People Cycling Rides

Girona's Mountains and Costa Brava.

This is a Approved Ride
Difficult
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Marty Fink
Tour Dates
9/30/2021–10/10/2021
Start Location
Barcelona, Spain
End Location
Girona, Spain
Cost (est.)
$2400 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$240 (USD
Payment Due
6/1/2021
Avg. Distance
50 mi / 80 km
Avg. Elevation
3000 ft / 914 m
Ride Description

This 11-day tour is “semi-fixed base”.  On the first day we will gather in Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia, known for its art and architecture.  Our hotel will be in the center of town, which is just an easy transfer from the Barcelona International airport (BCN).  (On previous tours many participants had added extra days before the start of the tour to explore this amazing city.)

On our second day we’ll board a chartered bus that will take us slightly further north to the heart of our cycling region, which is nearly equidistant from the foothills of French Pyrenees and the Mediterranean coast.  We will stay for 6 nights in a centuries old stone mansion that has been beautifully restored into an eco-friendly modern sports hotel.  This countryside location is away from busy streets and noise, and serves as an excellent jumping off point for our next five cycling days.  Locally sourced meals are served “family style” here.  Minimal services in the town of Serinya are about 1 mile away. 

From this “home base”, you will be able to choose from a variety of different loop routes with distances varying from 25 to 65 miles and climbing between 2,000 and 5,400 feet.  There are historic monasteries, churches, castles, ancient bath houses and bridges from the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries throughout the region.  On several of our routes you’ll enjoy… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy
Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Challenging
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a recently launched cycling club, which you can join for free, and is led by volunteer ride leaders. We will be offering tours in the United States and overseas. Our tours a made up of a small group of participants (typically 20-30 or so) who want to ride 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also are given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

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