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Spain

Girona Retreat

20th - 25th 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 — SEK42,200 per person
Double occupancy — SEK34,800 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
Day 4 Mare de Deu
Day 5 Morning gravel ride

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Arrival Day

Girona

Arrive into Girona Costa Brava airport to be greeted by a member of the Rapha Travel team.

Accommodation

Can Bassa

Day 1

Besalu & Olot

Our first day exploring the wider Catalan region. We’ll head inland towards Besalu and Olot, taking in the quiet roads, wooded slopes and beautiful views.

Accommodation

Can Bassa

Day 2

Rocacorba

Today we’ll tackle the “must-ride” climb of Rocacorba, its testing gradients rewarding us with stunning views. We’ll toast the achievement with a beautiful dinner back at the hotel.

Accommodation

Can Bassa

Day 3

Girona

A more relaxing ride today into the old town of Girona. We’ll have coffee at the pro’s favourite hangout, La Fabrica, and discover why so many call Girona home in the off season.

Accommodation

Can Bassa

Day 4

Mare de Deu

Today we’ll enjoy another of the region’s best climbs, heading up the Mare de Deu Mont for stunning panoramic views over the Pyrenees, before descending back towards our base at Can Bassa for dinner.

Accommodation

Can Bassa

Day 5

Morning gravel ride

Time for one last spin. Many of the pro’s like to mix up their training by adding some of the region’s many gravel roads to their itinerary and today we’ll do just the same. Transfers back to Girona Airport for onward travel this afternoon to conclude a relaxing and inspiring week of riding.

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Customer Testimonials

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

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

— Retreat Provence, 2015

FAQ

Can I bring a non-riding companion?

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

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.

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Contact Us

Europe

Email: travel@rapha.cc

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 482 9175

Hours: 9.30am-6.00pm (BST)

USA

Email: travel@rapha.cc

Telephone: 877.907.2742

Hours: 8.30am-5.30pm (PDT)

Asia Pacific

Email: travel@rapha.cc

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 482 9175

Hours: 9.30am-6.00pm (BST)