Spain

Retreat Girona

18th - 23rd 六月 2017

  • Start Location GIRONA
  • End Location GIRONA
  • Av. Daily Distance 65-120 KM
  • Av. Daily Elevation 1,200 M
  • Days 6
  • Difficulty
The perfect blend of 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. And for those who don't turn pedals for a living, the experience can be just as special. Disconnect from the worries of everyday life for a few days. Designed to showcase the best of the region's riding, the incredible mountains and coastal views, as well as the cuisine that Catalonia is famous for.

Single occupancy — NT$ 173,000 per person
Double occupancy — NT$ 141,000 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.

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

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

Girona

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

Accommodation

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

Accommodation

Can Bassa

Day 2

Rocacorba

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.

Accommodation

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.

Accommodation

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

Accommodation

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

Accommodation

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Customer Testimonials

Loved the venue, the team, the food, the rides, the whole experience was hard to fault.

— Retreat Provence, 2015

It can’t have been easy to make a week away abroad so seamless with a diverse group of riders, but you made it so. The rides each day, the bike set-ups, the coffee stops, the lunches, the trips out to the Monastery and Siena were all delivered with accuracy and style. But I never felt I was on a conveyer belt, having to hit a tight schedule.

— Rider - Retreat Tuscany, 2016

FAQ

Am I strong enough for the trip?

All our trips are physically demanding, but some are harder than others. Retreats are among the most relaxing. Our guides, soigneurs and mechanics will support every rider to go beyond their usual level of riding. Each individual trip is rated for difficulty.

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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