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The Girona Cycle Centre

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BIKE BREAKS, the Girona Cycle Centre is operated and owned by the husband and wife team of Dave and Saskia who live in Girona with their daughter Holly. They both fell in love with the area and have lived here for many years, providing mountain bike holidays, road bike holidays, touring bike trips and guiding services in Spain. Both are avid riders and qualified guides and regularly compete in both local cross country races and European cup downhill marathon competitions.

Their aim; to create a 'one stop shop' of services and information for visiting cyclists and local riders alike, anyone who wants to ride in the Girona area. From bike hire or equipment hire to all-in cycle holiday packages and everything in between… we can help.

Our shop has been created in a stunning building by the famous architect Rafael Masó in the centre of the medieval city in Girona.

From this location we offer a full range of services for all cyclists whatever type of cycling you are looking for, we offer bike breaks, bike rental and bike holidays for everyone.

We have a fully equipped bike workshop, a comprehensive range of maps and route guides, backed up by our extensive local knowledge. We have a fleet of hire bikes and in our shop we stock a variety of vital products for cyclists including spare inner tubes, energy drinks, bars and gels, clothing and more, helping to make your bike holiday smooth and easy.

We will try to answer ANY cycling-related question you have!!!

cycle holidays in girona The Girona Cycle Centre has a facebook page where we post pictures of recent cycle groups and rides, so to see the type of rides we do click on the logo and have a look....

cycle holidays in gironaWe are also on Tripadvisor and have been awarded a certificate of excellence for our day trips, so to read client reviews of our products visit Tripadvior, click on the logo ....

Who we are

About BIKE BREAKS - SaskiaGeneral Manager SASKIA WELCH-VAN VUUREN, is a graduate of MTRO in Den Haag and holds a MBO in Tourism and marketing specialising in Hotel management, marketing, PR, travel agency and aviation.  Saskia has over 16 years of experience in the tourism industry. She speaks 7 languages and is also an accomplished amateur cyclist racing for a local team at county level, and has been county champion several years running.

About BIKE BREAKS - DaveGeneral Manager DAVID WELCH, is a graduate of Kingston University London and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and is a qualified technical mountain bike leader. David has 10 years experience of working in the cycle travel industry, he has extensive guiding experience having lead groups on a vast range of tours, with clients of all levels and ages.

He has been racing for 20 years and currently races European cup downhill marathon in which he placed 17th in 2008, and 3rd in 2010 racing for the Bike Breaks team.

cycle holidays in gironaCanadian professional rider DOMINIQUE ROLLIN who currently rides for the French FDJ BigMat road team has chosen to make Girona his permanent base for several years. Dominique, a partner, works with us at Bike Breaks on the development of new routes and ensures that our products are an accurate reflection of the life of a world tour rider living in Girona.

neil martin bike breaks guideNEIL MARTIN is a former Professional rider and Olympian, competing in the 1984 Moscow games. Neil has been riding and competing for over 30 years and has a vast wealth of experience as a rider and racer. He has been living in Girona for many years and guides for us here leading groups of road riders from the city. He has also helped us to develop our new range of Girona cyclng trips and training holidays in Girona.

dan martin cycling in gironaDan Martin is professional cyclist living and training in Girona. He has raced for Garmin Sharp since 2008. His career wins include a stage in the grand tour the Vuelta and the Tour of Poland, he has consistently finished in the top 50 of the world UCI rankings. Dan, a partner, works with us in development of a range of his own tours and training camps here in Girona.
bike breaks guide marc whitelawMarc Whitelaw is a guide and mechanic. Marc is a local cyclist who has lived and raced in Girona for his whole life. He has raced in local and national level cross country and currently races for the Bike breaks team at European cup level.
BIKE BREAKS GironaCycle Centre pridethemselves on being involved with cycling and cyclists of all kinds;
  • The Girona Cycle Centre works with local organisations who campaign for better infrastructure for cyclists
  • The Girona Cycle Centre writes its own range of dedicated cycle route guides for mountain bike, road bike and touring bike.
  • The Girona Cycle Centre works with local hotels and attractions helping to accommodate the cyclists.
  • The Girona Cycle Centre provides high quality mountain bike holidays, road bike holidays and touring bike holidays for clients from all over the world and for riders of all levels.
  • The Girona Cycle Centre supports  local teams.
  • The Girona Cycle Centre operates the ´back of the shed´ scheme aiming to encourage more riders to get out on their bikes.
  • The GironaCycle Centre works with the local organisation ‘Consorci de les Vies Verdes’ to help promote the ´Carrilet´ Greenways cycle path.