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.
Whether you stay on level terrain or head up 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.
This week-long, annual event pulls in spokes from across the world, so you’ll be in prime position for cycling with kindred spirits. The 125km Gran Fondo marks the festival’s end, and you’ll get to ride to the Volcanic Natural Park in Olot. Head for Girona in mid-June to enjoy the festivities (2018 dates TBC).
Route: Girona – Banyoles - Girona
Climb Level: 3/5
Max Altitude: 205m
The Route: This pleasant ride visits the lakeside town of Banyoles, famous for being the location of the 1992 Olympic rowing events. This is an easy-going choice with only short climbs.
Route: Girona – Calonge - Girona
Climb Level: 4/5
Max Altitude: 325m
The Route: Riders will cross Las Gavarres Mountain twice, and circumnavigate the entire range. The ride turns back towards the northern Costa Brava, passing the challenging Romanya de la Selva
Route: Girona – Rocacorba - Girona
Climb Level: 5/5
Max Altitude: 1400m
The Route: This circular route heads out from Girona and climbs one of the highest and perhaps most challenging mountains in the region.