GUILFORD, Conn. (BRAIN) — Thomson Bike Tours ia offering its first-even gravel road bike trip, a seven-day ride along the Mediterranean coast from Barcelona to Girona, Spain. The tour is Sept. 30-Oct. 6.
It follows a route that includes a variety of gravel, trail, and pavement.
“Taking Thomson off-road and riding gravel is exciting. After all these years of riding the same roads, discovering the unpaved route is interesting and adventurous. We’re able to rediscover and explore familiar areas with a new perspective,” said Chris Tarlton, Thomson’s global marketing director.
Besides the novelty, the gravel route offers scenery and solace without the traffic that one would typically see while traveling between these two major European cities, the company noted. The ride will have a daily cycling average of 39 miles and 4,000 feet of elevation change. The complete ride will cover more than 230 miles and 24,500 feet of elevation change.
The Barcelona to Girona by Gravel trip costs $3,295. More information: thomsonbiketours.com/tbt-camps/barcelona-to-girona-gravel.