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Trip Highlights
  • The Girona Granfondo
  • The timed hill climb
  • The dusk Nocturne through medieval Girona
  • Paella parties, music and awesome social events
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Girona Festival of Cycling (Week)

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What we love About Girona Festival of Cycling (Week)

We love...Timed Hill Climbs, Nocturne & Kids Races
The festival begins with a timed hill climb up to the Els Angels monastery and the week also features gravel races, a Nocturne through the medieval city and even kids races.
We love...The Girona Granfondo
The Girona granfondo, ridden by many of the pros who live and train in the area takes in spectacular Catalonian countryside. Choose from 125km or 140km routes and the famous Rocacorba climb.
We love...Festival Parties and Group Rides
The Girona Festival of Cycling is a hugely social event. Group rides go out every day and you're free to join them. In the evenings, enjoy paella parties, concerts and hang out in a cool festival atmosphere.

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Day by Day

Day 1Arrival

Welcome to one of the coolest festivals of cycling in Europe. Arrive into Girona and Love Velo will transfer you to your hotel. You can jump on a group ride today if you arrive early enough.

Day 2Timed Hill Climb

Today is the Hill Climb time trial. You will make your way to registration for 9.30am. The hill climb is a time trial up Els A€ngels to the monastery. Starting at 11am with staggered rider starts, it’s a 10.4km, 404m ascent against the clock. Think Sa Colobra in Majorca with just a little less elevation. After testing yourself on the climb, join the pasta party at 2pm back in town to swap stories and check out the leaderboards.

Day 3Group Ride

Today is yours or you can join the morning group ride at 10am. Setting off just half a kilometer from the hotel, it’s the perfect chance to ride with like minded people and discover the stunning Girona countryside. Alternatively, spend a day off the bike and explore Girona and immerse yourself in the local cafe culture. You will also be able to register for the Nocturne and Granfondo today. This evening, you are invited to the traditional Catalan meal from 8pm, to sample copious amounts of breads, meats, cheeses and of course paella!

Day 4The Nocturne

Join the morning group ride at 10am, spin your legs and get ready for this evening’s Nocturne. Tonight, cycle hard and fast around the medieval city of Girona. The race, held at dusk, is 10 laps of 2.5km each. There are not many opportunities to ride a nocturne event and this nocturne allows you to harness your inner Belgian with a timed uphill section on cobbles! When you’re finished, join the post race party and trade stories of what it is like to compete in a timed, organised after dark race.

Day 5Group Ride

Today you can again join the daily group ride and then join the pre race party if you fancy a night out, or catch some zzzz before tomorrow’s granfondo.

Day 6Girona Granfondo

Today is the main event, the Girona Gran Fondo. 125km with a gain of 1700m, this is not for the feint hearted. The route is breathtaking guiding cyclists on a ride through the Garrotxa Volcanic region with plenty of feed stations and support along the route.

Day 7Departure

After what we are sure you will think is one of the best cycling festivals in Europe, Love Velo will transfer you back to the airport.

Key Stats

10.4km long with 404m ascent
Timed Hill Climb
10laps of 2.5km
Dusk Nocturne
125km with 1700m ascent
Shorter Granfondo

How's the Weather? in Girona

The SpringMarch to May
The cycling season begins as early as March and April which offers cool Spring riding. The weather gets progressively warmer into May and June.
The SummerJune to August
Catalonia is hot in the summer and can be quite humid. This is tempered by the breeze on the coast so you can enjoy some excellent coastal cycling in the summer.
The AutumnSeptember to October
Autumn is a great time to cycle in Catalonia. The summer heat has passed and the weather becomes cooler, especially towards the Pyrenees to the north. Mid to late October can become quite wet.
The WinterDecember to February
The winter tends to be wet and temperatures can become quite cold, especially in the heart of winter.

Area InformationFor Girona

The stunning medieval city of Girona is the jewel in northern Catalonia’s crown. From its gothic architecture to the shimmering River Onyar, this is a city that offers superb dining, cultural exploration and perfect base to ride through Catalonia or enjoy the Girona Festival of Cycling.

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