occupancy as standard

All trips include

  • Expert planning and guide support from guides and vehicles
  • Pre-trip discounts on Rapha apparel
  • High guide-to-client ratios
  • Unique routes
  • Top-level mechanics

Flights, bike hire* and travel insurance are not included
*Bike hire only available for EU trips

Day Distance Climbing
Arrival Day Girona
Day 1 Besalu & Olot
Day 2 Rocacorba
Day 3 Girona Town
Day 4 Mare de Deu
Day 5 Gravel and departure day

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Arrival Day


Arrive to Girona Costa Brava airport and be transferred to Can Bassa by a member of the Rapha Travel team


Can Bassa

Day 1

Besalu & Olot

A first day to explore the wider Catalan region. Heading inland towards Besalu and Olot, see the wooded slopes and quiet roads of the region


Can Bassa

Day 2


A "must-do" for any visit to the area, the climb of Rocacorba offers testing slopes and a stunning view. Enjoy the achievement with a glass or two of wine back at base.


Can Bassa

Day 3

Girona Town

A relaxing ride into Girona today. We visit the Pro hangout of La Fabrica for a coffee and see why so many Pro call this town home during season.


Can Bassa

Day 4

Mare de Deu

Time for another of the regions outstanding climbs. The Mare de Deu del Mont heads up towards the Pyrenees and is local to our base at Can Bassa. Be rewarded with panoramic views of the area and a magic descent


Casa Bassa

Day 5

Gravel and departure day

Time for one last spin this morning. Many of the local pro's mix up their training by adding in some of the regions many gravel roads to their itinerary - today we do the same, before your return to Girona airport



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Customer Testimonials

Lots and lots of fun riding and inspirational discussions and dinners.

— Retreat Provence, 2015

Absolutely brilliant trip. Entire team looking after us were fabulous and made everything run extremely smoothly. Can't wait till my next trip with Rapha!

— Rider - Retreat Tuscany, 2015


Can I bring a non-riding companion?

We welcome non-riding partners on our Retreats, but not on other trips.

Can I rent a bike?

We have a fleet of top-specification hire bikes available for rent on our European departures. They cost £50 per day. We ask that guests requiring a bike tell us as far as is possible in advance, so we can guarantee the right size is available, and also to send us your fit measurements, so our mechanics can set up the bike for you ready for the start of your trip. If you’re renting a bike you need to remember to bring your helmet, pedals and saddle to your trip start.

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Telephone: +44 (0) 207 482 9175

Hours: 9.30am-6.00pm (BST)