And, yes, it is a race. ... from the spot where once stood Europe’s greatest statue of the Russian dictator Stalin. It is a high quality service providing all the support needed like: bike, mechanics, vans, food, hydration, hotels. The diversity and beauty of Girona cycling is beyond compare. You might not have heard about it, but this epic race is every bit as classic as its early Spring cousins farther west in Flanders. On Gravel. What do you know about product placement in pro racing? 2017 brought Grinduro to Europe, when it was held in Scotland on the Isle of Arran. As a sponsor of the Dirty Boar, you'll certainly see us out there riding and sharing those beers and fries after the ride. ... the heights of Barcelona and to explore the beautiful Collserola National Park and the oldest working theme park in Europe. Make sure you choose the proper tires! The owner of Cyclomundo Bike Tours, Bruno, is a man of integrity. It's held in late summer and starts in a densely populated suburb of Antwerp. Main story photo (above) of the Dirty Boar by Franziska Wernsing. In addition, you may also check the cycling trips that we organize in Europe for our South American based clients. Gravel Bootleggers / 07 April 2018 / Tournai, Belgium. Additionally, the calendar may not load if an ad-blocker is present (you can whitelist this page). Gethyn and Claire were fantastic hosts on the gourmet tour and really looked after my wife incredibly well, especially given this was really her first time on a road bike. Imagine riding through the beautiful landscape of Piedmont in early summer. We’ve gathered up this list of all the European based guided bicycle touring companies and self guided companies we could find so that you can browse them all in one place easily. (several durations) Coming soon. A smashing success, Grinduro combined the best bits of drop-bar off-road riding, mixed it with a celebratory atmosphere and some seriously competitive sections. We offer unforgettable cycling tours in Europe’s best cycling destinations & offer a high quality road, gravel & leisure bike rental service. And, of course the legendary coffee awaits you at every turn. USA & Canada (toll free): +1 888 234 7214. How many years you are biker Have you attended an off-road/enduro course? The third day of the Epic Slovenia gravel bike tour begins at the majestic Boka, the mightiest waterfall in the country.After a short ascent at Žaga village, an asphalt road leads up to the border between Slovenia and Italy.From here, a former mule-track road leads to the top of Mt. Björn and Eva Fünfgeld own and operate Hirsch-Sprung—a mountain bike tour company in the area. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. We work with you to create the ultimate cycling itinerary, from the level of the ride to the food, accommodation and ride support. The original Grinduro held in California a few years ago defined a new format for competitive riding for the emerging gravel scene. The series organizers explain the series best when they say, "Competitive cycling and territory touristic exploration, the two souls of the gravel cyclist coexist in this series." Flawlessly organized and executed, the event starts at Kielder Castle, and offers feed stations, mechanical support, on-site camping and…after the ride…a pasta party. Schaal Sels / 02 September 2018 / Merksem, Belgium. Let us take care of the planning details and you can simply enjoy the ride. They organize everything !!! “I’ve worked close to 20 tours in Europe, and I’ve … Eat Sleep Cycle is a bike shop, bike rental centre & cycling tour operator based in Girona, the cycling mecca of Europe. Austria (+43)69918144995 [email protected] Facebook It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. With events like the gravel titan Dirty Kanza, the awesomely-named Hilly Billy Roubaix, the trendsetting Grinduro and the initmate and challenging Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo, it's obvious that gravel riding, racing and celebrating has a strong and loyal foothold in the United States. While those other races have their fair share of demoralizing cobble stone roads, the Schaal Sels goes beyond the rocks—since 2015 its course hits all forms of deplorable surfaces: narrow paths through farmer's fields, tarmac, gravel roads, rocky trails and everything else in between. © 2021 Ritchey International SAGL, Via Angelo Maspoli 21, 6850 Mendrisio, Switzerland. This barbaric 250km race is 70% off-road, includes many singletrack sections, lots of mud, has the audacity to mix in the most difficult Tour of Flanders cobbled climbs and the most brutal Paris-Roubaix pave sections, and seems to hit every bit of possible off-road riding between Flanders and northern France. 40 mm), some are also equipped with especially nimble 27.5-inch … Bountiful vineyards line your route, while the wonderful smell of fine Italian cooking tempts you as you cycle by. Any body got any tips? Highly, highly recommend for your next cycling vacation. As title sponsor of the Ritchey Challenge, we're excited to see this gravel event as part of the series. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. PRICE FROM €550 pER PERSON SHARING. The Dirty Boar is back this year for another round! It's quite a difficult ride for so early in the season, but the added bonus is that you can watch Paris-Roubaix very nearby, as you recover from the torture of the previous day. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Experience Europe in a whole new light with our self-guided cycling expeditions, ranging from a 3-day journey to a whole weeks travel. The set up at the shop is great in addition to the equipment on offer but the thing that made the few days we spent on the bike really memorable were the people. Gravel bikes are a mixture between mountain bikes and road bikes, designed for long cycling tours on unpaved paths. Gravel bike tours: coming up soon! If you’re looking for a guided bicycle tour in Europe, you’ve come to the right page. On Asphalt. The western part of Belgium is legendary for its cobbled climbs and deep cycling culture, but the riding to be experienced in the eastern part of the country is also stunning, challenging and beautiful. And watch out for the weather. Participate in the ride, and you get a free beer and Belgian fritjes when you're done scraping the mud off your bike and your legs! Gran Fondo is the largest on-line cycling calendar for cyclists interested in riding Gran Fondos … Abruzzo Bike to Coast - cycling holiday Abruzzo My wife and I recently spent two days on the Gourmet Tour (I had an additional day on the bike with a guide). Grinduro / 14 July 2018 / The Isle of Arran, Scotland. Here's a quick look at some of the more interesting gravel rides, races and adventures around Europe. Gravel Marathon / 15 July 2018 / Bad Goisern, Austria. Germany's Black Forest is an enchanting region with breathtaking mountain biking and hundreds of miles of gravel roads. These are off-road adventure tours that fall between road and mountain bike cycling. RIDING EXPERIENCE. Ritchey is proud to support the Gravel Road Series, and will be on-site at each event with Ritchey demo bikes. This tour runs everyday all year long. Gravel is the next big thing in cycling and it’s no surprise why. A bike tour in Europe is sure to capture your heart as you take time to indulge in a slower paced lifestyle. They were also a lot of fun to hang out with for a couple of days. Photo by Jake Colling on Unsplash. This beautiful 200-kilometer route offers every sort of off-road riding you can imagine: winding double-track trails, access roads, sketchy and rocky descents, singletrack, and lots of long and lonely gravel roads through the dense and serene forests. The riding is definitely not for the weak or unfit, but the scenery on the route is absolutely stunning, and several sections of the route wind their way in and out of Scotland. We offer guided, self-guided and custom tours as well as motorcycle rentals. Included in the price of every trip, you’ll have access to top-of-the-line Trek bikes such as the Domane SL 7 Disc road bike or the Verve+ electric bike. Peter (Eat Sleep Cycle's gravel guide) was also a great companion on my gravel day, I had a lot of fun exploring the back roads and it was a pleasure chatting to him over the course of the day. This is the second stop in the three-event Gravel Road Series in Italy, each of which deliver their own interpretation on what it means to ride gravel in Italy.