Upcoming Trips

Trip: Cycling Northern Spain

Location: Girona, Spain

Dates: October 4-14, 2017

Duration: 10 days riding/10 nights

Type of Trip: Cycling / Road Biking

Ability: Intermediate to Expert

Difficulty: A full variety of levels

Cost: $3,150

Group Size: max 16 riders

Registration Status: Open

Deposit: $400 with registration

Payment Deadlines:
$ half due 60 days prior
$$ full pmt due 30 days prior

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Trip: Italy Bike Tour

Location: Italy

Dates: Fall 2018

Type of Trip: Cycling / Road Biking


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We are currently accepting registration for the 2017 Northern Spain Cycling trip. Check back often as more trips will be announced. Contact us at tina@carteractivetours.com to get on the list for a future tour or to get on a waiting list.

+ Northern Spain Cycling Tour +

Many of the roads in the Girona region are the chosen training grounds for cycling pro-racers. Surrounded by mountains and rugged terrain, history and culture make the perfect cycling combination.

Fantastic picturesque routes in every direction, from the Volcanic National Park, the foothills and the high Pyrenees, Dali's Cap de Creus and the 10th century monastery of St. Pere de Rodes, the Greek and Roman ruins of Empuries overlooking the Mediterranean, the medieval town of Besalu with the oldest intact Micqve in Europe and the beautiful Gavarres overlooking the city of Girona. The second part will include riding/climbing on the El Mont Loop, Pyrenees through Beget to Camprodon, an optional climb up to Val Ter, the Bracons Loop and Ripoll Loop. Average 100 km/day and 4,000 - 6,000 ft of climbing!

We will stay in 2-locations, plus the final night in Girona. There will be less time packing and moving and more time to enjoy the surroundings. Rental bikes are available. SwiftCarbon

Take in some sightseeing and activities, culture, architecture and of course shopping and dining. The hotels offer swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna for rejeuvenating, or make a massage appointment for a real treat!

Come & enjoy a tour! Let Carter Active Tours plan a dream for you!

Tradition: Spanish Hospitality
Catalans take food very seriously and they still have their town markets where you can buy all the local produce from the region. The hotels and restaurants in town serve delicious meals made with fresh, local ingredients! Enjoy the local wines!

Rugged Northern Spain
Ancient Roman & Greek ruins, picturesque Mediterranean, Els Angels climb, Volcanic National park and the fearsome Rocacorba, a 21 km climb up Madre de Deu Del Mont, the Pyrenees, Val Ter, and steep escarpments of the Collascabra make this trip memorable!

road biking Girona SpainIncluded in Trip Fee (Land Cost):
• 10 nts w/ breakfast & most dinners
• 10 days of fabulous cycling
• Local cycling guide
• SAG on long days
• Wine tasting
• Transfers in/out Barcelona
• Rentals: carbon-fiber bicycle: $360/week.

Limited Space! Sign-up now!
This trip will be capped at 16 people, so if you are interested, sign-up now! We want to keep it a small group, so it is more enjoyable. Send us an email at tina@carteractivetours.com with your preliminary request to get on the list!

+ Italy Cycling Experience Tour +

Cycle in the Dolomites in Italy with mountain views and multi-cultural experiences, all at a reasonable cost. Starts in Alta Badia, ride to Bolzano, ride to Bormio and returning near Venice. 9 days riding/10 nights - cycling climbs of the Giro d'Italia: Sellarondo, Stelvio, Passo Fedaia, Passo Costalunga, della Mendola, Gavia....

Challenge yourself on steep mountain passes, steep climbs and breathtaking descents. The Dolomites provide a high density of mountain passes within a relatively small area, and rural roads without traffic! It is no wonder then, that the Dolomites also host part of one of the toughest cycling races, the Giro d'Italia, an annual multi-stage race primarily in Italy.

Tour Highlights:cycling Dolomites, Italy

  • Bicycle over breathtaking mountain passes, enjoying fabulous ascents alongside jagged Dolomitic peaks, and descents into beautiful lush valleys!
  • Explore many of the highlights of the Dolomites: ride the famous Sellaronda, over the Pordoi, Sella, Gardena, and Valparola passes!
  • Conquer the Passo Stelvia – 48 switchbacks and almost 1,800 meters (6,000') elevation gain!!!
  • Climb the legendary Passo Gavia, the Cima Coppi of the 2008 Giro!d'Italia!
  • Experience three cultures – Italian, German, and Ladin – with the many traditions that make this region so unique!

This tour offers plenty to do other than cycling. Spouses or family members that don’t want to ride everyday will have plenty of sightseeing and activities to do! Culture, architecture and of course shopping and dining. View the 2016 Trip Flyer >>

Stay tuned for future dates for the Italy Cycling Experience Tour.

+ Italy Nordic Skiing Trip +

Skate skiing on Nordic trails in LeutaschThe Italy Nordic Skiing Trip is planned for Winter 2018! Join the next Nordic tour to Dobbiaco, Italy for some great Cross Country Skiing, delicious food and awesome views of the Dolomites.

This tour is still being planned. Contact us at tina@carteractivetours.com to get on the list for the next Nordic tour. This tour is of the same quality offered by larger companies, but at half the price! Land cost is $2500 USD per person (double occupancy).

Included in Trip Fee (Land Cost):
• All lodging (single occupancy room available for additional fee)
• All breakfasts and most dinners
• Nordic ski instruction and tips by Carter Active Tours
• Ski waxing

+ Cycling The French Alps Tour +road biking the French Alps

Cycle the High French Alps, a trip for cyclists who love to ride, meet people and to experience the best in Europe, but at a reasonable cost! Guided, but go at your own pace. Most roads are virtually auto-free. This trip may have different routes for each day that are shorter or easier for those who want an easier day.

<< See the French Alps Trip page for trip information >>

Stay tuned for details and dates to be announced for a 2018 High French Alps Cycling Tour.

+ Our Trips +

We have an archive of all our trips so you can get an idea of what we offer. For Cross Country Ski Tours, visit the Nordic Trips page. For Road Biking Tours, visit the Cycling Trips page.

Want to get on the early announcement list to "save the date" before we publish the details? Email tina@carteractivetours.com and let us know your trip of interest to get on the exclusive pre-announcement list for the next trip.

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