The Girona Festival of Cycling is an awesome 5 day event that is growing year by year. Offering you the chance to experience part of the festival, the trip gives you the chance to ride a nocturne around Girona and a grandfondo through stunning Catalonia. Throw in the social side of the festival and you have a recipe for an amazing 5 days in Spain.
DAY 1Day One (Wednesday 13 June 2018) - Arrival
Love Velo will be waiting to collect you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the city, or head out for a warm up ride to get the legs ready for the weekend ahead.
DAY 2Day Two (Thursday 14 June 2018) - Nocturne
Join the morning group ride at 10am if you arrive early enough, 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 3Day Three (Friday 15 June 2018) - Group 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 4Day Four (Saturday 16 June 2018) - 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 5Day Five (Sunday 17 June 2018) - Departure
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.
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.
The weather in Girona makes it one of the reasons why so many professional riders base themselves here. The cycling season can begin as early as March and April which offer cool Spring riding. The summer is warm but not usually sweltering like some other Mediterranean destinations and the Autumn cycling season can last sometimes until late November.
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.