base, home, bliss
Above & Beyond camps are held at La Bruguera de Púbol near Girona, Catalonia which is known as the capital of pro cycling for its population of several hundred riders and the exceptional roads on offer, from the Costa Brava to the foothills of the Pyrenees. With a superb climate, outstanding food and wonderful culture it's hard to imagine a better location for Above & Beyond to base its camps
La Bruguera de Pubol is a luxury, 3 hectare, eco-estate in the Gavarres Hills outside Girona. It boasts a heated swimming pool, yoga studio, massage/treatment room, home-grown produce, and a location which offers prime cycling on traffic-free roads, from straight out of the gate. Your stay here will be as close to carbon neutral as possible, with the exception of the bikes that roll out each day. We generate electricity from solar panels, heat from a biomass boiler and air-source heat pumps, store solar energy for night use in lithium batteries, get our water from on-site wells and our vehicle is plug-in so we drive on solar energy.
Once you've settled into the mothership at La Bruguera, we might have to twist your arm to get you to leave for each day's ride!
Above & Beyond camps are not only held in an amazing location, but the food on offer is quite simply exceptional. And it's all meat free. Whilst some guests have hesitated on hearing of the vegetarian nature of our catering, we've never heard a complaint once the plates have been cleared. We won't change this policy and believe that you'll not only fail to suffer, you'll positively thrive from our perfectly balanced menu. Much of the food is grown on site and the rest is sourced from local suppliers, or friends as we like to call them. You'll struggle to find fresher and more tasty fuel; we know this as we put living to eat ahead of eating to live.
LOVE FOR LA BRUGUERA
"This was the most fantastic place to come for our cycling and yoga holiday. We relaxed and enjoyed the beautiful woodland surroundings. A spacious large house with a fab swimming pool and acres of grounds to just wander about and get lost in nature and tranquillity, not to mention the most perfect hosts who were approachable, accommodating and attentive without being in the least bit intrusive. I would definitely recommend this place to those who want a group or family active holiday. Thanks for wonderful holiday experience La Bruguera de Púbol!”
"We were a hot group of 65 cyclists taking part in the Girona Cycling Festival when we arrived at La Bruguera. As soon as we pedalled through the gates calm descended. We ate fabulous cake, drank delicious coffee and some of us plunged into the wonderful pool. Mike and Michelle coped with the invasion with style and grace and made our huge party very welcome. We left cool, calm, and de-stressed; ready to plunge back into the excitement of the cycling festival."