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Bia Banyoles Escape, Girona, Spain

2020 Dates coming soon

More about this Escape….

Ride Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Arrive: Thursday  Depart: Late Monday

Location: Banyoles, Girona Spain

Notable climbs you’ll conquer:

  • Rocacorba
  • Sant Pere de Rodes (en route to the Costa Brava)
  • La Mare de deu del Mont
  • Els Angels

321km

5 600m

Escape with us
Do you feel like you need to get away, escape the busy life you lead? – we all lead!

Join us in the cyclists paradise in the province of Girona, in a little piece of heaven called Banyoles. We’ve chosen Banyoles as it’s the serene and quiet retreat so many of us seek, as well as being the best start point to explore the surrounding roads, villages and climbs that the province of Girona has to offer. Can Campolier, a 17th Century estate, is our base for all nights, so you’re able to truly relax into your Spanish villa, making it home while you explore the quiet roads that surround the area on your bike.

Bia Escapes are all about quiet time, in different places, with friends, riding your bike exploring magical places. Let us capture your cycling imagination, and spoil you with great hospitality, service and exceptional riding.

Join a small group of like-minded people from all over the world as we tackle some of the best roads you’ll ever ride. Space is limited to 10 guests, so ensure you book your spot early.

If you’re concerned about training, don’t be. Once you’re confirmed, we’ll send you all the route details, what to expect as well as a personalised training program.

Want to put a trip together with group, and your own dates, get in touch – we’d love to host you.

What’s included?

  • 4 nights’ accommodation (based on twin sharing)
  • 4 days riding
  • Breakfast (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
  • Dinner (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) Including drinks (limited)
  • Café stops during riding days
  • Drinks (water & Coke) in the team support vehicle
  • Support vehicle for every stage
  • Essentials bag (to go in support vehicle each day)
  • Personalised Branded ICE ID tag
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Protein recovery shakes
  • Event Photographs at no cost
  • Laundry bag
  • Socks
  • 10% Discount on Bia Merchandise

What’s NOT included?

  • Insurances: Health, cancellation, travel
  • Travel to Spain (incl transfers to chalet)
  • Travel from Spain to home (incl transfer from accommodation)
  • Social activities not included in the program
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Testimonials

Katherine Gale:

Four Days in the Alps – New challenges, New adventures, New achievements, New friends. #BiaAlpineEscape

The trip included everything I expected it too, and so much more. I never knew four days on a bike could teach me so much………….

I learned to dismantle and reassemble my bike,
to travel light and only take what you need,
to read the route and prep accordingly,
to start every day with a good coffee,
to appreciate the quiet, well-kept, roads of France,
to keep well fuelled,
to push and pull through every pedal,
to celebrate a 6% gradient as a recovery,
to use the right gearing makes all the difference,
to use my brakes and my body position when descending,
to celebrate each day with people who shared the experience,
I learned to look up and appreciate the breath-taking surroundings and not just focus on getting to the top, but to ENJOY THE RIDE.

My Mantra = Head down, drive forward, but don’t forget to look up and breathe.

The Mountains provide you with a sense of realisation, a sense of how insignificant some things in life can be and how real life can feel. The consideration of there being no limits.
It was me versus the mountain – but it was a team effort to get to the top.

One day I’m saying Yes to a cycle trip, the next I’m standing at the top of the Galibier with the greatest sense of achievement. #BiaAlpineEscape.

Thanks again for an awesome few days.
Kath