Gran Fondo World Tour Experiences
Ciclobrava Sea Otter Girona & Costa Brava – GFWT® Experience
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From the rolling Costa Brava coastline to the Pyrenees Mountains, the GFWT® Girona Experience has it all.
Cycle the numerous roads of Girona and Costa Brava and experience the amazing diversity of Catalunya. An iconic cycling destination, you will have an insider’s view of why many professional cyclists choose Girona as home. Girona offers quiet roads, great people, wonderful food and a welcoming culture.
At the center of our experience is the Sea Otter Europe Festival, a cycling enthusiast dream. As guests of the GFWT®, you will have an exclusive inside path to all Sea Otter Europe has to offer, with VIP access to the fabulous Ciclobrava Sea Otter Europe Gran Fondo. After the event, a pinnacle few days will include cycling through the stunning Catalan countryside and discovering the cycling culture of Girona. From its hip coffee stops to the hillside castle ruins, there is a bit of modern and historic in every ride. Experience more with GFWT®.
THE HUB OF CYCLING
Come with us to Girona and see why the picturesque town is the home-away-from-home for pro cyclists and a popular destination for cycling enthusiasts. Enjoy the authentic cycling experience that Girona and Catalunya has to offer: great riding in beautiful countryside, reliable weather, hospitality, culinary delights: food, wine, coffee and more!
Our multi day Cycling Experience offers more than you thought possible, for you the cyclist and for your non-riding travel partners who want to explore this amazing location.
SEA OTTER EUROPE CYCLING FESTIVAL : BE OUR VIP GUESTS
Be our VIP guest at Sea Otter Europe – the celebration of all that is cycling. Attend the expo, relax in our Gran Fondo World Tour® Private Zone with delicious, locally-sourced, sustainable food and drinks. Meet some of the cycling stars living in Girona, watch the action-packed races along the course and ride the Ciclobrava Sportive with the GFWT team. Your options are the 95km/1000m climbing or 140km/1750m climbing.
RIDING THE GIRONA COUNTRYSIDE — THE CYCLING MECCA OF GIRONA and Stunning COSTA BRAVA
After Sea Otter Europe, enjoy a few days of riding on the roads of the pros, exploring the natural splendour of the Costa Brava, with its charming villages, cobbled streets, gravel connecting roads, its Greek & Roman ruins and idyllic coves.
Gravel Riding in the Western Cape
Swartberg100, the Western Cape and Karoo, a new and amazing South African destination for the Gran Fondo World Tour® in 2020. Ride the challenging Swartberg100 with its 79km of gravel sections, ending with a climb of the Swartberg Pass, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ride and explore the coast of Cape Town and the unknown roads of the Western Cape, all with a riding guide and support vehicle allowing you to enjoy an authentic South African experience more epic than you imagined possible.
South Africa and its Western Cape also offers many non-riding experiences to enjoy should you have time to stay and experience them; Whale Watching, The Garden Route and it’s fantastic warm water beaches, a Horse Safari in one of its many small game parks.. the list of memory making experiences in the Western Cape is never ending.
Also, of course there is the option to extend your adventure to include a Big Game Safari outside of the Western Cape.
A trip to the Swartberg100 is an authentic South African experience more epic than you can imagine, limited only by the time you have available to spend discovering it.
Some of the most unexpected places in the world offer the most amazing experiences on two wheels, and Kazakhstan is one of those places. Known in cycling firstly for its Astana Pro Cycling Team, Kazakhstan has two events on the GFWT 2020 Calendar. Take in the beauty of its natural settings and be embraced by its warm people, Kazakhstan is truly the unexpected. Wide open valleys, rugged peaks and a culture rich in tradition awaits!
Dani Buyo, GFWT’s CEO, lived in Kazakhstan for three seasons, speaks the Russian, knows exactly how to experience the most of this amazing location. Dani has used his personal experience to craft a trip filled with the best Nur-Sultan has to offer on a bike and off it! Join us for the splendor of riding on old and new roads, perhaps some gravel, definitely some breathtaking scenery.. mosques and mountains. People say.. can you ride your bike in Kazakhstan??.. YES.. you can with us.
South Korea Adventures
South Korea is the lesser known hidden gem of East Asia, with its thousands of years of dynasties, temples, soaring mountains, rivers and beaches, surrounding its thriving and ultra modern capital Seoul. Hold the key to an enthralling and thrilling experience for those lucky enough to seize this opportunity to visit this amazing location. South Korea, where in one ride you can easily experience the energy and modernity of Seoul, the breathtaking foothills of its mountains, meet its warm and enthusiastic people, visit temples and monasteries by bicycle and be back to enjoy a tasty gourmet dinner. Due to its amazing Four Major Rivers project with its over 600km of bike paths, it’s possible to ride entirely off the road while exploring outside of Seoul, even across the entire country by bike! Perhaps the most unexpected and unique yet amazing bike trip you will ever take, experiencing culture, old and new, entirely by road bike! A true Once a lifetime cycling experience!