Join HotChillee CC for a week of guided cycling in Girona
DEFERRED TO 2021 DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
updated dates coming soon!
With FCO advice against all but essential travel to Spain, alongside Spanish legislation prohibiting outdoor activities, it is not possible to hold the HotChillee CC Girona Rendezvous next month. With circumstances changing and the entire pandemic still on the increase it is also hard to estimate when it will be safe enough to go ahead in the near term. We will therefore not hold the Girona Rendezvous in 2020, running it instead at the same time next year. HotChillee CC members have been contacted and offered the option to defer their entry free of charge to 2021, or transfer their entry as credit towards another HotChillee event in 2021.
Join HotChillee CC in Girona this Spring and discover exactly why so many pros now call the region home. With a mixture of guided road and gravel rides each day, dinner in the Old Town each night and many other optional activities off the bike throughout the week, this will be much more than your average cycling holiday!
- 5 nights in 4 star accommodation with breakfast (twin sharing with another rider)
- 5 supported rides, with a daily choice of road or gravel (supported by either HotChillee CC members or local guides)
- 2 longer rides with vehicle support and picnic lunch
- Flights – you can fly directly to Girona, or to Barcelona from the UK. (London-Barcelona return currently available from £44.99 on Easyjet*)
- Transfer to hotel in Girona – From experience the simplest and most efficient way to get from Barcelona to Girona is by train, more info below.
- Lunch/ Cafe stops – please remember to bring cash for lunch or coffee stops en-route.
- Dinners each evening
*not including adding a bicycle.
- Single Room Supplement – €178
- Bicycle rental – please contact Bike Breaks directly here.
- Vineyard tour (4pm Friday 24th April) – €60
- Entry and transportation to/from Gran Fondo LLoret Costa Brava (Sunday 26th April) – €50
- Evening guided walking tour of Girona (Sunday 26th April) – €16.50
Road and Gravel Routes from Girona every day!
We’ll have a selection of road and gravel routes available for you to choose from each day. The rides will either be led by local guides or HotChillee CC members who have ridden them before. For the longer routes over the weekend, we’ll have vehicle support for the road rides. These are all designed to be no drop rides, ridden at a sociable pace with coffee and lunch stops if and when needed!
Click here to check out the proposed routes for the week.
Wednesday 22 April – We’d recommend aiming to arrive mid-afternoon, leaving plenty of time to build your bike or collect one if renting. Short ride from 17:00. Dinner in the Old Town at 20:00
Thursday 23 April – Friday 24th April – Meet at 09:00 to roll at 09:30 for either road or gravel ride of the day! Depending on the length of the ride, we’ll have a coffee stop and/ or lunch. For shorter rides, we may be back in Girona for lunchtime. Pre-dinner drinks from 19:30, dinner from 20:00. (Optional Vineyard tour 4pm Friday 24th only)
Saturday 25th April – Meet at 09:00 to roll for 09:30. Today’s rides will be longer and lunch will be en-route. The road ride will have vehicle support. Pre-dinner drinks from 19:30, dinner from 20:00.
Sunday 26th April – Optional entry to the Gran Fondo Lloret Costa Brava. Transport to and from the Gran Fondo will be arranged for those who wish to ride, more information and timings coming soon.
For those not entering the Gran Fondo, we’ll have another longer route for both road and gravel available. Meet at 09:00 to roll for 09:30. Lunch will be en-route.
Optional walking guided tour of Girona from 19:00 at Independence Square. Please book via your registration form.
Monday 27th April – Meet at 08:00 for a short, final ride. We recommend booking flights for around 17:00.
Travelling from Barcelona to Girona by Train – with a bicycle!
The RENFE train service runs approximately every 30 minutes from Barcelona airport (Aeroport) to the city centre. Travel time approximately 25 minutes and costs approx. €4. Your destination is Barcelona Sants (otherwise known as Sants Estació) which is Barcelona’s Central Station. From here you can catch the train to Girona, which leave approximately every 40 mins and costs approx. €17.50 (Based on current prices).
If you are travelling with a bicycle (which no doubt you are!) you do not need to pay additional charges for the fare. However if your bike bag/box is larger than 120cm (length) x 90cm (height) then you may not be allowed on, so be sure to check the size of your luggage well in advance. The likelihood of securing a spot on the train for you and your bicycle is subject to available space, so it is advisable to travel during off peak times (10am – 3pm) as these will be quietest.