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Cycling in Girona City

Professional or hobbyist, you’ll feel right at home on Girona and the Costa Brava’s cycle routes. You can train for tough gradients on the challenging mountain terrain or simply pedal at your leisure and take in the sights. From the Costa Brava’s seafront towns, you can accomplish coastal cycling, too. Head up high for the best views or stay close to the towns and soak up the culture.
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Girona Cycling Festival

This week-long, annual event pulls in spokes from across the globe. The 125km Gran Fondo marks the festival’s end, and you’ll get to ride the Volcanic Natural Park in Olot. Go on – head to Girona and join in the festivities!

Home of the pros

Girona’s coastal roads and rugged mountain routes have made it a top choice for professionals, including Dan Craven. Many have flocked to the vibrant city to live and train, so you can enjoy a taste of the culture, combined with the best areas for two wheels.

Riding range

Whether you stay on level terrain or head up to into the mountains, Girona is the ideal base for varied cycling. Choose a challenge in the saddle and climb the steeper tracks, where you’ll be rewarded with staggering views across the Costa Brava – especially across resorts like Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar and L’Estartit.

Girona cycling hotels

  • Girona - Banyoles - Girona
  • Girona - Calonge - Girona
  • Girona - Rocacorba - Girona

Girona - Banyoles - Girona


Suitable for: Leisurely pedallers

Difficulty: 3/5

Climb Level: 3/5

Max Altitude: 171m

Distance: 40.8km

The Route: This pleasant ride takes you north to the lakeside town of Banyoles, famous for being the location of the 1992 Olympic rowing events. It’s a relatively easy-going ride with only a few short climbs along the route. You’ll also pass iconic sights such as the Girona Cathedral on the way.

Girona - Calonge - Girona


Suitable for: Seasoned cyclists

Difficulty: 5/5

Climb Level: 3/5

Max Altitude: 148m

Distance: 93.1km

The Route: Riders will head south towards the coast and cross Las Gavarres Mountains twice, before navigating across the entire range. The route then snakes back towards the northern Costa Brava, passing the challenging Romany de la Selva.

Girona - Rocacorba - Girona


Suitable for: Daredevils

Difficulty: 5/5

Climb Level: 4/5

Max Altitude: 961m

Distance: 39.5km

The Route: This circular route heads north out of Girona and onto one of the highest and perhaps most challenging mountains in the region, Puigsou. On a clear day, you can even see across the valley to the neighbouring Pyrenees – a well-deserved reward after a tough ride!

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