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Giverola Resort

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Giverola Resort

Venue Details

Name:Giverola Resort
Location:Costa Brava, Spain
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Sports:Tennis, Cycling, Swimming, Running, Triathlon, Canoeing

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Summary

Introduction

The holiday complex under Swiss-Austrian management is located in a nature reserve on the most beautiful section of the Costa Brava. Nestled in the hilly landscape, the resort is directly linked to the idyllic sandy Giverola cove by a funicular.

Instead of endless pandemonium, we aim for active relaxation and clean entertainment. Enjoy the expansive complex, the alluring variety of culinary delights and the wide range of leisure and sporting activities.

Many of our guests are passionate about sports. Giverola Resort is the ideal holiday location for sporting enthusiasts: a variety of free sporting options are available in the hotel complex. Profit from the diverse sport and fitness offerings of our qualified activity team.

This training venue is used by triathletes from beginners to professional triathletes & Ironman competitors as well as many International Teams. Many top athletes use Giverola Resort as their training camp base. 

Starting in the spring of 2015, official Swiss Triathlon training camps will be held annually at the Giverola holiday resort.

"Giverola is a perfect destination for triathletes. In addition to training conditions, the surrounding landscape, hotel, food and relaxation opportunities are key factors in a training camp. Giverola is a winner in all these points. Swiss Triathlon is very pleased that our age-group athletes can benefit from this!" Oliver Imfeld, director of Swiss Triathlon

Spend your holidays in top form: our friendly activity team offers a variety of fitness options. In the weight room next to the indoor pool or the spinning bikes in the leisure zone, you can pursue your favourite training regime and work out to your heart's content.


Travel

By Air; Girona airport is only 40 minutes and Barcelona airport 1.5 hours from Giverola Resort by car.

We can arrange individual transfer for you from Girona or Barcelona airports directly to the resort. The price is available on request.

Car Hire: To redeem your Special Discount via our partners, Rhino Car Hire, click here ….

Barcelona Airport is connected with Tossa de Mar by the SARFA Bus company. Several connections daily.

By car; GPS coordinate: 41.73°N,  2.95°E  or see the map at the bottom of the page.


Accommodation

The generously sized studios and apartments are located in a quiet area away from the sport and leisure zone in two-storey residential units, partly with sea views. They can be booked for a small additional fee. Depending on the location of your apartment, a walk to the beach or the main building takes between three and 10 minutes.

Studio type A

120 units, 1-4 people (max. 3 adults or 2 adults/2 children)

Spacious studio with large balcony. Facing Giverola cove with morning sun. Two single beds, sitting area with two sofa-beds in the living area. Shower/WC. Kitchenette with microwave and kitchen utensils.

Apartment type B

80 units, 2-5 people (max. 4 adults/1 child)

Spacious two-room apartment with large balcony. Facing Pola cove with evening sun. Separate bedroom with two single beds and pull-out bed. Sitting area with two sofa-beds in the living area. Shower/WC. Kitchenette with microwave and kitchen utensils.

Apartment type C

11 units, 3-6 people (max. 5 adults/1 child)

Spacious three-room apartment with large balcony. Facing Pola cove. Two bedrooms each with two single beds. Sitting area with two sofa-beds in the living area. Shower/WC and additional bath/WC. Kitchenette with microwave and kitchen utensils. Type C apartments are a 10-minute walk from the main building. 

Baby cots can be reserved for free when you make a reservation.

Due to the topography, Giverola Resort is not fully accessible and is only partially suitable for people with disabilities.

Pets are not allowed.


Catering

Food Service: Exciting, delicious diversity

Follow your heart's delight! Our catering crew pampers you with delectable seasonal cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients. Choose from our varied selection of Mediterranean and international dishes: the half-board evening buffet has an excellent reputation. Experience culinary delights in the beach restaurant with sea view, enjoy a delicious snack or enjoy the atmosphere in one of the bars.


Places of Interest

Coastal Route to the Tossa de Mar: You can reach the town of Tossa de Mar five kilometres away with a good hour's walk along a lovely coastal route. The well-marked walking route follows the wild, hilly coastline through a pristine nature conservation area. Tossa De Mar: The small fishing village of Tossa de Mar is just 5 km from Giverola Resort. With its quaint houses and spectacular flowers, the medieval old town perched on a hill has a special charm all its own. At the same time, Tossa boasts a lively holiday atmosphere with numerous galleries, bars, restaurants and little shops selling souvenirs and local products. The beaches – especially in summer – are hopping. And on the water too, with numerous daily boats from Giverola and Pola along the rugged coastline to Tossa. A hotel shuttle bus also runs between Giverola Resort and Tossa de Mar. Our tip for boating enthusiasts: Take the glass-bottom boat Fondo Cristal directly from the Giverola cove beach to Tossa de Mar and visit the beautiful caves on the way back. The cities of Sant Feliu and Playa D’Aro can also be visited by boat directly from the Cala Giverola.

Barcelona: Catalonia stretches from the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees. Visit one of the world's great cities from your base at Giverola Resort. Excursion to Barcelona: You'll be picked up at Giverola Resort and driven along the coastline to Barcelona. A walk will give you some initial impressions of this fascinating city:

  • Cathedrals, Gothic Quarter
  • Palau de la Música (concert hall)
  • Picasso's first exhibition space
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Buildings by Gaudí (La Pedrera, La Casa Milá, La Casa Batlò)

Afterwards you will have free time to visit the lively La Rambla boulevard, the Mercat de la Boqueria market, the harbour or do some shopping around Plaça de Catalunya. After lunch, the group will tour the exterior of the Sagrada Familia and take a stroll around Park Güell. 

Tour of the Middle Ages: You'll be picked up at Giverola Resort and driven to Besalú. There you will visit the most famous structures in this medieval village:

  • Pont Vell (11th century bridge over the River Fluvia)
  • Sant Pere de Besalú church
  • Mikveh (Jewish ritual baths)

Later the tour moves on to Girona, where you will be guided through the old town with its well-preserved Jewish quarter. Thereafter, you will have two hours of free time to visit the cathedral, try some typical tapas or do a bit of shopping. The third stop on the day's tour is the medieval village of Pals. Located near the coast, the town is known for rice cultivation. After a short walk, the tour returns to Giverola via Sant Feliu.


Training Facilities

Triathlon

Under professional guidance and in different level groups, you'll test and improve your physical performance. The efficient and demanding running, swimming, cycling and changeover training sessions promise great variety for elite and recreational athletes alike. Giverola Resort has a first-class sports and regeneration infrastructure.

We augment the cycling base programme daily with fine-tuned changeover training, running training, ABC running school and swimming training.

We’ve got Roger Fischlin and Dominik Spycher on board as team coaches – two of the best gigathletes ever. Alongside the basic cycle race programme, we offer daily customised split training, running workouts and ABC running courses. There’s also a swimming trainer available every morning and evening. You’re bound to find a group that matches your level of ability. 

Highlights:

  • Heated freshwater pool (23°C)
  • Supervision by professional trainer
  • First-rate infrastructure
  • Guided sports programme with motivated guides

Swimming

New in 2014: 25 m swimming pool with new heating (min. 23 °C all season)

The beach and sporting activities are easily accessible by the funicular


Running

Spectacular views of the Mediterranean and the smell of rosemary in the air. Challenge your body in the demanding training region laced with hilly trails. With targeted training sessions (technique, speed), alternative training methods (strength training, stretching, aquafit, rope-skipping) and a balance between sports and relaxation, everyone from beginners to racers will get the most out of their bodies.

The Costa Brava has thrills in store for trail running enthusiasts. That's why we're starting a new focus on trail running: Thanks to valuable input from the successful specialist Stephan Wenk, we're now offering carefully planned week-long programmes for getting into shape


Cycling

Do you like to push yourself to the limit or take it easy? At Giverola Resort, we take cycling seriously. Several times a week we offers guided cycling tours into the spectacular landscape.

In spring and autumn, the experienced holiday firm Bikeholiday provides popular cycling weeks for every taste. Of course, you can also explore the diverse Costa Brava on your own.

Hire a mountain bike and take a tour of discovery.

  • Hire centre with state-of-the-art mountain bikes, racing bikes and electric bikes
  • Individual GPS tours
  • Staffed workshop
  • Lockable cycle room
  • Support vehicles on organised tours 

Tennis

The tennis centre offers an impressive infrastructure: 11 doubles courts (two clay courts with Conipur Tennis Force surface and nine with quartz sand) – six with floodlights. In 2014 there will be three new tennis courts (artificial grass with quartz sand infilling) and three courts will be renovated with new clay.

Tennis school - Interested in professional instruction? The tennis school offers lessons in German and other languages for all levels and ages.

Tennis holidays (Director: François Christinet) - Group tennis instruction, opening and closing tournaments and reserved tennis courts throughout the week. No upper age limit.


Canoeing

Gym

Guests have free use of the fitness options:

  • 118 m2 weight room (by indoor pool)
  • 32 m2 stretching room
  • Spinning bikes in the multi-purpose room (leisure zone)
  • (Step) aerobics
  • Bodyforming
  • Aquagym
  • Pilates
  • Yoga

Package Prices include

Unlimited bathing enjoyment:

  • Heated freshwater pool 23 °C (25 m)
  • water slide
  • Children's pool with spray games
  • Indoor saltwater pool with jacuzzi and quiet room
  • Swimming cove

Free options:

  • Beach volleyball (new pro-calibre court)
  • Water polo
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Floorball
  • Mini-golf, boccia
  • Table tennis, outdoor billiards
  • Archery and air-rifle shooting
  • Fitness room
  • Spinning
  • Nordic walking

Yoga, pilates, aerobics, aquagym, bodyforming


Package Prices Exclude

For a fee:

  • Skatepark
  • Tennis
  • Pedalo, canoeing, diving
  • Water skiing, wakeboarding, banana boat
  • Mountain, electric and children's bikes
  • Indoor billiards, tabletop football
  • Sports and relaxation massage

Training Camps

Sports Packages

Sports Packages with Bikeholiday

The active holiday offerings from Bikeholiday are as diverse as its guests: experienced competitors, recreational athletes, interested newcomers who want to try a new sport, and guests who prefer to spend their active holidays at a more relaxed pace – they're all a part of the mix! We welcome singles, couples and families. The shared sporting experiences in the spectacular surroundings are unforgettable!

Several Bikeholiday guides have completed the Swiss Cycling MTB Guide qualification, which is aimed at people with years of mountain biking experience and outstanding bike-handling skills. They have been instructed in how to guide guests skilfully and safely, and enable them to have great outdoor experiences.


Triathlon Training Camp

Official Swiss Triathlon Training camps

Starting in the spring of 2015, official Swiss Triathlon training camps will be held annually at the Giverola holiday resort.

The two official Swiss Triathlon Camps are organised by MY Sport, the official coaching partner of Swiss Triathlon for popular sports (official age-group coaching). The camps offer structured training sessions that prepare you foran optimum season and give you training ideas for the future.


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Reviewed by Paul
On 06-May-2016 10:1:11

Comments:  The weather was good, the biking was super - the accommodation and food good
Reviewed by martin
On 06-May-2016 10:1:45

Comments:  Very good place for a sportsman to prepare for an upcoming season. Different facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, beach volleyball pitch, tennis courts and best landscape for triathlonists. Food was excellent, especially dinner. Wifi was not working properly in the rooms, the strongest signal was on the beach :) Service was ok, reception was very friendly.
Reviewed by gert
On 06-May-2016 10:1:11

Comments:  Great hotel! Ideal for families and sportsmen. The resort is situated in a beautiful bay surrounded by nature far away from the crowds. The view is spectacular; only forested mountains and the sea. Yet with the shuttle service from the hotel you are only 10 minutes from the center of Tossa de Mar. Many sports facilities and beautiful lawn with swimming pool and beach. The food is very tasty and varied with a wide choice of Spanish specialties, vegetables, fruit and desserts. Very friendly and helpful staff, front desk, chefs and waiters. Highly recommended!
Reviewed by James
On 06-May-2016 10:1:05

Comments:  The perfect location for sportsmen and young families. We stayed there with our 3 months old baby over Easter and had a great time. The staff was amazingly helpful, the scenery is stunning and the food delicious. Only the weather was a bit too chilly. The apartments are simple, but clean and tidy. We'll definitely come back!
Reviewed by Sam
On 06-May-2016 10:1:32

Comments:  We've been there for cycling holidays. Seven days exploring the landscape of the wonderful Costa Brava. Great accommodation south side and lovely foods as well. Healthy, teasty and varied at the same time. Friendly staff serves lots of stuff... ;-) cheers.