Independent road cycling around Girona is straightforward, especially if you’ve got our free GPX downloads and ride guides. The roads are generally quiet and in good condition. Drivers are courteous, and the weather should be pretty hospitable.
But even in such a cycling friendly destination, sometimes you want more than a Garmin GPX for company.
If you’re by yourself in a new to a place or haven’t done much cycling away from home, it can be nice to have the reassurance of a guide.
The good news is that Girona has plenty of bike tour options.
Here is some information on the big names in Girona bike tours.
The who's who of the Girona bike tours world!
Bike Breaks Girona (also known as the Bike Breaks Girona Cycle Centre)
We always thought of Bike Breaks as the grand dame of Girona’s cycling scene. They opened way back in 2008 and had a large shop from which they offered everything a visiting road cyclist would want. They also organised the Girona Gran Fondo.
Bike Breaks were also our preferred partner in Girona.
Sadly Covid-19 led to them having to shut up shop in July 2021.
Cycle tours Catalonia
A local company, they have been offering cycling tours in/around Girona since 1996. They were Girona's first cycling tour operator and they specialise in sharing their local expertise and passion for Catalonia.
Bike Breaks suggest their former clients use Cycle Tours Catalonia.
Their operations are run from a small shop near the train station, but don't get the wrong impression, they are one of the biggest tour operators in Girona and run hundreds of self-guided and guided tours each year.
They also get great reviews.
You can read about our trip with them here.
Eat Sleep Cycle Girona
Opened in November 2016, Eat Sleep Cycle is run by super friendly British couple Louise and Lee who are passionate about cycling and their newfound home in Girona.
Since opening, they have moved to a large new shop. They offer fully supported tours, self-guided packages and custom tours in many destinations throughout Europe. Oh and challenge days and training camps too.
The Service Course
The Service Course joined the Girona bike hire and cycling holiday scene in December 2016. It’s located just over the river from the old town, opposite Hotel Nord 1901 and just down from Hotel Ciutat de Girona. Being part of the Meier empire, it has the same uber cool shine.
This is no ordinary bike shop; it’s a suave, sophisticated concept store with an emphasis on luxury and refinement. It offers a holistic experience and can arrange everything from a full holiday to a guided ride with one of their multilingual guides and support vans.
A company run by local guides. They helped Cyclist magazine for their January 2013 feature on Girona.
Your thoughts please!
Have we missed anyone? Have you been on a Girona cycling tour? What was your experience? Please let us know in the comments below.
Still undecided on whether to get a guide? Take a look at this article for more information on the pros and cons of paying for a tour.
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