Cycling Trips

Trip: Cycling Northern Spain

Location: Girona, Spain

Dates: October 4-14, 2017

Type of Trip: Cycling / Road Biking

Ability: Intermediate to Expert

Registration Status: Open
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Trip: Italy Bike Tour

Location: Italy

Dates: TBD 2018

Type of Trip: Cycling / Road Biking


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These are some of the trips we have offered. Check the Trips page for scheduled trips.

+ 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 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 - 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:

  • road biking Dolomites, ItalyBicycle 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!

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+ Italian Coast Cycling Tour +

road biking Rimini, ItalyCycle in the coastal Italian city of Rimini with great views along the Adriatic Sea at a reasonable cost. Many of the roads in the Romagna region are the chosen training grounds for cycling professionals in the past and present. Surrounded by mountains and rivers, it is a dream for every cyclist. The trip begins at Lake Garda with a day of cycling the area and then moves to Rimini with plenty of kilometers to ride and local wines to try! Carbon Fiber bicycles available for rent for about $160 EU per week. These high end Italian bicycles are made by Battaglin and are an Italian tradition. For easier traveling, we recommend renting one of these great bikes so all you have to bring is your shoes, pedals and helmet.

This tour offers plenty to do other than cycling. We include a cooking class and a trip to a winery and the beach is there for a day off! Spouses or family members that don’t want to ride everyday will have plenty of sightseeing and activies to do! Culture, architecture and of course shopping and dining. The hotel offers a wellness center with swimming pool, hot tub and steam room for revuevenating. Make a massage appointment for a real treat!

road biking Rimini, ItalyStay tunded for details on possible future dates for another Italy Cycling Experience Tour.

Included in Trip Fee (Land Cost):
• All lodging (single occupancy room available for additional fee)
• All breakfasts and most dinners
• Afternoon Snack after riding: pasta, vegetables, fruit, cakes
• Daily rides with Italian guide
• Bag transport
• Cooking Class
• Trip to a Winery
• Storage & workshop for bikes
• Wellness center, swimming pool
• Hotel Beach Sunbeds/umbrellas

+ Cycling The French Alps Tour +

road biking the French AlpsCycle 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.

Stay 13 days and nights in small villages, comfortable hotels, enjoy local food and wine and French culture! Hotel, breakfast and dinners, daily maps, sag van and snacks on the road are all included.

Cycle from 35 to 123 K per day (average 60-70 K per day). Outrageous rides from Geneva, Switzerland to Alp d'Huez, with climbs like Col du Mollard, les Deux Alpes, Galibier and more! This is the same quality of tour that you see the larger companies advertise but at half the price!

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

Stay tunded for details on possible future dates for a High French Alps Cycling Tour.

+ Spain Cycling Tour +

road biking the French AlpsRide your bike through vineyards and over many climbs in the scenic region of Catalonia at a reasonable cost. We will spend multiple nights in each beautiful hotel to leave plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying the local wine and cuisine. Some days will have more than one route on virtually auto-free roads.

Stay tunded for possible future dates for a Spain Cycling Tour.

Included in Trip Fee (Land Cost):
• All lodging
• All breakfasts and all dinners but two “on your own” nights
• Daily maps
• Luggage transport
• SAG van and snacks while riding

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