Girona, the Catalan Pyrenees and the Costa Brava!     Slide Show 


Trip Highlights
  • Barcelona, a city of culture, architecture and fabulous beaches.
  • Ride in the Catalan Pyrenees and along the Costa Brava, the "Big Sur" of Spain.
  • Stay in Girona and ride the pros' and Lance Armstron's favorite routes.
  • Challenge yourself on the classic climbs of the la Vuelta a Espana and Tour de France.
  • Ride the Valter 2000, one of Lance's pre-Tour de France training rides. 
Join ATG and ride on some of the best and most varied cycling terrain, including mountains, rolling hills, valleys and the Costa Brava.  Our tour traverses the high Catalunya Pyrenees, with plenty of opportunities to test your legs on challenging cols. You’ll finish in northeastern Spain in Girona, the well-known European “home away from home” to several North American professional cyclists. Spend a few days riding the same training routes the pros ride, and see why so many choose this area as their European home before finishing your trip with a spectacular ride along the most dramatic section of the famous Costa Brava and celebrating your achievement with a swim in the Mediterranean Sea.   You’ll enjoy two-night stays in small, boutique hotels and inns in Catalunya’s most charming villages.

Airport Arrival/Departure City: Barcelona 

Average Daily Mileage and Terrain 
Ride an average of 40 to 50 miles a day over hilly, lightly traveled terrain. As with all of our trips, there will be plenty of options for riding more or less each day.

Weather: Get more detailed information about the weather here.

What’s Included 
  • Lodging in quaint, welcoming inns and hotels.
  • Hearty, cyclist-friendly breakfasts every day.
  • Most dinners (four-course, including wine.)
  • Full van support, snacks and drinks on the ride each day.
  • Experienced tour guides, and daily detailed maps and route notes.
  • Transportation and luggage transfers during the tour.
  • Gratuities for transfers, hotels and restaurants.
  • Custom ATG bike jersey and souvenir map with tour route.
What’s Not Included 
  • Airfare and travel insurance.
  • Lunches are on your own, so you have maximum flexibility in your day.
  • Non-group dinners on the free evenings. This gives you a chance to try the restaurants of your choice.
  • Bikes are not included, but are available for an additional fee.
  • Personal services, including laundry, telephone, hotel minibar charges, etc., are not included.
What Our Guests Are Saying

“ I have had the opportunity to ride with ATG on two trips- the first being the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia and the second the Pyrenees of Spain. I was fairly new to road cycling when I signed up for Croatia- in fact it is what inspired me to pick up the sport. Both trips were life changing experiences for me.  Gary and Lise are impeccable guides- fun, knowledgeable, supportive and attentive.  The riding was incredible, the food and lodging top notch, the attention to detail on all aspects of the trips was superb.  They know cycling, they really know Europe and they know how to make their trips challenging, fun and adventurous for all riders.  As a mother of 3 young kids, I don't get many chances to escape on my bike but I know I will ride with Gary and Lise again as I have made it a priority in my life to find the time to do so in the future.  All their trips are on my "bucket list" of places I want to see and cycle!”
Melissa Cunningham, Crested Butte, Colorado

"After many years of family and group bike tours in France and the U.S., the 10 days of riding in Catalunya with Gary and Lise were my most enjoyable bicycle vacation ever! Their route planning was outstanding, combining flexible cycling challenges, beautiful scenery and cultural immersion. The hotels they chose were classy, low-key and intimate. Last but not least, they fostered a congenial atmosphere among the group of 16 total strangers who quickly became best friends, while attending to every detail in an efficient and relaxed manner. If there was a gold medal for bicycle tour operators, they should get it!"
Philippe Dunoyer, Denver, CO

"I have completely enjoyed both my trips with ATG and Gary & Lise. They have a knack for finding perfect cycling routes that are fun and beautiful, and you don't want the trip to end. I can promise there will be some scenic highlights on an ATG trip that you'll never forget. They always ensure that there are some challenging optional climbs as well---and these end up being especially memorable. ATG is also small and nimble enough to be flexible when weather or road conditions require a last minute change, so you get the most out of their trips.
Frank T., Los Angeles


"We consider ourselves relatively knowledgeable when it comes to cycling holidays, having taken six previous cycling trips to Europe. Our 2008 Alps to Ventoux and 2010 Spain Trips with Adventure Travel Group was the best. Gary and Lise are consummate professionals. They were keenly aware of our comfort, safety and always attentive to our needs. Their command of the route details was exceptional and made for great rides. Gary and Lise are the kind of individuals you would like to hang out with. Their love of travel and adventurous spirit are irresistible. We are looking forward to our next tour with ATG."
Gordon and Patti Chiang, Larkspur, CA

"If you want large busses, large groups and large, "big box" hotels, Adventure Travel Group isn't for you. BUT, if you enjoy being away from the normal tourist grind, small and friendly groups, and guides who personally have experienced every hotel, restaurant and ride, then travel with Gary and Lise. I'll soon be booking my third bike trip and now think of them as friends!" 
Dave Benson, Fort Collins, CO

"Lise and Gary did such a great job finding extraordinary places along the way. We stayed in so many unique, wonderful hotels and inns. It was apparent that they had spent a lot of time finding interesting and special routes that really exposed us not only to the essence of the sport of cycling in Spain, but also to the less traveled, cultural aspects that helped round out our European experience."
Ruth and Bob Wade, Aspen, CO

"Having never taken a cycling tour before, and particularly as I was touring alone, I had high hopes but was unsure of what to expect from ATG.  It turned out that Gary and Lise exceeded all of my expectations...from the terrain to the scenery to the accomodations and support.  In addition, Gary and Lise balance each other out extremely well...I felt I could always go to one or both of them and have any questions or needs promptly addressed.  Attending an ATG tour is now an annual priority for me and I continue to recommend them highly to anyone looking for a truly special cycling vacation."
 Kris, Denver

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Trip Summary

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Duration
11 days/10 nights

Price per Person
$3,995

Tour Dates
May 8-18, 2014
Sept 14-24, 2014  Guaranteed departure


Riding
Ride an average of 40 to 50 miles daily over hilly terrain, with options to ride more or less. 
 
Routes and Abilities
Coaching/Training