Running and Hiking in the Province of Girona

We offer self guided, guided and coached running, trail running and hiking camps year round from Hotel Mas Pelegri. We also offer small group training camps on specific dates, please see below.

Every stay at Hotel Mas Pelegri includes route maps, GPS downloads and emergency back up. Please contact us with your requirements.

This area has fantastically picturesque trails perfect for running and hiking. Trails lead right from the hotel door and include trails up into the volcanic national park. There is also a lovely hike/trail run to the medieval town of Besalu or another to the town to the Banyoles lake. By the lake there is also an old style grit track and 400m tartan tracks in Girona or Olot.

There is year round hiking/trail running, with dry sunny winters, beautiful picturesque Spring and Autumns days and wonderful morning and evening Summer runs. In the Summer it gets light early and stays light until late in the evening. Maximum Summer morning temperatures of 20˚C and it does not get hot until midday or later and maximum afternoon temperatures of around 34˚C.

Trails further afield include one into the centre of a volcanoes crater which contains a church. There are also beautiful trails into the Pyrenees and along mountain stream valleys with rock pools and water falls and up into the high mountains. There is year round hiking.  In spring there are the spring flowers and orchids, in summer it is lovely and warm and you can enjoy refreshing dips in the lake and mountain rivers. In Autumn the leaves change colour making for beautiful colourful scenery. In winter it is still warm once the sun (1st of Jan has seen highs of 20˚C) comes up and most days are sunny, making for enjoyable hiking and trail running.

 

 

 Self Guided Camps

 Small Group Camps

 Luxury Camps

Self Guided Camps

Self guided B&B training camps include route maps, GPS downloads, emergency back up for 399 euros p/p/week* based on two people per room or for 288 euros p/p/week* based on four people in a large quad suite. We have many routes from the door, so please let us know the length and type of route you require. * In July and August there is a 10% increase in the nightly room rate unless you are staying for 1 week Saturday to Saturday.

Garmins, return airport transfers, massages and 3 course evening dinners can be booked as extras.

 

Small Group Camps

We have two coached running camps.

Coached Running Camp - 28th February - 6th March, 2016.

Option to take in Banyoles half marathon or 6km around lake on the morning of the 6th of March. 550 euros p/p. Includes B&B in twin rooms, Girona airport transfers, coach led daily runs and training sessions.

 

Coached Trail Running Camp - 2nd to 9th April, 2016.

Option to take in a mountain trail event (13, 21 or 42km) on the 3rd of April. 650 euros p/p. Includes B&B in twin rooms, Girona airport transfers, coach led daily runs and training sessions.

Three course evening dinners can be booked as extras. Single supplement 300 euros.

Luxury Camps

You can also book our luxury camps at any time and for any time length, subject to availability. On our luxury tours we make sure everyone gets to run or hike at their own level, so there is usually one coach or guide per 1 or 2 guests, depending on ability. Luxury camps can include a Dali & Gaudi tour, a wine tour, a historic tour, amazing scenery tour, a fall colour tour or a completely customised tour for you. Everything is customised to your requirements. Please see our prices page for more information.

On our luxury camps you will enjoy beautiful scenery, while running or hiking on quiet scenic trails. The weather is fantastically warm and sunny and you have the foothills and the high Pyrenees, the rolling land of the lake and the river Fluvia, the Garrotxa Volcanic National Park and the Mediterranean all close by.

This area of Catalonia has an immense variety of artistic, historic and natural wonders, from the Salvador Dali Museum and Castle, to the Greek and Roman cities at Empuries, to the National Parks of Garrotxa and Cap de Creus, to the beautiful historic towns and villages of Besalu, Rupit and Beget (Pyrenees). There is also the local wine growing region were you can enjoy wine tasting or a wine tour. We also offer day trips to Barcelona and other local cities. Distinctively, as our camps are kept small, we can customise your trip to best fit your interests. At certain times of year, there is the option to compete in a local event, please see our Events page.

In this area there are also many local festivals including the Girona flower festival, the Crespia honey festival, the Besalu Medieval festival, the Calcot festival, the Snail festival, the Cheese festival, the horse festival and the pumpkin festival. So during your stay we will try to include a visit to one of these festivals. If you are especially interested in seeing a particular festival we can tell you the time of year and arrange a customized camp for you.

Girona Cycling S.L., Serinyà, 17852 Spain. Tel: +34 697 415 018, or +1 (760) 456 5492, info@GironaCycling.com